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Nya Marie

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Admissions Officers Are Smarter Than You Think

(8) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 9:26 AM

After four years of choosing the right classes, joining the right teams, trying to get leadership positions, waking up early on Saturday mornings to do community service, prepping for the ACT and SAT, deciding what colleges to apply to, writing numerous essays on "Why I want to attend this university,"...

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When It Comes to College, Green Means Go

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 8:30 AM

When you hit submit and the little green arrow appears next to the college's name, you know it's over. You know that all you can do now is wait. Green means, "Go live your life. Stop stressing over perfecting the essay and re-reading everything for errors." When the green arrow...

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College Essay Hell

(9) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 8:36 AM

All through high school you're taught how to write the perfect research paper or give the best answer to some probing question. Maybe, just maybe, you get a chance to do some creative writing for a class. But seldom are you assigned to delve deep into your soul and explain...

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Summer Is Not For Slackers

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 9:06 AM

My junior year is finally over.

After nine months of studying hard to prepare for the ACT while at the same time struggling to get the best grades possible, my junior year is done. In a way, I am sad. I know that this will be the last year that...

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Senior Classes: Personal Preference or College Prep

(7) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 9:42 AM

Junior year is supposed to be awful. It's supposed to be really hard and then senior year is supposed to be the year where you take classes that are interesting to you. I made sure to take classes that were incredibly difficult my junior year so that I would feel...

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College Bound: My TGIF Would Be a Nightmare for Katy Perry

(2) Comments | Posted December 5, 2011 | 11:40 AM

The music, the dancing, the parties, everything that is seen in the movies is what people expect in high school. That's not always the case for me. If I choose the Hollywood scene it seems I have to be ready to really pay the price.

It makes sense...

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The Road to College: Surviving the Junior Year of High School

(2) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 10:41 AM

The struggle to survive junior year of high school equals stress with a capital "S."

My sophomore year I ended both semesters with straight As. Being a perfect student is difficult the first time around. Trying to recreate perfection might be harder. My fear: there is literally nowhere to go...

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Going to South Africa: Is It Really for Me or My College Applications?

(2) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 4:26 PM

Trying to get into college is like being the donkey in the movie Shrek: wildly jumping up and down, doing anything and everything to be noticed, hoping the one you want will pick you. Add to that a wannabe "Tiger Mom" and it's enough to drive you crazy. That's my life.

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