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College: Reality Check

My struggles in engineering made me question my career path. My advisors were instrumental in informing me that college was where you studied what you want instead of what others want.

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Almost There: Fall Semester 2019

Anticipating fear and a modicum of excitement for next semester, I see my time at DC in Fall 2019 as an impetus to prioritize my time and needs. Courses and work will occupy my schedule, but despite those obligations, I will make time for myself. My call to action is for you to take care of yourself.

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My Last Few Days in College

I always think about my time in college as the separation of two worlds. My home life and my college life do not collide and there is something practical about that setup. Yet in nearly a month one of my worlds comes to an end. It is interesting to think that I have...

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Springing into Healthy Habits

The middle towards the end of a college semester can be a very difficult time. Midterms, group assignments, projects, and so much more fill up the plates of college students everywhere. Not only that, but naturally we all want to keep up with our clubs and other extra...

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Concrete Post-College Plans

The month of March has sort of decisive in terms of what is next. Around mid-March I learned from the second school I had applied to that I was admitted. This took me to be indecisive about which school to choose over the other one. One is Northwestern University’s...

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In growing up First-Gen, I have had to grow up fast, needing to assume adult responsibilities at an earlier age than other teens. All of us First-Gens know this struggle. I have completed documents and read legalese regarding my parents’ mortgage and banking...

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