Tales of a PetSmart Employee

“Do you have a phone number with us?” I ask, my hands poised over the number pad on the register. “Yeah I might. Wait,…

Playing at a Different Level: The Success of the Sierra Football Program at Moving its Players to the Next Level

For most young athletes, the dreams and aspirations for their athletic journey end with performing their craft at the professional level. This journey can…

Sierra Alumni Story: LittleDove Rey

My name is LittleDove Rey and I am currently a first-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, a program run…
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Seeing Beauty in the World

When I used to think of things like the Dust Bowl, Dr. Pepper, or rock hounding, I did not feel any sense of significance…

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