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Grief

Sanika, a freshmen student at UC San Diego, reflects on her truncated first year of college. ——————————————————————————– I just finished doing panic grocery shopping with my dad in the midst of a pandemic in Sacramento.  A week ago, on Monday, I never thought I would even say this sentence. In fact a week ago, I was …

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Here Comes “The College Blues”

Just because a student starts college doesn’t mean that their mindset has caught up to being a college student. First thing last Monday morning, a first-day-of-college-classes student texted me: since she walked into a classroom, where the class lecture was already underway and was at the wrong classroom to boot. Embarassed, she worried that her …

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Guest Post: It’s Okay to Not Know

By Spencer Batute I’m not quite sure how to write one of these personal journey blog posts, as I still don’t feel like I’m at some end goal or vista point that I can look down from and spew some all-seeing knowledge. And I don’t know if I ever will be. But I think that’s …

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Advice for the First Year of College, by College Students

Guest Podcasters, Ally Jeffers and Mikala Rosaia, Santa Clara University Sophomores studying both Political Science and Communications, offer the following advice as they reflect on their first year of college. The pressure to establish new friend networks, while “declaring independence” from their families can have unintended consequences. So, listening to Ally and Mikala discuss the …

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Tied at the Hip: Modern-Day Parenting

“Helicopter Parenting” has become a norm, which can delay adult children taking responsibility for themselves. More colleges staff are now sponsoring a PTA-like “College Parent Groups”. Adult children can also tie themselves to mom and dad; some request editorial advice on college papers through Google Documents. And, as no parent wants their child to suffer, …

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Is College the New Speculation?

Often students earn college degrees to increase their likelihood of future financial stability.  Yet, as college costs are rising, students and their parents subsequently are borrowing more to earn said degree, thus students “spend” the equivalent of a few years’ of post-graduation wages while parents may delay retirement, the question is, “Is college worth the …

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Unleashed Brilliance AKA College Essays

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It’s always an honor to help render the seemingly impossible–RAW, NAKED TRUTH.   Related PostsOn Writing “Careers, college majors, financial security…oh, my!” Risk & Reward

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Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related PostsOnly 2.43% Made the Cut “I Got 99 Problems and Being a Kid Ain’t One…” Here Come The UC Decisions

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College Move-In Day

Meanwhile…. Cartoon courtesy: kxoj.com Photo courtesy: Mehr Sahota Related PostsMay 1st: Not Just May Day for Seniors The Separation Between Parent and School? Rising Student Loan Delinquency

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Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

Wonder no longer… Related PostsMoving Across the Country for College Changes to the ACT Writing Section Guest Post: Study Abroad from a Parent’s Perspective