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White Indifference: Colorblind Racism and the Denial of Implicit Bias

White Indifference: Colorblind Racism and the Denial of Implicit Bias

Black students make up less than 10 percent* of my college’s undergraduate population. In the fall I had trouble meeting other black students, and by the end of winter quarter I… Read more »

Four Quirky Options for Funding Your College Education

Four Quirky Options for Funding Your College Education

College expenses can seem daunting, mostly because they are. There are, however, steps that you can take that will at least help minimize the financial strain on yourself and your… Read more »

Do You Need a Nap?

Do You Need a Nap?

“Are you sure you can handle the workload?” my mother asked me at the beginning of summer. I had just signed up for a summer semester of college and had… Read more »

6 Things I’d Tell My Introverted Undergrad Self

6 Things I’d Tell My Introverted Undergrad Self

During my first day on campus I was overwhelmed by my naive, unbridled enthusiasm and the intense anxiety that always comes with meeting new people in a new environment. I remember my mother’s face when my parents realized they actually had to leave me on the campus all by my lonesome…a campus that was less than an hour  away from our home…. Read more »

How to Make Friends in College!

How to Make Friends in College!

Like most people, I had grand plans for my first day of college: I would breeze into the school, my braids whipping in the wind, and I would stand in… Read more »

The (Other) Ten Kids You Meet in Your College Facebook Group

The (Other) Ten Kids You Meet in Your College Facebook Group

Feat. Image from shutterstock This evening I logged onto Facebook to find my news feed clogged to the buttons with posts from my college’s frosh page. Among those posts was… Read more »

5 Things I Wish I Had Known before Applying to College

5 Things I Wish I Had Known before Applying to College

Especially dedicated to the class of 2015 1.       At first you think that boasting about your many accomplishments is fun but… It’s not all that it’s cracked up to be…. Read more »

Sorority: Traditionally Black, Traditionally White, or Traditionally You?

Sorority: Traditionally Black, Traditionally White, or Traditionally You?

The presence of the divine nine has always been heavy and unwavering all throughout my childhood. And for those readers who aren’t very familiar with the upstanding sororities and fraternities… Read more »

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