Meet Risa Padilla, 18, from Oakland. Risa has asthma, severe allergies, and a rare condition called AMPS (amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome). AMPS is an abnormal pain reflex. Even a mild pain signal can be extremely painful.
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When the police came, my teacher got in the police car with me. At the station, I heard her tell my mom, “I’m not gonna let them take him away from you.” I was in third grade.
The deadline to accept your financial aid package is May 1st. So you need this, like, NOW.
Does UC Berkeley’s iconic past in the free speech movement really reflect the reality today?
There’s a ticking clock always in the back of my mind. I need to graduate and become financially independent before the support I get from the foster care system disappears.
During “promposal season”–which dominates springtime on campus–the student body crowds into the main quad, pushing forward to get the best view of the latest romantic spectacle.
I embrace my quiet side. But when I need to, I can morph into beast mode.
Danielle Olson is getting her PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. She’s also a black female activist. So what is it like being a minority of a minority at one of the most elite schools in the country?
My mom was 21 when she got pregnant with me. She had to grow up faster than her peers, and take on a huge responsibility. Probably 10 years too early.