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Senior Year

7 Things to do Before the Semester Starts

Rachel Scott | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Rachel Scott

It's hard to believe those summer days are slowly drifting away. The start of the next school year is just around the corner and there are a few things you should check off your to-do list before heading back.

I'm Allowed To Be Confused About The Future -- And You Are, Too

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.11.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I often feel as though I should already have my life figured out. A lot of my peers already have plans for their post-high school careers, but I find myself shrugging my shoulders every time somebody asks me, "What are you doing after high school?"

Does the "Dream School" Really Exist?

Sarah Convissar | Posted 06.09.2015 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

As teens we are sometimes afraid to voice our individual opinions in fear that we might not "fit in" with the crowd. However, it is crucial to think for yourself and set your own goals and your own version of success.

Destressing 101

Betty Revah | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Betty Revah

Watching really bad TV shows/movies: I have a confession to make. Of this, I am an expert. Think something bad, something so, so bad, it's actually good. The Bachelor is a great example of this, and the finale this Monday (which I totally didn't see), an even better one.

Surviving the Winter Waiting Game

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

This is a time of agonized waiting for many high school seniors. They have submitted their college applications and supporting materials. Now their fate lies in the hands of admissions officers who are busily reading through applications.

How To Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

| Posted 01.20.2015 | Teen

“Dear Pre-collegiette, Congratulations! On behalf of Awesome University…” Phew! You can breathe a sigh of relief, because you’re in. Now...

The Colleges I Do (Or Don't) Get Into Don't Define Me

Isabel Song | Posted 01.09.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

Yes, I went into the application season with anxiety and stress, but I didn't going in with fear. I'm not going to be intimidated or afraid of any college. The colleges I do or don't get into don't define me. I define myself.

5 Community Service Opportunities That Don't Involve Building a House

| Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen

As fun as Habitat for Humanity is (seriously, it's awesome), some of us aren't the best with hand-eye coordination and struggle with putting together ...

4 Secrets For Surviving Second Semester Of Senior Year

| Posted 01.07.2015 | Teen

It’s official: Second semester is upon us, and so is your most severe case of senioritis yet. Between trying to make your final college decision, pr...

7-Step Checklist for Graduating Seniors

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Usually, our main priorities would be to finalize our winter break plans and start thinking about some internships we want to apply for during the next semester. Today, we are coming to a quick realization that our lives as we know them are about to transform entirely.

#TBT: Looking Back

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 01.11.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Today is Veterans Day, and every year the poppies blossoming from lapels mark a time to reflect upon the personal sacrifices that it took for us to have many of the freedoms we enjoy, as imperfect as our democracy may be.

The 3 Biggest Lessons 'High School Musical' Taught Me

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 11.23.2014 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

Much to my dismay, high school life is not as great and joyful as it was at East High for Troy Bolton and his fellow Wildcats. There is no singing of "Stick to the Status Quo" at lunch. However, there are lessons and themes from the film that are instrumental in a high schooler's life.

You Used To Care About College. Then Senior Year Happened.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

Every year, bright-eyed freshmen come on campus, dressed to impress and ready to introduce themselves to everyone. Every year, those same freshmen ...

What to Look Forward to as a Senior

Courtney Sokol | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Courtney Sokol

Britney Spears said it best with "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman." We seniors are standing at this awkward intersection, but there is so much to look forward to this year and beyond.

15 Grads Share Their Secrets For Surviving Senior Year

Posted 08.06.2014 | Teen

After several HuffPost Teen bloggers and other recent grads from the class of 2014 thought about their senior years, they sat behind their computers a...

My Senior Year Identity Crisis

Julia Schemmer | Posted 09.20.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

I see this all the time in my life. I wear makeup, curl my hair and pick out coordinating outfits to feel "pretty." I carry big books, take AP classes and study for my SAT so I feel "smart." And you know what? I'm pretty sick and tired of it.

4 Things Rising Seniors Can Do This Summer to Get an Upper Hand On College Admissions

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Once you've gotten some energy back, then start your summer activities, whether that's work, volunteering, summer school, something else, or more likely, a combination of several things.

The Marathon That Every Student Is Forced To Participate In

Morgan Levy | Posted 07.16.2014 | Teen
Morgan Levy

No running shoes needed, just my pencil case with 10 sword-sharp number two pencils and an iced coffee for fuel. On your mark, get set.... 180-minute AP Chemistry exam.

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

We Must Inoculate Against Senioritis

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

You would think colleges would send out senioritis alerts to remind those of you who have been accepted that you still have work to do. But they do not. Freshman through junior years get you in; senior year performance keeps you in.

22 Things Only Second-Semester Seniors Understand

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 02.26.2014 | College

So you've made it through the first three-and-a-half years of college and you're finally at the finish line. The end is in sight, and with graduation ...

Intellectual Growth in College: Try Slugging

Uloop | Posted 03.31.2014 | College
Uloop

Why did soberly wearing sweatpants to a bar make me feel so superior to everyone else?

5 Biggest Mistakes Applicants Make When Putting Together Their College Lists

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Students who choose colleges only by name, location or because their best friend is going there, and don't look into what the colleges are all about, might find themselves let down after they start college. So how do you get quality information?

Rising Seniors' June to January Everything You Need to Do List

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Because there is so much to do, many students (and parents) worry themselves sick about getting every last piece in and on time. In order to assuage people's anxiety a bit, here is a list of things rising seniors need to do between June and the end of January.

5 Things High School Seniors Need to Do This Summer

Alyssa McCloud | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Alyssa McCloud

Should rising high school seniors have to spend their summer working on Capitol Hill, discovering cures in a research lab or volunteering in exotic, far-flung locations in order to get into the school of their choice?