School

Taking Time Off

Queens native and 22-year-old student Alexa Wolfe, went straight to college after graduating high school, attending the Borough of Manhattan Community College for one year before withdrawing. Tuition for full-time BMCC students runs $4,000 a year and during those first two semesters Wolfe’s parents paid all of her tuition. Things […]

 
 

Student Profile: Louis Landas

Student Profile: Louis Landas

Born to a Bolivian mother and Filipino father who both grew up in the United States, the 21-year-old NYU Stern undergrad was always exposed to different cultures but feels the strongest connection to Singapore, where he grew up. Louis moved from Virginia when he was five after his father landed […]

 
 

Studying without distractions

  During the 90 minutes spent studying for a French quiz, Brenda Lau, 19, a New York University Political Theory and Literature sophomore, has checked her cell phone’s social media applications at least 10 times.   Sounds familiar? This has become the Generation-Y mode of studying: the era where social […]

 
 

College Students And Their Choice of Major: The New Kind of Buyer’s Remorse

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It was during the class registration period late in their sophomore fall semester that the New School student Ken Yoneda and two of his friends came to a difficult realization about pursing a B.F.A. in Jazz Performance. Despite their talents, they and many of their classmates rarely got any gigs, […]

 
 

Too Much On My Plate: The Do’s and Don’ts of Multitasking

Too Much On My Plate: The Do’s and Don’ts of Multitasking

As I sat in the back of my journalism lecture hall, I scanned the laptop screens in the sea of students before me. Some were checking Facebook, others online shopping. Some had their laptops closed, taking notes on lined paper the old-fashioned way, but even some of those students were […]

 
 

The Catch-22 of Landing a Job

The Catch-22 of Landing a Job

Like many college students Victoria Baptiste interned last summer; unlike many students she held two internships, alternating between a research internship at the NYU Law School’s Center of Human Rights and an internship at a computer software firm GCS Computers. And these were not first internships for the Princeton University […]

 
 

Online Help for Bullied Teens

Online Help for Bullied Teens

Last January, I founded BelittletheBullies, a blog for bully victims. I write about my own experiences with the hopes that bullied teens will take comfort that they are not alone, and others share their concerns and problems. Communication is always the first step.

 
 

First-Generation Collegians: Their Families’ Hope

First-Generation Collegians: Their Families’ Hope

Of his six brothers and sisters, Mike Rodriguez,* a Fordham University senior, is the only child in his family who will graduate from college. The words his mother told him before he began his freshman year are seared in his mind: “You are my only hope,” she said as he […]

 
 

Sex Ed 101: What You Didn’t Learn

Sex Ed 101: What You Didn’t Learn

College sex educators have found that many students have basic questions about sexuality that should have been answered in sex ed courses in middle school or high school. Here are the most common misconceptions that college students have about sex, and the ways that educators attempt to remedy them. Dr. […]

 
 

Graduate School: Will it be worth it?

Graduate School: Will it be worth it?

Come senior year, many college students face a big decision: start to search for a job or to continue their education at graduate school. Join the real world or continue stress over assignments and exams and sleepless night. For the class of 2012, the recession and high unemployment rates further […]