The Junior Year Slump: 5 Other Remedies Besides Caffeine and Self-Pity
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The Junior Year Slump: 5 Other Remedies Besides Caffeine and Self-Pity

“Well, crap,” I thought to myself as I walked into my first period my junior year wearing one bright yellow shoe on my left foot…

The Real College Checklist: Where Doth One Partaaaay?
The Real College Checklist

The Real College Checklist: Where Doth One Partaaaay?

Welcome to The Prospect’s latest series to help you stop being a confused motherfudger staring blankly at all those acceptance letters. Yeah, did you seriously…

The Stack: Landing Jobs ‘n’ Stuff Edition
The Stack

The Stack: Landing Jobs ‘n’ Stuff Edition

I know what you’re thinking: “Dude, I’m barely hacking it trying to get into college let alone land a job!” But wait! I have interesting news:…

Working Hard and Hardly Working: My Gap Year at Home
Adventures of Gap Year Hooligans

Working Hard and Hardly Working: My Gap Year at Home

Of course I was disappointed that I couldn’t travel abroad. That’s what nearly everyone does on a gap year: an intense cultural-immersion-type thing. I had…

The 3 Types of College Interviews and How to Be a Rockstar at All of Them
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The 3 Types of College Interviews and How to Be a Rockstar at All of Them

As the next admissions season comes, many colleges and universities have already started their interview processes. While interviews are often portrayed as nerve-wracking, intense interrogations…

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, Or How To Get Over Shave Clippings in the Sink
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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, Or How To Get Over Shave Clippings in the Sink

Gender-neutral bathrooms: something I didn’t really know existed until college. Don’t get me wrong, there was always some background noise about sharing bathrooms wit da…

SkyDrive: A Student’s Best Friend
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SkyDrive: A Student’s Best Friend

This online service was an academic lifesaver. Literally. We discovered each other when both Hurricane Sandy hit my campus and my laptop crashed. Having three…

Leave Behind Those Sticks and Stones
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Leave Behind Those Sticks and Stones

Today was not a day I expected for my heart to be wrenched open by a video. Today was a day for midterm studying, for…

Bridging the Gap Between Students and the Gap Year Option
Adventures of Gap Year Hooligans

Bridging the Gap Between Students and the Gap Year Option

When you first make friends in college, they ask you all sorts of questions. What’s your name? Where are you from? What do you do?…

The Do’s and Don’t’s of College Facebook Groups (or, “How to Not Be ‘That’ Kid on the Internet”)
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The Do’s and Don’t’s of College Facebook Groups (or, “How to Not Be ‘That’ Kid on the Internet”)

Well, you’ve gotten into the college of your dreams, despite that B minus in Chemistry and a strange/super meta essay about your dog. Now what?…

6 Super Motivating/Ridiculously Empowering Speeches to Hold You Over Until College Letters Come Out
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6 Super Motivating/Ridiculously Empowering Speeches to Hold You Over Until College Letters Come Out

Trust me: Everyone on our staff has been where you are right now. That pesky, anxious wait for those stupid letters. The moments were you wake…

Trisha’s Story: Dealing with the Deferral
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Trisha’s Story: Dealing with the Deferral

As an early decision applicant, the process to college becomes extremely final. One application, one school, one acceptance. The next four years have suddenly been…

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