May   2017



A Poem About College

Alumnus, University of Arizona

Tyler submitted this poem to CollegeXpress about his personal feelings regarding college life. 

Day by Day 

A thousand words full of worth

Time spent appreciating earth

Clouds, sunshine, or even on a rainy day

My admiration for you will never go astray

Tucson, Arizona, is quite the experience

40,000 students, am I just one name on a list?

Your potential is limitless and everyone has special abilities

19 years of experience has allowed me to see

Academics are important but never forget to live life

Relationships will happen

No need searching for your future husband or wife

People will want to build you up

People will want to tear you down

It’s easy to feel lost

But now I can say that I am found.

PS You can leave your thoughts and even poems in the comments. And if you're looking for a college where you can study poetry, you can find it here. (Updated May 2017.)

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About Tyler McDowell-Blanken

Tyler McDowell-Blanken

Tyler McDowell-Blanken is a guest blogger for CollegeXpress, and a junior majoring in journalism at the University of Arizona. Hip-hop, basketball, fashion, poetry—these are all elements that shape his life. Tyler is from Glendale, Arizona by way of New York City (an avid New York sports fan—Knicks, Yankees, Giants, etc.). Tyler enjoys staying involved on campus and sharing his experiences with fellow students. He credits both his professional and personal success back to his parents and figures in the community who paved the way. His dream is to find a successful career in the journalism field and have the ability to give back to underprivileged communities. You can catch up with him on Twitter @TylerJMcDowell



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