Little Known Facts about Our National Anthem

11758 july4 blog post image

It’s time to celebrate the 239th birthday of our nation. As we all know, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was created by our founding fathers. While there are many things we honor at this time of year, we wanted to share some little known facts about our national anthem. “The Star-Spangled Banner” is an iconic embodiment of American unity, courage and tenacity in the face of … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day to Dads Everywhere

11687_JUNE21_happy_fathers_day

In popular culture, dads often get short shrift: They're often portrayed as bumbling and inept or distant and disengaged. This hardly seems fair, especially considering that the number of stay at home dads is higher than ever before and that modern fathers spend more than twice as much time on housework and child care than fathers of 1965. In fact, research shows that fathers are incredibly … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Boost College Applications Over Summer

11687 C2 Social June 6 Ways to Boost 061015

Summer break is just around the corner -- do you have plans yet? Some students look forward to months of fun in the sun, and there's certainly nothing wrong with a little relaxation. But for students who want to improve their chances of getting into a dream college, summer is also a chance to bolster resumes and college applications. Although a lot of selective summer programs require months … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Isn’t Just a Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Each year, tens of thousands of people head for the beaches and theme parks to mark the beginning of a season of fun. But Memorial Day is about much more than a fun holiday weekend. Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the armed forces. Today, the holiday commemorates all fallen veterans, but it originated as a means of honoring … [Read more...]

New Common App Essay Prompts Released: Get Your Pencils Ready!

11538-C2-Essay-Prompts2-266x266

With the release of the updated 2015-2016 Common App essay prompts, the new college application season has officially begun. Sure, it’s only April and you’ve still got junior year finals and your entire senior year before college – but the college application process waits for no student. For the absolute best chances for success, you should at least start thinking about writing your college … [Read more...]

C2 Students Accepted into Top Colleges

11538-C2-into-best-colleges-390x250-266x266

Each year C2 helps students around the country reach their goals and many get accepted into the college of their dreams. This year is no different, as we are proud announce the many C2 students below who were recently accepted into a top 50 college. Congratulations to the entire 2015 graduating class and good luck! … [Read more...]

Test Day Tips from C2

11451-C2-Social-Test-Day-Tips-031215c-266x266

This month marks the beginning of testing season for most students. Younger students face annual standardized tests, and older students will soon take AP exams, SATs, ACTs, and SAT Subject Tests. Regardless of which tests you'll take, there are some things you can do to make sure you can do your best. Get a good night's sleep. You might think that sleep is for the lazy -- it's a passive activity, … [Read more...]

President’s Day Fun Facts

11378-C2-Presidents-Day-Blog-021115-BLOG-266x266

February was a popular month among our past presidents – both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born in February, and President’s Day falls on the third Monday of the month. But who exactly does President’s Day celebrate? It all started in 1800. After George Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday (February 22) became a national day of remembrance. The 1832 centennial of his birth and … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day – By the Numbers

11378-C2-Valentines-Day-020615-266x266

It’s that time of year again, love is in the air, romance is blossoming, and wallets are opening everywhere. For better or worse, it wouldn't be Valentine’s Day without billions of dollars being spent on flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears, to name just a few. According to the National Retail Federation’s Consumer Spending Survey, Valentine's Day will cost the average American $142.31 in 2015. … [Read more...]

It’s Not Too Late to Apply to College

clock-266x266

At this time of year, many students who do not yet know where they will attend college begin panicking. Take a note from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: DON’T PANIC. Whether you’ve already applied to your top choice schools and haven’t yet received that coveted acceptance letter or you dropped the ball and haven’t yet submitted college applications, fear not. Although the application … [Read more...]