Author Archives: Jessica

A PSAT Afterthought – What of that “intended major” bubble?

Last year, I decided that the hardest thing about taking the PSAT was filling out the student information sheet. You know, where you put in your name, school, etc. This may seem rather strange if you’ve never taken the PSAT, … Continue reading

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A Last Minute Post on the PSAT

The best thing about schools is sometimes, they find themselves a sense of humor. It doesn’t happen often, but when they do, it’s almost always laugh-out-loud hilarious. For example, the typical procedure for PSAT testing is that if you want … Continue reading

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The Great College Class Adventure

At the beginning of the school year, I wrote a post on what college must be like, based on my high school experiences. Now, as I am in a college class (albeit an online one), I can give a more … Continue reading

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Putting The “Camp” In Campus Experience

After a week of practicing until my fingers just about fell off, I have returned home from orchestra camp. I have to say, I was really surprised. To explain, 35% of the students were bass players (the bass section was … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Choosing Courses

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a high school student stressing about the SAT, or double AP Ultracalculus ABCD-III, or maybe gym class. We all have our worries about the various things we have to do, pass, or ace if … Continue reading

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Putting the Camp in Campus

As we all learned from my last post, summer camp can be the best part of summer (or at least it’s a bit more interesting than doing absolutely nothing). It can also, it some ways, prepare you for college, especially … Continue reading

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Parents (Still) Just Don’t Understand

One of the best things about summer vacation is the fact that you don’t have to worry about the numerous responsibilities that you (probably less than willingly) agreed to take on during the year. One of the worst things is … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies, and … College Applications?

There are some circumstances in life that require a less-than-entirely-truthful approach. Think of job applications, or signing the yearbook of that kid who sat next to you in sixth period, the one who kind of smelled and who you didn’t … Continue reading

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Choosing a Science Class Isn’t a Science

In the curriculum of many schools, the core subject that gives high school students the most freedom to choose what specifics they want to study is science. You have to take some basic courses, but are free to take, or … Continue reading

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To Read or Not To Read?…

English teachers have a natural propensity to assign reading. For the most part, this is simply an unfortunate side effect of the nature of the class they teach, and not intended maliciously, with some notable exceptions. Most students, even honors … Continue reading

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