Author Archives: Layla.Katharina

About Layla.Katharina

I'm a self-starting storyteller with a passion for social advocacy and personal development. My goal is to engage and connect my readers through healthy discussion and sharing of ideas on various topics.

Getting to Know Your Professors: Meet Judith Tenney

  Meet Professor Tenney (or “Tenney” for short) – mother, grandmother, and retired federal employee. Professor Tenney has a special relationship with her students because she always puts in that extra time and effort to make sure that her students thrive … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your Professors: Meet Bob Coleman

The Universities at Shady Grove campus is unique from main campus for several reasons: the small class sizes, the tight knight campus communities, the driven students, and the relationships you build with your professors.   Meet Professor Coleman: (AKA Bob) … Continue reading

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A Career in Communication & Media: Hear It From The Source

The University of Maryland, College Park Communication Program at USG is known for its emphasis on Digital Media and Visual Communication. Throughout my 2 years in this program I’ve taken hands on classes in digital imaging, film making, photography, and … Continue reading

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WLB: Making Changes For Women

Politics. This is a subject that i’ve  long found boring, and uninteresting. I guess it’s because when it comes to politics you’re either in or your out, meaning you either have a say or you don’t. It wasn’t until I … Continue reading

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Why You Should Never Settle for Just Any Job

New grads can often be very indecisive when it comes to choosing a career path. Especially Communication majors since the career options in that field are endless. It comes to no surprise then, that new grads have trouble finding the … Continue reading

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Millenials and Marriage: Why Settling Down Doesn’t Mean Settling for Less

Last year I did a study on “Millennials and Marriage”, this was a major group project for a research class that involved extensive research, surveys, and face-to-face interviews with students and staff at USG. The goal of our study was … Continue reading

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Motherhood at USG

College life is filled with challenges like managing your time, earning good grades, and working internships and jobs. The last two years of your college career can be especially stressful, now imagine throwing kids into the picture. Meet USG’s supermoms … Continue reading

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Life After Graduation

As graduation approaches the pressure to find a job keeps building, and given the many demands of senior life it’s no surprise that I’ve been counting down the days till May 2016. My bitter-sweet combination of nerves and excitement inspired … Continue reading

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Meet Sophia Migabo

“One thing people don’t know about The Democratic Republic of Congo is that it’s actually a very wealthy country, however its wealth has become the source of  its current problems”. – Sophia Migabo

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The Value of Education

These are the moments we should be most grateful for the opportunity that was given to us – the chance for an education.

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