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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Shelly Le May 1, 2014
Unlike other signifiers of identity, "first generation" comes attached to a diverse spectrum of backgrounds. Many who identify as first generation struggle at college with family finances, varying levels of cultural capital and feelings of isolation. However, not all do, and the phrase “first generation and working class” isn’t necessarily all-encompassing.
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