Minorities and first generation college students often start out with very high hopes and expectations. As they encounter difficulties and a poor grade or demanding professor, the natural tendency is to move from a place of excitement and competence to a place of shame:  I thought I could move beyond my poverty and move up, but I don’t have the … Read More

The Digital Age

Girls take 10-20 pictures, pick the “best” picture, showing they are happy and put together, and then post that picture, often on Instagram.  As other girls read the post, they believe that all that is really going on in the peer’s life is great stuff.  Girls do not post bad things as a rule!  If a boy drinks too much … Read More