My aunt was the person I clung to on my first day of kindergarten. Growing up, she was like my third parent.
OK, so you don’t have to be Reddit or Spotify to worry about getting hacked these days. It’s a scary world out there for anyone with a smart phone — particularly when you’re a minor.
Big changes to FAFSA: starting this year, applications are available in October. This means students can find out how much financial aid they’ll get BEFORE they apply to college.
“In middle school, I came up with this brilliant plan to defy all Asian stereotypes. I was loud. I hid my high test scores… And I stopped speaking Chinese.”
It shouldn’t be a newsflash that not all Asian-Americans do well in school, but the model minority stereotype makes the actual problems in these communities invisible.
My mom and dad don’t sleep a lot. Their backs always ache. And sometimes when I see them, they’re walking like zombies. They’ve worked so hard to make a make a better life for my sister and me, and part of me worries that if I go away to school it’s like I’m abandoning all of that.
Politicians seem to be talking down to young voters.
Adding to my anxiety, I’m worried about disappointing my parents — not by getting rejected, but breaking tradition.
For nine years, I went to a small Catholic school in San Francisco. I got a lot out of my…