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Freshman Orientation: Fun Facts from a Freshman

Hey Class of 2019- Congratulations on your acceptance to my second home: HPU! My name is Sarah, and it was just last year that I was in the same position as you – a high school senior preparing for college. When I enrolled last year, I realized there were so many things I had questions […]

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Presidential Scholars: Packing & Preparing

Are you ready, Presidential Scholars? This weekend is a big accomplishment for you, and it’s also a big opportunity! Current HPU Presidential Scholars know what it’s like being in your shoes and have provided their best advice on what to wear, what to pack and insider tips on making the most of your time here at […]

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Astro-Physics: It’s Worth a Google

If you’ve been on Google today, you might have noticed that today is Annie Jump Cannon’s 151st birthday. Cannon was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of star classifications. HPU’s robust Astronomy & Physics program has been thriving lately with several discoveries, additions and advancements of their own. Here’s the […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Giving Tuesday

Immediately following Thanksgiving are the two biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Many of us have been very fortunate in life with comfortable homes, plentiful possessions and loving families that we pay tribute to on Thanksgiving. But just as important as giving thanks is giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, […]

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7 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving

Each year, the average American gains five pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Thanksgiving is about expressing thankfulness and spending quality time with friends and family, and much of that time tends to be centered around food. That’s why we are sharing a few tips to maintaining, not gaining, over the holidays:   7. […]

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Top Eight Pieces of Equipment Every D1 Athlete Wishes They Had

Any D1 athlete knows that just as important to the game as talent is science — and the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab at High Point University is devoted to the research of sport injury prevention and improvement. The combination of faculty, facilities, equipment, and esprit de corps make the Department of Physical Therapy’s Human Biomechanics […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Thank You, Veterans

On Veterans Day, and everyday, we humbly thank our past, present and future Veterans.             Thank you for sacrificing time with your loved ones and missing those significant milestones that the rest of us too often take for granted. Thank you for answering the call to serve, and by doing […]

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12 Places HPU Students Can’t Get Enough of

It’s true – High Point University has everything a student could possibly need within walking distance of your dorm room. However, the school is also surrounded by a growing city that is buzzing with local appeal, and HPU students definitely have their favorites! Here are the top 12 things High Point Students can’t get enough […]

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Submit: It’s meow or never.

Today is National Cat Day, but that’s no excuse to fall behind. Application deadlines are approaching, and you’ve got work to do! Paws from your application and take some advice from the cats of HPU.   You’ve done the research and decided that High Point University is the place for you.   Let’s be honest, the […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: HPU+TSwift

What do High Point University and Taylor Swift have in common? More than you probably think! High Point University and TSwift are both ranked #1 (High Point University is ranked the #1 Regional College in the South and TSwift is currently #1 on iTunes.) High Point University and TSwift are both celebrating today! Today marks ONE […]

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Falling For Fall

There is just something about warm-hued crunching leaves under my boots that makes me grin a little wider. There is something about crisp weather, glowing sunsets and falling leaves that adds an undeniable excitement to the air; don’t you agree? It is as if fall is universally symbolic “out with the old” – a start […]

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Tunesday

Ever wish you could take a sneak peak at your professor’s iTunes playlist? Ever wonder what your coach was listening to in the car when they pulled up? How about your classmates — ever curious what was playing through their earbuds when they walked into class? Us too.  So we’ve dug deep into the playlists of […]

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Panther Fall Sports Update

Between the soccer field, volleyball court, locker room and the newly renovated Witcher Athletic Center, the High Point University athletic department and teams have had a busy start to the fall semester! Here’s a quick Panther Fall Sports re-cap incase you’ve missed anything! Men’s soccer has begun its season with a solid foundation including two […]

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Can’t get no SAT-isfaction

The time of year is upon us once more. Fall. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Sweaters. Boots. School. And oh, the SAT test. As the deadlines for Early Decision and Early Action application to High Point University are rapidly approaching, it is vital for the class of 2015 to get their SAT scores in ASAP. And for the […]

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6 Apps to Keep Your Life in Check

Phones come and go, but apps are forever. Whether you are eagerly anticipating the release of the iPhone 6 today, have already decided what you love and hate about iOS 8 operating system, or are sticking it out with ol’ faithful until your contract ends, there is one thing we all share equal opportunity in: apps. […]

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There’s no I in Team: Meet the Interns

Last week you met us, the Admissions blog team. The HPU Office of Admissions is a full-contact sport, and behind every starting lineup is a full team of talent. Somehow, our hard-working interns juggle full class loads, sports teams, Greek organizations, clubs and other extracurriculars on campus, and still manage to offer us their talents and their time. […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Panther Cubs

Get ready for #RoyalBaby Fever: Round 2 – George is going to be a big brother! With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s announcement of the coming arrival of their second child, we’d like to share some of our youngest, and by far cutest, Panther fans that make us #HighPointHappy!        Ford Ramsay, […]

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Who are we?

Our campus is exploding, and so is our blog! We’ve experienced a boom in our blog readership over the past month, and we are so thankful! Our most recent blog analytics show that 25% of our readers are first-time visitors to the blog, and 75% are retuning viewers. So to our new viewers, welcome! And to […]

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