Op-Ed: The Burden of Freedom in College

Op-Ed: The Burden of Freedom in College

“You can’t dance at every wedding,” my dad will often remind me. This simple cliché is usually enough for me to step back from my…

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

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…

What the SAT Gave Me Two Years into College

What the SAT Gave Me Two Years into College

It’s been almost three years since I last worried about having a number two pencil, a calculator with fresh batteries, and a filling snack in…

5 Things to Consider Before Deciding to Study Abroad

5 Things to Consider Before Deciding to Study Abroad

Sophomore year of college is the year when you start to feel more comfortable on campus, and start to think of new ways to shake…

One-Size-Fits-All College Advice

One-Size-Fits-All College Advice

It’s funny. You apply to college, and from the moment you start thinking about which college to choose, you are drowning in advice. Your parents, your…

Mid-Summer Crisis: When the Honeymoon Period Vanishes

Mid-Summer Crisis: When the Honeymoon Period Vanishes

During the first month of summer, I felt as if I didn’t have a care in the world. I liked my internship, thanks to my…

Growing Up Over the Summer

Growing Up Over the Summer

Yesterday, I bought groceries for myself for the first time. Of course I went to the supermarket before, but there is a different feeling when…

Walking Backwards: The State of Mind of a College Tour Guide

Walking Backwards: The State of Mind of a College Tour Guide

For an hour and a half each week people are genuinely interested when I talk about myself. Parents are hanging on my every word, ready…

Revisiting My College Decision Two Years Later

Revisiting My College Decision Two Years Later

Two years ago I made a college choice, but was it the right one? The honeymoon phase has long since passed, and my peers and…

Why an Internship Shouldn’t Be Your Only Summer Plan

Why an Internship Shouldn’t Be Your Only Summer Plan

Internship and summer program acceptances are starting to come in, and the stressful period of sending your resume and cover letter to every family friend…

8 Tips for Drama-Free Group Messaging

8 Tips for Drama-Free Group Messaging

Whether it is WhatsApp, GroupMe, iMessage or another messaging service, group messages can be both a blessing and a curse. They can save you from…

Op-Ed: Internships Need a Common App

Op-Ed: Internships Need a Common App

When I was applying to college, I promised I would never do it again. I dreaded any essay prompt that wanted me to “tell my…

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