The “Non-Traditional” Student

Your average college student is anywhere from 18 to 24 years old, lives in a dorm on campus and goes to school full time. Some of these students have part-time jobs or participate in extracurricular activities, but rarely do they have responsibilities outside of schoolwork. The “non-traditional” student in contrast is the complete opposite.
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Building Bridges After Prison

In the back of her mind, Jhody Polk still finds herself wishing she was back in prison. “So I can be safe,” Polk said. Jhody grew up in a part of Gainesville where she says there weren’t many dreams to be had. She didn’t learn to love herself until she turned herself in to serve her time – seven years for felony convictions involving theft home invasion. Continue reading Building Bridges After Prison

Salzburg Beyond “The Sound of Music”

Though the hills and mountaintops of Salzburg, Austria, captivate the hearts of its people and the millions of tourists who visit them, those hills are not alive with the sound of music with which most Americans are familiar. Yes, some external scenes of “The Sound of Music” were shot on location in Salzburg. No, the townspeople do no recreate the movie’s infamous songs while biking around the city doing day-to-day activities. Continue reading Salzburg Beyond “The Sound of Music”