Taking Breaks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! With being a commuter I am usually already at home, but to see all my friends get to travel home for a nice break was great to see. Usually, for Thanksgiving, my family gets together at my oldest brother’s house, but this year…

The Importance of Support

Since November has passed in a flash, I find myself looking back at what I was grateful for during that time of thankfulness and community. I definitely had a rough start to college last year. I had no clue what to expect, both from my professors and the workload to…

My Support System

I am very grateful for many people in my life so far as I have journeyed through higher education and my own personal life. First off, my family has been my number one support system going all the way back to high school but especially since I started college. My…

Guide to Writing Essays in College

The transition from a New York City public high school to a competitive liberal arts college caused imposter syndrome to kick into full gear for me, especially in the classroom. As an aspiring English major, I prided myself in the writing skills that got me to Barnard and allowed me…

My Support System

College has been a long journey for me. I am grateful to have been able to learn and grow from my experiences in college. I laughed, I cried, but most importantly, I enjoyed myself along the way. Anytime I wanted to give up, I had my friends and family there…

It is okay, just write!

Hi, My name is Andrea, and I am a senior at Centre College. It is crazy to believe that these four years are coming to an end, and it is nerve-racking. If you are a senior in high school, you're probably in the same boat. It's the period of senior…

Homecoming

This year for break I will be very thankful to head home and spend time with my family and just take some time to relax. I get to go home and see my brothers who I haven't seen for a while and I get to see some hometown friends who…

How to “sell yourself” in personal statements

Writing personal statements is hard. A lot is riding on one essay and figuring out what to include is not easy, especially if you’ve done a lot in your high school career. I remember that my biggest issue when I was writing my first personal statement was what in the…

Letters of Recommendation

College applications involve various pieces that allow for a school to form a more comprehensive and holistic view of you. Between personal statements, interviews, and test scores, the application process allows for multiple ways for you to demonstrate a complete picture of yourself and why you might want to attend…