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A New Look at Campus Orientation

A New Look at Campus Orientation

College orientation sessions are important because they help entering students learn about the culture and expectations of an institution and the many programs it offers. "Orientation is a time for a ...

By Sandra Guy
Published June 2, 2008
Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years

Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years

If you think four years of college is expensive, try five. You may hear jokes about fifth-year seniors, but the extra time and money you'll spend on an additional year in ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 2, 2008
10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started College

10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started College

Learn from other college students' experiences.

By Molly Seltzer
Published April 23, 2008
Coming to Terms with Failure

Coming to Terms with Failure

Embrace failure to get over it.

By Molly Seltzer
Published December 23, 2007
Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch

Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch

Multi-task with ease.

By Lisa Hardman
Published December 23, 2007
Getting Along with Your Parents During College

Getting Along with Your Parents During College

College can actually strain relationships between students and their parents.

By Molly Seltzer
Published December 17, 2007
The Courage to Fail

The Courage to Fail

Taking risks means you might fail, but they can also help prepare you for future successes.

By Lisa Hardman
Published December 7, 2007
The Next Great Odyssey

The Next Great Odyssey

High school is a journey--what have you taken away from your experience?

By Kristin Drew
Published November 23, 2007
Five Things to Never Do in College

Five Things to Never Do in College

Expert advice on what not-to-do during college.

By Molly Seltzer
Published November 23, 2007
The Loneliness of a Long Distance Lover

The Loneliness of a Long Distance Lover

Getting a grip on LDR (long-distance relationships).

By Ariana Finlayson
Published November 10, 2007
The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior

The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior

The reality of graduating high school and moving onto college oftentimes poses some real fear for students.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published September 23, 2007
College...the Second Time Around

College...the Second Time Around

Return to school to fulfill unpursued dreams.

By Debbi Stumpf
Published September 23, 2007
Learning to Get Involved

Learning to Get Involved

Don't let high school slip by without getting involved and making memories.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published August 23, 2007
Phi Theta Kappa: An Honor to Belong

Phi Theta Kappa: An Honor to Belong

Clutching a white rose and an unlit white candle in my hand, I followed a procession of 35 inductees into the small auditorium. The audience stood up as we entered the ...

By Lisa Hardman
Published July 23, 2007
Hispanic Celebs Dish on College Advice

Hispanic Celebs Dish on College Advice

Ever look at successful people and wonder how they got there? Next Step asked five celebs their advice on how to have a successful college experience. Here’s what they want you ...

Next Step Magazine
Published June 8, 2007
Life at a Huge School

Life at a Huge School

Life at a huge school is quite different than what I thought it would be. I went to an extremely small high school (approximately 800 students) and it got to be ...

by Betsy Huang
Published June 8, 2007
Teens on a Budget

Teens on a Budget

Let’s face it—the things required these days to raise a child are expensive. There are school fees, fashionable clothes, sports activities and more. The way to control some or all of ...

By Nigel Lane
Published June 8, 2007
Saving Sophomore Year

Saving Sophomore Year

It seems like the sophomore year is one that you don’t remember. It’s not like your freshman year when everything is new and exciting. It’s not like your junior year when ...

By Dorothy Griffith
Published June 5, 2007
Student-Athlete Profile: Lindsey Munday

Student-Athlete Profile: Lindsey Munday

Sure, championships are nice. But, when you earn your college's first title in more than 60 years in any sport, you become somewhat of a hero. On May 22, 2005, the ...

By Chris Diehl
Published June 5, 2007
Behind the Furry Mask -- Strange But True Mascot Histories

Behind the Furry Mask -- Strange But True Mascot Histories

They perform in front of thousands of screaming fans. Their images appear on t-shirts. No, not the latest American Idol, it’s your college mascot. But do you know the story behind ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 5, 2007