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If you are a high school senior, then it is a topic you are all too familiar with right now — the college essay. Students everywhere are in the process of brainstorming, writing and revising in hopes of creating words on paper that will wow college admissions officers. KWHS spoke with three seniors — triplets, in fact — who have a submission deadline of Nov. 1, to find out their best college-essay advice.
Maybe you caught Taylor Swift’s live stream on Yahoo a few weeks back. Yes, that was the 24-year-old music sensation releasing her new album, debuting her new Shake It Off video simultaneously on Vevo and answering Instagram, Twitter and Facebook questions from fans. More importantly, Swift was showing off her mastery of online media as a means of self and music promotion. Social media has changed the music business, which as KWHS explores, is especially powerful for lesser-known artists and performers.
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South Sudan is the world’s youngest country. When it broke from Sudan a few years back, many were hopeful that it would build a stronger economy. However, it is struggling. KWHS teen contributor Mats Terwiesch spoke with Eric Kacou, an expert on Africa, about the role of businesses and investors in helping the country rebound and find its way.
During GenHERation’s 2014 Summer Leadership Series, professional women shared insights and anecdotes about leadership and success in the business world. Two high school students who attended the workshops share their favorite takeaways.