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PUNCH Newsletter July 2012
PUNCH Newsletter July 2012 College Confidential   CollegeView    
Talkin' Smack-a-demic
Punch has officially entered the dog days of summer. Yeah, we know summer just officially started, but with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees here at Punch HQ and not a whole lot of pressing dates on the academic calendar, our July goal is to stay cool and stay the course. Relax poolside this month with summertime finance tips, our best ideas for staying in the game—both physically and mentally—plus even more college-bound food for thought.
Your Summer Must-Read List
Incoming High School Seniors
What Are Your Fellow Students Reading this Summer?
Comical Or Criminal? Craziest Senior Pranks from Dave Berry
Counselors: Help Your Students Customize Online SAT Prep
Incoming College Freshmen
CC’s Top College Survival Tips
Schools Send “Fear of God” Letter to Students with Senioritis
Think About It: What is College For, Anyway?
Potent Punchables
How Much Student Loan Debt is Too Much?
America’s Brainiest Cities—Does Yours Make the Cut?
Student Perspective: “Kids Don’t Want to Learn”
Top 3
What to Bring to College — Your Dorm Room Checklist
Choosing a Major in College — Why should YOU go to college?
Ten Things Every College Student Should Know
Find the best colleges for you on SuperMatch
College Confidential Mobile App
Quad2Quad App
Sports of All Sorts
Sports of All Sorts
Should Body Mass Index Weigh into Degree Candidacy?
Weird and Wonderful School Mascots
Wheelchair Football: All Can Play!
  Parental Ponderings
Parental Ponderings
Tips for Guiding Your Kids to College (Without Doing it For Them!)
Tips for Parents of Kids Who Didn’t Try in High School
Addressing Your Child’s “Trivial” College Concerns
  Money Matters
Money Matters
True Confessions of Post-Grad Basement Dwellers
Quick Reference Guide to College Banking
Five Ways to Cope with the Cost of College
Ask the Dean
Will 9th Grade Suspension for Naked Photo Impact College Outlook?
My 9th-grade son got a one-day suspension for buying a naked picture and selling it to another in school. I know this is a very misguided behavior. Does this fall under “maybe overlooked’” issues or “quite serious” for college applications?
Find out what the dean said…
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University Visit Report
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Cornell University
Cornell University Visit Report
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Admit This
Student Summers: Siesta or Stimulation?
Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Well, maybe not anymore, with the pressures of life—even for high school and college students—here in the year 2012. Will you be spending a lot of time with your DVR watching Grey’s Anatomy and Breaking Bad? Or, will you be executing a plan—any kind of plan—to keep your brain from turning into, in the words of Professor Kingsfield, “a skull full of mush”?
Read More…

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