• I Am

    Ambitious

    Dreams fueled my mind when I was thirteen years old. I dreamed being an author. I dreamed of being seen. I dreamed of being heard. My dreams compelled me to live a life with meaning and a purpose. I wanted…

  • Reflections

    Enough

    Spring Retreat 2018 was one of the most memorable retreats I’ve ever attended, even though it only took place about a month ago (the first weekend of this April). It’s expected that we lose the spirit of the retreat as…

  • I Am

    Allergic to Sperm

    The semester after taking Autobiographical Writing, I took Advanced Fiction Writing and Honors Biology. While I now felt like writing was the right direction for my career, I had always had an interest in science growing up, and I wasn’t…

  • Reflections

    A Need for Universality

    Photo by Ben White Preface: This post concerns a current issue in the Church with the Diocese of Rockville Centre. It is separate from my ongoing I Am narrative, which will return next week. For the past eight months the…

  • I Am

    A Writer

    As a bloodhound with its nose to the ground, I was on a trail to find and committed to explore what my strong intuition was telling me about Suffolk County Community College (SCCC). Now, it was time to do the…

  • I Am

    Singing My Song

    This is where we learn our dreams cannot live without passion, so we put our dreams into action. Photo and quote credit: Megan Cahill-Assenza Spring 2012, I started my first semester at Suffolk County Community College. I reached out to…

  • I Am

    Taking Steps

    From listening to what other students and my high school teachers said about college, I had established certain expectations. “It’s nice because you meet people that have the same interest as you,” I’d hear from some people. From others: “It…

  • I Am

    In an Unfamiliar Place

    Photo Credit: Ed Betz While Salve Regina was the “school of my dreams,” unfortunately I couldn’t use that fact as the sole reason for making my college decision. I had also decided I wanted to become a secondary education biology…

  • I Am

    Something More

    One look out of the car window and I knew: this is where I wanted to go to college. There before me was a majestic stately light-gray cement mansion, Orche Court. My family and I walked through the ornate tall…

  • I Am

    That Girl

    I shut my locker and walked in the midst of the continuation of the laughter and the carrying on of my high school class from lunch. My “friends” must have gone straight to class rather going back to their lockers.…

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