Lillian Rida

Guest Blogger

Student

United States

Lillian is a 16-year-old Syrian Muslim. She was born and raised in America. Even though she has never been to Syria before, she feels extremely connected to her country. She feels as though no one is too young or too old to change the world. This is why she writes.

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Posted Dec. 22, 2015

I’m a Student Working for Peace, Not a Terrorist Threat

In school we are taught about historical events such as discrimination or segregation. We become educated about the mistakes of…

By Lillian Rida

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

By Kalil Warner

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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