AP World History Study Tips

AP World History Study Tips

I took AP World History during my first year of high school and it was definitely one of the hardest (if not the hardest) class…

How to Get the Best Recommendation Letters for College or Work

How to Get the Best Recommendation Letters for College or Work

Recommendation letters are an important piece of an application whether for college, a job, or an internship. They sketch out the applicant’s attributes in a…

4 Unexpected Things to Pay Attention to on a College Visit

4 Unexpected Things to Pay Attention to on a College Visit

It is extremely useful to go into college visits having a sense of what is important to you in a potential school since these visits…

5 Cheap Ways to Celebrate Birthdays in College

5 Cheap Ways to Celebrate Birthdays in College

Hi. I’m Jasmyn Chacko and I’m a college student on a budget. “College student on a budget” – it almost sounds redundant as if everyone…

Standardized Tests: Ridiculous Answers That Real Students Used

Standardized Tests: Ridiculous Answers That Real Students Used

Any test, and particularly a standardized test, can be stressful for a student and sometimes that stress is just too much to handle. People react…

A Feminist’s Opinion on Anti-Date Rape Nail Polish

A Feminist’s Opinion on Anti-Date Rape Nail Polish

By now, most people have read the latest viral article about a new nail polish that claims to detect common date rape drugs. The varnish,…

What It’s Like to Be in a Non-Social Fraternity

What It’s Like to Be in a Non-Social Fraternity

When I mention that I’m involved in a fraternity, everyone quickly corrects me (“I think you mean sorority…”) and jumps to conclusions that I’m either…

Pre-College Nerves Aren’t Just for Prefrosh

Pre-College Nerves Aren’t Just for Prefrosh

Whaaat? An article about summer nerves that isn’t targeted to pre-freshmen? That’s right. While it may be less common, it is still important to validate…

Transitioning from a Single-Sex High School to a Coed College

Transitioning from a Single-Sex High School to a Coed College

Transitioning to college is extremely difficult for just about everyone. Your whole world is turned upside down and there are so many changes to deal…

Should Money Actually Be a Factor When Applying to College?

Should Money Actually Be a Factor When Applying to College?

So we all know that for most of us, money becomes the biggest factor when we decide which school to attend, so doesn’t it make…

5 Creative Ways to Make Money This Summer

5 Creative Ways to Make Money This Summer

Let me guess: you’re looking to make some extra cash. Aren’t we all? I blame my poor financial status on Chipotle’s expensive burritos… every time…

Meet Merlin Valdez, a Future Teach for America Teacher

Meet Merlin Valdez, a Future Teach for America Teacher

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing someone whose charisma blew me away from the first moment I met him. He has been an…

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