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    As an undergraduate at DePauw University, I have worked hard to earn the grades and experiences necessary for me to go to graduate school. Despite the large sum of student loan debt I have collected in compensation for my education. No one in my family has attended a four-year institution, making me a first generation college student and subsequently the trial run for the family. I went to college with no savings and the understanding that I would be taking the financial burden. I love learning and I have a passion for geology, I declared the major as a first year. I have pushed myself to take as many courses, and winter term and summer experiences as possible to enhance my geologic knowledge. My efforts have motivated me to achieve the grades…

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    to the book itself, seeing as it is a collection of twenty-five of her essays published in magazines and by other publishers - all of which recount her life and stories of what she has done. In the essays, she provides many details and information about her life. Though she was born in rural Kentucky in 1995, she spent a small portion of her life in a small village in Africa due to her parents’ volunteer work as a physician. She moved back before starting grade school, though she describes…

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    For this study, the definition of self-esteem will be adapted from the research of Alicia D. Cast and Peter J. Burke so that self-esteem refers to “an individual’s overall positive evaluation of the self,” (Cast 2002, 1042). This evaluation one has of their self can be understood as their perception of their competence and worth. In this survey I will be measuring self-esteem through the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (University of Maryland). This scale consists of 10 questions regarding one’s…

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    organizational exit of graduating seniors after a successful completion of the socialization process in Alpha Chi Omega, or “Alpha Chi,” at SMU through my observations and personal experience. The Socialization Theory and, specifically, the Model of Planned Organizational Exit will be the basis for this analysis. The purpose of this paper is to identify why the graduating seniors of SMU Alpha Chi Omega fail to successfully complete the stages of planned organizational exit, despite successfully…

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    In the article Fraternity and Sorority Involvement, Social Influences, and Alcohol Use among College Students, psychologist Christy Capone looks at how different students behaved prior to starting college. She proposes that experienced drinkers are more likely to seek out other drinkers in college, and as a result begin to feel content in these environments where the abuse of alcohol is accepted and normal. In Sororities and Fraternities specifically, members consistently have higher levels of…

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    In today’s day and age, almost every young adult is told that attending a four-year university is the next step following high school, but two articles question the idea that college is essential and suggest a different type of post high school education. The first article I analyzed was “Should Everyone Go to College?” by Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill, where the authors discuss several factors about a traditional four-year university and question whether the benefits outweigh the costs. The…

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    of the school to decide whether the punishment should be losing privileges to college events, suspension, or even exploitation. These regulations on college campuses are crucial and should be taken seriously by students and faculty. Reasons for this is students should feel safe and comfortable when attending school and classes. Such distraction can affect their grades and attendance. These acts usually affect the minority groups which is why some places may brush it off. Also, since this…

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    somewhat dependable in their first year of college with their pre-paid necessities such as meals, limitless electricity and water, security, as well as access to university assets. Gail Reardon, the founding director of a program the helps students plan gap years said in the New York Times that “many students learn valuable life skills by earning and handling money during gap years.” (Mohn 9) The article “How to Become a World Citizen, Before Going to College” by Tanya Mohn in the New York Times…

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    Just like me, thousands of international students as well as local students are benefitted by the affordable price, simple requirements for admission, and tremendous options and opportunities of community college. Though I belong to engineering field back in my country, I was able to switch to IT field and many of those grades were easily transferred to a community college which saves both time and money. At the moment I have an Associate degree and employed in an IT field as well. This would…

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    In "The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility" posted on The Atlantic on January 16, 2014, writer and teacher Andrew Simmons states his thoughts and ideas about higher education to the impoverished population and why it isn 't for poor kids. He recently had a high school student write an essay about what she wants to do with her future. She had been told, rather preached to, that if she, "made good grades and a ticket to a good college would lead to a good job,…

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