First Year

My first year of college passed by my eyes extremely fast. I can still remember moving in day, my parents and my brother bringing me to Plattsburgh, and after they left I was on my own for the first time. Ever since then I have grown in a number of different ways, I’m more mature, further educated, and wiser. First year of college was definitely a learning experience; I learned how to deal with different personalities, how to manage my time, and how to motivate myself and others. I learned a lot about myself academically, I can do anything as long as I’m focused and determined enough. This semester was challenging for me, but I kept strong and continued to grind. One thing I learned about higher education is nothing is handed out, so you have to work hard and earn the grade you want, even if it means going out of your way.

I enjoyed my first year at college, there were numerous good times and few bad, there were good parties and horrible parties. But overall I always enjoyed myself. When I came to Plattsburgh it was just a stepping stone for me to go to another school, but I decided to stay because of the people I meet. I meet many wonderful people and one very genuine person that make Plattsburgh enjoyable. Now that the studying is put on hold for a couple of months I have time to think about things that aren’t important and SLEEP.

I will enjoy my summer, read, and SLEEP; I’ll come back to Plattsburgh with an open mind and a clean slate. I’m coming to take over everything in my path so beware.

“Rank me amongst the greats, either 1 2 or 3, if I aint number 1 the I failed you victory”
Dear Plattsburgh I know you’re gonna miss me
Even though I thought we wouldn’t go well like Nike Airs and crisp tees

About Edmund Adjapong

Edmund Adjapong, a native of the Bronx, NY, is a student at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Science Education and received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Africana Studies from The State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Edmund believes every student learns differently. He also believes that engaging young men with media–despite its unconventional method–is an effective way to educate. Edmund enjoys working with and mentoring youth, especially young men of color, as they are our future. He fell in love with Hip-Hop after memorizing Puff Daddy's song "All about the Benjamins," in the third grade. Following the completion of his masters degree, Edmund plans on teaching science in a New York City public school and pursuing his Doctorate of Philosophy in Science Education. His ultimate goal is to become a science educator and researcher. This blog is a reflection of Edmund’s thoughts during his journey toward a terminal degree. For more information about Edmund Adjapong please feel free to contact him at:
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