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Patrick Harris

Paving the Way

By Patrick Harris
Published on: August 15th, 2014 | Posted in: Homecoming Blog

When I arrived onto Michigan State University's campus for freshman move-in, I was overwhelmed with emotion. I felt the stereotypical emotions of an incoming freshman such as nervousness, excitement and exhaustion (from all of the shopping, packing and moving, haha). But being a first-generation college student, there were added emotions of anxiety, fear, confusion and feeling completely lost. I am part of a minority group of students who are paving the way, being the FIRST person in their family to go college. My parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles made the choice to go directly to work after high school and not pursue a post-high school degree. So for me, what I thought college would be like was based on movies such as the horror film "The Roommate" and the Spike Lee classic "School Daze" and television shows such as "A Different World" and "Sister Sister".

Being a first generation college student has its challenges...

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D'Andra Sanders

Started from the Bottom

By D'Andra Sanders
Published on: July 9th, 2014 | Posted in: Homecoming Blog

I've always dreamed of being a Spartan ever since I was in the eighth grade visiting the campus only to attend a play at the Auditorium. I remember the exact day and time I received my acceptance letter from MSU. My mother was waiting for my arrival at home from volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. She greeted me at the door with a weird smile and hurried me to the dinner table where the letter was at. I didn't even read the entire letter after I saw that one famous word "Congratulations". But who would have thought that reading that letter at 8:09 p.m., Jan. 24, 2010 at that I would be on the 2014-15 Homecoming Court?

Walking into that interview for court, I did not know what to expect. I know prior to my interview, I thought long about what MSU has done for me, about all of the struggles and mishaps that has led me to that interview that day...

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Homecoming Court

By Jennifer Orlando
Published on: July 8th, 2014 | Posted in: Homecoming Blog

Ambassadors, who were endorsed by an individual or an organization, were chosen through a highly selective process. The students were evaluated based on his or her leadership, community involvement, academic excellence and Spartan pride. The students will begin their duties as ambassadors this summer, as they will represent the MSU student body at various alumni, community and university engagements.

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