Sophie’s Story: My College Journey to Columbia University

Sophie’s Story: My College Journey to Columbia University

When it came time to start looking at colleges, the first thing my unknowing sophomore self did was open the huge copy of Rugg’s Recommendations…

French: It’s Pretty Much the Best Language Ever

French: It’s Pretty Much the Best Language Ever

In most high schools, students are required to take a language. Whether it’s Spanish, French, Latin, German, Chinese, or any other crazy offering your school…

Region Music Madness

Region Music Madness

For many musicians, music plays a huge role in life. Students spend hours practicing, rehearsing, driving to said rehearsals, and taking lessons–all for the sake…

The Connection Between Exercise and the Mind

The Connection Between Exercise and the Mind

For as long as I can remember, I have been told to exercise. When I was little, it was my parents encouraging me to “go…

Op-Ed: Is “Leading On” Cruel or Double Standard?

Op-Ed: Is “Leading On” Cruel or Double Standard?

Dating in high school can sometimes seem like a game. Indeed, there are many aspects of teenage relationships that are entirely unique to our age…

3 Tips to Getcha Head in the (Testing) Game

3 Tips to Getcha Head in the (Testing) Game

Testing is a huge part of life. To become a doctor or lawyer, to get into college, to graduate high school—all require the successful passing…

How to Nap and Sleep Like a Boss

How to Nap and Sleep Like a Boss

Everyone sleeps—it’s a fact of life. As much as we need food, water, and shelter, human beings need rest. For children, sleep is a dreaded…

Academic Decathlon? More Like Nerd-athlon

Academic Decathlon? More Like Nerd-athlon

Whenever I mention my school’s Academic Decathlon team, people’s first response tends to be “What? What did you say?” Admittedly, Academic Decathlon (commonly referred to…

The Schoolwork and Extracurriculars Juggling Act (and How to Deal)

The Schoolwork and Extracurriculars Juggling Act (and How to Deal)

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, the college application process was an entirely different experience. First and foremost, applications were…

Guidance Counselors, or a Lack Thereof

Guidance Counselors, or a Lack Thereof

High schools, like people, come in all shapes and sizes. There are specialized vocational schools, elite private academies, huge public institutions, and everything in between….

The Lowdown on the Teacher’s Pet

The Lowdown on the Teacher’s Pet

In every high school, there is always that kid—the quintessential teacher’s pet. Teacher’s pets are notorious for, among other things: Always throwing up their hands…

The Tumblr Epidemic

The Tumblr Epidemic

All around the world, teens are addicted to Tumblr (including pretty much the entire TP staff). The addict’s main priority, it is all consuming, leaving…

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