When Dr. McCarthy informed us that for our English class, we would do a service trip, I was one of the few that was relatively calm about it.
Summertime. Friday afternoon. It was unbelievably hot inside my house, and with one glance I could tell that it was sweltering outside. Letting out a Iittle sigh, I willed my body to move up from the couch I threw myself on and went to the kitchen where I quickly opened the fridge up.
Brief Interview of what week one of the internship looked like in Honoka'a, Hawai'i - Food Forest and Waipio Valley.
Arriving in Hawai'i was unlike arriving any place I have ever been before. The Kona International Airport has maybe two runways, and the actual airport is a collection of huts. There were no terminals, no gates and one small baggage claim area. When the plane landed, we were unloaded right down on the tarmac.
It's the time of year we’ve all either been dreading or looking forward to: Finals. And I don’t know about all of you, but just the word test or exam can occasionally freak me out. So I'm giving a bit of advice that has worked for me in the past.
I am a transfer student from Manor College, a private two-year Catholic college in Jenkintown, Pa. It was a fantastic school with fantastic staff. Right before I completed my time at Manor, I decided it would be good to transfer and get my bachelor's degree.
At the start of the semester, I was privileged to join the men’s basketball team as a player. Previously I had been the team's manager, but after many injuries and roster changes, Coach Jesse Balcer offered me a spot to help out with practice.
For the first time, I was actually awake and able to make it to the Chinese New Year in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, following a few prior unsuccessful attempts in years past to keep my eyelids open for the celebration. It is, by far, one of the most unique experiences I have ever had.
For the past few days, I’ve been asked the infamous question of “How was your first week at Chestnut Hill?” I can honestly say, it was one of the best weeks I've had in a long time.