Just Friends, No Benefits
Kind of reminds me of the movie When Harry Met Sally. It seems some things in college life never change, right?
Understanding & Reaching Wireless Students
Whether you are a high school teacher, a high school pastor, or the parent of a high schooler we all have the same problem. How do we understand and reach the teenagers in front of us with messages that matter? I’ve found that this lead in question is often the problem. We are a generation […]
Place your bet
A few months ago I went to Las Vegas with my father-in-law for 24 hours. There are at least 4 things hilarious with that statement, right? He was running a marathon and needed someone to drive with him from San Diego to Las Vegas and back. I went since it’d be nice to catch-up along […]
College isn’t for everyone
The cost of college has gotten out of control When I tell people that I have never had a student loan and paid for my undergraduate (and the 50% of my graduate) studies out-of-pocket, their jaws drop. It’s true. Kristen and I both earned our bachelors degrees and walked across the stage at graduation debt-free. […]
3 Types of Freshmen Parents
“Let’s go watch freshmen arrival day!” I have a sick sense of humor. But I loved being on campus the day the new freshmen arrived at Moody. And one year I really did take the day off to enjoy the drama and help out a little bit with confused parents and freshmen. It’s a day […]
Bad news for suburban kids
In the next few weeks millions of high school seniors will hear their name called and walk across the stage to recieve a high school diploma. There is an interesting phenomonon on graduation day that I’d like to point out. Kids in the city are typically pretty excited about the achievement. In the city graduation […]
Get a Mystery Box, Will Ya?
Go here to learn more about the project. Here’s a fun back story that I didn’t share on the blog or the video. Ian [YS’s media guru] and I went down to City Heights to shoot this piece last Tuesday night. I hadn’t met Christopher before, but Ian knew him from the shoot he did […]
The mindset of college freshmen
Here is this year’s Beloit College Mindset list for 2008. For these students, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Henson, Ryan White, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Freddy Krueger have always been dead. 1. Harry Potter could be a classmate, playing on their Quidditch team. 2. Since they were in diapers, karaoke machines have been annoying people at […]