Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

Is that college degree worth it? Read this, then write the check.

Is a college degree worth it? Don’t answer that. Not if you’re about to dive into the college admissions piranha tank. Pretend that you haven’t fallen for the hype. Pretend you haven’t been seduced into believing that Awesome U. is your ticket to the show. Take a deep, calming breath. And we'll answer the question for […]

College Application Fee Waivers: Just ask.

College application fees. They’re high. And going higher. Stanford University, with its $19 billion endowment, wants you to pay $90 for a chance at a slot in next year’s freshman class. Boston University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Villanova, USC, and the University of North Carolina will charge you $80 for the same privilege. George Mason […]

Eye contact: The secret to your success is in your eyes

Your eyes don’t lie. So if they drift down to that text message while your algebra teacher is explaining why you got a C- on yesterday’s quiz? They’re saying: I don’t care Or if your eyes stare at someone on the other side of the room? Without blinking? For ten minutes? They’re saying: I’m creepy. […]

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