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I am a 20-year-old lifelong resident of Damascus, Maryland. I am in my 4th semester as a part-time student at MC. I plan on getting my associates degree in the next couple of years and then transferring to the University of Maryland at the Universities at Shady Grove (health permitting).

MC has been my academic home for the past year and I could not be happier. I started off my collegiate experience at Salisbury University in the fall of 2015, but due to my Chronic Lyme Disease, I was forced to drop out. I thought my academic life was over, as I was too ill to handle a full course-load, but that is when I discovered the part-time option at MC. MC gave the choice to take as many, or as few classes as I wanted, and because of this, I am now back on track to getting my degree. MC also offered me disability support services to further assist me in accomplishing my dreams.

I hope that this blog can help other students like me to see that even though they may not be taking the “traditional” route towards higher education, MC offers load of opportunities that will get us where we want to go. Whether you aren’t sure where you want to end up in life, or have another obstacle, like a chronic illness or disability, you can still reach for the stars and accomplish anything they want to here at MC.

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Keeping Your Brain Alive Over Break

Going on break is all fun and games, until you come back in the spring and your brain is full of Netflix and food. So to help keep your brain up to its full potential,…

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What Will Be, Will Be

What will be, will be. This is the hardest thing for us to wrap our heads around. If you fail that test tomorrow, it will be okay. If you missed class today, it will be…

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Feeling Thankful

With Thanksgiving approaching, it is always nice to reflect on what we are thankful for. I am lucky because I have so much to be thankful for this year. First off, I am thankful for…

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Help, Help, Everywhere

Did you know MC has multiple free tutoring centers?  There is one on every campus: in the HS building, room 150, in Germantown, Macklin Tower, room 020, in Rockville and Resource Center, room 105 in…

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Lets Discuss Discussion Boards

Let’s discuss discussion boards---online discussion boards, that is. Now I don’t know about you, but I am still pretty new to the Blackboard program. So when my professor told us we would be doing discussions…

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Next Semester Is Closer Than You Think

If you are like me, you like to plan ahead. Well, that can get complicated in college, especially when trying to sign up for classes for the next semester. So, here are some tips on…

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A Professors Passion for Printmaking

Did you know that professors have lives other than teaching? Well they do. One professor of mine in particular has an unbelievably unique life. Peter Stoliaroff is not only an amazing professor, but he is…

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No-Stress Tests

Now that I have given you the steps you need to get accommodations from Disability Support Services, I thought I would give you some tips on how to properly use another campus gem: the assessment…

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Need a little support?

When I was a junior in high school, I got my first set of academic accommodations: my 504 plan. My Chronic Lyme disease got exceptionally bad and I was missing more and more school, but…

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Hidden Gem at MC

PSA: Last week I found a hidden gem at MC, and it is located in the High Tech and Science building at the Germantown Campus, on the second floor. What is this mystery treat? It…

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