How to Handle Loss in College
College Life

How to Handle Loss in College

Handling the loss of a loved one is difficult at any age. It can be especially difficult when you’re away from home and surrounded by…

Op-Ed: Your High School Relationships Don’t Define You
Life

Op-Ed: Your High School Relationships Don’t Define You

Anyone that has ever been through the fabled American institution that is high school knows that the movies and tv shows that portray it are…

Peer Health Exchange: Transforming Teen Health Education
Alternative Education

Peer Health Exchange: Transforming Teen Health Education

As a high school student living in a pretty privileged area around DC, I can say that many of my peers (including myself, many times),…

Religious Studies: What’s Buddha, Muhammad, and Jesus Got to Do With It?
Exploring Majors

Religious Studies: What’s Buddha, Muhammad, and Jesus Got to Do With It?

What is World Religions/Religious Studies? According to Big Future, students majoring in religious studies “learn about the nature of religious belief and traditions” by developing…

4 Other Options for Staying in on the Weekend at College
College Life

4 Other Options for Staying in on the Weekend at College

When you’re in college there is often a lot of pressure to go out every weekend. Live it up and enjoy the experience or “have…

4 Struggles of First-Generation Students Taking the SAT/ACT
Standardized Testing Resources

4 Struggles of First-Generation Students Taking the SAT/ACT

My heart was pounding as I saw the vocabulary terms and reading passages when I took the ACT for the first time. My mind was…

What College Tour Guides Won’t Tell You
The Toolbox

What College Tour Guides Won’t Tell You

College tour guides: they’re the chipper, well-dressed Beatrices ready to usher you through admissions purgatory and into college heaven. They’ll show you it all –…

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…

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