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No matter who you are or how you’ve prepared for college, you’re bound to have a long list of questions. Our student ambassadors had college dreams just like you do and they worked hard to achieve them. Read their stories below and share your own with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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For Middle Schoolers!

Posted by Evelyn

When I was in middle school, I know I wasn’t interested in college yet. I just saw it as the next step after high school so it wasn’t really something that I thought about. But, I’m here to tell you that it is never too early to start thinking about it! I know it seems so far away, but high school goes by really fast and before you know it you’re applying to colleges. You may think you’re too young to start preparing, but that’s not true. Here are some things you can start:

 

  • Volunteer! Some places may need you to be a certain age but you can definitely find a list of places that you can start helping out at your age. Volunteering will also help you during high school so it’s always good to start a habit early.
  • Read! Reading a lot of good quality books will help you become a better writer for high school as well as when you start writing your college essays.
  • Do your homework on time! Making sure you don’t procrastinate and do homework on time will help you be successful in high school and college.
  • Visit a college campus! Seeing a college will help you start thinking about what it is like.

 


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Alpha Pi Sigma Rush Week

Posted by Marilu

The excitement of homecoming might be over but the excitement of rush week is around the corner for sororities. Rush week is the time were sororities and fraternities have various types of events to recruit new members such as; information nights and socials. In most cases, organizations rush around the same time but it varies depending on the organization. Even though rush week can be stressful its still fun. Every year we have a theme and this year’s theme is NFL and our slogan is “Drafting the best since 1990”.

As social chair, I’ve been planning a few socials with different fraternities and sororities. Our rush chair has planned information nights and events where the interests can get to know the sisters and more about what we do. We will rushing starting February 10-19th and I hope its a successful rush and get a good group of girls interested in our sorority. Below is the flyer of events:


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A Love Note Pt. 2

Posted by Marlene

Long distance relationships are neither easy nor difficult to overcome, but trust, novelty in communication and being patient are key factors in stable relationships. Not only do we find some of these factors in a romantic relationship, but also in many other types of bonds (e.g., friendships, mother and daughter, teacher and student etc.). Had I been selfish and stubborn I would have insisted to keep him in my life. But my parents taught me that loving is patient, kind and mindful. As William Shakespeare said “the course of true love never did run smooth”. Life is a mystery and we can only untangle the mysteries after they have occurred, then is it only ok to interpret the incidents that happen to us. Still, loving another being has been more than just a beautiful experience and being in love changed my perspective on what fate and destiny mean.

 

College is a prime time to find your true self, and discover new goals. I would never change meeting my first love because he helped me grow and taught me about love. I’ve never had the privilege of living in a house, owning expensive clothes or a car, but I have had the privilege of falling in love.

 


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