Burnout: Only an Ember

Smallest ember remains,Flickering hope in dark.Once raged so bright when sane,Now not more than a spark.Young dreamers, full of heart,Did battle the great flames.Destined to heal with smarts,But fire won’t stay the same.The blaze does shift and move,Anyone near will be burned.Fear ignites; can’t improve.Innocence takes a turn.If phoenix escapes…

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Burnout: Only an Ember
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Mentorship: The Nexus of Professional and Personal Development

For years, I have searched for the right mentor. I yearned to find someone successful and experienced professionally, who shared similar values and had also underwent similar experiences personally. The term mentorship is overused. Be it in youth groups, academic societies, Greek Life, or workplaces, mentorship programs are widespread. Society…

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Que dios te bendiga

“Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria, all the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word.” Inspired by Shakespeare, the epic rivalry between the Jets and Sharks is a theatrical masterpiece describing the tension between the Puerto Rican Sharks that are taunted by the White Jets in America’s most notorious concrete…

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Que dios te bendiga
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Hobbies and graduate student life: Not inherently incompatible

Creativity is necessary for all parts of life. As a classics professor of mine used to like saying, “the humanities are what make us human.”((University of Maryland Department of Classics. (n.d.). Retrieved October 29, 2019, from https://classics.umd.edu/users/gstaley )) If prompted, he would expound at length on discussions of art, writing,…

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Hobbies and graduate student life: Not inherently incompatible
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Why Public Health: The Road Taken

The Early Years You can’t put public health students in a box. But I think it’s safe to say we all share a vision of a healthier future. My vision started to come into focus in the early 2000s. After graduating from college in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in…

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Why Public Health: The Road Taken
Julio Arruda Dos Santos is a Brazilian artist living in Miami. His work can be found on Instagram @juliosantos_art

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