Surviving Finals Week

As the last days of November have drawn to a close, we finally begin our countdown to Christmas. On every street corner, glittering lights are strung amongst tinsel and bells. In every household, Christmas trees bear their glorious ornaments. All through the town, the sounds of Christmas can be heard. Along with the anticipation of a […]

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A Casualty of College

Recently, Germ received an email from one of our readers whose sister just went off to college. As many of us with close siblings can understand, this Germie is greatly missing her sister and asked for some advice for dealing with the separation. So, Jennifer, this one’s for you — and for the rest of […]

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How to Be a Fourth Musketeer

Joining a three-person friend group? Oy. Joining a French three-person friend group? Double oy. Am I that far off-base? I don’t think so. I’ve always thought that three-person friend groups are stupidly tricky. Tricky because the dynamic is so easily bent out of shape when two people start hanging out without the third person, and […]

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Finding “The One”

Searching for the right college is kind of like online dating because you are literally searching for a “match”: a school that matches your personality and a school that passes your check list of everything you want — because you have to get everything you want. Most of the time when you tour a college, […]

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