Since the first day of freshman year, college is stuffed down students throats. As we press on and continue our high high school experience, the pressure builds.
I knew from the beginning that I wasn’t going to be headed off to a four year college. As many other students continue on and apply for state schools and universities, I felt an overwhelming amount of embarrassment. I was bounded to go to Delta.
Comments like “Oh well that’s good, at least you’re going to a community college” was a lot of fellow students and teachers expressed when talking about my future plans.
I felt judged. I was trying to get an affordable higher education because I wasn’t lucky enough to be able to afford what I actually wanted and what I knew was better for me.
When acceptance letters started to come in, jealousy had appeared. Enving my peers that were handed, as I saw, a golden golden ticket out of Stockton and getting the college experience; growing up, discovering oneself and being responsible.
As senior year slowly goes by, I worry about my future education. But, Delta is a great place to get affordable education.