TP Does Puberty: The Awkwardness of Middle School
Life

TP Does Puberty: The Awkwardness of Middle School

Ahhh middle school: the years of braces, side bangs, crimped hair, and embarrassing stories. As the years progress and we begin to reach adulthood, our…

Op-Ed: “What ARE You?”
Life

Op-Ed: “What ARE You?”

Whenever I meet a lot of new people, I inevitably get this question: “What are you?” It’s a misleading question because the asker isn’t interested in…

Subway Small Talk with an Admissions Officer
Life

Subway Small Talk with an Admissions Officer

Junior year is, in essence, 180 days of unnecessary stress and torture made intensified by the threat of standardized testing. So naturally, after my last…

7 Ways Television Misinterprets High School
Relationships

7 Ways Television Misinterprets High School

We’ve all seen High School Musical and heard the song “We’re All In This Together”, which tells us that high school is going to be supportive and…

Dealing with Perks Syndrome (aka I’m Freaking Out Because My Friends Are Graduating!)
Relationships

Dealing with Perks Syndrome (aka I’m Freaking Out Because My Friends Are Graduating!)

It’s that time of year folks: graduation. Seniors are reveling in the fact that they’re finally out of high school after four years. You probably…

Death by Summer Homework
Academics

Death by Summer Homework

Last summer, I had to read two novels, note seven textbook chapters, write one essay, analyze two short stories, complete three packets on French culture,…

The Low-Down About APs: Are They Always Worth It?
Academics

The Low-Down About APs: Are They Always Worth It?

I have a riddle for you: What causes young teenagers to burst into tears, consume copious (and unhealthy) amounts of sugary energy drinks and coffee,…

6 Reasons Why Volunteering Is Important (and Awesome!)
Extracurriculars

6 Reasons Why Volunteering Is Important (and Awesome!)

The college admissions process is, to put it mildly, stressful. Not only do we as students study tirelessly to keep an appealing GPA, trudge through…

TP Staff Weighs In: Must-Watch Summer TV Shows
Life

TP Staff Weighs In: Must-Watch Summer TV Shows

We at The Prospect like to have fun too, you know. We don’t just sit around looking up college admissions stats and writing lovely articles…

Brace Yourself for Impact: Tales of Life-Changing Teachers
Relationships

Brace Yourself for Impact: Tales of Life-Changing Teachers

Principals, school administrators, teachers. Guides that show teens the beauty of education. Or, on the flip side, jailers. We all know those teachers that are…

Why “Procrastination Cuzzz #YOLO” Should Not Be Your Motto for Summer Homework
Academics

Why “Procrastination Cuzzz #YOLO” Should Not Be Your Motto for Summer Homework

Admit it. You’ve done it. We’ve all done. “Done what?” you ask. Wipe that confused look off of your face. You know exactly what I’m…

33 Free Online Learning Resources Every Student Should Use
Academics

33 Free Online Learning Resources Every Student Should Use

Sometimes we get stuck with teachers that simply cannot teach, and other times we are forced to attend boring classes. How are you supposed to…

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