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    Alexie assures this by telling his audience, “I don’t know what any individual should do about crossing her own borders. I only know that I live a happier, more adventurous life, by crossing borders” (Alexie). The choice he made at the age of fourteenth of leaving to attend a white town high school for a better chance of becoming a doctor, which was what he wanted at the time. There was a point where he had to almost give up attending this better school due to hindering poverty, but thankfully he found a family who accepted him into their home and helped. His academic achievements in Reardan High School is what secured his admission to Spokane’s Jesuit Gonzaga University. Alexie began the use of alcohol during his university years and abused it, to where he no longer could attend school. He transferred to Washington State University where he soon received a magazine deal with also inspired him to sober up. Not expected to live a very long life due to a condition when at a young age Sherman Alexie had water in his brain, this condition was called Hydrocephalic. Reflecting on his achievement in life, which Sherman Alexie believes he owes it to his condition as he claims, “it’s strange, you know you think about the brain damage that almost killed me, I think in order to survive it, I think it instilled this will to live that was stronger than most peoples, this competitive instinct that was stronger than most peoples, I think my brain damage made me stronger” (Alexie). Its…

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    Gonzaga Mission Statement

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    various narratives revealed in the book Soul of a Leader and Gonzaga University’s Mission Statement, they both do a tremendous job of detailing their distinct missions. Now, in Soul of a Leader, the author emphasizes how crucial it is for a person or collective to put their mission at the very forefront of their decisions and direction. Today, I will speak upon how Gonzaga University is taking the steps necessary to achieve its mission as a college institution. On Gonzaga’s website, one of the…

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    We as a society believe that the more educated an individual or a civilization, the more the nation and its people will prosper. I understand that the mission statement of the Department of Education is “to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access”. What if I told you that there is no true equal access? Why is it that people like me, who come from a middle-class family, are annihilated by the financial…

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    A lot of money exchanges hands through illegal gambling on college sports. There are also some legal gambling options in certain casinos, for example, where the casinos control gambling and there is no issue betting on your team. The FBI estimates that more than 2.5 billion dollars is illegally wagered annually on the three-week tournament March Madness post-season tournament alone each year. (NCAA,1) The money earned from gambling is astronomically high, tacking at over 2.5 billion, whereas the…

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    I have received one scholarship so far from Comcast for the amount of $1,000. I have a savings of just over $1,000 in my personal account for day to day college expenses. I plan on getting as many scholarships as possible to help cover the cost of college. Whatever scholarships do not cover, I will need to cover with student loans. My education and career goals are to major in political science at Central Washington University. Then go on to law school at Gonzaga University to study…

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    Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic University and law school founded in 1891. It is a private non-for-profit degree granting institution. The institution is a master’s college (more master’ degrees than doctorates) that offers more than 160 programs. The university is located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill. In order to make an assessment on Seattle University (SU) 2013-2018 Strategic Plan, we have to first identify the fundamental values that drive and set direction to this institution and…

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    Today there are many ways for a student to earn a post-secondary education. The traditional option for attending in person classes at university or college is still present, but there many students are choosing to earn their degrees through a completely online or hybrid program, which is mostly online but does include some in person courses. No matter which style of earning an education students chose, the main goal associated with achieving a degree remains the same. That goal is for students…

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    way. All in all, it’s free money right? According to debt.com, In 2012-13, full-time undergraduates at public, four-year schools received an average of $5,750 in gift aid from all sources. This includes scholarships and grants which in fact do help students out. However, don’t forget the average year of college cost 14,000. In turn, you get approximately a semester for school paid for assuming you attended all four years. Let’s bring this back to K-State, according to our school’s website, 7 out…

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    The Desire for “More” Derives from School In every classroom, there are an abundance of different students that attend school for several reasons. Some of those reasons may be to graduate and venture to college, to play sports in college, to get a brighter education, or just to receive their diploma at the end of one’s twelve year-period of struggle and chaos. Each person has a goal that is different than another’s, but there are some students who struggle with the question of why to stay in…

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    Hardwork. Dedication. No reward One of these doesn’t seem to connect with the others. If you are a working hard and dedicated to what you do, shouldn’t you receive a reward. That thought goes through the heads of college athletes, everyday. They live this story, putting in hard work and time into playing for their school, yet they receive nothing. All these athletes play for the organization known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the NCAA for short. The NCAA is a…

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