SAMbassadors Blogs

  • JusticeBlog

    Race to Adulthood

    May 7, 2018 | Justice Crisp

    Ever since I graduated high school I knew exactly how my life was going to end up. I was going to play college ball, graduate in four years then move to Austin and start my career right away. Then.......

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  • RayBlog

    One Year Ago

    April 1, 2018 | Ray Yates

    Never be afraid of change! Life is full of change. It is inevitable. One day, it is very possible to wake up and find your life unrecognizable.......

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  • ThaniaBlog

    Is 24 Too Old?

    March 1, 2018 | Thania Cadena

    I am a twenty four year old and a junior at Sam Houston State University. Is this the plan I had for myself? No......

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  • PatriciaBlog

    What's Chee Alpha?

    February 15, 2018 | Patricia Lawler

    It’s pronounced “k-eye alpha” and it stands for Christ Ambassadors found in 2 Corinthians 5:20. Chi Alpha (XA for short) is......

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  • MaliBuddy

    How Buddy Saved Mali

    February 1, 2018 | Mali Rankin

    I love every breed of dog but to be completely honest, rescued is my favorite. In every member of the Rankin family’s heart there’s a special spot......

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  • Jaila

    To the Moon and Stars

    October 25, 2017 | Jaila Moore

    Hey guys! I’m Jai. One thing that ALL of my friends know about me is that I LOVE BEYONCE!......

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  • Brigid

    Don't Conform to Make Others Comfortable

    October 26, 2017 | Brigid Gould

    Before beginning my college career, I was used to blending in with everyone else. I wore my hair straight, I wore all the trendy clothes......

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  • Ericka

    How to Make French Press Coffee

    August 9, 2017 | Ericka Mayorga

    If you’ve known me for at least a few hours, you know that I REALLY like coffee. I don’t go a morning without it, and sometimes it’s kind of like a comfort blanket for me. I know, I know......

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  • Brigid

    She believed she could, so she did!

    August 8, 2017 | Brigid Gould

    When I stepped foot on Sam Houston's campus three years ago I had big dreams and goals, but I did not know how I was going to accomplish them. As a first generation student, I didn't know much but I knew that there were plenty of resources......

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  • Izzy

    GO Greek

    August 7, 2017 | Isabel Phillips

    Now that I am in my final year of college, I go back to the time that I was a freshman and I wasn’t sure if going Greek was for me. I am so glad that I decided to go through recruitment because......

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  • Nereyda Vera

    First Generation

    April 10, 2017 | Nereyda Vera

    First generation student. When we think about a student that falls under this category, we automatically picture all the good that student will be doing and the bright future they will achieve within their family. What you do not think about are all the difficulties and hardships that student faces throughout.....

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  • Sam Puente

    The Life of an International Student

    March 20, 2017 | Izzy Phillips

    When people think about going away for college, they think they’ll be a few hours away from home. For me that was not necessarily the case. I had to take into consideration that the college I attended was going to be on the opposite side of the world from my parents. I am a 20-year-old proud Venezuelan who has lived in six different countries.....

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  • Sam Puente

    Thank You Alfredo and Mel

    December 10, 2016 | Sam Puente

    Before I started college at Sam Houston State University, I never thought about joining a fraternity. I didn’t even know what a fraternity was. I’m from Houston, TX and at my high school, all I did was play basketball and hang out with my friends. Never once did I think about coming to college and joining a fraternity.....

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  • Chandler Berryhill

    4 Years… With Sprinkles On Top!

    November 10, 2016 | Chandler Berryhill

    In high school, like most teenagers who think they have it all figured out, I just knew how my life was going to end up. I was going to college, I was going to cheer, and in four years, I was going to be a successful college graduate who was beginning her career. Much to my surprise I did not have it all figured out.....

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  • Erika Brown

    Stress, Anxiety, and Emotions…OH MY!

    October 10, 2016 | Erika Brown

    I have always been one to let my stress get the best of me. In college, they never told me that my anxiety would hit an ultimate high. From tests, to events, piles of homework, a part time job, keeping happy friends and family, maintaining a work out schedule, that basket of laundry you never got around to, making sure you remember to eat, and.....

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  • Destiny Caldwell

    Butterflies to Bearkats

    October 1, 2016|Destiny Caldwell

    It’s kind of cool how the life cycle of a butterfly is so similar to a transition from high school to college. High school can be referred to as the “egg” stage. When high school students begin to explore their college options, they are known as a prospective, or the “caterpillar” stage. As they begin to attend orientation and Bearkat Camp.....

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  • Haley Fender

    5 Big Ways to Save While Attending SHSU

    September 17, 2016 | Haley Fender

    Take advantage of the departments on campus that are included in your tuition. There are some departments on campus that offer services that are included in your tuition. Since you’re already paying for those, USE THEM! The Academic Success Center offers help for some reading, writing, and math classes. The tutors are really nice and.....

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  • Patricia Lawler

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    September 10, 2016|Patricia Lawler

    I’m serious. Who do YOU think you are? Before coming to college you should ask yourself this question: Who am I? I’m telling you this because college will pull you this way and that way, side to side, front, backwards, and up then back down. Your high school teacher probably told you that college would “chew you up and spit you out”.....

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  • Josh McGinty

    Life Lessons From China

    September 6, 2016| Josh McGinty

    This summer, I had the opportunity to study abroad with the College of Business Administration for 30 days in Beijing. Prior to this trip, I had never left Huntsville for more than two weeks, let alone the country. I was nervous but full of excitement leading up to the trip. We were able to take classes (thankfully in English).....

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  • Amanda Martinez

    I Changed My Major and That's Okay

    August 13, 2016|Amanda Martinez

    In a nutshell, my college experiences have been anything but traditional. After spending my first semester in a major that was not meant to be, I had an identity crisis. I had spent my whole life doing this one thing, how was I supposed to be good at anything else? I was at a loss. Was I supposed to change my major?....

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  • Kyle Folse

    Traveling Bearkats

    August 12, 2016|Kyle Folse

    When I started as a student here, I never thought my Bearkat experience would take me all the way across the world. The moment you step on this campus you’re immediately presented with countless opportunities. I started in the Fall of 2013, and I had no idea what to even expect for what was ahead of me. Looking back...

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  • Trevor Greer

    The Life of a Wannabe Pro

    August 4, 2016|Trevor Greer

    On July 21st I decided to try and go professional in the sport I love: soccer. Soccer is a lifestyle to me. I grew up watching Manchester United play, back when Van Pierce, Ronaldo, Edwin Van de Sar and Carrick all played for the Red Devils. Growing up I always thought it would be really cool one day to become a professional soccer player. I never...

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  • Emily Snider


    July 29, 2016|Emily Snider

    There is an ancient proverb that says, “A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.” I feel that this is a quote that every college students needs to hear. If I had heard this quote before coming to college, it would have saved me so much time and pain that was associated with attempting to maintain an image and goals that I set for myself so long ago...

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