Category Archives: High school

Tips for your college applications

When I was going off to college, I had the benefit of being a younger sister and among the youngest in my group of high school friends, so I got to see 2 rounds of college applications before it was … Continue reading

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Information and Tips for First Generation Students and Families Planning for College

According to a 2013 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, college graduates have lower unemployment rates, fare better during recessions, and earn wages roughly double those of high school graduates. When made responsibly, a higher education remains … Continue reading

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Back-to-school resolutions for high school students (and parents)

Editor’s note: In the next few posts we’re talking about the new year. Not the January 1st one, not the Chinese one, but the school one. And what better way to kick off a new year than with some resolutions!… Continue reading

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The value of DIY

As my father told me after my last home emergency, “Houses can sometimes be a money pit.” Cue next home issue. After Christmas, I decided that the wallpaper and bright green paint adorning my bathroom walls were meant to be… Continue reading

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FAFSA feedback

It’s January, and you probably know what that means — time to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) . The FAFSA is the best place to begin if you need financial aid (including student loans) to help… Continue reading


Should the ACT be mandatory?

Do you think the ACT test  should be mandatory for all high school students? Currently a few states do require that students take the ACT. Why? It serves as another way to assess students, and some probably see a side… Continue reading

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More than meets the eye

Last weekend I decided to extend my personal Friday cubical dance party into the weekend by volunteering at a local high school dance. It was so great to see students releasing their pent up energy into the rhythm of the… Continue reading

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Back-to-school blues

I used to love back-to-school time. Now, I still share Staci’s love of school supplies, but as a parent, “back to school” time can be hard sometimes. The first time you send your kid off to school it’s tough —… Continue reading


Portrait of a (senior) portrait

If you’re going to be a high school senior this fall, it’s likely that you’ve already completed a time-honored tradition: senior portraits . Senior portraits have evolved from the traditional head-and-shoulders shots marking a student’s graduation year to full-blown fashion shoots… Continue reading