Do all first generation college students value education and hard work?

Today as I was walking on campus I came across one of my friends who is also a first generation college student. My friend is a junior and I am a senior. It just happens to be that today there was a planning conference going on for sophomores to help them plan the...

Meet, connect, reach out and build a support network!

Meet, connect, reach out and build a support network! One of the things I will take away from my undergrad experience is the importance of building a support system. I remember feeling very lost and disconnected my first year of college. It felt like no one understood...

Preparing for life after college

I don’t know if it is because I am a first generation college student and I have a lot of pressure on me, but I am always thinking about life after college. My friends constantly tease me about how much I enjoy planning ahead, but I just like to feel like I am doing...

Last Year of Undergrad

It is hard to believe that this is my last time moving into Stonehill. I still remember all of the emotions I felt my freshman year when my mother, uncle and I drove four hours from the Bronx to get here. I am in no means poetic, but sometimes when I am having a hard...