Shugri Bashir

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Student, St. Louis Park Senior High

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Shugri Bashir is 17 years old and a proud young Somali woman. She is a graduating senior at St. Louis Park Senior High and plans to attend Normandale Community College in the fall.

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Posted June 3, 2015

In College, I Will Create My Own Narrative

Education—a nine-letter word that somehow carries the weight of the world. It’s something that many take advantage of, while others…

By Shugri Bashir

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Posted May 11, 2017

It’s Not Just About What Happens in School, After School Matters, Too

President Trump’s “skinny budget” for the coming fiscal year is chock full of proposed cutbacks to longstanding federal programs. But one of his most surprising…

By Jodi Grant

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Posted May 10, 2017

Why Poor College Kids Like Us Need to Start Asking for the Help We Need

Growing up, my parents embedded the ideology that I should be happy and grateful for what I have. My mother would say, “Aunque seamos pobres,…

By Guillermo Camarillo

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Posted May 15, 2017

Every Teacher Tried to Get Him on Track But Only This Student Knew Exactly What He Needed

During the first seven months of this school year, I struggled to find a way to motivate a ninth-grade student whom I’ll call Ameer. Ameer…

By Christopher Mah

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