5 Things You Might Forget to Bring to College
College Life

5 Things You Might Forget to Bring to College

As a member of the Class of 2018 I’ve already realized some of the things that most people forget to bring to college. A lot…

I Think, Therefore I Am a Philosophy Major
Exploring Majors

I Think, Therefore I Am a Philosophy Major

Contemplative, well-versed, and argumentative, you wouldn’t want to meet a Philosophy major in a dark alley. Not just for people who wear berets and drink…

Keeping The Faith: College and Religion
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Keeping The Faith: College and Religion

Whether you’re attending college across the nation from your home, or going to the campus right across the street from where you grew up, college…

Why Waiting to Visit Colleges May Be Beneficial
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Why Waiting to Visit Colleges May Be Beneficial

It’s well-known college application advice: visit the college before you apply. An actual visit to colleges gives you a better sense of the place: what…

Evernote: A Productivity App To Save Your Academic Life
College Life

Evernote: A Productivity App To Save Your Academic Life

It’s almost the first day of classes and you’re confident that this will finally be the year that you start and stay organized. Your planner will…

8 Tips for Outsmarting Test Anxiety and the SAT
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8 Tips for Outsmarting Test Anxiety and the SAT

When the morning of the SAT arrives, it’s not uncommon to experience some sort of testing anxiety. But with some deep breaths and careful steps,…

The 5 Friends You’ll Make in College
College Life

The 5 Friends You’ll Make in College

Perhaps one of the most important and best aspects of college life is all of the new people you meet and friends you make. Never…

How to Write the Cliché Essay in a Non-Cliché Way
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How to Write the Cliché Essay in a Non-Cliché Way

Grandparents. Your service trip to a third-world country. An aspect of your cultural background. These are all very, very cliché college essay topics, and there are…

How to Avoid a Stereotypical Common App Essay
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How to Avoid a Stereotypical Common App Essay

Some of the best advice I got from my high school English teacher had nothing to do with our actual course, but with tackling the…

Money in My Pocket: A Week of Tracking Every Nickle and Dime
Financial Aid

Money in My Pocket: A Week of Tracking Every Nickle and Dime

For one week I kept every receipt, kept track of every transaction and recorded every penny I spent. That week, I ended up spending more…

How to Befriend Your College Professors
College Life

How to Befriend Your College Professors

Professors are people. Potentially scary, grade-giving people, but people nonetheless. More often than not, they’re veritable founts of knowledge, full of incredible life experiences and…

The Advantages of Applying to Smaller Scholarships
Financial Aid

The Advantages of Applying to Smaller Scholarships

People tend to underestimate small scholarships without realizing the importance they have in everyone’s college and professional lives. Although larger, more well-known scholarships offer larger…

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