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.

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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.

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August 2, 2020

Celebrating our NFB Scholarship Finalists by Logan Stenzel and Victor Marques

From the Editor: The National Association of Blind Students is comprised of a multitude of engaged members that share many leadership traits. Another similarity many of our members have is that they are NFB scholarship finalists. The 52 affiliates of the National Federation of the Blind all provide scholarship opportunities for blind students that exhibit merit and leadership potential.

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June 29, 2020

Testimonies, Tips, and Tricks from Blind Student Fathers by Gerald Meredith and Bryan Baldwin

From the Editor: One aspect of the National Association of Blind Students that makes the division such a dynamic population of the national organization is the different lenses that student affairs can be experienced through.

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June 6, 2020

Elevation Within Uncertainty by Megan Hale and Rachel Pavone

From the Editor: Summer is starting, and many blind students across the country are engaging in internships, spending time with family, and hoping to return to their respective high schools, colleges and universities come fall. However, it is noted that the beginning of summer marks the end of a unique academic year for many.

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May 13, 2020

Stability Amongst Chaos – NFB Center Pandemic Preparedness and Protocol by Robert Parsons

From the Editor: As blind students encounter final examinations and are at the precipice of their summer break, there are a myriad of thoughts that could possibly be running through their heads. The months June, July and August are opportunities for students to academically challenge themselves in coursework, expand their horizons with internship and employment opportunities, and spend much needed time with their families.

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April 21, 2020

Quarantine Quandaries by John Bailey and Matthew Gip

From the Editor: As our time in quarantine grows longer, many of us are looking for ways to stay busy. In this month's blog, we hear from two NFB members who are making the most of their time at home.

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March 3, 2020

The Home Stretch, Kind Of… by Robert Parsons

From the Editor: With the introduction of the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act, blind students across the country have been hard at work advocating for our right to an equal education. However, advocacy takes many forms, even when it comes to our own personal journeys. Robert Parsons is pursuing a Masters degree at Western Michigan University in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.

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February 2, 2020

Perspectives on the NFB National Scholarship Experience by Rashid Deme, Skye Dunfield, and Nina Marranca

From the Editor: As the March 31 deadline for the National scholarship program draws ever closer, this month’s blog post brings together the experiences and advice of three dynamic students from the 2019 scholarship class. We hope that their words of wisdom will help to guide you in the application process, and shed some light on the life-changing impact this program affords to blind students around the nation.

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November 16, 2019

Blind Students Belong on Capitol Hill — The Perspective of a Summer Intern in the United States Senate by Kenia Flores

From the Editor: Kenia Flores is a senior at Furman University, majoring in politics and international affairs. She has spent the past few summers as an intern in the offices of senators, gaining valuable experiences that strengthen her pursuit of advocacy in all areas of her life. She also serves as 2nd Vice President of the National Association of Blind Students.

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October 10, 2019

To See, or Not to See by Arielle Silverman

From the Editor: Arielle Silverman is an activist and social scientist who is passionate about improving public understandings of disability. She obtained a PhD in social psychology, after which she went on to found Disability Wisdom Consulting, and publish several notable research articles relating to disability.

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September 15, 2019

The Magic of Student Seminars in the National Federation of the Blind by Justin Salisbury

From the Editor: Justin Salisbury currently serves as a board member of the National Association of Blind Students. He lives in Hawaii, where he pursues advocacy in all shapes and forms. He finds huge amounts of energy and satisfaction from bringing students together around the country. Below, he writes of his experience with regional student seminars, and the positive impact they can have on blind students everywhere.

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