Help Your Community One Can at a Time

The month of February is National Canned Food Month! So, why canned food? Well, I don’t know about you, but when I think of canned food I think of the mushy peas and creamed corn my grandparents used to make me eat. But, it turns out that canned food is much more than...

Making Your Education Yours

And so, another semester begins! And even though our first semester “I-must-join-every-club-this-year” enthusiasm has faded, it doesn’t mean schedules are any lighter. Some of us thrive in this sort of crazed environment, running from class to class,...

The Music in My Life

As I sat down to write out my spring semester schedule, I realized I only needed 10 credits to graduate. After the initial burst of joy, I remembered that I needed 12 credits in order to accomplish full-time student status. Oh the possibilities of 2 credits! I could...

ACE in the Hole

I have found something that combines my passion for conservation with the opportunity to make a difference in my country…now if only I got paid for it! American Conservation Experience, or ACE, is a conservation program through AmeriCorps that trains volunteers to,...

One in 16 Can’t Read This

It’s crazy for me to think that there are people out there who can’t read this blog post. According to a 2003 survey done by the Institute of Education Sciences, 6% of people in Winona County lack basic literacy skills.  That might not seem like a lot, but that’s...