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Past, Present & Future: Motivation to Finish High School & Plan Your Next Move

Past, Present & Future: Motivation to Finish High School & Plan Your Next Move

No matter what your post-high school plans may be, here are some tips help you successful plan for any given scenario.

Riley Harrison
Published May 19, 2016
Dealing with a Bad Professor

Dealing with a Bad Professor

It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike.

Samantha Starkey
Published September 29, 2014
The Secret to College Applications

The Secret to College Applications

There's a secret to college applications, and Kristen is sharing it with Fastwebbers.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published October 30, 2012
The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal

The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal

Scholarships are one unique method of worry-free financing.

Diane Won
Published January 10, 2014
Writing Your First Resume

Writing Your First Resume

You should be willing to tweak your resume for each position that you plan to apply for, especially if they are in radically different fields.

Samantha Starkey
Published November 7, 2014
Adjusting to Life in the Dorms

Adjusting to Life in the Dorms

It’s almost impossible to live in the same space with someone for an entire semester and not feel annoyed with them at some point.

McKenzie Nevins
Published September 10, 2015
5 Things You Should Know About the SAT

5 Things You Should Know About the SAT

What you should know about the test that everyone dreads – the SAT.

Brandon Huffman
Published March 18, 2013
Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump

Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump

Kristen shares advice on getting through and excelling during the sophomore year.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published September 12, 2012
Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List

Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List

Don't panic if you've been deferred from the college of your dreams! Instead, become proactive to ensure you get off that deferral list, building a stronger application one step at a time.

Kaitlyn Specht
Published December 26, 2014
Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

Discover what you enjoy doing - and do it in your free time!

Diane Won
Published March 24, 2014
City College, Country College

City College, Country College

Ariana addresses the pros and cons of city colleges and country colleges, like Sewanee, and urges students to keep an open mind.

By Ariana Pugh
Published January 20, 2012
What to Pack for Holiday Break

What to Pack for Holiday Break

Push ahead through those last few finals, and then you’ll be home free!

McKenzie Nevins
Published December 7, 2015
How to Afford a Private University

How to Afford a Private University

You can afford to attend the school of your dreams - you just need to do a little extra legwork.

Bailey VanNatta
Published February 11, 2015
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
Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

Many college students have a small budget for purchasing gifts.

Kizzy Preston
Published November 7, 2013
Navigating through College Life

Navigating through College Life

College life: a whole lot different than high school, adjustments required. Sometimes those adjustments aren't easy or obvious.

Alison Graham
Published September 10, 2013
Summer Plan Suggestions for Students

Summer Plan Suggestions for Students

What's your goal this summer?

Maya Moritz
Published April 22, 2015
Balancing College and Family

Balancing College and Family

Student contributor, Kristen, shares her experience of merging her new life with her old.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published September 28, 2011
College Fairs: Do's and Don'ts

College Fairs: Do's and Don'ts

For many, the college fair is where the search begins.

Christina Alfaro
Published August 25, 2014
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