first gen

We need to understand the challenges first generation students face

by (kavila)

Submitted 08-29-2017 under OPINION

My mother is a Nurse Tech, my father an immigrant. My grandparents were farmers who spent their lives in the segregated south. From childhood, the importance of higher education was emphasized. Going to college was an expectation. I certainly would...

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My road to getting through college, a 32-year personal journey

by (lemmon)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

College?! We never talked about it in my family -- we didn’t have to. My father owned his own business as did my grandfather, and our family didn’t “waste time” on college. We were self-made, and my future was the family...

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