Fastweb's Student Contributors series allows you to gain insight on important student topics as your peers experience student life throughout the academic year.
Discover, learn from and relate to articles written by students of all ages which share first-hand encounters with vital student endeavors, such as scholarship search and college admissions processes, which matter most to you.
Get to know each of this year's student contributors below!
Alondra Arevalo, College Freshman
Alondra Arevalo is a freshman at UC Irvine and is planning on majoring in International Studies with a minor in Journalism. She has a passion for writing and is planning on becoming a Foreign Affairs Journalist in the future.
In her free time, she enjoys staying active, reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dog. She also loves to travel whenever she can to immerse herself in new cultures from all over the world.
How to Prepare for Finals in College
Managing Home Relationships in College
College Resources Every Freshman Should Utilize
4 Reasons Why You SHOULDN'T Join Greek Life
Top Questions to Ask Your School Counselor
The Best Study Music for Students
The Lost Act of Self Care: Reading
How to Combat Senioritis
4 Ways to Organize a College Search List
What I Learned During My High School Internship
Making the Most of Your Junior Year in High School
Fun Summer Jobs for High School Students
Student Travel Destinations After COVID
Taking the College Search to Social Media
Jasmin Kaur, College Junior
Jasmin Kaur is currently a junior at the University of Dallas, double majoring in history and English with a Spanish concentration.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends and going on walks with her Shih Tzu, Saffy. You can find her reading a novel from any plethora of genres (fantasy and historical fiction preferred), attempting to learn a new language, or writing whenever a creative thought piques her imagination.
Recognizing and Overcoming Burnout in College
Applying for Financial Aid: Get to Know the FAFSA
Commuting vs. Living On-Campus
Showing Gratitude on Campus and in Your Community
How to Get an Internship in College
Top Ten Part-Time Summer Jobs for Full-Time Students
10 Colleges with the Best Dorms
The Liberal Arts: Learning for the Sake of Learning
How to Pick College Classes
Best Books 2021: Historical Fiction, Mystery, and More
Withdrawing or Dropping a College Course
Note Taking in College: Finding Your Stride
The Freshmen Fifteen: Myths vs. Facts
Memoirs of a College-Bound Student: Finding the Irrelevancies
12 Skills to College Success from the Beginning
College Visits: Virtual Tours, What to Ask
Piper Megellas, High School Senior
Piper Megellas is a senior at Reeds Spring high school in Missouri. She's involved in her school's student council, academic team, and destination imagination program, and is also the president of her NHS chapter. In her free time, Piper enjoys dancing, crocheting, and baking.
She hopes that her articles can help guide other high schoolers. Above all, she is excited to be a part of the student contributor team and can't wait for an amazing year!
New Year's Resolutions for Incoming College Freshmen
Full Scholarship Summer Programs for High Schoolers
The "Why this School?" Essay -- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
How to Ask for Letters of Recommendation in Four Steps
FAFSA Tips You Might Not Know -- But Should
Students: What to Do Over the Summer
What is Test Anxiety and How Can you Beat It?
120 Years: History of Prom (And Trends for 2022)
How to Aim High as a Student at a Rural High School
7 Things All LGBTQ+ Allies Should Do
7 Scrumptious Cookie Recipes for the Holiday Season
7 Squid Game Life Lessons (Minus the Risk)
Why High School Guidance Counselors are a Valuable Resource
Ten Brilliant Back-to-School Hacks for Students
Danielle Steen, High School Junior
Danielle Steen is a junior doing virtual schooling with Insight School of Kansas. She has an intense passion for writing and hopes her works give useful advice and insights to anyone who may find it in her writing. She's currently a writer for The Teen Magazine and enjoys exploring themes of social justice and politics in her work. She dreams of becoming a journalist and intends to major in English in college. Outside of writing, she also loves reading books, listening to music, running through visual novels, and fiction analysis as a whole.