After a fifth Olympic game, Aliona Savchenko finally won her first-ever Olympic gold medal! Aliona is a Ukranian born pairs skater who now represents Germany. Her interest in figure skating started after she saw it on the television and began skating at the age of five. She used to practice on a lake with her…

The internet moves quickly, which means trends and challenges become popular at a high rate. Unlike the “Tide Pod Challenge” the “Paper Challenge” is much more fun and a lot safer. Many fitness gurus and procrastinating college students are partaking in this challenge. If you haven’t heard of it the Paper Challenge it requires you…

Does the name James Anthony Abbott sound familiar to you? How about Jim Abbott? He is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. What makes him inspiring is the fact that he was only born with a left hand. That’s right, he was born without a right hand, although he does have his arm. He played…

Over the last few months, I’ve talked a lot about making a plan to reach your goal. I talk about thinking of a goal, making a plan and how to get your plan from paper to reality. What happens when your plan, well doesn’t go as planned? Do you bend to reach your goals?  …

Is exercising a top priority for you? Was the answer yes? Was the answer no? If the answer was no, can I ask you why? What’s more important than your well being, your health, or your mental state. Sometimes, it’s a reasonable answer, like your family, your kids, your job, school, which of course are…

Close your eyes and imagine your 14-year-old self standing next to your fellow gauche, acne-covered middle-school friends. You’re all standing at the base of a climbing rope staring up as one of your classmates flails around, unsure whether he is making his way up or down. A piercing whistle from your P.E. teacher lets you…

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do” -Eleanor Roosevelt When is the last time you really challenged yourself to try something you previously believed to be impossible? While Eleanor probably didn’t have her goals set on a handstand, it’s safe to say this woman could have done anything she set her mind to….

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later” Halloween has already come and gone, and now the fall festivities are underway. Not only is it important to stay healthy both in and outside of COR, it’s equally important to do your best. Strive for greatness and you can sow the seeds…

“At this point, my blood type is pumpkin spice” The days are getting cooler and leaves are falling, but perhaps the best telltale sign that autumn is here is one we are all too familiar with: the scent of pumpkin spice! These days, almost every food item has a pumpkin flavor added to it: pumpkin spice…

 “I knew what I didn’t want. I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me, I didn’t want people to see me as disabled. I wanted to live a life of adventure and stories.” – Amy Purdy This story is about Amy Purdy, a double amputee, bronze medal winner, author, and motivational speaker. Most importantly,…