Monthly Archives: November 2013

Independent Coffee Houses

I have a hard time studying at home. More often than not, I get to my room, put my backpack down, and fall into bed for a nap. Other times, I hear my roommates hanging out and have the dire … Continue reading


Operation Christmas Cards: Support a Soldier

I was walking by the kitchen on the first floor yesterday when- much like how I discovered the Survivor Quilt Project (some are still on display, if you haven’t checked it out already)- I came across this: Veterans day has come and … Continue reading

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Removing Potential Barriers to Mental Health Care: Social Stigma and Insurance

They say when students are in medical school, they sometimes begin to diagnose themselves with rare and horrible diseases that they’re learning about. Most of the time, these diagnoses are unfounded and devoid of any real meaning, but the prevalence … Continue reading


Happy 129th Birthday, Hermann Rorschach!

Who’s this strapping young-looking fellow? No, it’s not Brad Pitt gearing up for his next role for a movie set in the early 1900s. In case you can’t guess from the title, I’ll let the suspense build no longer- It’s … Continue reading


High Inference Statements…

Bullying has become a huge, time consuming, and frustrating thing at my site. Despite all of the efforts put towards prevetative measures (there is an SEL curriculum, we do the SOS cards, we have been giving ABCD problem solving presentations … Continue reading

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I’m doing pretty well this semester. I’ve got solid grades in my classes, keeping up with my side work for my jobs, and learning a lot at my practicum sites.  That being said, life as a grad school can be hectic. If  … Continue reading


Beards on Boylston: risk-taking and resiliency

This past weekend the city of Boston hosted a rolling rally, a parade that on its surface was a celebration of the inconceivable rise of the Boston Red Sox; however, it was clear that this was also a celebration of … Continue reading

Sweet November

November is here! I can’t believe 2013 has flown by so quickly but I’m really excited because I have to say November is my favorite month. I may be partial to it because it’s my birthday month, but it’s more … Continue reading

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Violence & Education

There was a little headline in a Boston newspaper this week about the continued collaboration between MSPP and two inner city High Schools, with suspension rates significantly higher than other Boston area schools. As part of the program, alternatives are … Continue reading

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Getting to know Boston

I’ve lived in Boston for just about four and a half years. Well, let me be more accurate: I’ve lived just outside of Boston for just about four and a half years. If you’re new to the area, you’ll find … Continue reading

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