[nabs-l] college parties

Carly Mihalakis carlymih at comcast.net
Fri Aug 26 03:45:41 UTC 2016


"Zachary,

Social life, I think is a must. Serves to Augment all that book 
knowledge particularly if human behaviors and ways in which people 
become disenfranchised is among your interests as they are mine.
Car Griego-Dreicer via NABS-L wrote:
>Thanks for the advice Jonathan and all. I think I should try it at least once
>Sent from my Macbook Pro 13
>
> > On Aug 25, 2016, at 10:37, Jonathan Franks via NABS-L 
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> >
> > Greetings Nabs,
> > yes,performing well in College is vital and very important. One should
> > focus a significant time to their studies and coursework. However, we
> > must be cognizant  of our own mental and physical awareness. If we
> > spend all of our time focusing on our schoolwork, that is a
> > prescription for burnout. We as College students need to balance into
> > our lives time for self-care. Whether it is exercising, spending time
> > with friends, going to the movies or any other type of activity that
> > is  geared to increase our happiness positively is vital to our
> > success in College. Ultimately, it is up to you if you want to attend
> > this College party. College is not only a time for academic growth and
> > success, but it is a time to make friends, take part in new
> > experiences that will help mold us into positive leaders in our
> > careers and if you are involved in the NFB, leaders in the Federation.
> >
> > Whatever you choose to do, I wish you and everyone success in their
> > academic and future careers.
> >
> > Warm regards,
> >
> > Jonathan Franks BSW
> > Board Member
> > National Federation of the Blind of Texas
> > Treasurer
> > Texas Association of Blind Students
> >
> > On 8/25/16, KENNEDY STOMBERG via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> >> All of that said, some people would argue that parties are kind of just a
> >> part of the college experience, and that you should experience 
> that. I'm not
> >> big into parties myself, but if you want to give it a try, go for it!
> >> College is for trying new things. That said, if you do go to a party, be
> >> smart about it. Make sure there's a friend who always knows where you are
> >> it's sort of generally. I would recommend this for anyone regardless of
> >> their amount of sight. Regardless of whether you decide to go to 
> parties or
> >> not, remember that well academics is of course extremely 
> important, having a
> >> social life is good. I learned the hard way that without a 
> social life, you
> >> sort of go insane. :-) Good luck!
> >>
> >> Kennedy Stomberg
> >> (218)295-2391
> >>
> >>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 8:35 AM, amazing tech via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I would stay away from parties focus on graduation. Tell yourself that
> >>> earning a degree is more important.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Aaron Linson
> >>> CEO Linson Productions.
> >>> CEO Blind Faith Project
> >>>
> >>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 9:24 AM, Zachary N. Griego-Dreicer via NABS-L
> >>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I am here  for academics and athletics there is a goalball team that I'm
> >>>> a part of too! What typically happens that this kind of party?
> >>>>
> >>>> Sent from my iPhone 6 Using VoiceOver
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 07:10, roanna bacchus via NABS-L 
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Many people go to college for different reasons.  For me it 
> is all about
> >>>>> the academics and social life comes afterward.  Yes I think you should
> >>>>> politely decline this invitation.  It would be helpful for your sweet
> >>>>> mates to have contact information for your host family.
> >>>>>
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