5 Ways to Hang Out with Your Friends on a Budget

The summer is almost over, and it’s time to plan last minute hang outs with your friends However, you may not have the cash to go out with your friends as much as you would like, especially if you are a high school or college student. Here are some ways that you can hang out […]

5 Tips for the College Bound High School Student

August is almost here. Back to school deals are popping up in stores, summer projects have hopefully started and college visits are being planned. Here is some advice based on personal experience (as well as some of my friend’s experiences) on how to use your time in high school to prepare for college. 1. Study […]

Fresh Out

This is a sample from an essay that I recently wrote on Ex-Offenders reentry back into society: Being guilty can change the rest of your life in a court of law. Please allow me to chauffeur you into the world of crime , social injustice and societal stigmas. Please allow me to introduce you to […]

High Schools with the Highest SAT Scores

Average standardized test scores are getting high and higher as students from across the nation become more and more competitive for college and beyond. While some universities are starting to downplay the importance of SAT and ACT scores, most research suggests that standardized tests are still very accurate measures of brain power and general cognitive […]

Senior Advice: Tips for Future and Current College Students

The journey started in August 2009 and it’s ending this Sunday. A little over 4 years of my life have gone by in college. They have been the best years of my life and gave me memories that will live on forever. While 4 years doesn’t seem like a big difference, the new generation of […]

Drake Graduates High School at age 25

As of Wednesday, popular rap singer Drake, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, can now say he is a high school graduate! According to Yahoo News, the talented musician dropped out of his Canadian academy 10 years ago at the age of 15 in order to peruse his dreams by co-staring in the hit […]

Seth Goldstein Stops High School Cross Country Race To Save Rivals Life

On the second loop of his cross country race, high school runner, Seth Goldstein, voluntarily fell behind to save the life of a runner on a rival team. “I was feeling good,” Goldstein, 17, a senior at Cooper Yeshiva High in Memphis, Tenn., told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “That’s when everything happened in front of […]

So long summer vacation, hello fall semester!

Getting ready for school doesn’t have to be all work and no play! I’ve got you covered with these basics. It’s that time of year, y’all. While the hot and humid weather may be around for a few more months, summer vacation is coming to a close. I know many of you are sad to […]

Abstinence-Only Education: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Sex Ed. class: for most middle or high schoolers, it’s not exactly their favorite class of the day. Most of us who are in college or beyond will remember the somewhat awkward days of middle school or early high school, when we had to spend about an hour a day sitting in a classroom with […]

Our Schools are UNDROPPABLE

“Of all the issues I could make a film about, as an activist for the world, I feel like education is the issue that needs to be fixed.” Jason Pollock is tackling his select problem with a documentary in-the-making, “Undroppable.”  Launched on Tumblr, Pollock’s campaign is all about the unsung schools where it is worth celebrating […]

The Plight of the College Student

With the month of July fast approaching, many schools across the states are setting their students free for summer break. For many students, this summer break seems to offer the promise of complete freedom (even if you are spending the entire summer at your house). However, with this year’s break already well under way, I […]