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What They Don’t Tell You: An Unconventional Guide to Your Senior Year of High School

Dear High School Senior, First and foremost, I’d like you to congratulate yourself. That’s something I didn’t do enough. Contrary to what you may believe, graduating high school is a big deal. You may be the first in your family to do so, so stop undermining your accomplishments, no matter how “small” you might think they are. The only person stopping you is you; you’re your own worst enemy. If your goal is to attend college after high school, make sure that’s what you make this year about. Don’t think of it as “Wow, I’ve worked so hard, now I […]


Why Should High Schoolers Come to the Teen Center?

BY CAROL KASULE, TEEN CENTER SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN The Teen Center is a welcoming after school program where high school students come. When students come to the Teen Center, it is where their joy and laughter begin after having a long day at school. It’s open from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. One reason why students should come to the Teen Center is to keep busy when they have nothing to do after school. Students can engage in different after school programs that enable them to explore their interests, for example, cooking. Students learn about foods from the time they […]


What College Sophomores Wish They Knew Before Going to College

We asked a few rising college sophomores what they wish they had known before they went to college. Here is their advice organized under three lists encompassing communication and advocacy skills, academic and study skills, and social and college life. Communication & Advocacy Skills ❶ Take advantage of the mental health professionals that are on campus if you are struggling with ANYTHING mentally. They are there for you and should be used no matter how large or little your problems may seem. ❷ Go to Office Hours and form a personal relationship with your professors. They could one day write […]