Author: Shay

Day in the Life of Shay Harris

Day in the Life of Shay Harris

Shay Harris—Last October I removed myself from social media. Five months later, I reinstalled Instagram so that I could stay connected with people I met during a trip to Connecticut--I could have shared my phone number, but that's super private to me. Since I'm not on platforms which "Day in the Life" typically operates on, … Continue reading Day in the Life of Shay Harris

Spring Break 2k18

Spring Break 2k18

Shay Harris—Some people spent their Spring Break in Florida, Ireland, and New York City. For the fourth year in a row, I spent mine in Brockport. Personally, I like the campus when it's a ghost town. There's a calmness that creates a wonderful atmosphere to reflect and work. While on break, there are a few … Continue reading Spring Break 2k18

The Transformative Power of Film: What Marvel’s Black Panther Means to Me

The Transformative Power of Film: What Marvel’s Black Panther Means to Me

Shay Harris—So I saw Marvel's Black Panther this past Sunday. I know, I should have seen it opening weekend, but responsibilities and what not. Anyway, Sunday was a beautiful day. I had finished a matinee performance of Lobby Hero (check out my last post to hear about that) around 4pm, grabbed dinner shortly after, then … Continue reading The Transformative Power of Film: What Marvel’s Black Panther Means to Me

Rounding Out My Senior Year With Theatre

Rounding Out My Senior Year With Theatre

Shay Harris—When I was younger, my mama would often tell me that I should be an actor. I had a flair for the dramatic and entertaining people, but learning lines and performing a story never seemed like something I would do. Then came Deathtrap, a play written by Ira Levin. It was the first of … Continue reading Rounding Out My Senior Year With Theatre

The Best Advice I’ve Received: Love Yourself.

The Best Advice I’ve Received: Love Yourself.

Shay Harris—Before going to college I had this beautiful fantasy of what it would all look like. I envisioned purple grass, gold skies, and late nights tearing up the streets in a vehicle that would make Marvel’s Ghost Rider jealous. Now, all of that’s a lie, but I did have expectations—many of which were subverted. … Continue reading The Best Advice I’ve Received: Love Yourself.

Day in the Life

Day in the Life

Shay Harris—Better late than never, right? Traditionally, Day in the Life consists of us bloggers sharing the ins and outs of our lives through social media. However, I'm no longer on such platforms, so I'm being different by writing this post. So here's a brief rundown on what my day consisted of: 9:00 am - … Continue reading Day in the Life

Spreading LOVE and PRIDE, One Program At a Time

Spreading LOVE and PRIDE, One Program At a Time

Shay Harris—October is National LGBT History Month and as a Resident Assistant (RA) at The College at Brockport, I decided to do something special to celebrate this. Before my junior year ended, I brainstormed a list of programs I wanted to initiate during my third and final year as an RA. Among my list I … Continue reading Spreading LOVE and PRIDE, One Program At a Time

Sports and Laughter: A Weekend at the College at Brockport

Sports and Laughter: A Weekend at the College at Brockport

  Shay Harris—Whenever life hits me harder than I’d like it to, my mamma likes to remind me of a wonderful superpower I have. Now, this superpower isn’t exclusive to me. It’s something we all have and it’s the ability to make choices. We can choose to be angry or sad, empathetic or apathetic, whether … Continue reading Sports and Laughter: A Weekend at the College at Brockport

Year Three: 5 Things Junior Year Has Taught Me

Year Three: 5 Things Junior Year Has Taught Me

  Shay Harris—As my third year comes to an end, I've been reflecting on the 2016-2017 school year. In doing so, here are a few lessons that I've learned a lot from: Do things that scare you. This school year I was able to present some research at Brockport's Diversity Conference. My presentation was on the lack … Continue reading Year Three: 5 Things Junior Year Has Taught Me

Enjoying My Own Company

Enjoying My Own Company

Shay Harris—This past Spring Break I returned home to New York City for a much needed reprieve. I hadn't been home since New Year's Day and REALLY missed home — my family, cat, and the oh so wonderful food. Now, I'm the type of person who's always trying to improve himself. Before leaving campus, I … Continue reading Enjoying My Own Company