We are Ray and Kelli, counselors at City. Commencement speech by George Saunders. Can you afford an unexpected expense? Should you pay cash or use credit? What should 18-year-olds know how to do? Summer schedule. Rate my professors. Sexual consent. Refugee documentary. Procrastination video. Relationship support group. Free College! Student overcomes motorcycle accident. John Wooden. Submit your story for cash.
The veterans page: Military Community Group at City College. Preventing veteran suicide. A gift of a home. Humanitarian food and toy drop. Breaking new ground as a female combat engineer. "Just A Common Soldier." Volunteers help a former Marine with Leukemia. Expanded Veterans' Services.
Memorable quote: "'No' is a complete sentence. It does not require justification or explanation."
According to this article by Nelson D. Schwartz of the New York Times, pay with cash if you want to save money. "The sight of images associated with credit cards prompted diners to spend more and leave bigger tips." Credit Cards Encourage Splurging as the Cash Habit Fades was published in The New York Times on March 25, 2016.
San Diego City College is going to provide free education to certain students. "Free Community College Plan Revealed" was published in the San Diego Union Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016. This article was forwarded by Heidi Bunkowske.
Calling all college students! We are working on a new book to be written entirely by you about your lives in college and outside college, including stories about kindness, respect, compassion, expanding your horizons, and embracing differences.
We are looking for true, non-fiction stories of no more than 1,200 words from current college students up to age 24. You can be enrolled in two-year, four-year, or technical college — any post high school educational institution.
Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of many more:
• Starting out in college — moving in, freshman year ups and downs • Embracing differences • Making good choices • Rejecting stereotypes • Study abroad, internships, and other off-campus experiences • Overcoming prejudices • Becoming a better person • Random acts of kindness • Overcoming fears and trying new things • Friends and family ups and downs, relationships • Turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts • Learning to put things in perspective • Learning to live with roommates • Learning about other cultures and other ways of thinking • Figuring out what comes next for you after graduation
Write your experience in the first person. Write a story, not an academic essay. Your professors are not reading this. Other college students, like you, will read the stories. Remember, it should be a true, non-fiction story. No creative writing please!
If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. The Boniuk Foundation will receive the exclusive right to use your story for commercial purposes if it is chosen to be in the book. You will retain your copyright and be able to use the story for non-commercial purposes.
We would also like to share with you five free stories specially selected from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles, our previous book for college students, as examples of the kind of stories we publish. To view these stories, please go to this page on our website and scroll down. The five stories will be right there for you to look at!
SUBMISSIONS GO TO OUR WEBSITE. Select the Submit Your Story link at the bottom of the page and follow the directions.
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