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

What is one remaining goal you have in life?

“Go to UC Berkley.”

What is one remaining goal you have in life?

“Go to UC Berkley.”

— 5 days ago with 1 note
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If you had to give one piece of advice to give to a large group, what would you say?
"Find out what makes you happy and do it."
 Is there any reason you would say that?

"That’s always been my focus."

If you had to give one piece of advice to give to a large group, what would you say?

"Find out what makes you happy and do it."

 Is there any reason you would say that?

"That’s always been my focus."

— 1 week ago
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What would you say is your favorite class?
"Physics 205: Calculus based mechanics. I like learning how the universe works.”

What is the most interesting thing you have learned in that class?

"That time is not constant, that’s a fun one.”

What would you say is your favorite class?

"Physics 205: Calculus based mechanics. I like learning how the universe works.”

What is the most interesting thing you have learned in that class?

"That time is not constant, that’s a fun one.”

— 2 weeks ago
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What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?
"Going back and finishing education, it means a lot."
What made you come back?
     ”Not to sure. I guess because a minimum wage job can only get you so far in life.”

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?

"Going back and finishing education, it means a lot."

What made you come back?

 ”Not to sure. I guess because a minimum wage job can only get you so far in life.”

— 3 weeks ago
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What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?“Surviving death. I was almost murdered when I was 17 and I was actually pronounced dead and the coroner was ready to harvest my organs. For some reason I just came back, so I was in a coma for a month and I had to go to rehab for a month. I didn’t do anything by myself; I could not walk, talk or breathe. I had a breathing tube. And so I had to learn all those things on my own again. I was able to do that and come back and graduate high school with my class. So I’m really proud of that, I don’t even know how I did it. It was the determination I guess to get better then to graduate and I did it, I love sharing that. If there’s something really tough, if you really want it, you can do it. If I can overcome that, anything is possible.”How different was your perspective of life after that?“Totally different, I broke the cycle of abuse, sexual abuse, I finally realized that I am strong enough to do things on my own , strong enough to be not bullied by people. Instead of going around and saying “I hate my life, life sucks”. It’s not a big deal, everything in life is pretty, even when there’s a ton a homework and life sucks. At least I’m alive, at least I have my family who’s there for me.”

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?
“Surviving death. I was almost murdered when I was 17 and I was actually pronounced dead and the coroner was ready to harvest my organs. For some reason I just came back, so I was in a coma for a month and I had to go to rehab for a month. I didn’t do anything by myself; I could not walk, talk or breathe. I had a breathing tube. And so I had to learn all those things on my own again. I was able to do that and come back and graduate high school with my class. So I’m really proud of that, I don’t even know how I did it. It was the determination I guess to get better then to graduate and I did it, I love sharing that. If there’s something really tough, if you really want it, you can do it. If I can overcome that, anything is possible.”
How different was your perspective of life after that?
“Totally different, I broke the cycle of abuse, sexual abuse, I finally realized that I am strong enough to do things on my own , strong enough to be not bullied by people. Instead of going around and saying “I hate my life, life sucks”. It’s not a big deal, everything in life is pretty, even when there’s a ton a homework and life sucks. At least I’m alive, at least I have my family who’s there for me.”

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What are you majoring in?
“History, I want to teach high school.”
What do you like about history?
"I like the research, The stuff that is going on now, always related to stuff that has already happened."
Can you give me one example?

“Just like anything that goes on with the government.”

What are you majoring in?

“History, I want to teach high school.”

What do you like about history?

"I like the research, The stuff that is going on now, always related to stuff that has already happened."

Can you give me one example?

“Just like anything that goes on with the government.”

— 2 months ago
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"I want to be a lawyer.”
Why do you want to be a lawyer?
"When I was younger I would always wanted to be one and people say I’m good at arguing."

What would you say is the best part about being a lawyer?
"Winning the cases."

"I want to be a lawyer.”

Why do you want to be a lawyer?

"When I was younger I would always wanted to be one and people say I’m good at arguing."

What would you say is the best part about being a lawyer?

"Winning the cases."

— 2 months ago
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"Be kind to people. People need to be nice; a lot of people forget that."

"Be kind to people. People need to be nice; a lot of people forget that."

— 2 months ago
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What are you majoring in?
"Fine art, studio."  
What do you like doing?
"Painting."

"I have a unrealistic dream of becoming a fine artist, but I like to do anything that has to do with art, may it’ll lead into graphic design, I’m not really sure."
Where do you get your inspiration from?
"Things around me. Things from my past, dreams, that’s a lot of inspiration because the things you dream no one else sees so nobody can create it themselves, it’s unique."

 

What are you majoring in?

"Fine art, studio."  

What do you like doing?

"Painting."

"I have a unrealistic dream of becoming a fine artist, but I like to do anything that has to do with art, may it’ll lead into graphic design, I’m not really sure."

Where do you get your inspiration from?

"Things around me. Things from my past, dreams, that’s a lot of inspiration because the things you dream no one else sees so nobody can create it themselves, it’s unique."

 

— 2 months ago
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"My role model is actually a three year old. It sounds weird but he has this cystic fibrosis. He is the reason why I decided to be a nurse."
What is one thing he taught you?

“Compassion.”

"My role model is actually a three year old. It sounds weird but he has this cystic fibrosis. He is the reason why I decided to be a nurse."

What is one thing he taught you?

“Compassion.”

— 2 months ago
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Who would you say is your role model?

Werner Von Bran, He’s a German rocket scientist he made rocket science what it is today.” 
What is one thing you learned from him?


“His passions. I want to take what we have now to the next level. Kind of like Tony Stark.”

Who would you say is your role model?

Werner Von Bran, He’s a German rocket scientist he made rocket science what it is today.” 

What is one thing you learned from him?

“His passions. I want to take what we have now to the next level. Kind of like Tony Stark.”

— 2 months ago
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If you were to give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would you say?
"I would say to always try your hardest because you never know what kind of opportunities will come up in your life.”
Is there any reason you would say that?

"Just because there were times in my life where I didn’t try as hard as I could have and I haven’t been able to do everything I wanted to because of that.”

If you were to give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would you say?

"I would say to always try your hardest because you never know what kind of opportunities will come up in your life.”

Is there any reason you would say that?

"Just because there were times in my life where I didn’t try as hard as I could have and I haven’t been able to do everything I wanted to because of that.”

— 2 months ago
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"Find out what you want, learn how to ask for it and remember that relationships are the most important. When I got my life in order I learned what I wanted and figured out how to work for it and learned how to ask for it and put relationships first, things kind of worked out from there.”
What did you want?

“Really what I want right now is an education so I learned how to put in the work for that and go for it. In a more relationship sense I wanted a stronger relationship with my family, not that I went out and asked for it but you let that person know that you want a closer relationship.”

"Find out what you want, learn how to ask for it and remember that relationships are the most important. When I got my life in order I learned what I wanted and figured out how to work for it and learned how to ask for it and put relationships first, things kind of worked out from there.”

What did you want?

“Really what I want right now is an education so I learned how to put in the work for that and go for it. In a more relationship sense I wanted a stronger relationship with my family, not that I went out and asked for it but you let that person know that you want a closer relationship.”

— 2 months ago
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If you had one piece of advice to give to a large group of people what would you say?
"Well it depends how old they are, if it’s young kids I would say learn how to study. If it isn’t, then I don’t really have good advice, except don’t procrastinate, but most people do that anyway."

If you had one piece of advice to give to a large group of people what would you say?

"Well it depends how old they are, if it’s young kids I would say learn how to study. If it isn’t, then I don’t really have good advice, except don’t procrastinate, but most people do that anyway."

— 2 months ago with 6 notes
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"I want to be a FBI or police officer."
What is the best part about being a FBI or police officer?
“The investigation.”
What would you say is the hardest part about being a FBI or police officer?

"It’s dangerous."

"I want to be a FBI or police officer."

What is the best part about being a FBI or police officer?

“The investigation.”

What would you say is the hardest part about being a FBI or police officer?

"It’s dangerous."

— 2 months ago
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