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Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

Seriously, what kind of doofus would let a simple clerical error ruin weeks - no, months - of practice? Yep, that would be me.

Francesca Kavalir
Published October 9, 2014
5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

Don't expect college to be anything. Accept the fact that it won't be exactly as you've been imagining, and that your first year may not be perfect.

Jamie Vincent
Published August 18, 2015
Steering Clear of Second Semester Setbacks

Steering Clear of Second Semester Setbacks

Second semester is your second chance to focus!

Diane Won
Published January 27, 2014
Communicating with Your Roommate

Communicating with Your Roommate

In no roommate agreement anywhere does it state that a close and eternal friendship with your roommate is necessary.

Jamie Vincent
Published November 19, 2014
How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps

How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps

Ann simplifies writing your personal statement for college applications in four easy steps.

By Ann Mallick
Published December 5, 2011
8 Ways to Fight Scholarship Fatigue

8 Ways to Fight Scholarship Fatigue

Applying for scholarships is a time consuming and frustrating business, but it is worth it in the end.

Madison Sheldrake
Published October 6, 2015
Senioritis: An Epidemic

Senioritis: An Epidemic

Lahela shares her frustrations with senioritis.

By Lahela Maxwell
Published September 25, 2012
Catching Some ZZZ’s

Catching Some ZZZ’s

Students are one of the most exhausted populations in the United States.

Laura Magerkurth
Published April 16, 2013
Strategies for Your College Search

Strategies for Your College Search

Utilize these strategic college search tips to make yours that much easier!

Francesca Kavalir
Published January 9, 2015
College Fairs: A to Z

College Fairs: A to Z

A college fair is a rare opportunity to see many options on a table before you, like a buffet of colleges awaiting your application.

Maya Moritz
Published March 26, 2014
Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority

Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority

Join something you really enjoy and stick with it.

Lahela Maxwell
Published October 26, 2012
It Started with a Lisp: Tips For Learning A New Language

It Started with a Lisp: Tips For Learning A New Language

Kyiara shares her journey in foreign language learning.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published February 7, 2012
In Defense of “Impractical” Majors

In Defense of “Impractical” Majors

If you don’t write, paint, sculpt, or direct the messages the world needs to hear, who will?

McKenzie Nevins
Published January 11, 2016
Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions

Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions

The classic saying, “a watched pot never boils,” applies in this situation.

Brady Keane
Published February 19, 2015
Freshman Year Feelings

Freshman Year Feelings

Alaina shares her first year college fears and excitement.

By Alaina Martini
Published August 19, 2011
The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School

Learn more about the biggest lesson Laura's learned in high school.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published April 18, 2012
The Early Decision Debate

The Early Decision Debate

Do your research to determine if you should be an early bird when it comes to college decisions.

Brandon Huffman
Published September 18, 2013
Study Abroad Checklist: Be Prepared

Study Abroad Checklist: Be Prepared

To step on foreign land and enjoy, first-hand, a culture so diverse from your own is surreal and can be one of your fondest memories.

Sabrina McPherson
Published August 28, 2014
Coping with College Stress

Coping with College Stress

Let's face it, college can be very stressful. Between carrying a full-time course load, work-study or a part-time job, internships, exams, papers due, finding time for friends, and keeping in touch ...

By Kizzy Preston
Published October 13, 2011
New Year’s Resolutions to Resolve College Problems

New Year’s Resolutions to Resolve College Problems

It's surprising how many “problems” can be better categorized as inconveniences with very doable solutions.

Kristen Lemaster
Published January 8, 2013