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Albany Medical College STEP student’s college essay makes it to the big (New York) Times

May 18, 2013

Ana Castro, an AMC STEP senior who attended Doane Stuart in Rensselaer, wrote about her life and the culture of alienation she experiences as a Latina. She wrote about the ambiguity of her feelings about a word so confidently bandied about by many – especially politicians- and especially on certain days on the calendar. That word is Patriotism. Born in the United States with Dominican Republic parents she says she is stuck in limbo between the two worlds – neither of which feels very welcoming. But her essay which was submitted to the New York Times in response to an invitation by a New York Times Business Day reporter who writes about money, class, working and the economy caused the reporter, Ron Lieber to swallow hard. It was selected to be featured along with only three other students’ essays in the May 18th edition. Ana received copious college advising at AMC STEP from our STEP College counselor and constant support from her school – Doane Stuart and is attending Hamilton College this fall. The article can be found online in the NYT archives for May 18, 2013.

Source: Albany Medical College STEP: New York Times Article


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