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    by Story2 Guest Author, on Aug 31, 2016 6:00:00 AM

    The other day I was in a clothing store and started talking to the young saleswoman named Rebecca who was helping me with some purchases. It turned out that she …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Danielle Phan, on Aug 23, 2016 10:49:57 AM

    I stood at the base of the bleachers in the school gym, alongside seven other seniors, in front of the entire freshman class. We were to introduce ourselves as their …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Danielle Phan, on Aug 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM

    “Your mom makes WHAT for dinner?” I looked around the table of the dining hall to a circle of blank stares, a circle of peers who simply could not understand …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Carol Barash, PhD, on Aug 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM

    You do something new, and you see yourself and the world differently. If you’ve had one of these moments, you will know. I once interviewed an applicant for Princeton whose …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Story2, on Aug 15, 2016 12:11:23 PM

    Every year, the education community has the opportunity to help craft the narrative of SXSWedu. Through PanelPicker, the community has a voice in which sessions and speakers are selected with …

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    Topics:Community

    by Carol Barash, PhD, on Aug 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM

    When I was a faculty advisor to the admissions committee at Douglass College, Rutgers, the stories of failure were much more memorable than those about success. I remember an admissions …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Tyler Nakatsu, on Aug 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM

    We huddled in the alley, in the rain, by the emergency exit of The Comet. “Five minutes guys” yelled the stage technician, peeking his head outside the door. We were …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Danielle Phan, on Aug 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM

    On March 29, 2004, I wrote in my diary, “There’s a school that my parents are planning for me to go to. I think that school is okay, but it …

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    Topics:Community

    by Story2, on Aug 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM

    Saying things out loud helps make them happen. This is especially true when planning for college. That’s why Story2 and Better Make Room are partnering as part of the Up …

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    Topics:High School and College

    by Story2, on Aug 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM

    We can feel the tides turn when the Common Application opens up on the first of August. Students rush to Twitter, asking questions, and we’re reminded how difficult the Common …

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    Topics:High School and College