“You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life.
Preston Roberson-Charles is studying economics at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. Well spoken and charming, he wears gray Warby Parker glasses and keeps his jeans fashionably rolled at the ankle.
It’s difficult to know exactly how many students are homeless, or are dangling dangerously close to it, in part because of the enormous stigma surrounding the issue.
After an explosive fight with her boyfriend, Melissa Monserrate, 18 at the time and five months pregnant, shut herself in the bathroom and put a razor blade to her wrist. Her boyfriend found her before she could hurt herself.
The potential impact of Governor Cuomo’s proposal, announced at LaGuardia Community College with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, to make attending a two- or four-year college at CUNY and SUNY tuition–free for families earning less than $125,000.
Mr. Lake is enrolled as a full-time student, pursuing a major in commercial photography. He has ambitions of starting an event photography business, a passion that developed in high school.
Ginia Bellafante visited LaGuardia Community College following the Nov. 8, 2016 election to gauge LaGuardia students’ reactions to the election results.