Category Archives: Education

“College Thus Far :-)” by Caitlin Dong

Note:  Caitlin Dong was the first recipient of the Carol Phan College Scholarship.  She is now attending U.C. Berkeley.  Thank you, Caitlin, for this update and the kind words at the end of your blog entry.  You rock!  🙂 — Sitting here, I realized that I am about to start my tenth week of college. That’s insane. On the one

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Teenage Brains

I read an article in National Geographic this month about the complexities of the teenage brain.  The entire story can be read there, but, I’ll quote a bit of it here.  It is a VERY good article, and very appropriate to this web site’s message! Beautiful Brains Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through

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California College’s Salary Potential

Lori showed me this link on the University of the Pacific web site. In there, UOP (Pacific) states that Payscale.com has ranked Pacific graduates as #5 in salary potential among tons of California universities.  We (I say, we, because Kristen goes to UOP) even beat Berzerkely and Cal Poly!  I’m shocked….really, I am. Pretty cool.  (Go here for some virtual

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Cool Things To Do In Tracy, CA by Caitlin Dong

I thought  it  would be cool to compile a little list of things to do around Tracy. I asked a few friends and here is what they said: Cynthia: “having coffee at Baristas & relaxing over good conversation (: “ Monique: ” id have to say going to our fabulous mall… no just kidding, i think the cool thing to do is

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UC Berkeley Student Orientation by Caitlin Dong

UC Berkeley Student Orientation by Caitlin Dong Just as high school freshmen attend orientation, so do college freshmen. I attended freshman orientation for UC Berkeley in the middle of June. Everyone abbreviated and referred to orientation as CalSO (Cal Student Orientation). I just learned the other week that UC Berkeley is also known as “Cal” because it was the first

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“My Passion For Dance & How It’s Changed” by Caitlin Dong

My Passion for Dance & How It’s Changed Submitted by: Caitlin Dong When I was little, I dreamed of being a prima ballerina. After all, what little girl doesn’t dream of becoming someone who is beautiful and graceful, like a ballerina? I always envied the older girls, who danced on stage elegantly and wore pink fluffy tutus and impossibly straight,

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Congratulations to Caitlin Dong

Read Caitlin’s application essay here. ForCarol.com congratulates Caitlin Dong, Tracy High IB student with a 4.52 GPA(!!!), for being the winner of the $1000 2011 Carol Phan College Scholarship!  🙂 Caitlin submitted an outstanding essay (“My Passion for Dance & How It’s Changed”) describing her passion for dance, and the effort she and her friend put into a dance program

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