6 Useful Tips for Handling College Decisions

6 Useful Tips for Handling College Decisions

It’s March, which means college decisions are coming out rapidly. You hardly have time to come to terms with one school’s rejection before you are…

6 Quick & Simple Testing Habits to Try

6 Quick & Simple Testing Habits to Try

When it comes to improving your test scores, I am a huge proponent of falling steadily into simple, commonsense habits as opposed to hardcore studying…

9 Pieces of Awesome Advice from Complete Strangers

9 Pieces of Awesome Advice from Complete Strangers

Usually when we’re looking for advice, we’re looking for advice about a specific predicament, a personal problem. And 99% of the time, we go to…

What We Can Learn from Humans of New York

What We Can Learn from Humans of New York

By now, many of you have probably heard of the blog Humans of New York, which was started by Brandon Stanton after he lost his…

5 Things I’d Tell My High School Self

5 Things I’d Tell My High School Self

Well, it has officially been one summer and one semester since I graduated from high school – and I can say with confidence that the…

Why the SAT Essay Sucks (and How I Would Fix It…Satirically Speaking)

Why the SAT Essay Sucks (and How I Would Fix It…Satirically Speaking)

I never did extremely well on the SAT essay section. Don’t get me wrong; I was a boss at grammar, but for some reason the…

Avoiding the College Bubble

Avoiding the College Bubble

It will happen to you and you will not even know it is happening to you. You will wake up one day and realize that…

TedxVillanovaU: Focusing on Our Strengths

TedxVillanovaU: Focusing on Our Strengths

On Friday, November 22nd, I had the privilege of attending the TedxVillanovaU event on campus. Nine speakers, ranging from students to professors to alumni, shared…

7 Vonnegut Quotes to Get You Through College

7 Vonnegut Quotes to Get You Through College

If you know me well, you know I absolutely adore Kurt Vonnegut. Even if you’re an occasional acquaintance of mine, you’ve probably heard me mention…

Comparing Transitions: College Versus High School

Comparing Transitions: College Versus High School

Despite being six times larger than my high school, how much more intense the workload would be, and how much smaller of a fish I…

The Influences of Tour Guides & Weather

The Influences of Tour Guides & Weather

Believe it or not, although I applied to 17 schools, there were over 30 on my initial list. So how does someone who has almost…

The Truths/Myths of the Asymptotic Productivity Curve

The Truths/Myths of the Asymptotic Productivity Curve

A couple weeks ago I was introduced to the idea of the “asymptotic productivity curve,” or the idea that the closer you get to a…

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