Op-Ed: The Best School Isn’t Always The Closest
Academics

Op-Ed: The Best School Isn’t Always The Closest

When I received my high school acceptance letter in the mail, I felt like Charlie in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. It was my…

4 Ways to Stop Being the “I Don’t Get It” Friend
Academics

4 Ways to Stop Being the “I Don’t Get It” Friend

I seemed to have made “I don’t get it” my catchphrase after I entered high school. I know because I say it every single day,…

APs and Honors Don’t Define You
Academics

APs and Honors Don’t Define You

There seems to be this idea that you have to be a student who fills their schedule with all AP and honors classes to be…

6 Ways to Stay Focused on Homework
Academics

6 Ways to Stay Focused on Homework

You really need to finish that English paper about some 19th century novel that you don’t understand. On top of that, you still have a…

Sleep Is For the Weak: Pulling an All-Nighter
Academics

Sleep Is For the Weak: Pulling an All-Nighter

You are sitting in front of your computer, finishing the second of six papers you have due tomorrow, and you glance at the clock: midnight….

Military Madness: Applying to US Service Academies
Academics

Military Madness: Applying to US Service Academies

So, you’ve taken the pleas of good old Uncle Sam to heart, and you’re thinking about joining the military. More specifically, you’re thinking about attending…

Hahvahd Really Does Make You Smartah: A College Essays Book Review
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Hahvahd Really Does Make You Smartah: A College Essays Book Review

College application essays ask a lot of us. Not only do we have to somehow condense the essence of who we are into a mere…

A Is for Admission: The Insider’s Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges
Academics

A Is for Admission: The Insider’s Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

If you’re anything like me as an underclassman, you know next to nothing about the college process. As a freshman, I used to think that…

Online Classes: Why They’re Not That Scary
Academics

Online Classes: Why They’re Not That Scary

When people hear about online classes, they tend to get a little freaked out. Who can blame them though? It’s a whole new learning environment…

6 Habits for a Successful School Year
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6 Habits for a Successful School Year

Ah, the month of August. I can already smell the back-to-school sales. Whether you’re bouncing off the walls with excitement or burying deeper into your…

There’s an App For That!
Academics

There’s an App For That!

School is starting up again, and, if you’re anything like me, you just realized that you have a big problem: Every little fact that you…

IB What? Explaining IB in All of Its Acronym-Loving Glory
Academics

IB What? Explaining IB in All of Its Acronym-Loving Glory

From getting that text from Mom with the uncomfortably placed LOL to listening about the NRA on the news–or even hearing stressed out friends drone…

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