Are You College Ready?

So much of your time in high school is focused on preparing for the future. There are AP courses, options like Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), meetings with your guidance counselor, and classes on life skills, such as finances. But with all this preparation, how can you know if you’re truly ready for college? With

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Creative Ways to Save Money in College

It’s a well-known fact: most college students are near broke. Between student loans, the atrocious pricing of textbooks, and the lack of time to work a full-time job, money for gas, food, clothes, and entertainment can be pretty scarce. And what about a savings account? If you find yourself staring at your checking account, fearing...

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Sticking with It: Devotions

When it comes to devotions—a time set aside (often each day) to spend time with the Lord—many of us cringe. Yeahhhh, haven’t done that for a good two or three weeks now. The thing is, when it comes to getting in the Word and talking with God, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the dilemma that is sticking

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How to Survive Finals Week

Ah, finals week. The late-night hours filled with studying, the gobs of students taking espresso shots on the hour, the feelings of stress buzzing like electricity in the air. At the end of each semester, finals week strikes, and students across campus lean in, put their heads down, and push through the barrage of studying, paper-writing...

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Freshman Year Hacks

Everyone’s college experience is different, so it goes without saying that your first year at school will probably be distinct in its events and happenings. However, while your adventures in college will probably differ from that of your best friend, there are some proactive things you can do to make sure the year goes as

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On Making Wise Choices

College (and life in general) is full of a litany of decisions. Whether it’s choosing how big of a credit load you want to carry next semester, making friends at a party, or deciding on your career path, the choices you make while in school can have a big impact on your future. The Bible doesn’t

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Stress + School: How to Deal

Stress is the body’s reaction to a challenge, and college can certainly be a challenge. Chances are, even if you’re only a week or two into your first year at a college or university, you’re already dealing with stress of some sort. There’s a lot more required of you now that you’ve graduated from high

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How to Stay Organized in College

It’s tough to stay organized at college when that fabulous freedom you now have means you get to decide when and how you’ll manage your schedule. Need to clean your room but would rather watch Netflix? Sure! Why not push off the tidying until next weekend? Your friends are going out for half-price appetizers, but

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How to Not Waste Your Summer Vacation

With the weather finally warming and the snow gradually melting, you’re probably getting in that refreshed, springtime frame of mind. Frisbee on the lawn, balmy breezes, the ability to walk outside without every inch of your skin covered with some kind of winter gear: it’s a beautiful feeling. Since spring is upon us...

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How to Master the College Application

Oh, the college application. As a high school student, you might turn your nose up at such things because who has time to write one more essay? Don’t you already do that for history class on a regular basis? Why must you complete proverbial “homework” in order to qualify for more school and more homework?

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