Senioritis Lingers

As the semester draws to a close, I am very proud that despite how slow going it has felt, I’m almost done. A change in major has caused me to be a second year junior which was disappointing initially, but I feel a lot better doing something more closely related...

How I Chose My School

In honor of decision day very quickly approaching, I would like to share with you all my journey and how I decided where I wanted to go to school. When in high school, it was understood between me and my parents that I would go to the state school and live at home. It...

My College Journey at Rutgers

I consider myself lucky to have a family that encouraged me to apply for and attend college. Although the process was difficult because I had to do everything on my own with little to no assistance, I was still able to send applications to the Universities I was...

Independence is not all it seems…

I am a student from a low income family. My mother has made me balance school and work from the minute I turned sixteen. I worked at my old job for three years saving up for college while I was in high school. My mother taught me that if I want something, I will have...

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...

Diving Into the Deep-End

Hi everyone!!! I guess this will be part introduction and part “jumping right into the deep end”. I’m A’Daja and I am currently a first year at Washington University in St. Louis. A beautiful school, overflowing with charm and uncomprehensible...