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College Search Lessons from Lasso

A few months ago I was chatting with a friend about how little time I spend watching TV shows because there’s just not anything that’s captured my interest lately. 
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Rankings-Schmankings: Why a College is More Than Just Its Numbers

US News. The Wall Street Journal. Princeton Review. Each tells their own story of who is #1 for business, where you can find the healthiest campus food, and what student body has the best student section for college athletics. What if a school exists on one list, but not the other - is it still a great school? Is choosing a college really as simple as applying to the top programs featured in that ...
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Campus Pride: Resources for LGBTQ Students and Allies

June is LGBTQ Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall Riots that took place during this month in 1969. Recent studies have shown that LGBTQ youth experience significantly higher rates of mental health issues, often stemming from a lack of support in their own homes or communities. For LGBTQ students trying to navigate the college search process, identifying institutions where they may feel safe, ...
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The Role of Parents in the College Process (Podcast)

The road to college ideally ends when a student arrives at a school that aligns perfectly with both fit and ambition. So why do so many parents take the wheel? Estrela Founder, Kristina Dooley, joined Amy Seeley of Seeley Test Pros and Mike Bergin of TestBright on their podcast - "Tests and the Rest" - to explore the role of parents in the college process.
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Resilience from Rejection: A Student Perspective

Maybe you’ve experienced rejection before. Like, a so-called friend playing with someone else on the playground? Or being turned down by the person whom you asked to the dance? Or maybe not enough people liking or sharing your social media post? No matter what form it comes in, rejection stings.
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