college advice

Home for the Holidays: Those Inevitable Questions

Home for the Holidays: Those Inevitable Questions

It's that time of the year again. The temperature is dropping and we all have trees in our living rooms and we're mentally preparing ourselves to be asked a million questions by all of our relatives. You know, those questions...

You Won't Regret it: Get to Know Your Teachers & Counselors

You Won't Regret it: Get to Know Your Teachers & Counselors

 would be lying if I said that I miss high school, but I'd also be lying if I said that I didn't miss some of my teachers. I went to a small(ish) school, so after a while, I knew the names of most of the teachers and eventually, they knew my name too. It would have been easy for me to go through my time at Gulf Shores High School without getting to know any of the teachers or staff members, but thankfully, that didn't happen. Getting to know my teachers, and letting them get to know me, is the best decision I made in high school. Let me tell you why.

How to Study

How to Study

Today, all four of us are here to share with your our studying tips and tricks. We come from three different majors and four different points of view, but we're all upperclassmen, so we like to think we have a grasp of how college works.

Now What?

Now What?

So, now what? What are you supposed to do now that Welcome Week is over, you've settled into all your classes, and college has become normal? Don't worry, because I've got some suggestions. 

You're Still Smart if You have to Try

You're Still Smart if You have to Try

In high school, I was able to breeze by with A's without studying at all. I could half-do my homework and never read a chapter and make it through the semester with better-than-most grades (except in math... I hate math). I didn't study, I didn't apply myself, but I never finished a class with a poor grade. I considered myself a natural genius. College taught me that I am, in fact, not. 

What to Expect with Hannah Kanengiser

What to Expect with Hannah Kanengiser

A couple of weeks ago, the summer bloggers sat down with Hannah Kanengiser to get her advice for all the new Choctaws out there!  As a rising sophomore, Hannah has just finished her freshman year, and so she provided us with some fresh insight on what to expect!

A Letter to My High School Self

A Letter to My High School Self

Dear High School Ashton,

It's the 20 year old version of you here to give a little advice. I'm no life expert or perfect student or anything of the sort, but I've (obviously) lived more life than you have. You've grown more in the past two years than you did in all of high school.

A Letter to Juniors

A Letter to Juniors

Dear Juniors, It's your friend and junior blog chief Ashton here to talk. As Spring semester gets rolling the end of your junior year slowly approaches, meaning that your last year of high school is right around the corner. Guys, it's time to start looking at colleges.