A newsletter about the highs and lows of the first-generation college student experience. By Zipporah Osei, a journalist and recent graduate from Northeastern University.
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"Being the first and only college graduate in my family, I am expected to shoulder the bulk of whatever expenses land on our door."
July 25, 2022
Jessika Supreme promised herself that she would be everything that her mother could not accomplish. She's now a recent graduate of Roxbury Community College.
June 8, 2022
How do we not only invite these students in to unfamiliar spaces but teach them how to thrive?
May 25, 2022
When Josh Farris hit barriers to studying abroad, he didn't get the help he needed from an adviser. It made him feel poor and unloved.
April 1, 2022
"I do think being first-gen and being a native Spanish speaker has helped me build relationships with my students," on teacher says. "They have to be able to trust you, they have to be able to feel safe in your classroom, and then we can start talking about academics."
October 22, 2021
First-generation college students are more likely to take out undergraduate student loans than other students, and when they do, they tend to be for more money. I’m in a very similar boat, so you can imagine why I took advantage of the freeze.
August 25, 2021
For all its faults in tackling colorism and Afro-Latinx representation in film, there was one minority experience it handled well: the story of first-generation college students.
July 8, 2021