You should always prioritize your community. If there’s somewhere you want to be, somewhere you feel will suit you better, you should do whatever you can to get there. The community I’ve found at UCF has cemented in my mind that finding your place isn’t so much a solo endeavor as a team effort, and it’s well worth the time it takes to get there.
College is jammed full of exciting opportunities and resources that can benefit both your college and future careers. But it starts with taking that initial step to branch out to find your place not only in your career path, but in the world itself.
Knowledge is power and when we fail to recognize the existence of these inequities in the education system, we lack the competence to be able to adequately address existing issues, and the issues continue to persist. To eliminate inequity, we have to recognize America’s past regarding race, meaning we have to come to terms with it, including how it’s affecting our children today.
Time is money. This is a common saying most of us have heard. On the surface, the phrase simply means your time has value. Looking deeper, the saying implies that your time could, and should, be spent making money. Otherwise, you’re losing out on potential earnings. But why should we prioritize money?
I remember the moment I realized what it meant to feel black. It wasn’t when I first moved into the dorms in the crowded summer of ‘17 and was the only black person in my suite. It wasn’t when I started attending smaller classes and would be the one of the only black people in the room.
By Eliana Alicea After a particularly difficult day of programming, one of our volunteers criticized the students’ restless behavior, saying she would’ve “thrown them out”…