Travel, conferences, and recruiting... oh my! September is bringing more than Pumpkin Spice Lattes to college admissions. Will we see you at NACAC in Louisville? Stop by Exhibit #527 for some sweet surprises.

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

— Jack Kerouac


Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost

Author Caitlin Zaloom tells the story of middle class families struggling to afford the rising cost of a 4-year degree. Is our system broken for the middle class? If you don't read the book, listen to the podcast (or even better, do both). 

The Fine Line Campus Tour Guides Walk - Backwards

We'd be remiss not to include an article that directly addresses the campus visit & tour guides. It's an interesting breakdown of a recent visit to Georgetown University, and the responsibility thrust upon tour guides. Be real but not too real. Authentic but professional and polished. How much can we really expect of college students? 


The Politician

Premiering September 27th on Netflix, this series follows high school student Payton Hobart on his quest to become Student Body President. This is not your kumbaya Millennial election; it's calculated, competitive, and cut-throat. Generation Z's ambition and desire for success is on full display. (TW: potentially offensive language and content in trailer.)

In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11

A freshmen at Stuyvesant High on September 11, 2001 is now in their early 30s. This HBO documentary reflects back on the teens and children that witnessed the September 11th attacks first-hand. How did this event forever change these young adults? Listen to their stories and words to understand how this event impacted their youth (and future parenting style). 


Render's Brittney Joyce comes from a long line of Dallas Cowboys fans. On a recent trip home to Texas, she tagged along with family on a tour of the new Cowboy's training facility, The Star. With an organization that spared no expense building a one-of-a-kind fan experience, one element she was sure she'd see was missing - technology. Are you still debating putting technology into your Welcome Center or Admissions space? Take a cue from the Dallas Cowboys: large graphics win big.