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The Things You Discover When You Are Away from Your Parents for the First Time: A Cautionary Tale for Incoming College Freshmen

(3) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 3:21 PM

Dorm move-in is probably the biggest thing I've been looking forward to for the past four years. I've never been particularly close with my parents and while I know they work hard and care a lot, I've spent my entire high school years wishing I could just be away from...

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A Great American Character Analysis: Is Gatsby Indeed Great?

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 6:32 PM

With the new Baz Luhrmann movie sweeping the globe, original novel topping bestseller charts, and fandoms exploding over the Internet, I was inspired to share my two cents on the title character's so-called "greatness," inspired by a lecture on The Great Gatsby from my comparative lit class last year. Fitzgerald...

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7 Tips to Help You Fight Senioritis

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2013 | 6:00 PM

It's that time of year. Parents and teachers dread it and students can't escape the terrible disease that sweeps nations every January and February. Countless teenagers worldwide -- typically between the ages of 17 and 18 -- are afflicted with this baffling, often lethal (yes, lethal!!) phenomenon called "senioritis," whose...

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9 Required High School Reads that Ended Up My All-Time Favorites

(11) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 8:18 AM

The hardest thing about high school English classes is the dense, outdated books we are required to read. Even for bookaholics like me (Hi, I'm Karielle Stephanie, and it has been exactly 4.9 seconds since my last book), having to read hundreds of pages of stiff, incomprehensible prose per night...

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