Op-Ed: Making Undergraduate Education a Top Priority

Op-Ed: Making Undergraduate Education a Top Priority

I serve as an ambassador in the Villanova Office of Admissions, and particularly around this time of year, prospective families love asking me – what…

Op-Ed: Bernie’s College Supporters

Op-Ed: Bernie’s College Supporters

By now we are all fully aware that election season is in full swing – and that among college age voters like myself, Bernie Sanders…

Op-Ed: When It Gets Political

Op-Ed: When It Gets Political

Beyoncé gets political at the Super Bowl! The headline is cranked out by nearly every news source imaginable, usually with a tinge of outrage or…

Op-Ed: A Different Perspective on Safe Spaces

Op-Ed: A Different Perspective on Safe Spaces

Campus protests and student activism have been the targets of intense criticism from news sources including US News, The Atlantic, and more in the months…

Candy Leftover from Halloween: Your Past’s Place in College

Candy Leftover from Halloween: Your Past’s Place in College

A little less than a year ago, I sat down with three of my best friends from college for one of our casual dorm room…

5 Awesome Philosophy Lessons I Learned in “The Big Lebowski”

5 Awesome Philosophy Lessons I Learned in “The Big Lebowski”

Every movie is touched with at least a hint of philosophy – be it specific philosophical references and allusions or the own personal philosophies of…

How to Manage Expectations and Realities of College

How to Manage Expectations and Realities of College

Many students, most likely due to the mythical aura that surrounds college for those who have not yet experienced it – prolonged by the countless…

What the Dad Bod Has to Do With Your College Experience

What the Dad Bod Has to Do With Your College Experience

There are few remaining souls who have not yet stumbled upon the term dad bod – a phrase that though used colloquially in social circles…

In Defense of Idealism in College Admissions (and Life)

In Defense of Idealism in College Admissions (and Life)

High school and college students as well as young professionals across the country are constantly reminded – often in a contemptuous and condescending manner –…

Let’s Talk About Feminism in College

Let’s Talk About Feminism in College

By and large, college students (particularly those at the nation’s elite institutions of higher learning) are self-identifying as feminists. Given the number of unresolved gender…

How to Make Boring Essay Prompts More Exciting

How to Make Boring Essay Prompts More Exciting

We all know that the quality of an essay is significantly impacted by what the initial prompt is. You’re either extremely excited about it, can’t…

Do Liberal Arts Degrees Really Earn Less Money Later On?

Do Liberal Arts Degrees Really Earn Less Money Later On?

As a liberal arts student, the most common question I’m forced to field from family, friends, prospective students, and others is the question of profession,…

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