The Unnecessary Number That is Class Rank
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The Unnecessary Number That is Class Rank

Test scores, extracurricular activities, volunteer hours, grades, GPA, and…what is it, again? I can’t seem to think of it…Oh, of course, class rank! Yes, that…

Living on a Prayer: The Catholic School Experience
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Living on a Prayer: The Catholic School Experience

Loads of people have seen Catholic high schools depicted in film and on television, and even more have probably heard their grandparents’ horror stories of…

An Applicant’s Dilemma: Selling Yourself Without Cheating
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An Applicant’s Dilemma: Selling Yourself Without Cheating

Honesty is important. VERY important. I suddenly feel compelled to talk about ethics and the college application process. Cheating and other malpractices are not new…

How to Survive the Craziness That Is the Beginning of School
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How to Survive the Craziness That Is the Beginning of School

Personally, I always find the first and second months of school to be the busiest and the most stressful. Every day I seem to have…

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

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