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High School Preparing for College

Starting college is a daunting experience, and your first day can often be the most daunting. But it doesn’t need to be! While many people think that the first day is the most stressful, we’ve come up with some tips to make sure that your first day is as fun and as easy a transition into college life as possible. 1. Leave your dorm room door open. An open door policy is the quickest way to get people to introduce themselves. Open door = friendly resident who wants to chat. If you’re looking to make friends quickly, then be sure you pack a door stop to wedge your door open! People will drop...
You are, of course, a highly intelligent and unique human being whom any of your fellow incoming freshmen would be lucky to know. And yet, as you meet them for the first time during freshman orientation, you find yourself unable to say anything other than, “So, um, where are you from? That’s cool. What’s your major? That’s cool.” Many of the people you talk to will be eager to chat about hometowns and classes. There’s something about the novelty of your first few days on a college campus and the desire to make a good first impression that tends to homogenize conversation. Despite the...
As any seasoned collegiette knows, move-in day never turns out quite the way you imagine it will, whether you're stepping on campus for the first time or strutting your stuff as a senior. Check out some of the things that you can actually expect to experience on move-in day, and you'll be totally prepared for whatever comes your way! Expectation: You'll be so excited to be on campus surrounded by so many intellectuals and old books! Reality:  Expectation: You'll be rocking the cutest outfit and your hair and makeup will be flawless, just in case a hottie stops to help you with your boxes....