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Monday, January 11th, 2016

            In today’s society we often over look bullying and reduce it to just “kid’s being kid’s” but when you are the victim of relentless bullying for several years you begin to look at it as a social justice issue. Although on the surface it seems too trivial to label it social justice we have to remember that social justice is simply equality for all. In a world where we belittle the act of bullying is not creating equality for all.  We are in effect telling these victims that their feelings are not valid.

We Live for Peace
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Hello PAX Readers!

I hope you all have had relaxing and fun-filled winter breaks thus far. As break progresses further and further along I’ve often times caught myself reflecting on this past semester, as I’m sure many of you all have too. One thing in particular that I’ve come to realize upon my reflection of not only this recent semester but also in creating this edition of PAX, is the importance of education in our world.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Stereotype or Reality: A Look Into the Public Schools of Mobile, Alabama

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

 

Abstract

 

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

A vast amount of students are in constant search for ways to insure the major they have selected to pursue is the correct career path for them. This is especially so for most psychology majors. Psychology majors are continuously on the hunt for ways to interact with the people around them to, hopefully, assist them in choosing the correct field of psychology for them. The more time they are able to spend with others, analyzing, teaching, even learning from them is allowing psychology students to gain both the field experience and involvement they desire.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The way I personally defined compassion during my day of compassion was like wearing a pair of glasses that could see beyond what meets the natural eye and see into the second layer of people and actions throughout the day. It was being about to go the extra step to show humility and humbleness towards someone who I may not even acknowledge day to day. The main people that I extended compassion to the most were my two suitemates because I have a class with them, eat with them, and live with them.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

For my service-learning opportunity I volunteered at Via, a local senior citizen program that enables seniors an opportunity to have fun, socialize, exercise, and be mobile. Via was a great place to volunteer at because the people there were very friendly, genuine, and fun. I liked serving at Via more than some of the other service sites I have volunteered at in the past because the atmosphere was very welcoming.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Through my community service, I have experienced many challenges as well as benefits. When I began my journey at Spring Hill College, one of the conditions of my generous scholarship was to participate in a community service for at least three hours a week every week. The Foley Center has hundreds of service-sites to choose from, but I narrowed down the decision-making by avoiding services that I simply had no interest in rather than choosing a simple one. My first year at Spring Hill, my service was teaching English as a Second Language to adults who were refugees or immigrants.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Service Learning Project

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Everyday I am taught to be practical, skeptical

Scientific processes teaching me to me methodical

No pleasure reading everything’s got to be analytical

No room for you here if what you’re saying isn't logical

People pulling the tight rope of my beliefs because what im feeling is paradoxical

because you say its an obstacle, not probable, impossible

but they say its simply biological, anatomical, not optional

Rachel McNeil's Immersion Trip
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Human Nature

 

Faith in itself has been lost

Greed and envy have come to replace

The world has been covered in a great arctic frost

that proceeds to eradicate; erase

 

Erase the truth of it all-

The indefinite reason why we all exist

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

    The gender reveal of a pregnancy is often an exciting time for parents who wish to discover the sex of their child before the baby is born. This revelation is often followed by purchases of colored coordinated items that a baby may need when they arrive. Over the past several decades, this entails blue items for baby boys and pink items for baby girls. This is the first of a long line of instances in which many parents reinforce socially constructed gender norms.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

         An important social justice issue that continues to be ignored by members of society is the need for the recognition and appreciation of deaf people and the deaf culture. Many people in society feel that deaf people are members of society with a medical problem or a disability, but that should not let the members of society be judgmental towards deaf people. I can personally relate to this particular issue because I am a deaf individual. There is a clear distinction between being deaf and hearing impaired.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Dancing has always been my passion. I cannot put into words the feeling dancing gives me. I have poured my life into dancing and choreographing. Unfortunately, my passion and love for what I love brought out a part of me that I never knew existed. Throughout middle school, I suffered from an eating disorder. Looking back on it, I did it because I wanted to be the best. Constantly in the dance world you are told “you don’t have enough technique”, “you aren’t tall enough”,  “you don’t have the look we are trying to portray for this piece”.

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