Cornell University's turning 150. They call it a sesquicentennial: Sesqui -- from the Latin, "once and a half." I know I'm an Ivy League grad (and a college scholar), but I mean I can barely spell the word, much less pronounce it.
This year, the Cornell's bird lab's centennial year, they're inviting everyone around the globe who loves birds to be a part of the Global Big Day team. Their goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birds everywhere, collectively tally 4,000 of the world's 10,300 bird species in a single day. This is the real deal for conservation and birding.
Behind every individual, every person, every face, there remains a powerful story filled with struggles, triumphs, and experiences to be uncovered. The secret to uncovering that story? Perspective.
Now scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea each spring.
The fast-paced nature of college can be stressful, but being vegan doesn't have to be part of that stress! It will be okay if you can't maintain a strict vegan diet at all times; slipups happen, life happens.
Almost all of the juniors and seniors who come to me with high hopes of getting into an elite university are involved in too many activities.
By Laura Telfer I take a deep breath, close my eyes, and unlock my imagination. I allow my mind and body to become one, harmonize with my surroundin...
Melissa Williams, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids Neither of my parents got to go to school in a traditional s...
I always resented that my room didn't feel like mine, because it was so much a part of the rest of the house, but now I know that I was part of the rest of the house too.
When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.
Beauty and confidence come from within. Don't let social standards or a set of numbers determine your perception of your body image or your confidence.
Put the phone down and start talking to the people around you. The interpersonal skills you learn from face-to-face interaction will serve you much better in the future, especially when you're trying to build relationships with a potential boss.
My travel last week took me to Pennsylvania, The Keystone State. Many strong and accomplished women are affiliated with this state that was one of the 13 original colonies
The unknown path in Peru is as liberating as my view of the future. I am excited with the feeling of not knowing where I am going. The foreign is as comfortable as the familiar. Thus, I am satisfied not knowing my dream house since I will keep creating it as I continue to evolve.
Quite often the service aspect exposes students to issues of poverty, class and race -- issues they may not observe firsthand in their lives before college or even in their lives on college campuses.
Sometimes, Steven thinks about slowing down. He has a teenage son, a grown son and three grandchildren he dreams of spending more time with. Grandstanding, after all, is a more befitting pastime for those of a tenderer age.