Santa Jerry's Gifts

My first semester here was quite a mess actually. I was homesick during the semester, sleeping at unusual times, struggling to remember everyone’s names (hey, it’s hard!), as well as trying to keep up with the course work. And then what happened was I left an apple...

Succeed in College

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. Welcome to Campus! Prepare Yourself for the Unexpected… As a first-generation college student, you may not have a clear idea of what college will actually be like....

The Inevitable Sweet Ending

Halloween is my favorite time of the year. In October, I can stop being myself, forget the adversity and transform into someone or something different for a night. This year, however, I chose to embrace Halloween by refraining to dress up and deciding to be myself....

Summer Bumming

The sad thing about finishing a school year? Saying bye to all your friends that are going abroad. And then wondering why you aren’t. Oh yeah, thats riiight! Mom was scared I was going to get dangerously ill because she heard from her friend’s...

Wow… less than 1.5 years to go!

It’s amazing how fast time flies. I cannot believe that almost two years ago, I wrote my first blog and was about to begin the life-altering experience that is college. Especially a place as different from my own experiences as Harvard. It’s amazing because, as a...