I look at my parents, who never went to college, and how they live paycheck to paycheck. It’s not the future I want for myself. But without financial aid, I may not have a choice.
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In short, if a parent is not available as a co-signer, there is no obvious alternative.
I feel safe in my community. Which isn’t that unusual. Except I’m not just any kid. I’m undocumented.
Many adults still get nervous when it comes to discussing or sharing media that depicts young people taking their lives because they’re afraid they’ll get inspired to copycat. That phenomenon even has a name, the Werther effect.
Until the hard-core conservatives and liberals around me tone things down, I feel like I’m a moderate stuck in the middle, fighting for reasonable discussion on two fronts.
Watching my mom go through school, I got to see her as more than a mother, but as a woman empowered.
A group of kids from Oxford High School in Michigan have created their own version of the controversial Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” with a twist. They call it “13 Reasons Why Not.”
We asked a high school counselor to weigh in on the controversy.
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.