Being a Parent and College Student

“The immediate need to get some sort of income is often so tempting that oftentimes (single parents) will drop out to work at that minimum-wage job that’s not at all fulfilling to them because they need that immediate income … or because their child care becomes unreliable or unavailable and that juggling becomes just too much,...

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Why Should I Go To College

You may have asked yourself the question: why should I go to college? Is it really that useful and important? I can easily get a job and work my way up in the world without a degree, so what’s the point of all this stress and anxiety over applications? Well as a current student myself, I can think of far more advantages of going to college th...

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Reasons To Go To College

Is attending college a good idea? Well, here’s the short answer: YES. Here’s the long answer: yes, especially if you’re interested in a job in science or technology, or if you want to become a researcher. Ultimately you should consider whether what you want to do in life is worth investing four years of your time and tens of thous...

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Summer Bucket List Ideas for Teens

When I was six years old, I tried to build a time machine in my living room. It mainly consisted of a huge cardboard box, blankets I had taken from my bed and a few teddy bears I could not bear to go to the future without. My dad was kind enough to humor me and cut a hole in the box that made it look as if I were driving some sort of car. Once I sa...

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How to Prepare Yourself for College

Senior year can be a a lot of things: exciting, sad, tedious, terrifying. It can be all of this and a lot more, senior year is both tough and liberating. But as summer winds down and you find yourself staring down the barrel of your last year at school, there’s a lot you can do to prepare yourself for college once you get that diploma youR...

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Things to do to Prepare for College

So you’ve just been accepted to university! Congratulations! This experience promises to be an exciting time in your life. It’s much better than high school. However, that admission letter isn’t like the Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. You’re not guaranteed to get in just by receiving it. You̵...

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Attention Parents! Preparing Your Child for College

Mom and Dad: you obviously want what is best for your child. You want them to go to the best schools, get good grades, and maintain a healthy lifestyle so they grow up to be successful, independent individuals. You motivate them to study, prioritize, and remember their responsibilities. Discipline is inevitably a part of helping your child in these...

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Is Grad School for You? A Few Tips About an Advanced Degree

Currently pursuing my master’s degree, I’ve been thinking recently about my decision to go to grad school and whether I should have or not. I thought long and hard about it before I applied to several universities, weighed my options, what it meant to be a an older student getting another degree. There’s a lot of ground to cover w...

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