In this post, I share my experience over the past few months in trying to navigate internships, jobs and other opportunities in the middle of a pandemic.
The Ivy League seems like an unattainable, glorious dream; having unimaginable resources that would allow you to explore interests and passions, engaging in riveting conversation with bright peers, learning useful skills for a fulfilling career. While there are multiple famous alumni that come from these schools, a lot of the mental strain that comes with the Ivy is swept under the rug since it is a given when attending these top schools.
I thought a lot about the way I wanted to structure this article, especially with a topic that is very personal to me. As we all continue to fight for the Black Lives Matter movement, I have also seen an uprising of people bringing a light to other societal issues as they become more passionate in the idea of changing the world we live in. With that in mind, I want to write about sexual violence on college campuses. Sexual violence ranges from stalking to rape. Many times people invalidate their experiences because it is not rape, but where there is no consent, there is sexual violence.
I offer some historical context that can be used to explain the protests to family and friends and as a way to start dismantling anti-blackness within non-black communities through education. The history is specifically for Dallas, Texas.
As a non-black person, I have no right to input and co-opt during these matters, but I do know that non-black folk can show solidarity by offering support. It isn’t about politics, it is about being a human being. With that, I want to share three ways to show solidarity during these times.
Since my last grades have been posted, I want to reminisce over the eye-opening, turbulent, exhilarating, and chaotic first year I had at Brown University. My time in Providence taught me more about the road I have to take to achieve independence, a road full of bumps and pot holes, and my time at Brown Online taught me about the importance of community no matter the distance.
As a College Prep Scholar and College Match Scholar, I give advice over the Questbridge application process.