Hilary Cairns

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Hilary Cairns
Hilary Cairns is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and has a BA in English/Creative Writing. She's an established freelance writer who also has a hand in marketing, social media, and editing for various businesses across the United States.

How to Find College App Essay Inspiration

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Are you struggling to find a topic for your college application essay? It isn’t always easy to settle on one idea, especially if the school didn’t give you a common app prompt. These three tips will help you find inspiration for your essay. Brainstorm One of the best things you can do for your college …

Daily ACT / SAT Prep Tips and Tricks

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Although you should be setting aside a few hours every week to devote to ACT and SAT prep leading up to your test date, it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of studying on your off days. These daily tips will take just a few minutes every day, but can keep your mind fresh between …

5 Handy Dorm Accessories for Your Bed

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As a college student, you probably spend a lot of time on your dorm bed. Aside from sleeping, you might do your studying or watch a movie from the comfy spot. These five dorm accessories will make it much easier to do all your work and comfort from bed! BedShelfie Original Bedside Shelf Have you …

5 Message Board Options for Dorm Rooms

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You and your dorm mates probably have very different class schedules. During the day, it can be difficult to get a hold of one another. You can always text, but you also don’t want to text someone mid class or, even worse, mid test. A message board can help you guys jot down what needs …

5 Great Wallets for College Students

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Wallets are a must have for anyone, but college students may have a hard time finding the perfect one that fits their school ID, driver’s license, debit cards, credit cards, cash, gift cards, and everything else you need without taking up too much room in their pocket or bookbag. Check out these five to see …

What You Need to Know About the College Admissions Cheating Scandal

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(3/28/19) You’ve probably seen the college admissions cheating scandal in the news recently. Several students received guaranteed admission to colleges around the country after parents spent money to ensure their acceptance. Here’s what you need to know: What Did the Cheating Involve? There were a few different types of cheating going on. One method would …