November 15, 2021

Observations through Zoom University

From the Editor:
Shelbi Felter is an active member of NABS from the sunny state of California. She currently serves as a co-chair for the NABS Outreach Committee and the President of the California Association of Blind students. Shelbie attends Long Beach State, where she studies early childhood education (MA 2023).

October 15, 2021

Open Letters on Blind Equality Achievement Month

From the Editor:
This post was made possible by contributions from Matthew Gip, Kaitlyn Ryan, and Trisha Kulkarni. Thank you for sharing your perspectives with us during this important month for our movement.

September 15, 2021

The Nonprofit Rollercoaster

From the Editor:
Juhi Narula is a student at the University of Maryland studying psychology and marketing. She is also the founder of Cherish Life. Below, Juhi shares some reflections on the journey of starting a nonprofit as a blind student.

August 15, 2021

The Back-to-School basics: Embracing Communication, Collaboration, Confidence, & Calm by Elizabeth Rouse

Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Rouse, currently a student at the Louisiana Center for the Blind, has spent most of her life in a classroom setting. Coming from a family of educators has enabled Elizabeth to grow up in an enriched environment geared toward encouraging self-advocacy in all realms of life, especially academia.

April 15, 2021

LEARNS: Establishing Mental Health Hygiene by Darrel Kirby

From the Editor: Darrel Kirby is the co-founder and co-owner of Thrive Behavioral Health. He is a mental health therapist and alcohol and drug counselor. When Darrel found his own life unraveling at age 20 and unexpectedly losing all of his eyesight, he sought psychotherapy and discovered such healing that he was driven to establish a career helping others.

March 15, 2021

The Real Experts on Blindness by Justin MH Salisbury

From the Editor: Justin Mark Hideaki Salisbury serves as second vice president of the national Association of blind students and chairs our legislative and self advocacy committee. He teaches home management and braille in Philadelphia and is hoping to begin a phD program in education in the fall.

February 15, 2021

Advice on Credit Cards for Beginners by Joe Orozco

From the Editor: Credit cards are an important step toward financial independence for many students. However, the process of selecting and properly using a credit card can be daunting, to say the least. Below, find tips for selecting your first credit card, as well as how to develop good credit card habits.

January 14, 2021

Braille with Five Fingers by Lindsay Kerr

Picture shows Lindsay, with blonde hair and blue eyes, wearing a floral shirt.

A beautiful array of rustic spoons are aligned at their rounded heads. They are resting on a black table, and the picture is taken from a birds eye view. There are spices of many different colors sprinkled artistically around. The light is shining on the silver spoons from directly above them.
December 16, 2020

Conquering the Kitchen: Cooking Tips and Favorite Student Recipes by Hunter Kuester and Jonathan Zobek

From the Editor: Cooking is a practical necessity, but it can also be a fun form of creativity. Two students share their favorite recipes, tips, and tricks below. This info is helpful as we prepare for the the holidays and beyond!

November 15, 2020

On Privilege and Allyship by Monica Wegner

From the Editor: Monica Wegner is a third year law student who attends school in Minneapolis, MN. Monica currently serves as a board member for NABS and also as the chair of the NABS Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

In the diversity and inclusion space, we often refer to the term privilege. It can apply to many things: race, gender, national origin, even disability.

October 15, 2020

Awaited Answers: An Introduction to Adaptive Sports and Accessible Athletics by Matthew Duffell-Hoffman and Francesco Magisano

From the Editor: Sometimes participating in sports can be intimidating and even isolating. This month, we hear from Matthew Duffell-Hoffman, a student at South Carolina University who actively participates in martial arts, and Francesco Magisano, who serves as both the Director of TriAchilles and a competitor for team USA.

August 14, 2020

Tips to Master Time by Santiago Hernandez, Elizabeth Rouse, Justin Young, and Cricket Bidleman

From the Editor: Santiago Hernandez, Elizabeth Rouse, Justin Young, and Cricket Bidleman are all successful students, juggling responsibilities both in and out of the classroom. We all know that is important to manage time wisely, but how, exactly, can this be done? Keep reading for tips offered by these productive students on how to manage your time more efficiently.