• Living in Rocket City… (4/25/2016) -   When I was deployed I lived on FOB(forward operating base) Shank aka Rocket City, the above video is a view in to what we had to deal with daily. The alarm and the last four months of deployment included the Phalanx gun(used on Navy Ships) to shoot down the rockets. The Phalanx gun was […]
  • Open letter to my dogs… (4/25/2016) - Dear Thunder and Breeze, I don’t understand why you walk around in a circle before you lay down. I don’t get the need for a constant outburst of barking when someone on TV knocks on a door or rings a doorbell. Thank you for the late night cuddles, licking my tears when school becomes to […]
  • Review: The Invisible War (4/21/2016) -   The documentary focuses on the stories and experiences of a few women who joined in the lawsuit that led to the verdict that their experiences were an “occupational hazard.” Their accusations were ignored or often not investigated, rarely led to prosecution and almost never led to conviction. Those few who were convicted were usually […]
  • Open Letter to My Best Friend… (4/20/2016) - Dear Best Friend, Look at how far we’ve come and what we have accomplished in our young age! Our lives have been a roller coaster of a journey, but we have made it this far and I’m so glad I’ve had you along the ride. From Netflix marathons, to deployments, to late night shifts, road […]
  • Soldier’s Surprise (4/13/2016) -   Coming home from a nine month deployment is the best feeling in the world. You feel like your unstoppable. Walking across the field for the first time after arriving home is amazing. I couldn’t wait to see my family. The welcome home ceremony felt like it lasted forever but it’s a ceremony that one can […]
  • AAUW: Clothesline Project (4/8/2016) - So I was walking through campus the other day and saw a clothesline with a bunch of shirts with writing on them, I then realized that this was the clothesline project. I have noticed that each day the clothesline has been hanging in a different area of campus. I think that this is a great […]
  • Tattoos… (4/5/2016) - Tattoos and those who bear them continue to struggle for mainstream acceptance and legitimacy in society. While the practice has been an integral part of cultures all over the globe, here in the U.S. it’s only been over the past few decades that we’ve opened our hearts and minds to the practice. Formerly tattoos were […]
  • DAV: Disabled American Veterans (4/1/2016) - DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, […]
  • Prescription Drug Abuse (3/28/2016) - “At the age of twenty, I became an addict to a narcotic which began with a prescription following a surgery. In the weeks that followed [the operation] in addition to orally abusing the tablet, crushing it up enabled me to destroy the controlled release mechanism and to swallow or snort the drug. (It can also […]
  • Review: Pinterest (3/25/2016) -   Ever since I found out about this website/app I use it all the time. As with anything there are pros and cons to using Pinterest. The thought behind Pinterest is you create “pinboards,” which are nothing more than categories, to which you can then “pin” images that you find online or via other Pinterest users. […]
  • Wednesday…half way done the week!! (3/23/2016) -   It is Wednesday and it is half way through the week! Why is Wednesday called hump day? It is called “Hump Day” in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week.” Wednesday, the day in the middle of the week, implie s that you have to get “over the hump” […]
  • College Binge Drinking (3/21/2016) - Nationally, a very large majority, about 80%, of college students use alcohol. The research on college student drinking is interesting in that it shows that more than 70% of college students report that when they drink, they drink four or fewer drinks on any one occasion of drinking. Approximately two out five college students are binge […]
  • Stolen Valor… (3/18/2016) -     “Stolen Valor” is a term applied to the phenomenon of people falsely claiming military awards or badges they did not earn, service they did not perform, Prisoner of War experiences that never happened, and other tales of military derring-do that exist only in their minds. So I have seen this topic on social […]
  • Your day could be worse… (3/15/2016) - Since the weather is a little dreary outside, heres a FailArmy compilation of weather fail! Enjoy your week, keep an eye out for more FailArmy videos!
  • Savannah, Georgia: St. Patty’s Day (3/11/2016) - The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1813, so the festivities have had almost 200 years to grow. There was a significant Irish population when Savannah was founded and the community has held onto and continued to celebrate their heritage. The Irish celebrations aren’t confined to St. Patrick’s Day, but kick off in […]
  • Spring is Coming… (3/8/2016) - Since spring break is here, the winter fails are also here! Here is a good compilation of some winter fails for your enjoyment!   Living down south I didn’t really get to experience all the seasons, we had summer and winter. It was either hot or it was cold. I knew winter was ending and […]
  • Being a student veteran… (3/4/2016) - Being a student Veteran is not as easy as people think. Yes, having life experience and living the military dream is amazing but coming home and pretty much starting all over is hard. After being in the military for four years, starting school again was like jumping in to an ice bath. Nothing is more […]
  • A Monday Pick Me Up… (2/29/2016) - Everyone knows Mondays are hard so here is a laugh to get your day started! This is a compilation of all the best fails from February. ENJOY!   Is there reasoning behind why Mondays are so hard, so hated, and so horrible? Surprisingly there is…here are the facts on why Mondays absolutely are the worst. […]
  • Speed Networking…you should try it!! (2/25/2016) - So I attended the Branching Out Networking for students and Alumni. This was by far the best networking event I have ever attended. It was not your normal networking event where there are booths and you go to each booth and hope to make a good impression and hope they have time to talk to […]
  • Need a laugh… (2/24/2016) - Need a laugh?  Having a bad day? FailArmy is the best medicine for having a bad day. Watching other people have a worse day, can brighten your day.   Does bad luck really come in threes? People have problems. OK, not the most most amazing opening sentence you’ve ever read. But, when people have problems they […]
  • This Week at Del Val.. (2/15/2016) - February 15 – 21

 ALL WEEK: New York City Trip Sign-ups
-Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement Sign up in the Student Involvement Suite, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM each weekday $5 refundable deposit required
Trip is Saturday, February 27
The bus will leave the Welcome Center at 9:00 AM.   Zumba at 7:30 PM in Wrestling […]
  • Presidents Day 2016 (2/15/2016) -   The tradition of Presidents Day first began in 1800, the year after Washington died. The holiday became official in 1879, after people morning his loss celebrated his birthday. It became a federal event in 1885. This was the first observance for a single individual, according to the History Channel. But soon the day wasn’t just for […]
  • The Interview: Student Veteran (2/12/2016) - Student Veterans are a special type of person, they are older, wiser and most likely have an an opinion on anything and everything. I decided to do an interview of the President of SVA (Student Veterans of America). Getting to know student Veterans can be fun, most of us may come off as moody or […]
  • Study Smarter, Not Harder (2/9/2016) -   Before I joined the Military I was a horrible student, never studied or did well on tests. Surprisingly the Military taught me to study, I had to study for tests for my job and boards (promotions/ soldier of the month). These tips are just a few that I took away from being in the […]