With graduation on the horizon, Park Scholar seniors reflect on their time at IC
Friday, May 13, 2016
By Taylor Graham, Emerging Media
At the conclusion of his seminal text, Desert Solitare, famed conservationist and inveterate bad-boy of the West, Edward Abbey, had a hope for his readers: “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” The moment I came across those...
Sunday, May 1, 2016
By Anne Bongermino, Communication Management and Design
An ice breaker prompt at an eboard meeting once asked, “If you could give your freshman year self any advice, what would it be?” Aside from the obvious, “Stop trying to cut your own bangs before important occasions” and “Don’t procrastinate your reading assignments,” I...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Isabel Balla, Integrated Marketing Communications
Four years ago, a confident, yet nervous high school student from the Midwest boarded a plane to embark on what would be the most memorable, challenging and exciting weekend of her life. She met people from across the nation doing incredible service, creating new media, and challenging the status quo.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
By Erica Steinhof, Communication Management and Design
A couple of months ago, I was sitting on a grassy hill next to my homestay family’s house outside Durban, South Africa. I was looking out on a township full of energetic kids, wise mamas and gogos (grandmothers), and friends who had so graciously welcomed me into their homes and their community. Sitting...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Lauren Ryan, Integrated Marketing Communications
Two years ago, I was Skyping with my parents (a very frequent occurrence for an only child), going back and forth regarding the Park Scholar Rising Junior application. I had applied for the program my freshman year and unfortunately did not receive it. Fast forward two years and my parents were trying to convince me that I...