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Eugene's Voice


How have increased tuition fees impacted you and your family?:
Financial burden has been part of my life. My mother, sister, and I have always struggled with affording the basic necessities. There have been many times when paying rent was more important that buying groceries. This lifestyle I have lived through has taken its toll on me mentally, because I feel that hunger kept me from focusing academically. Today I have matured enough to afford my own living, and pursue the opportunities that have passed by me during my youth. Completing my college education means the world to me, and to not be able to afford the opportunity is heart breaking. If I cannot complete my education I mind as well give up on becoming the best citizen I can become in this society. If support for education for the disadvantage like myself is not worth keeping, then I mind as well give up on keeping a mutual promise to society as a model citizen. There are lines that should not be crossed and I feel this is one line that the State government should seriously consider treading over. I want to be better for myself, for my family, for all the residents of this state, and especially for my unborn children.


What are you studying at SF State and what do you hope to do once you graduate?:
I am studying Business Administration Accounting. The hope to secure a career in Account Auditing or Taxes helps keep me determined to focus all my attention in studying. Dreaming to secure long term financial security for my family and myself. Enjoying the process as every school day is a new day.


Eugene K., 29 San Francsico



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