Education

Anxious about college orientation? These tips may help

Anxious about college orientation? These tips may help

College orientation can be intimidating, as immediately you are surrounded by thousands of students chanting pep rally anthems, wearing the same college apparel, and asking the same thousands of questions about what you hope to do within your time at the university....

On the importance of the personal statement

On the importance of the personal statement

I put an Annie’s Mac and Cheese in the microwave. The machine appears to be sentient and judgmental. I back away and sit on a hard Ikea chair, noting that I have two minutes available to think about the things left undone in my life. Why do you do the things you do?...

Anxious about college orientation? These tips may help

Avoid the stress of scholarship applications

It's that time of the year where seniors are already struggling with graduation requirements, and submitting applications for scholarships and financial aid. Well, it is their future on the line. Planning ahead is always great, but having a good, solid plan will keep...

Common Application help from inli.ne

Common Application help from inli.ne

  “I don't need help with my college application,” said nobody ever. The Common Application (Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants use to apply to over 650 colleges and universities across America.  Thus, the stakes are high...

A tour of Brown University: College heaven on a hill

A tour of Brown University: College heaven on a hill

Located in Providence, R.I., Brown University is the quintessential Ivy League campus, nestled on the top of College Hill with downtown Providence at its base. As you drive up College Hill, it becomes all things campus as the vista becomes historic brick colonial...

A tour of the University of Pennsylvania

A tour of the University of Pennsylvania

I had no idea what to expect of The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) because it is located in the heart of West Philadelphia, and thus is a true urban campus. I am from Los Angeles, but am in love with New York City; however, I had a preconception that going to...

Prepare for the 2016-2017 Common Application

Prepare for the 2016-2017 Common Application

  High school seniors are just a week away from the Aug. 1 launch of the 2016-2017 Common Application or known simply as the Common App. Over 600 colleges use the Common App as a universal undergraduate college admission application, and last year over 800,000...

A tour of Duke University

A tour of Duke University

We arrived at the Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina at about 9 p.m. and the sky was the first thing I noticed. It was dusk and the darkness was framed against a backdrop of white light, and it had unexpectedly rained so there was a shiny quality to the skyline....