February 2018 Update


Prom season is coming up and all my friends are spending a lot of money on clothing, food, etc. I want to save my money for my trip to Florida this year, but I don’t want to feel left out for Prom either. What should I do?


An anxious Junior


The price for prom can definitely add up between picking out the right dress or tux to getting your nails done and buying a corsage. My advice would be to decide which you value more. If your friends are good friends, they will understand your financial situation and compromise on maybe going out to eat somewhere cheaper. Since you’re a junior you can always spend more money next year on your senior prom as well! Hope this helps!

-Brooke xoxo




The career that I want to do doesn’t make a lot of money, but I truly feel it is my calling. Should I stick at it and pursue what I’m most passionate about, or should I switch career paths for something more sustainable?


A worried Junior

Dear reader,

Trying to decide what you want to do with the rest of your life is scary and intimidating, especially when it feels like you’re forced to decide by the time you’re eighteen. My advice would be to imagine the type of life you want to have thirty or fourty years. What type of house do you want to have? What will your day to day life be like? If the type of lifestyle your career provides for you will satisfy you, then pursue your dreams. Take your time to decide what kind of life you want to live and take chances. You don’t want to look back at your life wondering “what if?” Good luck with making your decision!

-Brooke xoxo



Hey Brooke!

After striking out on my grades last semester I made it my goal to do better this semester. I can’t seem to do well on though! I’ve tried studying but when I sit down to take the tests, I can’t remember anything! What should I do?


A sinking student

Hello there!

You’re definitely not alone in having a new year’s resolution of doing better in school. One of the things that really helped me is figuring out what kind of learner I am. While flashcards and visual aids may help some people, repetition and context clues could help others. There’s also different types of note taking from Empirical to Cornell style. The time of day you study also affects your memory. Try experimenting in your study habits to discover what works best for you.

-Brooke xoxo



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