I am a Leader

Cat Mattis—When I first came to Brockport, I considered myself a follower. I thought I would never be able to be a leader because I was soft spoken and a tad shy.  Despite my doubts, I figured leadership skills was something I better work on when I came to Brockport and I did this by…

Walking for Brain Injury Awareness

Shay Harris—As a member of The College at Brockport’s Leadership Development Program, my group and I (mostly my group, since I was a late add-on) organized a walk-a-thon this past Saturday in an effort to raise awareness for brain injury. I did a lot of heavy lifting and was the photographer of the day. Even though my…

Scholar’s Day – Dream Travels

Michele Pettis—I want to go to New Zealand. Bad. I’ve wanted to go there since I learned that those awesome mountains and fields featured in The Lord of the Rings were not computer generated. I’ve watched every Travel Channel show on New Zealand. I’ve bought half a shelf’s worth of New Zealand travel books. I’ve hung…

Scholar’s Day – Do It Yourself

Michele Pettis—For her Honors project Madeleine Bryant decided she wanted to write a novel. And she did. As a want-to-be writer I’m totally in awe of this. Madeleine presented her book, Nation Nine, on Scholar’s Day. She explained her inspiration for writing. She had done some doodles in her notebook and they seemed to grow personalities.…

Scholar’s Day – Zombies

Michele Pettis—Ever wonder where zombies come from? It turns out the answer is Haiti. Kent Lester made his Honors presentation on the topic of zombies. It was clear that he had a passion for the subject, but thankfully not for eating brains. Haha But seriously. The idea of American zombies has come from the Haitian…