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.
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.
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.
Braille with Five Fingers by Lindsay Kerr
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.