Scholars Blog

Apr 22, 2022


Christal Walker ’22 shares her journey of self-exploration and discovery. In college, she identified her creative roots and reflected on the importance of human connection in every person’s life. Throughout her time at NC State, she applied the concept of […]

Apr 21, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Aiden Winters

Since joining the Goodnight Scholars Program in the Fall of 2018, Aiden Winters ’22 has visited a staggering 18 countries across the globe while solo traveling and traveling alongside fellow Goodnight Scholars. Some of his favorite trips include a travel […]

Apr 5, 2022

Sustainable College Living

As a senior, Helena Brewster ’22 has experienced the ups and downs of college. Through her years at NC State, she started to find out more about herself by trying new things and being kinder to herself. Now, she gives […]

Apr 1, 2022

An Unexpected Hobby

Benjamin Morris ’22 shares how his study abroad experience in Shanghai and his personal goal of learning a new language led him to learn Chinese! He also reflects on how the process that goes into learning such intricate language will […]

Mar 28, 2022

American Dream (Luna’s Version)

Luna Wang ’23 shares her version of the “American Dream” and how that brought her to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering. Her upbringing, seeing how hard her mother worked and having a different childhood than most of her peers […]

Mar 2, 2022

The “Right” Path by Jessica Terrones

Jessica Terrones ’22 shares her major motivation to study education: her parents! As a senior, she is excited about her student-teaching experience, but like with any new experience, feelings of nervousness and anxiety also emerge. She shares advice on how […]

Feb 27, 2022

Antiques of the Future, Tomorrow’s History Is Today by Samuel Korvie

Each Saturday growing up, Goodnight Scholar Samuel Korvie T’23 would routinely tune into TV Africa at noon to watch his favorite anime series. But, on one particularly memorable Saturday afternoon, the usual timeslot of anime was replaced with a documentary […]

Dec 1, 2021

Dreams Without Borders

Elizabeth Vanegas ’22 shares her study abroad experience in Prague! After going through some adjustments to her original plan and thinking she might not be able to study abroad due to the pandemic, a new opportunity arose and with the […]

Nov 1, 2021  |  Scholars Blog

Back on Campus with a Whole New Feel

Maggie Campbell ’24 reflects on her transition from online to in-person classes and reminds us of the importance of choosing quality experiences over quantity for a better mental health and well-being. 

Oct 23, 2021  |  Scholars Blog

Bittersweet Retrospective

Every time I say that I am a senior, I am in disbelief. Time has gone very fast, I would say speed-of-light kind of fast. It seems like time is the tortoise and I am the hare.