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December 18, 2013

The Joy of Being Non-Traditional

Photo of young woman with laptop and textbooks sitting on a cloud in the sky.

Hello, my name is Kaia and I am a “non-traditional” student. Doesn’t that sound just awful? I have never met a phrase with such inherent judgment as “non-traditional student.” Even when I hear it from others it leaves me wondering what mistakes were made to land here, in a community college, non-traditionally. This stigma is, […]

November 11, 2013

Honoring Veteran Students at FRCC

Photo of man. On the left he is in army fatigues; on the right he is in a button shirt with a backpack and school books.

In 1919, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Allied nations and Germany finally agreed to an armistice after more than four years of fighting. Ninety-five years after the end of World War I, on November 11, we honor our American veterans who have served our country and fought […]

November 6, 2013

GED Changes: What to Expect in 2014

December calendar page superimposed over a ticking clock face.

The clock is ticking for people to earn their GED. Adults who have passed portions of the official exam but not all of it must finish by Dec. 31, 2013, or risk losing what they have completed. They will have to start over. If you’ve started the GED tests, keep going. You’re well on your […]

October 28, 2013

My Three Lives: An Older Student’s Perspective

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So I figure that I’m now living what I like to call my “third life.” These aren’t the same as the nine lives that death-defying felines allegedly possess. My First Life — At Home with My Parents I couldn’t wait to go to college the first time around. Back in the “old days” of the 90’s, […]

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