Speed School Showcase Returns for Fall 2022 Thursday, Dec 1 2022 

By Anthony Riley–

The Speed School held its Fall 2022 Engineering and Design Showcase Wednesday afternoon in the SAC ballroom. Students displayed their new projects and things they’ve worked on this past semester, ranging from water treatment technologies and advancements in x-ray tech.

Photos by Anthony Riley//The Louisville Cardinal

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Louisville Alum: How ADHD Pushed Me to be an Entrepreneur Tuesday, Nov 29 2022 

By Morgan Hancock

I’m Morgan Hancock, and I attended Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2012 pursuing my Doctor of Law (J.D.).  

Since childhood, I’ve known my mind worked differently. I was more impulsive and venturesome than my peers. I was the head of the academic team and yet, the class clown. I was class president, then a high school dropout. I could not do anything at half-effort—for good or bad. 

I’ve been labeled obsessive, reckless, immature, delusional, and even selfish because I have a cornucopia of grandiose ideas and passions, and I act on them.

About five years ago, at age 31, a psychiatrist suggested that I might have ADHD. I rolled my eyes, holding the misconception that those with ADHD were lazy, unmotivated, and underachievers. By contrast, I consider myself hardworking, laser-focused, and successful. As I researched ADHD, I was surprised to learn that a disproportionate number of successful entrepreneurs have ADHD. 

I came to realize that not only do I have ADHD but that my ADHD actually pushed me to be an entrepreneur.

The three main traits of ADHD are:

  • Impulsivity 
  • Risk-taking 
  • Constant novelty-seeking

These traits are all connected to a genetic mutation of the DRD4 gene. This mutation inhibits the production of dopamine, the feel-good chemical. Consequently, for us with ADHD to feel good, we need stimulation. If we can’t find it, we create it for ourselves, sometimes with negative consequences. But I’ve learned that I don’t always have to resist the inclinations caused by ADHD. Instead, I can lean into and harness them toward entrepreneurial endeavors.

Conversely, the three biggest hindrances to becoming a successful entrepreneur are: 

  • Hesitation to act 
  • Risk aversion
  • Contentment with the status quo 

Fortunately, my ADHD brain produces the opposite behavior. I am literally genetically hardwired for entrepreneurship. 

Since my ADHD diagnosis, I’ve become a more self-aware, confident, and resilient entrepreneur. 

I shifted my focus from what I lacked due to my disorder, and I focused on what I have in abundance, which is, ironically, the first word in the acronym ADHD: attention. 

The name ADHD can be misleading in that people with ADHD actually have a surplus of attention—not a deficit. We pay attention to so many things all at once. 

However, through the help of medication, lots of checklists, reminder apps, and accountability partners, I’ve learned how to manage and direct my abundance of attention to achieve my entrepreneurial dreams. 

I’ve come to recognize the traits of ADHD I once viewed as weaknesses are not only strengths for an entrepreneur but also requisites and perhaps even superpowers! 

Morgan Hancock is a commercial real estate agent, Founder of Bourbon with Heart, US ARMY veteran, mother-of-two, bourbonista, and passionate advocate of the arts. 

Follow her on IG @MorganBrookeHancock.

Learn more about her non-profit at BourbonWithHeart.Org.

Photo Courtesy // Morgan Hancock //

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3 Things You Should Know About the College Student in Your Life Tuesday, Nov 22 2022 

By Jacob Maslow – Branded Content

Whether you have a relative, a family friend, or someone else in your life who is wondering if college is still worth it or just starting college, you may want to provide some support to them in this enormous life change. It can help to keep a few things in mind as you think about how to provide this support. Even if you went to college yourself, it’s different for everyone, and sometimes it’s hard to remember the particulars of the experience.

They Are Adults, Sort Of

While you may be tempted to point out all the ways in which they are not really adults, it’s important to remember that not only are they indeed legally adults, but they are also probably more capable than you give them credit for. Throughout the country, 18-year-olds are not just going off to college but they’re also living independently, having children, and serving in the military. At the same time, if your instinct is telling you that they may lack the wisdom and maturity to make the best decisions all the time, you’re also not wrong. You really need to step back and let the student make their own decisions at this time and deal with consequences as well, but there may be times when they need adult intervention, such as if they are ill or having issues with a landlord.

They May Need a Cosigner

One of the biggest worries faced by many college students is money. Even though there are several different ways they may pay for their education, including federal aid, work-study programs, grants, and scholarships, they might still come up short given the rising costs of both tuition and living in general. The college student in your life may need to take out private loans as well, but with little or no credit history, those loans may be inaccessible or might offer an unfavorable repayment plan. If you are able to be a cosigner for that student, it can make a big difference. By cosigning a student loan, it means that they are more likely to get approved and that they may be offered lower interest rates.

They Could Use Your Solicited Advice

Nobody really wants unsolicited advice, but it’s a good idea to let the student know that you are available if they do want your input. This gentle approach is likely to be more effective than barging in with your opinion unasked anyway. If you’re not the parent, you can still be a useful source of guidance. In fact, it can be helpful for students to have other adult advisors besides their parents. Whether you’ve been out of school yourself for a few decades or just a few years, it’s likely that you can offer a different and valuable perspective on topics as diverse as how to choose a major, how to get along with roommates or how to budget. You don’t have to have any special knowledge or training to help with these types of issues. They are generally things that simply come easier to you as you get older and get more life experience.

Photo Courtesy // Jacob Maslow //

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One of a few Black women from Kentucky lands D1 scholarship in gymnastics Tuesday, Nov 22 2022 

Retoshia Halsell spends more than 20 hours a week training at Champion Gymnastics in east Louisville under the watchful eyes of her coaches and younger teammates.

        

‘A Christmas Story’ House update: ‘We are not interested in selling to the cast’ Saturday, Nov 19 2022 

This comes days after 3News spoke with actor Yano Anaya from the original movie as he discussed potential interest from the cast in purchasing the iconic property.

        

Meet ‘The Mole’ from Netflix’s hit reality competition show Friday, Nov 18 2022 

The Kentucky native discussed how they deceived their fellow contestants.

        

Kentucky Journalism Foundation offering $4,000 internships with newspapers Tuesday, Nov 15 2022 

By David Thompson of the Kentucky Press Association

The Kentucky Journalism Foundation, an affiliate organization of the Kentucky Press Association, is again offering $4,000 10-week internships with Kentucky newspapers. The Host Newspapers will be selected in early December and will be members of the nation’s 10th older state press association. KPA celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019.

Applications are available from your school’s student publication adviser or by emailing KPA Executive Director at dthompson@kypress.com.

The deadline to apply as a student intern is December 5, 2022. The internship program has been offered annually since 1993 although it was suspended in 2021 because of the pandemic. The KPA Past Presidents select Host Newspapers from applications submitted by eligible newspapers and then the Host Newspapers receive access to the applications of students. Host Newspapers must select their student intern by January 28, 2023, and offer the student to spend 10 weeks during the summer working in a newspaper environment.

The 10- week internship generally starts a week after the end of the Spring semester. The 10 weeks would end in late July. Students interested in news, advertising sales, photography, online, or layout/design are encouraged to apply. Students do not have to be majoring in journalism to be eligible. But the program is open only to students who will have completed the first year of college by May 2023. The internship program was created in 1993 to give students a “real life” experience of working in a newspaper environment with a design to attract them to journalism as a career.

If you have questions about the internship, talk with your student publication adviser or call David T. Thompson at 502-223-8821 in Frankfort.

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‘We didn’t get treated too well’: American Indian man opens up about growing up in southern Indiana Tuesday, Nov 15 2022 

American Indian history is included in most school curriculum, but many of the lessons aren't the entire story.

        

Missing bracelet found: A mother was devastated after losing the ashes of her baby Tuesday, Nov 15 2022 

A North Carolina mother's heart is at ease after finding her bracelet with her son's ashes inside.

        

AAPI Fall Expo Celebrates Asian Heritage Wednesday, Nov 9 2022 

By Anthony Riley–

In the Red Barn last Friday afternoon, the first annual AAPI expo brought campus together to celebrate Asian American heritage and culture. Local restaurants came to give out food, including Dalat Cafe and Tropic Grill, and a variety of international and Asian-focused organizations came to table the event. The UofL Free Store held a pop-up store in the SAC Plaza outside the Red Barn.

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