Intern Blog Series: Thank You

With the semester winding down and this being out last week of classes we would like to say thank you. Thank you to Nourah and the political science department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for giving us this opportunity to learn with hands on experience. We have gotten to see a lot this semester. […]

Intern Blog Series: What Matters in Life

As the semester comes to an end and our internship is coming to a close, I’ve come across a quote by Martin Luther king that I believe is appropriate as we begin to make our ways back home, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” This is such an […]

Intern Blog Series: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is an exciting month as spring has officially made its presence and students are gearing up for the last few weeks of the semester.  But, it should also be said that April is also a very important month as it is named “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”.  This year the goal of sexual assault awareness […]

Intern Blog Series: How You Give Back

Giving back to others and to your community doesn’t have to be on a large scale to be important. In other words, there are so many ways that you can give back on a daily basis and each time you do, you make an impact on someone’s life that you may not even realize you […]

Intern Blog Series: The History of St. Patrick’s Day

Aisles at stores in the United States and all around the world have been packed with green attire and decorations for weeks now in preparation for Saint Patrick’s Day.  Certain cities and universities are known for their lavish parades and celebrations of this day.  But, many people celebrating the holiday don’t know what the day […]

Intern Blog Series: Maslow’s Need of Belonging

Knowing that one belongs to a group and shares a similar identity with others is a need that has been formed since humans had the ability to sustain agriculture. This need is listed as love/belonging on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  While nourishment, shelter, and security are the largest needs to be filled in the hierarchy, […]

Intern Blog Series: The Golden Rule

America is a great nation that has been corrupted by the notion that there are only two ways to look at an issue, as a republican or as a democrat. Our founding fathers warned us of the detriment that would follow when we split into parties, yet we have chosen to do so anyway. The […]

Intern Blog Series: Love Thy Neighbor

Love is a feeling of joy, warmth, and comfort all rolled into one. Humans feel love towards family, friends, pets, significant others, and even inanimate objects, like cars. With Valentine’s day quickly approaching people throughout the US are searching for the perfect hallmark way to show their love for the ones around them. They want […]