3 Tips for Communicating with Your Financial Aid Officer
Financial Aid

3 Tips for Communicating with Your Financial Aid Officer

Think you could finally relax after submitting your last college application? Think again. Although the financial aid applications are not usually as nerve wracking as…

TP’s Comprehensive Guide to Extracurriculars on College Applications
The Toolbox

TP’s Comprehensive Guide to Extracurriculars on College Applications

Over the summer, I helped two friends with their college applications. While I was helping them, I was brought back to the days when I…

The ‘R’ Word: Being Religious in College
College Life

The ‘R’ Word: Being Religious in College

Having a religion and being religious in college is both wonderful and burdensome, especially if you’ve been practicing for a while and are faced with…

How Exercise Impacts Your Academic Life
Academics

How Exercise Impacts Your Academic Life

It’s recommended that teenagers get at least one hour of exercise every day, but how many of us actually follow through with that regime? High…

5 Things I Learned During the First Few Weeks of College
College Life

5 Things I Learned During the First Few Weeks of College

The transition from high school to college can be exciting and scary at the same time. You go from having to ask to go to…

Getting Involved with Research Freshmen Year: It’s Possible
College Life

Getting Involved with Research Freshmen Year: It’s Possible

Getting involved with research freshmen year (or any year for that matter) can be overwhelming and difficult. With little concrete guidance on how to actually…

A Call to Arms: Why You Should Join Your School’s Student Government
The Politics Section

A Call to Arms: Why You Should Join Your School’s Student Government

Listen up! A strong student association can make administrators pay attention to student needs. Whether organising forums for students to share their thoughts, surveying the…

How to Write An Essay About Yourself When You Don’t Know Who That Is
The Toolbox

How to Write An Essay About Yourself When You Don’t Know Who That Is

During my senior year, I slayed a monstrous beast. His name was Common App Essay Prompt. And chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ll come face…

The Dark Side of Having a Dream College
The Toolbox

The Dark Side of Having a Dream College

You’ve created your list of schools. There are some safeties, some reaches, some super reaches. You feel pretty good about all of them, except for…

Why Mentorship Matters: Reaching Out for Advice
The Toolbox

Why Mentorship Matters: Reaching Out for Advice

Mentorships have been powerful resources throughout history. Meaningful mentoring relationships, such as one between Alexander the Great and his tutor Aristotle, create both a lasting bond…

The Seesaw of Senior Year
Admit/Deny

The Seesaw of Senior Year

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, downs,…

On Time: Time Management with College Apps
Admit/Deny

On Time: Time Management with College Apps

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, downs,…

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