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Category: Nathan Pastrano

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Leaders Are Made, Not Born

Written by Nathan Allen Pastrano. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss.  Originally published as part of the Spring 2018 “Rebirth” Issue. – Today marks one year since I applied to become an Orientation Advisor (OA).  The hesitation in hitting that submit button at the end of the application almost got the best of me, but I decided to go for it, and not […]

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From Chemical Bonds to Shakespeare

Written by Nathan Pastrano. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. – For most students, switching career paths can be a very difficult decision to make. I know this, because I was one of them. I began my first-year studies as a chemistry major with a genuine interest in healthcare and pharmaceutical innovation. However, as my first year of undergrad came to an […]

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A Brief Survey of the Modernist Canon

Written by Nathan Allen Pastrano. “Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.” – Richard Wright Writing is more than just for entertainment purposes. It is a way to speak truth. The early 20th century marked a turning point in literary history for marginalized groups, particularly in the United States, […]

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Misconceptions About English Majors

Written by Nathan Allen Pastrano. “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare There is a common misconception that majoring in English is completely useless when it comes time to step foot in the job market. While it is true that there is an abundance of jobs waiting […]