Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Hello everyone, my name is Farhoema Akhter and I am the CHARGE Peer Educator for the University Apartments. I am a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Political Science and Biology. This is my fourth semester in Residential Life and I am looking forward to it! I also had held the position as CPE previously in the Spring semester of 2014 in Dutch Quad. Coming back as a CPE is certainly very different now. The path we are in now is more of focusing on dialogues than the program structure that I was used to. I am very excited to be part of the CHARGE family again and excited to learn about and do dialogues on issues that people are aware of but not necessarily are knowledgeable about. We are living through history each and everyday, so it is important for people to be knowledgeable about and talk about it so that we can take what we have learned from history and use it to help shape our future the best way possible! So definitely expect hot topic discussions and loads of fun and engaging program from me.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
The race is not for the swift but those who can endure it until the end. I started my blog with this quote, because it is a quote my grand-mother will tell me whenever there were hardships. As an immigrant coming from Jamaica, I was not knowledgeable about most of the topics such as abortion, sexuality, gender equality among other things. Nevertheless, the more I was educated the more enthusiastic I was to learn about other topics. With my knowledge and understanding, I will be able to educate my peers and bring new ideas to the table. My goal for the semester is to get my follow peers involve with the issues that surround us and is left unspoken.