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Mama Tina and Julez jamming to Blue’s Freestyle!

envision yourself exactly where you want to be. what motivates you? picture that, and never let it go. keep it in your mind and heart as you construct a plan to achieve what you want. with discipline and some confidence, you will reach your goal. you will.

California immigrant teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

  • A California teen who once rapped to Lin-Manuel Miranda is facing a totally relatable dilemma: Having been accepted to each Ivy League school, which should she attend? 
  • Cassandra Hsiao, who came to the United States from Malaysia when she was 5, has been accepted to all eight Ivy Leagues — Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth and Brown — KABC reported. “It’s incredible,” Hsiao, 17, told KABC. 
  • “It is absolutely beyond my wildest dreams.” Read more. (4/6/2017 12:20 PM)

Please fire me. I work at an coffee shop near an Ivy League campus and these spoiled, rich students are generally terrible customers. And one time, a parent of one of these kids came in, and was digging around for the change for her coffee. When she realized she didn’t have it, she reached her slimy old hand into my tip jar and pulled out the change she needed!

i made a college spreadsheet! my junior year of high school ends next week, which means it’s now college crunchtime- yikes! for anyone in the same boat as me, i would highly recommend making some sort of spreadsheet or chart to organize your thoughts. here’s how i laid mine out:

(first, i wanted to mention that this was totally inspired by @thestudyaesthetic‘s chart- here’s a link to her’s!)

so i put the name of the college across the top, then information about each one below in a column. the info i included was:

  • whether or not i planned on applying
  • where the school was
  • majors i’m interested in
  • total size
  • undergrad size
  • acceptance rate
  • cost of attendance
  • average financial aid package
  • average act score
  • average unweighted gpa
  • ratio of students to professors
  • do they offer early action or decision? if so, what’s the deadline?
  • regular application deadline
  • whether they offer credit for ap courses
  • what’s their application format? through the common app?
  • application fee?
  • my impression of the campus (if visited)
  • have i visited?
  • their us news and world report ranking
  • deadline for test scores
  • distance from my home
  • do they have club sports? (i plan on playing club tennis)
  • other notes