Posts Tagged ‘College’

Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College | NY Times

Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College | NY Times

By KYLE SPENCER Around midnight on June 30, 1998, Juan Echevarria, a 23-year-old principal in a drug crew, ran into a crack dealer on a Harlem street corner. What ensued, he later told the police, was an argument over money. In those days, Mr. Echevarria would case New York City in a bulletproof vest, often […]


Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

BY Rich Schapiro After 67 years, two prison stints and so many arrests he’s lost count, a former Harlem drug dealer graduated from Columbia University as the oldest member of his class. David Norman shed his dark past for a cap and gown Wednesday after earning his long-awaited bachelor’s degree in philosophy. “It’s always possible […]


Degree of difficulty: Budding art student goes to extremes for tuition cash | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney Getting into one of the city’s top art schools was a dream come true for Washington Heights photographer Ruben Henriquez – until he got the bill. Henriquez, 22, knew he couldn’t afford the $30,000-a-year price tag for the prestigious School of Visual Arts, so he’s trying to raise funds however he […]


Help Ruben Tuition Fundraiser @ Apt 78 Tonight

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photographer, videographer, UC contributor and all around good dude, Ruben Henriquez has been accepted to the School of Visual Arts. That is the good news; the bad news is that tuition is 30k a year. In order to make a dent on that astronomical figure, the ever enterprising Ruben has started […]


Help Ruben Fundraiser This Thursday @ Apt 78

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Project Help Ruben Is In Full Effect

BY Ruben Henriquez (@WHRP_Ruben) This Project is called Help Ruben. I am Ruben, a Washington Heights native, a son, a brother and a photographer. I have been accepted to the School of Visual Arts. Tuition is $30,000 a year, and although my family is in no way affluent and we are not destitute, I do […]

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