Education has always been important to me. But so is financial responsibility. With the proposed cuts to college financial aid, those two goals are harder to reach.
In Oakland, California, there is only one teen shelter specifically designed for sexually trafficked girls. It’s called Nika’s Place.
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.
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?
Pupusas, Salvadorian tamales. Oxtail soup. These brought me closer to my culture.
“Leading up to high school graduation, I heard many of my classmates say, “four years of classes and I didn’t learn a thing.” They were joking, but to me, it wasn’t that funny….it’s actually kind of true.”