Allison Wignall


Allison Wignall
Allison is the Associate Editor of College Raptor. In addition to writing and editing posts, she also works on marketing and special projects. She recently graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's degree in English: Creative Writing.

Chatting With Scholarship Winner Kaylee Aber!

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Congratulations to the most recent College Raptor $2500 scholarship winner, Kaylee Aber! I had the chance to chat with Kaylee about her college selection process, her financial plan, and what she plans to study. Check out what she has to say! Tell us a little about yourself! My name is Kaylee Aber, and I’m 18 …

7 Great College Party Games for Your Study Breaks

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College doesn’t have to be 100% study and work! If you’re looking for quick, easy, and fun games to play with your roommates and friends during college, check out these. Here are 7 great college party games to try! Mattel Games Bounce-Off Game Simple to play (but difficult to master), the Mattel Games Bounce-Off Game …

Education Dept. Plans to Reform Student Loan Repayment System Fall Through

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12/19/2018 Nobody said that the government, federal student loans, student debt, and repayment plans were simple concepts. They interweave in often frustratingly complicated ways, and leave borrowers scratching their heads when it comes time to repay. However, this past year the Education Department had plans to reform the federal student loan repayment system and make …

17 Holiday Gifts Perfect for College Students

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‘Tis the gift-giving season! Looking for fun gifts for college students in your life? We’ve combed through Amazon and found these great presents—whether practical, fun, or both! Books The Naked Roommate This #1 best seller by Harlan Cohen offers practical (and comedic) advice about a host of challenges students will face. From the titular roommate, …

Colleges Used as Filming Locations for Horror Movies

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Nothing says Halloween quite like a scary movie. Real college campuses have been used as filming locations for decades, and are featured in some of the most famous (and terrifying) horror films of all time! So pop some popcorn, grab that Halloween candy, and turn off the lights. Here’s a list of colleges used as …

How to Study for Your Second ACT / SAT Test

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Many students who retake the ACT or SAT earn a higher score the second time around. It’s a fantastic way to boost your acceptance odds and qualify for more scholarships, so you should seriously consider taking the ACT / SAT more than once. But how should you study for the second test? Should you change …

Clever (and Cheap) Halloween Costumes for College Students

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When it comes to Halloween, college students are often just as excited as little kids. On campuses around the country students will dress up and head out to parties or school-sponsored events. In honor of the fun holiday, here are some clever, and most importantly affordable, last-minute DIY Halloween costumes! Smart Cookie High school grad …