“Your Prices Way Too High, You Need to CUT IT”: A Rant about College App FEES

Real talk. WHY ARE COLLEGE APPLICATION FEES SO DAMN HIGH?! You would think that giving the gift of education and knowledge to the youth and our nation's future would be enough for colleges and universities. Now, before I get blasted for "Colleges need sources of funding" and "Admissions Officers need to get paid" and "Processing …

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Being Black is Not a Political Statement

The following post is not related to college admissions- skip this if you don't want to read an amateur think piece on the state of racial identity as seen by a first-generation American black woman (still a teenager, but still). Proceed at your own risk. If you are easily offended by black awareness, discussion of …

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I Am Tired, Stressed and Obsessed

College admissions mania is nothing new to the United States. People pay tens of thousands of dollars for overpriced, stress-catering college counselors; Millions of copies of US News and World Report's Best Colleges List are sold annually and create universal buzz; hundreds upon thousands of anxious students worldwide flood the top 50 colleges in the …

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