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Life Advice for Teens

If You Can't Control It, Let It Go
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By Kevin McMullin
December 18, 2018 | 1 minute read

In my experience, the students and parents who enjoy and emerge successfully from the college application process focus on the parts that they can control, and—as much as possible—let...

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Life Advice for Teens

Who Do You Surround Yourself With?
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By Kevin McMullin
December 11, 2018 | 1 minute read

Recent research out of Kellogg (the business school at Northwestern) shows that just sitting near a high performer can actually make you better at your job. And not surprisingly, it also...

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Life Advice for Teens

"My School Counselor Doesn’t Even Know My Name!"
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By Amy Chatterjee
October 30, 2018 | 3 minute read

I hear the statement above so often when I'm working with high school students, and, as a former school counselor, I'm quick to defend the unsung heroes of our schools. High school...

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Give Credit Where Credit is Due
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By Nicole Pilar
May 1, 2018 | 2 minute read

Mr. Bonfigli was an institution at my high school. One of the best high school basketball coaches in California, he led our basketball team to numerous sectional titles and to state...

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Someone in Your Corner
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By Tom Barry
March 21, 2018 | 2 minute read

March can be an agonizing month for high school seniors and their parents. This is when many college admission decisions come back, and this avalanche of news can be an emotional roller...

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Keep the Collegiate Faith
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By Kevin McMullin
December 26, 2017 | 1 minute read

For seniors who applied to college via an early application program, the arrival of your admission decision(s) this month will likely feel like anything but just another day. There is so...

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