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College on a Dollar-Menu Budget

FAFSA. Ferocious-Anxiety-Financial-Stimulating-Atrocity. My senior chemistry teacher belabored the fact that graduate and medical schools will look at grades in Organic Chemistry to weed out the strong from the weak.  She told us that OrgChem isn’t grotesquely hard,...

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Asking for help

I've been back in Los Angeles for break, and Matt Rubinoff, CSO's Executive Director, visited me this weekend. Of course he brought his Flip Video. Here's some advice on asking for help and finding a mentor to help you get to...

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2010 is finally here!

The first semester definitely had many lessons to learn. One thing I didn’t mention in my previous blogs is that I was pledging for Phi Iota Alpha, a Latino fraternity that focuses on uplifting the Latino community and bringing together the different people of Latin...

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Second Semester Freshman: Through the Storm

As I've spoken with many of my peers, they've all said that the first semester was a definite challenge. Many of my new found friends will be returning to Dillard University while others won't. One things for sure, we've all realized the Do's and the Don'ts of college...

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There Is A Whole City Out There!

Well, 1/8 of my college experience and (knock on wood) I'm very happy with where I'm at.  In my last post, I discussed how it took a few people to go out of their way and really become friends with me.  These are some great kids, and I have surely managed to have a...

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Our work is never over

I was going to keep some of the more major things I've been doing at college under wraps, but in light of a series of events that have occured back home I feel the need to stop being so abstract and "wise man" like and show maybe proof that the sky's the limit...

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Reflections On The First Semester

Wow!  Like everyone else has said, this semester has absolutely flown by.    I remember during the first few weeks of school wondering whether or not I was going to handle the social situation of all these kids that I had very little in common with.  I did miss my...

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