Op-Ed: Lessons Learned from Ferris Bueller

Op-Ed: Lessons Learned from Ferris Bueller

There’s a quote from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off about how rapidly time can pass you by: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t…

The Next Six Months: A Plan for High School Juniors

The Next Six Months: A Plan for High School Juniors

While seniors in high school have started to receive their admissions decisions, juniors are still agonizing over standardized tests, making a college list, and finding…

19 Things I Would Tell Myself 19 Weeks Ago

19 Things I Would Tell Myself 19 Weeks Ago

Dear Grant (on August 24, 2013), The day has almost come! Most of your friends have gone to their respective colleges and tomorrow it will…

A (College) Dream Deferred: What To Do When You’re Deferred ED

A (College) Dream Deferred: What To Do When You’re Deferred ED

I’m not going to sugar-coat anything: getting deferred sucks. It really sucks. You work so hard on your essays, resume and overall application just to…

The Confused High Schooler’s Guide to Studying for the SAT IIs

The Confused High Schooler’s Guide to Studying for the SAT IIs

I am writing this on the last day of Thanksgiving break, and if you were to ask any of my friends where I would be…

What’s On My Study Playlist?

What’s On My Study Playlist?

I find music to be extremely helpful when studying. It helps me to focus and really get into the zone. However, I can’t just listen…

I Sold My Soul: What It’s Like Living With College Debt

I Sold My Soul: What It’s Like Living With College Debt

The thought of taking out a student loan is an incredibly scary thing. The thought of having to pay that loan back is even scarier….

Op-Ed: Congrats on Getting into the “Easy” School…No, Seriously, Congrats!

Op-Ed: Congrats on Getting into the “Easy” School…No, Seriously, Congrats!

That time of the year is upon us again: admissions decisions. While it may still seem a bit early, rolling decision schools have started to…

The TP Staff Weighs In: The Craziest Things We’ve Heard During Admissions Season

The TP Staff Weighs In: The Craziest Things We’ve Heard During Admissions Season

Admissions season is a time of stress and anxiety for everyone. The constant feeling of pressure put on by family, friends and peers is almost…

Picking Classes without a Problem

Picking Classes without a Problem

Now that I’m pretty much settled into college, I have had time to reflect on my classes and the process for choosing them. When I…

Op-Ed: 4 Reasons Why I Love AP Classes

Op-Ed: 4 Reasons Why I Love AP Classes

Yes, you read the title correctly: I love Advanced Placement classes. And no, I’m not crazy. I hate the workload and the immense pressure that…

Creating a Testing Schedule: Too Many Tests and Too Little Time

Creating a Testing Schedule: Too Many Tests and Too Little Time

First of all, let me congratulate you on making it to junior year! Take a deep breath in, and a deep breath out. Everything will…

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