Chad Graden

  • Hooah!: Love of Learning

    by - Feb 17, 2017
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu I’ve talked about this before, but the Veteran students are here at our school because they want to better themselves. Some of us may be a bit opinionated and outgoing, but we are...
  • Hooah!: Respect

    by - Feb 10, 2017
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu One of our Benedictine values at Scholastica, which also happens to be one of my favorites, is respect. If you have ever seen the college billboards around town, they read “The world needs...
  • Hooah!: Hospitality

    by - Feb 3, 2017
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu It seems hard these days to really have a sense of community that is supportive of all individual values. Our political world makes this impossible it seems. People are fighting over everything, and...
  • HOOAH: Difficult Times

    by - Dec 9, 2016
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu It is hard enough for our soldiers to be deployed and live in tents fighting an unknown enemy. Some of the places that soldiers are deployed to may include a large ship in...
  • HOOAH!: What is going on?

    by - Dec 2, 2016
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu Recently, it seems like most people have lost their minds over this election. We have people blocking traffic on highways, beating people up, crying, and displaying racial hate in public places. All of...
  • Hooah!: Veterans Day

    by - Nov 11, 2016
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu There is no such thing as being overly patriotic. I joined the military because every time I heard the American Anthem I got goosebumps. I love this country, and I love all the...
  • HOOAH!: Homecoming

    by - Nov 4, 2016
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu I left Afghanistan on my own. I was on a special mission towards the end of my tour, so by the time I left, I flew out on a military plane packed with...
  • HOOAH!: Trump or Clinton

    by - Oct 28, 2016
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote” – George Jean Nathan Elections are fast approaching, and we have just witnessed the last of the presidential debates; now we are given...
  • HOOAH!: Strong

    by - Oct 21, 2016
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu “You can’t patch a wounded soul with a band-aid” -Michael Connelly In today’s society, we are trying desperately to ensure everyone has the freedom to feel equal and welcomed. So, I am not...
  • HOOAH!: Encouragement

    by - Oct 14, 2016
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Emerson The Veteran community takes up only about one to two percent of our population;...