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  • +31

    The Pros and Cons of Going Greek

    The Pros and Cons of Going Greek
    You've heard the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s time to explore the idea and form your own opinion. Whether you’re in high school thinking contemplating the idea for the future or are entering college this year, it’s helpful to hear the positive and negative aspects so that you’re able to make an educated decision on whether or not going ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +31
  • +28

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester
    When starting a new semester in college, there’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep track of all the tasks that you need to accomplish. Here’s a list of things you should do sooner than later to ensure you’ll stay ahead during the course of the semester: 1. Arrange your class schedule to ensure you get all the classes ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +28
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    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +27
  • +30

    Summer Bucket List for High School Students

    Summer Bucket List for High School Students
    School’s out for the summer, which means you have plenty of time on your hands to focus on accomplishing other important tasks you need to complete. With a mix of fun, smart and savvy, these tasks are sure to help keep you on track for your college search and occupy your summer down time with meaningful to-do’s. Whether you’re a high ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
  • +19

    Google's Made with Code Initiative

    Google's Made with Code Initiative
    Google hopes to close the gender gap in computer coding with their new initiative aimed at getting girls into coding at an earlier age. Google’s new initiative, Made with Code, aims to “help ensure that more girls become the creators, and not just the consumers, of our collective digital future.” While Google has invested in initiatives to increase diversity in computer ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
  • +24

    How to Make Friends Before Getting to Campus

    How to Make Friends Before Getting to Campus
    You’re about to experience four-ish of the best years of your life! Having friends to share it with is part of what makes college so spectacular. Making new friends in college can be intimidating but there are always ways to gain a head start. It can be especially daunting if you’re about to attend a school where you don’t have a ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +24
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    Impressive Extracurriculars

    Impressive Extracurriculars
    Now that it’s time to start thinking about the college admissions process, it’s important to consider what you’ll need to put on applications as well. When it comes to your participation experiences, you don’t want to leave blank space! Use your time wisely to ensure that you’ll have activities to put down. Keep in mind, however, that colleges are aware when ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +26
  • +18

    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice
    Every student has his or her own form of pizzazz. As individuals, whether known or not, everyone has hobbies and skills. Thus, most choose to take advantage of their likings or strengths to establish their own lives, bolstering relationships, not to mention, themselves by way of extracurricular activities. What Exactly is an “Extracurricular Activity”? To begin, extracurricular activities are unpaid activities ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +18
  • +19

    The Scoop on Study Abroad

    The Scoop on Study Abroad
    Studying abroad is an experience that many students want to have, but the process of planning can be very overwhelming. If you take it step-by-step, however, it will be less stressful and you’ll be sure to have a great time. No matter your interests, language ability or confidence be sure to schedule an appointment with your college’s study abroad office before ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
  • +20

    Decisions on Greek Life

    Decisions on Greek Life
    Alpha Tau Omega, Theta Chi, Kappa Delta Rho, Sigma Nu, Delta Delta Delta. When I first came to college, I was like, “What's up with the Chinese letters?” (Just kidding, I’m a little more informed than that!). But, going into college I really didn't know whether I wanted to be part of the Greek system. It was a tough choice for ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
  • +21

    Calming College Nerves

    Calming College Nerves
    If I remember correctly, December was about the time that my senior-in-high-school-self got a little worried about college. It’s very exciting to think about moving away and starting a new life in college, but there’s a lot of stuff to worry about, too. Well, I’m going to go through what worried me the most about college and calm you down about ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
  • +22

    Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break

    Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break
    While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +22
  • +19

    Surviving the Holidays

    Surviving the Holidays
    Over the holidays, you’ll keep getting the same basic questions over and over again from family. Similar to an interview, prepare your answers beforehand and feel free to recite your oh-so-perfect answers. It may seem silly to you now, but preparing answers now may save you an eye roll later, thus, showing respect for family and keeping the get-together peaceful and ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +19
  • +20

    Student Volunteer Opportunities

    Student Volunteer Opportunities
    As a student, it’s easy to get caught up in your own life, between studies, your scholarship search, extracurricular activities and, of course, your avid social life. Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now is the time, especially during the holiday season, to give thanks for everything great in your life. Check out ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +20
  • +25

    The Study Game

    The Study Game
    Studying is rough – especially when you have a huge final exam with an unbelievable amount of material to get through. Why not create a game so you can have a little fun in the meantime? It may seem silly, but we tend to respond to reward systems and try to avoid feeling any negative consequences. If your rewards and consequences ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +25
  • +18

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor
    Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
  • +18

    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Social Tips for the Introvert

    Social Tips for the Introvert
    I've never been the type to make friends easily. I had a few close friends in high school, but we didn't spend much time together outside of classes or the lunchroom. My introverted nature means that, however much I may want to engage with others, passing more than a few hours with anyone leaves me emotionally drained. Even though I may ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +15
  • +32

    Basic Life Skills You Should Know

    Basic Life Skills You Should Know
    There are some skills in life that everyone seems to just know. But, at what point did they learn how to do that? Trust us, you’re not alone – obviously, people weren't born knowing how to take care of themselves. Some of these may seem silly or obvious, but you’d be surprised how many students need help with the most basic ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
  • +18

    Top 10 Places to Give Back

    Top 10 Places to Give Back
    Searching for meaning in the season of giving? If you want to give back, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities. [gate] Are you a people person? The next Top Chef? Whatever your strengths, put them to good use this holiday season by sharing them with ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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