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Celebrating College Acceptances

The school year is coming to end now, and you probably starting to look at financial aid packages. This makes me think back to when I was sitting in your spot looking at the schools I had been accepted to. At YES Prep, the charter school I attended, seniors get to...

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A Week After Graduation

On Monday, May 21st 2018 I closed a chapter of my life that has for the past four years been a major part of my identity. I walked across the stage of one of the most prestigious universities in the United States where I received the diploma I sought for so long. This...

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Financial Aid

Hey all, It feels as if it has been forever since I have been on here! First off I just want to start and say how grateful I am to the I'm First Scholarship. They have helped me immensely and as I wrap up my Junior year, I am immensely excited for what the future...

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Failure May Come and that is Okay

And so comes the last week of being abroad. I do not know how many times have I thanked the universe for being here, but I keep being reminded that it is a blessing. One of my co-workers, who is a law student, reminded me the other day, saying she never got the chance...

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April/May Whirlwind!

The end comes so much faster than you think! These last two months wrapped up not exactly neatly, or organized, or as expected. It all started early April, when professors were giving out the final syllabus for the next couple of weeks as well as beginning to rack up...

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School is Out!

The semester is finally over and I can finally relax! I could feel a huge sigh of relief reign out throughout my campus when finals week ended. After my last final I had to move everything out of my dorm for the summer. This year was the worst experience for me in...

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Are you working this summer?

In between preparing for finals, I have been actively searching for jobs outside of campus. I also have to be thinking how I will be spending my summer. The main take that I have learned from going through this is to always have a plan. This has helped me set goals...

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What I Wish I Knew As an Incoming Student

  Now that graduation is less than a month away, I’ve often be thinking back on my college experience and have evaluated my actual experiences to the perceptions I had in high school of college. One of the areas I have been thinking about is the academic rigor...

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Idleness in March: Spring Break Edition

I spent my Spring Break last month going back home to New York City and hanging out with my family. While some of my peers went on trips to Cancun or to Europe, I decided that it would be best for me to return home seeing how I’ll be spending a lot time working for...

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