Why go to college?

There is plenty of discussion in many lower class communities as to the importance of higher education. Schools throw plenty of stats and just by word on how great college is and how it can give you a brighter future. I am in my second year of college at San Jose State University and in two short years I see the impact higher education can have on an individual.  Continue reading


All in the head

Like many aspiring college student’s there are plenty of doubts that linger in our heads. I could recall a time where I truly couldn’t see myself on a college campus let alone being able to thrive once I arrive. Everyday of high school I carried the doubt, fear, and uncertainty with me. Although I couldn’t see myself at a college campus, I made a decision in my head to work hard and let fate take care of the rest.  Continue reading

A chance at something new!

There is something we can’t ignore that could be our possible future. If all the first generation college students successfully complete college to receive their degree there could be a new future. 20% of the 7.3 million first generation college students could be the generation to help aid not just other college students but anyone. What is also important to note is that nearly 50% of those first generation college students were labeled as low class and party of racial or ethnic minority group. Continue reading

A new example

There’s seems to be so much evil and bad things going on in the world now a days. There are plenty of young people who are being misguided and many losing lives. While volunteering at a local elementary school while in high school I realized the importance of a good role model. Many of the children I taught were from homes just like mine, uneducated and underpaid. Many of which also have older brothers and sisters but just like mine, are living lives we shouldn’t follow. Like many other children in the same situation, even as young as elementary school children they are faced with many obstacles that can lead them to an unpromising future. Continue reading

Paving the way

The best way the other first generation college students like myself can really have an impact on the future generation is as simple as setting the right example. For a long time I did not know why I acted a certain way or why certain things had an effect on me. Until I left for college I realized that all my life I was left with a gap in my heart of a role model. I realized how important to guide you in life can have such a big impact on anyones life. Continue reading

What lies ahead…

A lot is really unknown for most first generation college students when they arrive to college and have their first semesters under their belt. Even now that I am almost done with my second year of college theres still a great deal of unknown. Im not sure if the major I am currently in will be the same one I graduate with or if my dream job will change. Continue reading