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Alexa Soto

Psychology, Purdue School of Science

Starting college was scary because it was so different from the experiences of my family. I wanted to break the family pattern of working a minimally paying job, and I wanted to make them proud. So, I applied.

Going to college is a privilege that not a lot of people have—it might cost too much, they might be too scared to try, or there are a variety of other reasons keeping them from going. Not finishing isn't an option for me at this point.

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