The Speaker’s Voice

Reset, Restart, Reconnect

Reset, Restart, Reconnect

By: Kinja Dixon On December 14th, 2020, my 42nd birthday, so many thoughts filled with gratitude ran through my mind. As I sat in solitude on the beach in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico looking at the endless waves in the Pacific Ocean, I reflected in a way that I never have...

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Top 10 Ways to Be a Rockstar This Semester

Top 10 Ways to Be a Rockstar This Semester

By: Linnita Hosten With the new year comes a new semester. That means new classes, new professors, and of course, a new workload. To be successful, you’ll need to develop new habits in the months ahead. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Top 10 Ways to Be a...

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What If This Is The New Normal

What If This Is The New Normal

By: Dan Faill After over six months of some sort of quarantine, lockdown, safer-at-home orders and general state of being in a pandemic, you would think I’d be used to it by now… but I’m still not sleeping well, I’m busy but don’t feel like I’ve been productive, and...

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Creating Engaging Virtual Meetings

Creating Engaging Virtual Meetings

By: Austin Arias It is safe to say, we are starting the semester in a reality we were not expecting. Our new virtual reality has tested us to rethink the way we do everything – our classes, our organizations, our access to services and offices on our campus and...

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Change Sucks, But Here We Are…

Change Sucks, But Here We Are…

By: Dan Faill Often times when people think of change it’s this monumental shifts or moments that will forever impact the way we think, act or live. I think it’s safe to say that COVID-19 has made us change a lot of how we view life, how we work, and how we interact...

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The Remote Leader Mindset

The Remote Leader Mindset

By: Chris Butsch As a leader, trying to keep your members engaged while remote is hard. Here are just some of the reasons why: Engagement automatically drops when everyone’s not in the same room Zoom isn’t perfect Everyone’s distracted There’s little validation in it...

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526 Words

526 Words

This essay is 526 words long. It is 526 words because that is how many seconds are in eight minutes and forty-six seconds. Eight minutes and forty-six seconds is the time it took former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin to murder Mr. George Floyd. As if...

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What You CAN DO

What You CAN DO

As a black woman AND an empath, I’ve found myself speechless and heavy-hearted lately. The tragic killings of George Flyod, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more- has compounded a complexity of feelings toward year 2020. If you’re like me, maybe you too are...

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Free, at Last?

Free, at Last?

One of my favorite lines from the classic film Apollo 13 is “Houston, we have a problem.” Well, the sad truth facing society today is like that iconic line: “America, we have a problem.” Unlike, Apollo 13, life is unscripted…but the transgressions of our past are...

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