Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Anieka

Thanksgiving is a massively celebrated American tradition. However, it is applicable not only to Americans, but to people all around the world. Thanksgiving gives importance to the act of giving thanks and being grateful. #GivingTuesday is a global day that falls on the 1st of December this year, dedicated to giving back to non-profit organisations [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Emily

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: two days of sales and consumer mayhem. We’ve all heard of them and probably participated, but have you heard of Giving-Tuesday? Just as Black Friday is considered the kick-off to holiday shopping, Giving Tuesday jumpstarts the season of giving. Giving Tuesday is a day devoted to giving back to your local [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Aleksandra

To me, Giving Tuesday represents something so important. It is the one day during the year that we are encouraged to give back to charities, non-profits, and other organizations. The day brings people together while encouraging them to give back and celebrate the idea of giving. If we all work together and put an effort [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Victoria

I never really understood Black Friday, especially with its ties to Thanksgiving. Why do we spend a day being grateful for what we have and immediately follow it with a day full of indulgence and consumerism? And every year it gets worse; Black Friday has slowly encroached on Thanksgiving itself, allowing blowout sales to disrupt [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Sarah

Giving Tuesday is around to give back to charities: businesses, communities, non-profits, and the list could to on. It is a day to give back and promote something that’s around for a given purpose. A huge part of Get Smart is the mentoring experience. This being my second semester with Get Smart, I have been [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Kristen

Each year, people gather with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving with good food, drinks, and quality time. The next day, many head out to the stores for some Black Friday shopping. Recently, online sales for Cyber Monday have become a popular part of the holiday as well. Now, Giving Tuesday is working its way into the family. Giving [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Jenna

You’ve given thanks on Thanksgiving and shopped ’til you dropped on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you participated in Giving Tuesday? I haven’t yet, but I certainly will this December 1. In its fourth official year, Giving Tuesday encourages people to give back in some way, whether it is money or service, to a nonprofit or other [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday challenge with Sara

After the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday comes something more special, something more in the spirit of community and generosity that makes the autumn season so special. And, you don’t even have to stand in line! Giving Tuesday follows the week of Thanksgiving and has one aim: giving back to [...]

Is It Worth It to Take Risks?

Oftentimes, when we are put in difficult situations, our minds convince us that it is best to simply take the easy way out. We have the power to convince ourselves that taking any sort of risk is not worth the extra stress and pressure that we would have to face as a result. We often [...]

What I Learned From My Half Marathon

Last Saturday, I checked one of the 86 things off of my bucket list. Although I have yet to read every Ernest Hemingway novel or meet Mark Ruffalow, I can officially say that I have finished a half marathon! My main motivation, of course, was to get the huge 13.1 sticker to put on my [...]