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What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2015 | College
Avelist

Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.

A Crash Course on How to Maximize Your Freshman Year and Beyond

Chris Hickey | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Chris Hickey

As the seasons are changing so are some people's lives as they prepare for college to hopefully pursue their scholastic and personal endeavors. Hopefully these nuggets of wisdom prove to be useful as well as the tips from some of my most trusted confidants.

5 Creative Ways To Say Goodbye Before Leaving For College

| Posted 09.03.2014 | Teen

You’re so close the best time of your life: college! This upcoming academic year is going to be awesome. You’re going to push yourself to accompli...

7 Unexpected Places To Meet Your College Friends

| Posted 09.02.2014 | Teen

College is a time to meet new people and try new things. From endless dining hall lines to club events to random orientation meetings, college was des...

How To Avoid Being That Freshman In College

| Posted 08.28.2014 | Teen

College is an exciting journey -- a time of self-discovery, relationship building and decision-making. Pre-collegiettes, we hope you are ready! But wh...

The One Piece of Advice Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Tianna Gallinaro | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Tianna Gallinaro

College has been both easier and harder in ways I had never expected, but I can confidently say I've matured from my mistakes, grown as an intellectual, and changed as human being.

33 Things High School Seniors Wish They Knew As Freshmen

Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

We asked our Twitter followers in their final year of high school to share the ONE piece of advice they wish they could have given their freshman selv...

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Senior Year

Posted 08.15.2013 | Teen

By Riley Griffin, 17 Having reached the final chapter of my high school existence, I’ve spent the end of summer reflecting on my last three years...

What High School Means to Me

Michaela Klembara | Posted 10.13.2013 | Teen
Michaela Klembara

Don't be drama queen. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems. Chemistry and Biology won't ruin your life like you think they will, although Anatomy might.

Why Random Roomies Aren't So Bad

This article was written by a teen reporter from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Steffie Drucker, Univer...

How to Make it in College (If You Survive Orientation!)

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Davis Schneiderman

Pack up your iPhone charger, your laptop filled with pirated trance music and Michael Bay movies, and your Roomba vacuum robot... let's get this thing started with some practical tips.

The Surprising Task of Getting Your Child Ready for College

Tom Morris | Posted 08.23.2011 | College
Tom Morris

As a parent, you have a job this summer that's more important, and perhaps more complex, than you've yet come to appreciate. The main problem is that you don't know what you don't know.