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It’s Greek to 30% of us.

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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Studying Abroad at HPU

I’ve been admitted to HPU but I’m already thinking about leaving the country.   There are a fair number of students who have already expressed interest in High Point University’s Study Abroad programs, so here are some handy factoids for any of you who are itching to get out of the country and learn abroad. […]

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How it Works: Housing at HPU

I want my roommate picked out right now slash I already have four in mind. We’re exactly one week away from incoming students receiving our housing questionnaire and roommate survey! On February 1, students will be able to sign into their HPU account and take one step closer to life as one of the HPU […]

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Why is everyone talking about Early Registration? Huh?

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’ve been getting a ton of questions about Early Registration so I figured I’d spend today giving you the DL. Here’s the thing: a lot of colleges will have you sign up for classes online over the summer to get ready for your first semester. Or maybe they’ll have you sign up […]

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HPU Needs More…

What do you call a fish with no eye? A fsh As I was walking through the promenade being attacked by rain, my gaze happened upon the fountain found right outside of Norton. At that point I realized this school definitely needed more of one thing; fountains. I definitely believe that HPU needs more fountains. […]

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How to Prepare for the Presidential Scholarship Weekend

In an effort to help alleviate your stress as you prepare for the Presidential Scholarship weekend, I’ve made a list of tips, including how to prepare, potential interview questions, dos and don’ts, and what to wear.  Take a peek! What should I expect during the interviews? Both interviews will involve a professor and a current […]

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Next Up!

Hello world. It’s me Candace. Yep, I’m still alive. I’ve spent the past couple of months getting settled in a new office in Roberts Hall with a swanky view of campus. (Okay it doesn’t take months to get settled into an office, but I’ll make up my lack of communication in the days to come.) […]

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Beyond the Allure of the Ice Cream Truck…

Sometimes when people ask me about High Point, I tend to ramble (surprise surprise… told you I was a rambler) about the incredible amenities and the exceptional lifestyle that students are blessed to have here.  I get so caught up in that, that everyone gives up on waiting for me to shut my mouth and […]

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10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   I’m writing this blog entry in the year 2011 but you won’t be reading this until 2012; weird, huh?   2012 is a pretty big deal for you. Regardless of whether or not you have committed to attend High Point University yet, you are all in fact, graduating from high school […]

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So how ’bout that weather….

Hey Everyone! Sorry this post is a little bit late and short, as I’m sure ya’ll know, the holidays can get a just a little bit crazy. “little” HA! I just spent the last weekend visiting with TONS of family for Christmas and before that I pretty much slept for a week straight. But now […]

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Smells like HPU spirit… or doughnuts

Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted… Now that I’ve got your attention, HEY! I hope all you freshmen are having a good week since exams are over. Stop laughing, people that don’t go to HPU yet. You’ll have your turn next year.   I know going into exam week I […]

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A Lot Can Change in a Year

2010 vs. 2011   Then: We couldn’t get “Billionaire” by Travis McCoy out of our heads. Now: We all wish we could sing “Someone Like You” as good as Adele.   Then: Bieber still had his marvelous swoopy hair. Now: Bieber is rocking the shorter hair but is still as dreamy as ever. Hate all […]

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Is it really the end of first semester?

December 2011 As I sit here typing this blog, there are tasks on my agenda going undone. “Small” tasks such as practicing my presentation for the oral part of my Arabic final (due Tuesday…I’ve got time!), or working on the 2,000 word section of my final portfolio for English (due Wednesday night…even more time!), or […]

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The Home Stretch

In case you were wondering: as of this very moment in time, 8:50 AM on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, Christmas is approximately 25 days, 3 hours and 44 minutes away. CONGRATULATIONS! Many of you have just recently been accepted to High Point University. I cannot believe i t has already been one year since my Early Decision […]

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Just One Year Ago…

Oh crap, I have to finish my college apps. That was the thought that most often flashed through my mind for the first half senior year. You see, my school had a little catch that came along with graduation, you HAD to get into and enroll in a college in order to graduate. For most […]

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Once Upon a Time…

Once upon a time… I had my mind made up on where I wanted to go to school. I don’t know if I’m allowed to tell you which school I wanted to go to, but just know that HPU wasn’t exactly my first choice. In fact, I’d never even heard of HPU. This was all […]

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Crunch Time

I’ve finally found it. The holy grail of study locations. After many trials and much deliberation, I have discovered that my productivity is optimized when I park myself at a table on the third floor of Smith Library.   Now, in high school, I could pretty much work wherever I wanted and get by just […]

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It’s Raining Applications

November is a great time of year in admissions at High Point University as talented high school seniors scurry to submit their applications and all supporting documents by our early deadlines.  Our Early Decision application deadline was November 1st and we have received a record number of applications for this binding application plan where students […]

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No HalloWEENIEs here…

BOO!   Did I scare you? If I didn’t, I hope something from this past Halloweekend scared you! I’ve seen a lot of great, creative, and … interesting costumes this past weekend. Many HPU students roamed campus in multiple costumes, while others roamed Spooky Woods! Lucky them, I took too long to sign up at […]

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Application time like NEVER BEFORE.

It’s happening. We’ve known it was coming for years, but somehow it still takes me by surprise that this is it. Back in 2006, I toured High Point University as a prospective student. I remember sitting in Wrenn Hall speaking with Allen Jones, one of the HPU Admissions Counselors. He told me that this little […]

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FALL BREAK!

Happy (Belated) Birthday To You, Happy (Belated) Birthday To You, Happy (Belated Birthday To Lara, Happy Birthday To You!   It’s a beautiful day here in Greenwich Village. Yeah, that’s right. I’m sitting in my dad’s office in Manhattan writing this week’s entry. Boy, is it good to be home. Don’t get me wrong, High […]

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High Point University > High School

October 2010: I was stressing over the SAT I never heard of High Point I had hardcore senioritis There were literally 1,000,000 people in my classes I had to wake up at 6:00 A.M. to get to school I was ready to get out of school I had 8 classes a day My school had […]

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One Happy Camper…

They say college changes people.  It’s true, really.  I can attest to it: 1.  I have become a night owl. My friends will be the first to tell you that I was always the first one out at sleepovers, but now I can’t even tell you the last time I went to bed in a […]

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Pretty Inspired. Just Sayin.

You know what inspires me? RAIN! Okay…maybe it doesn’t. But we had some rainy and grey days last week. Of course, that only motivates you to stay in bed right? Not here! Okay…maybe here too. But can you imagine if we went to a school that was just average instead of extraordinary? It would not […]

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Bamboo Apparel

Extraordinary- there’s that word again. Let me educate you a little bit about an extraordinary individual working to achieve extraordinary things on and off the campus. My buddy Seth is a fellow HPU student and has LAUNCHED HIS OWN COMPANY. This is called Bamboo Apparel and I’m really excited about it. Bamboo Apparel, in a […]

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Thoughts on America, Friends, and the Freshman 15

OK SO… It’s a little bit odd but I’m writing this post on September 11th and can’t seem to shake a somber mood. It doesn’t help that I’m listening to Boyce Avenue Acoustic radio on Pandora and my suite-mates (who are usually all crazy and loud) are being boring and doing homework…pshhhh. Alas, we are […]

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Advice from a Sophomore

An email came my way today from one of High Point’s sophomores, Miss Alexa Crawford. I’d like to share her thoughts with you as you consider High Point University and wonder what life may be like on the other side! High Point University promises an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. And […]

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