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April 16 2014

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Joined Apr 04, 2014
Location Honolulu, HI
High School [Unknown]


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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 04/03/14
My name is Cari

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I am majoring in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the fakeness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

Sports, I like playing Volleyball Setter

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brillant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

This candidate's

Joined Apr 21, 2011
Location Houston, TX
High School Clear Lake High School

Hello Cnetters,

To start off, I am grateful to all of you for your support, inspiration, votes, information, and replies. There were some days where life stresses got the best of me and I didn’t want to post anymore, then I saw the people who voted for me and thought to myself if these candidates are supporting me to win, then I should keep going and support them back. Additionally, the friends I made on here were amazing people. They were there for me all the time, giving me advices, cheering me up, and posting to my forums. I think some of them know who they are, so thank you so much for that:)

I am a senior majoring in biology, I dream to purse a medical career. I think health is the most precious thing a human has and I will be more than happy helping people maintain or regain their health back. I immigrated with my family to the US about 6 years ago. I used every opportunity I had to enhance my English and learn more about the culture and I am thankful to god for where I am today. Many things have shaped my life, most importantly, my Christian-Orthodox beliefs, family, and culture.

This semester, I am enrolled in 15 credit hours of advanced classes. I also have 2 research projects that I am working on, on campus-work, and church. I am a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade kids, though they are adorable and I love the service, it takes some time to prepare for them something fun, creative and beneficial. I am in charge of the house chores that require English such as the bills, the mail, the applications...etc. I do like to be constantly busy though because I get more done; I feel more productive and learn to better manage my time.

For my financial need, I am not going to say that I need the money more than any of you. I understand we all need the money desperately so I would be much happier and more appreciative if you voted for me based on my contributions. I have always tried my best to go for my five posts a day. I worked with every minute I have in between my busy schedule. I posted on breaks and in between my classes. Even during my classes sometimes (especially my physical survey of chemistry class:)), I was checking Cnet to think about what I will write when I get home. To summarize, I worked with everything I have to contribute and give back to the Cnet community.

I don’t want to talk too much and bore you with my writing, I hope it is not too late for that:), but thank you and I wish you all the best,
Peace

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

This candidate's

Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Purgatory
High School Badger High School

What a Great Site and Great People I have met.

Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to look at my profile and or vote for me.

I wish I could say I return votes but the new system doesn’t permit that…

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration
Exactly one year away from my bachelor’s in psychology
One year and a few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I have a 4.0 in all the courses I have taken over the last two years or so…

I am very happy go lucky when I can be and want to emphasize my humorous side…

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez@gmail.com...

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life...

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing… never content

“Life” the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined Mar 21, 2014
Location Wenatchee, WA
High School Dryden Jr Sr High School

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping in to read my profile. That's me sitting over there on the grass...it was during our wedding rehearsal. We had an outdoor wedding by a lake with beautiful willows and pines and white lights and all of that. Maybe that paints a bit of a picture of who I am. I love to be outdoors, to hike and snowshoe, to write and play with words, and, nearly always, to joke around. I'd say I'm mostly pretty easy-going and light-hearted.

Currently I am an adjunct English instructor at a local community college. My husband and I moved to this town in 2007, and since that time, we've gotten married (to each other, I mean), had two kids, adopted two dogs, bought a house, and met great friends. We live in an area with beautiful mountains, lots of apple and cherry orchards, and some really good microbrews (:

In my "past life" (before family), I got my B.A. in English, Cultural Anthropology and French. I studied abroad in France during my last semester in college which got the ball rolling for nearly a decade of overseas and domestic travel. I served in the Peace Corps twice and just loved living a sort of nomadic life.

Now that I'm settled and my children are getting a little older (not exactly out of diapers yet, but still a little older), I'm planning to get my Master's in Global and International Education via an online program which starts this fall. I'm so excited! I've wanted to do this for a very long time, and I'm beyond happy that I'm taking this huge step to make a dream come true.

I joined CollegeNET in late March 2014, and it's been a godsend. As a writer, one of the most important things I feel I can do is to simply just sit down and write every day...even if it's only for five minutes. Just get words out and on paper (or screen). With a hectic lifestyle, however, writing every day can get lost in the mix. I love CNET because it's giving me a fantastic reason and opportunity to read and write every day, and it holds me accountable for meeting my daily writing goals.

I appreciate all of your reads and votes and comments, and I'm thoroughly enjoying engaging in the topics that you create. What can I say? This is all just pretty cool!

This candidate's

Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Rochester, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Starting a new phase of my life: kids are grown, happily remarried, just accepted to a doctoral program. I will be coming up with some creative ideas to pay for it. I have received a small amount of scholarship $. But I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my dog!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Mar 12, 2014
Location Charlottesville, VA
High School [Unknown]

Hi guys,

Thanks for checking out my profile page.

I'm originally from Uganda and have been living the States for about five years. I came here to study a Bachelor's in Communications and after that I have gone on to pursue a Masters in Linguistics. Yep, I will definitely take that break and travel/gain more work experience perhaps for a year or two. It's long overdue!

I have to tell you when I first came to the US, I was immediately in awe of...the roads! Man you guys can build. Seriously. Where I come from, a "high-way" is normally three-way but most roads are two-way. You can imagine how low my jaw dropped when I drove on the I-something or other. It was terrifying but thrilling at the same time. I appreciate the hard work you put in to make your country what it is.

I have visited several states in the US but my favorite is still Virginia. Yes I have lived here since I came to this country, so my view is biased. But there is something so restful and quaint about this state in comparison to the others. Go Virginia!

I enjoy bike-riding, walking, reading and watching anything related to adventure, romance or British-drama. If you have any suggestions on the best of all these, I'm all ears! I also enjoy talking so before this turns into a full-blown monologue, I better stop here.

I hope to hear from you and thanks again for checking out my profile page.

See you in the forums!

~en24

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

This candidate's

Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

April 09 2014

This candidate's

Joined Mar 22, 2014
Location Buffalo, NY
High School [Unknown]

I have left this blank for so long, but I hate empty space!

Hello! I go by Shlappi all over the internet to conceal my true identity O.o
I enjoy having fun and joking around, but what i love more is heated debates and philosophical talk. Nothing interests me more then the cosmos. I can spend hours staring at the stars and questioning everything that ever was or will be.

I am currently am Architecture Design Major in Buffalo NY and it really is my true calling. Every year and project is a new challenge with thousands of possible outcomes and you control what you learn every semester. My favorite interest in Architecture is the relation of people to space, and the application of science to design.

If you want to know any more about my, look through my forums. I am very open about myself (sense very few people actually know me) and am willing to share a lot on cnet.

Stay humble!
-Shlappi

This candidate's

Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Purgatory
High School Badger High School

What a Great Site and Great People I have met.

Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to look at my profile and or vote for me.

I wish I could say I return votes but the new system doesn’t permit that…

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration
Exactly one year away from my bachelor’s in psychology
One year and a few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I have a 4.0 in all the courses I have taken over the last two years or so…

I am very happy go lucky when I can be and want to emphasize my humorous side…

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez@gmail.com...

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life...

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing… never content

“Life” the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil

This candidate's

Joined Apr 21, 2011
Location Houston, TX
High School Clear Lake High School

Hello Cnetters,

To start off, I am grateful to all of you for your support, inspiration, votes, information, and replies. There were some days where life stresses got the best of me and I didn’t want to post anymore, then I saw the people who voted for me and thought to myself if these candidates are supporting me to win, then I should keep going and support them back. Additionally, the friends I made on here were amazing people. They were there for me all the time, giving me advices, cheering me up, and posting to my forums. I think some of them know who they are, so thank you so much for that:)

I am a senior majoring in biology, I dream to purse a medical career. I think health is the most precious thing a human has and I will be more than happy helping people maintain or regain their health back. I immigrated with my family to the US about 6 years ago. I used every opportunity I had to enhance my English and learn more about the culture and I am thankful to god for where I am today. Many things have shaped my life, most importantly, my Christian-Orthodox beliefs, family, and culture.

This semester, I am enrolled in 15 credit hours of advanced classes. I also have 2 research projects that I am working on, on campus-work, and church. I am a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade kids, though they are adorable and I love the service, it takes some time to prepare for them something fun, creative and beneficial. I am in charge of the house chores that require English such as the bills, the mail, the applications...etc. I do like to be constantly busy though because I get more done; I feel more productive and learn to better manage my time.

For my financial need, I am not going to say that I need the money more than any of you. I understand we all need the money desperately so I would be much happier and more appreciative if you voted for me based on my contributions. I have always tried my best to go for my five posts a day. I worked with every minute I have in between my busy schedule. I posted on breaks and in between my classes. Even during my classes sometimes (especially my physical survey of chemistry class:)), I was checking Cnet to think about what I will write when I get home. To summarize, I worked with everything I have to contribute and give back to the Cnet community.

I don’t want to talk too much and bore you with my writing, I hope it is not too late for that:), but thank you and I wish you all the best,
Peace

This candidate's

Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 04/03/14
My name is Cari

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I am majoring in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the fakeness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

Sports, I like playing Volleyball Setter

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brillant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

This candidate's

Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Rochester, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Starting a new phase of my life: kids are grown, happily remarried, just accepted to a doctoral program. I will be coming up with some creative ideas to pay for it. I have received a small amount of scholarship $. But I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my dog!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Mar 21, 2014
Location Wenatchee, WA
High School Dryden Jr Sr High School

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping in to read my profile. That's me sitting over there on the grass...it was during our wedding rehearsal. We had an outdoor wedding by a lake with beautiful willows and pines and white lights and all of that. Maybe that paints a bit of a picture of who I am. I love to be outdoors, to hike and snowshoe, to write and play with words, and, nearly always, to joke around. I'd say I'm mostly pretty easy-going and light-hearted.

Currently I am an adjunct English instructor at a local community college. My husband and I moved to this town in 2007, and since that time, we've gotten married (to each other, I mean), had two kids, adopted two dogs, bought a house, and met great friends. We live in an area with beautiful mountains, lots of apple and cherry orchards, and some really good microbrews (:

In my "past life" (before family), I got my B.A. in English, Cultural Anthropology and French. I studied abroad in France during my last semester in college which got the ball rolling for nearly a decade of overseas and domestic travel. I served in the Peace Corps twice and just loved living a sort of nomadic life.

Now that I'm settled and my children are getting a little older (not exactly out of diapers yet, but still a little older), I'm planning to get my Master's in Global and International Education via an online program which starts this fall. I'm so excited! I've wanted to do this for a very long time, and I'm beyond happy that I'm taking this huge step to make a dream come true.

I joined CollegeNET in late March 2014, and it's been a godsend. As a writer, one of the most important things I feel I can do is to simply just sit down and write every day...even if it's only for five minutes. Just get words out and on paper (or screen). With a hectic lifestyle, however, writing every day can get lost in the mix. I love CNET because it's giving me a fantastic reason and opportunity to read and write every day, and it holds me accountable for meeting my daily writing goals.

I appreciate all of your reads and votes and comments, and I'm thoroughly enjoying engaging in the topics that you create. What can I say? This is all just pretty cool!

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Joined Apr 01, 2014
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

Hi! My name is Amelie Hinson.

( Aw-Mah-Lee)

I figured since all of my teachers have a hard time reading it, you might too! and if you're anything like me, reading a name that you just don't quite get is unbearable.

I'm still in high school, but not for long! Next fall I'll be attending Northern Arizona University. Go Lumberjacks!

Currently I'm looking for a job, but I am a nationally registered and state certified EMT (emergency medical technician)!! I absolutely love it and I plan to get a bachelors in nursing at NAU once I figure out a good way to get it paid for... which is why I love college net!!

Read my forums:) sometimes I think I'm pretty funny. Oh! and vote!

Vote For Amelie! She likes scholarships!

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Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston and am currently going to Boulder Creek High School. Next year I will be attending Grand Canyon University. I am going to be majoring in nursing and will have my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate by the end of my senior year of high school. I currently work in a jewelry store and wish to start working in a hospital after I receive my CNA. I am super excited for college and can't wait to go into this new adventure!

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

April 02 2014

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Joined Mar 12, 2014
Location Tracy, CA
High School Johansen High School

Hi my name is Susan.

I currently work as a job recruiter for a small IT company. Born in 1990, I still consider myself a fledgling to the world. I graduated from college in May 2013 as a Philosophy major. Originally I was a Biological Sciences Major with a concentration is Pre-Pharmacy, but after a long struggle, I decided to switch majors when I realized that there is more to life than doing as you are told. Especially when it comes to what is right for you.

Having had to extend a year due to the switch in majors, I ended up with more student loans than I should have. So being on CNET I hope to make friends, post my thoughts, and hopefully be able to pay off my student loans with less worrying.

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Joined Apr 21, 2011
Location Houston, TX
High School Clear Lake High School

Hello Cnetters,

To start off, I am grateful to all of you for your support, inspiration, votes, information, and replies. There were some days where life stresses got the best of me and I didn’t want to post anymore, then I saw the people who voted for me and thought to myself if these candidates are supporting me to win, then I should keep going and support them back. Additionally, the friends I made on here were amazing people. They were there for me all the time, giving me advices, cheering me up, and posting to my forums. I think some of them know who they are, so thank you so much for that:)

I am a senior majoring in biology, I dream to purse a medical career. I think health is the most precious thing a human has and I will be more than happy helping people maintain or regain their health back. I immigrated with my family to the US about 6 years ago. I used every opportunity I had to enhance my English and learn more about the culture and I am thankful to god for where I am today. Many things have shaped my life, most importantly, my Christian-Orthodox beliefs, family, and culture.

This semester, I am enrolled in 15 credit hours of advanced classes. I also have 2 research projects that I am working on, on campus-work, and church. I am a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade kids, though they are adorable and I love the service, it takes some time to prepare for them something fun, creative and beneficial. I am in charge of the house chores that require English such as the bills, the mail, the applications...etc. I do like to be constantly busy though because I get more done; I feel more productive and learn to better manage my time.

For my financial need, I am not going to say that I need the money more than any of you. I understand we all need the money desperately so I would be much happier and more appreciative if you voted for me based on my contributions. I have always tried my best to go for my five posts a day. I worked with every minute I have in between my busy schedule. I posted on breaks and in between my classes. Even during my classes sometimes (especially my physical survey of chemistry class:)), I was checking Cnet to think about what I will write when I get home. To summarize, I worked with everything I have to contribute and give back to the Cnet community.

I don’t want to talk too much and bore you with my writing, I hope it is not too late for that:), but thank you and I wish you all the best,
Peace

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 04/03/14
My name is Cari

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I am majoring in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the fakeness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

Sports, I like playing Volleyball Setter

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brillant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Mar 21, 2014
Location Wenatchee, WA
High School Dryden Jr Sr High School

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping in to read my profile. That's me sitting over there on the grass...it was during our wedding rehearsal. We had an outdoor wedding by a lake with beautiful willows and pines and white lights and all of that. Maybe that paints a bit of a picture of who I am. I love to be outdoors, to hike and snowshoe, to write and play with words, and, nearly always, to joke around. I'd say I'm mostly pretty easy-going and light-hearted.

Currently I am an adjunct English instructor at a local community college. My husband and I moved to this town in 2007, and since that time, we've gotten married (to each other, I mean), had two kids, adopted two dogs, bought a house, and met great friends. We live in an area with beautiful mountains, lots of apple and cherry orchards, and some really good microbrews (:

In my "past life" (before family), I got my B.A. in English, Cultural Anthropology and French. I studied abroad in France during my last semester in college which got the ball rolling for nearly a decade of overseas and domestic travel. I served in the Peace Corps twice and just loved living a sort of nomadic life.

Now that I'm settled and my children are getting a little older (not exactly out of diapers yet, but still a little older), I'm planning to get my Master's in Global and International Education via an online program which starts this fall. I'm so excited! I've wanted to do this for a very long time, and I'm beyond happy that I'm taking this huge step to make a dream come true.

I joined CollegeNET in late March 2014, and it's been a godsend. As a writer, one of the most important things I feel I can do is to simply just sit down and write every day...even if it's only for five minutes. Just get words out and on paper (or screen). With a hectic lifestyle, however, writing every day can get lost in the mix. I love CNET because it's giving me a fantastic reason and opportunity to read and write every day, and it holds me accountable for meeting my daily writing goals.

I appreciate all of your reads and votes and comments, and I'm thoroughly enjoying engaging in the topics that you create. What can I say? This is all just pretty cool!

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Joined Feb 28, 2014
Location Rochester, NY
High School [Unknown]

Hey there everyone!

I'm new to collegenet, but I'm enjoying the experience a lot. I've never been a part of something like this and it's pretty interesting.

For my education, I'm working on my undergrad degree in architecture. I love the creative, conceptual parts of it, and the reason I got into it was because being an artist wouldn't really get me to where I see myself in the future. I'd really like to go to Stanford University for graduate school, but we'll see how I can take being across the country from my family.

I have a few dreams I'd like to accomplish.
First, I'd like to buy an apartment building and rent it out, slowly making renovations to it, giving people a gorgeous place to live.
Second, I'd like to design and build schools in developing countries in order to give the gift of education that my parents gave to me. Even with all this homework and these loans to deal with, we are all blessed with the opportunity of education.

Besides learning about architecture, I love to go running; I like painting, reading, writing, and dancing. I like learning pretty much anything from people who are passionate about the topic. I'm increasingly interested in women's issues and awareness, but it's all new to me, so I'm learning what part I can play.


I can't wait to meet all of you through these forums. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me, and happy writing!

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Joined Feb 11, 2014
Location flagstaff, AZ
High School Scottsdale Christian Academy

Hello Cnet!

I am currently studying at Northern Arizona University, I am studying Political Science right now with a minor in Social Work and Family Studies...

I will soon be going to Arizona State University, and doing Public Service and Public Policy with a focus in Social Services Delivery...My dream major! I will be going there in the Fall 2014! I am very excited to start this!

Funding college is hard, thats why I am here! I work at two jobs right now as well as going to school, busy busy!

I hope to get to know you all more, and you may notice, but I am a very open and social person...And I love political debates ;-)

I don't have many hobbies since I am in school and have two other jobs. So Work and School consume my life! When I am on break from school, I like to travel and go one hikes! I love to volunteer when I have the time, and I love to just be lazy when I have a day off, but don't we all!

<3Paige

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Joined Dec 20, 2013
Location Blue Bell, PA
High School Wissahickon High School

Greetings, and thank you for visiting my profile!

For you to know a bit about me, I'll start by admitting that
1) Feminism is my religion, and
2) Psychology is my life study.

I am so grateful for CollegeNet and so happy to have met all of the community members on here!

As for college, I am a second semester sophomore paying my own way through Goucher College to pursue my dream of becoming a licensed psychologist.

My background: I am half Syrian, with 10 beloved family members still residing in Syria. As I pray for them everyday, I also study hard towards my education so that one day I can help them recover from the emotional and psychological distress and also to get out of their situation.

I thank you dearly for taking the time to learn more about me. Hope to hear from you in my forums!

Please vote for me so that I can have a chance at the upcoming election! :)

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School [Unknown]

Hi,
My name is Sarah. I have 3 rescued black dogs. I'm a country girl at heart trying my best to adjust to living in the city. I live in Baton Rouge, LA. Home of the LSU Tigers!

I'm currently $30,000 in student debt that I need to pay off. I plan on going a Master's, but not until I have this debt paid down.

I like to read, hike, be outside (unless it's raining), football, softball, and running.

I am on Facebook if you want to be friends. My full name is Sarah Magee.

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

March 26 2014

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Joined Mar 21, 2014
Location Wenatchee, WA
High School Dryden Jr Sr High School

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping in to read my profile. That's me sitting over there on the grass...it was during our wedding rehearsal. We had an outdoor wedding by a lake with beautiful willows and pines and white lights and all of that. Maybe that paints a bit of a picture of who I am. I love to be outdoors, to hike and snowshoe, to write and play with words, and, nearly always, to joke around. I'd say I'm mostly pretty easy-going and light-hearted.

Currently I am an adjunct English instructor at a local community college. My husband and I moved to this town in 2007, and since that time, we've gotten married (to each other, I mean), had two kids, adopted two dogs, bought a house, and met great friends. We live in an area with beautiful mountains, lots of apple and cherry orchards, and some really good microbrews (:

In my "past life" (before family), I got my B.A. in English, Cultural Anthropology and French. I studied abroad in France during my last semester in college which got the ball rolling for nearly a decade of overseas and domestic travel. I served in the Peace Corps twice and just loved living a sort of nomadic life.

Now that I'm settled and my children are getting a little older (not exactly out of diapers yet, but still a little older), I'm planning to get my Master's in Global and International Education via an online program which starts this fall. I'm so excited! I've wanted to do this for a very long time, and I'm beyond happy that I'm taking this huge step to make a dream come true.

I joined CollegeNET in late March 2014, and it's been a godsend. As a writer, one of the most important things I feel I can do is to simply just sit down and write every day...even if it's only for five minutes. Just get words out and on paper (or screen). With a hectic lifestyle, however, writing every day can get lost in the mix. I love CNET because it's giving me a fantastic reason and opportunity to read and write every day, and it holds me accountable for meeting my daily writing goals.

I appreciate all of your reads and votes and comments, and I'm thoroughly enjoying engaging in the topics that you create. What can I say? This is all just pretty cool!

This candidate's

Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Apr 21, 2011
Location Houston, TX
High School Clear Lake High School

Hello Cnetters,

To start off, I am grateful to all of you for your support, inspiration, votes, information, and replies. There were some days where life stresses got the best of me and I didn’t want to post anymore, then I saw the people who voted for me and thought to myself if these candidates are supporting me to win, then I should keep going and support them back. Additionally, the friends I made on here were amazing people. They were there for me all the time, giving me advices, cheering me up, and posting to my forums. I think some of them know who they are, so thank you so much for that:)

I am a senior majoring in biology, I dream to purse a medical career. I think health is the most precious thing a human has and I will be more than happy helping people maintain or regain their health back. I immigrated with my family to the US about 6 years ago. I used every opportunity I had to enhance my English and learn more about the culture and I am thankful to god for where I am today. Many things have shaped my life, most importantly, my Christian-Orthodox beliefs, family, and culture.

This semester, I am enrolled in 15 credit hours of advanced classes. I also have 2 research projects that I am working on, on campus-work, and church. I am a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade kids, though they are adorable and I love the service, it takes some time to prepare for them something fun, creative and beneficial. I am in charge of the house chores that require English such as the bills, the mail, the applications...etc. I do like to be constantly busy though because I get more done; I feel more productive and learn to better manage my time.

For my financial need, I am not going to say that I need the money more than any of you. I understand we all need the money desperately so I would be much happier and more appreciative if you voted for me based on my contributions. I have always tried my best to go for my five posts a day. I worked with every minute I have in between my busy schedule. I posted on breaks and in between my classes. Even during my classes sometimes (especially my physical survey of chemistry class:)), I was checking Cnet to think about what I will write when I get home. To summarize, I worked with everything I have to contribute and give back to the Cnet community.

I don’t want to talk too much and bore you with my writing, I hope it is not too late for that:), but thank you and I wish you all the best,
Peace

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 04/03/14
My name is Cari

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I am majoring in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the fakeness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

Sports, I like playing Volleyball Setter

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brillant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Mar 19, 2011
Location Sheboygan, WI
High School Sheboygan County Christian

¡Hola! Soy Michelle, y me gustaría ser vuestra amiga. Pero, hasta entonces, podéis llegar a conocerme por mis mensajes.

Translation: Hello! My name is Michelle, and I would like to be your friend. But, until then, you can get to know me through my posts.

Here´s a few secrets I´ll let you in on:
1) I absolutely love learning - any subject will do, as long as it provides me with continuous opportunities to absorb wisdom and/or knowledge.
2) Me encanta español, como ya podéis ver. If you can understand what I have just written, I already like you. :-)
3) I love thinking, and often spend hours pondering any one topic.
4) I have a strange attraction to the pipe organ and baroque-period classical music in general.
5) I compose music as a hobby. Nothing modern, just pieces for organ, flute, string ensembles, orchestras, etc.

I figured I'd leave the intro, because none of that changed, but it's about time I update y'all on what I'm *really* doing with school!

Well, after this semestre, I'll have an Associate's Degree, and will then transfer to UW-Whitewater, College of Business and Economics to finish my Bachelor's in Accounting. Then, I plan to take the CPA Exam, and work for a small business, if at all possible.

However, that's just my career. What I really want to do is help people. My goal as of now is to take one or two people into my home (once I have a humble one of my own, of course), and feed and clothe them. Then, I'd like to take it a step further and partner with them for either their education or their job applications - whichever would best benefit them. As they eventually start earning enough to be financially independent, I'll help them in the final step of securing a place of their own. I may only be able to do this with a handful of people throughout my lifetime, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather be involved in helping those I know would benefit from my money more than I would, and developing life-long relationships with them, than just throwing a few dollars at someone on the street.

If the above description didn't clue you into this one, I'm a super compassionate person who just loves God and wants to bless others out of the blessings I've received from Him. I follow Christ wholeheartedly, and His love is an amazing gift - one that I love to share with others.

There's my life in a nutshell. :-) Thanks for stopping by my profile, and see ya around CNet!

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am an 18 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

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Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston and am currently going to Boulder Creek High School. Next year I will be attending Grand Canyon University. I am going to be majoring in nursing and will have my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate by the end of my senior year of high school. I currently work in a jewelry store and wish to start working in a hospital after I receive my CNA. I am super excited for college and can't wait to go into this new adventure!

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

March 19 2014

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Joined Jan 30, 2014
Location Bloomington, IL
High School Upper Merion Area High School


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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Mar 19, 2011
Location Sheboygan, WI
High School Sheboygan County Christian

¡Hola! Soy Michelle, y me gustaría ser vuestra amiga. Pero, hasta entonces, podéis llegar a conocerme por mis mensajes.

Translation: Hello! My name is Michelle, and I would like to be your friend. But, until then, you can get to know me through my posts.

Here´s a few secrets I´ll let you in on:
1) I absolutely love learning - any subject will do, as long as it provides me with continuous opportunities to absorb wisdom and/or knowledge.
2) Me encanta español, como ya podéis ver. If you can understand what I have just written, I already like you. :-)
3) I love thinking, and often spend hours pondering any one topic.
4) I have a strange attraction to the pipe organ and baroque-period classical music in general.
5) I compose music as a hobby. Nothing modern, just pieces for organ, flute, string ensembles, orchestras, etc.

I figured I'd leave the intro, because none of that changed, but it's about time I update y'all on what I'm *really* doing with school!

Well, after this semestre, I'll have an Associate's Degree, and will then transfer to UW-Whitewater, College of Business and Economics to finish my Bachelor's in Accounting. Then, I plan to take the CPA Exam, and work for a small business, if at all possible.

However, that's just my career. What I really want to do is help people. My goal as of now is to take one or two people into my home (once I have a humble one of my own, of course), and feed and clothe them. Then, I'd like to take it a step further and partner with them for either their education or their job applications - whichever would best benefit them. As they eventually start earning enough to be financially independent, I'll help them in the final step of securing a place of their own. I may only be able to do this with a handful of people throughout my lifetime, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather be involved in helping those I know would benefit from my money more than I would, and developing life-long relationships with them, than just throwing a few dollars at someone on the street.

If the above description didn't clue you into this one, I'm a super compassionate person who just loves God and wants to bless others out of the blessings I've received from Him. I follow Christ wholeheartedly, and His love is an amazing gift - one that I love to share with others.

There's my life in a nutshell. :-) Thanks for stopping by my profile, and see ya around CNet!

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Jun 24, 2011
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

Hello everyone!

My name is Sarah and I'm a sophomore in college studying biology and global development. You'll undoubtedly see me around CNet, and you'll be able to get to know me better through my posts. Thanks for reading!

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Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

March 12 2014

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Joined Jan 24, 2014
Location Rosedale, MD
High School [Unknown]

Hey everyone!

My name is Naomi. I am a current freshman at Morgan State University. With my recent move to the United States, I've been making quite a few adjustments to my lifestyle. I'm willing to make every sacrifice and compromise to get where I'd like to be! My current goals are to:
1) Finish my 4 year Business Administration degree in less than 3 years
2) Become a popular and effective sports agent
3) Find happiness

My education is pretty much all I live for. I'm hoping that CNet will assist me in finding a means of funding some of my education costs. I also hope that CNet will help me find a voice and open my mind to a variety of things.

Thanks for reading and best of luck to everyone! :)

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Purgatory
High School Badger High School

What a Great Site and Great People I have met.

Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to look at my profile and or vote for me.

I wish I could say I return votes but the new system doesn’t permit that…

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration
Exactly one year away from my bachelor’s in psychology
One year and a few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I have a 4.0 in all the courses I have taken over the last two years or so…

I am very happy go lucky when I can be and want to emphasize my humorous side…

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez@gmail.com...

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life...

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing… never content

“Life” the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil

This candidate's

Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

This candidate's

Joined Apr 21, 2011
Location Houston, TX
High School Clear Lake High School

Hello Cnetters,

To start off, I am grateful to all of you for your support, inspiration, votes, information, and replies. There were some days where life stresses got the best of me and I didn’t want to post anymore, then I saw the people who voted for me and thought to myself if these candidates are supporting me to win, then I should keep going and support them back. Additionally, the friends I made on here were amazing people. They were there for me all the time, giving me advices, cheering me up, and posting to my forums. I think some of them know who they are, so thank you so much for that:)

I am a senior majoring in biology, I dream to purse a medical career. I think health is the most precious thing a human has and I will be more than happy helping people maintain or regain their health back. I immigrated with my family to the US about 6 years ago. I used every opportunity I had to enhance my English and learn more about the culture and I am thankful to god for where I am today. Many things have shaped my life, most importantly, my Christian-Orthodox beliefs, family, and culture.

This semester, I am enrolled in 15 credit hours of advanced classes. I also have 2 research projects that I am working on, on campus-work, and church. I am a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade kids, though they are adorable and I love the service, it takes some time to prepare for them something fun, creative and beneficial. I am in charge of the house chores that require English such as the bills, the mail, the applications...etc. I do like to be constantly busy though because I get more done; I feel more productive and learn to better manage my time.

For my financial need, I am not going to say that I need the money more than any of you. I understand we all need the money desperately so I would be much happier and more appreciative if you voted for me based on my contributions. I have always tried my best to go for my five posts a day. I worked with every minute I have in between my busy schedule. I posted on breaks and in between my classes. Even during my classes sometimes (especially my physical survey of chemistry class:)), I was checking Cnet to think about what I will write when I get home. To summarize, I worked with everything I have to contribute and give back to the Cnet community.

I don’t want to talk too much and bore you with my writing, I hope it is not too late for that:), but thank you and I wish you all the best,
Peace

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Joined Jun 24, 2011
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

Hello everyone!

My name is Sarah and I'm a sophomore in college studying biology and global development. You'll undoubtedly see me around CNet, and you'll be able to get to know me better through my posts. Thanks for reading!

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Joined Mar 19, 2011
Location Sheboygan, WI
High School Sheboygan County Christian

¡Hola! Soy Michelle, y me gustaría ser vuestra amiga. Pero, hasta entonces, podéis llegar a conocerme por mis mensajes.

Translation: Hello! My name is Michelle, and I would like to be your friend. But, until then, you can get to know me through my posts.

Here´s a few secrets I´ll let you in on:
1) I absolutely love learning - any subject will do, as long as it provides me with continuous opportunities to absorb wisdom and/or knowledge.
2) Me encanta español, como ya podéis ver. If you can understand what I have just written, I already like you. :-)
3) I love thinking, and often spend hours pondering any one topic.
4) I have a strange attraction to the pipe organ and baroque-period classical music in general.
5) I compose music as a hobby. Nothing modern, just pieces for organ, flute, string ensembles, orchestras, etc.

I figured I'd leave the intro, because none of that changed, but it's about time I update y'all on what I'm *really* doing with school!

Well, after this semestre, I'll have an Associate's Degree, and will then transfer to UW-Whitewater, College of Business and Economics to finish my Bachelor's in Accounting. Then, I plan to take the CPA Exam, and work for a small business, if at all possible.

However, that's just my career. What I really want to do is help people. My goal as of now is to take one or two people into my home (once I have a humble one of my own, of course), and feed and clothe them. Then, I'd like to take it a step further and partner with them for either their education or their job applications - whichever would best benefit them. As they eventually start earning enough to be financially independent, I'll help them in the final step of securing a place of their own. I may only be able to do this with a handful of people throughout my lifetime, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather be involved in helping those I know would benefit from my money more than I would, and developing life-long relationships with them, than just throwing a few dollars at someone on the street.

If the above description didn't clue you into this one, I'm a super compassionate person who just loves God and wants to bless others out of the blessings I've received from Him. I follow Christ wholeheartedly, and His love is an amazing gift - one that I love to share with others.

There's my life in a nutshell. :-) Thanks for stopping by my profile, and see ya around CNet!

This candidate's

Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am an 18 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

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Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston and am currently going to Boulder Creek High School. Next year I will be attending Grand Canyon University. I am going to be majoring in nursing and will have my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate by the end of my senior year of high school. I currently work in a jewelry store and wish to start working in a hospital after I receive my CNA. I am super excited for college and can't wait to go into this new adventure!

March 5 2014

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Joined Feb 07, 2014
Location King of Prussia, PA
High School [Unknown]


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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Mar 19, 2011
Location Sheboygan, WI
High School Sheboygan County Christian

¡Hola! Soy Michelle, y me gustaría ser vuestra amiga. Pero, hasta entonces, podéis llegar a conocerme por mis mensajes.

Translation: Hello! My name is Michelle, and I would like to be your friend. But, until then, you can get to know me through my posts.

Here´s a few secrets I´ll let you in on:
1) I absolutely love learning - any subject will do, as long as it provides me with continuous opportunities to absorb wisdom and/or knowledge.
2) Me encanta español, como ya podéis ver. If you can understand what I have just written, I already like you. :-)
3) I love thinking, and often spend hours pondering any one topic.
4) I have a strange attraction to the pipe organ and baroque-period classical music in general.
5) I compose music as a hobby. Nothing modern, just pieces for organ, flute, string ensembles, orchestras, etc.

I figured I'd leave the intro, because none of that changed, but it's about time I update y'all on what I'm *really* doing with school!

Well, after this semestre, I'll have an Associate's Degree, and will then transfer to UW-Whitewater, College of Business and Economics to finish my Bachelor's in Accounting. Then, I plan to take the CPA Exam, and work for a small business, if at all possible.

However, that's just my career. What I really want to do is help people. My goal as of now is to take one or two people into my home (once I have a humble one of my own, of course), and feed and clothe them. Then, I'd like to take it a step further and partner with them for either their education or their job applications - whichever would best benefit them. As they eventually start earning enough to be financially independent, I'll help them in the final step of securing a place of their own. I may only be able to do this with a handful of people throughout my lifetime, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather be involved in helping those I know would benefit from my money more than I would, and developing life-long relationships with them, than just throwing a few dollars at someone on the street.

If the above description didn't clue you into this one, I'm a super compassionate person who just loves God and wants to bless others out of the blessings I've received from Him. I follow Christ wholeheartedly, and His love is an amazing gift - one that I love to share with others.

There's my life in a nutshell. :-) Thanks for stopping by my profile, and see ya around CNet!

This candidate's

Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Jun 24, 2011
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

Hello everyone!

My name is Sarah and I'm a sophomore in college studying biology and global development. You'll undoubtedly see me around CNet, and you'll be able to get to know me better through my posts. Thanks for reading!

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Joined Apr 21, 2011
Location Houston, TX
High School Clear Lake High School

Hello Cnetters,

To start off, I am grateful to all of you for your support, inspiration, votes, information, and replies. There were some days where life stresses got the best of me and I didn’t want to post anymore, then I saw the people who voted for me and thought to myself if these candidates are supporting me to win, then I should keep going and support them back. Additionally, the friends I made on here were amazing people. They were there for me all the time, giving me advices, cheering me up, and posting to my forums. I think some of them know who they are, so thank you so much for that:)

I am a senior majoring in biology, I dream to purse a medical career. I think health is the most precious thing a human has and I will be more than happy helping people maintain or regain their health back. I immigrated with my family to the US about 6 years ago. I used every opportunity I had to enhance my English and learn more about the culture and I am thankful to god for where I am today. Many things have shaped my life, most importantly, my Christian-Orthodox beliefs, family, and culture.

This semester, I am enrolled in 15 credit hours of advanced classes. I also have 2 research projects that I am working on, on campus-work, and church. I am a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade kids, though they are adorable and I love the service, it takes some time to prepare for them something fun, creative and beneficial. I am in charge of the house chores that require English such as the bills, the mail, the applications...etc. I do like to be constantly busy though because I get more done; I feel more productive and learn to better manage my time.

For my financial need, I am not going to say that I need the money more than any of you. I understand we all need the money desperately so I would be much happier and more appreciative if you voted for me based on my contributions. I have always tried my best to go for my five posts a day. I worked with every minute I have in between my busy schedule. I posted on breaks and in between my classes. Even during my classes sometimes (especially my physical survey of chemistry class:)), I was checking Cnet to think about what I will write when I get home. To summarize, I worked with everything I have to contribute and give back to the Cnet community.

I don’t want to talk too much and bore you with my writing, I hope it is not too late for that:), but thank you and I wish you all the best,
Peace

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

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Joined Feb 17, 2014
Location Orange, CA
High School Mater Dei High School

Hi! I'm Dani. First of all, thanks so incredibly much to everyone who votes for me. It means the world that something I say can have even the slightest effect on all of you awesome people on CNet, and I'm honored to receive every vote. The money I receive will go towards paying for books as well as general college fees and tuition.

I'm currently a senior at Mater Dei High School in California, and I plan to pursue Music at either Cal State Fullerton or Chapman University.

Also - my username is pronounced "D-Laroo" for those of you who are annoyed that the little voice in your head can't say my name :) it's not too bad.

This candidate's

Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Rochester, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Starting a new phase of my life: kids are grown, happily remarried, just accepted to a doctoral program. I will be coming up with some creative ideas to pay for it. I have received a small amount of scholarship $. But I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my dog!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

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Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Sisters High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

My name's Joseph. I've been around for a while--but you wouldn't know it from my post count! Let's see, a little more about me:

I'm 20 years old and a junior in neuroscience. I split my time between Boston (where I go to school) and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it. The topics I post about usually have something to do with these interests, or about science, politics, technology, or something else I just can't stop thinking about!

What am I going to do after college? Good question. I ask myself that daily. I'll get back to you when I have an answer that doesn't change depending on the weather and the alignment of the stars.

With that future uncertainty in mind, it's really important for me to get my finances under control. I'm likely going to grad school, but I have had to take out some loans that can't be postponed until I finish school--not good. I'm currently facing about ~$40,000 in loans when I finish my undergraduate degree, and I'm trying to pay it anyway I can--whether that's CNet, tutoring, or selling fiction (hopefully!), I'm hoping not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have any social media accounts, add me and we can hang out off-CNet!
twitter: @la_neira
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

Feb 26 2014

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Joined Feb 13, 2014
Location Rochester, NY
High School Bronx High School of Science

I am grateful for those of you who have voted for me and for those just getting to know me. So thank you for visiting my profile.This has been a fascinating experience.

About me: Starting a new phase of my life: kids are grown, happily remarried, just accepted to a doctoral program. I will be coming up with some creative ideas to pay for it. I have received a small amount of scholarship $. But I am helping my kids pay for their first degrees before I can justify paying for my third. So, CNETers I need you. We need each other.

Love to dance, throw parties, eat out, work hard, hang with friends, and be with my dog!!

I will figure out how to fix my video so you can see me and then I can say hi personally!

-Rosemary

This candidate's

Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

This candidate's

Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Purgatory
High School Badger High School

What a Great Site and Great People I have met.

Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to look at my profile and or vote for me.

I wish I could say I return votes but the new system doesn’t permit that…

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration
Exactly one year away from my bachelor’s in psychology
One year and a few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I have a 4.0 in all the courses I have taken over the last two years or so…

I am very happy go lucky when I can be and want to emphasize my humorous side…

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez@gmail.com...

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life...

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing… never content

“Life” the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined Apr 21, 2011
Location Houston, TX
High School Clear Lake High School

Hello Cnetters,

To start off, I am grateful to all of you for your support, inspiration, votes, information, and replies. There were some days where life stresses got the best of me and I didn’t want to post anymore, then I saw the people who voted for me and thought to myself if these candidates are supporting me to win, then I should keep going and support them back. Additionally, the friends I made on here were amazing people. They were there for me all the time, giving me advices, cheering me up, and posting to my forums. I think some of them know who they are, so thank you so much for that:)

I am a senior majoring in biology, I dream to purse a medical career. I think health is the most precious thing a human has and I will be more than happy helping people maintain or regain their health back. I immigrated with my family to the US about 6 years ago. I used every opportunity I had to enhance my English and learn more about the culture and I am thankful to god for where I am today. Many things have shaped my life, most importantly, my Christian-Orthodox beliefs, family, and culture.

This semester, I am enrolled in 15 credit hours of advanced classes. I also have 2 research projects that I am working on, on campus-work, and church. I am a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade kids, though they are adorable and I love the service, it takes some time to prepare for them something fun, creative and beneficial. I am in charge of the house chores that require English such as the bills, the mail, the applications...etc. I do like to be constantly busy though because I get more done; I feel more productive and learn to better manage my time.

For my financial need, I am not going to say that I need the money more than any of you. I understand we all need the money desperately so I would be much happier and more appreciative if you voted for me based on my contributions. I have always tried my best to go for my five posts a day. I worked with every minute I have in between my busy schedule. I posted on breaks and in between my classes. Even during my classes sometimes (especially my physical survey of chemistry class:)), I was checking Cnet to think about what I will write when I get home. To summarize, I worked with everything I have to contribute and give back to the Cnet community.

I don’t want to talk too much and bore you with my writing, I hope it is not too late for that:), but thank you and I wish you all the best,
Peace

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Joined Jun 24, 2011
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

Hello everyone!

My name is Sarah and I'm a sophomore in college studying biology and global development. You'll undoubtedly see me around CNet, and you'll be able to get to know me better through my posts. Thanks for reading!

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Joined Mar 19, 2011
Location Sheboygan, WI
High School Sheboygan County Christian

¡Hola! Soy Michelle, y me gustaría ser vuestra amiga. Pero, hasta entonces, podéis llegar a conocerme por mis mensajes.

Translation: Hello! My name is Michelle, and I would like to be your friend. But, until then, you can get to know me through my posts.

Here´s a few secrets I´ll let you in on:
1) I absolutely love learning - any subject will do, as long as it provides me with continuous opportunities to absorb wisdom and/or knowledge.
2) Me encanta español, como ya podéis ver. If you can understand what I have just written, I already like you. :-)
3) I love thinking, and often spend hours pondering any one topic.
4) I have a strange attraction to the pipe organ and baroque-period classical music in general.
5) I compose music as a hobby. Nothing modern, just pieces for organ, flute, string ensembles, orchestras, etc.

I figured I'd leave the intro, because none of that changed, but it's about time I update y'all on what I'm *really* doing with school!

Well, after this semestre, I'll have an Associate's Degree, and will then transfer to UW-Whitewater, College of Business and Economics to finish my Bachelor's in Accounting. Then, I plan to take the CPA Exam, and work for a small business, if at all possible.

However, that's just my career. What I really want to do is help people. My goal as of now is to take one or two people into my home (once I have a humble one of my own, of course), and feed and clothe them. Then, I'd like to take it a step further and partner with them for either their education or their job applications - whichever would best benefit them. As they eventually start earning enough to be financially independent, I'll help them in the final step of securing a place of their own. I may only be able to do this with a handful of people throughout my lifetime, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather be involved in helping those I know would benefit from my money more than I would, and developing life-long relationships with them, than just throwing a few dollars at someone on the street.

If the above description didn't clue you into this one, I'm a super compassionate person who just loves God and wants to bless others out of the blessings I've received from Him. I follow Christ wholeheartedly, and His love is an amazing gift - one that I love to share with others.

There's my life in a nutshell. :-) Thanks for stopping by my profile, and see ya around CNet!

This candidate's

Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Sisters High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

My name's Joseph. I've been around for a while--but you wouldn't know it from my post count! Let's see, a little more about me:

I'm 20 years old and a junior in neuroscience. I split my time between Boston (where I go to school) and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it. The topics I post about usually have something to do with these interests, or about science, politics, technology, or something else I just can't stop thinking about!

What am I going to do after college? Good question. I ask myself that daily. I'll get back to you when I have an answer that doesn't change depending on the weather and the alignment of the stars.

With that future uncertainty in mind, it's really important for me to get my finances under control. I'm likely going to grad school, but I have had to take out some loans that can't be postponed until I finish school--not good. I'm currently facing about ~$40,000 in loans when I finish my undergraduate degree, and I'm trying to pay it anyway I can--whether that's CNet, tutoring, or selling fiction (hopefully!), I'm hoping not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have any social media accounts, add me and we can hang out off-CNet!
twitter: @la_neira
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

Feb 19 2014

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Joined Jan 06, 2014
Location CDA, ID
High School [Unknown]

My name is Marie and I am a wife to an amazing hubby of 18 (almost 19!) years and we have 2 beautiful daughters who I love and adore with everything I have. Getting to be with these three people everyday make my life complete and keep me striving to do better. I really am blessed! I would love to be able to pay off my student loans so I can continue to save for college and other things for my kiddos! Plus earning free money is kinda cool!

I am also a nurse and I LOVE taking care of people. Nursing is a career to which you need dedication, reliability, trust and a whole lot of heart. I believe that I have these skills and I am lucky enough to have amazing coworkers who posses them as well. I love working in a team setting for the greater good of someone other than myself. I genuinely want to make a difference to people, and to help them and their families through anything they maybe going through.

I am trying to win these scholarships so I can pay off my student loans so I can cut back some at work. As I said before my girls are my heart and I really want a little more time at home with them! Happy voting!

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Mar 19, 2011
Location Sheboygan, WI
High School Sheboygan County Christian

¡Hola! Soy Michelle, y me gustaría ser vuestra amiga. Pero, hasta entonces, podéis llegar a conocerme por mis mensajes.

Translation: Hello! My name is Michelle, and I would like to be your friend. But, until then, you can get to know me through my posts.

Here´s a few secrets I´ll let you in on:
1) I absolutely love learning - any subject will do, as long as it provides me with continuous opportunities to absorb wisdom and/or knowledge.
2) Me encanta español, como ya podéis ver. If you can understand what I have just written, I already like you. :-)
3) I love thinking, and often spend hours pondering any one topic.
4) I have a strange attraction to the pipe organ and baroque-period classical music in general.
5) I compose music as a hobby. Nothing modern, just pieces for organ, flute, string ensembles, orchestras, etc.

I figured I'd leave the intro, because none of that changed, but it's about time I update y'all on what I'm *really* doing with school!

Well, after this semestre, I'll have an Associate's Degree, and will then transfer to UW-Whitewater, College of Business and Economics to finish my Bachelor's in Accounting. Then, I plan to take the CPA Exam, and work for a small business, if at all possible.

However, that's just my career. What I really want to do is help people. My goal as of now is to take one or two people into my home (once I have a humble one of my own, of course), and feed and clothe them. Then, I'd like to take it a step further and partner with them for either their education or their job applications - whichever would best benefit them. As they eventually start earning enough to be financially independent, I'll help them in the final step of securing a place of their own. I may only be able to do this with a handful of people throughout my lifetime, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather be involved in helping those I know would benefit from my money more than I would, and developing life-long relationships with them, than just throwing a few dollars at someone on the street.

If the above description didn't clue you into this one, I'm a super compassionate person who just loves God and wants to bless others out of the blessings I've received from Him. I follow Christ wholeheartedly, and His love is an amazing gift - one that I love to share with others.

There's my life in a nutshell. :-) Thanks for stopping by my profile, and see ya around CNet!

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Joined Apr 21, 2011
Location Houston, TX
High School Clear Lake High School

Hello Cnetters,

To start off, I am grateful to all of you for your support, inspiration, votes, information, and replies. There were some days where life stresses got the best of me and I didn’t want to post anymore, then I saw the people who voted for me and thought to myself if these candidates are supporting me to win, then I should keep going and support them back. Additionally, the friends I made on here were amazing people. They were there for me all the time, giving me advices, cheering me up, and posting to my forums. I think some of them know who they are, so thank you so much for that:)

I am a senior majoring in biology, I dream to purse a medical career. I think health is the most precious thing a human has and I will be more than happy helping people maintain or regain their health back. I immigrated with my family to the US about 6 years ago. I used every opportunity I had to enhance my English and learn more about the culture and I am thankful to god for where I am today. Many things have shaped my life, most importantly, my Christian-Orthodox beliefs, family, and culture.

This semester, I am enrolled in 15 credit hours of advanced classes. I also have 2 research projects that I am working on, on campus-work, and church. I am a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade kids, though they are adorable and I love the service, it takes some time to prepare for them something fun, creative and beneficial. I am in charge of the house chores that require English such as the bills, the mail, the applications...etc. I do like to be constantly busy though because I get more done; I feel more productive and learn to better manage my time.

For my financial need, I am not going to say that I need the money more than any of you. I understand we all need the money desperately so I would be much happier and more appreciative if you voted for me based on my contributions. I have always tried my best to go for my five posts a day. I worked with every minute I have in between my busy schedule. I posted on breaks and in between my classes. Even during my classes sometimes (especially my physical survey of chemistry class:)), I was checking Cnet to think about what I will write when I get home. To summarize, I worked with everything I have to contribute and give back to the Cnet community.

I don’t want to talk too much and bore you with my writing, I hope it is not too late for that:), but thank you and I wish you all the best,
Peace

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Purgatory
High School Badger High School

What a Great Site and Great People I have met.

Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to look at my profile and or vote for me.

I wish I could say I return votes but the new system doesn’t permit that…

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration
Exactly one year away from my bachelor’s in psychology
One year and a few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I have a 4.0 in all the courses I have taken over the last two years or so…

I am very happy go lucky when I can be and want to emphasize my humorous side…

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez@gmail.com...

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life...

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing… never content

“Life” the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil

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Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

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Joined Jul 04, 2012
Location Pawcatuck, CT
High School Grover Cleveland High School

I'm 36 years old. I have a BA in English with a minor in Geology from QC. I've graduated with an MS in Geology from URI. I used a GIS model to locate high pH springs in ophiolite sequences. What makes these features so unique is that these vent systems may be where life originated. My undergraduate research concentrated on the spatial & temporal distribution of mercury contamination in Western LIS. I was using the sediment record to constrain paleostorm records using both grain size & mercury. My other undergraduate research project characterized the circulation pattern of a coastal lagoon. I also wrote a comparative research paper about the similarities & differences of Native American & Italian American women in the oral tradition. My research interests are coastal and marine hazards, life in extreme environments & the effects of climate change on indigenous people.

I'm of Native American, Irish, English, German and Greek descent.

If you want to know more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/scientists/alexandrea-bowman/

I was lucky enough to be accepted into Sigma Xi as an undergraduate for my research & attending several conferences. I was also accepted into the CUNY Pipeline Program & the MSPHDs program.

I founded & was the president of a student chapter of both AISES & SACNAS as a graduate student. I also volunteered (& hope to continue to do so) for programs with at risk children.

I ended up on CNet because school is expensive & I have student loans to pay off from my undergraduate years ($67,000 worth of student loans). I plan on pursuing a PhD in coastal and marine processes and would like to pay off some of my student debt before moving on.

I've met some great people here. I will stick around here for a while, even if I am not winning scholarships & when I'm out of debt I would like to remain a voter to help out the next generation of CNetters. It's not just about the money, it's also about the community.

There's a CNet Members Facebook page & if you've Facebook you should join. Friend me on Facebook, I'm pretty easy to find: www.facebook.com/alexandreabowman

Update: I'm in a relationship with a great guy, preparing my thesis for publication, I moved to CT permanently. I am still looking for a job in my field and am currently not working at all.

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

Feb 12 2014

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Joined Feb 01, 2014
Location Topeka, KS
High School Seaman High School

Hi, my name is Zach! I am currently a senior in high school.

I play guitar and bass guitar, and I've just gotten started composing my own music. I plan to be an innovator in the worlds of jazz and electronic music. These genres are really just starting points, however. I don't like the idea of categorizing music. My personal definition of music is simply: sound. The sound of a hundred voices moving independently in the commons at my high school is just as musical to me as any song I have ever listened to.
Some of my favorite artists include; Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Beck, Flying Lotus, Venetian Snares, Mark Guiliana, Bob Dylan, Charlie Parker, Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Exivious, Animals As Leaders, Dojo, The Beatles and Cake (not a complete list).

I love reading, particularly anything that causes me to laugh and/or think (I'm currently reading Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide series, it's a wonderful combination of the two)
I also read Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe recently. I recommend it if you're interested in having your "universe-view" thoroughly rearranged.

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Purgatory
High School Badger High School

What a Great Site and Great People I have met.

Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to look at my profile and or vote for me.

I wish I could say I return votes but the new system doesn’t permit that…

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration
Exactly one year away from my bachelor’s in psychology
One year and a few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I have a 4.0 in all the courses I have taken over the last two years or so…

I am very happy go lucky when I can be and want to emphasize my humorous side…

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez@gmail.com...

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life...

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing… never content

“Life” the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Jul 30, 2012
Location Boston, MA
High School Sisters High School

Hey there fellow CNetter!

My name's Joseph. I've been around for a while--but you wouldn't know it from my post count! Let's see, a little more about me:

I'm 20 years old and a junior in neuroscience. I split my time between Boston (where I go to school) and Denver (where my family lives). Originally, I'm from Portland, OR where I spent my childhood, and Central Oregon, where I spent my teenage years. So if you were to ask me which part of the world I would consider "home"... I really wouldn't have a clear answer for you! Since my semester abroad in Germany, I've wanted to explore more of the world, so I don't see myself settling down anywhere in the near future.

Besides that, I have two siblings,--a younger brother and sister--a dog (whom I love very much), and a cat that can't be bothered to greet me when I come home for vacation. Whenever I'm not studying, I tend to be reading anything you can imagine (books, news, random Wiki article) or writing fiction. I really enjoy anything with a great story--movies, TV shows, music, video games, you name it. The topics I post about usually have something to do with these interests, or about science, politics, technology, or something else I just can't stop thinking about!

What am I going to do after college? Good question. I ask myself that daily. I'll get back to you when I have an answer that doesn't change depending on the weather and the alignment of the stars.

With that future uncertainty in mind, it's really important for me to get my finances under control. I'm likely going to grad school, but I have had to take out some loans that can't be postponed until I finish school--not good. I'm currently facing about ~$40,000 in loans when I finish my undergraduate degree, and I'm trying to pay it anyway I can--whether that's CNet, tutoring, or selling fiction (hopefully!), I'm hoping not to be in debt for the rest of my life.

That said, I am so grateful of all the support I have already received. I'm glad to see some old friends still around, but I'm always on the lookout to talk with someone new :)

If you have any social media accounts, add me and we can hang out off-CNet!
twitter: @la_neira
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schlatter

See ya around and good luck with the competition!

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Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Feb 05, 2014
Location St. Cloud, MN
High School [Unknown]

My name is Joey and I'm obviously hear to earn money for my college education. I will be attending Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio next Fall. I cannot even describe to you the excitement within me to get there.

I am a college drop out that has taken 2 years off. This will be my second attempt at school and I have a rejuvenated fire within me to finish this time!

I am passionately Catholic and serve Jesus Christ above everyone and everything else in this world. This will most likely be realized from the content of my posts. I seem to see Christ in everything, so he always become a part of my response to most topics.

I'm excited to be apart of this website and I look forward to engaging in what seems to be entertaining and intellectually beneficial discussions!

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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

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Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

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Joined Dec 20, 2013
Location Blue Bell, PA
High School Wissahickon High School

Greetings, and thank you for visiting my profile!

For you to know a bit about me, I'll start by admitting that
1) Feminism is my religion, and
2) Psychology is my life study.

I am so grateful for CollegeNet and so happy to have met all of the community members on here!

As for college, I am a second semester sophomore paying my own way through Goucher College to pursue my dream of becoming a licensed psychologist.

My background: I am half Syrian, with 10 beloved family members still residing in Syria. As I pray for them everyday, I also study hard towards my education so that one day I can help them recover from the emotional and psychological distress and also to get out of their situation.

I thank you dearly for taking the time to learn more about me. Hope to hear from you in my forums!

Please vote for me so that I can have a chance at the upcoming election! :)

Feb 5 2014

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Joined Jan 07, 2014
Location Orange, CA
High School MID Pacific Institute

Hey everyone,
I'm a college freshmen, just getting my feet wet at Chapman University, studying TV & Broadcast Journalism.
I was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu.
I am very fortunate to have found this opportunity to speak with all of you and maybe get some money in the process!
Let's all have a great election week every week!

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Joined Mar 19, 2011
Location Sheboygan, WI
High School Sheboygan County Christian

¡Hola! Soy Michelle, y me gustaría ser vuestra amiga. Pero, hasta entonces, podéis llegar a conocerme por mis mensajes.

Translation: Hello! My name is Michelle, and I would like to be your friend. But, until then, you can get to know me through my posts.

Here´s a few secrets I´ll let you in on:
1) I absolutely love learning - any subject will do, as long as it provides me with continuous opportunities to absorb wisdom and/or knowledge.
2) Me encanta español, como ya podéis ver. If you can understand what I have just written, I already like you. :-)
3) I love thinking, and often spend hours pondering any one topic.
4) I have a strange attraction to the pipe organ and baroque-period classical music in general.
5) I compose music as a hobby. Nothing modern, just pieces for organ, flute, string ensembles, orchestras, etc.

I figured I'd leave the intro, because none of that changed, but it's about time I update y'all on what I'm *really* doing with school!

Well, after this semestre, I'll have an Associate's Degree, and will then transfer to UW-Whitewater, College of Business and Economics to finish my Bachelor's in Accounting. Then, I plan to take the CPA Exam, and work for a small business, if at all possible.

However, that's just my career. What I really want to do is help people. My goal as of now is to take one or two people into my home (once I have a humble one of my own, of course), and feed and clothe them. Then, I'd like to take it a step further and partner with them for either their education or their job applications - whichever would best benefit them. As they eventually start earning enough to be financially independent, I'll help them in the final step of securing a place of their own. I may only be able to do this with a handful of people throughout my lifetime, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather be involved in helping those I know would benefit from my money more than I would, and developing life-long relationships with them, than just throwing a few dollars at someone on the street.

If the above description didn't clue you into this one, I'm a super compassionate person who just loves God and wants to bless others out of the blessings I've received from Him. I follow Christ wholeheartedly, and His love is an amazing gift - one that I love to share with others.

There's my life in a nutshell. :-) Thanks for stopping by my profile, and see ya around CNet!

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 04/03/14
My name is Cari

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I am majoring in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the fakeness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

Sports, I like playing Volleyball Setter

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brillant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Mar 27, 2008
Location Purgatory
High School Badger High School

What a Great Site and Great People I have met.

Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to look at my profile and or vote for me.

I wish I could say I return votes but the new system doesn’t permit that…

What I can guarantee is if you take the time to converse with me and write thoughtfully, I will most assuredly vote for you…

My Name is Eric and I am an aspiring social worker…

I have my associates in business administration
Exactly one year away from my bachelor’s in psychology
One year and a few months till I start my two year master’s program in Social work

I have a 4.0 in all the courses I have taken over the last two years or so…

I am very happy go lucky when I can be and want to emphasize my humorous side…

If you have any questions feel free to ask me here or my email ericvictorvelez@gmail.com...

I cannot claim to have all the answers; in fact I am probably more confused and lost about life...

Once you think you are happy then it has a habit of changing… never content

“Life” the biggest four letter word I have ever said

My goal is to look, listen, and learn… so feel free to teach me, I am an apt pupil

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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

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Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston and am currently going to Boulder Creek High School. Next year I will be attending Grand Canyon University. I am going to be majoring in nursing and will have my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate by the end of my senior year of high school. I currently work in a jewelry store and wish to start working in a hospital after I receive my CNA. I am super excited for college and can't wait to go into this new adventure!

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Joined Dec 20, 2013
Location Blue Bell, PA
High School Wissahickon High School

Greetings, and thank you for visiting my profile!

For you to know a bit about me, I'll start by admitting that
1) Feminism is my religion, and
2) Psychology is my life study.

I am so grateful for CollegeNet and so happy to have met all of the community members on here!

As for college, I am a second semester sophomore paying my own way through Goucher College to pursue my dream of becoming a licensed psychologist.

My background: I am half Syrian, with 10 beloved family members still residing in Syria. As I pray for them everyday, I also study hard towards my education so that one day I can help them recover from the emotional and psychological distress and also to get out of their situation.

I thank you dearly for taking the time to learn more about me. Hope to hear from you in my forums!

Please vote for me so that I can have a chance at the upcoming election! :)

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

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Joined Aug 29, 2013
Location Baton Rouge, LA
High School [Unknown]

Hi,
My name is Sarah. I have 3 rescued black dogs. I'm a country girl at heart trying my best to adjust to living in the city. I live in Baton Rouge, LA. Home of the LSU Tigers!

I'm currently $30,000 in student debt that I need to pay off. I plan on going a Master's, but not until I have this debt paid down.

I like to read, hike, be outside (unless it's raining), football, softball, and running.

I am on Facebook if you want to be friends. My full name is Sarah Magee.

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Joined Sep 11, 2012
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

My name is Clarissa. I am a junior at Longwood University and I am majoring in Elementary Education. I love working with kids and learning from them. They make a difference in my life and I only wish to make just as much a difference in theirs.

January 29, 2014

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Joined Mar 02, 2010
Location Chicago, IL
High School Lincoln Park High School

Hello to all!

My name is Demitrios and I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am hoping to earn scholarship money to help pay off my student debt but additionally I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say and to get my thoughts out there. I appreciate any votes or comments if you like what I have written.

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Joined Mar 08, 2012
Location Lake Tahoe, CA
High School [Unknown]

Hey guys,

My name is Jacqueline Nicole although I go by Nicole and its nice to meet you. I am excited to share ideas and read yours.

My degree is in Sustainability and Conservation in Hawaiian Tourism. It focuses on how to use Tourism practices to promote socio-cultural, environmental and economical enhancement for Hawaii, yet also having the ability to be applied to any geographical tourist hot spot.

My love for travel, people and the environment inspires me to research, embrace and improve the structures we are using to better all areas of our daily life.

I have a travel blog at www.butterflyeffekt.com

I think cnet is an amazing way to pay for school and further my education and networking.

If you have any questions feel free to email and enjoy!
-J. Nicole

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Sep 12, 2009
Location OH
High School Xenia Christian High School

Hola,a mi me encanta hablar español! :)

I'm Sarah. I am a graduate of Jacksonville University in Florida, class of 2011. I now hold degrees in both Economics and Spanish. I'm currently working as a social media manager at a local consulting firm as well as doing freelance projects in my spare time. I didn't let the lack of a stable job after graduation stop me from gaining experience and earning a living for myself. The flexibility of my job (and work) has been a real blessing.

I can't express enough how much this site has meant to me over the past 4 years. Your continued support and everything CollegeNet does for its contributors has been invaluable to me. I made it through my senior year without having to take out an extra loan - that was amazing! Now, however, I am shouldering quite a heavy student loan debt which is why I am back to actively competing to pay it all off.

I'm honestly just an ordinary girl with big dreams and a big heart for people. I love meeting new people and exploring new places. Having an open mind and a good thirst for adventure can bring new and fresh experiences that you have only dreamed of having. I love to laugh and make others laugh too. I studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain from January to May 2010 and it absolutely changed my life. I went back for a month long trip in May 2013. If you are considering a study abroad program, feel free to ask me any questions. I'd love to help!

My family has struggled with financial stability for most of my life and now my dad is dealing with some serious health problems. Right now, I am struggling to make minimum payments on the $50K+ in student loans. The majority of the loans are in my name but some are also in my mom's name. I love participating on here just for the sake of socializing and contributing to the amazing discussions, but I must say that my financial need is very dire. If you don't see me posting on here one week, I may be taking a break or having an off week. Nevertheless, I'm planning on being here for weeks and weeks, competing right alongside all of you! :-)

God bless you in your pursuit of your dreams and scholarships!

Thanks for visiting my profile! I know we'll be talking soon! :)

This candidate's

Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Sep 11, 2012
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

My name is Clarissa. I am a junior at Longwood University and I am majoring in Elementary Education. I love working with kids and learning from them. They make a difference in my life and I only wish to make just as much a difference in theirs.

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Joined Aug 09, 2013
Location Boston, MA
High School Medway High School

Hello CNetters!! Araceli here! I am 24 years old and married to my best friend and a great man who is a blessing in my life. I have a small Chihuahua named Micha, she is the cutest thing (for me at least!).

I love food, but I am picky with it "/ (I don't like bacon). I love watching cartoons! I like jazz, country and very soft music. I enjoy playing tennis, ballet dancing, I love to just be home relaxing and cuddling with my doggie. I am not very into partying and going out a lot. This year I want to travel as much as I can! I feel like I haven't been anywhere in forever!

At the moment I hold an Associates in CJ am I'm currently attending Bridgewater State University for my Bachelors and Masters in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and Spanish. I can't wait for Grad school - my goal is to eventually go for a Ph.D... that said, you will see me here on CNET for a long time!

I want to thank everyone here who has voted, will vote me, and has at least thought about voting for me! It really means a lot to me. CNet has been the best thing that ever happened to me! I am now able to pay for my tuition and not reach into my pocket! I will also be able to begin paying off my student loans (which is about 20k for now).

I hope to learn a lot from all of you - as you will from me! ^_^ See you around on CNet!

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Joined Jun 18, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School St Patrick High School

Hi friends!

My name is Eric and I am a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame.

I have declared my major as French Language & Culture with a minor in Secondary Education. This semester, I have spent 7 hours a week in a high school helping teach French I and French III. I have gotten to work with some awesome kids, ranging in age from Freshmen to a few seniors, and I am fortunate to be working with a great field placement teacher. I find myself very happy in a teaching role, and I think that I would really enjoy to be a teacher one day, but I am still keeping myself open to other options when I graduate in 2 years. Anything that would allow me to travel would be cool!

I definitely don't deserve to win any more than anyone else on this site. That being said, if you DO choose to vote for me, you will help me greatly by helping me pay for my own tuition. Fortunately, Notre Dame offers me a lot of financial aid, but I try to pay the balance each year. With the help of my 3 c-net wins this summer, I was able to pay for the Fall 2013 semester by myself! So, a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me!

I don't know how often I will be able to come on this site. I am still going to be busy next semester working every morning before classes and going to my field placement. I will not be overloading on credits next semester though, so I am hoping I will be able to get on pretty consistently, at least at the start!

Still being new to this website, I have learned a lot of things from you guys. I hope to continue learning for a while to come! Thank you guys for all the support!

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Joined Dec 02, 2013
Location MA
High School Cypress Lake High School

Hey, I'm Elissa :)

I'm a little older than most of the others in my grade (I'm a freshman in college), but that's because I've been taking part time classes for about 4 years now. The rest of those 4 years was spent working at various jobs. Because I've been doing this all out of my own pocket, I've had to put more priority towards my work than towards classes. Now that I will be going to school full time, I can finally get one step closer to reaching my career goal of being an art therapist.

Art has always been something I've loved, and it's something that's helped me a lot whenever I'm depressed or anxious. I hope to some day be able to help others who are like me to better deal with their stress and emotions through the combination of traditional methods and through art related methods. I hope to one day own my own practice, where I will work with children and young teens/young adults.

One big thing I hope to contribute to the world of psychology is my personal experiences from living with depression. That will help me to treat each patient as an individual, as I know what it's like to see a therapist who treats you like a textbook example.

In addition to my passion for art and helping others, I have a great love for cats, food, and books.


(In case it's important to note, I changed my high school to one I did not attend, because I did not want the one I attended listed on my page and there was no option to simply not display it.)

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Joined Dec 20, 2013
Location Blue Bell, PA
High School Wissahickon High School

Greetings, and thank you for visiting my profile!

For you to know a bit about me, I'll start by admitting that
1) Feminism is my religion, and
2) Psychology is my life study.

I am so grateful for CollegeNet and so happy to have met all of the community members on here!

As for college, I am a second semester sophomore paying my own way through Goucher College to pursue my dream of becoming a licensed psychologist.

My background: I am half Syrian, with 10 beloved family members still residing in Syria. As I pray for them everyday, I also study hard towards my education so that one day I can help them recover from the emotional and psychological distress and also to get out of their situation.

I thank you dearly for taking the time to learn more about me. Hope to hear from you in my forums!

Please vote for me so that I can have a chance at the upcoming election! :)

January 22, 2014

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Joined Dec 20, 2013
Location Blue Bell, PA
High School Wissahickon High School

Greetings, and thank you for visiting my profile!

For you to know a bit about me, I'll start by admitting that
1) Feminism is my religion, and
2) Psychology is my life study.

I am so grateful for CollegeNet and so happy to have met all of the community members on here!

As for college, I am a second semester sophomore paying my own way through Goucher College to pursue my dream of becoming a licensed psychologist.

My background: I am half Syrian, with 10 beloved family members still residing in Syria. As I pray for them everyday, I also study hard towards my education so that one day I can help them recover from the emotional and psychological distress and also to get out of their situation.

I thank you dearly for taking the time to learn more about me. Hope to hear from you in my forums!

Please vote for me so that I can have a chance at the upcoming election! :)

This candidate's

Joined Dec 15, 2010
Location Alameda County, CA
High School [Unknown]


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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Feb 23, 2012
Location Paw Paw, MI
High School Paw Paw High School

Graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2010: BS Nursing.

I am currently a second year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. Also, a "retired" Registered Nurse.

I encourage people to find success by their own virtue and not to accept a predetermined path. Try to set a higher standard, as it is more challenging than simply achieving the status quo and with anything, your biggest competitor is your own potential.

Humor is a universal language :)

This candidate's

Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

This candidate's

Joined Dec 19, 2013
Location FL
High School East High School

I studied Art History and Curatorial Studies in my undergrad and then lived in Europe for about 2 years. I was an art teacher for 1 year and then returned to school to get my Master's degree. Now, as a recent MPA (Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management) graduate, I live in Tampa, Florida and work at a 501(c)3 foundation. I am passionate about human rights, education and international development. I hope to soon pay off my student loans!!!

This candidate's

Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston and am currently going to Boulder Creek High School. Next year I will be attending Grand Canyon University. I am going to be majoring in nursing and will have my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate by the end of my senior year of high school. I currently work in a jewelry store and wish to start working in a hospital after I receive my CNA. I am super excited for college and can't wait to go into this new adventure!

This candidate's

Joined Dec 02, 2013
Location MA
High School Cypress Lake High School

Hey, I'm Elissa :)

I'm a little older than most of the others in my grade (I'm a freshman in college), but that's because I've been taking part time classes for about 4 years now. The rest of those 4 years was spent working at various jobs. Because I've been doing this all out of my own pocket, I've had to put more priority towards my work than towards classes. Now that I will be going to school full time, I can finally get one step closer to reaching my career goal of being an art therapist.

Art has always been something I've loved, and it's something that's helped me a lot whenever I'm depressed or anxious. I hope to some day be able to help others who are like me to better deal with their stress and emotions through the combination of traditional methods and through art related methods. I hope to one day own my own practice, where I will work with children and young teens/young adults.

One big thing I hope to contribute to the world of psychology is my personal experiences from living with depression. That will help me to treat each patient as an individual, as I know what it's like to see a therapist who treats you like a textbook example.

In addition to my passion for art and helping others, I have a great love for cats, food, and books.


(In case it's important to note, I changed my high school to one I did not attend, because I did not want the one I attended listed on my page and there was no option to simply not display it.)

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Dec 30, 2012
Location San Francisco, CA
High School Escondido Charter High School

Always learn and share the knowledge.

^my 6 words of wisdom^

My name is Mariah, aka Sunshine! I'm transferring as a junior to San Francsico State University in the Spring. I'm going for a BFA emphasizing in studio art, but I'm also really interested in anthropology and evolution.

I am going to a state school rather than an art school because I appreciate the well rounded education that I am getting. I don't know how I would have turned out if I didn't take math, english, biological anthropology, geology, political science, native american indian studies. All of those classes helped me become more aware in a world that increasingly needs awareness more than anything.


Art gives me freedom to explore a variety of questions that I have for the world. There are so many things I am interested in! The art world is a platform to explore them all. The artistic process has helped to strengthen the right side of my brain, teaching me balance in my everyday critical thinking/ creative thinking processes.


I love school, learning, researching, watching documentaries, Ted Talks, hiking, biking, exploring, traveling, taking to strangers, making friends, networking, going to galleries and museums.


In a more worldly sense, I think that education is the only way that we will evolve, and the best way to solve problems on our beautiful earth. I am dedicating the education of myself to the education of others by wanting to start my own school revolving around creativity and sustainability. I want to continue my education for the rest of my life, growing with others and creating strength in numbers. Community is very important to me, for it can give structure and purpose to the common goals of a united and motivated group of individuals. If you want to change something about the world you live in.... start local.

I have big goals, and I will achieve great things in my life time.





If you would like to see my art, check out my site!

www.mariahleslie.tumblr.com

January 15, 2014

This candidate's

Joined Dec 02, 2013
Location MA
High School Cypress Lake High School

Hey, I'm Elissa :)

I'm a little older than most of the others in my grade (I'm a freshman in college), but that's because I've been taking part time classes for about 4 years now. The rest of those 4 years was spent working at various jobs. Because I've been doing this all out of my own pocket, I've had to put more priority towards my work than towards classes. Now that I will be going to school full time, I can finally get one step closer to reaching my career goal of being an art therapist.

Art has always been something I've loved, and it's something that's helped me a lot whenever I'm depressed or anxious. I hope to some day be able to help others who are like me to better deal with their stress and emotions through the combination of traditional methods and through art related methods. I hope to one day own my own practice, where I will work with children and young teens/young adults.

One big thing I hope to contribute to the world of psychology is my personal experiences from living with depression. That will help me to treat each patient as an individual, as I know what it's like to see a therapist who treats you like a textbook example.

In addition to my passion for art and helping others, I have a great love for cats, food, and books.


(In case it's important to note, I changed my high school to one I did not attend, because I did not want the one I attended listed on my page and there was no option to simply not display it.)

This candidate's

Joined Feb 23, 2012
Location Paw Paw, MI
High School Paw Paw High School

Graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2010: BS Nursing.

I am currently a second year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. Also, a "retired" Registered Nurse.

I encourage people to find success by their own virtue and not to accept a predetermined path. Try to set a higher standard, as it is more challenging than simply achieving the status quo and with anything, your biggest competitor is your own potential.

Humor is a universal language :)

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined Jul 20, 2008
Location WA
High School Evergreen High School

I feel as though I'm constantly learning.

I'm finishing my master's and only have my thesis left. I'm currently working on that, and the way I have things set up there will be busy periods followed by lulls, so you'll see me on and active when I have little work that can be done on it and you'll see less of me when I'm actively researching and writing. That doesn't mean I'm not on and reading/voting, though! ;)

I've been on this site for a very long time and participating here has helped me immensely. A big THANK YOU to CollegeNET for this opportunity and to my fellow voters/candidates for your support over the years is certainly due! THANK YOU!!!

Aside from completing my master's, which seems to be in sight (yay), I'm interested in going back to earn additional teacher certifications in visual arts and social studies.

On a personal level, I'm married to my awesome hubby, and have the most amazing little baby girl. Woohoo! We also have two dogs, who are pretty awesome, too.

Original photo my avatar is created from: http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-3323037563

This candidate's

Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

This candidate's

Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 04/03/14
My name is Cari

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I am majoring in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the fakeness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

Sports, I like playing Volleyball Setter

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brillant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

This candidate's

Joined Dec 15, 2010
Location Alameda County, CA
High School [Unknown]


This candidate's

Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am an 18 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

This candidate's

Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

This candidate's

Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

January 8, 2014

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Joined Dec 14, 2013
Location Coeur d Alene, ID
High School New Plymouth High School

My Name is Erin. I am a mother, wife and a nurse. I love life. My posts are typically either from work related topics, my toddler/parenting and most everyday life.

I joined CollegeNet to help pay back my tons and tons of student loans. I've completed about 7 years of college but I'm not a doctor, just a nurse. I never really knew what I was doing in life or where I wanted to go, so during my journey, I racked up the student loans. Lesson learned.

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading everyone's forums and comments.

This candidate's

Joined Dec 15, 2010
Location Alameda County, CA
High School [Unknown]


This candidate's

Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

This candidate's

Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Feb 23, 2012
Location Paw Paw, MI
High School Paw Paw High School

Graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2010: BS Nursing.

I am currently a second year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. Also, a "retired" Registered Nurse.

I encourage people to find success by their own virtue and not to accept a predetermined path. Try to set a higher standard, as it is more challenging than simply achieving the status quo and with anything, your biggest competitor is your own potential.

Humor is a universal language :)

This candidate's

Joined Aug 09, 2013
Location Boston, MA
High School Medway High School

Hello CNetters!! Araceli here! I am 24 years old and married to my best friend and a great man who is a blessing in my life. I have a small Chihuahua named Micha, she is the cutest thing (for me at least!).

I love food, but I am picky with it "/ (I don't like bacon). I love watching cartoons! I like jazz, country and very soft music. I enjoy playing tennis, ballet dancing, I love to just be home relaxing and cuddling with my doggie. I am not very into partying and going out a lot. This year I want to travel as much as I can! I feel like I haven't been anywhere in forever!

At the moment I hold an Associates in CJ am I'm currently attending Bridgewater State University for my Bachelors and Masters in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and Spanish. I can't wait for Grad school - my goal is to eventually go for a Ph.D... that said, you will see me here on CNET for a long time!

I want to thank everyone here who has voted, will vote me, and has at least thought about voting for me! It really means a lot to me. CNet has been the best thing that ever happened to me! I am now able to pay for my tuition and not reach into my pocket! I will also be able to begin paying off my student loans (which is about 20k for now).

I hope to learn a lot from all of you - as you will from me! ^_^ See you around on CNet!

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Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

This candidate's

Joined Dec 30, 2012
Location San Francisco, CA
High School Escondido Charter High School

Always learn and share the knowledge.

^my 6 words of wisdom^

My name is Mariah, aka Sunshine! I'm transferring as a junior to San Francsico State University in the Spring. I'm going for a BFA emphasizing in studio art, but I'm also really interested in anthropology and evolution.

I am going to a state school rather than an art school because I appreciate the well rounded education that I am getting. I don't know how I would have turned out if I didn't take math, english, biological anthropology, geology, political science, native american indian studies. All of those classes helped me become more aware in a world that increasingly needs awareness more than anything.


Art gives me freedom to explore a variety of questions that I have for the world. There are so many things I am interested in! The art world is a platform to explore them all. The artistic process has helped to strengthen the right side of my brain, teaching me balance in my everyday critical thinking/ creative thinking processes.


I love school, learning, researching, watching documentaries, Ted Talks, hiking, biking, exploring, traveling, taking to strangers, making friends, networking, going to galleries and museums.


In a more worldly sense, I think that education is the only way that we will evolve, and the best way to solve problems on our beautiful earth. I am dedicating the education of myself to the education of others by wanting to start my own school revolving around creativity and sustainability. I want to continue my education for the rest of my life, growing with others and creating strength in numbers. Community is very important to me, for it can give structure and purpose to the common goals of a united and motivated group of individuals. If you want to change something about the world you live in.... start local.

I have big goals, and I will achieve great things in my life time.





If you would like to see my art, check out my site!

www.mariahleslie.tumblr.com

This candidate's

Joined Sep 11, 2012
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

My name is Clarissa. I am a junior at Longwood University and I am majoring in Elementary Education. I love working with kids and learning from them. They make a difference in my life and I only wish to make just as much a difference in theirs.

January 1, 2014

This candidate's

Joined Dec 16, 2013
Location Atlanta, GA
High School [Unknown]

I'm a MBA student (class of 2016) who is completely daunted by the overwhelming tuition expense. Seeking every "drop" that helps me meet my "ocean" of tuition expense.

:-)

This candidate's

Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

This candidate's

Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

This candidate's

Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

This candidate's

Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

This candidate's

Joined Dec 15, 2010
Location Alameda County, CA
High School [Unknown]


This candidate's

Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am an 18 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

This candidate's

Joined Sep 11, 2012
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

My name is Clarissa. I am a junior at Longwood University and I am majoring in Elementary Education. I love working with kids and learning from them. They make a difference in my life and I only wish to make just as much a difference in theirs.

This candidate's

Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Aug 09, 2013
Location Boston, MA
High School Medway High School

Hello CNetters!! Araceli here! I am 24 years old and married to my best friend and a great man who is a blessing in my life. I have a small Chihuahua named Micha, she is the cutest thing (for me at least!).

I love food, but I am picky with it "/ (I don't like bacon). I love watching cartoons! I like jazz, country and very soft music. I enjoy playing tennis, ballet dancing, I love to just be home relaxing and cuddling with my doggie. I am not very into partying and going out a lot. This year I want to travel as much as I can! I feel like I haven't been anywhere in forever!

At the moment I hold an Associates in CJ am I'm currently attending Bridgewater State University for my Bachelors and Masters in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and Spanish. I can't wait for Grad school - my goal is to eventually go for a Ph.D... that said, you will see me here on CNET for a long time!

I want to thank everyone here who has voted, will vote me, and has at least thought about voting for me! It really means a lot to me. CNet has been the best thing that ever happened to me! I am now able to pay for my tuition and not reach into my pocket! I will also be able to begin paying off my student loans (which is about 20k for now).

I hope to learn a lot from all of you - as you will from me! ^_^ See you around on CNet!

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Joined Jun 19, 2013
Location San Francisco, CA
High School George Washington High School

はじみまして CollegeNet、僕の名前はジエイソンです。どうぞよろしくおねがします!

Translation: Greetings CollegeNet. My name is Jason and I am pleased to meet you!

Currently, I am attending the University of California, Davis, where I hope to receive a B.S. in Biochemical Engineering in several years. After finishing my undergraduate years, I plan to enroll in graduate school to further my engineering education and earn my Master's Degree.

I stumbled upon CollegeNet completely by accident when I was trying to find scholarships for my student loan debt. Currently, my debt stand at $9,500, but it will only grow larger as I continue furthering my education. I

Thank you everyone who have read my profile and voted for me the upcoming election! I wish you the best of luck!

じゃまたね。

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Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston and am currently going to Boulder Creek High School. Next year I will be attending Grand Canyon University. I am going to be majoring in nursing and will have my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate by the end of my senior year of high school. I currently work in a jewelry store and wish to start working in a hospital after I receive my CNA. I am super excited for college and can't wait to go into this new adventure!

December 25, 2013

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Joined Dec 18, 2013
Location Tampa, FL
High School Tooele High School


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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Sep 12, 2009
Location OH
High School Xenia Christian High School

Hola,a mi me encanta hablar español! :)

I'm Sarah. I am a graduate of Jacksonville University in Florida, class of 2011. I now hold degrees in both Economics and Spanish. I'm currently working as a social media manager at a local consulting firm as well as doing freelance projects in my spare time. I didn't let the lack of a stable job after graduation stop me from gaining experience and earning a living for myself. The flexibility of my job (and work) has been a real blessing.

I can't express enough how much this site has meant to me over the past 4 years. Your continued support and everything CollegeNet does for its contributors has been invaluable to me. I made it through my senior year without having to take out an extra loan - that was amazing! Now, however, I am shouldering quite a heavy student loan debt which is why I am back to actively competing to pay it all off.

I'm honestly just an ordinary girl with big dreams and a big heart for people. I love meeting new people and exploring new places. Having an open mind and a good thirst for adventure can bring new and fresh experiences that you have only dreamed of having. I love to laugh and make others laugh too. I studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain from January to May 2010 and it absolutely changed my life. I went back for a month long trip in May 2013. If you are considering a study abroad program, feel free to ask me any questions. I'd love to help!

My family has struggled with financial stability for most of my life and now my dad is dealing with some serious health problems. Right now, I am struggling to make minimum payments on the $50K+ in student loans. The majority of the loans are in my name but some are also in my mom's name. I love participating on here just for the sake of socializing and contributing to the amazing discussions, but I must say that my financial need is very dire. If you don't see me posting on here one week, I may be taking a break or having an off week. Nevertheless, I'm planning on being here for weeks and weeks, competing right alongside all of you! :-)

God bless you in your pursuit of your dreams and scholarships!

Thanks for visiting my profile! I know we'll be talking soon! :)

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

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Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

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Joined Mar 08, 2012
Location Lake Tahoe, CA
High School [Unknown]

Hey guys,

My name is Jacqueline Nicole although I go by Nicole and its nice to meet you. I am excited to share ideas and read yours.

My degree is in Sustainability and Conservation in Hawaiian Tourism. It focuses on how to use Tourism practices to promote socio-cultural, environmental and economical enhancement for Hawaii, yet also having the ability to be applied to any geographical tourist hot spot.

My love for travel, people and the environment inspires me to research, embrace and improve the structures we are using to better all areas of our daily life.

I have a travel blog at www.butterflyeffekt.com

I think cnet is an amazing way to pay for school and further my education and networking.

If you have any questions feel free to email and enjoy!
-J. Nicole

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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Feb 07, 2013
Location Pontiac, IL
High School [Unknown]

I'm Teresa, and I have been participating on CollegeNet since May of 2013. I'm so glad that I found this site through a good friend of mine. CollegeNet has truly changed my life! If you are just perusing through the site trying to figure out if CollegeNet is something you want to do, I encourage you to give it a try! It takes a lot of dedication and work, but in the end it will pay off and you will learn so much from a very diverse group of wonderful people! I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer System Technologies in December of 2012. CollegeNet has helped me pay off 25% of my total student loan debt so far! Whoohoo!

Some things I like to do outside of work and Collegenet is chillin with my puppy Russle and spittin rhymes. He is aspiring to be a psychologist someday but will probably never achieve it since he refuses to get a job, or learn how to read. He’s such a free loader! I live with my boyfriend, who I have been dating for two and a half years. I reside in Bloomington, Illinois, which is the 17th geekiest place to live according to Yahoo! News. It’s probably a good thing that I’m surrounded by my fellow geeks, because as you can imagine from my major, I am a total geek! ;) I also like to do at home arts and crafts projects, work out at the gym, and try out new recipes! I hope my profile was exciting as you hoped it to be, cause that’s all I got for ya!

Thanks for taking the time to read :D

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Joined Jan 17, 2013
Location Chicago, IL
High School [Unknown]

21st Century Renaissance Woman. Forging my own path since the 80s.



My spring semeser:
16 credit hours. 10-12 hours of Internship. 8-10 hours of SC Ambassador work. 3 hours of Music Conservatory every weekend. 3 hours of Conservatory every weekend. 2 hours of Music Improv rehearsal. Music Improv show every Wednesday through March. Part time job, CollegeNET. Sometimes I eat, sleep, and spend time with the man of my dreams.


My goals:
**Pay for my summer semester at ISU- $3,000- CHECK
**Pay down my student loan debt- In Progress *Did you know that you can check this amount on www.nslds.ed.gov ?
**Earn scholarships to attend the Comedy Studies semester long joint program between Columbia College Chicago and The Second City-
6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Spring 2014- 6K of 11.5K- check
**Earn scholarships for Summer 2014- Need full tuition

Thanks to CollegeNet and my experiences this year, I am on a grand adventure that will conclude with me working for Saturday Night Live, having my own show, doing arts admin work at a theatre, and teaching improvisation comedy. I am most passionate about developing a curriculum for Improv and Mental Health Maintenance.


Best wishes to everyone!

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Joined Sep 11, 2012
Location VA
High School [Unknown]

My name is Clarissa. I am a junior at Longwood University and I am majoring in Elementary Education. I love working with kids and learning from them. They make a difference in my life and I only wish to make just as much a difference in theirs.

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Joined Oct 22, 2012
Location Philadelphia, PA
High School Upper Merion Area High School

To all my fellow Collegnetters and to Collegenet, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile and investing time to read this as well!

-If you haven't guessed yet, my name Is Maryam. I am an 18 year old, and attending Temple University for architecture. I love art, animals (Lots of posts involving animal rights and vegetarianism!), and travel.
- I am bilingual and enjoy teaching English as a second language, especially if I'm working with kids (Although I don't plan on making education my career).
- I've studied overseas, in Syria, for about 5 years, but moved back towards the end of my junior year in high school because of a breakout of civil war.(Which hopefully, some of you have heard of at least!) (If not go research it! It's all over the news!)(I pray that madness ends soon, it has been too long....)

So why do I need you votes??
- Simple enough, I am in need of financial aid, and not just loans I'll be paying back for the next 20 plus years! Who wants to be paying back student loans when their own kids are about to enter college!?

What makes me deserve your vote? (Trust me, I'm doing my best not to sound cocky... That can be a difficult task when it comes to writing these things!):
- I have a plan for my future. I know what I want to do with my life, and not only 'Hey, I want to go to college!'
- I really really want to go into architecture (as I have, and I believe in a way, it is my calling), although I'm not entirely positive what branch of architecture I want to do yet, but I have Architectural design in mind. Why architecture? It is a job that is demanded now-a-days, I love sketching and designing, and is a competitive careers, which by previous experience, I know is an environment that'll keep be motivated. I also plan to search for an internship in a firm during my junior year.
- I am grateful. I don't take things for granted, and I appreciate what I am given, no matter how small or big it may be! I know I am great need of financial help for school, and every penny is MUCH appreciated! I have worked very hard for where I am today, and I will continue to work just as hard for many many years to come.
- I want to make my mark on the world, I don't want to come and go as if I never existed. Yes, it's a fairly generic wish in the new and young generation, but why wouldn't it be?

Thank you! And may the votes be with you!

December 18, 2013

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Joined Nov 06, 2013
Location upper marlboro, MD
High School Calverton School

Hi I'm cierrajblue. I am a very soon to be college freshman who will be attending berklee college of music. It is a very expensive school so I am doing everything I can to get money. Vote for me por favor!

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Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

Z9WnKNbx

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Apr 06, 2011
Location Spanish Fork, UT
High School Provo Senior High School

An Update! 04/03/14
My name is Cari

I decided to put my email address on here. ctahro@msn.com (I have it connected to my phone too, so I will get messages)

I am majoring in accounting
I graduated! I have my diploma, now all of the student loans uuugggghhh

Mentoring advice--- I would say be true to yourself, the fakeness will catch up to you in some of the best karma ways.

Sports, I like playing Volleyball Setter

I am honest in all of my dealings, basically I think it is easier than lying.

I try to keep things simple. I am kind, I have compassion. I am me.(although life is not always simple)

THANK YOU for all of the help and support everyone has given me.
The help on writing, advice and understanding has been priceless. I am so thankful to have found CNET!

I think everyone on CNET is brillant, I believe everyone is amazing. I think that everyone has a big bag of awesomeness.

You are awesome!

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Dec 15, 2010
Location Alameda County, CA
High School [Unknown]


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Joined Oct 08, 2013
Location Flagstaff, AZ
High School Cactus Shadows High School

Hey There, I'm Marteen :]

Thanks for stopping by here on my Profile page. I think I will start off with the fact that I am studying Electronic Media and Film here at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. I hope to one day be either on air on your local news station or radio show, or to be filming, editing, or producing movies or television shows! I love being up here with the beautiful pines, the mountains and the lovely college town we have going for us.

There are so many things that I love to do! I love to meet and talk to people, I love to dance; modern, jazz, swing, lindy hop, and I guess I'll throw hip hop in there even though I am not that good at it. I love to make crafts especially for my friends, snowboarding, eating and trying delicious food, and last but not least my favorite animal is a stingray! I spent majority of my life on the ice. I skated competitively in synchronized skating, and in singles. If there are any ice skaters out there, let me know!! I Love to talk about figure skating! :]

I am so happy that I am apart of the amazing community here on College Net and I am so blessed with the opportunity. I love all the people that are on here, and love that I am starting to make connections with them outside of cnet! Don't be shy to add me on Facebook or anything of the sort! :]

Oh I am Canadian, and trust me I have heard all the Canadian jokes that are running through your head right now! Canada is amazing and I will never be embarrassed to say that I am or to call it my hometown!

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Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!

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Joined Aug 09, 2013
Location Boston, MA
High School Medway High School

Hello CNetters!! Araceli here! I am 24 years old and married to my best friend and a great man who is a blessing in my life. I have a small Chihuahua named Micha, she is the cutest thing (for me at least!).

I love food, but I am picky with it "/ (I don't like bacon). I love watching cartoons! I like jazz, country and very soft music. I enjoy playing tennis, ballet dancing, I love to just be home relaxing and cuddling with my doggie. I am not very into partying and going out a lot. This year I want to travel as much as I can! I feel like I haven't been anywhere in forever!

At the moment I hold an Associates in CJ am I'm currently attending Bridgewater State University for my Bachelors and Masters in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and Spanish. I can't wait for Grad school - my goal is to eventually go for a Ph.D... that said, you will see me here on CNET for a long time!

I want to thank everyone here who has voted, will vote me, and has at least thought about voting for me! It really means a lot to me. CNet has been the best thing that ever happened to me! I am now able to pay for my tuition and not reach into my pocket! I will also be able to begin paying off my student loans (which is about 20k for now).

I hope to learn a lot from all of you - as you will from me! ^_^ See you around on CNet!

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Joined Dec 08, 2013
Location Anthem, AZ
High School Boulder Creek High School

My name is Amanda Langston and am currently going to Boulder Creek High School. Next year I will be attending Grand Canyon University. I am going to be majoring in nursing and will have my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate by the end of my senior year of high school. I currently work in a jewelry store and wish to start working in a hospital after I receive my CNA. I am super excited for college and can't wait to go into this new adventure!

December 11, 2013

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Joined Dec 02, 2013
Location MA
High School Cypress Lake High School

Hey, I'm Elissa :)

I'm a little older than most of the others in my grade (I'm a freshman in college), but that's because I've been taking part time classes for about 4 years now. The rest of those 4 years was spent working at various jobs. Because I've been doing this all out of my own pocket, I've had to put more priority towards my work than towards classes. Now that I will be going to school full time, I can finally get one step closer to reaching my career goal of being an art therapist.

Art has always been something I've loved, and it's something that's helped me a lot whenever I'm depressed or anxious. I hope to some day be able to help others who are like me to better deal with their stress and emotions through the combination of traditional methods and through art related methods. I hope to one day own my own practice, where I will work with children and young teens/young adults.

One big thing I hope to contribute to the world of psychology is my personal experiences from living with depression. That will help me to treat each patient as an individual, as I know what it's like to see a therapist who treats you like a textbook example.

In addition to my passion for art and helping others, I have a great love for cats, food, and books.


(In case it's important to note, I changed my high school to one I did not attend, because I did not want the one I attended listed on my page and there was no option to simply not display it.)

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Joined Dec 15, 2010
Location Alameda County, CA
High School [Unknown]


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Joined Dec 26, 2010
Location Bladensburg, MD
High School Laurel High School

My name is Nichole, I am 23 years old. I currently am in college aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice & psychology. I am also a CEO/Founder of an aspiring non-profit organization, that raise's awareness & provides support for those affected by any type of facial condition or illness.

I am a mother before anything & everything else.I have two boys that are my world. My oldest is two & my youngest is 4 months old. I am a full time mom, & plan on being out of school before my oldest starts school.

By obtaining more scholarships along my college journey, I can use this to complete school faster & with less financial burdens. In my mind - me bettering myself &opening up more opportunities for myself in the future, is me trying to do, or be "better" for my kids to be able to do as well as possible, or have more opportunities opened up to them, as a result of my choices and hard work. It's my ultimate goal to be the best person I can be so my kids can want better for them self.

After I am awarded my Bachelor's degree I plan on going back to school to earn a bachelor's in psychology. I currently am working on Bachelors degree in Technical Management with Criminal Justice as my major & Psychology as a minor.

Forensic Psychologist, that is the ultimate career I am aiming to obtain. I recently have became very interesting in becoming an online college professor later in life. I think this is the career I will enter into after I retire from being a forensic psychologist.

I am currently in college part-time due to my financial assistance, I would love nothing more than to be able to afford to be a full-time student, even if it's only for a semester or two. I have no outside help, & have reach my aggregated loan limits - meaning I no longer can take out any more student loans toward this undergrad degree.

I am in hope of obtaining scholarships, and switching my status from part-time to full-time. This will allow me to finish school a lot faster, as a result of that, I will be able to get a better paying job faster, and can start on my next degree and next goal.

I want to wish you all the best of luck in obtaining the scholarships offered weekly here at CollegeNet, and also wanted to say Thank You ahead of time - to those who vote for me for both taking the time to vote for me and for helping me achieve my goals.

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Joined Jan 23, 2011
Location North, ID
High School Priest River Lamanna Hs

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004 and I’ve spent the last 6 years working with children with developmental delays as an intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapist. I love my job, but because of State budgets cuts and changes to the program, I felt that it was a good time to look for new challenges. I am continuing to work as an IBI therapist, and am attending Eastern Washington University in order to work towards a master’s in social work.

I live in northern Idaho with my husband of 15 years and our two children ages 4 and 6.

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Joined Mar 23, 2011
Location Yarmouth, ME
High School Yarmouth High School

Hello everyone! My name is Erica. I'm entering my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. I originally attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York for Creative Writing, but now I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Special Education after realizing that I want to teach! I am passionate about women's rights, manga and anime, and Game of Thrones!

I began CNET during my first year of college. I chose to go to a private college which put me in debt right off the bat. I ended up transferring to a public university and am incredibly happy with my decision since it is better for me financially and for my future job prospects. I am back on CNET because I am already in a lot of student debt and still need to pay for my final year of college. I work hard over the summers to save for school and always try to get on-campus jobs, but some semesters go better than others. I hope that CNET can help me become more financially stable by digging me out of debt and helping me pay for school.

In the future I hope to work with children with disabilities and their families. I want to help them achieve the best lives that they can, and I want to advocate for the lives of children and adults with special needs because of my love for children and what I've experienced by growing up with a brother with autism.

My life feels incomplete without a stack of books in my room, Green Day on my iPod, and my stuffed T-Rex named Emmett.

I love hearing the diverse perspectives of the people on this site. I am excited to be back in the CNET game and wish you all the best of luck!

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Joined Jul 13, 2009
Location New York, NY
High School Walter Panas High School

I'm grateful to CNet and the people who have voted for me. I'm thrilled to have won CNet scholarships. CNet is the best kept secret. I've learned new things, made friends and earned scholarships the fun way on here.

I have been on cnet since the Summer before my junior year in high school. I am now a senior at Pace University in Manhattan (let me know if you want to visit). I have a 3.9 GPA but I'm working for that 4.0. I'm majoring in Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders on the education track I'm doing my best to graduate on time, intern and go straight to grad school (an entry level position in my field requires a Master's), grad school is extremely competitive in my field-wish me luck.

My family has definitely gone through some rough times. My hero, my mother, died after fighting cancer on April 5th, 2013. She is my inspiration and you will definitely hear a lot about her on cnet.

Here is a link to my fundraising page with the American Cancer Society http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Loren_Alexander

and my fundraising page with Support Connection http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/loren-alexander/walk2013

My mini resume:
-This Summer I am interning in my field
-Last Summer I volunteered in my field at a hospital
-I volunteered helping the emotionally and physically disabled ride horses as a means of therapy
-I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-I am a member of National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association on campus
-I ballroom dance


If you'd like to be friends, add me on facebook www.facebook.com/loren.alexander or email me at la49013p@pace.edu It would be nice to chat without a 5 post maximum limit. Or if you like sending and receiving mail, message me for my address!

I hope to get to know all of you better through your posts (let your personality come through!). Thank you for your time and this amazing opportunity to fund my education and ward off debt from student loans!

8wwVcAD5

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Joined Jul 30, 2009
Location Pure Imagination, HI
High School Sentinel High School

Welcome welcome to my profile page! I'm sure you're the first in ages to visit, so don't mind the cobwebs or the fort made of ramen noodle cups.

I'm just passing the 5 year mark in my Architectural Doctoral program, working on some very real upper level work that will doubtless consume my life with studio projects and internships where I have to wear a tie. I've been living/sleeping on the floor of various rooms for years now, and don't really mind it, though the building does have this one rat (only one...) and he ate a muffin I'd hidden in my desk once. Bastard. Still, when you get enough sleep the classes are fun, and I'm super tight with a bunch of other huge nerds in the program too. Seriously, I'm amazed we don't wear suspenders.

After I graduate from Hogwarts, I plan on zipping about the world in a really snazzy way working for various architecture firms and getting myself a whole ton of experience. I know many good people in a few countries now that are professionals, and who knows, maybe I'll get to work for them and be all worldly while I make buildings...in the world. It would be neat, anyways. But after all that I'm going to open my own firm! Oh yes, I even have a name picked out, but it's secret. I shall bask in design work as my own boss from then on, doing architecture, music, art, graphic design, world design in games, even collaborating with my favorite game companies to help them work on new titles. Oh the joy. Sometimes I just sit and glow to myself.

Also, I like ferrets and redheads, and if you have something against either well....this town ain't big enough for the two of us and all my redheads and ferrets! I can also legitimately say that because I'm from Montana.

Oh, my "video" is me holding my thumb over the camera while an awesome quote plays from a movie. I like my anonymity just as much as V.

UPDATE

Leaving for China shortly (or already there!) and will be attempting to compete just like always while attending practicum at CSCEC and completing my masters of architecture from Tongji in Shanghai. While this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'll be able to do a lot with this degree for the rest of my life, it's gonna run a cool 55 grand. In short, you can expect to see me on here for a LONG time!

I'll see y'all around soon!

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Joined May 15, 2009
Location CA
High School [Unknown]

Hi there friends! I just want to say a quick and huge thank you for all the votes, support, laughts, thoughts, and for the wonderful time you all help me have here. You are all amazing and help make this environment so great to be a part of. Truly, thank you thank you!

I want to do something different. *Evil laughing* If you don't gather from this that I'm rather creative, love to be goofy and dorky, and just love making people smile, then well..at least I tried right? But really now, I really hope this makes you smile. It's my Cnet Theme Song! Hope you like it!

Here's the lyrics! Follow or sing along if you'd like!!

"Im on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

Yeah I, I know it’s hard to imagine,
The minutes and hours we spend,
And even harder to think of,
Ideas that no one has thought of,

You say it's too hard to rank 10th
But I say give it a try,
And with all that drive you take in,
You'll be cruisin to the top,

I've had restless nights,
With thoughts of sign ins
And seeing no votes,
My heart sinks to the floor
That's when we gather strength
And our sleepy minds get overly creative.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to write like this,
All my college bills would stack up so high
And I'd be forced to make McDonald's fries.

Oh yeah, you woke up early this morning,
With thoughts of writing a post,
But someone an hour before you,
Signed on and thought of it first,
Oh and there's two votes to be given,
Better think of them now,
Because if given last minute,
They might just move right past you.

We've had arguments,
With trolls and demands,
Now we're all best friends,
Yeah we'd like to believe but,
When we compete we're still
On our feet ready to climb up the ranks.

I’m on this website,
Its name is Cnet,
All of my time is spent on it,
Trying to brainstorm,
Writing up forums,
That sometimes don't even get noticed,

If Cnet happened to never exist,
I would have no chance to sing this song,
My days and nights would be boring and long,
And I'd be forced to sing another song.....like

"Call Me Maybe"
I love you Cnet!! "

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This candidate's

Joined May 29, 2007
Location metro line a, b or c
High School [Unknown]

..I have grown tired of being an honest beggar..

...we cannot change culture. culture must change itself..

one cannot take from another that in which one does not have

~~bearlish~~spoken here

i do not wear a tutu, a funny hat (well sometimes), an umbrella..or ride a bike in a circle...


~~~driven by desire~~~ its my bearism. dont even think of using it as a screen name..understood!?!?!? dabear is a hungry sort..besides the usual nuts and berries...gotta have a little salmon..
ok...now about dabear....

"follow the evidence" (grissom) interpreted from a quote from ep220.

so call me "mr greycloud bear" if you please...or felt like the wind..or for those who know me from ages ago greatvoice (gv for short)

contrary to the gruff rough exterior and hard pounding opinions, i am a very kind, loving, eclectic person. I write as a hobby that evokes deep feelings, and have been published.i enjoy art and it's expressionism..from paintings and graphics to music and film. most people love me or hate me..isn't that life? **note** this is all to be a bit tongue in cheek. and with a bit of dry humour.

i am called a native english teacher because i teach english as a second language and my first language is english. i teach esl outside of the states.

i am also a doctoral (PhD) candidate in Adult Education. Who knows I may be your teacher one day in some other subject than English, perhaps cultural studies or something. I was a trainer before and I made people think. I used many tools in training as i do in teaching. It pays to think here too!

If you would like to vote for me here, that would be appreciated kindly! yes, you can vote for me! see the vote button!:)~

uggh research!and it won;t end!

for those who know me as "felt like the wind"...
i am who i am and that's all i can be
i am the water and the wind..my voice speaks with the crashing waves of life, and the wind is how my thoughts touch you. i am often quiet and never heard, but you know i have been there or here...

I also have motor skills issues, and though that is my issue, it also has to do with who i am and my words.

I am not one to believe in god, though I have my spirits that guide me. (there is a diff yes.)

"as we walk through this world..we will slowly see a path. it is destiny calling. follow it, and good will follow you"
the wind

This candidate's

Joined Sep 08, 2013
Location Rathdrum, ID
High School Timberlake High School

Hi all,

My name is Karlie Paschall. I am 25 years old.I got married right out of high school to my husband. We have now been married for seven years, all of which I have committed to going to school, and he has worked to help get me through school. It's been trying at times, but I have a goal of helping children and families someday. I am currently finishing up my last semester at the University of Idaho. I'll be graduating in December with my Bachelors in Child Development/Family Consumer Sciences degree. I have an 18 month old son, and another baby due in March! I am currently applying for the Masters program with Boise state in the school of Social Work. I am a busy momma, but hope someday to obtain my LCSW, and my dream is to be a child and family counselor, or work with children and families. I have just recently been accepted to work for Early Head start as an intern. It's been very eye opening so far, but hasn't turned me away from my passion. I would love help to continue with my goals, of finishing up school and moving on to graduate school. Help through this site with scholarships would most certainly complete my dream. Good luck to everyone!