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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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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

#TanLinesOfATourGuide

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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