The word Ujamaa may be unfamiliar to most, but the sentiment behind it is nothing new. Ujamaa, the fourth day of Kwanzaa, highlights the importance of cooperative economics and supporting businesses in our community.
College can present challenges for many students. Not knowing where to find important resources, feeling homesick, and questioning whether you belong are common feelings among students. For first-generation students, whose parents did not receive a four-year degree, these worries can be magnified, but F1RST at NC State is working to change that.
Alexis Roach, a professional year 1 studying veterinary medicine with an interest in laboratory animal science, and Francess Blake, a professional year 1 studying veterinary medicine with an undecided interest, met at Delaware State University’s Early Childhood Laboratory School at the ages of two and three years old.