Applause & Praise

I cannot praise Linkin Park more. I began my studies about youth suicide at the University of Minnesota in January 2015, and was working on my field experience for my degree when Chester died. I’ve seen Linkin Park live multiple times over a decade, and I felt the pain. I also looked on as a new generation experienced what my generation did in 1994 with Kurt Cobain, but with trained eyes. We lost …

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Genuine Beliefs

I’m in the final stretch of my graduate degree. The finish line is in sight, and I know how far it is until I cross the line. I’ve looked back at what I’ve done, seeing what’s going on, and thinking about what will be. I am full of emotions, and some days are overwhelming. The opportunities that could be are coming into focus. I’ve reached out and made contacts with professors and businessmen. I’ve …

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Paying it Forward

One thing about working with nonprofits and causes is that you have to ask for money. Always. This may fall under the Development department. Grant writing and fundraising/requesting donations are what make this work possible. If you use Facebook, you can donate to the ONE MORE LIGHT FUND from Music for Relief, an organization Chester helped start in 2011 following the March earth quake and tsunami in Japan.

Revision

Back in February 2015, I wrote about a person I admire and would like to work with. Due to events that occurred over the summer, my choice has changed. I want to work with five unique individuals who are in a difficult place and time right now. Mike, Joe, Rob, Dave, and Brad: the surviving members of Linkin Park. I can’t express the respect and empathy I have for them. They have such …

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