I like to think of my life as constant forward motion, treating it like a journey – a road trip would be my ideal metaphor. Cruising down an endless Route 66, sitting in the driver’s seat of my 1970s station wagon, I peer up in my rearview mirror on occasion. But this year, I’m hesitant […]
About Matt Dockery
Matt is a writer seeking to make a meaningful impact in the world around him. A continuing learner, he believes that education is a lifelong endeavor.
Entries by Matt Dockery
In the world of blogging, vlogging, editorial, web, and copywriting, buzzwords are everything. They define the success of an article or blog post. But they can also turn a reader off. There are certain words and phrases that people just can’t stand, for one reason or another – and no matter how well-intentioned a piece […]
Let’s talk training. Universities insist online sexual assault awareness training is working. But does the data show that? Universities around the country have begun implementing sexual assault awareness and prevention training programs at an increased rate (since the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act was passed in 2013). For most college students, this is old news, as […]
The shocking statistic that 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted during their college career dominates headlines about sexual assault on college campuses. Oftentimes, these headlines question the validity of the statistic, or worse yet, minimize the issue by speaking about “how far we’ve come.” While we as a nation have made great strides […]
Dictionaries can define it, neighborhoods can promote it, and marketers will use it. Community, though, isn’t a ploy to drive sales or a smattering of words and fine print on paper. What is community? It is the people around you, the feeling of belonging that they give you. It is the safety and security which […]