About

Morgan Staub
Morgan Staub is a junior English major at SUNY Geneseo who hails from the small town of Katonah, New York. He has previously blogged for the Gandy Dancer, Geneseo's literary journal.

A Beginner’s Guide To Money Management In College

Your first few months of college can be a whirlwind of emotions and activity, especially if you’ve never lived away from home before. You’ll find yourself solely responsible for your time, your work, your meals, and—perhaps most importantly—your money. The stereotype of the “broke college student” might be as old as the institution of college …

A Beginner’s Guide to Student Loans

You’re headed to college. You’ve decided that in order to help pay your steep tuition rates, student loans are the way to go. There’s only one problem: you don’t how to acquire a student loan. That may seem like a massive roadblock, but after a quick run-through of some basic terminology and concepts involved in …

Emerging Trend: Employers and Student Loan Relief Programs

In today’s day and age, with student loan rates climbing quickly, it’s very important to have a plan to repay your debts once you graduate. There are many different ways to acquire a loan, with all having one thing in common: you need a concrete plan to pay them back. Luckily for millennials going out …

Scholarships for Students Going into Healthcare

There are many ways to go about choosing a major, with the personal preferences of students often leading to different priorities. Some students want to pursue something they enjoy, others want to make money, and some want to do both. Students who wish to have a practical major that will lead to job opportunities, yet …

When is the Best Time to Apply for Student Loans?

Student loans have always been popular, but in recent years, their ubiquity has exploded. The economic downturn of the late 20-aughts led many students to explore auxiliary methods of paying for college, and student loans are at the forefront. As of the first quarter of 2017, American college students owe a combined $1.3 trillion dollars …

Scholarships for Chess Players

The famed German writer Johan Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” The metaphor of chess-as-life has been repeated many a time, but the basic idea is always the same: the game, which revolves around sacrifices of certain pieces …

Will Taking Out a Student Loan Hurt My Credit Score?

The college application process is important for a myriad reasons, one of the most important being that it provides practice for something you’ll have to do for the rest of your life: figure out how you’ll pay for something. Upon graduation, young adults find themselves leasing cars, apartments, and houses, but the first of these …

Stats about Student Loans

A great man named Jay-Z once said, “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.”  This mantra seems to hold true in nearly all areas of life, especially when it comes to the hot-button issue of student loans. As student loan debt and financial aid has recently become a polarizing—and often politicized—issue, the most straightforward information often …

Scholarships for Students with Impressive ACT/SAT Scores

The daunting SAT and ACT tests can be thought of in many ways. A random sampling of college seniors, after time to reflect on their test experience, variously described the tests as “rites of passage,” “milestones,” “headaches,” “stressful,” and “rewarding.” The bottom line is that all the above is true. Being truthful, the tests are …