Washington & Lee '16 (Meera)University of Pennsylvania '17 (kittalee)Pomona '18 (Val) Class of '19 (Olivia)
Anonymous said: Hi Olivia! First off, nice to have you on the blog! I saw your post about Princeton. I was wondering if you could tell me about why you love it so much and what makes it unique compared to other Ivy League/selective schools. Thanks so much! Happy applying : )
I wanted to start by saying that everyone wants such different things out of college, so I’m in no way saying that Princeton is better or worse than any other selective college, it’s just the best fit for me (and hopefully they think that too :)). So basically I informally toured Princeton my sophomore year when I was visiting my friend who went there, and I thought it was an amazing campus and everything but at that point I was obsessed with Columbia after doing a summer program there. But when I went back last spring and took a tour, I actually fell in love with the school. As far as academics, I really love their foreign language program (basically you can do all these programs in foreign countries and are forced to only speak that language, making sure you actually learn the language), the Woodrow Wilson School (which I was super surprised about because I’m not into politics but my tour guide was a student there and she was telling me I could connect it to Economics and History, the subjects I want to major in), and the fact that I can concentrate in Finance while I’m there and still major in History. Socially, I went with my friend to an “Arch Sing” (which is basically a Capella performances at an arch) and I met all of her friends who were amazing and I just had that moment when I knew that I would be incredibly happy there. Also, as a school they have so much alumni loyalty (I think that Princeton and Dartmouth are the best for alumni loyalty with the Ivies) and that says a lot about how people feel about their school and the community I would be joining. Sorry that’s a lot about my love for Princeton. I think that you’ll be able to find a lot unique about each top school, but for me I focused on how I felt while I was there rather than specific details. Like as much as the internships and job placement after college is amazing at Princeton, I think it was unique for me compared to the other Ivies that I toured because I felt like I was at home when I was there.
Sorry for my ramblings! I hope that helped and good luck applying as well!
what really scares me is that i’m average i’m not really good at anything or really beautiful i’m going to live an average life with an average job an average income and die an average death with an average funeral and nobody is going to remember me
Van Gogh thought that too
That is really, really inspiring, actually.
"Do you consider yourself a feminist?"
“I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.”
- Taylor Swift 2012
"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means."
- Taylor Swift 2014
Just so you know school is actually really stressful for people who are good at school because the expectations are really high and if you do any single thing wrong or get less than an A you feel like a complete failure and even when you do everything right and try your hardest there are still people better than you and it just makes you feel like shit.
oh my god finally someone said it
john quincy adams was the first US president to grant a personal interview to a female reporter, and the only reason he allowed it was because the reporter (anne royall) caught him skinny dipping in the potomac, sat on his clothes, and refused to let him get dressed until he answered her questions and if you dont think that’s one of the coolest stories of early US society then idk what to tell you
Literally the one piece of apush information I’ll never forget