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    Student Volunteer Opportunities

    Student Volunteer Opportunities
    As a student, it’s easy to get caught up in your own life, between studies, your scholarship search, extracurricular activities and, of course, your avid social life. Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now is the time, especially during the holiday season, to give thanks for everything great in your life. Check out ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +30
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    The Importance of Extracurriculars

    The Importance of Extracurriculars
    It’s easy to get caught up in the academic aspects of a college application, spending every spare second focusing on your grades. With so many educational commitments, it can be tempting to drop everything else in order to maintain your grade point average. However, colleges like to see other aspects on the application in addition to academics. They love extracurriculars. Every ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +22
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    Top 10 Places to Give Back

    Top 10 Places to Give Back
    Searching for meaning in the season of giving? If you want to give back, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities. [gate] Are you a people person? The next Top Chef? Whatever your strengths, put them to good use this holiday season by sharing them with ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +29
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    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips
    As we come to the middle of the semester, you’ll probably find that you’ve adjusted to life away from home and the familiar. I hope that it’s become easier to get yourself to class each day, practice study skills and make friends, but if not, never fear! There is still plenty of time to find your way. For many people, one ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +23
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    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes

    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes
    We laugh, we cry, we know them inside and out. The characters become family and, sometimes, we feel like know them better than we know ourselves. Yep, nothing compares to your T.V. favorites. Here's our list, in no particular order, of our favorite Turkey Day-centered television. [gate] 1. “Friends”: "Friends" packed in more than a mouthful during its classic Thanksgiving Day ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +21
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    Holidays and Headaches

    Holidays and Headaches
    By this time in the semester, you have gotten used to being a (somewhat) responsible adult. Your independence away from home has toughened you up and made you sharper. From doing your own laundry to setting up your own appointments (without crying, of course), you are embracing your freedom and individuality. But there comes a time when you start to dream ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +28
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    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons
    Building your schedule in high school can be a stressful time, especially if you’re a student that is trying to decide on whether or not to take AP or Duel Credit courses. The pros and cons of these advanced classes are important to consider and the following list includes some of the most important pros and cons to remember when you ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters
    The Mystery Every part of the application process is completely transparent to you, the student applicant, except for one: the recommendation letter. The recommendation letter is the only portion of the application that you will not submit, edit, or write yourself. Your knowledge only extends to the writer and the due date. However, this is not to say that you have ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 25 Halloween Movies

    Top 25 Halloween Movies
    Whether you prefer funny, family Halloween movies or to watch something freaky and frightening, there are plenty of movies to go around on October 31st. You may have your costume ready to go and carved pumpkins on the porch but, until you’ve watched at least one horror flick, Halloween simply isn’t complete. But, what should you watch? There are more sub-genres ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Lazy Halloween Costumes

    Lazy Halloween Costumes
    No spirit? No problem! Whether you just want to throw on a t-shirt or one random accessory, there are super easy Halloween options for you. Why even care? Mainly so people don’t bother you about not having a costume the entire night. Check out the following Halloween ideas for those with little-to-no spirit, no free time or just don’t want people ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Top 10 College Towns with the Best Pizza

    Top 10 College Towns with the Best Pizza
    Pizza is to college like sunshine is to summer – so much so that Great Value Colleges has comprised a list of the top 50 college town pizza shops. From traditional to bizarre, these pizza shops cater to the variety in tastes of college students. And when you’re pulling an all-nighter or procrastinating the week before finals, these cheap pizza shops ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid

    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid
    Studies show that breaks in your study routine can positively affect your attention abilities. Taking breaks from studying every ninety minutes or so can improve both focus and attention. In addition to taking regular study breaks, what you do with each break can matter, too. It’s important to choose the right type of activity for your study break so that you ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks

    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks
    Just because you have limited funds, doesn't mean you should have to sacrifice your health. Keep in mind that portion control is important (too much of a good thing is possible). These snacks are great on-the-go and students on a budget. Many of these snacks are accessible in college meal programs - or anywhere else, for that matter. Stock up on ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +16
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Healthy on Campus

    Staying Healthy on Campus
    As a college student who has been stuck in her dorm room with a debilitating cold for the past week, I speak from experience when I say that it is important to maintain healthy habits in a campus setting. The price of tissues, tea and ibuprofen can add up, so take the less expensive route and prevent illness. Below is a ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Creative Group Halloween Costumes

    Creative Group Halloween Costumes
    You’ll obviously be spending Halloween with your best buds and/or your significant other so why not talk to your pals about collaborating on a super sweet group costume? The photos alone are worth the effort and, with so many great options, you’re friends are sure to be ready to jump on the bandwagon. Check out some of these great group costume ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +29
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    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices

    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices
    For some, choosing which colleges you’d like to apply to can become overwhelming. There are so many benefits to each college that you might find yourself wanting to apply everywhere. Narrowing down your choices isn't so hard once you consider who you are as a person and what you want in your college experience. Here’s a list of what you should ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Finding Your Own Student Life

    Finding Your Own Student Life
    The one, key lesson I have learned from my first few weeks of higher education has been this: it is okay for your college life to be imperfect and unconventional. During this first half of my first semester, I have suffered from numerous insecurities. There have been moments when I have felt like the only student on campus without a throng ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Surviving Group Assignments

    Surviving Group Assignments
    Group assignments are the worst. Give me a ten-paper paper to write, a test to study for—anything other than a group assignment. Please. As a college student, you’re going to be assigned group projects, and probably at least a dozen of them throughout your whole academic career. I understand the logic behind these group assignments, I do: out in the real ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Horror Books WAY Scarier Than the Films

    10 Horror Books WAY Scarier Than the Films
    If you think Halloween movies are scary, think again. Take a moment to peruse the horror section of your local bookshop (okay, Amazon) and you’ll find that many of the genre’s best went on to become some of the scariest horror flicks around. And, if you think the movie adaptations are scary, just imagine the intensity of your fears when your ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +27
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