How To Bomb A Standardized Test: A GIF Piece

How To Bomb A Standardized Test: A GIF Piece

Snow, bad celebrity renditions of Christmas carols, eggnog, candy canes, sleep (omg, yes, sleep). Winter break came and went. For most of college-bound seniors, that…

6 Ways to Not Waste Your Thanksgiving Break

6 Ways to Not Waste Your Thanksgiving Break

Gobble gobble. Thanksgiving break is upon us, and, whether you’re going home or staying on campus, this break is probably much needed. The end of…

TP’s Throwback Playlist: Favorite One-Hit Wonders of the Last 18 Years

TP’s Throwback Playlist: Favorite One-Hit Wonders of the Last 18 Years

So, with the first semester of my college career coming to an end, I’ve been getting homesick lately. I’m really looking forward to winter break….

12 Confessions (and Tips) from a Financial Ignoramus

12 Confessions (and Tips) from a Financial Ignoramus

So…Hi. I’m Jasmine, and I’m a first-year student at Scripps College. I’m far away from home, with a brand new debit card, and a not-completely-formed-yet…

Jasmine’s Story: My Journey to Scripps College

Jasmine’s Story: My Journey to Scripps College

So, first things first–I applied to college through QuestBridge, a really awesome program for low-income, high-achieving students. I encourage anyone who thinks they just might…

Writing Anxiety: Climbing Mt. Essay-Everest

Writing Anxiety: Climbing Mt. Essay-Everest

Writing is undeniably a personal process; everyone does it differently. A 200-word short answer on a Leonardo Da Vinci prompt could only take half an…

Bow Chicka: Making Love to Your College Essays

Bow Chicka: Making Love to Your College Essays

Wait, wait, put it back in your pants. I wasn’t serious. Stanford does not want your Snapchats. But forealz, in one of my previous articles,…

Why You Should Consider (Or Completely Rule Out) Going Away For College

Why You Should Consider (Or Completely Rule Out) Going Away For College

Application season has officially started. August 1st was about two weeks ago, which means you most likely have already created your infamous Common App account….

The ACT’s Golden Three: Why You Shouldn’t Waste Your Time on Retakes

The ACT’s Golden Three: Why You Shouldn’t Waste Your Time on Retakes

Arguably the only positive aspect of the ACT is that it’s retake-able. Had a bad day and screwed up the Science portion? Your watch beeped…

Top 3 College Admissions Essay Mistakes: “I Love You, Princeton–I mean, um, Yale.”

Top 3 College Admissions Essay Mistakes: “I Love You, Princeton–I mean, um, Yale.”

Dun dun dun. Are you scared yet? August is here already. So, for all rising seniors, guess what that means? College admissions season is coming….

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