The importance of gratitude: in practice

Last issue I talked about the importance of gratitude and now, in my final column, 600 words from the future, I can express my own immense gratitude publicly. First, to my mom and dad, without whom I would not be here. They have funded my education, but more…

The importance of gratitude: in theory

Recently, I picked up a couple of little thank you cards from our local CVS. One for my mom, one for my dad. I’m going back later for the rest because, well, there are quite a few people I have to thank for getting me through these past…

Digging up some history

On the last day of spring break, my mom finally cashed in on her birthday present — a fossil hunting canoe trip on the Peace River. It was my first time fossil hunting and looking for shark teeth, and I hadn’t seen my mom in a while, so…

Broadening the travel horizon

My last column got me thinking about traveling. And, for the first time, I’m traveling outside of the…

Going global without leaving the bubble

Recently, I submitted several forms to the registrar. This is not my first time in the registrar’s office,…

Marriage and life after Eckerd

It’s been quite awhile since my last First Times column, so I’m going to have to play catch…

Paradise all around us

I’ve seen a lot of pictures on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like recently. They are mostly comprised…

First Times: “No one forgets their first time”

I’ve been thinking about politics lately, as I’m sure many Eckerd students have–especially political science majors and members of the…

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