19 Summer Programs You Need to Know about Now

19 Summer Programs You Need to Know about Now

Pre-college summer programs are a great chance to travel, spend some time at a university you’re interested in, study something you care about with like-minded…

The Pre-College Checklist Every Incoming Freshman Needs

The Pre-College Checklist Every Incoming Freshman Needs

I’ve decided to hold back on my typical conversational intro in order to preserve the crispness of this piece. Instead: HOLY CRAP WOW IT’S OVER…

Op-Ed: A Student’s Take on What’s Wrong with the New SAT

Op-Ed: A Student’s Take on What’s Wrong with the New SAT

They’re revising the SAT yet again. I’m sure you’ve heard about it. If not, here’s a summary of the changes: 1600 scale: 800pt Evidence-Based Reading…

5 Tips for Dealing with “The Haters”

5 Tips for Dealing with “The Haters”

Try to convince a people-pleaser that everyone’s not going to like them. Try again, because it’s not going to work. Many “academically inclined” high schoolers…

If AP Classes Were College Students, These Are Their Personalities

If AP Classes Were College Students, These Are Their Personalities

If you haven’t seen the beautiful, fun illustrations of Disney characters as college students by hyung86, you should do so immediately, because 1) they will make…

Televisionaries: How TV Portrays the College Application Season

Televisionaries: How TV Portrays the College Application Season

Television successfully parodies our lives in so many ways, from the educational apathy of My So-Called Life to the day-to-day antics of Modern Family. Whether…

Become the Beyonce of PowerPoint: 4 Tips for Giving a Great Presentation

Become the Beyonce of PowerPoint: 4 Tips for Giving a Great Presentation

Certain things in high school are simply unavoidable—there will be stress, there will be great memories, and there will be PowerPoint presentations. It’s happened to…

Anatomy of the Modern Appblr

Anatomy of the Modern Appblr

Appblr. App-blur. It’s a term coined by our very own Lily Herman describing the crop of new tumblrs by high school students detailing their application…

Op-Ed: Why Community College Is a High Schooler’s Best Kept Secret

Op-Ed: Why Community College Is a High Schooler’s Best Kept Secret

Community College. You’ve probably heard it spat on by some grubby, pretentious guy at your school. You probably know a few kids that dropped out…

Op-Ed: The Recurring Problem with Connecting AP Scores and Admissions

Op-Ed: The Recurring Problem with Connecting AP Scores and Admissions

It was the first week of my AP Lit class and I had already been told that I was going to be taking the exam…

A User’s Guide to Caffeine

A User’s Guide to Caffeine

Maybe you definitely shouldn’t have gone to that party last night. Maybe you just forgot. Maybe you’re the lazier than The Dude from The Big…

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