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First-gen student gearing up for the road less traveled

Karen Banda

The route of a minority, low-income, first-generation student is filled with road-blocks and a mix of emotions: anxiety, fear, confusion, happiness, and sadness. I know because I am a first-gen student. I’m anxious to see what’s beyond my hometown; to see the things that I can accomplish. But I am also scared that I will not make it or that I will not do as well as I have these past few years in high school.

This fall, I will embark on the road less traveled by someone with my background – I will leave my home and family to achieve my “impossible dream.”
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