"Number one, be true to yourself. You can learn a lot of things from books, but sometimes life experiences will teach you more. If you get knocked down, get back up again. Life isn’t a barrel of roses all the time, so you need to learn to not take everything to heart. Be yourself and enjoy, one day at a time. Also, money isn’t everything. Family and friendship are most important. Nobody will... Read More
“..It has been a fight guys, and I could not be sitting here in front of you guys if I had given up. Because I was homeless at one time, I didn’t have a job, I didn’t know where I was going, I didn’t know what was going to happen, but I knew as long as I was applying myself, I could get myself out of the rut. I’m out the rut, but it takes a whole lot. There are going to be some days you gotta... Read More
“Most of it is here at the store—seeing the students. There’s some I’ve seen for 4 years, from their first year coming in. All kinds of students here. You don’t know what anyone has been through, so--I have to come take care of y’all. See everyone—make sure everyone is okay. I just come here to work and help all of y’all. I just want to make sure everyone is okay.
"This little girl had... Read More
"Renovating of the whole dorms and everything...In Kent Hall there used to be a lounge in the hall, right there in the basement and old lounge. And in PG [Prince George's Hall] there used to be a big lobby with a glass door. Everything stopped since then. In the eighties is when everything stopped, and they built all this stuff. Resurrected. They tore everything apart didn’t they? Everything.... Read More
"One night, my son went to a party with his friends just to have some fun. Everyone went in one car and they were all drinking - including the person that was driving. The driver crashed into another car and my son along with 2 others died on the spot... He was only 21 years old. He went to school for business at Montgomery College. He had a big future ahead of him. After he died, everything... Read More
"I work in the kitchen and make the sandwiches and salads for the students. I start from 6 in the morning and end at 2 in the afternoon every day from Sunday through Thursday. I’m planning on retiring in a few years.. I want to go back to Guadalajara in Mexico. My husband and I have been working for years since 1990 to pay off the house that we bought, paying it off little by little every year... Read More