Simpson University Upward Bound AUHS

Upward Bound students from Anderson and West Valley High Schools visit campuses of UC Davis and Sacramento State. Students had the chance to meet and talk with Upward Bound alumni Marcelo Madrigal and Breanna Barry, both UC Davis 1st time freshman. Marcelo is majoring in Electrical Engineering and he talked to students about how much he loves his decision to attend UC Davis.

Simpson University News

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University freshman Angelina Yang wants to go big.

This 18-year-old dreamer is the first person in her family to go to a university. She’s the oldest of six children born to a Hmong father and American mother. Born in Fresno, she has lived in Crescent City and graduated from high school in Anderson.

And she wants to become a clinical or criminal psychologist.

Two years ago, Angelina heard about a new program being offered at Anderson Union High School called Upward Bound. This federally funded educational program is designed to give first-generation and/or economically disadvantaged students better opportunities to attend college.

“I heard details and believed it was a really great opportunity for me, so I signed up,” she said. “The advisors were super helpful. I wanted help with finding the right college and getting support.”

In 2017, Simpson University was awarded a $5.7 million, five-year grant to…

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Let me start off by assuming that you are a high school lad waiting for your admission into that dream college of yours. Of course, who else would be asking the same question, a college graduate?

To be honest with you, it totally depends on the real you. when I mean the “real” you, I do not refer to the hypocritical you due to family or peer pressure, I mean the you that you have always wanted to be if left alone.  If you’re a dull like me, you will remain like that all through your college life. Perhaps, you have always been locked up at home, this is the time you would want to explore the nitty-gritty of being free but please try to calm down so you don’t mess up your life.

However, here is what I want you to know; if you give yourself the opportunity to expand your horizon, such as active involvement in sports activities, learning new languages, changing your musical and literal tastes, and getting comfortable with strangers, you did simply create the possible ways to have fun in college. If you would still want a stereotyped answer, yes, college can be fun.

You need to be happy because the very purpose of life is to seek happiness and that is what you should also seek for in college. It is not just about studying genetic mutation or working on some sort of theorems, you also need to step out and balance it up. You need to keep fit for health and this is why the college was designed to accommodate all that. May I remind you that a college is meant to prepare you for the future, so you need to get acquainted to what it is like outside there and maximize the privileges of being in college.

So if you are already in college, or you just got your acceptance letter to that dream college of yours, trust me, college can be fun. You just need to position yourself rightly. Embrace it and don’t shy away from it. You need it to balance up your mental health and also to get rid of every emotional stress that the vigorous academic activities must have placed on you. The mathematical theorems can be really vigorous. Remember, you can only attend college once except you want to have more than one college degree, but all the same, it’s a phase. So enjoy it but don’t mess up your life, I repeat, don’t mess up your life. All work and no play, makes you a dull boy.

Beyond any reasonable doubt, I am sure this is a question you may have heard among your peers. Perhaps you yourself have thought about the benefits of attending college. But the truth is nothing in this world should be sacrificed for Education. Nelson Mandela once said Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can use to change the world.

Here is the truth, Education is the fundamental necessity of life. Are you thinking about the future at all? One of the basic rights of every human being is getting a higher and quality education. So what happens to your right? Are you just going to leave it to chance? I would hope not!

However, many believe that college is not important simply because people who barely have a high school diploma are already billionaires, of course, money to some is the most important thing needed in life and these guys have this in excess. But what you don’t know is it isn’t always that simple. The biggest investment you can ever make in life is attending college and one of the major reasons why attending college is important is the chance to live up to your full potential, and the many opportunities it will make readily available to you. Let me ask you this, do you think you will get far out there without a degree? Even if you do, without a college degree, the only jobs that are available are limited and in a few select number of fields.

So let me be factual, without a college degree, there is a high probability that you would find yourself in some situations that might not seem so pleasant.

Therefore, you need to embrace the value of having a college degree. Besides, just having job flexibility and the privilege of employers not slamming their doors on your face, what else are the reasons why having a college degree is important?

Well to name a few:

Skill training ; One beautiful thing about colleges is that they give students the privilege to explore opportunities before getting employed. This enables the students to have a practical skill required to perform the job effectively in future.

Life lessons; Of course, a college is a place where you are allowed to make decisions on your own and at this point, you get to learn skills that will be required of you for a lifetime. Experience is a priceless commodity, that you will obtain studying in college.

Finally, there is a peace of mind you get when you acquire  your college degree, trust me, it’s inspirational and makes you feel confident and ready to face whatever life throws at you. So what are you waiting for? Hurry and register at a college near you.

College isn’t for everyone, but for me, going to college is a need. I would be the first in my family to go and hopefully graduate from college, earn my bachelor’s degree, and go to medical school. It would make my family, especially my grandma, proud. Also, the new experiences and meeting new people seem exciting.

Not many people in my family even made it to college. Right after high school ended for my mom, she had me. She’s currently helping me look for colleges/universities that she thinks will support my career choices. My dad went to college to get his associates degree, but did not move on up because he was too busy with his job as a mechanic. Although he doesn’t want me to travel far from home to a good college, he wants me to do what’s best for me. At the moment, I don’t known which college I want to go to, but I can see myself going to college. Most likely Chico State, Nevada Reno University, or close to home like Simpson University.

We get to meet new people and experience new things every day. When my friends and I took a college class during the summer, it was way different from high school. There were much older people who had children of their own, the professors always lectured, and everything was all different. Also a very good thing: no dress code! Going to college would be a whole new experience and I believe it will be a little bit better, excluding the payments.

I am glad that Upward Bound has been helping me, and supporting me with my college needs. During the summer, it taught us many important things, but the most important thing I believe is more useful for college is public speaking. It helps with a confidence boost and it helps with presentation. It also helped us experience what college was like by taking us to Simpson University for the week and had us stay in the dorm rooms and going to some classes. I need to go to college because it will help me in the long run, and I already have so much people supporting me and helping me.

When I hear the word business, it makes me think of; loads of work, no spare time, lots of math and education (but it wont be much).