3 Different Ways to Communicate With Your Parents While You’re at College (Depending on Your Independence Level)

3 Different Ways to Communicate With Your Parents While You’re at College (Depending on Your Independence Level)

If you’re going to school away from home, you’re probably leaving your parents long term for the first time. When you get to college, you’re…

4 Things to Know When Navigating the Admissions Process as a First-Generation Student

4 Things to Know When Navigating the Admissions Process as a First-Generation Student

For first-generation students (those who are the first in their family to attend college), the idea of applying to a four year university can at…

Is It Necessary to Show “a Passion” on College Apps?

Is It Necessary to Show “a Passion” on College Apps?

You’ve probably heard of people–whether in the news, in your school, or in your friend group–who are lauded for being gifted in a certain field….

Why You Need to Get Along with Your Parents During the Admissions Process

Why You Need to Get Along with Your Parents During the Admissions Process

My Women’s and Gender Studies class is about girlhood. We talk about the importance of empowering girls, rather than painting them as romanticized victims as…

What Happens When Your Sibling Goes to College?

What Happens When Your Sibling Goes to College?

When my only sibling finally moved away to college, all I could think was “Yes! No more arguing over what to eat for dinner! No…

Where Your Parents Fit in with Your Success

Where Your Parents Fit in with Your Success

There are some parents that don’t have any expectations for their kids. They just need a talk with their kids to realize that they are…

5 Lessons Learned from ‘Friday Night Lights’

5 Lessons Learned from ‘Friday Night Lights’

Sometimes in life we learn from unlikely sources, and it’s not every day that a TV show teaches you something.  One day I started to watch…

Avoiding Noise: How to Make Your Own College Decisions

Avoiding Noise: How to Make Your Own College Decisions

Raise your hand if someone has tried to influence your college decision. You can put your hand down now, but give anyone else you see…

3 Advantages of Having a Mentor

3 Advantages of Having a Mentor

A mentor can come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we find solace from student mentors. This can include an array of different types of…

A Guide to Going to College on the Other Side of the Country

A Guide to Going to College on the Other Side of the Country

Last summer, while most of my friends packed up for their drive to nearby colleges, I began frantically preparing for my transcontinental journey to school…

What to Do if Your Parents Nag You about College Decisions (Before They Come Out)

What to Do if Your Parents Nag You about College Decisions (Before They Come Out)

Ours is a generation that is misunderstood – by the media, by our families, by the world at large. We have the reputation of being…

Op-Ed: Do Parents Really Know Best?

Op-Ed: Do Parents Really Know Best?

In this day and age, social media and other factors have somewhat isolated us from our parents.  We’re always on Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat, three things…

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