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  1. Feb 2019
    1. The question for us became: Did I need to go to the more expensive school? Would it make a real difference in my life?

      A question I ask myself everyday. What is the main difference between here and community college?

    2. I was about to be the first in my family to go to college, and it wouldn’t cost us a cent

      what an amazing feeling. college tuition is no joke.

    1. He was 18. He came to school and was invited to a party his first weekend, and he didn’t know anybody. So he started to drink. He drank way too much and ended up lying on a bench in his residential hall, feeling very sick. Nobody stopped and said, ‘How are you doing? Are you O.K.?’ And he felt so isolated. When he came in to speak with me the next day, the thing that struck him — what he said — was, ‘There I was, alone, with all these people around.’ ”

      This makes me sad. I have seen it, people drink way too much. They're unstoppable.

    2. he technology that keeps them connected to parents and high school friends only reminds them of their physical separation from just about everyone they know best.

      Yes, being away from home was hard.

    1. All young Americans should learn Spanish — el idioma extranjero de mayor importancia en los Estados Unidos

      Strongly agree! Spanish is a wonderful language and benefits you in the long run with jobs, education and life in general.

    1. In my own life I made bad choices that went far beyond spray paint. I flunked out of college and at various points narrowly dodged jail time. When I think back to those mistakes, I’m horrified and chastened. I feel fortunate to have survived, to have had the privilege to make amends.

      Nobody is perfect everyone makes mistakes. We live and we learn, my laughs now can make us cry later.

    2. Because in 1985, a college student could get a little self-righteous, make a bad decision, face consequences and then go home, having learned a “valuable lesson.”

      Times have changed. Get in trouble with the law and that can now affect your future education.

    1. Drinking and smoking eased my social anxiety and seemed like fun. Until I couldn’t stop. Getting clean — smoke-toke-alcohol-free — led to a huge upswing in my life.

      Never knew it would be hard like she explained to stop.

    2. Yet as a teacher, I see that the students who come weekly, sit in front, and ask and answer questions get higher grades and frankly, preferential treatment

      students who do sit in the front and are engaged to the topic that is being taught will learn better and have higher grades.

    3. f a class was boring or it snowed, I’d skip.

      Relatable, last semester I would skip lectures because I knew I could get notes from my peers.

    4. as a freshman I think majority of us can relate to this. We're too worried about what others think.

    1. Students are empowered when they realize how their knowledge in a subject area can benefit the community at large and that they themselves can benefit society –

      Students also feel a sort of achievement when they give back to communities, makes them feel good about themselves.

    2. CSL has been developing for more than fifteen years in the US;

      Wow. Very long time.

    3. he underlying difference between CSL opportunities and other experiential approaches to learning is that CSL opportunities benefit both the student and the recipient of the service while ensuring that the outcomes are equally shared by both parties involved;

      explains how CSL benefits both the community and ourselves.

    1. The study has not found that attending a private college or a highly selective one foretells greater satisfaction

      Important fact that I think everyone should pay attention to.

    2. College for them is a slapdash scramble to grab credits as they can while working a demanding job, caring for family members or both.

      Unfortunately this is majority of the college kids. Living a busy life, trying to balance work and school.