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Emily Thorp
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Emily Thorp currently lives in Fort Myers, Florida and is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program at Fort Myers High School. She is the captain of the Varsity girls golf team at her school and enjoys chemistry, photography, and English. Emily aspires to attend a prestigious college and live in New York City.

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Tuition Increase in Florida Universities' STEM Fields: Justified or Unfair?

9 Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 02/03/12 09:27 AM ET

I've recently started discussing tuition costs with my parents, and we've specifically been comparing in-state versus out-of-state tuition. I've also decided about a month ago that I am interested in entering the STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field, particularly to study optometry, and since I live in Florida, University...

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The Quidditch World Cup Starts Today!

Posted November 12, 2011 | 11/12/11 10:46 AM ET

Almost a year ago from today, I witnessed my first Quidditch World Cup in New York City. My sister and I are huge Harry Potter fans, and while we were walking downtown, we just happened to end up in a field filled with people dressed like witches and wizards watching...

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Student's Criteria for College is More Important than College's Criteria for Students

Posted October 27, 2011 | 10/27/11 10:40 AM ET

The majority of high school students have rigorously memorized and practiced what it takes to be accepted into college. After all, that's what the four years of high school are for: to get involved in extracurricular clubs and sports, maintain a high GPA, score well on the SAT and ACT,...

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Punishment Not Effective In Motivating Students

Posted October 19, 2011 | 10/19/11 08:54 AM ET

As a high school IB student and varsity golf captain, I know how stressful life can get. Everyone wants to get into a good college, so we work ourselves to death trying to make it happen. By the time I get home from school there's homework and studying to be...

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