By Samwell Favela / News Editor

I don’t know what high school counselor gave you this advice or what movie or TV show misconstrued this, but coming to a Community College is not as bad as people make it out to be.
Trust me. I started at a CSU and I am currently $14,000 in debt for not knowing what I was doing there, but insisted on going because I felt like I was “too smart” to attend a Community College.
I’m coming from experience. I would have saved so much money if I had just pushed my ego aside and attended a Community College first.
I’m not saying that starting at a university is bad either. I’m just pointing out that you shouldn’t feel ashamed for coming to a Community College. You are neither less capable of achieving success, nor missing out on receiving a quality education for attending. Especially here at LBCC.
Our school has so much to offer. We have one of the most diverse colleges in the country, so it won’t be as hard to find someone you can relate to. We have a club for almost everything.
We’re extending our general education classes at the PCC, remodeling the nursing building at the LAC and getting a whole new math and technology building at the LAC. What this all means is you’ll be able to get better access to classes you need and eventually transfer out when you’re ready.
What I’m trying to say is, don’t feel any less for starting at LBCC. It’s a great school to be at when you use it to your advantage. Join a club, take an elective class you have an interest in or just make a friend in each class you take. Soak it in.
Learn everything about yourself and who you want to become before you transfer to a university and spend a couple thousand more a term to do the same thing.