- Instead Of ‘where Were You On 9/11,’ Let’s Talk About What Happened After.by Stephanie Owens, Brand Contributor on September 20, 2021
I hope that by sharing one of my most vulnerable moments in life that you can find support instead of suffering alone. Take care of yourselves, and take care of each other. We’re all in this together.
- What If? Asking The Right Question Can Help High School Seniors Apply To Collegeby Lisa King, Brand Contributor on September 17, 2021
The “What If” question is a starting point — it allows high school counselors, college advisors, parents, relatives, and friends to then explain how bringing those aspirations to life requires education, training, and experience.
- Reminiscing On The Best (Almost) 4 Years At Reach Higherby Josh Nudelman, Brand Contributor on September 17, 2021
Reach Higher has been my home for almost four years, and I will value everything I have learned during my time here. I know I am leaving Reach Higher in good hands and that the future of the organization will continue to celebrate the power of higher education.
- For Teachers Of Color Who Are Vaccinated And That Still Is Not Enough!by Dr. Frederick V. Engram Jr., Brand Contributor on September 3, 2021
I, like many other educators who are vaccinated, find ourselves at a moral and ethical crossroads. We went from being applauded and celebrated at the beginning of the pandemic to being accused of being lazy, unmotivated, and selfish for making decisions based on CDC guidelines.
- Black And Brown Students Are In Need Of Safe Spaces On Campus!by Manny Nelson, Brand Contributor on August 11, 2021
As a high school student attending a predominantly white institution (PWI) with a graduating class of 350 students, it was difficult to feel like I belonged there as a black woman.
- “You Know What I Mean?”: Universities Need Better Representation Of Counselors And Therapists Of Colorby Cynthia Guerrero, Brand Contributor on August 6, 2021
I was told that my first year of college would be difficult, so I prepared myself to face academic challenges; however, I never anticipated it to be mentally and emotionally challenging too.
- A Necessary New Normal In College Admissionsby Jenny Rickard, Brand Contributor on August 6, 2021
As we launch the 2021-2022 application this year, I can’t help but reflect on last year’s challenges, how Common App and the higher ed community at-large confronted them head on, and how the lessons we learned can propel us forward.
- The Importance Of Creating Space For Underrepresented Studentsby Ariana Berumen, Brand Contributor on July 30, 2021
I know I’m not alone in my experience: Research shows that students of color and first-generation students have a lower sense of belonging than white students.