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Time to Think

What is better than doing homework? Doing homework on the beach! One of my favorite activities to do after class is to take on the pristine sand and waves of Melbourne Beach, Florida. I honestly believe my academics are stronger because there is a beach so close to Florida Tech. More often I find myself doing homework in a beach…

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Small Universities with Big Dreams

If size mattered, the elephant would be the king of the jungle. The road to success is always under construction; the smaller the road is, the farther it can be built. Small universities have the privilege of growth. Growth is a rare and powerful engine that ignites ambition into practice, and speeds toward the discovery of full potential. Why do small…

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Create the Place

There is a place in every developing mind to create inspiration. Inspiration ignites ones’ ambitions into reality. Inspiration gives stamina; stamina allows one to reach their full potential. Everybody has a dream that requires a full potential to achieve it. Part of having this growth mindset is creation. In other words, the cutting edge jobs of tomorrow do not exist…

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Holiday Choices

No matter which holiday is celebrated this time of year, a common theme is apparent: what you get from life is what you put into it. If you choose carefully, the holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year. My pursuit in becoming an astronaut is very similar. Your career is only as ambitious as you make it. As…

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Finals Week Mindset

In a classroom full of nervous college students lurks the beast that everyone must defeat. This week, I finished my first set of finals in college, and I am still in awe of the magnitude of skills these tests require. Learning how to take tests is the secret to succeeding in finals week. When I take a test, I immerse myself…

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A Trip to Kennedy Space Center

Florida Tech’s location on the space coast bundles all of the high tech opportunities available that eager college students crave. Personally, Kennedy Space Center is my Disney World. (I’m sorry to all of the Mickey fans, but we have Disney too!) Setting foot on the swampy grounds that every astronaut in history has stood upon inspires me to walk in their footsteps.…

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Flying with the Falcon Precision Flight Team

There is nothing better than soaring thousands of feet above the Earth’s surface. It amazes me how in just under one century, humans went from flapping barbaric-looking contraptions, to walking on the moon. Earning my Private Pilot certificate allowed me to become a part of this legendary family of pilots. As soon as I arrived at Florida Tech, I became a member of…

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Flying High

FIT aviation had the honor of hosting the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) region IX regional competition on the week of October 18th through 23rd at Melbourne International Airport. Embry-Riddle, Auburn, Miami-Dade, and Polk State, joined Florida Tech at Melbourne for a week full of competition, academics, socializing and safety. This year, Florida Tech brought home the gold! We beat…

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Freshman Year Lessons

Moving away to college has been the greatest blessing and challenge that I have ever had to face thus far. Here are some pieces of advice that I have learned these first few months as a panther. Explore your surroundings. Florida is a most beautiful state with even more interesting people. Florida Tech’s location on the space coast is ideal.…

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How Small is Planet Earth?

There are an infinite amount of galaxies in our cosmos. Inside each are countless stars each with their own solar systems. I only account for an infinitely small particle of the curiosity that has ever existed among the universe. Then why do my dreams and aspirations seem so big? When I was a child, I often times asked my grandfather…

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