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July 2018

Month

COLLEGE! What a scary word.Emerson. What a soothing word. I started the search for my dream college near the end of my junior year. It was a very overwhelming process, and at the time, I wasn’t sure what I was looking for in a university. As I slowly began to come up with a list of...
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The thought of attending Loyola University of Chicago’s Honor’s College this fall brings some excitement combined with a lot of uncertainty. In all honesty, Loyola is not where I planned to end up, or where I particularly wanted to. I am excited to be living in the city, a train ride away from downtown, and...
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As my time at Roycemore has slowly come to an end, it has given me time to reflect on the different lessons that I have learned and the different type of people I have been able to encounter along my journey through high school. Whether people like it or not, Roycemore is a community. We...
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I loved Macalester before my first campus tour even started. However, it was when I was flipping through the international student handbook, I knew for sure that I am going to the right place. Eighty pages of detailed information ranging from important issues like visa application to small details like how to write a check...
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After making some hard admissions decisions, I finally chose Hamilton College as my “home” for the next 4 (or 3) years. It is a small liberal arts school with only about 1,800 undergraduate students. Hamilton has an open curriculum, allowing students to study whatever they are interested in, and economics, which I’m majoring in, is...
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I’ve chosen to go to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. I chose it because of its awesome 18-day block schedule. It will help me navigate my work under pressure and prepare me for high pressure situations in life. I’ve been at Roycemore for six years now and it has been amazing. One of my...
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This fall, I will be attending the University of South Carolina (in Columbia, SC) as a part of their Honors College as well as their Top Scholars Program. While offers from big-name universities proved tempting, I believe USC will be by far the best fit for me and provide me with the best possible start...
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After doing my 2018 Junior Short Term in Chicago I knew that college here would be the best for me. So despite my hatred for the icy Midwest weather, I met my match at DePaul University. DePaul first caught my attention when I found out that they offered a Real Estate Investment program within their business school....
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This coming fall, I’ll be headed to Houghton, Michigan. I chose MTU for a couple reasons, namely their really cool hands-on programs and the amazing outdoor potential (especially skiing and mountain biking). My choice also stemmed from the fact that I lived in that area for 12 years and loved it. At Roycemore, I have...
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Of all the colleges I was admitted to, UC Berkeley gives me a nicest feeling of living near an urban international city. I didn’t think of going to California at first, but it will be a new experience to get to know about the culture and differences there than in Chicago, the mid-western city. The...
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