Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Author: Brianna Snyder

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How to Have Fun This Summer (While Still Preparing for College)

You’ve got a couple of summers left before college, so you better be living it up! OK, OK, it’s not like summer stops happening after high school or something. And it’s not even like summer stops being fun. (Actually, it gets more fun.) But these high school summers are milestones! Seize the moment. And while you’re doing that, spend some…

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5 Essay Ideas That Are Never Boring (to Write or to Read)

Here’s the thing about the college essay: They’re not just hard to write. They can also be hard to read. Once you accept this truth, you’re going to be about 17 steps ahead of all of your peers. Because knowing this does for you is it makes you think about who the person is reading this essay. Who are they?…

This Is Why You Can Afford Private College (in GIFS)

There are so many wonderful parts of the college-selection process. Visiting campus is exciting, picking out decorations for your dorm room is fun, meeting a whole bunch of new people is awesome, and paying for college can be … intimidating. But here’s the thing. There are so many grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid out there to help…

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3 Ways to Get Involved with the LGBTQ* Community at Saint Rose

At Saint Rose, we’re proud of our queer community. We march in parades, hold fundraisers, organize protests, and just get together and hang out. For Pride month, we’ve highlighted ways our LGBTQ+ students like to get involved on campus, and how you can, too. Here’s the deal: Sign up for the leadership program With our L.E.A.D. Program, we have an…

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Tips for Writing a College Admissions Essay

College essays can be tricky to get just right. But if you go in with a game plan, you’re going to come out with something that shows your intelligence, your strength, and, best of all, your personality. At Saint Rose, the college essay (or a graded paper) is optional. Whether you should skip it altogether depends on the rest of…