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    Transition Story

    TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ At age 13, I knew that I wasn’t a girl. I felt like I was forcing myself to wear makeup, dresses, and high heels. I felt like I was playing dress-up all the time for everyone, including myself. I knew something wasn’t right, and I felt out of place. In my senior […]

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    Walk A Mile in My Shoes

    Walk A Mile in My Shoes. Past all the city lights, way down into the underground. Away from the clouds and the trees, where your sudden fate is the greatest sight you’ll ever see. Walk A Mile in My Shoes.   I wonder how you’re supposed to make it out when there’s no one else […]

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    The Keys

    I look to the keys. Searching for sounds to silence the roaring thoughts on my mind. I look to the keys. Excited to discover answers my starving heart needs to find. Have faith in what honestly soothes your ear. Let go of what leads you astray and keep close all you hold dear. Comfort is […]

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    Heartbeat Highway

    I have a one way ticket towards achieving my dreams. Focusing on your goals is not as simple as it seems. I will never back down each time I reach a bump in the road. Staying true to who I am and all of the stories I’ve been told. I always survive through the storm […]

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    The Greenhouse

    This is the art of ingenuity – how, wrapped in Winter’s stole, this dome of light contains the fire of an August day;    how, row on row, the most unlikely mates  cohabitate — the orchid and the mum,  the sundew and the bashful trillium,    the quince and kiss-me-at-the-garden-gate; and how, if failing to […]

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    Finest Kind

    Constantly blinded by the city lights. Consistently thriving during those foggy nights. Calling yourself to be the change you wish to see. Contemplating on whether what you love and what you will do are meant to be. Forgiving yourself for poor experiences in the past. Forging a new path as you understand how you’ll survive […]

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    The Agent of Change

    “The power of a community extends far beyond one can imagine.” If you know me, you’d know that I always end with that one quote. It might sound cliche, but being a part of Farmingdale State College’s campus community has shown me how strength in numbers can lead to innumerable changes for the better.  Born […]

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    Student Selected For Prestigious Library Internship

    As the oldest sibling and cousin in her family, Kenia Sanchez, ’25, began accompanying her Spanish-speaking parents and relatives to doctors’ offices and other appointments when she was a child to serve as a translator. Even at a young age, Sanchez took note that almost all the doctors her family visited were white and male, and […]

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    Life Experience Helps Nexus Center Leader Guide Students

    When Rena Varghese, Esq., reflects on Women’s History Month in relation to her own personal and professional journey, her mother immediately comes to mind. Her mother, Mary, who grew up in India, heard about the opportunity when she was a teenager for Indian nurses to work in the United States. At 16 she left her […]

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  • Image for Alumna Soaring Into Aviation Field Shares Love of Flying.

    Alumna Soaring Into Aviation Field Shares Love of Flying

    For nearly the first two decades of Tunisia Solomon’s ’18, life, flying was not on her radar. The Applied Mathematics major and Economics minor, who graduated summa cum laude from Farmingdale State College as the valedictorian of the Winter 2018 class, balanced a near-overflowing plateful of activities, including running a math tutoring business and playing the […]

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