I Accidentally Joined Debate
Extracurriculars

I Accidentally Joined Debate

Do you have a knack for public speaking? Will you argue a point until you’re blue in the face? Can you say 900 words per…

5 Things to Do When You Find Yourself Club-less
Extracurriculars

5 Things to Do When You Find Yourself Club-less

Some people thrive on athletic competition. Others are passionate about music, community service, or debate. Luckily for them, high school provides the perfect forum to…

Advice from Bridget Jones and Steve Jobs: Stop Doing What You Hate
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Advice from Bridget Jones and Steve Jobs: Stop Doing What You Hate

There are few college application topics more taboo than *gasp* quitting an extracurricular. We’re not talking some silly little throwaway activity that you won’t even…

The Dabbling Diaries: Do Tons of Extracurriculars Actually Help You?
Extracurriculars

The Dabbling Diaries: Do Tons of Extracurriculars Actually Help You?

Once at the lunch table, I was having a conversation with one of my friends who is notoriously busy with a million different things at…

Senior Extracurricular Regrets
Extracurriculars

Senior Extracurricular Regrets

Regret is the main feeling that I, and probably many of you, have been feeling as you are filling out your college applications. When I…

My Project Uplift Experience
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My Project Uplift Experience

Are there lots of people? It was the first text my friend sent me that morning. I replied quickly: Yup. She responded a second later:…

Relay for Life: Not a Race, But an All Night Fight
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Relay for Life: Not a Race, But an All Night Fight

When I say that I am the captain of a Relay team, it says nothing about my athletic prowesses in running, swimming, cross-country, or skiing….

My Experiences with Students for a Free Tibet
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My Experiences with Students for a Free Tibet

When I was eight or nine, I remember seeing bumper stickers and tote bags everywhere that read “Free Tibet!” It was practically all I saw…

The Low-Down on National Honor Society Hours
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The Low-Down on National Honor Society Hours

Getting the letter that informs you that you’ve been accepted into the National Honors Society (NHS) at your school is supposedly one of the highest…

Why Theatre Kids Are the Best People You’ll Ever Meet
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Why Theatre Kids Are the Best People You’ll Ever Meet

As if high school wasn’t already daunting enough with advanced classes and homework and community service, you also have to maintain some semblance of a…

Model UN: Countries are People and People are Countries?
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Model UN: Countries are People and People are Countries?

Your palms are clammy as you wonder if the bright blue blazer that you’re wearing is “Western Business Attire” enough. The binder that you so…

Choosing the Right Extracurriculars for You (Yes, You!)
Extracurriculars

Choosing the Right Extracurriculars for You (Yes, You!)

In today’s crazy competitive college admissions world, it takes a lot more than having a perfect GPA and test scores to snatch up those coveted…

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