Seniors

April College Guy Rant for Seniors

“Yes I received your letter yesterday around the time the doorknob broke. When you asked me how I was doing was that some kind of joke? All these people that you mentioned, yes I know them, they’re quite lame. I had to rearrange their faces and give them all another name. Right now I can’t read too good don’t send [...]

By |2020-04-01T00:49:28+00:00April 1st, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

March College Guy Rant for Seniors: Chopped Liver, Acceptance Protocol, Financial Aid and Stalking the Wild Scholarship

Hey Seniors - greetings from the College Guy! We had a heat wave (mid ‘40s) today here in Maine, and so far have by and large avoided the rigors of a Maine winter. Plenty of time yet for snow to fall and temps to plummet, but as the days get longer we’re beginning to see harbingers of spring. And if [...]

By |2020-02-29T22:22:03+00:00February 29th, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

January Rant from the College Guy – the “Follow Letter”

Hey Seniors - greetings from the College Guy! Been a while since I’ve sent one of these to you so pay attention cause this will be long and contain a lot of useful advice. First things first - the College Guy has a new email address: [email protected] Due to an unexpected glitch with my Spectrum Cable and Internet provider my [email protected] email [...]

By |2020-01-22T04:08:46+00:00January 21st, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

August 2019 College Guy Rant: Begin your Common Application NOW!

Hey Class of 2020! In a scene from Steve Martin’s 1979 movie “The Jerk”, his nebbish-y character Navin R. Johnson runs pell mell down the street upon seeing his name in print for the first time (in the phonebook), declaring to anyone within earshot: “The New Phonebook is Here! THE NEW PHONEBOOK IS HERE!!!!” How times have changed. Who uses phone [...]

By |2019-08-04T16:38:41+00:00August 4th, 2019|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

June College Guy Rant: 10 Things for Rising Seniors to do this summer

Hey soon-to-be-Seniors (like the sound of that?!) and parents of same,Well, spring is finally here and true to form it’s nearly summer - gotta love Maine weather (or else why the heck are you living here??!!!). Graduations happening all around us (including my oldest from Deering HS - woot woot!), summer plans falling nicely in to place (one hopes), and [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:06:38+00:00June 5th, 2019|Seniors|0 Comments

Comment on the recent College Admissions Scandal

Check out Frank Bruni's NTY's editorial from yesterday entitled: "Bribes to get in to Yale and Stanford?  What else is new?" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/opinion/college-bribery-admissions.html I've been preaching this reality for years - when it comes to college admissions the emperor has no clothes. And is a hypocrite to boot! The only "newsworthy" portion of this latest scandal is the blatant illegality of [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:07:05+00:00June 5th, 2019|Seniors|0 Comments

April Rant For Seniors: Final Decisions and the Meaning of Life…from the College Guy

Hey there sports fans - there’s plenty of time left before the May 1st deadline for depositing but make no mistake -  it's a-coming. Some of you have made your final decision and already sent in deposits. Others are still lingering over the indecision chasm, either for want of a clear preference or for need of additional money.  This email is for those students [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:07:22+00:00June 4th, 2019|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments