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The Beginning of Senior Year: A Farewell to the Fledgling

The Beginning of Senior Year: A Farewell to the Fledgling

On my first day of school, I feel a tingling in my fingers as I search through my closet for my black dress. I usually wear this gloomy-colored attire to funerals, ...

Published June 5, 2007
Can Positive Thinking Get You Into Grad School?

Can Positive Thinking Get You Into Grad School?

The Law of Attraction says that the thoughts you think call similar thoughts to you.

By Molly Seltzer
Published March 11, 2007
Persistence Pays Off

Persistence Pays Off

Persistence requires patience but also ends in success.

By Molly Seltzer
Published April 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
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
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 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
Leaving for College

Leaving for College

Leaving home for college isn't as easy as you may think.

By Rich Coleman
Published August 23, 2008
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
Coming to Terms with Failure

Coming to Terms with Failure

Embrace failure to get over it.

By Molly Seltzer
Published December 23, 2007
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
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
College...the Second Time Around

College...the Second Time Around

Return to school to fulfill unpursued dreams.

By Debbi Stumpf
Published September 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
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
The History of Homecoming

The History of Homecoming

University of Missouri's Homecoming. Credit: Missouri.edu

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published September 30, 2010
Where’s the (Homecoming) Party At?

Where’s the (Homecoming) Party At?

Howard University Homecoming. Credit: Howard.edu

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published September 30, 2010
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
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
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