Jam for a Good Cause

Not all students can say they go out to bars over the weekend for a good cause. Instead of feeling guilty the day after your night of funneling shots and spending your week’s worth of food money, the Global Peace Exchange (GPE) at Florida State is providing students a guilt-free opportunity to grab a beer,…

My Little Picture: Distractions

Between the last two summers of my undergraduate career, I volunteered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s state chapter, NAMI Florida. There wasn’t much for me to do as a new volunteer it seemed. I spent a great deal of time playing with green Excel spreadsheets, blue Word documents, and sort of pink Access…

Walk Now for Autism Speaks at FSU

Once autism was thought to affect only 1 in 10,000 children. Now studies show that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed with this disorder that affects families, schools, and the community at large. Despite the high proportions and higher health care costs associated, autism research, up until last year, received less than 5% of…