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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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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 Scholars Weekend

In an effort to help alleviate your stress as you prepare for the Presidential Scholars weekend, we’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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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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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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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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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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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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Oh the Laundry Room.

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying the start of your school year as much as I have. As a freshman, I feel like I have already been faced with numerous questions: Why can I never remember that the automatic doors in Slane stop working at 5? Where is the ice cream truck? Where did […]

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We’re HERE!

Hi! *waves* If you didn’t already know, this past weekend was the beginning of week-long move-in shenanigans! Saturday was the actual move-in day, but you can’t just end it there! All on that ONE day you: unpack your stuff, set up your room, have lunch with friends (if you’ve told your parents to shoo), eat […]

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The John Marsicano Coupon

I look forward to starting the next chapter of my life in High Point, North Carolina, surrounded by incredible people in an environment incomparable to any place else.

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It’s Finally AUGUST.

HPU has the most down to earth student body. I am excited to learn how to surf, how to DJ, even how to shuffle. That’s what makes HPU the best of the best. It’s not only about what I learn in the classroom, but thatI have an opportunity to learn from my peers.

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Introducing Briayna

Hear Ye, Hear Ye High Point University Students…My name is Briayna. 🙂 Here are some hints on how to save yourself from getting a blank stare: 1. If you’re thinking “Bri-ay-nuh” … you’re wrong. 2. If you’re thinking “Bri-anna” …. that’s not it. 3. If you’re thinking “Briayn-uh” … you guessed it! That’s not right […]

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Introducing John

I am looking forward to starting my life on that incredible campus at High Point, with incredible people and it’s all less than two months away!

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The Post-Senior Year Summer

Summer has arrived and our incoming freshmen are experiencing a range of summer plans. While many are traveling abroad, vacationing, or holding internships to prepare them for college, nearly 300 have wound up here on campus to get a head start on college life. And from what I’m hearing incoming students say on Facebook, the […]

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