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AlterEgo

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Our grandson graduated from high school this week, and he asked me to make him a graduation sash of the Dominican and Italian flags. Both he and his brother are Dominican citizens. Last week his brother was playing baseball and had a Dominican flag sweatband around his head to keep all that hair out of his eyes. The umpire happened to be Dominican, he made a face and said “You’re not Dominican”. Grandson pointed at Mr AE and said “That’s my abuelo right there”.

My boys:

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Abuela

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Our grandson graduated from high school this week, and he asked me to make him a graduation sash of the Dominican and Italian flags. Both he and his brother are Dominican citizens. Last week his brother was playing baseball and had a Dominican flag sweatband around his head to keep all that hair out of his eyes. The umpire happened to be Dominican, he made a face and said “You’re not Dominican”. Grandson pointed at Mr AE and said “That’s my abuelo right there”.

My boys:

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AlterEgo

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My and Pacheco's alma mater!

Our son’s undergrad was from Rutgers too. There were a lot of Dominicans there back then, two of his now closest friends were college buddies (Dominicans born here). Grandson initially was going to NJIT (apparently they’re making a concerted effort to recruit Hispanic students), but he spent a day at Rutgers with his uncle and that sealed the deal.

Tuition has increased a lot since you were there. I think we spent about $15-16,000 a year for our son, now it’s close to $40K. And that’s in-state tuition.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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Our son’s undergrad was from Rutgers too. There were a lot of Dominicans there back then, two of his now closest friends were college buddies (Dominicans born here). Grandson initially was going to NJIT (apparently they’re making a concerted effort to recruit Hispanic students), but he spent a day at Rutgers with his uncle and that sealed the deal.

Tuition has increased a lot since you were there. I think we spent about $15-16,000 a year for our son, now it’s close to $40K. And that’s in-state tuition.
Yep. NJIT also has great engineering and math faculty. Great programs
 

NALs

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Our grandson graduated from high school this week, and he asked me to make him a graduation sash of the Dominican and Italian flags. Both he and his brother are Dominican citizens. Last week his brother was playing baseball and had a Dominican flag sweatband around his head to keep all that hair out of his eyes. The umpire happened to be Dominican, he made a face and said “You’re not Dominican”. Grandson pointed at Mr AE and said “That’s my abuelo right there”.
That’s never going to end. Any Dominican that doesn’t have the mystical “Dominican look” eventually gets that… and again…. and again.

Just learn to ignore and take it as them saying “I don’t know how reality works” or “I’m confirming to you that I’m clueless.”
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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That’s never going to end. Any Dominican that doesn’t have the mystical “Dominican look” eventually gets that… and again…. and again.

Just learn to ignore and take it as them saying “I don’t know how reality works” or “I’m confirming to you that I’m clueless.”
Thanks NALs!
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Lucifer

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Tuition has increased a lot since you were there. I think we spent about $15-16,000 a year for our son, now it’s close to $40K. And that’s in-state tuition.
Goodness, gracious!
That's pretty high for in-state.
 

keepcoming

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Try NYU for a commuter student...about 77K. I could not believe it when we were told what the cost was going to be.