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What I Learned as a Latina First-Gen Student at a Liberal Arts College

Sofía Aguilar
When I think about the education I received throughout my life, I consider myself an incredibly lucky first gen Latina. From childhood on, I jumped between a number of private and public schools that each prepared me in some way...
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Mexican American is First Latina President of Harvard Law Review

Sofía Aguilar
There are few things more exciting than Latinas getting their place at the table in higher academia. Especially at Ivy League schools like Harvard University where the system continues to favor white students from upper-class backgrounds. Despite these barriers, Mexican-American...
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Harvard’s Oldest Student Newspaper Elects Its First Latina President

Sofía Aguilar
We love to see Latinas breaking barriers everywhere, especially in prestigious spaces like academia that remain  white and male-dominated. This month, history and literature student Raquel Coronell Uribe became the first-ever Latina president of The Harvard Crimson, Harvard University’s student...
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A White Mom Who Lied About Son Being a Minority for College Admittance Is Going to Prison

Araceli Cruz
The college admission scandal isn’t just about wealthy white parents cheating the system so their children could get into schools they didn’t qualify for. It also reveals how their illegal activity can cause minority students to be turned away from...
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How Can College be the Great Equalizer if the System is Rigged?

Yvette Montoya
On Monday ProPublica uncovered a new college admissions scandal involving forty suburban Chicago families who renounced legal guardianship of their college-bound teens so that they can declare themselves financially independent and get scholarships, grants, and aid meant for low-income students....