Officially Chirping

Glancing at the familiar faces in the dining hall, a peaceful emotion settled in my heart.  This was becoming my home, and I was okay with that.  More than okay really…I was thankful to be here.  Each day, realization hits me that I am in college, successfully...

Check out Khadijah on Oprah!

Khadijah appeared on The Oprah Show, “Don’t Stop Believing,” Monday, October 5 and shared her tremendous story of rising from Skid Row to attend Harvard. Check out these links: Khadijah’s Journey to Harvard University Video Khadijah’s...

100 Miles & Runnin

I tried to think of what to say to the readers of this blog at first I was going to be specific and target the seniors, but after a draft I figured my message can be applied to everyone. I remember October senior year, and now it’s a year later and I’m in college...

Something Different…Life

Fresh air, a new environment, and the future awaited me. I arrived at school several days before classes actually started.  The adjustment wasn’t too hard. Everything was just how I imagined. The people were friendly, full of activities, and most of all I fit in. This...

Hello Reality…Goodbye Fantasy

All the packing and shopping had paid off; it was move-in day. I was officially a college student! I had everything packed strategically in the car. My brother asked, “Is this all going to fit?” I replied with a shrug of my shoulders. Being the first in my family to...

Life inside the Purple Bubble

“Welcome to the next best four years of your life: College.” I drove 21 hours to finally arrive at the “purple bubble,” one of the smallest, yet best liberal arts colleges in the nation. As I approached my dorm, Williams Hall, my mind was flooded with the reality at...