By Osiris Ordaz
There have been times where God has seemed to be completely absent in my life. Recently, my mom and I were forced to move out of a rented space we lived in for reasons not so pleasant. My mom found herself in a hard situation because finding a place to rent within her budget in the Chicagoland area is a very difficult task; and time was against us. For me, being almost ten hours away here at NWC, this situation left me overwhelmed by my inability to help. View Post
By Justin Hullman
I was raised by a single mom on the south side of Omaha, Nebraska. Despite not ever meeting my biological father, my mom assured me that I was loved and cared for. My mom’s unconditional and deep-hearted passion for me was radically expressed daily. However, as I entered into middle school, I began to let my “fatherlessness” become my identity. I was insecure, angry, and confused. I couldn’t understand why my real dad couldn’t step up and love me like my mom. In searching for who I was, I was trapped in thinking about who I wasn’t: a boy with a loving father. View Post
By Ashley Doran
Hello, My name is Ashley Doran, and I have depression.
When I started at Northwestern in 2013, I thought those “dumb” feelings I had in high school were going to go away. However, I quickly fell back into an endless pit of self-loathing. Byy September 2015, I was crying all the time – for any number of reasons – and made an appointment with a doctor. The diagnosis? Depression and anxiety. View Post