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Taking Exams When You’re Sick

Taking Exams When You’re Sick

My second semester of sophomore year, I ended up getting food poisoning right before I had to take a midterm. The night before, my friends and I had gone out to a restaurant to celebrate nearing the end of midterms, and since we went near […]

Disclosing Disability In College Applications

Disclosing Disability In College Applications

When I was applying to colleges, I couldn’t decide if I should mention that I have a disability. My low vision had been a major part of my life, especially in school, so it felt weird to hide that part of my identity. At the […]

How To Nail A College Interview

How To Nail A College Interview

There has been an increase in the amount of colleges that either recommend or require that students interview for certain programs. Out of the three colleges I applied to, one of them required an interview for the honors program, and another had an optional interview […]

Ten Reasons You Should Call A Security Escort

Ten Reasons You Should Call A Security Escort

This post was suggested by a security escort at my college, who said they wanted more people to know that they are there to help keep others safe. Thank you, security escorts, for helping to keep me and my friends safe and encouraging us to […]

How To Find Colleges

How To Find Colleges

I’ve done posts on questions to ask when choosing a college (part one, part two), but it can be difficult to decide what colleges to tour in the first place. In a state like Virginia, there can be dozens of options, and all of them […]

How I’m Managing My Back Pain This Semester

How I’m Managing My Back Pain This Semester

I have a chronic illness called Chiari Malformation (read more about that here) that causes chronic pain all over my body, focusing on my back, shoulders, neck, and head. Back pain is fairly common for college students, so I decided to put together a list […]

Ten More Questions to Ask When Choosing A College

Ten More Questions to Ask When Choosing A College

I wrote a post about ten questions to ask when choosing a college here, and decided to expand on it some more. So here are ten more questions to ask yourself and others when choosing a college. How far do you have to travel for […]

Why You Should Submit A Video Essay

Why You Should Submit A Video Essay

Video essays are an optional part of the application process for many colleges, and in my opinion, they are the most fun part of the application. ┬áHere are some reasons you should include a video essay with your college application. What is a video essay? […]

How We Executed Move-In

How We Executed Move-In

It was hard to believe the day had finally arrived. I would finally be moving into my dorm room and starting college. I was excited for taking my first assistive technology course, making friends in my classes, and being right outside of Washington, DC. I […]

Medical Emergencies in College

Medical Emergencies in College

One night in November during my freshman year, I was talking to my friend in a different time zone when suddenly, I felt like I was about to black out. There was blinding pain in my abdomen that made it feel like I had gone […]