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    The Poor College Student

    Tuition, Books, Supplies, Scantrons, more books, someone stole your favorite pen, someone stole your text book, you need food, you need clothes because you need to actually look nice for once, drving the car on no gas because you can't afford it right now... These are all me...
    colorsplash colorsplash 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    I am a scholar in a university.

    (It is one of the top universities in our country so it's really famous here). Almost all (85 -95%) of the students here are really rich -- some are even sons and daughters of successful businessmen here. And I am just a poor girl. I don't even have nice clothes, just plain...
    misselley misselley 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Broke

    goin' to college ad not sure what to major in and whatnot, but i'm changing out to a better major soon so theres some hope it's just terrifying though when you don't know what you're gonna do in life or what you're gonna do with your major yknow? feels like the biggest decsion...
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 Apr 20, 2013

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    College Life

    I've just completed my first year at the college and still 5 more years to spend to become a graduate. College life means attendance, tuition, travel, assignments, supplies and sometimes even fines for late submission. I'm sick of it. Well all my financial expenses are handled by...
    AJT5142 AJT5142 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    Broke as **** should be the name of this

    experience. Riding the struggle bus all the way through.
    StacieJaxx StacieJaxx 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    Just Finished My Freshman Year At A Private University

    And I'm already 35,000 dollars in the hole. Oh yeah, this is going to be a long four years. By the time I graduate, I will have perhaps 150,000 to pay back in loans. *sigh*
    yolorwatson yolorwatson 18-21, F Apr 20, 2012

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    Where and how do I even begin? My professor is an amazing teacher. He is so smart and I fell in love with his lectures. Psychology is the subject He teaches. He's in his 40's. He...
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    The semester isn't even half way over and I'm already skipping most if my classes. I'll literally wake up walk to my car (I live off campus) and just get so completely distracted...
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    boley1501 boley1501 22-25, F 22 Responses Oct 9

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    I go to a private college in my city. Im 17 graduated high school a year early, im black, and i major in Biology. College sucks i started off failing. I was used to not having to...
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    Many of the teens/young adults I've encountered at my college really do too much. As in they're over the top with everything, for absolutely no reason. Everyone does something...
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    Finishing college has been the main goal in my like for a while now. When I graduated in May the feeling of accomplishing my goal was such a great feeling. However, now after a few...
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    I have a student in one of the undergraduate classes I teach who was totally blinded a year and a half ago and is now returning to college.  She is obviously alienated, frightened...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Back At School and Loving IT!!! I am 40 years old and every morning I wake up get my house going and get myself out the door. I have classes to attend too. I get my children off...
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    I dropped out of college because I know I won't apply myself... I spend 3 weeks there just because I liked one of the girls on my course and if I hadn't made myself see why this...
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    rezonance rezonance 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am going through a really tough time right now. I currently go to a university in Florida and I want to take an editing class for my film major. But they decided not to offer it...
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    I hate my College Course but this is my only choice. We are only poor and if I begged to get the course I really want, my parents will be going to be in distress because they can't...
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    MissPriscillaPrim MissPriscillaPrim 61-65, T 1 Response Oct 9

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    I have been London for about 4 months, but my English is still poor. I cannot talk with people, nor can I understand others. I should concentrate to understand a lecture but it's...
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    ...and I hate it. Part of it is my fault: I started in summer, with half the time to do all of the work. That was a huge mistake. But, now that I'm in a regular semester, I'm still...
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    bsparrot bsparrot 22-25 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want so badly to sleep with my professor. He is the only man I think of intimately. How can I make him see me in an attractive way? He seems to friendly flirt with me. Like he...
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    Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims growing inequality has been driven by 'power...
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    Simply put, to be a nursing student means to become an indentured servant. You must go through many years of whip lashings, sleepless nights, abuse, acid on the skin, and insanity...
    tobecomegreater tobecomegreater 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    WelcomeToPlanetWeird WelcomeToPlanetWeird 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    rosedemon rosedemon 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F Oct 12

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