How to Write College Essays About Discrimination as a Person of Privilege

How to Write College Essays About Discrimination as a Person of Privilege

If you’re applying for specific scholarships, once you get past the first round of college essays — the common app, perhaps a school-specific supplement or…

5 Tips for Dealing with “The Haters”

5 Tips for Dealing with “The Haters”

Try to convince a people-pleaser that everyone’s not going to like them. Try again, because it’s not going to work. Many “academically inclined” high schoolers…

What Did You Just Say? (Or, Dealing with Different Opinions in College)

What Did You Just Say? (Or, Dealing with Different Opinions in College)

I’m such a fan of extracurricular activities. In high school, they were my thing, and this hasn’t really changed since I entered college. I’m in…

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,…

Op-Ed: The Growing Case Against Affirmative Action

Op-Ed: The Growing Case Against Affirmative Action

This is the second op-ed discussing Affirmative Action and what it means to students. Read co-founder Steven Gu’s post here. On June 24th, the Supreme Court…

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