August 21, 2019

The Murano Glass Candle Holder by Kathryn Webster

Dear Parents,

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June 14, 2019

The Art of Our Playing Field by Tony Gebhard

From the Editor: Tony Gebhard is a born musician, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, travel junky, aviation nerd, and is all about mental health advocacy. He has been involved actively with the Federation since 2017 when he attended his first state convention in Michigan. Tony will be attending school in the Fall and he will major in marketing.

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May 19, 2019

Convention Advice by Vejas Vasiliauskas

From the Editor: Vejas Vasiliauskas is a third-year English major at Loyola Marymount University. When he isn't doing schoolwork, writing articles for his school's newspaper, or spending time with friends, he can often be found shut in his room, writing whatever comes to his mind. He is considered pursuing a paralegal or law career after graduation, and will be interning this summer at Loyola Law School's Coelho Center.

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April 16, 2019

Advice to Self: Five Financial Tips by Joe Orozco

From the Editor: Joe Orozco of Northern Virginia is an Intelligence Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Originally from Texas, Mr. Orozco received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and later pursued a Master's degree in Congressional and Presidential Studies. He is an avid writer, incredible father, and natural leader.

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November 27, 2018

Starting and Building a Student Division by Katy Olsen

From the Editor: Katy Olsen is from Iowa and she currently serves as president of the Iowa Association of Blind Students, a proud division of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa. Here is her story:

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September 19, 2018

Transition to College by Arielle Silverman

From the Editor: Arielle Silverman is the immediate past President of NABS. She has completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Colorado – Bolder. Now, she is serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington. She frequently posts insightful and thoughtful discussion topics to the NABS discussion list. This one was timely and exceedingly useful, so we snapped it up for the Student Slate Blog.

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May 15, 2018

Being a Ph.D. Student by Cindy Bennett

From the Editor: Cindy has been a member of NFB for 11 years and has held several offices for NABS, the Greater Seattle Chapter and the NFB of Washington. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Human Centered Design at the University of Washington. This broadly means that she researches how people use technology.

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February 28, 2018

Teach Act Column by Lauren McLarney

From the Editor: Each year, the National Federation of the Blind pursues a legislative agenda to further the rights of blind Americans in all aspects of life. In this post, we learn more about the TEACH Act, which is a specific version of an ongoing effort to standardize accessibility standards in higher education.

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February 16, 2018

Author of your Future by Sean Whalen

From the Editor: The National Association of Blind Students believes in students taking full advantage of all the college experiences available to them, regardless of their blindness. Therefore, we are teaming up with an organization called MIUSA, that allows blind people to knock down barriers while traveling abroad.

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December 16, 2017

Family, Family, Family! by Ellana Crew

From the Editor: Ellana Crew is a sparkling leader with many great qualities. As one who grew up in Maryland, her loyalty continues as she is now furthering her education in Baltimore. Ellana is proud to serve as president of the Maryland student division and as the co-chair for the Outreach Committee for our national student division. It’s hard to not mention Ellana’s contagious attitude and genuine personality.

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November 29, 2017

A Weekend to Remember by Matthew Gip

From the Editor: The National Federation of the Blind is comprised of 52 affiliates spanning 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Throughout the year, members of these affiliates gather for memorable conventions in their state. In this blog post, we hear from Matthew Gip and his experience attending his first state convention in California.

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October 19, 2017

Everyone Scream, it is Halloween by Elizabeth Rouse

From the Editor: Enjoy this October blog post written by Elizabeth Rouse. She is a sophomore at Central College located in Iowa. Miss Rouse studies English and hopes to pursue a career in writing. We hope you enjoy reading her interesting story on past experiences during the time of Halloween.

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