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    15 Steps to Ensuring a Great College Experience

    15 Steps to Ensuring a Great College Experience
    There’s a lot to be said about the college experience. It encompasses so much and, in truth, is difficult to define because every student is different. While you are at college to learn, you want to ensure that you’re balancing your course load with other activities as well in order to round out the college experiences you have. We've narrowed it ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +24
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    Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program

    Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program
    It's that time of year again! Fastweb is launching its annual Student Contributor series and introducing a new team of talented student writers to the program. The series allows students to gain insight on important student topics as their peers experience daily student life. Discover, learn from and relate to articles written by students of all ages, from high school to ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +15
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    Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

    Is Studying Abroad Right for You?
    In freshman year, I definitely thought I would be attending a college situated five hours from my home by car at the very maximum. As a student in the Northeast, there is such a range of colleges within driving distance. So how did I end up in Scotland? My Story I read Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh at a young age. ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +11
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    A Guide to Communicating Well with Your Teachers

    A Guide to Communicating Well with Your Teachers
    Talking to teachers can be scary for teens. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like we have become the brave knight going into the dragon’s lair, and we are petrified of the imminent threat of incineration. But communicating well with teachers doesn’t have to be like a medieval quest at all. It can be really simple and even enjoyable (shocking, I know) ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +14
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    Stopping Senioritis Before It Starts

    Stopping Senioritis Before It Starts
    When people ask me if I’m excited to graduate from high school, I tell them that I’ve had senioritis since freshman year. In fact, I am counting down the days until graduation and the school year is just beginning. However, I am setting a goal for myself and all other Fastweb users: try to procrastinate from coming down with senioritis. Procrastination ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +7
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    Getting to Know Your New Roommate

    Getting to Know Your New Roommate
    Most college freshman are just now transitioning into college life. Moving into your dorm, getting acquainted with the campus and importantly, meeting your new roommate. If you decided to go the adventurous potluck route, getting to know your roommate can be confusing and awkward. After all, you will be living with this stranger for the next year. This task doesn't have ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Most Common Majors of Billionaires

    Most Common Majors of Billionaires
    Who wants to be a billionaire? Well, most people probably. Money shouldn't be the ultimate factor in your academic pursuits, however, if you’re dying to be a billlionaire, there’s a list that may make you rethink your chosen field. According to Vista College, the world's top billionaires had certain college majors in common. According to the list, the following majors are ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +28
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    Clinton’s College Compact: Will It Make College More Affordable?

    Clinton’s College Compact: Will It Make College More Affordable?
    Hillary Clinton isn’t waiting to take office to propose new policy changes. As part of her campaign for President, Clinton unveiled a “new college compact” earlier in August that would help to alleviate the cost of college as well as student loan debt for graduates, according to USA Today. This new college compact has five main points: • That no student ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +10
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    5 Ideas for Extra College Cash Flow

    5 Ideas for Extra College Cash Flow
    College is expensive, between tuition, books, transportation and general living expenses. You are learning that your family will not always be around to give you money every time you run out, so you have to learn to budget and figure out where you can get additional funds. While financial aid may help, it does not always cover everything, depending on your ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +8
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    5 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life

    5 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life
    What would it be like to study architecture beneath the Eiffel Tower or write your ancient literature essay in the shadow of the Coliseum? Plenty of people wish they could study abroad, but more often than not those ideas get treated like dreams instead of plans. Many of us would love to do it someday – but too often someday never ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +10
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    4 Tips for Successfully Completing the Common Application

    4 Tips for Successfully Completing the Common Application
    In 1975, a group of people came together to make applying to college easier for high school students. What they created is now known as the Common Application or “Common App” for short. Instead of having to fill out separate applications for each college, students can submit one application to multiple colleges that accept it. This cuts down on time spent ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +9
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    The Five People You Meet in College

    The Five People You Meet in College
    College is full of new experiences and life lessons, many of which are dictated by the people you encounter along the way. Though you’ll obviously meet more than five people, including your fair share of both friends and foes, there are some you’re almost guaranteed to meet. They will span in age, gender, personality and you’ll encounter them within different time ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +43
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    7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You

    7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You
    Budget is a dirty word for some. It can sound restrictive. I prefer the term spending plan. It sounds liberating. Being responsible with your finances isn’t about not spending money, it’s about spending wisely. Here’s how to create a “spending plan” for your first semester of college: 1. Be realistic. Rather than hope you’ll have x-amount of money to spend, look ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +13
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    5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

    5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year
    If we’re being honest, moving away for your first year of college is a tiny bit terrifying. Not to mention lonely, overwhelming, stressful—and what can make it worse is an overly glorified idea of what your first few months away from home will be like. Whether you imagine yourself being best friends for life with your roommate, or the only one ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +8
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    Don't Fret the Freshman 15

    Don't Fret the Freshman 15
    If you’re a first-year college student, you’re about to experience more “firsts” than ever before. Many of you will be sharing a room for the first time ever. You won’t have a curfew. You’ll probably only be in class for a few hours a day instead of seven. And during your freshman year, some of you may end up gaining weight. ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Fastweb Tells All: Your Top Questions – Answered!

    Fastweb Tells All: Your Top Questions – Answered!
    As one of Fastweb’s editors, I receive a lot of questions about scholarships. I recieve a lot of questions in general, actually. The truth is, however, that most of them are the same questions in different formats. Whenever a user takes the time to email me and ask a question, I respond to the best of my ability - I apologize ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +22
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    Are You the Bad Roommate?

    Are You the Bad Roommate?
    A very wise man once said, “If you don’t have a weird roommate, you are the weird roommate.” Okay, it was Conan O’Brien, not Confucius, but it still might hold truth. After all, nobody’s perfect so your normal may be someone else’s weird. There are ways to cope with bad roommates – but that’s almost easier than realizing that you are ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +20
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    11 Ways You Can Save on College Textbooks

    11 Ways You Can Save on College Textbooks
    It’s no secret that, in addition to rising tuition costs, students find that the beginning of the semester can become a stressful financial time due to the high costs of their course materials. It can be certainly become challenging to be able to afford expensive textbooks on a student budget, especially when you’re already struggling to make ends meet or even ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +27
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    5 Tips to Know Before Your First Lab Class

    5 Tips to Know Before Your First Lab Class
    In a typical high school, students will do much of their learning sitting inside a classroom, listening to an instructor lecture. With class after class of this routine, such learning can sometimes feel tedious and repetitive. Thus, many students are excited by the opportunity to deviate from this typical mode of instruction and step into the science laboratory. Lab classes can ...
    Published 27 days ago | Rated: +7
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    Top 10 Party Schools of 2015-2016

    Top 10 Party Schools of 2015-2016
    Whether you hate to love or love to hate it, you cannot help but keep your eyes peeled each year to find out which schools made the cut for the Princeton Review’s Party Schools 2015-2016. The long awaited top party schools list is out and while many students will immediately rush to submit their applications to the schools that party the ...
    Published 27 days ago | Rated: +33
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