Christmas on Campus and Charlie Brown

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Editor-in-Chief, Carnegie Communications

"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!" "Sure, Charlie Brown. I can tell you..." When it comes to Christmas, I admit it: I am that girl. Carols the day after Halloween. A Netflix queue stacked with 14 versions of A Christmas Carol. Peppermint-flavored everything. read more

How to Have a Productive High School Winter Break

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Student, H.B. Plant High School

Winter break is typically best spent relaxing, traveling, or celebrating. But if you want to make your break a productive one, accomplishing one or more of these tasks will get you on the right track! read more

Don't Celebrate Christmas? How to Spend December 25

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Student, Clear Lake High School

For students who don't celebrate Christmas, it can be tough having such an anti-climactic December 25. Here are some ways to make the most of the day. read more

What They Don't Tell You About Your First Winter Break From College

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Freelance Writer

Here are a few things to remember as you head home for your first big college break--just in case it isn't exactly a winter wonderland. read more

Surviving the Awkward Family Holiday Party

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Senior Editor, Marketing Manager, Wintergreen Orchard House

The best part of winter break? No class! The worst part? Annoying questions from your family. Don't worry, CollegeXpress has your back. Here's how to tackle them. read more

10 Hidden Gems You Should Watch on Netflix During Winter Break

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Got nothing but time and a Netflix account on your hands this winter break? Great! We've got some suggestions to help fuel your binge-watching. read more

The 10 Best Things About Winter Break, as Told by Buddy the Elf

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Writer, Senior Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Congratulations! You've survived another semester! Winter break is here at last, and we think Buddy the Elf perfectly encapsulates the enthusiasm you must be feeling right now. read more

College Winter Break (Survival) Tips

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Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Take these tips into consideration after the holidays wrap up, and not only will your break fly by, but you'll have something significant to show for it. read more

Preview Campus Life and Get a Leg Up in Admission With Pre-College Summer Camps

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College admission officers treasure applicants who challenge themselves and push their boundaries, both inside and outside the classroom. read more

Guest Post: When the Grinch Steals Your College Application

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College counselors Peggy Stacy and Gail Meyer offer their advice to parents and students juggling college admission and holiday stress. read more