Leaving Home

Leaving home my first year definitely wasn’t easy. Before college, I had only been away from home for maybe a few weeks, a month tops. Dartmouth is only 2 hours away from Lynn, MA (where I grew up), and though in comparison to some of my friends here who were…

Senioritis? No thank you. (Well, maybe a little)

My spring semester in high school was very exciting because I was finally going to move on to the next chapter in my life. I had been accepted into the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as an undergraduate student, an honors college student, a recipient of the UIC President’s…

The Waiting Game- My story/How to get through it

After months of writing, interviews, and fighting for myself, I uneasily opened the letter that held my fate. My future was riding on the contents of this one letter. After shakingly opening the letter, my heart raced and dropped…  I had applied to Texas A&M University- Commerce, got accepted, and…

Academic Preparedness: How Prepared Should You Be?

While a senior in my high school class, I would often worry about college and if I would be prepared to handle such an intense workload. I tried to do everything that I could to stay prepared for college because I knew that it would not be a walk in…

Dealing With Senioritis

Being a senior in high school is the final steppingstone of your secondary education. I remember being a senior in high school and seeing myself so close to the finish line but having little motivation to make it to the end. Senioritis hit me and a bunch of my friends…

Crunch Time

As finals week approaches it also brings the end of my Junior year. It has been such a surreal experience considering my first two years were heavily affected by the global pandemic that this year has felt like the first "normal" college year. This year I've been able to work…

New Beginnings

Finally, the stress of the college selection process is calming down, so the stress level should be going down, right? While your hard work should be rewarded, it’s also a perfect time to start preparing yourself for your new journey through college! This is something I wish I would’ve done…

The Home Stretch

As we enter crunch time in these last few weeks of school, it is effortless to lose sight of your motivation and work ethic as the end date comes closer and closer. Listening to my friends who are currently seniors finishing up high school, they feel that the rest of…

Senioritis- It’s a thing!

High school was rough for me… My spring semester of senior year of high school looked something like this: On March 13 (on the exact day of my birthday, btw), our school district got an announcement that our school would close down for two weeks. Of course, once we found…

Scholarships

One thing about scholarships is that they are always around; you just have to know who to talk to. Although your financial aid package can be set, that does not mean you cannot seek further scholarships later on. Talk to the financial aid office and work with them, or see…