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The High Cost of Applying to College

The High Cost of Applying to College

As a high school senior, Kerissa Kow, 19, was determined to get into a prestigious college even if she had to do it all by herself. Kow had lived on her own since she was 16, but nevertheless charged through her final years at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla. She had defied the odds  Read more »

Turning Doubt into Strengths

A little over a year ago, Dwight Peters was on the verge of flunking out of Bronx Community College. “I felt like a piece of crap,” he said with a tired tone in his voice, reminiscent of the weariness he felt at the time. Then, he found inspiration in an unlikely place for a potential  Read more »