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There’s A School For Everyone

With college applications due in the near future the Talon caught up with a Christian Brothers graduate and staff to get their take on life after high school Many of the Christian Brothers students fears often come from the fact that most high school students actually do not know where they want to go for […]

With college applications due in the near future the Talon caught up with a Christian Brothers graduate and staff to get their take on life after high school

Many of the Christian Brothers students fears often come from the fact that most high school students actually do not know where they want to go for school or what they want to do.

The Talon caught up with Christian Brothers graduate Joel Johnston ’09 and History teacher Mr. Vince Leporini to talk about their view of college.

Joel recently graduated from San Francisco State, a school that he didn’t even originally consider.

“For most of my senior year I really only wanted to go to one of the UCs,” he says.

It wasn’t until Joel took a tour of S.F. State during second semester senior year that he realized he had way more options than he originally thought.

It’s important to keep an mind open and to actually visit schools before making a decision.

Seniors often associate how well known a school is with how good of a school it is. Although this can be accurate, it is also dangerous to think this way. Well known schools often have excellent professors and staff, but this fact should not dismiss the newer and less prestigious schools.

Mr. Leporini attended Azusa Pacific University, a small college centered in Los Angeles, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

“There are good and bad professors at big schools and there are good and bad professors at small schools,” says Mr. Leporini.

Even though Azusa Pacific University has a small student population of about 9000 and is often overshadowed by UCLA Mr. Leporini was still able to receive a quality education. At Azusa Pacific Mr. Leporini was able to have a have close relationships with his teachers and get help whenever he needed it.

While some students and young adults really want to have a “big” or prestigious college experience it is wise to keep their eyes open because there is ample room to succeed at almost any university.

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