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Zen Buddhism Offers Path Towards Self-actualization

Adam Heymann, Columnist
April 7, 2016
Filed under OPINION

o enter a situation without baggage–the arbitrary social standards, past regrets, desired outcomes, and contrived ideas, scripts and seemingly preordained roles that we have adopted to get us where we want to be–is to clear a path towards self-actualization.

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Jogging Into a New World

Adam Heymann
March 23, 2015
Filed under Excitement, Expansion, and Enlightenment in East Asia, Off-Campus Blogs

As I continue to strive to become the person I want to be I've come understand the importance in maintaining an intimate relationship with exercise. I love gyms and the endorphins that flood me after a productive date with my weights. But there's one thing I won't do at any regular gym facility: run....

Getting Started

Adam Heymann
February 23, 2015
Filed under Excitement, Expansion, and Enlightenment in East Asia

As I sit here and write my preliminary post for this study abroad blog my mind can't help but scan through the sheer experience of the last twenty-four hours: after packing my life away into two bags, my parents and I loaded up the car and zoomed off to the NHL's Stadium Series game. My San Jose Sharks...

How to meditate

Adam Heymann
December 4, 2014
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Assuming I've hooked any of you Pioneer readers into the idea of meditation, I bet some of you are wondering exactly what to do once you finally sit down. The purpose of this column will be to provide a basis for how to meditate. With this basis will come several avenues to explore as your practice unfolds. First...

Music Profile: Reggae

Adam Heymann
February 27, 2014
Filed under A&E

Reggae is world music, not just in the sense that it has origins in a non-western country, but also because it has penetrated other musical genres and cultures around the world including America, Africa, Europe and various island nations. Its universally applicable messages of world peace, political...

Mining for Music

Mining for Music

Adam Heymann
February 6, 2014
Filed under A&E

For me, musical discovery is cyclical. I take a band I really like, and I'll search them on my preferred music service, such as iTunes or Spotify. I'll find a range of limited recommended artists, look through their catalogs, and before I know it, I've heard all of their songs, and I've exhausted that corner of the musical univers...

Makings of Metal Music Can be Traced to Black Sabbath

Adam Heymann
January 30, 2014
Filed under A&E

In popular discussions about hard rock and its musical offshoots––metal and punk––Led Zeppelin reigns supreme. For example, VH1's Top 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists list places Led Zeppelin in the first spot with Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC and Metallica in the following positions. While...

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