Tag: Fun

  • 6 Ways to Start the School Year

    School is right around the corner for many of us (sigh) and getting into back-to-school mode can be quite a challenge. Nobody wants to think about going back to school, especially when it’s coming up so fast, but ignoring it will only make the transition more difficult in the long run. Here are 6 ways to get focused, ready, and excited for school while making the transition between summer and the school year a bit easier!

  • Six Reasons Why You Should Join A High School Sports Team

    I’ve always been athletically challenged. In fact, I’m probably one of the least competitive people you’ll ever meet. As a kid, I strayed away from most sports and other physical activities. But for some reason, when I started high school, I decided to join the tennis team. And I’m so glad that I did.

  • Why Every Student Should Volunteer Abroad

    Back in March, 11 of my classmates and I travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to volunteer at a preschool called Centro Infantil San Pablo. We were excited for the trip, but we didn’t really have a true idea of what was in store for us. The experience ended up being life changing.

  • 5 Must-Watch College Movies

    Before I head off to college next year, I’m going to get in the right mood by watching some entertaining, college-themed movies. Join me and check out my favorite picks below!   22 Jump Street If you liked 21 Jump Street, you’ll absolutely LOVE 22 Jump Street. Surprisingly, I think this sequel is actually better […]

  • 19 Must-Watch High School Movies

    Ahhh, high school. The time of prom, SATs, rumors, drama and college applications. Here are 19 classic movies about these pivotal four years between childhood and adulthood.   Grease (1978) High school has changed a lot since the fifties (or a 1970s representation of the fifties?), but a few things remain the same. There have […]

  • Nine YouTube Videos That Will Help You Destress

    We all need a study break sometimes. Take a moment to forget about all of the stress of finals and watch some cute animal videos. Here are my recommendations.   Happy cows   After these cows escaped death, their love of life was visibly restored. If you’ve lost all hope, take a look at how […]

  • The Four Types of Second Semester Seniors

    Everyone handles second semester a little bit differently. But over the past few months, I’ve observed four main types of behavior within my senior class. Whether you’re a junior and you want to know what to expect or a senior who can relate to all of the antics that go on at this time of […]

  • The Ultimate Senioritis Playlist

    Hey class of 2015! It’s second semester senior year. This means a combination of excitement… and laziness. But let’s be honest, it mostly means laziness. Unfortunately, we still have several months until graduation, even though we’re all sooooooo done. Here are some songs that basically sum up life right about now.   1. “The Lazy […]

  • How to Take Advantage of Second Semester Senior Year

    It’s the final stretch! We’re almost there! Right now, there’s basically nothing left to do but wait till summer… So you might as well take advantage of your last few months as a high school student.   Get to know people from your college Most colleges set up Facebook groups for members of the class […]

  • 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 […]