For the first time in 15 years, the number of freshman applicants for the UC system dropped. YR Media’s Chris Weldon explains why he’s not applying for a four‐year college.
I’m a high school senior. This year, I’ve been getting many questions from my classmates and teachers about my post-high school plans. It’s like people expect this huge, detailed timeline... And I don’t have it.
When I look at my friends, one guy wants to pursue marine biology at Santa Cruz. A whole group intend to study film at UCLA. Another wants to study neuroscience at UC Davis.
Honestly? It’s daunting. My future still looks like a blank slate. I entertain ideas about business or media. But I know those aren’t jobs, exactly. And I’m not sure where I would fit in.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m running out of time.