5 Letters to My Past Selves

5 Letters to My Past Selves

Dear high school freshman self, Don’t worry about things too much. Things will get better throughout the years and it’s just the beginning of figuring…

3 things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman in College

3 things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman in College

Since I am finishing my second to last semester of college, I am beginning to think about my future and what I will do after…

7 Lessons Learned From My First Semester of College

7 Lessons Learned From My First Semester of College

I’ve officially been home from college for 2 weeks and to say that everything’s different is probably the biggest understatement in the world. Although I…

5 Lessons Learned From My Online Summer Class

5 Lessons Learned From My Online Summer Class

I’ve always been somewhat of an “over-achieving” student, always going the extra mile to make sure that everything I do, I do well. However, this…

4 Life Lessons from Living in a City

4 Life Lessons from Living in a City

When you go to college, you learn a lot more than what the professors teach you in stuffy classrooms. You learn a lot from different…

3 Lessons Learned in a Philadelphia Basement

3 Lessons Learned in a Philadelphia Basement

On February 4th at 1:28pm EST, Golden Tea House posted a Facebook status announcing its discontinuation after three years of operation. To most people reading…

5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Junior Year

5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Junior Year

Ah, junior year, also known as the “Year of Standardization”, is possibly the most difficult and stressful year in every high schooler’s life. Bogged down…

When It Comes to Bosses, How Cool Is Too Cool?

When It Comes to Bosses, How Cool Is Too Cool?

High school is the time when most teenagers get their first jobs…and that means they have their first encounters with a boss. For teenagers who…

5 Things I’d Tell My High School Self

5 Things I’d Tell My High School Self

Well, it has officially been one summer and one semester since I graduated from high school – and I can say with confidence that the…

13 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 17 and 18 Year-Old Selves

13 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 17 and 18 Year-Old Selves

As I sit here in the form of a wise nineteen year-old college student (please tell me you sensed that sarcasm) watching our high school…

What I Wish I Knew About the SAT Before Taking It

What I Wish I Knew About the SAT Before Taking It

No matter how much you’ve prepared for the SAT, I can almost guarantee that you are going to show up and there will be something…

Sofia the Adventurer: NOLS and Nicaragua For the Win

Sofia the Adventurer: NOLS and Nicaragua For the Win

Sofia Gnabasik has always been an adventurer. After biking across America the summer before her senior year and going on a rigorous hiking trip in…

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