Apply to College

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. The Basics of Applying to College Applying to college is a process that involves a lot of steps, each of which must be completed by a specific deadline. You should apply to...

Don't be surprised by surprises

Sometime earlier this semester, I heard the quote “Everybody needs surprises in their lives. We just happen to call the ones we don’t like ‘problems.’” When I heard this quote, I knew it was absolutely true. This being said, I did have some surprises during my first...

First Semester: Remembered

As a high school senior two years ago I had no idea what people meant when they said, “Your college years will fly by.” In reality, my college years have flown by unbelievably quickly. One moment I was choosing classes for my sophomore year, the next...

Giving Thanks

Dear Mr. Stricker, As I look back on this holiday season my heart is overwhelmed with thanks. So I decided to say thank you in the best way I know how-writing. Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy schedule to write me a letter of recommendation for...

Let go.

Alex Montes (University of Rochester ’15) gives an important tip for those eager current high school seniors awaiting college...