Why You Should Know How to Describe Yourself on College Apps
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Why You Should Know How to Describe Yourself on College Apps

As if college apps don’t feel enough like a massive, awkward, and vain brag sheet, you’re also going to have a ton of short essay…

A Year of Firsts and Lasts
Admit/Deny

A Year of Firsts and Lasts

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

Why I Changed My Prospective Career 5 Times
Life

Why I Changed My Prospective Career 5 Times

It started in second grade with a joke: “When I grow up, I want to become a hobo.” Although it was spoken more to myself…

The Truth About Senioritis
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The Truth About Senioritis

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

Book Review: “College Apps” by Trish Portnoy
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Book Review: “College Apps” by Trish Portnoy

Any quick trip to the bookstore or library will show you that there are tons of different college “how to” books on everything from picking…

Op-ed: The Downside of School Volunteer Requirements
Extracurriculars

Op-ed: The Downside of School Volunteer Requirements

Is volunteering still volunteering if it is required to graduate? Many schools have begun requiring students to graduate with a certain amount of volunteer hours,…

7 Great On-Campus Jobs
College Life

7 Great On-Campus Jobs

On-campus jobs are great because they are flexible, they’re resume builders, you gain a lot of experience, and they might even help you figure out…

4 Mistakes I Made While Applying to College
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4 Mistakes I Made While Applying to College

I had what most would consider a pretty successful college application process. I started early, did a ton of research, and put a lot of…

4 Tips for Awesome Public Speaking
Academics

4 Tips for Awesome Public Speaking

“Do I have any volunteers?” Ugh, that dreaded question. Projects can be a lot of fun because they allow for creativity, yet many students cringe…

What Do You Do After You Commit to a College?
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What Do You Do After You Commit to a College?

If you have already been accepted to the college of your choice, and you have made your deposit thus saying “Yes, I’m going to go…

Why You Should Keep a Journal
Life

Why You Should Keep a Journal

For many of us, one of the childhood rites of passage was the grand attempt and failure at keeping a diary. The tragedy usually goes…

9 SAT Testing Disasters (& How to Solve Them)
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9 SAT Testing Disasters (& How to Solve Them)

Anyone who’s preparing to go to college or has gone has probably thought about all the possible things that can go wrong during testing. I…

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