Category Archives: Psy-Guy: Matt Kridel

Speaking publicly at Celebrate Gannon

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I’m a great public speaker. There, I said it. I’m not trying to sound like a braggart, but after three years of competing in speech and debate, two years of coaching it and eight years of theater, I think I’ve

The view from the director’s chair

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“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.” Of course those players wouldn’t know what their entrances and exits

Leaving home and going back again

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I feel like Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz.” No, I’m not confused about my gender; I’m talking about my journey through college. Let’s pretend that college is Oz. At the beginning, both are terrifying with all the new places,

Getting the call: A short story about grad school

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“Ugh,” I think to myself, “not another Singing Valentine.” I was finalizing the Mixed Chorus’ annual fundraising project for the past three hours and was just ready to be done. Nevertheless, I pulled out my phone, and checked the number

Admissions Triple Threat: Why I love my job

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This is my third year at Edge, and I don’t think I could’ve asked for a better job to have during my time at Gannon. I get to blog, something I surprisingly love and probably never would have done myself.

Anticipating grad school

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“I see you shiver with antici…“ I’m finally done with my applications for graduate school. I’ve applied to six schools with programs in clinical and counseling psychology, as well as public health. And now all I can do is wait

Getting my holiday on

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(This blog is best read with Christmas music playing in the background. I suggest Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” any of Michael Bublé’s Christmas album, or the soundtrack to “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown,” which are my

Conferencing minds on minds

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Imagine getting to spend one day-to-one week at an event focused around nothing but your favorite things; you’re with people who know and love your favorite things; you go to demonstrations and educational events focused around your favorite things. Whether

Roommates: Love them, hate them, live with them

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“Hey jerk.” “What’s up, loser?” Any stranger who observed the banter between my roommate Ben and I would think that our relationship was abusive. In fact, the names we call each other are often worse than the above examples and

A different kind of Stage Fright

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“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our lives are rounded with a little sleep.” This quote from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” was the tagline for this year’s Stage Fright, the annual haunted house presented by Alpha Psi