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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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Networking Challenges with COVID-19

As we all know, COVID-19 has made large and small scale changes in the lives of everyone. One way in which I have recognized that students have been impacted is in the struggle to build and maintain social networks. I have seen this impact in both my first-year...

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Scary or Sweet: Being in college

I remember being very terrified of not fitting in at college. I was specially worried that I wouldn't find friends, that I would get lost finding my classes, that nobody would want to stay in and play board games etc. During my freshman year, as a first-generation...

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Choosing Your Next Step

Weigh the pros and cons. Do everything that you’d do for any other difficult decision. My best advice is to listen to your heart and soul. Don’t ask others for advice so that you can people please the rest of your life. Do you love them? Of course. That doesn’t mean you have to do what they think is best for your life. Do what you want to do. This is your life. Own it.

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