The College Admissions Story You Need to Read. Seriously.
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The College Admissions Story You Need to Read. Seriously.

By Kevon Manners Editor’s Note: While we don’t usually allow guest posts on the site (it’s one of our core tenets), one of our staffers saw…

The Suzy Lee Weiss Mindset: How NOT to Approach College Admissions
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The Suzy Lee Weiss Mindset: How NOT to Approach College Admissions

Note: this is just one person’s opinion! What do you think of Suzy’s op-ed? Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Leave your…

Meet Merlin Valdez, a Future Teach for America Teacher
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Meet Merlin Valdez, a Future Teach for America Teacher

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing someone whose charisma blew me away from the first moment I met him. He has been an…

6 Reasons Why Volunteering Is Important (and Awesome!)
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6 Reasons Why Volunteering Is Important (and Awesome!)

The college admissions process is, to put it mildly, stressful. Not only do we as students study tirelessly to keep an appealing GPA, trudge through…

My Education in Panama
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My Education in Panama

There are so many differences between my high school in the country of Panama, where I grew up, and the United States, where I now…

How to Succeed in a Large Lecture Class
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How to Succeed in a Large Lecture Class

Whenever I went on college tours, the tour guide always mentioned those terrifyingly large freshmen classes—ones with 300-500 students packed into a lecture hall that…

Op-Ed: Why Volunteering for Non-Profits Abroad May Cause Harm
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Op-Ed: Why Volunteering for Non-Profits Abroad May Cause Harm

We all have that classmate who went to Nicaragua or some equally obscure place over the summer to help the under-privileged by forming a sustainable…

Pre-College Nerves Aren’t Just for Prefrosh
College Life

Pre-College Nerves Aren’t Just for Prefrosh

Whaaat? An article about summer nerves that isn’t targeted to pre-freshmen? That’s right. While it may be less common, it is still important to validate…

5 Creative Ways to Make Money This Summer
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5 Creative Ways to Make Money This Summer

Let me guess: you’re looking to make some extra cash. Aren’t we all? I blame my poor financial status on Chipotle’s expensive burritos… every time…

What It’s Like to Be in a Non-Social Fraternity
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What It’s Like to Be in a Non-Social Fraternity

When I mention that I’m involved in a fraternity, everyone quickly corrects me (“I think you mean sorority…”) and jumps to conclusions that I’m either…

The End of Senior Year: GIFs Edition
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The End of Senior Year: GIFs Edition

Senior year is one of those times in your life when all you want to say is, Seriously. Can everyone just calm the hell down?…

The 8 Types of Sleep You Encounter As a Student
College Life

The 8 Types of Sleep You Encounter As a Student

College students face the ultimate time-management challenge; between long reading assignments, constant distractions in the dorm, the popularization of Netflix, and the myriad of extracurricular…

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