Category Archives: School

The 2017 Glocal Challenge Winners Announced

Each year, the city of Cambridge (MA) works with Education First (an international education company that focuses on language, academics, educational travel, and cultural experience) to present the Glocal Challenge to students at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Students are recruited to take initiative…

True to Your Heart

Applying to colleges is already stressful enough, so when you add the stress from family, friends, and teachers you can become very overwhelmed. Everyone has a different opinion on how you should edit your college essay, or on the timing to apply to a certain…

Senioritis: It’s a Slippery Slope

As senior year dwindles down, senioritis creeps onto all of us. This epidemic sweeps the nation annually. If you are a senior and have not been infected yet, you are doing a great job! Keep up the great work. On the other hand, if you…

When to Call It Off

I believe that there are many times when you should call off a friendship – no questions asked. If a person is bullying you to your face or behind your back, if they lie to you over and over again, or if they’re peer pressuring…

Early Decision – Ready to Commit?

If you’re a high school senior this year you might find yourself surrounded by the stress of applying to colleges. Finding colleges you want to apply to is one thing, but figuring out when to apply is a whole other ordeal. I wanted to run…

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Jumping Headfirst into Club Sports in College

The hectic atmosphere of club fairs at school can feel overwhelming yet exciting, especially as a freshman. Representatives from all types of groups trying to rope you into joining their email list, offering you chocolate if you attend their general interest meeting, promising you an…

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The Dreaded 8am

The most common piece of advice people told me before I went to college was “don’t sign up for the 8 am class – you’ll hate yourself”. I went through my freshman year wary of their advice – I never took a class earlier than…

Planning for the Next Nine Months

As summer comes to a close we are quickly approaching the days when we will be waking up to an alarm again. That’s right it’s that time of year. Back to school we go! You may begin with going to the mall to buy a…

What ever happened to Sex Ed?

I was fortunate enough to have been raised and schooled in New York City, but I can’t recall once being taught about safe sex or how to use contraception. In my middle school, there were honors and non-honors classes. The kids in the honors classes…