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    Promoting Social Justice

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    With all the problems and disparities in today’s society, promoting social justice is more important than ever. As community leaders try to fill the world with love, peace, and solidarity, education will be an important stepping stone in facilitating this process. As part of my service learning experience, I worked to promote the learning and development of young students at the Felician College Child Care Center located on Felician University’s Lodi Campus. The Felician College Child Care Center, founded in 1987, consists of Felician Sisters and lay teachers who uphold many of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Their philosophy is that each child ought to be treated as a unique individual because each one of us is a distinct…

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    would be like in just a year’s time. After visiting a few colleges over the summer and planning trips to visit one or two more in the coming weeks, I thought I had a general idea of where I would end up. However, I made sure to keep my options and possibilities open. Since I really did not have much idea as to what I wanted to major in, I saw attending college as an opportunity for growth. Ultimately, I was seeking an environment where people would recognize my strong work ethic and provide…

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    According to Matthews and Walker (2015), anxiety disorders can “cause significant distress or impairment in social, academic, occupational, or other functioning” (p. 84). Furthermore, the reasons for anxiety can range from work-related responsibilities, health, finances, family members, or school. College can present a number of unique challenges for those with anxiety, as students are placed in social situations in which they may have never been in before. Additionally, students may need to…

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    Challenges In My Life

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    exceed the expectations of the instructors and they insisted I move on the 1st grade as I understood the materials better than most in my class. As I continued though grammar school, middle school and even some of high school, I never really had to study much because retaining information came easy to me. I was, however, developing bad habits that did come back to get me as I completed high school and began college. During my senior year of high school, I realized that I needed to apply to…

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    allow for non-academic activities.” Many European countries are doing this method, where students take a year break after graduating high school but before college to give themselves time to do what they please without the anxiety and stress of academics. The Gap Year is a great solution for students to figure out exactly what they would like their future to be, and get an idea of the real world. After 12 years of school you must figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life and it…

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    The Bible curriculum which was the primary resource in order to civilize the colonist and Native Americans. However the premise of the Bible is to reveal deeper truth. The irony in the Colonial education system was that, their source the Bible which encouraged a free-will through the scriptures while the intention of the Colonist was to use the Bible as a method to control an unintelligent population. Colonial education was systematically organized for the wealthy to attend academies in order to…

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    My Definition Of Life

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    master’s degree also or go into a culinary school to gain more knowledge about food and health. Later on in the far future I hope to be working with other people in order to change the way people see food. I want to be part of a food revolution, which hopefully get rids of most of the very unhealthy processed foods. My future is a great challenge since I am the first in my family that has graduated high school and enrolled in college. Plus financially I need a lot of help and being the first…

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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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    The term Freshman 15 is slang that is used to refer to the weight gain in students who enter colleges and universities. Studies have proven that a student is likely to gain approximately 15 pounds in weight within the first year that they join the institution. Weight gain is a problem that widely affects a significant proportion of the society owing to the diseases that may result because of unusual weight gain. Gaining weight may lead to one increasing his or her body mass index leading to one…

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    provided us with a challenging but rewarding task as it required thinking about mathematics in a different manner than we were used to. First, it became apparent to us that attempting to find an interesting way to incorporate ICC into mathematics is not simple. Once we found a satisfying topic for each lesson, we then often found ourselves focusing too much on the global aspect of the lesson, which of course conflicted with covering mathematics material. While challenging, the task ultimately…

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