TP’s Guide to the IB CAS Requirement

TP’s Guide to the IB CAS Requirement

If your school offers the IB curriculum and you’re gunning for the full diploma, you’ll need to get the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) requirement out…

7 Reasons You Should Take an Art Class

7 Reasons You Should Take an Art Class

I’m not an art major. I’m not great at drawing or painting. But I really enjoy the art class I’m taking. If you have some…

3 Ways to Learn More Outside the Classroom

3 Ways to Learn More Outside the Classroom

Between classes, homework, work and everything else students are up to, it’s difficult to find time in my busy schedule to do anything extra. By…

How to Cure Writer’s Block by Taking Risks

How to Cure Writer’s Block by Taking Risks

Whenever I want to cure my writer’s block, I refer back to one of my favorite Humans of New York interviews by Brandon Stanton. “If…

5 Projects for People Who Are Terrible at DIY Crafts

5 Projects for People Who Are Terrible at DIY Crafts

Although we aren’t all gifted with the ability to create exquisite art, there are many forms of the very thing that can be executed by…

Why You Should Start Keeping a Journal

Why You Should Start Keeping a Journal

Dear Diary, I’ve thought about using a journal, but I just don’t know how to start. I don’t know what to write about, I don’t…

Why Non-Artists Should Embrace the Art Requirement

Why Non-Artists Should Embrace the Art Requirement

First off, the title of this article is a lie.  Everyone can and should be an artist, and the misconception that you have to be “artsy”…

Creativity in English Class: Literary Analysis Papers versus Slam Poetry

Creativity in English Class: Literary Analysis Papers versus Slam Poetry

If you are in the AP or IB track at school like me, room for expanding your creative side is very limited in the English…

The Price of Perfectionism

The Price of Perfectionism

We like to say we’re just striving for the best, that we just abide by high standards of excellence. We like to tell ourselves that…

The Power of Gender Stereotypes, Especially in High School

The Power of Gender Stereotypes, Especially in High School

“Ada, where are your patented Nike shoes?” “You read books by Arthur Conon Doyle? I thought those books are targeted towards a male audience…” “Ew,…

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