Freedom can be applied to movement. Restrictive clothing is not your friend when you are exercising, dancing, or moving swiftly.

Freedom can be applied to adulthood. Slipping the restraints of parents and the family home can open new horizons of adventure and making your own dumb mistakes.

Freedom can apply to the open road. Drive across state borders with no need to show...

May 15, 2020

We learn about our five senses pretty early in school, right? Probably kindergarten?

In a time of great stress, like the current coronavirus pandemic, it feels like each of those senses--touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing--are getting quite a run for their money. Even for those of us who have been at home most of the time since mid March and we’ve experienced less of...

Tell us about your role at Vanguard. 

In my role as communications associate at Vanguard, I support various clients and my Vanguard teammates with social and digital media efforts. Some of my responsibilities include writing blogs, copyediting, providing news research and creating media lists.

What do you hope for in the future of your professional career?  

Not only do I w...

As of 4:13 p.m. on April 30, 2020, I am a college graduate. I turned in the last research paper of my college career. As quickly as one click submitting that paper via the web, I was a graduate of Michigan State University with the whole world open to me.

Unlike others in my graduating class, I did not have to face the reality of completing a  degree and blindly entering...

April 30, 2020

I am deeply appreciative that we live, for the most part, during a time when people are encouraged to “feel their feelings.”

I mean, can you imagine going through this global pandemic with a “stiff upper lip” or pretending that anyone has any experience with the current collision of a public health crisis and an economic disaster? Depending on the day, or hour, I fluctuat...

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