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Senior Year

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

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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 05.16.2014 | 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?

My Son and Me

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Amy Ruhlin

Though he is almost 17 years old and nearly six feet tall, I see that he is still vulnerable, still lighthearted, still interested in what his mom thinks of his life.

What You Do in College Matters Most: How to Get the Best Return on Your College Investment

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Carol J. Carter

Success in college and life comes from gaining knowledge and skills. The more you take responsibility for carving your own path of adventure, the more your true abilities will emerge.

The Blind Leading the Blind

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 01.21.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I feel like I'm sliding down a torrential water slide. Senior year is here.

The Ultimate Senior Year Bucket List!

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen

As your high school years wind down to a close, it's easy to feel like each semester and every day goes by faster and faster. But don't let high schoo...

The Epidemic That Is Senioritis

Savanna Mesch | Posted 12.15.2012 | Teen
Savanna Mesch

I hope all the other class of 2013-ers can relate to this. Or if you've graduated you can probably remember this absolute horrid feeling. How do you deal with symptoms of senioritis? Is there a cure?

Infographic: The Costs Of Senior Year

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

It's back to school season. That usually means ice-breakers, homework, and navigating a new class schedule. But for seniors, it also means breaking op...

Back to School: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Zach Veach | Posted 10.24.2012 | Teen
Zach Veach

The start of a new school year can bring about many mixed emotions: excitement, anxiety, nervousness and so much more! We're sad to see summer go, but fall is a fresh start for many of us.

6 Reasons the Class of 2013 Should Be Excited for Back-to-School

Nahal Shakib | Posted 10.14.2012 | Teen
Nahal Shakib

Seniors, as our last summer of high school comes to a close, get ready for year filled with laughter, tears (of joy), firsts and lasts. Make it a year that you will never forget.

The Fear of the Unknown

Serena Lee | Posted 08.03.2012 | College
Serena Lee

I declared a senior thesis and changed my graduation date from Winter 2013 to Spring 2013. Life in college moves at rapid speed and sometimes I wish I could just press pause to breathe.

Carl Sandburg and Senior Reflections

The Crimson White | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
The Crimson White

I've been thinking about this column from the moment I submitted my first back in October of 2010. Then, and even as recently as a few months ago, I envisioned a giant, 800-word middle finger to the system as my final parting gift.

College Counseling

Kinne Chapin | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Kinne Chapin

Since listening to my peers' thoughtful advice, I have been stockpiling a list of the things that I wish I had known before coming to college -- things a little more substantial than my older brother's advice to bring an extension cord.

Goodbye and Good Luck: Confessions of a Nearly Graduated UM Student

Samantha Tritsch | Posted 06.22.2012 | College
Samantha Tritsch

While this may seem completely predictable and cliché, I have to admit that I truly believe that my experience at the University of Michigan has equipped me with not just a diploma, but a skill set that has adequately prepared me for what is to come.

Senior Classes: Personal Preference or College Prep

Nya Marie | Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen
Nya Marie

I want to be able to have as many options as possible for college but I want to be interested in my senior year. If only there were classes that would look good to colleges and would keep my interest!

7 Things On Your High School Bucket List

| Posted 04.05.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Mulvey Take a trip down memory lane to your first day of high school –- whether you rode the bus or had your cool, older sister drive...

The 10 Best Things About Being A Second-Semester Senior

| Sydney Nolan | Posted 03.12.2012 | Teen

For many high school seniors, “Pomp and Circumstance” starts playing in our heads the minute we step foot in the door for our senior year of high ...

The Twitterverse Shares Their #HighSchoolMemories!

Posted 03.26.2012 | Home

Whether you love high school or you're counting down the days until graduation (read: freedom), these are four years of your life that you'll never f...