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In the Midst of College Admissions, Brilliance is Born

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College Admissions Season is Now Open

Is she mad? She just ate her first pop-tart! Related PostsBy the Numbers: University of California Fall 2013 Admissions Know the Instructions “I Have Student Debt?” 1140% = Increase In College Tuition Since 1978 Guest Post: The Savings for College Challenge, Part Three – How Much to Save in a 529

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Guest Post: At the Conclusion of High School, A Choice

Should high-school graduates embrace academic freedom or remain loyal to academic structuralism? THE FINAL DAYS of a thirteen-year odyssey move by with painful fluidity. Bound by shared hardship, old friends and new friends join together to cry, commiserate, lament, laugh, reminisce, recount, celebrate, and love. Grievances and awkwardness remain but are shelved in the knowledge …

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Guest Post: Dealing with a Shrinking Ego

Author’s Bio: Ashley is a recent graduate from Rocklin High School and will be attending Oregon State University this Fall. Being a levelheaded student applying to a dozen schools, I knew there were inevitable rejections that would be sent my way. In February, after lots of mental pep talks and indulging in too many hot …

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“The Road Less Traveled”

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Life begins with a finite period of temporal existence baked into the cake. Somewhere between the innocence of our youth and the reality that balancing needs with wants is a tricky business, lies a narrowly defined period where any choice made can have a disproportionate (positive or negative effect)—exacerbated at times by the hand of …

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A Travel Guide

A Travel Guide The pressure is on to do what is right, not wrong. “It comes down to odds,” the pundits say. The law of averages will have their way. Much to our dismay, we give into everyone else’s sway. But, what exit should we take on life’s multi-exit highway? The vision becomes blurred, words …

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Knowledge Lives in the Now

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Past failure and success can no longer be experienced. Right now is where life happens. To fail or succeed are just two more concepts others like to hang around our necks. Then, as our life unfolds, we are shaped, corralled by the overuse, abuse …

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Learning with a Purpose

Let the semester unfold slowly–looking to make adjustments to your learning process–as your interactions with both the teacher and your other classmates set the tone for your learning experience. This is easier said than done, especially in the later years of one’s youth, when influence creep seems to be in full swing with the attendant …

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Thomas Jefferson for the Twenty-First Century American

Many years ago, in my role as a high school teacher of U.S. Government, I had the unique opportunity that allowed me to experiment–teach one and only one concept, one document to one group of kids for the entire school year. We studied the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson–attempting to understand and apply …