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5 Reasons to Get Involved with Politics in College

5 Reasons to Get Involved with Politics in College It’s that time again. You can’t get on social media, turn on the television, or even step outside without being bombarded with political talk right now. For many college students, this will be your very first time voting in a presidential election. Whether you’re with her…

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Giving Back & Getting More: Finding the Perfect Volunteer Work

Giving Back & Getting Much More: Finding the Perfect Volunteer Work As a high school student looking ahead to college, you’ve probably had the importance of volunteer work drilled into your head. If you’ve done a lot of it, you’re figuring out how to make that known on your application. If you haven’t done much of…

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Be Thankful for Your High School Friends

Be Thankful for Your High School Friends  High school can get a bad rap. It’s not really surprising, though– it’s four years of intense growth, and with that comes growing pains. When conversations about high school come up, it’s not uncommon to hear people say how rough their time was, and how much they “couldn’t…

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Sorority Rush: Reasons, Realities, and Reminders

At my university, formal recruitment took place during the second semester. We had the first semester to move in, explore campus, adjust to college, make friends, and find our rhythm before the chaos of rush was upon us. My southern school was about 50% Greek, but after spending a semester on campus, it definitely felt…

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Word of Mouth: If You Like It, Share It

Word of Mouth: If You Like It, Share It Nobody hates cold calling as much as the person making the cold call. Word of mouth is the best kind of marketing. Your word is the backbone on which small businesses grow and the economy flourishes. Word of Mouth Marketing: Most of what we do at The…

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14 Things You Need to Know Before Going to College

14 Things You Need to Know Before Going to College Going to college can be scary and overwhelming. But get ready to enjoy the freedom! We’ve asked parents and students to chime in to write our list of things you need to know before going to college, and here’s what they said.   “College will…

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Building Clout: For When We Mess Up

Building Clout: For When We Mess Up At my high school, we were only allowed to buy homecoming tickets the week before homecoming – they weren’t sold at the door. My date was supposed to buy our tickets, but on Friday night, I found out he’d forgotten them. There’s a point to my story , I promise.…

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The Phone: A Socially Acceptable Addiction

The Phone: A Socially Acceptable Addiction Recently, I’ve been recovering from a miserable illness that goes by the name of “morning sickness” – a reprehensible misnomer, given the fact that I was bed-ridden morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I don’t wish to perpetuate this “morning” lie, so, I’ll start again… Recently I’ve been suffering from…

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Kids Should Have Work Life Balance Too

Kids Should Have Work Life Balance Too In the adult world, Work Life Balance is a real thing that people strive for. But what about our kids? Do they not deserve that same luxury?     I am all about encouraging my students to explore their interests and passions, but at some point we have to…

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When Every Kid Gets a Trophy

When Every Kid Gets a Trophy   When every kid gets a trophy, nobody wins. Worse, we’ve robbed them of one of life’s best teachers: failure. Failure stings. It burns, like the morning after a workout, like your shoulders if you forget sunscreen at the beach, like the frigid air if you forget your jacket.…

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