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Monthly Archive October 2013

Beautiful Girl

“Beautiful Girl” by Claudia Escareño-Clark and Gabby Valdez Gabby's Reflections: My assignment for my Multicultural class was to pick a topic “Outside of my Comfort Zone” pertaining to a cultural view. I chose to make a film documentary, which took much discerning to make public, about body image. In seeing the final cut, it was such…
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In the land where dirt is Holy

by first-year Art Therapy/Counseling Southwestern College student Caitlin Harper Catholics get a bad rap. With our history of persecutions, child abuse, and hidden Vatican secrets, I totally understand why. I’ve fought against a lot of the ramifications of my own Catholic upbringing for quite some time. But lately, I cannot help but feeling inspired…
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Social Media: A Tidal Wave of Opportunity for Higher Ed by Adam Karwoski

Adam Karwoski is a member of the Southwestern College Board of Advisors. He specializes in Social Media and Higher Ed, as well as B2B Social Media As I walk around the college campuses I visit, it’s amazing how technology has consumed the student body.   The majority of students I see have their earphones plugged…
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In the Life of a New Student

By Lynda Klueh I remember the entrance of college in the undergraduate days, oh yes.  Call it what you want –the coming of age, leaving the nest, the rite of passage into unadulterated adulthood. As much as we think we’re cool, it’s hard to deny that somehow humans have an innate ability of knowing…
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Where Is All The Empathy??

EMPATHY…WHAT IS IT and WHERE DID IT GO? By Natascha Holmes Don’t worry I won’t bore you with the reference.com definition, idea and version of empathy!  Obviously we have to connect to a space within ourselves to find out …what does this mean to me and how can my own definition of empathy continue to…
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Therapists & the New Social Media World Order

What Therapists Need to Know About the New Order of Things in Ten Bullet Points The world is changing incredibly fast That doesn’t have to be scary, but you DO have to pay attention The economy and Obamacare are going to lead to a new culture of jobs/careers in this country (they already are…
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All In

All In by Bryce Downey, graduate student at Southwestern College, Santa Fe Not for the first time in my life do I find myself here: my physical surroundings are incredibly beautiful & conducive to frequent adventures, I am blessed with a sweet, conscientious, & peppy roommate, sharing a spacious, comfortable, quiet home. I…
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Seeing first clients!

By Allegra Borghese   There will never be another ‘first client’. The feeling is so exciting. All the preparation of the last two (and probably more) years was present at the moment I first shook my client’s hand. Of course nerves are present too, but it felt so right being in this role.…
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Desert Flora

Written by Mary Edson   “Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not crowded upon life as in other places but scattered abroad in spareness and simplicity, with a generous gift of space for each herb and…
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