Op-Ed: Priorities and the Guilt of Having Fun

Op-Ed: Priorities and the Guilt of Having Fun

College freshmen aren’t expected to do much. Bad grades? That’s ok, you’re a freshman. Can’t balance social life and academics? That’s ok, you’re a freshman….

Why Does College Tuition Keep Going Up?

Why Does College Tuition Keep Going Up?

Tuition is going up. Again. For the past 10 years, Duke’s tuition has increased by about 4% each year with no stop in sight. A…

5 Programming Languages and Tools You Should Learn

5 Programming Languages and Tools You Should Learn

In the computer science world, technologies are constantly changing and programmers have to continuously learn new skills in order to adapt. Within the decade, many…

Here’s What You Need to Know When You Receive Your First College Decisions

Here’s What You Need to Know When You Receive Your First College Decisions

Waiting for college decisions definitely ranks in the list of top most stressful life events. It’s a waiting game full of deception, ego hits and…

Should You Take a Full Ride to a Public University or Pay Full Tuition for a Private One?

Should You Take a Full Ride to a Public University or Pay Full Tuition for a Private One?

The age old questions: is money more important than education “quality”? Can I get the same education at a cheaper, state school versus a prestigious…

Should You Get Your College Essays Looked Over by Someone Else?

Should You Get Your College Essays Looked Over by Someone Else?

The college application part most linked to painful hours of work is without a doubt the essay writing. No other section of the application is…

The College Campus: The Only Safe Place to Protest?

The College Campus: The Only Safe Place to Protest?

College campus life seems to be categorized by scandals ridden with social backlash, whether that be a “racist” comment on Yik Yak or the defacement…

Why College Visits Don’t Really Matter in the End

Why College Visits Don’t Really Matter in the End

No matter how many people say that college visits are important to determining where you want to go, they truly are not. What is shown…

How to Motivate Yourself During the Admissions Process with Visual Calendars

How to Motivate Yourself During the Admissions Process with Visual Calendars

College application season is notorious for pushing seniors to their limits of procrastination. After all, no matter how many times people say that essays can…

Here’s What You Need to Know About Writing for a College Newspaper

Here’s What You Need to Know About Writing for a College Newspaper

As a past editor of my high school newspaper and a current staff writer for the Duke Chronicle, I am continuously shocked by how differently…

Sussle: A Fun, Legit, No-Essay Scholarship

Sussle: A Fun, Legit, No-Essay Scholarship

After the tedious and often painful experience of completing college applications, most high schoolers take one look at scholarship application and brush it off: alas,…

Why You Should Focus on Creating Something in High School

Why You Should Focus on Creating Something in High School

These days, standardized testing and GPA only get you through the “doorway” of consideration in the college admissions process. After you reach a certain threshold…

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