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A timeline for your senior year in high school

Senior year in high school can be a bit hectic. Even though you’re trying to enjoy your final year in high school, you also need to keep an eye on all kinds of deadlines to make sure you don’t fall behind and miss out! I’ve come up with this timeline, going by what events happened …

Going to college and your relationship

After graduating high school, many couples have to face the tough decision about the future of the relationship. Whether one of the two is still in high school or both are going to separate colleges, choosing how (or if) to continue is not at all easy. For most couples, this means entering a long-distance relationship. …

Should I Change My Major?

I’ve been seriously thinking about changing my major lately.  Yes, part of the reason is the horrible things physics (a C last fall) and organic chemistry (also a C last fall, looks like I am headed for another C this spring) have done to my GPA.  Two years ago I was on the dean’s’ list …

Is High School Just A Game?

One of the best pieces of advice I can give you regarding high school is this: high school is just a game. You’ve got to play to win. Stay with me for a second and hopefully you can understand. In high school, the most stressed factor is your academics. However, your grades don’t always tend to …

Should I take a gap year after high school?

More and more, the idea of a “gap year” is becoming more common. Instead of going straight into college after graduating high school, some seniors are taking a year off from schooling to participate in other activities. What are some ways to spend a gap year? Many students use a gap year to take a …

Preparing to become independent

If you’re leaving for college soon for the first time, chances are you’re keeping a close watch on that calendar and watching the days tick away. As it gets closer and closer, the reality that you’re going to be leaving home will start to sink in. Already you’re probably feeling the excitement increasing. But admit …

The biggest differences between high school and college

When my freshman year began, I was taken aback at how different college life was from high school life. Although I definitely expected a drastic change, I wasn’t expecting it to be quite as it is. Here are the ten largest differences between the two that I’ve noticed: The rules are typically more lax. If …

College rankings: how much should they matter?

When you start looking into colleges, you’ll notice that all of them boast any weird ranking that they can. Their websites are always full of things like: Ranked 6th for lowest dropout rate! Ranked 8th for the best feminist studies program! Ranked 17th for nicest dorms! Schools try to use these rankings to advertise and …

Summer assignments

Everyone always hates having that one class that has a summer assignment. Most of the time, it’s some AP class that wants you to read something and/or write something. If you haven’t started already, then congrats on putting it off until the last minute. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, I’m doing …

How to find solitude at college

If you’re a shy person who needs your own space and time to wind down, dorm life will definitely take its toll on you. With all of the people coming and going, anyone who’s introverted will inevitably feel the need for some alone time to relax and wind down. Depending on how many roommates you …