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Reflection as a First Generation Student

Reflection as a First Generation Student

My journey getting to college wasn’t easy, and the challenges didn’t stop once I arrived to Swarthmore College. Upon arriving to Swarthmore for freshmen orientation, I felt so out of place, everybody and everything looked so foreign. I was experiencing culture shock and feeling homesick at the same time. At my first college party, my … Continue reading

Musings of a First Generation College Student

Musings of a First Generation College Student

I walked into college fighting to survive. Not that that fact has changed any, but I have learned many things that have made the survival journey a lot easier. ¬†As a current Junior at Swarthmore College, a small, pre-dominantly White liberal arts college near Philadelphia, I have learned a lot about academia and navigating getting … Continue reading