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Welcome to First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience, a publication devoted to the art and scholarship of individuals who identify as "first-generation college" as well as those who support our community.

See the Aims and Scope for complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2016) New Vistas

Education moves us in the direction of inquiry, exploration, and discovery. Imagination opens new vistas of thought and action.

This issue is dedicated to our six founders who are setting off toward new horizons: Dr. La'Tonya Rease Miles, First To Go Director; Dr. Danelle Dyckhoff Stelzriede, First-Gen Voices Editor-in-Chief; Ms. Alexia Pineda, Managing Editor; Ms. Guadalupe Astorga Contreras, Associate Editor; Ms. Genesis Montalvo, Associate Editor; and Ms. Diana Delgado Cornejo, Associate Editor.

A thank you to the new staff who will continue to push these conversations forward.

Creative Nonfiction

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Ruined for Life
Facundo Gonzalez Icardi

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The Beauty Within Us
Areli C. Hernandez

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Forgive Me
Brenda Hernandez

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Union Ave.
Daniela Ramirez

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I am a child
Arriona Randazzo

Fiction

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Sheep in a Grotto
Laken D. Brooks

Poetry

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For the Dreamers
Mariajose Gomez

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ICE
Genesis Montalvo

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Did You?
Tiffany P. Ta

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Understanding School
Tiffany P. Ta

Scholarship and Research

Visual Art

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Only 45 Minutes Away
Guadalupe Astorga Contreras

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Tourist to My Own Culture
Guadalupe Astorga Contreras

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The City from Above
Guadalupe Astorga Contreras