The King’s College is everything I hoped it would be.
Personally, I only applied to King’s and I knew from the beginning that I would be here for a reason. I have wanted to be a journalist in New York City since I was 5, and King’s has pretty much made that happen (or almost). My dad and I visited King’s a year ago for the Founder’s Scholarship competition, and even though I didn’t get the scholarship, I knew that God 100% brought me to King’s and that he would make it financially possible. Plus, I wanted to be here so badly that I’m willing to work full time and make it happen. That visit confirmed that King’s was the place for me. My dad said that every student we met had the same excitement and passion and drive as me, and I think that’s what makes King’s so essential. People—students, faculty, staff—we all care so much to be be here at King’s. We all have super personal stories for why we’re here; we all sacrifice something for the sake of being here. We all think it’s 100% worth it. To quote Nora Ephron (for who else is there to quote?), “I’d known since I was a child that I was going to live in New York eventually, and that everything in between would be just be an intermission… I thought it was going to be the most exciting, magical, fraught-with-possibility place that you could ever live; a place where if you really wanted something you might be able to get it; a place where I’d be surrounded by people I was dying to know; a place where I might be able to become the only thing worth being, a journalist. And I’d turned out to be right.”
Mandie Beth Chau
Empire State Tribune Campus Editor | House of Clara Barton | Class of '25
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