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Do I Go To The Dream School Or The Practical School?

By Brooke Gottlieb President Obama is currently negotiating a plan to lower the price of college tuitions throughout the country. Upon first hearing this news, I thought, “Wow, this sounds great!” but then I realized the reality that awaits me in the upcoming years. Recently, the media has inundated the public with dire predictions concerning [...]

The Facebook Acceptance Game

By Brooke Gottlieb   It was 5:00 p.m. on December 8th. I was coming back from shopping with a friend and instead of going home after dropping her off, I went into her house and we sat in front of her computer for 15 minutes. We went on my Facebook and repeatedly refreshed my homepage, [...]

Siblings

By Brooke Gottlieb   Three years ago, my brother Reuben had just graduated from high school and I was just beginning. I was and still am the baby of the family. Every year since, my grandparents have asked me at every holiday get-together, “Are you done with high school yet?” This Thanksgiving, I am prepared [...]

How to Reconcile School, Career and TV Fandom

By Brooke Gottlieb   Many of us in our senior year of high school are applying to colleges. In fact, some are applying to so many schools that they are actually applying blindly. I find myself in the minority having narrowed my list to six schools. In the midst of the sturm und drang of [...]

Coping With the Albatross

By BROOKE GOTTLIEB   I had a wonderful summer.  I met a number of new friends at Barnard College in New York City as I took pre-college courses. It was both academically and socially stimulating.  What could possibly ruin this spirit that I have been carrying with me since coming home to The Five Towns?  [...]

“Real Life” Begins October 20th

By BROOKE GOTTLIEB October 20th. Write it on your calendars, circle the date, I am turning 17, grabbing my fathers’ car keys off his night stand and heading to the Sherwood Diner for some macaroni salad and a scoop of ice cream. Feel free to join me. One by one, my friends are all starting [...]

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