First-Gen and their Families

First-Gen and their Families

  I am a first-generation college student. Which now seems to operate as click-bait rather than a truly foundational identity trait. For anyone who is first-gen, a parent of a first-gen, or a younger sibling they understand the weight of that phrase and its...
The Importance of Asking

The Importance of Asking

  By Sam Findlen-Golden I grew up in a family that expected me to go to college as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have a good public education, parents who had gone to college themselves, and an older sibling to go through the process before me and...
Balance is Hard to Find

Balance is Hard to Find

  by Jordan Woodside My name is Jordan. I am a college student in Massachusetts and I come from Delaware. Since I was a child living in a rough home environment, it had been my dream to go away to a university far from home. In Delaware, I was an honor roll...

A Weight on Our Shoulders

By Sam Szemerenyi I’m an economics major. I work with numbers and trends every day, and the college debt crisis will not have a happy ending for many. Tuition is rising at a much faster rate than inflation and financial aid grants are. The cost of a degree is...
Limited by Loans

Limited by Loans

  By Yeidimar Ramos I feel that student loans exist to tie us to a system and do not to provide us the opportunity to grow academically and be professionally free. The average tuition to attend college in United States is ridiculously high. Many students here...
Graduate School: Not just a privilege

Graduate School: Not just a privilege

  By Severin Pabingui Ten years ago, I immigrated to the United States as an international student to pursue my master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence program that was out of reach in my native country, the Central African Republic. Being an...