by Cassie Nichols
It’s here again: that time of year when America’s collective advertising space is deluged with images of happy teens in snappy new clothes, toting cool new backpacks and booting up shiny new laptops, each heading for the coolest, most stylish school year ever, thanks to stunning deals at their local retailer.
But there’s something lurking beneath the flashy ads and frenetic back-to-school hype. As all-consuming as teen fashion and high school social mores can be, there’s a higher purpose to these four years: preparing for college.
With that in mind, here are a few important—if somewhat less … more