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April 17, 2019
Advice to high school seniors still making a decision on where to go to college.
February 27, 2019
The story of the tour and audition that got me here today.
February 10, 2019
It is now February, and you know what that means: I get free donuts on Saturday mornings.
December 4, 2018
My list of advice for these two weeks while you are waiting for the decision to come.
April 3, 2018
How Oberlin became my not-so-obvious best choice school.
November 2, 2017
If you had told a wee 16-year-old Ruth that she would be moving to a small town surrounded by a LOT of corn in just two short years, I would not have believed you, not even for a hot second.
March 22, 2017
My Oberlin waitlist experience.
Admissions Advice, or A Letter to Prospective Obies That's Actually a Projection of Latent Internal Misery
December 27, 2016
A rejection is never the end. It isn't a failing or a miscalculation or a detour on the path of young adulthood. In fact, for me, a rejection was the impetus to drive myself toward acceptance elsewhere.
November 27, 2016
It's late November and the height of college-application season - and I'm here to help! Here's my advice, compiled neatly into categories and lists.