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…so week number 4 in the semester? So far so good. This week I was able to conquer two exams and some essays, and I honestly feel good. But without coffee, this would not be possible. With endless hours staying up to complete online quizzes, drafts, and endless studying, all my energy has been gone. But, the weekend is coming up and I can already hear my bed calling me.

While browsing this week on my LinkedIn account, I stumbled upon an article that I thought captures the essence of community college. So of course, I had to share it:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/parenting/2015/02/11/the-community-collegereal-college-divide/

Blue

"The Glass Castle" taught me about enjoying simplicity and the true value of objects. "The Great Gatsby" shed light on money, success, greed, and friendship. And "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" conveyed the morbidity of how inevitable fate is.
My name is KeAndre Blue, but Blue is my preferred name. I adore books and I am from Bristol, England. I have been living in the United States for seven years. I have had the blessing to travel a lot during my younger years of childhood which has open my mind to different cultures, environments, and how truly magnificent the world is.
My siblings are my pride and joy. And my pet, Kohta, who's restlessness makes my day. I consider myself a free spirit who thrives on spontaneity and conquers adversity. In my down time I am either reading a book or writing poetry. But when the weekend comes, I am out with friends attending a concert, camping, taking random road trips, or occasionally visiting the museum.
I have a strong relationship with pizza, and will spend more money on food than on clothes without a second thought. I enjoy yoga and running and my music interests are mainly deep house, indie, and jazz. My main goal in life is to gain more than five hours of sleep see if I can survive on pizza alone.
I am currently pursuing my associates degree in Communication Studies and will hopefully graduate in the fall of 2017.
With all of that being said, I hope you guys enjoy my posts. And if you see me on campus say “Hello”, I would love to meet you all.

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  1. Blu, thanks for sharing the link. I read it – twice – and I thought about the message. IMO, the greatest stigma community college has is the belief that it is for those who “cannot”. Cannot afford, cannot excel, cannot compete. It is interesting to me that many of the foreign students want to live at home and want to save their parents money; they see absolutely no reason NOT to come to MC. One of the greatest obstacles is that MC is located in one of the wealthiest counties in the country, and In many cases, the parents have been saving for years on end to provide that experience. The parents themselves want their kids to go to the best 4 year schools. Often, extremely competitive parents in this county, who themselves have fancy degrees and highly paid professions, may be at the root of some of this image problem. What do YOU think would alleviate this divide?

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