Kristen LemasterKristen Lemaster is a second-year Honors student at the University of Georgia, double-majoring in English and History with a minor in Spanish.
She serves on the Executive Board for Dawg Camp, a summer program for incoming first-year students which she loves with all her heart, and fund-raises with First Book UGA to buy books for underprivileged children in Athens.
Also, she cannot wait to see more of the world after studying abroad in Costa Rica this past summer with one of her Delta Gamma sisters.
Besides reading, writing, and re-writing, Kristen loves kittens (though she is allergic) and ice cream, playing soccer, doing pageants, scrap-booking, being barefoot, and singing very loudly to the radio.
Finding Your Standardized Test Fit
Working the Meal Plan at Your College
13 Ways to Not Be Awkward in College
Balancing College and Family
The Secret to College Applications
Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)
Skip Skipping Classes
Be a Social Networking Sleuth
It's a Rush
Keeping Out of the Sophomore Slump
Making Money Matter in College
Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes
New Year's Resolutions to Resolve College Problems
An English Major's Guide to Writing Papers
Laura MagerkurthLaura Magerkurth, who has been writing her whole life, is active on the Lee’s Summit North High School newspaper staff in addition to contributing to a community newspaper, The Lotawana News.
Though she hopes to one day write for a living, for the time being she is enjoying her senior year of high school and is looking forward to beginning college. She plans to study communication disorders, English and journalism at Truman State University.
When she isn’t writing, Laura can be found reading, swimming and spending time with her friends and family. She loves traveling and taking pictures.
So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?
ACT Now if You Haven't Already SAT for a Test
Keeping Away the College Anxiety
Senior Year Cost WHAT?!
College Application Resumes 101
Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?
Striking Back Against Senioritis
The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush
The Biggest Lesson I've Learned in High School
My First 4 Weeks of College
College Lessons: Outside the Classroom
Being Shy in College
Those Last Couple of Weeks: Making It Until the Holidays
Back to School Blues
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
It's OK to Drop a Class
Catching Some ZZZ’s
Kizzy PrestonWhen Kizzy graduated with her Bachelor's degree in 2008 she was the ripe age of 31. Now she is passionate about helping other students achieve the same goal, no matter what their age.
Kizzy graduated from Chatham University with a Master's degree in Professional Writing. She received her Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from Southern New Hampshire University.
A writer of both fiction and non-fiction, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spring Street Magazine, Creative-Writing-Now, and The Shine Journal. She maintains a blog, Second Chance (www.kizzypreston.blogspot.com), that offers tools and encouragement to motivate people of every age to achieve their dreams.
When she's not writing, Kizzy reads as if her life depends on it, watches television way too much (Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Glee), and obsesses over Ph.D. program applications.
What to Know Before You Borrow
Online vs. Classroom: Which Is Right for You?
Internships: Why You Need to Complete One
7 Mistakes First-Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them
Coping with College Stress
Ways to Educate Yourself for Free
How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student
Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College
Have You Selected the Right Major?
How NOT to Write a Cover Letter
Why You Need a Mentor
10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation
5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview
How to Stay Motivated
Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas
Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor
Depression and the College Student
5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break
You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?
Alison GrahamAlison Graham is a high school senior from Indianapolis, Indiana and attends a private Catholic school named Bishop Chatard. Being involved on her newspaper staff for three years has inspired her to become a journalist and major in both journalism and English during college. As to which college remains a mystery, one that will be revealed in the coming year.
Besides writing, Alison loves to read, run cross country, play with her two cats, eat pickles and Sweetarts (occasionally together), and practice flaring her nostrils in the mirror (a talent she hopes to possess in the future). Although a bit weird, she hopes to offer as much advice for students on a process she is also experiencing. Her goal is to make her and her readers' college admissions process as easy and exciting as it should be.
6 Lessons I Learned During My Internship
Anxiety Antidotes: From One Student to Another
How to Have the Worst College Visit Ever
The Meaning Behind Community Service
Examining the FAFSA
The Stages of Senioritis
High School Reflections
Brandon HuffmanHey, my name is Brandon Huffman, and I am currently a junior in high school in little ole' Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. I hope to go to college at either Vanderbilt University or John Hopkins University to double major in Biomedical Engineering and English (with a focus in creative writing of course). As of the end of my sophomore year, I was first in my class and taking as many advanced classes as I could.
I really began noticing my love of writing in sixth grade, and after reading the Harry Potter series, I fell hopelessly in love with reading and writing; thus having written my first full length novel by 16 and planning many more to come.
When I'm not focusing on school or working at my part-time job, I'm an active participant in tennis and bowling and probably always will be. I love reading, researching science stuff (yes, I'm a nerd, and proud of it), playing drums, and playing video games – what normal teenager doesn't?
The Perfect Fit
Keep Calm and Carry On
Second Semester Start-up
The "In" Crowd
5 Things You Should Know About the SAT
The Trouble with Sports
Lahela MaxwellFrom the always grand and misrepresented state of Hawaii, Lahela Maxwell is a senior in high school at Kalaheo High School on the island of Oahu. Depsite popular conceptions of life in Hawaii, she loves to read, camp on her computer, and nerd out on TV shows. She hopes to make it as a Valedictorian for her class of 2013, as well as finish a short film (or at least the darn screenplay)
She hopes to double major in Journalism and Film Studies to fuel her passion for the art of film and story telling. She has been a writer from the day she picked up pencil (although now she prefers pen, they seem more permanent), starting with silly stories about super heroes, and graduating to stories about just plain heroes. Ecstatic for this opportunity to chronicle her experiences as a student entering college as the first in her family, as well as the craziness that is senior year, Lahela looks forward to help other learn from her mistakes, as well as teach her.
In her spare time, Lahela spends too much time looking up internet memes, watching movies, sitting at the beach with friends, and updating her unpopular Tumblr blog.
Senioritis: An Epidemic
Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority
Federal Funding 101
A Student's Angst