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    A Look into a First-Generation College Student’s Story

    Why Finding Your Best-Fit College Late is not the End of the World Two weeks after I had walked across the stage to receive my undergraduate diploma in 2006, I remember my mother sitting next to me on the couch in my parent’s home that I had just moved back into before starting my first real job after college. She put her hand on my leg to distract me from the TV screen I had been watching, and said with tears in her eyes, rather out of the blue: “You graduating from college… that was a really big deal wasn’t it? We should have made a bigger deal about it,…

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