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College Milestones

College Milestones

Your first semester of college is sure to be one of the strangest and, hopefully, most fun times of your life.

Laura Magerkurth
Published November 11, 2013
The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush

The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush

Laura talks about finding her dream school and a way to pay for it.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published March 20, 2012
Spring Break Means Spring Training

Spring Break Means Spring Training

Plan your spring break around spring training.

By Leah Westfall
Published February 18, 2011
Creating the Perfect (Teacher-Permitted) Exam "Cheat Sheet"

Creating the Perfect (Teacher-Permitted) Exam "Cheat Sheet"

Great news: your teacher is permitting a “cheat sheet” for the exam. But, with so much information on the exam, how do you decide what to include?

Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published October 6, 2015
College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

Why do more women go to (and complete) college than men?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 8, 2014
Juggling 101

Juggling 101

The baby needs to be fed and my toddler just smeared chocolate chips all over the couch. My daughters and their friends run through the house leaving a trail of clutter ...

Published June 5, 2007
Organize an Auction or Raffle-- and Make Some Extra Cash

Organize an Auction or Raffle-- and Make Some Extra Cash

Tough times call for tough measures. If you don’t have time to get a part-time job, but need some extra cash, here’s an idea—conduct your own auction or raffle. First things ...

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published January 25, 2010
Where’s the (Homecoming) Party At?

Where’s the (Homecoming) Party At?

Howard University Homecoming. Credit: Howard.edu

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published September 30, 2010
Expectations are Funny Things

Expectations are Funny Things

Looking back, college isn't always what you expected it to be.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published June 23, 2007
Paid to Stay

Paid to Stay

students must meet a variety of requirements to qualify for the free semester.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 28, 2013
Keeping Away the College Anxiety

Keeping Away the College Anxiety

Listen to Laura -- she can help you ease any college application anxiety.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published October 13, 2011
European Spring Break

European Spring Break

Europe spring break isn't as expensive as you think.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 18, 2011
Coming to Terms with Failure

Coming to Terms with Failure

Embrace failure to get over it.

By Molly Seltzer
Published December 23, 2007
The Study Game

The Study Game

Why not create a study game so you can have a little fun in the meantime?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 11, 2013
Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

Scholarships are like the lottery: you can't win if you don't play.

Samantha Starkey
Published August 25, 2014
A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

Things are stressful enough as it is but, when you're shy or quiet, the fears can become overwhelming.

Paige Sheffield
Published March 31, 2014
Senioritis: An Epidemic

Senioritis: An Epidemic

Lahela shares her frustrations with senioritis.

By Lahela Maxwell
Published September 25, 2012
How to Get a High School Internship

How to Get a High School Internship

Internships are an option that too few high school students consider. But they should.

Maya Moritz
Published September 9, 2014
Top 25 Halloween Movies

Top 25 Halloween Movies

You may have your costume ready to go and carved pumpkins on the porch but, until you’ve watched at least one horror flick, Halloween isn’t complete.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 20, 2015
You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

Student contributor, Alaina, shares her feelings of homesickness.

By Alaina Martini
Published September 30, 2011