THE COLLEGE GUY

Question: I have heard that college admission officers check social media when they review applicants. Is this true?Answer: Before I answer this, I...

It’s getting hot in here

3/3/19

I am standing balanced on one leg with my opposite knee bent in consideration of being outstretched in front of me. With my foot seemingly miles...

The line forming outside my high school counseling office and the backlog in my email inbox suggest that it is course selection season, quite...

Heroism in the age of Parkland and Wakanda

3/17/18

What does it mean to be a hero?This is one of many questions triggered by recent events. While we mourn the horror of Parkland, Fla., we learn of...

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and while lovers scramble to honor this “Hallmark holiday” with flowers, chocolates and other expressions of...

Important lessons from a groundhog

2/5/18

If you are a groundhog, timing is everything. A cloudy day and a shadow could mean six more weeks of hiding from the world, whereas a well-timed...

New Year’s is here, and with it, resolution season: Our chance to kick a habit, be kinder, pursue a new interest, dedicate ourselves to a cause...

A crisis in national pride averted

12/18/17

Lately my sense of national pride has been waning. The news is filled with reports about the rise in homeless families, opioid deaths, tuition...

Avoid the college plans questions

11/22/17

The cursor inches across the screen, ever closer to “Submit,” which squats in the corner like the portal to her future.Breathless, her face a blend...

It is nearing the end of October and the temperature is rising. Not just this eerily warm New Hampshire fall, but also the feverish college angst...

Playlist to a new student identity

9/2/17

At last my children have begun their summer reading, and this can only mean one thing … school will be starting in a matter of days.Though they...

Man up: A father’s journey in identity

6/17/17

Covered in pee at 3 a.m., all I had the energy for is laughter. I stood alone with an infant wriggling and wailing, his mother desperately stealing...

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