Fall Beckons!

posted September 13, 2018 4:33 PM by Megan Ondricek

My penultimate semester at Simmons has begun and the summer is officially over. I'm at this stage of my school journey in which things are beginning to feel very repetitive. Here I am: getting up before 6 am every Saturday,...continue reading

Fall is Here!

posted September 12, 2018 1:41 PM by Sarah Callanan

Fall has arrived! Well, technically fall doesn't start until September 22, but it certainly feels like fall. The weather is getting slightly colder, the leaves are beginning to change, and the fall semester has just begun (my class literally just...continue reading

The End of Summer

posted August 29, 2018 10:15 AM by Sarah Callanan

So, I thought that my fall class started next week- I was wrong. Guess who gets two more weeks of summer?! That's right, I do! The students in my class got an email from our professor a few days ago...continue reading

The Last Week of Summer

posted August 27, 2018 4:08 PM by Megan Ondricek

And just like that, our last golden week of summer is over. My, how golden it was. The kids and I spent our last full week before school starts enjoying some gorgeous weather and having all kinds of fun and...continue reading

A Season's Change

posted August 17, 2018 12:17 PM by ShanTil Yell

I was listening to a podcast by one of my very favorite authors and speakers, Rob Bell, earlier this week. This gem of an episode was entitled "Everyone Is Your Teacher," and it turned out to be one of those...continue reading

From Summer to Fall

posted August 15, 2018 1:08 PM by Sarah Callanan

It. Is. Over. My summer class is done. The class (LIS 415: Information Organization) was interesting, invigorating, and utterly exhausting. I know I've said this before, but one of the reasons I really enjoyed the class was because even though...continue reading

Summer Class Wrap

posted August 13, 2018 11:45 AM by Megan Ondricek

Welp, my summer class (Records Management) is a wrap. What a whirlwind! What a race! What an adventure! In typical life fashion, just about everything went wrong with my carefully laid plans the last week of class. Kids got sick...continue reading

House Hunting

posted July 31, 2018 2:14 PM by Ashley Jackson

This summer I decided to stay in Boston and look for a house to move into for the next couple of years. I can only compare this experience to my time I looked for homes and apartments in Austin, so...continue reading

Not So Lazy Days of Summer

posted July 25, 2018 2:21 PM by Sarah Callanan

It is currently Week 6 of my online summer class. Now in a usual semester, which is 14 weeks long, we would just be approaching the halfway point. But, as this is a summer class that is only 8 weeks...continue reading

Staying Busy and Finding Meaning

posted July 23, 2018 10:46 AM by Megan Ondricek

I've been wracking my brain this week trying to come up with a good metaphor to compare summer online courses with regular semester ones. The one I keep thinking about is running. Let's say the normal semester course is like...continue reading