If the FAFSA Had a Soundtrack, These Are the 5 Songs On It

If the FAFSA Had a Soundtrack, These Are the 5 Songs On It

Well it’s FAFSA time, the favorite time of the year for all those folks going into college hoping to get some extra financial assistance. Who…

6 Tips for Dealing with the Second Semester Grind

6 Tips for Dealing with the Second Semester Grind

Friends are posting pictures of finally returning to school. Pre-class emails from professors are trickling into your inbox. If you’re lucky, your parents are asking…

9 Do’s and Don’ts for a Scholarship Weekend

9 Do’s and Don’ts for a Scholarship Weekend

“Scholarship weekend.” These words were ridiculously important to me during February of 2012. Sewanee University had invited me to their campus to vie for one…

Test Optional Schools: What to Expect from Their Application Processes

Test Optional Schools: What to Expect from Their Application Processes

Thanks to TP writer Jillian’s article on test optional schools, we know that schools that allow students to opt out of submitting their test scores…

Drinking Water: The Best Obsession You Should Have

Drinking Water: The Best Obsession You Should Have

Did anyone else’s parents make them guzzle water on an hourly basis as children? I hated it. I’m a big milk drinker and drinking water…

What Did You Just Say? (Or, Dealing with Different Opinions in College)

What Did You Just Say? (Or, Dealing with Different Opinions in College)

I’m such a fan of extracurricular activities. In high school, they were my thing, and this hasn’t really changed since I entered college. I’m in…

5 Tips for Dealing with a Bad Case of College Illness

5 Tips for Dealing with a Bad Case of College Illness

Shockingly, despite my typical determination to make keeping my health up very hard for my body, I have not yet been sick at college. Well,…

RIP Phil the Betta

RIP Phil the Betta

We stood there, blue pebbles and shattered glass splayed out in front of us on the sidewalk. “I didn’t know it was glass.” The roommate…

Choosing to Write in College

Choosing to Write in College

Let’s say you’re a writer, even if you “dabbled a bit” in high school–you had a journal, or you took a Creative Writing class. You…

Let’s Get a Job (In College)

Let’s Get a Job (In College)

I had just finished grading a massive stack of papers my boss had asked me to have done by Friday. It was 3:20 pm, which…

State Schools and You

State Schools and You

Ah, application time. I remember it well. Fondly, even. Well…I remember Common App application time well. State applications…not so much. There was so much anticipation…

A Lesson in Academic Competition: Hard Workers Are the Brilliant Ones

A Lesson in Academic Competition: Hard Workers Are the Brilliant Ones

I was panicking last weekend, guys. I had two essay tests the upcoming Monday, and I was terrified. One of them was a Science Fiction…

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