College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Content by Liz Willen
Annisha Thomas is a single mother attending Nashville State Community College via the Tennessee Reconnect Program at the age of 35 to set an example for her children, Kayden, 4 and Kaylee, 7.

Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

Liz Willen, The Hechinger Report May 7, 2020

NEW YORK — Annisha Thomas is a single mother of two who works at a Waffle House while attending Nashville State Community College. Thomas is used to long days and nights, but she’s tired of answering...

Enoch Jemmott, a senior at Queens College featured in the documentary “Personal Statement,” has been speaking out publicly on the need for more school counselors to help low-income students with college admissions. Courtesy of Jesse Hicks. (Still image from PERSONAL STATEMENT)

Opinion: Testing abuses, legacy preferences and bad parent behavior all influence who gets into college: What must change?

Liz Willen, The Hechinger Report June 20, 2019

NEW YORK — Whenever I see another person charged or sentenced in the latest college admissions scandal, I’m transported a few years back to a tortured college application season, when a testing snafu...

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