Monthly Archives: December 2015

College Application Timeline

Juniors and seniors, are you on track with this College Application Timeline from the College Board? Make a New Year’s resolution to get into the perfect school by being a proactive applicant.  

Freshman Year Survival Guide: Part IV Wellness

Freshman year is a notorious threat to personal well-being: famously, the freshman fifteen, but also (as I mentioned in a previous post) the challenges presented in close living quarters and the absence of your mother to make you soup when you are under the weather. To succeed in all other areas of college life, you […]

Infographic of the Week #6

Extra-curriculars are the greatest, here is an infographic to tell you just a few reasons why.

Chocolate Peppermint Trifle

Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday was full of joy and the blessings of family and fellowship. My family and I had a lovely day and lots of glorious food: eggs benedict for breakfast; turkey with all of its best flavorful friends, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc…; and, to finish off the day with a tremendous […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part III Academics

College brings with it a whole new set of academic challenges, but you can be prepared to meet them. The biggest difference between high school and college academic life is certainly independence. In high school, you were legally required to be in school during specific hours everyday, your teachers probably checked every assignment and did […]

Infographic of the Week #5

‘Tis the season for…FAFSA (sorry for the let down). Here is an infographic to help you through the process.  

Home for the Holidays & Gingerbread!

“Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread.” -William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost These cookies−the time I spent icing them will one day be the cause of my debilitating carpal tunnel, but it will have been worth it. I love how they turned out! Their decoration was quite an operation, […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part II Dorm Life

How on earth are you going to feel at home in a little cinder-block room in a building you share with a bunch of strangers? Somehow, you will, and you will probably grow to love dorm life! A half of a 13ft by 13ft colorless room is not likely to become a coveted chuck of […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part I Orientation

Freshman orientation may very well be one of the strangest weeks of your life. What can you expect? Orientation programs vary from school to school, but here are some basic things you will probably encounter. There is also a list of survival tips at the end of the post! Residence Hall Move-In The time has […]

Infographic of the Week #4

College Applications, they are due now, like right now. This infographic is here to save the day.