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The Right Choice

10.23.2012
As we return from fall break, I realized that in just 8 short weeks High Point University has become my home. While I was home, almost everyone asked me the same question. “Are you enjoying college?” I didn’t even have to think twice before an emphatic “Yes!” flew out of my mouth.   Thinking back […]
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Greetings future Panthers!

10.19.2012
  I hope that you are having a wonderful end to your week, and that you are moving closer to finishing your application to High Point University.  Please keep in mind that the Early Decision deadline is coming up on November 1st and the Early Action deadline is coming up on November 8th.  Completing your […]
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We recommend that you come recommended!

10.18.2012
  Greetings and salutations!  It’s October, and that means that you should be well on your way to finishing your application if you are looking to apply early.  Remember, our Early Decision deadline is November 1st and our Early Action deadline is November 8th.  Keep this in mind as you continue working on your application! […]
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Have you heard?

Can you all believe that I’ve been part of the High Point University family for three months already? I certainly can’t. Midterms are already over! Yeah, I can’t believe it either. Oh well, I truly couldn’t be happier to call High Point University “home” for the next four years.   Have ya’ll (too southern?) heard […]
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Greetings from the road!

10.10.2012
  I hope that you are having a great start to your October, and that you are well on your way to completing your application for High Point University.  Just think, this time next year, you could be a member of one of the most extraordinary academic communities in the country!   As you are […]
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FALL IS HERE!

…and I kind of LOVE it! Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Chilly weather, changing leaves, hot chocolate, warm clothes, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and bonfires (just to name a few things) are definitely a nice break from the sweltering heat of summer. Also, with fall comes another one of my favorite things…FALL BREAK! I can’t […]
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Hello future Panthers!

10.2.2012
  I wanted to say hi as I travel through New England, meeting with prospective students and their families.  The fall is a busy time for admissions counselors, and I am sure that it is a busy time for you as well.  With everything that goes on during your senior year, you must already have […]
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It just keeps getting BETTER

I’ve been at HPU a  month now  and the fun and excitement has yet to plateau. Each weekend brings a new and exciting activity put on by the Campus Activities Team followed by another week of extraordinary learning in classes with teachers and students that truly care about our education. As I sat outside Starbucks in […]
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Work Hard, Play Hard

09.24.2012
I can’t believe it’s been a month already!! My time here at High Point University has been amazing so far!   Thanks to the activities fair, I’ve been given the chance to get involved on campus. So far I’ve joined the Genesis Gospel Choir, Club Swimming, Black Cultural Awareness, Campus Activities Team and I’m writing […]
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The American Dream

09.18.2012
Two weeks ago I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. About two-dozen students including myself were busy filming “The American Dream Project,” a reality show that analyzes whether or not the stereotypical ‘American Dream’ is still alive and how it impacts average citizens in today’s society. I was ecstatic […]
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Panther Pride

09.10.2012
Give me a H! Give Me a P! Give me a U!   Whew! I am worn out from this past week- it was a great game week and so spirit-filled! And to top it all off, Friday (August 31st ) was college color day, and everyone got the chance to show off their purple […]
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A New Chapter

08.31.2012
The 2012-2013 school year is off to a tremendous start. Classes started only a week ago and campus is full of familiar and new faces, which includes over 1300 new students! These students have already participated in some of HPU’s time-honored traditions such as the Signing of the University Honor Code, The Touch of Life […]
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We did it!

08.28.2012
We’ve come together from every corner of the country (and from foreign nations!) to unite as the HPU family of 2016. By now everyone has settled in to their dorm and are facing the fact that classes have started. However we can’t help but get excited when thinking about all that’s in store for us […]
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Welcome Home!

08.24.2012
  Aloha! My name is Lars Farabee, and I am one of the Assistant Directors of Admissions here at High Point University.  I am also the new Admissions blogger, and I hope to introduce you to the wonderful opportunities that await you here at HPU! One of those opportunities is experiencing the Move-In Weekend here […]
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Introducing Mayeesa

08.16.2012
  Just two more days! I can’t believe how quickly move in day came! It seems like I was just filling out college applications yesterday and now here I am about to start my first semester at High Point University.   But before I go getting all sentimental, I should probably introduce myself.   My […]
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Introducing Jason…

08.6.2012
Hey everyone – I’m Jason! Born and raised in Long Island, NY, I found what I call the eighth wonder of the world, also known as High Point University, during my sophomore year of high school.   Having fallen in love with High Point University so early on in my high school career was bitter […]
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Introducing Brian…

07.16.2012
The clock is winding down… at least for those of us who are not already at HPU because of Summer Experience!   These warm vacation months have been great to us but I’m sure everyone can’t wait to pack up and move in with their new Panther family. With our first day of college being only […]
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Already?

04.18.2012
NA NA NA NA…NA NA NA NA… Hey Hey Hey … Goodbye   While hundreds of you have been saying hello to the beautiful campus of HPU, those of us here have been busy getting work done and preparing ourselves for the next semester. The last of the projects and papers and finals are the […]
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Painting the Town Red. Well, Purple.

04.3.2012
You know those times when somebody says, “What did you do this weekend?” and you’re like, “…nothing”? This was not one of those weekends. I spent my weekend in Charleston, SC with the High Point University Honors Program. It was incredible! We left on Friday afternoon, and got to Charleston around 5:00. We had the […]
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Going…Going…GRΣΣK!

03.27.2012
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon Phi, Chi, Psi, Omega!   Confused? That’s the Greek alphabet my friends, and if you plan on rushing here at High Point University, you will know that thing like the back of your hand!  There are tons of […]
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You’re going to love 27262.

03.20.2012
Greetings from sunny North Carolina! It’s the first day of spring, March 20, and we’re looking to enjoy a high of 81 and sunny today. Aren’t you jealous. Well soon enough, you’ll be here on this lovely campus with me. A friend of mine from here in admissions, Lars Farabee, has written up some of […]
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Oh nostalgia…

03.13.2012
I see you riding Downtown with the girl I love And I’m like… haiku………. Welcome back HPU! Okay, so I have this self-diagnosed problem of nostalgia—so I like to think about the past… a lot. About this time last year, I was feeling everything on the spectrum from “ready to graduate” to “excited for college.” […]
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A Roof Over Your Head

02.22.2012
I’m dedicating this blog to all of you upcoming freshmen that are having panic attacks about housing. Let’s get one thing straight:   There is not a single bad place to live at HPU.   It’s the honest truth. Our oldest dorms would be a dream-come-true to students at many other colleges.   I remember […]
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Keep Calm, Stay Warm, Go Greek!

02.14.2012
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I’m sure that’s what all the girls in sororities say as they go to formals, chapter meetings, and other Greek events. Rush wasn’t too long ago, but you can’t tell because everyone’s borrowing letters, throwing up signs with their hands, using bags, and really just taking whatever they can get their hands on that […]
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你好! (Sound it out.)

02.9.2012
For the majority of you that don’t actually speak or understand Chinese, that means “hello” in Mandarin.  You’re probably wondering whether or not I actually speak the language myself, and I am here to tell you that yes, I do. I started taking Chinese last semester, here at High Point University, and I can honestly […]
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The Importance of Your Academic Record

02.1.2012
What to do with AP and college courses and how to stay motivated throughout your last semester. We’re past the point that senioritis hits. For me it hit mid-way through my sophomore year. (That was high school. At High Point I was fully engaged every day. Duh.) It’s super important for incoming freshmen to remember to […]
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GOOOOOOooOOOOooo Panthers

01.31.2012
Athletics at High Point University Are you ready to be a High Point University Panther?! High Point offers students the best of both worlds – a small, community-oriented environment with stellar big-school athletics that are DIVISION I! If this picture doesn’t sum up the school spirit at HPU, I don’t know what does. So take […]
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The Culture of HPU

01.30.2012
I’ve had some questions about the culture of HPU: what happens if I miss a class? what if I get sick? will people treat me differently if they know I’m gay? will I fit in if I’m from a different country? All of these questions are good – all worth exploring. I think I can […]
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*Cough Cough*

I think that we can all agree that getting sick is no fun at all. (DUH, silly statement I know.) In high school you can just have your parents call in and get you excused for the day but, sadly, it doesn’t work that way in college. There are essentially no excused absences. You miss […]
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It’s Greek to 30% of us.

01.27.2012
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Greek Life at HPU. You may have been wondering about Greek life at HPU and what it’s like to be in it, or not be in it. I can share my experience as a non-Greek and tell you that no matter if you’re in Greek life or not, […]
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