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Category: Seniors

Maddi Lee

First Semester Senior Grades: How Important Are They?

With the holidays just around the corner, first semester is…almost over. For seniors, this is a time of mixed emotions: inexplicable coma-inducing stress as finals sneak up like sadistic ninjas…and tear-inducing joy as the label “second semester senior” becomes less a myth and more an ever-looming reality. This GIF sums up emotions fairly well: But […]

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Nadira Berman

Organization Tips: Surviving College Applications

Dozens of college essays are piling up. You have so much homework. You are totally overwhelmed. How can you possibly submit all of your applications by their deadlines? Looks like it’s time for some… ORGANIZATION. Here are my tips for keeping the application process as stress-free as possible.   Go one school at a time. […]

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Nadira Berman

Secret Extracurriculars: I Can Put THAT on My College Applications?!

Nowadays, every teenager seems to have a schedule full of various activities, from sports to music to community service. Ever since freshman year (or maybe even before then), our parents, teachers, and friends have reminded us that these extracurricular pursuits “will look good on college applications.” If you worry that you will not have enough […]

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Nadira Berman

Important Reminders for Seniors Stressing About College

At this point in the semester, most seniors are working hard on their college applications. As if the stress of this extra workload on top of homework wasn’t enough, there is an unspoken pressure coming from our classmates, parents, and friends. Like it or not, we know that people will judge us based on the […]

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Guest Author

Great Scholarship Advice for the B Student

What if you’re not a straight-A student? Can you still earn scholarships to pay for your dream school? Lynn O’Shaughnessy of TheCollegeSolution.com says “Definitely!” and explains how to do it. If you’re a “B” student, you may have more options than you might assume. Don’t believe me? Here is a story of a young woman […]

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Ronke Aderonmu

What I Wish I Knew In High School

I don’t know about you, but high school felt like forever to me. I couldn’t wait for the day I’d graduate, and each 10-week semester seemed to loom on for ages. But looking back, I realize now that my “can’t wait to get out of here” attitude actually robbed me of the moments I should […]

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Maddi Lee

College Admissions and Social Media: Myth vs. Reality

Recently, lots of my friends have been changing their names on Facebook. The names are usually puns on their real names—sometimes outrageous and usually hilarious—but they’re all part of a larger tradition that has rocked high school seniors across the country for the past few years. At the start of their senior year, many kids […]

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Maddi Lee

Where is my college app going?

Where is your college application going? A lot of the stress that comes with the college application process is the unfamiliarity of all. Believe it or not, there isn’t a College Admission God who judges your application and crushes all your dreams. Neither is it as simple as one person stamping “accept” or “reject” over […]

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Maddi Lee

10 Productive Ways to Waste Time

Procrastination gets a really bad rep when you think about it. Everyone’s always talking about ways you can stop procrastinating…but did you know? Wasting time can actually be one of the best decisions you made today! There are tons of ways you can waste time in a fun, yet productive manner. (Which technically isn’t considered […]

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Maddi Lee

How Your Personality Type Can Help You Win at Studying

I have been rabidly obsessed with MBTI for about two years now. I’ve read way too many articles, researched for way too many hours, and generally become way too interested in psychology (especially for someone who is mentally insane!). What is MBTI? It stands for Myer-Briggs Type Indicator, and it was engineered by renowned psychologist […]

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