Impulse

The day that half our country fears, and half our country awaits with anticipation, Black Friday, recently passed. With horror stories of people getting trampled, shot, and stabbed in the nearby Walmart with the “deals of the century,” my Black Friday experience spoke to the contrary of popular belief. I woke up at 3:00 in…

The Importance of Presentation

Presenting something for the first time can be scary–and it should be. When you are showing someone something, whether it be an idea, an essay, a design, or even yourself, judgments are instantly made. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. There are two types of people in the world–those that judge, and liars. Especially when we’ve never…

Falling Short of Expectations

Everybody feels like they have expectations they have to meet. Whether they are academic expectations, family expectations, or athletic expectations, everybody tries to live up to what the people around them think they should be able to do. But are expectations a good thing? On one hand, they drive us to work harder and succeed…

Do you got time fo’ dat?

Can we please take a moment to appreciate this picture? I just love everything about it. His eyes, his flared nostrils, his strangely shaped tongue. I believe it is safe to say that all AP kids, college kids, and adults, for that matter have felt like screaming like our friend here (most of us actually…

The Playing Board

We’ve all done things we’re ashamed of. We’ve done things that have hurt others  and ourselves. Some things may have been intentional, and some may have been out of our control. What makes us lose control? Everybody likes to feel like they have control of everything that happens to their life. After all is said…

Motivation

I believe it is safe to say that everybody struggles through something in their lifetime. Whether it be long term, like an illness, or relatively short, like a homework assignment, it is easy to feel like nothing you do is worth anything. I often ask myself why I bother to try to hard. Will it…

College Board: The Iago to Millions of Students

As my peers and I scramble to meet college application deadlines, we wonder exactly what role College Board plays in the application process. We know there is no way to be admitted into a respectable university without College Board getting in the way and taking all of our money. I am a horrible test taker.…