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LEARNS: Establishing Mental Health Hygiene by Darrel Kirby

From the Editor: Darrel Kirby is the co-founder and co-owner of Thrive Behavioral Health. He is a mental health therapist and alcohol and drug counselor. When Darrel found his own life unravelling at age 20 and unexpectedly losing all of his eyesight, he sought psychotherapy and discovered such healing that he was driven to establish… Continue reading LEARNS: Establishing Mental Health Hygiene by Darrel Kirby

The Real Experts on Blindness by Justin MH Salisbury

From the Editor: Justin Mark Hideaki Salisbury serves as second vice president of the national Association of blind students and chairs our legislative and self advocacy committee. He teaches home management and braille in Philadelphia and is hoping to begin a phD program in education in the fall. When a sighted person takes an evening… Continue reading The Real Experts on Blindness by Justin MH Salisbury

Advice on Credit Cards for Beginners by Joe Orozco

From the Editor: Credit cards are an important step toward financial independence for many students. However, the process of selecting and properly using a credit card can be daunting, to say the least. Below, find tips for selecting your first credit card, as well as how to develop good credit card habits. Thank you to… Continue reading Advice on Credit Cards for Beginners by Joe Orozco

Braille with Five Fingers by Lindsay Kerr

From the Editor: Lindsay Kerr is a senior at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) in the Liberal Studies Program. In addition to being a senior at CSULB, she works in her Students with Disabilities Office as the Instructional Materials and Technology Consultant. Her career goal is to be a teacher of blind students.    … Continue reading Braille with Five Fingers by Lindsay Kerr

Conquering the Kitchen: Cooking Tips and Favorite Student Recipes by Hunter Kuester and Jonathan Zobek

From the Editor:Cooking is a practical necessity, but it can also be a fun form of creativity. Two students share their favorite recipes, tips, and tricks below. This info is helpful as we prepare for the the holidays and beyond!Hunter Kuester studies restaurant management at Minneapolis college. He fell in love with cooking in high… Continue reading Conquering the Kitchen: Cooking Tips and Favorite Student Recipes by Hunter Kuester and Jonathan Zobek

On Privilege and Allyship by Monica Wegner

Monica Wegner is a third year law student who attends school in Minneapolis, MN. Monica currently serves as a board member for NABS and also as the chair of the NABS Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In the diversity and inclusion space, we often refer to the term privilege. It can apply to many things: race,… Continue reading On Privilege and Allyship by Monica Wegner

Awaited Answers: An Introduction to Adaptive Sports and Accessible Athletics by Matthew Duffell-Hoffman and Francesco Magisano

From the editor: Sometimes participating in sports can be intimidating and even isolating. This month, we hear from Matthew Duffell-Hoffman, a student at South Carolina University who actively participates in martial arts, and Francesco Magisano, who serves as both the Director of TriAchilles and a competitor for team USA. Each of these blind athletes reminds… Continue reading Awaited Answers: An Introduction to Adaptive Sports and Accessible Athletics by Matthew Duffell-Hoffman and Francesco Magisano

Tips to Master Time by Santiago Hernandez, Elizabeth Rouse, Justin Young, and Cricket Bidleman

From the Editor: Santiago Hernandez, Elizabeth Rouse, Justin Young, and Cricket Bidleman are all successful students, juggling responsibilities both in and out of the classroom. We all know that is important to manage time wisely, but how, exactly, can this be done? Keep reading for tips offered by these productive students on how to manage… Continue reading Tips to Master Time by Santiago Hernandez, Elizabeth Rouse, Justin Young, and Cricket Bidleman