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Looking Back After A Year of College, Part 2

by Shannon Lee Clair, Princeton University Class of ‘09

Shannon homeschooled from second grade through high school in Los Angeles, CA. This is the second of a series of articles reflecting on her experiences homeschooling and making the transition to college.

The noise in the room was overwhelming. In the centre, under the dim, pink light, a circle of partiers was drunkenly singing Bohemian Rhapsody and snatches of other classic rock-n-roll. Ridiculous laughter and shouted conversations, enlivened by various specially named drinks full of vodka and Bacardi, filled the rest of the room. As the hour progressed, other “Street” goers began to crowd into the room, bringing with them a cloud of headache inducing smoke.

“Well,” I thought to myself, after wrapping up an interesting, but gradually descending conversation, “it’s time to go.” And so I left the cast party (in celebration of a theatre production wrap-up), to return to my peaceful, quiet room and my studious, quiet roommate, who was just closing her computer and getting ready for bed.

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Universities Fight State Bans To Keep Illegal Students In School

The question of whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to pursue higher education with financial assistance from the government continues to be a controversial issue. At the University of Georgia, members of the faculty have joined together to oppose a recent State policy which bans undocumented students from attending state schools in cases where the spots of legally documented students are taken away. Some undocumented students have even begun meeting with volunteering university professors at undisclosed locations near the college’s campus to continue learning.

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