What’s your passion in life? Do you have something that makes you get out of bed each morning and look forward to the day ahead of you?
I aspire to be an urban planner in cities like Cairo and Kingston to make sure that all care facilities, not only orphanages and halfway houses are given as much care as they are giving to the people that are taken in.
My name is Atta Gould. I am here to speak with you about the benefits of an education filled with Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, or S.T.E.A.M.
Mary quickly became my role model and the person I wanted to be like. I wanted her to teach me how to love without limits. Her love was so strong that she saw her only Son die on the cross, but that didn’t stop her faith in God. She shows how to trust in God’s plan.
As the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, we remember all the brave and innocent men and women who lost their lives 17 years ago. For a person my age, when I first was taught about the events that occurred on that day, it didn’t really sink in what happened.
By the end of August, I officially became a college student. My whole academic career had been centered on performing well and getting admitted to a top college, just as many of you can relate to. All of the preparation that was done over the past 17 years for this very moment should be reassuring, right? Absolutely not.
When my mother first suggested for me to attend a three-day trip to Pennsylvania for a retreat, I was very hesitant.
I was confirmed this year. It was an absolutely beautiful moment in my life and I’m so grateful that my journey brought me to this moment.
I may not be parading around Union Square, but in no way does that discount the amount of social justice work that I have done. In fact, when I have the time and autonomy to attend protests, I certainly will. Do these actions make me a bad Catholic? Or a bad Christian? They do not.
Faith is a very powerful thing, which can affect the way people act, think and view the world. As a young Catholic attending a parochial high school, I hold my morals and values close to my heart.