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People of Sierra College: Capturing the student voice. Inspired by Brandon Stanton's HONY

“I want to be able to tell my kids that I went to school and that it’s really important because I’m a first generation college student.”

“I want to be able to tell my kids that I went to school and that it’s really important because I’m a first generation college student.”

— 12 hours ago
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What is one thing you learned from being in the army?
"Discipline and brotherhood."

What is one thing you learned from being in the army?

"Discipline and brotherhood."

— 16 hours ago
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What would you say is the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make?

"To go back to school instead of working.”

What would you say is the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make?

"To go back to school instead of working.”

— 1 day ago
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"I helped my friend when he was being bulled."
How did that feel?
"Felt good."
What made you stand up?

 ”I saw him getting picked on and so I didn’t appreciate it.”

"I helped my friend when he was being bulled."

How did that feel?

"Felt good."

What made you stand up?

 ”I saw him getting picked on and so I didn’t appreciate it.”

— 2 days ago
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"It’s good to be working and in school, but just remember to have fun.”

"It’s good to be working and in school, but just remember to have fun.”

— 2 days ago
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What was the bravest thing you’ve done?
"Standing up for a kid who was getting beat up at my school. One of the special needs kids was getting beat up by this big group of guys. He said something that I don’t think he meant to say in a negative way but they took it wrong and they were taking it out on him. I just went in there and this guy was trying to punch him so I slapped him across the face and said  ‘don’t you dare put your hand on him because I’ll put my hand on you’. I mean, imagine if that was your little brother or something like that and someone was messing with him, I’d go crazy on them.”  
How did you feel after standing up for that kid?

"I felt great. I felt like I was on top of the world."

What was the bravest thing you’ve done?

"Standing up for a kid who was getting beat up at my school. One of the special needs kids was getting beat up by this big group of guys. He said something that I don’t think he meant to say in a negative way but they took it wrong and they were taking it out on him. I just went in there and this guy was trying to punch him so I slapped him across the face and said  ‘don’t you dare put your hand on him because I’ll put my hand on you’. I mean, imagine if that was your little brother or something like that and someone was messing with him, I’d go crazy on them.” 

How did you feel after standing up for that kid?

"I felt great. I felt like I was on top of the world."

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Who would you say is your role model?
"My mom. She’s a partner at a tax firm and its taken her years to get there because of sexism in her workplace which is amazing that it’s still around today.”

Who would you say is your role model?

"My mom. She’s a partner at a tax firm and its taken her years to get there because of sexism in her workplace which is amazing that it’s still around today.”

— 3 days ago
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"If you care about something then you should pursue it and if that thing can make a positive change in the world then its more reason to do so. Specifically as the millennials, we are a very selfish generation and we should be making the world a better place for those who come after."

 

"If you care about something then you should pursue it and if that thing can make a positive change in the world then its more reason to do so. Specifically as the millennials, we are a very selfish generation and we should be making the world a better place for those who come after."

 

— 4 days ago
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What would you say was the bravest thing you have done?
"Probably being there for my family when my dad was in the hospital."
Is there any reason you say that?

"He passed away. It was hard on my family so I had to be the strong guy."

What would you say was the bravest thing you have done?

"Probably being there for my family when my dad was in the hospital."

Is there any reason you say that?

"He passed away. It was hard on my family so I had to be the strong guy."

— 6 days ago
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What is one remaining goal you have?

"I’d like to do something noteworthy; because I’ve had things that are worth retelling but I don’t have any thing that someone would find worth telling their kids or grandkids, someone in 50 years later would want to retell.”

What is one remaining goal you have?

"I’d like to do something noteworthy; because I’ve had things that are worth retelling but I don’t have any thing that someone would find worth telling their kids or grandkids, someone in 50 years later would want to retell.”

— 1 week ago
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If you had one piece of advice to give on the subject of mental health, what would you say?
"Realizing that everybody at one point in time has issues and it its okay to see that help. There’s so much stigma about mental health, we can get rid of it so people have a chance to be healthy. It can be treated."  

If you had one piece of advice to give on the subject of mental health, what would you say?

"Realizing that everybody at one point in time has issues and it its okay to see that help. There’s so much stigma about mental health, we can get rid of it so people have a chance to be healthy. It can be treated."  

— 1 week ago
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"Live without regrets and do what you want to do because I find myself looking at all the stuff I wish I would’ve done but I was too shy and now I’m kind of kicking myself for it.”

What is one thing you regret not doing?

"I really loved to dance and I wanted to do it in high school but I let my mom’s opinions get in the way."

"Live without regrets and do what you want to do because I find myself looking at all the stuff I wish I would’ve done but I was too shy and now I’m kind of kicking myself for it.”

What is one thing you regret not doing?

"I really loved to dance and I wanted to do it in high school but I let my mom’s opinions get in the way."

— 1 week ago
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What would you say is the worst moment of your life?
"Last year came home from Reno. I was in in the ER, I just hit rock bottom."
How did you get past that?
"A lot of things: my parents helped me out ultimately getting myself back at my feet, sobering up. Surrounding myself with positive people, instead of people that try bring me down on a daily basis."
What is the most important thing you learned from that experience?

"That life matters. What you do on a daily basis actually affects your future, what your outcome is going to be. Your daily habits make a huge difference on how your life turns out."

What would you say is the worst moment of your life?

"Last year came home from Reno. I was in in the ER, I just hit rock bottom."

How did you get past that?

"A lot of things: my parents helped me out ultimately getting myself back at my feet, sobering up. Surrounding myself with positive people, instead of people that try bring me down on a daily basis."

What is the most important thing you learned from that experience?

"That life matters. What you do on a daily basis actually affects your future, what your outcome is going to be. Your daily habits make a huge difference on how your life turns out."

— 1 week ago with 1 note
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Who would you say is your role model?
"This one girl who runs the Sierra College Intervarsity club. The amount of faith she has, I really respect. She is not afraid to talk to people about their faith and that’s something I admire."
What is one thing you learned from her?
"That it’s okay if your trying to share your faith."

Who would you say is your role model?

"This one girl who runs the Sierra College Intervarsity club. The amount of faith she has, I really respect. She is not afraid to talk to people about their faith and that’s something I admire."

What is one thing you learned from her?

"That it’s okay if your trying to share your faith."

— 1 week ago
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Role model?
 ”I always think my mom is a big role model for me. She worked at CPS for a long time and now she works at this nonprofit. She spends everyday helping kids out and I think she’s a hero.”
What is one thing your mom has taught you?

"No matter where you come from, you can succeed."

Role model?

 ”I always think my mom is a big role model for me. She worked at CPS for a long time and now she works at this nonprofit. She spends everyday helping kids out and I think she’s a hero.”

What is one thing your mom has taught you?

"No matter where you come from, you can succeed."

— 1 week ago
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