• I Am

    Perceptive of Him

    “Who the heck hangs a picture of Jesus on their wall?” I asked myself. The picture hung just inside the door of an open office. I had never seen anyone do such a thing in my life. I sat in…

  • I Am

    Looking Beyond the Surface

    It was late one afternoon in 2013, and I had just got home from class at Suffolk Community College. I collapsed on my bed and began to cry. I was so exhausted. I was so miserable, and the worst part…

  • I Am

    Living Life In The Front Row

    As if on the verge of jumping off a diving board, I was heightened by the anticipation of becoming a student leader. I was ready. This was something I wanted to be and knew I could be. I can be…

  • I Am

    Ambitious

    Dreams fueled my mind when I was thirteen years old. I dreamed being an author. I dreamed of being seen. I dreamed of being heard. My dreams compelled me to live a life with meaning and a purpose. I wanted…

  • I Am

    Allergic to Sperm

    The semester after taking Autobiographical Writing, I took Advanced Fiction Writing and Honors Biology. While I now felt like writing was the right direction for my career, I had always had an interest in science growing up, and I wasn’t…

  • I Am

    A Writer

    As a bloodhound with its nose to the ground, I was on a trail to find and committed to explore what my strong intuition was telling me about Suffolk County Community College (SCCC). Now, it was time to do the…

  • I Am

    Singing My Song

    This is where we learn our dreams cannot live without passion, so we put our dreams into action. Photo and quote credit: Megan Cahill-Assenza Spring 2012, I started my first semester at Suffolk County Community College. I reached out to…

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    Taking Steps

    From listening to what other students and my high school teachers said about college, I had established certain expectations. “It’s nice because you meet people that have the same interest as you,” I’d hear from some people. From others: “It…

  • I Am

    In an Unfamiliar Place

    Photo Credit: Ed Betz While Salve Regina was the “school of my dreams,” unfortunately I couldn’t use that fact as the sole reason for making my college decision. I had also decided I wanted to become a secondary education biology…

  • I Am

    Something More

    One look out of the car window and I knew: this is where I wanted to go to college. There before me was a majestic stately light-gray cement mansion, Orche Court. My family and I walked through the ornate tall…

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