August

10

How Do I Know Where Money Is For College?

High school or college students pay attention! Instead of sweating at a fast-food job that pays $8 bucks an hour, and wearing a funny hat, would you be interested in $40 bucks an hour, working your own hours – outdoors in the fresh air? This “money-machine” isn’t hard or glamorous, but the money is good, green, and spendable. Painting house address numbers on curbs for homeowners is the quick answer to your $$$ problems. Once you have the basic equipment that will probably cost you less than $60 dollars for the plywood curb border, details here, ink, house numbers, and stuff; then you just stroll or drive around your neighborhood or any new housing tract (the best) you’ve found your starting place. The money you make is cash; ergo, an instant profit in your pocket. Weekends are best when people are home and outdoors. The fringe benefits of this “job” are you get to meet interesting people, including girls, when you ring the doorbell. You charge $10 dollars per house, paint an easy four homes per hour, and you’ve made $40 bucks. Painting house numbers on curbs and driveways is easy, quick, and profitable. Paint as many as you want; when you want.

June

22

Fear Of Not Fitting In With High School Students

Some people consider high school to be the best four years of their lives, while others choose to block out that timeframe from their memory altogether. Four years is a relatively big chunk of time so it is crucial that fear of not fitting in disappears within the first semester of freshman year. Probably the biggest piece of advice to be given to high school students is that there is no such thing as popularity, really. There is no such thing as social status in Read the rest of this entry »

May

4

Studying In The Midst Of Many New People

When you move to a new school, fellow students can be as intimidating as a colony of vampires. The key is to remember that you are neither superior nor inferior to anybody in the room. School is a prime location for insecurities to brew. Just don’t give in to the mumbles in your head.

You may be thinking, “Well, I’m not good at the subject I’m studying.” Even if you are not learning a subject in the realm of your natural talents, you have to keep in mind that everybody is put in situations that Read the rest of this entry »

August

18

Dorm Life and the Importance of Sleep

When I was in college, I ended up rooming with a dude who was finishing out his senior year. He knew all the tricks and all the hot little tips to surviving college. Through what I can only imagine was a combination of imagination, innovation and internet research (hey, don’t knock it – you’re reading this) he would tell me all sorts of useful gems. My favorite came one night when I was waiting for the modem I ordered from Clear4Gdeals.com to arrive.

I had told him about this brutal, 8-in-the-morning snooze fest of a class and how I always had trouble waking up in time. His advice to me: stay up.

His philosophy was to stay up the night prior to these morning classes and just play video games or browse the internet until 7:30 rolled around. He believed that by already being awake, there would be less hassle in the morning ritual and I could just leave for my morning course.

Needless to say, his plan didn’t work and I don’t recommend it to anyone just starting their college career. In fact, I would recommend the opposite. When you’re up all night studying or pulling graveyard shifts in the art studio – take a break. Shut your eyes and get some sleep. School is hard enough, without the exhaustion.

Contrary to what many people think, graduating from high school doesn’t mean your life is over. Far from it. You’ve got a long way to go and you’re just starting. Maybe you’re going to college, the military, work, or something else, it’s your decision. At this point, whatever you decide won’t be the last decision you make about the rest of your life.

During your lifetime, you may drop out of college, and go to work. You might graduate from college, and become a professor. You might join the military and Read the rest of this entry »

May

23

The Scariest Experience I Ever Had In College Life

College freshman have a lot to learn. Not least among these lessons is the fact that you have to GO TO CLASS! Without anyone waking you up or pushing you out the door, it can be tough. I can honestly say that I often skipped class, opting instead for an early morning trip to Denny’s with friends for some Moon’s Over My Hammy or just stayed in bed.

The scariest experience I ever had in college life came after a string of missed classes on The Fall of the Roman Empire. Read the rest of this entry »

May

21

The Funniest Experience I Ever Had In High School

The funniest thing that ever happened to me in high school was also one of my most embarrassing moments. I had just got my first car. It was a 1977, and the year was 1988. I was a senior in high school. I had worked and saved for the car, so I was proud of it, never mind the rust spots. I pulled into the parking lot of my high school one early afternoon during lunch time, as I was allowed to leave the campus because I was part of the Junior Achievement program.Additional information can be found Read the rest of this entry »

May

17

How Can I Combat My Homesickness Living At College?

Going to college is a very fun, exciting experience for all students. If you are living on campus, then you are entering into a world of freedom and independence. If you are living outside of home for the first time, then you may be feeling a little homesick. It is very common for college students to feel homesick; this is especially true if you are attending an out of city or out of state school. If you Read the rest of this entry »

May

15

Show Me The Money To Make While In School

High school or college students pay attention! Instead of sweating at a fast-food job that pays 8 bucks an hour, and wearing a funny hat, would you be interested in 40 bucks an hour, working your own hours – outdoors in the fresh air? This “money-machine” isn’t hard or glamorous, but the money is good, green, and spendable. Painting house address numbers on curbs for homeowners is the quick answer to your problems. Once you have the basic equipment that will probably cost Read the rest of this entry »