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11 Things I Learned To Let Go Of After High School

Hadley Walsh | Posted 07.11.2014 | Teen
Hadley Walsh

I maintained this unnecessary attitude until the beginning of my college career, before it finally hit me: If you're trying to control everything, do you really have a grasp on anything?

I Passed Up Full Scholarships For My Dream School -- And I Don't Regret It

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 06.20.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

While it's true that work study and possible loans may haunt me later, I don't want to regret not choosing Wellesley because of money.

The Surprising Thing That's Helping These College Students Relieve Stress

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.15.2014 | College

Matthew Louie and Raj Maheshwari were your average, stressed college students, but they decided to do something about it. Their solution? Bringing...

The One Thing I Regret During The College App Process

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 07.14.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

If you're still deciding between colleges, make a list! Now is a good time to slow down and look into the nitty-gritty details. Put down statistics that matter to you, like costs, student body ratios, programs or subjects that you would like to pursue.

What Getting Into My Dream School Made Me Realize

Ashley Castillo | Posted 07.13.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

All I could do was yell, "I got in! I got in! Mom, I got in!" Tears of joy streamed down my face and it hugged my mother. I couldn't believe it. I actually did it.

The Best (Stressed?) Four Years of Your Life

Arianna Yanes | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Arianna Yanes

As the classroom competition and the job hunt become more competitive, a little bit of stress is inevitable and can help motivate and mobilize us. Once we take steps to remove the excess stress in our college lives, we can go on to make these years the best they can be.

Why Admitting You're Depressed Is Like Coming Out of the Closet

Emma Davis | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Emma Davis

If we as a society can understand that being gay is not the same thing as "experimenting," maybe we can someday understand that depressed people are not simply "having a bad day."

It's Been A Roller Coaster Of A Ride

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 06.21.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

Looking back at senior year in retrospect, it was an emotional roller coaster where I almost lost all my motivation. In December, I was so worked up with not being accepted to my top choice school. Four months later, I'm a lot calmer.

6 Things To Think About When Choosing A College

| Posted 04.15.2014 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton The college application process is hard, but sometimes the decision process can be even harder! While it’s nice to know you...

4 Ideas to Help Students Navigate Their Anxiety

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Do teens today really experience a more challenging life than teens did a hundred years ago? In some ways, yes they do. In other ways, not even close. And I believe we (adults) must equip them to navigate the pressures of life so they can reduce their "distress."

How To Win The Scholarship Games

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 05.18.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

At the end of the day, keep your eyes peeled. Don't look down at small scholarships because every little bit definitely helps. Definitely start applying early and apply broadly. You will soon see the fruit of all your labor.

Why I Can't Relax About College (Just Yet)

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 05.17.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

While trying to calm me down, my mother called this ordeal the test to become an accountant, and that it's just one of the things that I'll have to deal with as an adult. After this whole fiasco, I don't think I'm fit to be an accountant.

Ten Ways to Soften Spring Break

Beverly Low | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Beverly Low

Write a thank you note -- not a text or email message. Even if you're lounging poolside in Cancun, buy a postcard and show your gratitude to at least one person.

The Ivy League Has A Sleeping Problem

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.14.2014 | College

It seems there aren't enough hours in the day for students at Ivy League Schools. From getting good grades, to finding the perfect job and to maintain...

What I Wish I Could Change About The College App Process

Ashley Castillo | Posted 05.11.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

I also wish schools had a better way to communicate with applicants. Like, calling you or emailing you and telling you the next step in the process so you can be sure you're on top of things. But I guess that's just the high school student in me talking.

The Ivy League's Sleep Problem

Bustle | Posted 03.10.2014 | College

As I write this, I’m deep in the throes of a bout of insomnia. They’re cyclical for me: two or three weeks of light, relatively normal sleep — f...

Senioritis: Real Or Myth?

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 05.10.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

Graduation is right around the corner and this is certainly not the time to mess up all the hard work I have put into school my whole life. You can almost taste it; just keep pushing on. The finish line is right ahead!

Addressing the Issue of Mental Health on College Campuses

Amanda Golden | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

Regardless of the size of the institution or its location, college students are dealing with immense stresses that are leading to unhealthy outcomes. And it cannot be comforting that these kinds of problems are not isolated, but rather recognized by students nation-wide.

The Moment I Knew I Found The Perfect College For Me

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 05.05.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

After revising and editing the writing supplement with my mentors and clicking submit, I couldn't help but smile at the confirmation page. At that moment, I finally believed that I had discovered my ideal college!

How I Overcame A Bad Case Of Writer's Block

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 04.16.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

Now, I can see how competitive the application process is. If I would have spent winter break doing something else rather than college applications, then I am sure I would have been lagging behind in the race to get to college

The College App Catastrophe I Never Saw Coming

Rosana Maximo | Posted 04.15.2014 | Teen
Rosana Maximo

January: A new year plus the last round of college applications and finals. As everyone was celebrating a new year, I was comparing last year to the recent events that led to doors being closed and others being opened. It all started with my applications.

Stoicism's Solution for the Millennial's Rush Against Time

Audrey Cheng | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Audrey Cheng

I am not yet a stoic, although it is the philosophy that I try to live by. I lose focus sometimes, reacting to things that are outside of my control, but I consistently remind myself these things don't need to be that significant after all.

The Bright Side Of Getting Rejected

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 03.17.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

There is no need to give up now; I have learned so much from this sometimes stressful period in my life, and I greatly encourage other seniors to do the same. Graduation may be over four months away, but June comes around sooner than expected.

The Consequences Of Senioritis

Jonathan Ng | Posted 03.04.2014 | Teen
Jonathan Ng

Do you ask your parents to call you in "sick" for school in the morning? Is homework becoming optional? Playing video games rather than studying for that big exam tomorrow? Do you frequently leave school grounds in the middle of the school day? Are you a senior?

5 Secrets For Surviving The College App Process

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 03.04.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

You have made this shadowy pilgrimage through senior year and college admissions brighter and less scary to pass through. Some tips for fellow seniors.