College is near? Have no fear! ;]

The best metaphor I can provide to you for the college application process is that of building a car…So where do you start? Before anything you need to establish your WHEELS: Grades & Standardized Tests. Your grades are a MAJOR factor on whether or not you are...

Waiting for Superman

I used to hate the idea of self-reliance. The only connection I could make with the popular ideology was selfishness. We live in a nation that champions inner-strength and independence, and while the latter schools of thoughts are useful for self-promotion for many,...

Year 2: Doubts and Uncertainty

“Yeah, I’m going to double major and do Black studies and Chemistry, since I love both and I can’t seem to choose,” a friend tells me. “I’m going to have to take five classes, so I’m going to be busy all of next semester… So Jenny, I hear you’re going to major in...

Home Is Always Where The Heart Is

As Thanksgiving is oh so slowly approaching, and I am finishing up projects and assignments while making travel arrangements, I think about how different it feels now than it did in my freshman year. I came to a college where I knew no one, I left everyone I knew and...

Static on the Line

A few years ago, my friends and I talked excitedly about heading off to college in August—ready to meet new people and take great classes and be college students. We talked about the schools we’d chosen to attend and how amazing it would be to leave home and be out on...
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