Author Archives: Laura DeMarco

The 411 on Building 3

Continuing the tour of the USG campus, I went exploring this week to discover what was inside the buildings. Today, we’ll take a brief look at Building Three: the Clifford and Camille Kendall Academic Center, or B3 for short. Let’s … Continue reading

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Outdoor Tour

Recently, Montgomery County lifted most mask mandates for vaccinated residents. As such, I’m optimistic that (at least some) classes will be on campus in Fall. However, when we do return, many students will not know how to get around. So, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to All Parents for Mother’s Day

To the Moms of USG Students, Thank you for sticking by us in this unpredictable, draining, ridiculous year. It hasn’t been easy to be a student during The Quarantine, and having someone in our corner makes all the difference. And, … Continue reading

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Summer Schedule Solutions

It’s April already. I know, I can’t believe it either. But, here we are, and it’s time to start making plans for summer! Here are a few ideas. Museums I love museums. They make learning interactive (the way it should … Continue reading

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Inclusion 101

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network recently published a research paper outlining how colleges can best help Autistic students. As an Autistic student myself, I decided to see how well USG is doing. Let’s look at ASAN’s guidelines: Show that you … Continue reading

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Time to Accept that Awareness Isn’t Enough

It’s almost April, and that means life is about to get more dangerous for Autistic people than it already is. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, let’s break this down. What is Autism? Autism … Continue reading

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Women’s History, Just What the Doctor Ordered

International Women’s Day was last Monday, but it’s never too late to celebrate incredible people! So, today, I’d like to introduce you to someone. Meet Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte. Dr. Susan, as her patients called her, was born in 1865 … Continue reading

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Monday Mourning

Today’s installment of Around the Grove features heavy subject matter. If you could be triggered by discussions of filicide, murder, abuse, neglect, or ableism, you might want to skip this one. However, if these topics are not traumatic triggers for … Continue reading

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A Running Diary of My Thoughts While Reading Academic Journals for Class

(Helpful advice in bold) Okay. I’m done with my internship for the day, I ate dinner, I got this. What time is it now? Wow, 7:00? Huh. Well, how many pages do I have? Okay…so there’s 25 pages, minus three … Continue reading

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Staying Positively Positive

The first week of the semester is almost over! Lots of people find this time of year exciting, and rightly so! New classes, new chances to learn, new challenges–it’s undoubtedly going to be interesting if nothing else. That said, some … Continue reading

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