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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 03.18.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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.

Your 'Dream School' Doesn't Determine Your Worth

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 03.02.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

December 13, 2013. 5:23 p.m. This was the day I received the best Christmas gift I ever could have wished for.

The One Letter I Never Saw Coming

Ashley Castillo | Posted 03.01.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

I thought they deferred me because something was missing; perhaps I didn't seem good enough to them when they read my application. But I hadn't bothered to think of it in a more positive way.

I Fell For The 'Fantasy' Of Senior Year

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 02.21.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

My cheeks were red and steaming as I tore through the common application, trying to decipher the many elements of admission to five different universities, skimming and skidding through essay questions and stressing over requesting recommendation letters.

Can I Handle Going To College Out Of State?

Rosana Maximo | Posted 02.19.2014 | Teen
Rosana Maximo

Senior year = stress, headaches, sleep deprivation, caffeine in the format of candy (I dislike coffee, unless it's a Starbucks frap), maybe taking unscheduled naps in class and, of course, Senioritis.

Sorry, But I'm Not Just 'One Of Those Kids'

Brandon Williams | Posted 02.18.2014 | Teen
Brandon Williams

I am supposed to follow the norm and not think about going to college, let alone a prestigious one. I'm glad it's not what it looks like and I will not let these stereotypes bring me down. I'm college bound, so society is just going to have to deal with it.

Senior Year Never Could Have Prepared Me For This

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 02.08.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

Senior year. The year I have been waiting for all my life. Okay, that was a bit of an exaggeration -- probably not all my life, but a good chunk of it.

The Thing That Impressed Me And Disgusted Me About College Apps

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 02.06.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

Right now, I'm running on four hours of sleep each day and I'm feeling physically exhausted, but mentally pumped! Ladies and gentlemen, will I make it to the end of the week with my grades, sleep and social life undisturbed?

What I Wish They Had Warned Me About Senior Year

Ashley Castillo | Posted 02.04.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

It's not that I'm completely hopeless and expect the worst, it's just that the college process involves so many external factors and, as the control freak that I am, that's not something I handle very well.