Timely Tips on Applying for College

Applying to college is a stressful endeavor, but what that comes with so much reward. Every high school senior in the United States has to write essays and tack on test scores to their applications in the fall, all hoping for a lucky strike in the spring. The best thing you can do is plan,…

How to Make Friends (Esp. in College)

College friends are ones that are supposed to transcend time and space; no matter where you are or what you’re doing, reunions are joyous and laughter is everlasting. Yet, you should not put a pressure on yourself to find perfect people, because frankly, they don’t exist. The people you surround yourself with should help you…

Should I Play Sports in College?

Throughout high school, I played lots of sports until I found my niche in Track and Field. I got pretty good by the time I was applying to colleges, and was recruited to run in college, thankfully. It’s been a year since that exchange, and I have completed one full year playing that sport (pre-season…

9 Productive Things to Do this Summer

Before the summer vacation, I find myself so anxious for a break. Finals, deadlines, moving out and a million other things weighed on my mind constantly, causing me to go to bed every night exhausted. Every night, I dreamt of summer. Once I’m here though, I feel bored after about a week. There’s only so…

Be More Confident: Learned Helplessness

I was listening to a podcast from collegeinfogeek.com (linked below) about learned helplessness. In it, the discussion goes into depth about an experiment that coins the term. The idea is that if something doesn’t work once for you, you won’t try it again even if it will work the second or third time. For example,…

A Major Tip for Worried Almost-Freshman

Hello everyone! I’m here to let you know, there’s no need to worry about your upcoming year. That may seem like hard advice to swallow given your current state of affairs. Your mind is probably boggling over the dorm situation, the classes, the potential friends and just, what daily life will look like. All this…