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What Comes Next?

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 8:40 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of three students as they apply for college in their senior year.

High school's over... and it's bittersweet. No more waking up at 6 a.m. No more whining...

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Second is the Best

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 12:48 PM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of three students as they apply for college in their senior year.

I read the letter from New York University about five times before the rejection actually sunk...

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Scouring for Scholarships

(6) Comments | Posted March 18, 2012 | 12:43 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of three students as they apply for college in their senior year.

Guess what? College is expensive. Shocker, right? I've always known this, but the reality of it...

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The Interview Act

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 11:00 PM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of three students as they apply for college in their senior year.

Before I perform a scene or a skit, I'm usually calm, cool, and collected -- until...

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Done... But Not Done

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2012 | 11:01 PM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of three students as they apply for college in their senior year.

Have you ever listened to the cover of Busta Rhyme's "Look at Me Now" by Karmin...

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That Feeling You Get

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 7:45 AM

You know that feeling you get when you think you failed an exam but then find out that you actually aced it? That's the feeling I got when I finished my college list a few weeks ago -- the feeling of success, joy, and "yes!" But you know that other...

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A Different Cinderella Story

(2) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 7:38 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of three students as they apply for college in their senior year.

When I was a little girl and watched A Cinderella Story, I wanted to attend Princeton...

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