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    Advice for High School Students

    Advice for High School Students
    If I could give one piece of advice to high school students (or anyone, really), I would tell them to not waste any time waiting for anything. Waiting for “life to begin.” Waiting for the world to fall into place. It sounds cliché, probably, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
  • +13

    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 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Race to the Future via the College Fair

    Race to the Future via the College Fair
    Look beyond now-drop by the next college fair coming up! It is always recommended that you attend a college fair, at least once. I have heard, not to mention, seen this advice approximately fifty times-literally. Even if you are tired and wary of encountering material about college fairs, you should UNDOUBTEDLY heed that advice. All are welcomed; whether you are completely ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones

    How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones
    Just one more, I thought, as I trudged up the steps and pulled open the deceivingly heavy wooden doors. Just one more flight of stairs and I would step into this classroom for the last time, submitting my exam and turning my back on what had developed into a very unsatisfying class over the course of the semester. But all of ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +19

    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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
  • +14

    Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities

    Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities
    Study abroad can be an enriching and rewarding experience, but only if you plan it correctly. It’s an emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural change that many students wish to embark upon. If you’re thinking about study abroad now or in the future, here are some helpful tips and questions to examine how you can maximize your study abroad experience: [gate] 1. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
  • +17

    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search
    When I started applying for scholarships, I searched constantly. I just couldn't miss out on seeing every possible scholarship available. And while it’s good to keep up on scholarship information, I was forgetting something important: applying. As I searched and searched and searched through scholarships, I used up time that could have been spent applying for a few of them. I ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
  • +18

    What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?

    What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?
    College is the best. That is all I can really say. If you are in high school, trust me, college will be the greatest whirlwind of your life and you will love every minute of it. My day to day life is incredibly varied because I am involved in a lot of different things including classes, journalism honors program, writing for ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
  • +13

    Pinterest, the New “It” Site?

    Pinterest, the New “It” Site?
    I’ve come to find out in my first few months of college that most students will do anything, anything that distracts them from the homework/studying/job that is at hand. And hey, I’m not blaming anyone, in fact, after spending a few hours focused on schoolwork, I need a break to continue functioning. I’ll let you in on another little discovery of ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

    You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone
    Being away at college has changed pretty much everything for me. Some things for the worse, some for the better, but mostly I think it’s just different. For example, I no longer have curfew, I’m living in one tiny room with another person, I don’t have a car at my disposal anymore, classes are shorter, and the burden of all responsibility ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +9

    Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

    Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas
    Many college students have a small budget for purchasing gifts. What can you do to get your loved ones gifts they will love, while remaining economical? [gate] The holiday season probably snuck up on you this year. Busy with classes, studying, and a part-time job or internship, you may not have gotten around to doing any shopping. Here are some ideas ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +9
  • +18

    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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Making Yourself Stand Out - Before You Apply

    Making Yourself Stand Out - Before You Apply
    When you first begin the long process of applying to college, it’s easy to feel like you’ll never stand out amongst the thousands of applicants. It doesn’t feel like enough to send in an application that shows off your amazing credentials and talents – you want the school of your dreams to see how serious you are about attending. Fortunately, there ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +14

    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 3 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +20

    Small Details Help Make Big College Decisions

    Small Details Help Make Big College Decisions
    As college acceptance letters start to arrive, high school seniors will begin to make their final college decisions. It’s a tough decision to make and, as a result, there will undoubtedly be many students still trying to make up their minds. While academics and affordability are easily the most important aspects of a college to consider, other details, such as student ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
  • +19

    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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +9

    Back to School Blues

    Back to School Blues
    It’s almost time to head back to campus and dive headfirst into college life again, but, to be honest, I’m not really feeling it. I've gotten used to being at home, with no classes or any real responsibilities other than making it to work. Somehow the past month has flown by without me even realizing it. I’m not even particularly sure ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +9
  • +11

    Senioritis: An Epidemic

    Senioritis: An Epidemic
    Ah, senior year. It has finally arrived! Prom, senior banquet, commencement, graduation, senior portraits, the sheer excitement! With the laurels we seniors are resting on. The actual bulk of senior year--is dull in comparison. After all, we've been sitting in these very classrooms for the past four years, not counting intermediate school, elementary school, pre-school. A lot of school. Nearly 13 ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +16

    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship

    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship
    While other, more practical students spent their summers entering realistic and potentially profitable scholarship contests, I spent the month of August reading Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. As anyone familiar with the book will be able to tell you, this was no weekend read. 1,069 pages of tiny print—and, at one point in the novel, a fifty-page-long speech on the light ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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