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Written by: Charmayne Williamson, Freshman at Kent State University, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) Charmayne Williamson, Blog Post Author I’m not the most organized person, but I do have a system of how I like everything to be. Sometimes even my way gets messy, but it’s an organized...
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Written by: Omer Ozkaya, Rising Sophomore at Northwestern University, FLI Program Participant Why is it important to balance school and social life? Before getting into the how, we must understand why school-life balance is important. School-life balance is vital to a student’s health, wellbeing, and academic wellness. If social life is neglected, the student could do worse...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought online classes and e-learning to the forefront of the educational landscape. Perhaps, in your experience, it has been more convenient for your busy life to attend online classes and it may be something you’re considering long-term. For example, this decision may be convenient for your work schedule. In-person college courses...
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Brian Herrera, a Chicago Math and Science Academy former student, became a Dreamer when he graduated from high school. However, he still couldn’t receive state and federal financial aid and could only afford to attend a community college. Brian was frustrated by the lack of resources and financial support in his quest to get a...
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The title of this post may be suspect, but even the saying “we’re all in this together” is true but at the same time untrue in how the coronavirus affects certain populations more than others. The COVID-19 pandemic is more or less unprecedented, especially with how far technology and modern society has advanced since the...
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Nobody really likes to talk about money, but it’s a very necessary conversation to have with yourself, your parents, and your college financial aid officer. Don’t avoid talking about the costs of college because according to Forbes, as of 2020, the collective college debt in the US is $1.6 trillion! On a smaller scale, owing...
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After an unsettling spring and a strange start to summer in 2020, there are many unknowns about the fall semester for both incoming and existing college students. Depending on what college looks like for you in the upcoming months, I have some advice on how to cope with and navigate the coronavirus pandemic. There are...
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As a first-generation college student, I was very scared. I didn’t know much about student loans or even about the workload to expect in a college class. What scared me most was that I felt like I had no one to talk to because my parents had never gone to college. Everything I learned came...
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