Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Do what you love: a goodbye

I have ambitions to write much more this summer, and keep in mind the many techniques that I learned this year in Making Media, Making Change. There is space in the world for more stories, more compassion, and more humanity. From behind my computer screen, I wish to fill that space. Read More »

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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

Keep the Joy Around You

With only one week left of the Environmental Justice program with HECUA, I’m excited to embrace summer but also know that I’ll miss my classmates and the ability to learn in such an engaging environment. I’m already dreading when fall semester will roll around and bring with it rigid classrooms, deadlines, and lectures.   Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

10 Takeaways

Being is more than thinking. Pay attention to how things feel, and connect with the body. We are taught “I think, therefore I am,” but minds are not separate from bodies. “I feel, therefore I am” is more apt. Our bodies are intelligent- they hold the history of our ancestors and are constantly communicating with us. Read More »

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Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Below, Behind and Underneath

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Carter Starkey (he/him/his) is HECUA’s student blogger for Making Media, […] Read More »

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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

A Time for Rest

I feel guilty when my friends at the University of Minnesota ask about homework or midterms and I admit that I’m actually spending the next day paddling down the Mississippi River or learning about food justice on a farm. Amidst a year that continues to provide hurdles and tragedies, having the space for rest and transformative learning has been important.  Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Are you an artist? Are trees art?

Part of the reason that I have found the Art for Social Change program to be so impactful is the ways that it has centered the processes of life through art making. It has artfully woven the aforementioned qualities of art into education. For instance, we practice movement art that allows us to connect mind and body. Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study Abroad

Freedom and Transformation

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Zoe Quinn (she/her/hers) is HECUA’s student blogger for Art for […] Read More »

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Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Time Flies

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Carter Starkey (he/him/his) is HECUA’s student blogger for Making Media, […] Read More »

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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

Season of Growth

Six weeks into our HECUA Environmental Justice program, and I already feel richer for the connections that Dr. Michelle Garvey, our program director, has helped us to create within the movement. Nearly every day in class, we get the opportunity to meet with an expert in an environmental justice field, as well as to learn from the writings of many more. Read More »

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Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

Fresh Air

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Rachel de Sobrino (she/her/hers) is HECUA’s student blogger for […] Read More »

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