There is something special about being the FIRST…

…especially being the first in your family to attend and graduate from college. I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students.

Check out video stories from first-gen students, read student blogs and discover colleges that have special programs to support their first-gen students. We feature YouTube video testimonials from first-gen students and graduates from across the country. Watch some below or share your own story.

A Step Forward Into Adulthood: The Idea of Living in Off-Campus Housing

Expect the unexpected. Every year, around this time, we have something called “housing lottery,” which essentially allows us to have preference on...

FAFSA, The Numbers Game

The FAFSA provides a preview of boring, adult financial forms one must fill out every year. While I still haven’t done my own taxes, referring to my...

The Capitalism of Mental Health

What do mental wellness and well-being mean? From the World Health Organization, they defined as “...a state of well-being in which every individual...

Whirlwind

This semester has been very hectic. I've been dealing with a whole bunch of health predicaments that have been really taking my focus away from...

Thrive!

Howdy, Bloggers What's the next big thing I can describe to you in my second semester of my junior year? I really struggle at thinking about what to...