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A Letter To My Freshman Year Self

Mikala McBride May 2, 2020

Finding closure amidst a pandemic I know what you’re thinking right now. You’re stressed and upset that your freshman year is not going as planned, despite constant reassurances from your high...

Members of the Panhellenic community enjoy getting to integrate the new members they receive less than a week prior

What’s Happening To ‘Boys’ Bid Day?

Mikala McBride March 21, 2020

IFC and Panhellenic discuss safety concerns during the event A buffet of Moe’s and chatter afloat, the recent IFC-Panhellenic meeting on March 5 began positively. A room occupied by Greek life leadership,...

Weaver spent time in the Irbid office of the Jordanian Women’s Union, which is a national CBO.

International Scholar Returns To The U.S.

Mikala McBride March 17, 2020

Kendall Weaver reflects on her experiences in the Middle East “You want to tell people about your experience, but you also don’t want to feed into stereotypes,” reflected Kendall Weaver, ’20,...

The Interim structure allowed the class to take several field trips, including this one to Congregation B’nai Israel, a Jewish synagogue in Spartanburg

Where Religion Meets Interim

Mikala McBride February 19, 2020

A review of the religion gen-ed course Interim is an integral part of the Wofford student experience.. Its existence stems from a desire for students to explore new subjects and have unique experiences...

These female CEOs shared their experiences and reflected on their failures

Creating Entrepreneurs At Wofford

Mikala McBride January 2, 2020

A review of Global Entrepreneurship Week “Surround yourself with role models…people who fill your weaknesses,” said Meggie Williams, founder and CEO of Skipper. She, along with three other women,...

It’s That Time of Year

Mikala McBride November 23, 2019

Making decisions about life after Wofford “It’s that time of year,” is a phrase I’ve been hearing consistently over the past few months. Surprisingly, it is not within the context of Christmas...

Estes presents her exhibition

Siendo Mujer

Mikala McBride November 23, 2019

Lydia Estes debuts her art exhibition on being a woman in South America  “I was very lucky to be raised by creative women – to know that in my life and to recognize that in the generations that...

 Some students believe general education courses during Interim will give them more flexibility

Interim: A Time for Gen-Eds?

Mikala McBride November 7, 2019

General education courses now offered during Interim The Wofford website defines Interim as: “Giving ‘both teacher and student the liberty to explore, to experiment, to try new approaches, and...

Wofford students pause from celebrating and listening to recording artist Joe Lasher at the Sept. 21 tailgate to smile for a picture

On Saturdays, We Tailgate

Mikala McBride October 26, 2019

How tailgating has expanded at Wofford   On a typical Saturday in the fall, Wofford students can expect a brief break from classes, hints of cooler weather and, many times, a home football game....

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Mikala McBride October 1, 2019

Making Wofford work for you “You can fall in love with any school because there is potential at any campus…all the gems in schools are hidden,” said Lydia Estes, ’20, while sitting down to...

Abroad Anxiety” vs “Anxiety Abroad

“Abroad Anxiety” vs “Anxiety Abroad”

Mikala McBride May 24, 2019

Understanding mental health while studying abroad  Viewing Wofford from an outside perspective of approximately 6,000 miles away makes for a unique experience. From watching friends hang out...

Understanding the Refugee

Understanding the Refugee

Mikala McBride April 8, 2019

My limited experience with refugees in Israel  Acknowledging the perspective of refugees while in Israel is complicated at best. It’s mentioned in some capacities, because...

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