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Because grades don't show personality.

What to expect now that the point of this blog was achieved January 31, 2014

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Obviously, my most recent college acceptance was life changing for both my future and present, but it’s also blog changing. As both a student and a writer, I no longer have to try to prove to universities that they want me on campus—three out of the five colleges I applied to want me despite my transcript flaws! A collection of people in various areas in the state of North Carolina want me for being me! Such a great feeling 🙂

That being said, I’m going to try to chronicle the home stretch of high school and make this blog a bit more useful for upcoming and current high school students—perhaps even throw in the occasional video or two.

In honor of this blog reaching this milestone, enjoy the bathroom selfie timeline of the past four years which covers mortifying freshman year to relaxed sophomore year to stressful junior year to serene senior year.

selfie time line high school


2014 Mission Statement January 25, 2014

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Curious what this post is about? Click here to see last years post 🙂

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14 things after completing first semester of senior year: January 13, 2014

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  1. The only thing more stressful than college applications is waiting to hear back from colleges.college waiting1(seriously though)
  2. It’s okay to cry because you’re uncertain about next year—almost everyone else in your grade is too. Reach out and freak out together.
  3. You don’t know how much you’ve grown up until you realize you were once one of those obnoxious freshman in your chill elective class. (more…)

Lately I’ve been… September 29, 2013

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Lately I’ve been under the influence of Senior Year.




Academic Contracts August 25, 2013

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After having such a rough summer thanks to ulcers last year, I decided to write up a list of “statutes” I’d follow during the school year to prevent future stress related health problems. Placed on the back of my bedroom door along with two posters from Wise Like Us, skimming over the list was one of the first things I did every morning to remind myself of my personal work ethic. I still got sick due to stress, but nothing bad enough I missed school over and I was as dedicated to achieving extreme perseverance as I had hoped. With this in mind, I rewrote my Academic Contract for Senior Year and have included both contracts in case anyone wanted to follow a similar suit.

Most of the ones from Junior Year are from things I read on various places online in terms of study tips while Senior Year I cleaned it up; removing the things from Junior Year that didn’t work out too great(study groups, caffeine intake, etc), while adding easier to follow and more reasonable statues.. The main trick however is to make it look as formal and as serious as possible while placing it in an extremely visible place. This maximizes viewing and reminds yourself how important your new academic guidelines are.

Hope this helps and good luck to all embarking on their upcoming school year 🙂

academic contract senior year

academic contract junior year


Hello Common App and Hello internet! August 1, 2013

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Hello internet and welcome to the world Common App 2013-2014!

I’d just like to apologize for my sudden burst of absence from blogging because in the words of one of my favorite College Wise articles, I’ve been busy being busy. Since my last post, A LOT has happened and I’ve been loving what I can of it.

I’m officially employed for the first time in my life…still in training, but living that fast food worker life.

My two Coursera classes are in full swing. One of which, I’m highly considering dedicating the rest of my life to because the field is that interesting to me. The other class is Introduction to Public Speaking taught by the fabulous Matt McGarrity at University of Washington. While my other class is thrilling to me, Intro to Public Speaking is helping me overcome social anxiety and speech preparation in general. In the near future, I plan on implementing what I learned from both classes into blog posts.

My laptop broke. My beautiful HP that I treasure dearly has been unusable for about two weeks now and I’m typing this post from a crappy family laptop. Once I get a new laptop(hopefully this weekend), I plan on posting much more often between then and the start of school. I’ve actually had 3-4 posts outlined since returning home from Florida a month ago that I need to get around to making into reality.

Rereading Omnivore’s Dilemma for APES and couldn’t be happier with my choice 🙂

I joined a gym and have almost stopped running completely.

Pat McCrory signed SB 353 *rage*

And in lieu of Common App entering my life:


What the fuck Ohio, Texas, and NC? July 5, 2013

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Alright blogosphere, it’s time for me to come out on an issue I’m pretty passionate about. With recent political action dealing with this issue causing a bit of an outburst on the internet, I guess it’s time for me to finally get a little bit more political on here. And as President of my schools Democrat Club and VP of Feminist Club, here’s an announcement that shouldn’t come off as too much of a surprise.