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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
Eight Supposedly Cool Things I’ll Never Try Again

Eight Supposedly Cool Things I’ll Never Try Again

You’d think we would have been over it by the time we got there. My university orientation class was already so intellectually, academically, athletically and artistically accomplished. We had friends we ...

Katy McGuire
Published June 5, 2007
Cope with Roommate Frustration: A Student Story

Cope with Roommate Frustration: A Student Story

Ali is finishing her freshman year at a large state university in the Midwest. The envelope with my roommate assignment arrived before my high school graduation and suddenly, college was a ...

By Ali Werd
Published June 5, 2007
Toughing Out Really  Difficult Classes

Toughing Out Really Difficult Classes

The good and bad things of life lie on a spectrum. At the top: scoring the winning goal in a hockey game, baking a perfect soufflé, giving someone a gift they’ve ...

By Molly Seltzer
Published June 5, 2007
The People You Meet: Community and the Community College

The People You Meet: Community and the Community College

The back-to-school jitters kicked in just as I climbed into the elevator. Trying to appear calm and self-assured, I surveyed the swarm of younger faces around me. I made my way ...

Published June 5, 2007
Summertime ... and the Learning is Easy

Summertime ... and the Learning is Easy

The cherry blossoms are starting to fade and fall to the ground, reminding me that spring semester is nearly over. Summer break looms like a child’s birthday balloon buoyantly hovering above ...

Published June 5, 2007
Juggling 101

Juggling 101

The baby needs to be fed and my toddler just smeared chocolate chips all over the couch. My daughters and their friends run through the house leaving a trail of clutter ...

Published June 5, 2007