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California Community College Students Deserve More Support: How You Can Help!
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California Community College Students Deserve More Support: How You Can Help!

              By Changemakers Student Advocacy Fellow Veronica Liu College: University of California, San Diego
The Troubling Normalization of Food and Housing Insecurity Among Low-income College Students
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The Troubling Normalization of Food and Housing Insecurity Among Low-income College Students

College students today are in a daily battle with the high costs of pursuing higher education, causing many to face
Set Up to Fail: The Reality of Housing Insecurity Amongst College Students
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Set Up to Fail: The Reality of Housing Insecurity Amongst College Students

Housing insecurity and homelessness amongst college students are more prevalent than ever. According to the 2019 #RealCollege annual survey conducted
College Students in Bakersfield Struggle to Keep Secure Housing
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College Students in Bakersfield Struggle to Keep Secure Housing

In many parts of Bakersfield, we see homeless people push shopping carts and hold cardboard signs on street medians. Sometimes,
How To Improve On Campus MH Services Op-Ed
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How To Improve On Campus MH Services Op-Ed

By Nathen Ortiz As a first-generation college student, I experienced many emotions as I prepared for my first year of
If I Were A College President
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If I Were A College President

By Dixie Samaniego There are many college affordability challenges that must be addressed for our students today. If I were
How Scholarship Displacement Affected Me
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How Scholarship Displacement Affected Me

By Celeste Rojas Scholarship displacement impacts students who depend on financial aid like me. Scholarship displacement is the term used
How Doubling the Pell Grant Can Make Life Easier for College Students
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How Doubling the Pell Grant Can Make Life Easier for College Students

For low-income students, choosing the right college or university is often decided by how much money they will give us.

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