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    Keeping Busy Over Break

    Keeping Busy Over Break
    Your finals are finished, your meal plan is through and you’re all packed up. Congratulations! The semester is now over. Whether you live at home and commute to school, make a long drive back or have to fly cross-country to head home, there’s nothing like that whole-body sigh of relief when you’re struck with the realization that you’re done for the ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    What's in a Major?

    What's in a Major?
    Some lucky individuals have known since childhood that they irrevocably want to become doctors, nurses, actors, or teachers. Some of us sit on a stump in a state of anxiety while looking at all those metaphorical career paths stretching before us. We agonize: Would I really be happy as a CEO? Does computer science really make me happy? Do I really ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Things You Learn From Video Games that Apply to College and Beyond

    Things You Learn From Video Games that Apply to College and Beyond
    With the relaxation of winter break in mind, we also take out time to remember the frivolity of our younger years (along with the hours on the PS3 in the common room). Fortunately, those games have prepared you for more than a nostalgia run at Super Mario: video games teach us to follow a surprising range of rules that apply to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Tips for Paying for College

    Tips for Paying for College
    “O, that this too too solid debt would melt Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!” Okay, maybe Hamlet didn’t say “debt,” but we can be struck by a Shakespearean despair when we think about paying for college. For me, the biggest obstacle was trying to find ways to afford college. I decided I could not go to my dream college ...
    Published 27 days ago | Rated: +19
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    What I Wish I’d Known Before College

    What I Wish I’d Known Before College
    I’ve now been a college student for almost two full years now and in these four semesters I’ve learned quite a bit about my field of study and myself. There are a few things, however, that I wish I’d known when I first began my college career. Hopefully, these suggestions help you have an even easier time than I did: Use ...
    Published 14 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Freshman Year Reflections

    Freshman Year Reflections
    As my freshman year is coming to a close at IU, I’m struck with complete disbelief. I can’t believe my first year in the magical land of college is over. As much of a cliché as it is, it feels like only yesterday I said goodbye to my parents, sat down on my bed and sighed. I had no idea what ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College

    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College
    The fading sounds of applause echo across the huge hall, dying down into nothing as we begin our final set. Our first song of the night is a showstopper, the second a laid back interlude. Our last song, however, is much darker, striking a melancholy theme that will haunt the audience throughout the final moments of our performance. The hall is ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Your Major? Your Passion

    Your Major? Your Passion
    Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions of your college career and that’s why students start sweating profusely when it’s even brought up. But, this is a safe space everyone, OK? We’re going to talk about it calmly and get through this, together. Personally, I have known what I wanted to major in since third grade. WAIT! Don’t ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

    3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search
    Now that my college applications are all, finally, submitted, I am beginning to consider that second half of the college selection process: financial aid. Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college I attend. As I begin to receive merit scholarship notifications, I am developing a better sense of how much I will truly be expected to pay for ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    All About Essays

    All About Essays
    Oh, the dreaded college admissions essay. Everyone, it seems, has the same question: What do I write about? Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is an essay topic out there for everyone. Often, students hear stories of essays about the week spent volunteering in Africa or a class that was especially challenging. ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    College Admissions: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

    College Admissions: As Easy as 1, 2, 3
    I believe the college admissions process can be divided into three steps. These are three steps that every student will have to proceed through during high school as they seek admission into their colleges and the process will be somewhat different for every applicant. Often, colleges will look to see that a student pursues academic challenges with AP and honors classes. ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    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 28 days ago | Rated: +18
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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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    Waiting on Admissions Decisions

    Waiting on Admissions Decisions
    It can be really difficult waiting for college admission decisions to arrive. A significant part of your future hinges on one “yes” or one “no.” And once those applications are sent out, there is little to do but wait and worry. What is important to remember is that a college rejection isn't really going to determine your future or your happiness. ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +18
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    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations
    Asking for letters of recommendation and preparing for admissions interviews is enough of a hassle alone. But, add shyness or nervousness onto that, and applying for college can seem ridiculously stressful. You’ve already spent so much time on your application, and now you have to ask for letters of recommendation and talk to someone about your aspirations. You feel worried, nervous ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Working Out Your Workout Plan

    Working Out Your Workout Plan
    It’s quite an easy thing to become lazy in your first semester of college. Nobody is yelling in your ear for you to get up (unless your roommate just cares that much), you can skip class more easily (depending on your professor’s attendance policy), and at any given time, you’re probably no more than 300 feet from an Xbox. A lot ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit
    I can save you a lot of time and frustration in deciding which of these two major standardized tests to take and when by just saying this: Take them both twice with writing, and don't take them too late. Let me explain that first part, the reasoning behind taking them both. The SAT and ACT are essentially the same test in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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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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    Keeping Away the College Anxiety

    Keeping Away the College Anxiety
    This is the time of year that is often most nerve-wracking for high school seniors: on top of all the school stressors that have been fairly consistent over the past three years, we have to consider where we’ll be a year from now. For the majority of us, that place will be on a college campus. Thinking about college, while a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    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 6 months ago | Rated: +18