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How It Started and How It’s Going

We are often told that it is alright to go to college and not know what you want to study or what you want to be. While that is true in many cases, it was not exactly my situation. I had known since the second grade that I wanted to be a nurse because I have always...

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Looking Back; Staying on Track

When I think back to November of last year, I can’t help but laugh. During this tumultuous time of college applications, I remember feeling a variety of emotions. Overwhelmed with the whole college application process; frustrated with my essays; and worried that I...

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Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

College can be a lonely journey sometimes. As a freshman, it is very easy to become overwhelmed by everything around you. The new people, the organizations, and the pressure to keep acceptable grades while also maintaining some sort of social presence. However, you...

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Staying On Track

The college application process can be one of the most daunting experiences a high schooler can go through. To me, it felt like everything I had done in high school had built up to the moment where I would actually start my application and submit it. Coming from an...

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Giving Thanks

During this time of year, I am constantly reminded of the endless support I have received throughout the years, especially in high school and college, to help me get to where I am now. Firstly, I am of course thankful for my parents and my...

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Homecoming Traditions

Every morning of this semester begins the same. Wakeup, get coffee, zoom meetings, email checking, and countless hours of stats homework. But, for one week all of the zooms, emails and exams stop, you close the computer and listen to the sounds of a busy household....

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Thankful for those in my life

As Thanksgiving approaches, I can't help but think back to how far I have come, and be thankful for those who are in my life. During this time, it is easy for me to start getting discouraged about a lot of things, especially my classes because we are nearing the end...

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Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation can be one of the easiest or most difficult parts about filling out your college applications. This is one topic that I remember my school counselor putting a high amount of stress on while I was in high school. There are many factors to...

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