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    Senior Year Cost WHAT?!

    Senior Year Cost WHAT?!
    Everyone looks forward to the final couple of years of high school: you’re getting ready for college, looking forward to graduating, and enjoying all the perks of finally being at the top of the food chain. With all of the excitement of finally finishing high school comes a truckload of fun stuff that solidifies the rapidly approaching milestone of graduation: cap ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    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 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    The Secret to College Applications

    The Secret to College Applications
    Applying to colleges can be quite the juggling act; you are torn between senioritis and an astonishing amount of homework, commitments to your social life and family obligations, work, sports, extracurriculars, and the favorite among high school (and even more so college) students: sleep. [gate] On top of all those things, there is also so much that you have to consider ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +51
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    Test-Taking Tips from a Test-Taker

    Test-Taking Tips from a Test-Taker
    The SAT, or as I like to call it, the Mother of All Tests, looms over every high school student's academic career. It's loyal counterpart, the ACT or, for our purposes, The Father of All Tests, is just as intimidating. These two tests mark the passage into academic adulthood, and can make or break a student's ambitions. Now that we have ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break

    5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break
    It is that time of year again. College students from all across the country converge on sandy beaches in Florida, or California for a week of sun, fun, and partying. Spring break—a time for rest and relaxation away from the rigors of college life- can be a great time. It can also lead to some tough life lessons if a student ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +11
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    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship

    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship
    Internships are the cherries on top of the resume sundae. They can make any student stand out to colleges, future employers, and boyfriends’ parents (just as a cherry stands out to a starving young child in a brightly colored ice cream store, or excuse me, froyo—the new trend). Internships are quickly becoming essential for any job and can offer a lot ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Student Life Beyond Campus

    Student Life Beyond Campus
    By this point, all college-bound high school seniors are chomping at the bit, ready to start the newest chapter of their lives. They’re excited to take advantage of everything on-campus living has to offer, from the easy access to meals to the activities and events that are free for students. A few months in, however, they may find that college fever ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +20
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    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?
    With the new year comes new resolutions and a fresh start, and this is no different for high school seniors. Now that you have some idea of where you’ll be a year from now, it’s time to make sure you can afford it. While nearly everyone fills out the FAFSA and waits to hear back from schools on their financial aid, ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    City College, Country College

    City College, Country College
    With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find one that fits your personality perfectly. With so much enormous variety, it might seem difficult to narrow down exactly which one that is. One of the most important factors in your school experience can be its location – you’ll get a ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

    Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank
    It’s finally March, and you’re totally pumped for a week off from classes to hit the warm weather. If college is anything like the Hollywood ideal, then it’s off to Mexico for some serious partying. Or it was, anyways, until you looked at your bank statement. Maybe you’re strapped for cash, or maybe cliché trips to the shore aren’t your style. ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush

    The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush
    I am lucky to have found my dream school as quickly as I did. I am lucky to have been accepted into that college. I am lucky that my school is cheap and close to home. I am lucky in so many ways, but not necessarily in the ways I expected to be. When I first visited Truman State a year ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    A Student's Angst

    A Student's Angst
    Tick tock. That’s all I hear as I push in my applications for college. Tick tock. The clock’s ticking as I type in yet again, my first name, last name, address, alternative address, birthdate and phone number. What am I going to do with my life? [gate] I have an idea, but the most terrifying thing, is that I won’t in ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    As the Years Go By...A College Perspective

    As the Years Go By...A College Perspective
    We’re all familiar with this time of year: the days are steadily getting shorter, the textbook deals are being advertised, and the school and dorm supplies are on sale at Target. I’m sure most of us are all moved in to college by now, though we’re still probably getting used to being away from home for what may be the first ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Those Last Couple of Weeks: Making It Until the Holidays

    Those Last Couple of Weeks: Making It Until the Holidays
    For those who are about to take finals, we salute you. The few weeks between Thanksgiving break and the heavenly month-long winter break seem to be some of the most stressful of the college school year. [gate] The eight days I spent at home for Thanksgiving was the longest period of time I had been there since summer, and, as much ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    The Stages of College Essay Writing

    The Stages of College Essay Writing
    In reality, thousands of other students applying for college will have similar grades, a comparable GPA and extracurriculars, so perhaps the only way to truly individualize your application is your essay. Your grades are most likely not funny, sentimental, quirky, deep or moving, but your essay can be. Moreover, the student with a 4.0 could be the most diligent Game of ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them

    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them
    The day you graduate from college may be one of the happiest days of your life. The sense of accomplishment, the acknowledgement of a job well done, the pat on the back from your family and peers elates you. The future looks so bright, until you begin to search for a new job and are met with rejection after rejection. Then ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Balancing College and Family

    Balancing College and Family
    As exciting as college is, it was extremely difficult for me to leave my mother, father, older brother, younger sister, and dachshund. I had never been to camp or away from home for longer than three days, yet I was determined to go to college out of state. I searched for colleges that offered my potential majors, but mostly I looked ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Conquering It All

    Conquering It All
    So far senior year is proving to be the most tolerable of my high school years. It’s still high school —I don’t think that statement needs further explanation—but there is a distant light on the horizon called college, and, thankfully, that light is quickly approaching. With the anticipation of next year, however, comes the stress of making it to next year—and ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Ace Everything! Studying 101

    Ace Everything! Studying 101
    Innumerable students choose to undertake the art of studying in order to succeed in school. However, not all of the student population is capable of studying properly. As studying may be extremely critical to one’s test results, it is advisable you remember that success is all about endeavors, in addition to your determination and ambition. Hence the purpose of studying - ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself

    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself
    The day of Big/Little Reveal was hot. I remember because we were all wearing dresses; it might have been the first day of the semester where no one had chosen to wear pants. I and five other newly initiated girls gathered outside of my freshman dorm to drive over to the venue together. For this occasion I had borrowed a friend’s ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14