Posts by Kelsea Conlin:

10 Easiest College Majors in 2023

Posted on: 09 Mar 2023

You’re behind the wheel of a car for the first time. How hard can this be? You think to yourself. There’s one steering wheel and two pedals. However, while you’re learning, you’ll likely appear slightly unhinged to everyone else on the road (and not just because your mother is having a panic attack in the […]

How to Write the UC Activities List

Posted on: 24 Feb 2023

“Widow’s First Year,” a piece of microfiction by Joyce Carol Oates, goes like this: I kept myself alive. That’s it. Powerful and heartbreaking, it communicates an entire narrative in just four words. Like Oates, microfiction and flash fiction writers revel in the opportunity to say as much as possible in the smallest amount of space. […]

16 Best Trade School Jobs

Posted on: 21 Feb 2023

Months before you’re treated to a graduation cake with one of your baby pictures on it and the sight of your cap soaring through the air, there are umpteen important decisions to make about the next steps in your life. While around 60% of high school graduates head to college (note that this statistic varies […]

13 Best Coding Jobs in 2023

Posted on: 14 Feb 2023

Remember when you couldn’t use your (landline) phone while the computer connected to the internet, during which you underwent an eardrum assault of random sound frequencies? When The Oregon Trail (RIP, oxen) was the height of computer game technology? When you communicated your mood to the rest of the world through the song lyrics featured […]

Best Liberal Arts Colleges – 2023

Posted on: 13 Feb 2023

Just as pens have evolved from chiseled reeds to ballpoints and newspapers have evolved from stone tablets to daily emails brimming with curated headlines, a liberal arts education has evolved from its classic origins. Formerly consisting of seven very specific areas–music, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, grammar, logic, and rhetoric–the liberal arts is now comprised of four […]

The Top Six Easiest Programming Languages to Learn

Posted on: 06 Feb 2023

Think about learning to read. First, you master the alphabet, learning to differentiate between uppercase and lowercase letters. Next, you learn what each letter sounds like, how to blend the sounds together, and how to decode words. So, when you run across the word “sesquipedalian” for the first time as an adult, these early skills […]

The Hardest AP Classes – 2023 Edition

Posted on: 30 Jan 2023

Building your high school course schedule can sometimes feel like playing Tetris. Can you maneuver every course into just the right sequence? What happens if two classes that you want to take are only offered during the same period? And how difficult are certain AP classes, anyway? Feel like those blocks are falling too fast […]

Best Gap Year Programs – 2023

Posted on: 23 Jan 2023

So, you’ve decided to take a gap year after high school. Now what? An internet search will reveal droves of possibilities, from international service learning to backcountry survival to language immersion. However, searching for gap year programs–all of which promise meaningful experiences and feature websites brimming with Instagram-worthy photos–can sometimes feel like browsing Facebook Marketplace […]