5 Reasons to Rethink the U.S. News College Rankings

September 22, 2015

Wednesday, September 9th was that day, again. I’m talking, of course, about the day when U.S. News & World Report releases its yearly college rankings. As usual, the 2016 rankings were predictably similar to the rankings from the year before, but different enough to get people to pay attention. Once again, Princeton beat out Harvard […]

4 Ways Your Student Loans Will Be Affected by the Presidential Election

September 15, 2015

Student loans take center stage this coming presidential election. All contenders from both parties consider it as a big-ticket issue and they know that to fix the broken higher education loans program would require the biggest government attention within the next few years. It’s no surprise that both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates touch on […]

How Social Media Affects Your College Application

September 8, 2015

Social media sites have become a big part of everyone’s life. Major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram now serve as favorite hangouts — in most cases replacing actual places like parks or clubs. This is particularly true among teenagers who use various social sites not only as a communication tool but a way […]

5 Myths About Liberal Arts Degrees

September 2, 2015

Liberal arts schools are designed to provide the general knowledge needed to become a successful member of society. They are focused on a curriculum that includes arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to achieve a balanced education rather than one that’s purely technical or career-specific. Liberal arts colleges also tend to be smaller than […]

6 of the Most Influential People in the World, Rejected from College

August 26, 2015

Getting rejected from your dream school can feel like the end of the world. But sometimes it can open up a path to a future you can’t yet imagine. Sometimes what seems like a disaster can turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you. As Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect […]

Why New Research May Have Us Returning to Old-Fashioned Books

August 20, 2015

I love books! I love the way they look, smell, and the sometimes smooth, sometimes rough texture of front covers. I love feeling the weight of them in my bag; and the way they pop and crackle when you open one with a stiff spine, after the first time in a while. However, we’ve all […]

The Value of Playing Team Sports: Lifelong Skills for the Real World and Workplace

August 12, 2015

How does playing on a sports team translate to success in life? Knowing how to play well with coworkers is very similar to knowing how to play well on a sports team. There is a joke that goes, “We never really leave high school.” Being part of a workgroup at work is very similar to […]