10 Reasons to Join a Club in College

10 Reasons to Join a Club in College

No matter if you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, transfer, or prospective student, there’s probably something out there that you can join at your school….

Collegiate Quidditch: A Magical Sport

Collegiate Quidditch: A Magical Sport

In my experience, perhaps the most common remark students tend to make after completing a tour of a particular university, especially one of the older, more established…

Kick Some Ace at Tennis: A Lifelong Sport

Kick Some Ace at Tennis: A Lifelong Sport

With school, homework, extracurriculars, volunteer work, family commitments, and a multitude of other activities that characterize the typical high schooler today, it’s hard to fit…

The 3 Types of Sports Teams You See in High School

The 3 Types of Sports Teams You See in High School

School sports usually fall into one of three categories. One: the sport group that nobody cares about, the “joke” team. Two: the team that people…

Big Northern Conference: Wait, What Is It?

Big Northern Conference: Wait, What Is It?

Here in Illinois, we have Big Northern Conference, an organization of high schools in adjacent counties that highlights extracurricular activities in events every year. There’s…

5 Organization Tips for the Disorganized Students

5 Organization Tips for the Disorganized Students

Between school work, studying, extracurricular activities, and finding time for a social life, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of everything. When I first started…

Op-Ed: Why Stereotypes for Extracurriculars Suck

Op-Ed: Why Stereotypes for Extracurriculars Suck

To those still stuck in high school, extracurriculars can represent one shining beacon of light in a dark, gloomy abyss of essays and exams. They…

Run, Forrest, Run: Why You Should Give Cross Country a Try

Run, Forrest, Run: Why You Should Give Cross Country a Try

Joining my school’s cross country team was one of the best decisions I made during high school. I realize the idea of running a 5k…

7 Unique Sports Taking High Schools by Storm

7 Unique Sports Taking High Schools by Storm

In the grueling and insane world of college admissions, it is getting harder and harder for applicants to stand out from the pool of students…

4 Things to Do If You Don’t Make the Cut

4 Things to Do If You Don’t Make the Cut

What do Michael Jordan and Bradley Cooper have in common? They have both experienced rejection.  Michael Jordan did not make his high school varsity basketball…

5 Steps to Getting Active (for the Painfully Non-Athletic)

5 Steps to Getting Active (for the Painfully Non-Athletic)

I’m going to level with all of you, I’m pretty…uncoordinated. Okay, I’m painfully un-athletic. As a kid I tried everything. Soccer (too much running), basketball…

The Schoolwork and Extracurriculars Juggling Act (and How to Deal)

The Schoolwork and Extracurriculars Juggling Act (and How to Deal)

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, the college application process was an entirely different experience. First and foremost, applications were…

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