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Posted Sept. 15, 2020, 10:06 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
online fall learning program

The nation got a taste of online learning when schools and universities closed for the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Now, it seems like it is here to stay with students and parents are learning how to adapt. These fall online learning programs offer students a unique opportunity to participate in a virtual program that would otherwise need to be taken in person. These programs can range from two weeks to 10 months and cover a wide range of topics. Check back as we continue to add more! Boston Leadership Institute: Virtual STEM Courses Categories: Academic, STEM Session Date: ...

Posted Sept. 2, 2020, 10 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
LIPA Acting Kathryn Fugazy

Kathryn FugazyClass of 2022Acting Major Why did you choose to attend this college? I had never thought of attending school abroad until I walked into the LIPA audition at the New York City Unifieds. The candour and general vibes of my auditioner and the open conversations I had with the alumni, who was able to fill me in on everything I needed to know, made me feel immediately comfortable. I went from wanting to study near my home in New York to wanting to spread my wings and head to the UK. How did you decide which college and program ...

Posted Aug. 27, 2020, 12:34 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Cory Sapienza

Cory Sapienza Acting Student Why did you choose to attend this college? I auditioned for both acting and musical theatre programs at over thirty schools, mostly American. It all came down to where I would find the most well rounded and inclusive program. I wanted a conservatory that allowed me to learn as much as I could from as many different acting techniques as possible, and LIPA stood out. I ultimately decided that although I want to pursue musical theatre, LIPA’s Acting degree would give me the acting foundation necessary to stand out. How did you decide which college and ...

Posted Aug. 17, 2020, 5:56 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Hartt School

Rachel Lloyd-Taylor The Hartt School, University of Hartford B.M. '18, M.M. '20 Why did you choose to attend this college? I auditioned the day before a huge snowstorm in New England, so the day was crazy, and I didn’t feel like I was able to really experience campus. After my acceptance letter came, I decided to shadow a lesson with my future voice teacher, as well as observe a vocal seminar and vocal literature class. I felt so welcomed, not only by the students, but by the professors too! They answered all of my questions, told me all the best ...

Posted Aug. 10, 2020, 11:59 a.m. by Nadine Evans | View Comments
medical school

Whether you're a senior high school student applying to college or just at the start of your undergraduate degree, you have a lot of upcoming decisions to make. One of which; applying to medical school, you've already decided on. As you already know, you must do really well during your undergraduate years in college to have a realistic chance of acceptance to medical school and one of the biggest keys to academic success is using self-reflection to decide what you want to study and where you want to study. Keep in mind that medical schools do not have a preference ...

Posted Aug. 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m. by Soula Gountouvas | View Comments
mindfulness

We’ve all been coping, in one way or another, through the tough times the pandemic has brought on: huge lifestyle changes, self-isolation and uncertainty about the future. Even if someone had it all figured out, this would be a challenge. With most of us losing access to some of our best tools to keep us sane - being with friends, going to parks, working and routine - there are a lot of tools that can help us build resilience right now and for the future. From the tangle of our thoughts, feelings, worries, emotions, and not-so-helpful mental habits, here’s one ...

Posted July 29, 2020, 2:23 p.m. by Dr. Amy Morgenstern | View Comments
Rising Senior

I’ll never forget the time Evelyn, a rising senior, was rejected from every ultra prestigious summer program she’d applied. “No worries,” I quickly reassured her and her mom. “A DIY summer could make an even stronger case at top schools!” Sure enough, after spending her time volunteering at a medical center, taking an online class in environmental leadership (which blew her mind!), and using her extraordinary musical talents to mesmerize fellow volunteers during breaks and play birthday songs for best friends, she was accepted to UC Berkeley in Computer Science. Sometimes a humble plan you’ve patched together is your key ...

Posted July 23, 2020, 12:15 p.m. by Joyce Slayton Mitchell | View Comments
class of 2024

Change. Change is and will be the action word in your life now and for the next few academic years. Easy for the rest of us to say, and so hard for you and your family to hear, imagine, and figure out. There is change from the colleges every day about what to do with their freshman class of 2024. You will have heard of online classes for next year, new registration dates, change in prices, students on or not on campus and in or not in residence halls. Classes for on-campus students for one-semester, followed by a semester online. ...

Posted July 17, 2020, 11:15 a.m. by Maureen Klovers | View Comments
online schooling

These last three months have been a tough time to be a parent, especially if you work full-time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state and local lockdowns, you’re now a chef, therapist, hairdresser, nurse,dogwalker, and technology consultant (for all those Zoom calls with Grandma). Worst of all, your school district expects you to homeschool your child, and your boss expects you to put in a full day at the (cramped home) office. You’re not as good of a teacher as the professional who used to be in your child’s classroom—and you’re not as productive at work now that you’re ...

Posted July 14, 2020, 5:45 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Free and Low Cost Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer programs do not have to cost a lot of money. We have put together a list of free and low-cost options for Summer 2020. Our hope is that one of these programs may spark something that can become a lifelong passion. American University: Discover the World of Communications Cost: $350/class Ready to build your college portfolio, learn something new, or explore an area in communication that you’ve never had an opportunity to before? American University Discover the World of Communication pre-college program also has an online component. Taking the skills and instruction you need right to your computer...wherever you ...

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