October 2009 Blog Posts (4)

College Application Tips

So, as I said before I'm like many of you applying to colleges, again. It reminds me of four years ago, when I was applying to undergrad. There are a lot of little details I got and learned along the way that I figured it'd be nice to share. Feel free to add any others you've heard of.

Tips on applying to college:

- Visit the schools. There's so much you gain from visiting the school, you get a feel for it, what the atmosphere is like, the cafeteria, and so much.… Continue

Added by Hector Vega on October 29, 2009 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

Greatest College Stories #2: A Spartan Goes to Class

During my freshman year in college I had a really great teacher who was, without a doubt, genuinely enthralled with ancient literature. So for Halloween she asked the class to come dressed up in some kind of "appropriate" attire of the past. I showed up like this:

(I am the one on the right)

To my dismay and to the classes entertainment, I was the only one dressed up. They stared at first (I showed up late because it takes… Continue

Added by Gregory Lambrecht on October 25, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Parents and college

Applying to college can be a tricky process: essays, standardized tests, grades, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendations, college visits, etc. Who is there to help us sort it all out?

In my case, my mother didn't finish high school, so it goes without saying I didn't get much orientation from her. Nonetheless, she supported me with all my decisions and encouraged me when I felt frustrated. If you find yourself in this same situation, realize that it's not that they… Continue

Added by Hector Vega on October 12, 2009 at 10:57pm — 1 Comment

A Changing World (Women, minorities, and bears! Oh my!)

I had an excellent conversation with one of my friends recently, and it reminded me of many other discussions I have had in my classes.

We basically addressed this question: Has equality been achieved amongst men and women?

Well the answer is no. We still live in a generally male dominated society (this is seen through our government, our law makers, and businesses). However, we limited our conversation to an educational point of view. The statistics in education seem to… Continue

Added by Gregory Lambrecht on October 5, 2009 at 12:59pm — No Comments

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