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Washington & Lee '16 (Meera)University of Pennsylvania '17 (kittalee)Pomona '18 (Val) Class of '19 (Olivia)

~ Sunday, August 31 ~
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study-ninja:

we-get-shit-done:

Can we all be Emma, please

I love intelligent women.

Never hide your intellect

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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 : )

Hi Anon! 

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! 


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orangethoughtbubble:

Fall, from a Princeton POV.

(Photo by Denise Applewhite)

I cannot even began to describe how much I love Princeton…

orangethoughtbubble:

Fall, from a Princeton POV.

(Photo by Denise Applewhite)

I cannot even began to describe how much I love Princeton…

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kalliopetanith:

gollums-new-best-friend:

kimcuntdashian:

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.

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theambitiouswoman:

When life knocks you down, you realize how much power you have.

theambitiouswoman:

When life knocks you down, you realize how much power you have.


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~ Saturday, August 30 ~
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"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

— Growth (via mjwatson)
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~ Friday, August 29 ~
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kickthepheelstickz:

spookyternalscout:

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


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My life is measured by the due dates of projects and homework squeezed into the margins of a worn down agenda. It’s measured by the weight gain that accompanies the two weeks leading up to midterms and finals. It’s measured by the nights I lie in bed at 2 am, trying to remember whether the day is in fact, truly over yet.
I am measured by numbers. It’s something I’ve never let myself forget.
There’s a two by four rectangle in the corner of my room that houses me, nine textbooks, and five binders. We’re competing for space, and somedays I feel as though they are winning. Post-it notes on the bathroom mirror with the anti-derivatives of trigonometric functions and the rules for naming complex ions are a more familiar sight to me than my own father’s face.
My mother and I don’t interact with each other, except for our twice-daily screaming matches that make our house shake on its fifty-year old foundation. I don’t mind that, I guess. It’s hard to make conversation with a stranger who refuses to learn anything about you except your GPA.
My father and I didn’t speak for four days after my SAT score came out and for those four days, there was a part of me that missed the man who had been my best friend since I was three and a half, but an even bigger part that was relieved that I didn’t have to hear his disappointment in words the way I could see it on his face.
I’m sixteen and I’ve never kissed a boy the way they do in the movies, with tongue and passion, which really doesn’t feel like that much of a loss until I remember that my cousin met her husband when she was 15 and great-grandmother probably had two children with a third one on the way when she was my age. It was a different world, I tell myself.
I do not know what fuels me. My only ambition is to reconcile with the restless soul inside me and some days even that seems like a hopeless cause. Maybe I am not destined for happiness. Some women just aren’t.
But I also know that I am not destined to be this. I am not destined to be a doll, a faceless doll, with a barcode on my back.
I know that numbers do not define me.
My current grade in chemistry is not my intelligence. My weighing machine can not give you an accurate estimate of my beauty. The number of extracurriculars I am involved in will not tell you whether or not I am interesting person. My age is not synonymous with “naive.”
I am a person, not a collection of numbers.
Do not try to simplify me into a binary code. Maybe you are content leading a life with 0s and 1s but I live in a world with words and colors and sounds and the feel of sunshine on my face.
I am sick of people trying to take these things away from me and throwing poor substitutes back at me. I am sick of numbers that attempt to sort me and categorize me and place me where I supposedly belong. I am sick of people telling me that I need to live in the real world because it is you who do not understand what the real world is.
I have news for you. The real world is here and now, and it is full of people with hopes and dreams and ambitions and thoughts that you do not know about because you spend too much time trying to box them into your neat little columns.
Maybe I do not want to fold gracefully into the space you have left for me in those cramped and crowded boxes. Maybe I want to spread out and take over the entire page, leaving spaces and gaps in whatever quality I don’t deem worthy to define me. Maybe I do not want to be as simple as you try to make me.
Maybe I am not a number.
Have you ever considered that?
— I Am Not A Number, the-ink-stained-heart (via applicationanxiety)

Never forget this


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lovelyliz17:

So lately I’ve been sticking with this motto and it’s given me a whole new level of confidence. All my life I thought I didn’t deserve anything great because, well, I don’t know. But now I’m like wait, why the eff not me?!


Have to remember this for college admissions

lovelyliz17:

So lately I’ve been sticking with this motto and it’s given me a whole new level of confidence. All my life I thought I didn’t deserve anything great because, well, I don’t know. But now I’m like wait, why the eff not me?!

Have to remember this for college admissions


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overachieversyndrome:

the-misadventures-of-lele:

psychogemini:

deathtasteslikechicken:

abs-gabs:

SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT

So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time?  Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.

I will never not reblog this

"…but teenagers have no reason to be stressed."

This is what my url is about tbh

You cannot believe how many times I’ve watched this episode and cried

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~ Thursday, August 28 ~
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Never forget this

Never forget this

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~ Wednesday, August 27 ~
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hatetveit:

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

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May or may not have sent this gif in with my final history paper on Phyllis Schlafly

May or may not have sent this gif in with my final history paper on Phyllis Schlafly


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nbcparksandrec:

ACCURATE

nbcparksandrec:

ACCURATE

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