How to be Happy for a New Semester

Sucking in school sucks. It’s annoying, unmotivating, decreases your self-esteem, and is downright unfortunate. However, sometimes it can be a blessing in disguise.

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Going to College as a First Generation Student

As kids we expect that our parents have already experienced every milestone we’re going to go through in life. There’s a sense of comfort in knowing that they can advise you on what’s next and how you should prepare. As a first-generation college student, this is far from the case. You are the first in…

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Why Summer is a Time for Rejuvenation

When I was in high school I got a really great summer job. It paid well, was mildly satisfying, my coworkers were fun, and one of my good friends was working there as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the summer but when school came around in the fall I realized that perhaps that job hadn’t been…

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Will I Get into my Dream College?

As a transfer applicant, you might have a “dream college”, whether it’s an institution you wanted to attend since high school, or a school that has come to meet all your expectations as you’ve matured and explored what you want. Remember not to mold yourself into someone you think the college is looking for. Instead,…

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How a Leave of Absence can Help you

Note: While taking a leave of absence may seem like a step backward, guest blogger Ayanna shares how taking time off from Temple University helped her re-evaluate her degree and future career. If you have any questions or comments for Ayanna, please leave them below!

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6 Reasons Good Grades are Worth it

Are good grades really worth the blood, sweat and tears that so often come with school work?

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Re: Skipping the College Tour

You may or may not have read The New York Times’ recent article, “Skipping the College Tour”. As they explain, visiting colleges before applying or committing has become an important step of the application process. However, the article argues that visiting a campus doesn’t help us make a better college decision because it’s difficult to…

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How to Work Full-Time & Go to School Full-Time

How do you manage to work full-time and go to college full-time?

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Things to Do: Summer

For most of us, summer break is almost here (or has already arrived). If you’re wondering what to do or where to start, check out the infographic below:

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3 Lessons to Learn about Friendships in College

Re: 10 awkward friendships you probably have A couple months ago, I read an article about friendships here that really resonated with me. Skeptically, I shared it around to see whether others felt the same, and discovered that a lot of the ideas hold true. Here are some important lessons to remember about friendships in…

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