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it's midnight already???

Time. It is what we all want more of right? Right now I am really wishing I had more time in my life because I am one busy person right now! I am going to college full time, I work at Sears part time, I have to volunteer 40 hours before December 12,2009 (I still have...

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Do you feel like time is running out?

That’s how I felt last year at this time. The leaves were falling off the trees, the air had a bite, and the sun was setting earlier.  The election season was over, and I had spent the last few months putting off thinking about college in favor of work and the...

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Check out Duylam and Jesse in the news!

The Wellesley (Ma.) Townsman recently interviewed Duylam and Jesse about obstacles they overcame to become first in their family to go to college and their involvement with the Opportunity Scholars blog. Read the article...

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"A la mode" means with ice cream!

Good news! I finished my philosophy paper! It felt great finally submitting it. You know what else was great? I had some pecan pie for the first time on Tuesday; it was delicious AND I had it a la mode. I had it at the Faculty Dinner where you invite a professor,...

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Missing the Big Picture…

Personally…the college process was daunting to say the least.  My dad never finished high school…my mom never made it to college.  Throughout school, my main focus had been getting high grades…extracurricular activities…establishing good relationships with teachers...

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Understanding Why

I don't like being a sore loser, so horrah for the Yankees. How about that Matsui? Hey guys, me again [I hope someone actually reads my blog haha] As the days roll by, I find that I'm becoming more and more enveloped with promoting this blog, and getting CSO's message...

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Cooking this week in Cali

Have you ever heard the saying―“Out of the frying pan, and into the fire…”? That’s pretty much my motto for the week, since I’m gearing up for mid-terms this Thursday and Friday―one in math and the other in Latin―while also maintaining my other...

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wurds uhv wiz-duhm

I was told to make the title catchy. aren't phonetic spellings eye catching?! haha I recently went to see the marketing director at Babson, Gene Begin, and we were discussing how I could push the blog and get it read. The conversation digressed slightly and we talked...

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The (Academic) Life

In the last month, I’ve begun to think seriously of what my role in academia is.  Perhaps the most surprising conclusion that I have begun to arrive upon is that our roles are constructed.  Undoubtedly it would appear that such a conclusion offends the very grain of...

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