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Road sign saying College Just Ahead.

Picking a College

Posted: January 18, 2017
By: Hafsa A., Teen Blogger

School. Not many people want to think about education especially when everyone is on vacation. But unfortunately, school is not going to get off anyone’s mind, especially for juniors and seniors who need to start thinking about which college they are going to. Finding the perfect college that will meet all your needs will be

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College Essay Tips

Posted: September 14, 2016
By: Emma E., Teen Blogger

If you are one of the millions of American teenagers entering their senior year, you are likely stressing about college applications. And if you are anything like me, the most intimidating part of a very intimidating process is the essay. With three years of grades logged, standardized tests taken, and extracurricular activities participated in, the

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A Pie Chart of the College Admissions Process

Enjoying the Application Process

Posted: August 31, 2016
By: Elizabeth A., Teen Blogger

With the start of this school year, many teenagers are beginning their senior year of high school, which often brings up different thoughts and emotions. While some people are counting down the days until graduation, others are hoping that the remainder of their high school days will go by slowly because that means more time

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First Day At A New School And Trying To Make Friends? Scream And Run Away Every Time Someone Says Hi.

New Schools and Next Steps

Posted: August 19, 2016
By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian

As August draws to a close, it’s back-to-school for everyone (ugh). While many of you are returning to the same high school you were in last year, for many of you, this month heralds a new beginning. Maybe you’re an incoming ninth grader and getting your first taste of high school life. Maybe you’re moving

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Keep Calm and Write the Essay

The Dreaded College Essay

Posted: August 10, 2016
By: Sophie B., Teen Blogger

As an incoming senior at one of the “Most Challenging High Schools in America,” as proclaimed by the Washington Post, college has been on my mind since the first day of freshman year. And since I am about to embark on the journey known as my final year of high school, I am almost done

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College kids walking down path.

Prep for College Series

Posted: July 8, 2016
By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian

Summer is in full swing, and we know the last thing anyone probably wants to think about right now is college applications. But we also know that many of you probably are! Whether you are going into your junior year and just starting to think about the college search process, about to start your senior

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The College Search

Posted: March 30, 2016
By: Britta J., Teen Blogger

As part of the junior class this year, I can definitely feel all the pressure suddenly put on us to start looking at colleges and preparing for all the standardized tests we’ll have to take. It can be really stressful, especially if you’re not sure where to start, or if you have no idea what

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