Your decision to attend college represents a chance for you to make a mark on this world -- to drastically alter our nation's landscape that is currently doing very little to support racial equality.
In one, small-town Oklahoma school, teenage girls have been given a message loud and clear: If you're raped, it's your fault.
In Europe, it's been a longstanding tradition for high school students to embark on a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering before entering their...
In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."
By Ryan Henderson Last summer, every day after baseball practice, I'd buy a slush from the same Quik Trip convenience store in downtown Ferguson w...
Well, it's official. With Daylight Savings Time behind us and the Winter Solstice approaching, the days are starting to feel shorter. Much shorter.
Instead of focusing on the high performing, front-row kids and neglecting the lost, skid-row kids in the back of the room, teachers can turn their classrooms into fertile ground that nurtures all students.
If you are going to be sitting in different rooms for nine months, why not make these months hilarious and memorable?
I am, too, very guilty of seeing school as a competition that I must come out on top in, but after many steamy showers spent contemplating life's issues I have decided to try and stress less about my grades and simply enjoy the experience as a whole.
It's rare that a sweeping movement in the world of college admissions can fly under the radar screen of public consciousness, but that seems to be what's happening with the two-week old High School Counselor Challenge.
I see you at 17 -- feathered hair, parachute pants, asymmetrical smile. You have just graduated from high school. Despite your outward ebullience, I see that, beneath the jocular façade, you are so very sad. Of this you are (mostly) unaware.
Good for him! Jock scholarship I bet he can't wait! Party school Smart choice. Community college
People throughout the U.S. have such a bad opinion of politicians that in their early years they prepare for other occupations and vocations, never giving serious thought to becoming a politician.
So many children need help escaping the poverty and violence and homelessness and unequal schools that are setting them up to fail.
There's so much uncertainty surrounding what the next few years might look like, but you're going to be okay. Through all the stress and worries, you're going to be okay. I promise.
College early action and early decision deadlines have come and gone, and you know what that means! Time to start prepping even more essays. The good news is: I have some words of wisdom to help make sure your essays are "totally baller" or whatever the kids are saying these days.