Bad Advice

By Emma Purce and Daniel Braverman   By Emma Purce   Q: How do I get my significant other’s family to like me? A: As someone who has never been in a relationship and has already planned out her future cats’ names — two of which will be Sir Whiskers III (we don’t talk about what happened to Sir Whiskers and Sir Whiskers II) and … Continue reading Bad Advice

Deferring and Rejecting your Results

By Emma Purce Q: I just got rejected from college. How do I deal with it? A: I completely understand what you’re going through. The mounting pressure of waiting to hear back from your first choice — or even your safety school  — can quickly build and become stifling. Hearing that you’ve been deferred, waitlisted or flat-out rejected can be absolutely crushing. The agony of … Continue reading Deferring and Rejecting your Results

Table Tennis: Not for the Timid

By Daniel Braverman Q: How can I improve my pingpong skills so that I can beat my friends in the Student Lounge? A: Thanks for the great question, since being a good pingpong player is a vital skill. However, becoming an above-average player takes long hours and serious dedication. Everyone knows that playing pingpong is not just for fun, but also for bringing out the best … Continue reading Table Tennis: Not for the Timid

AP Class Overload

By Emma Purce   Q: I’m not sure how many AP classes I should take. How do I know what’s best for me?   A: This is a question most, if not all, students at MPH find themselves asking. Advanced Placement classes are an integral part of the MPH community, and often define academic life here. Most students take at least one AP class throughout … Continue reading AP Class Overload