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    Impressive Extracurriculars

    Impressive Extracurriculars
    Now that it’s time to start thinking about the college admissions process, it’s important to consider what you’ll need to put on applications as well. When it comes to your participation experiences, you don’t want to leave blank space! Use your time wisely to ensure that you’ll have activities to put down. Keep in mind, however, that colleges are aware when ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Five Health Mistakes College Students Make

    Five Health Mistakes College Students Make
    Don't spend more time in the campus health clinic than in the classroom this school year. Avoid these common campus health mistakes. 1. Not washing your hands enough - With so many people living together, eating together, and studying together, germs spread quickly on college campuses. You can catch colds, the flu, sore throats and more by rubbing your nose or ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +71
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    Amazing Student Apps

    Amazing Student Apps
    It’s undeniable that modern students use smartphones in daily life more so than ever before. In part, because they are fairly recent inventions in society, but there’s more to it than that. Smartphones and other devices have so much to offer students in terms of expanding and assisting with their education. Take apps, for instance. The recent Apple campaign with the ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +37
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    Student Advice on Freshman Year

    Student Advice on Freshman Year
    College life is looming. Wouldn't it be nice to get some pointers on making the most of college? Fastweb polled students across the country for their top tips for a successful freshman year in college. What tips do students across the nation have for students about to go to college? Find out below! Getting Settled Classwork/Academics Extracurriculars Dorm or Apartment ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +175
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    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
    You have waited all year for this. Visions of lying out by the pool, or running on the beach play through your mind on an endless loop. You’ve studied hard, finals are over, and you are finally free for the summer! While it is great to get in some much needed rest and relaxation, there are a few things you can ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Year Planner: College Freshmen

    Year Planner: College Freshmen
    August - September  Familiarize yourself with: health center, student center, libraries, gym, cafeterias, financial aid office, academic department offices, etc.    Take care of any remaining financial aid paperwork or wrinkles. Introduce yourself to the financial aid officer.  Purchase books and class materials. Save money by buying used books.  Research local banking options and open a checking account. If you're planning ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +35
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    Making the Rounds to Find the Perfect College

    Making the Rounds to Find the Perfect College
    Deciding which college to attend is incredibly challenging. In order to narrow down your list, you ought to make visits to the campuses you are interested in. In this way, one is able to develop tangible opinions regarding the factors that matter - the school’s layout, emotional as well as physical appeal and social atmosphere. Yet, there is a proper procedure ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Make Your Move-In Day Plan

    Make Your Move-In Day Plan
    Moving is stressful. If you haven’t done it before, brace yourself. Quite frankly, it’s the pits. I’m not trying to scare you – I’m just trying to prepare you. It’s crowded, hot and overwhelming. Oh yea, it is exciting, too. To maximize the exciting factor and minimizing the less desirable aspects, it’s best to prepare as early as possible for any ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +25
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    15 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Textbooks

    15 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Textbooks
    Ah, the end of the semester. It’s so close, you can almost feel the summer breeze. Which means, you’re going to have a sweet stack of used textbooks ready to sell back for cash. That’s always the goal, anyway. But, sometimes, something absolutely terrible happens. You know what I’m referring to here - it happens to the best of us - ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +30
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    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions

    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions
    When I hear phrases like “it’s not the end of the world” being applied to college admission decisions, I am generally annoyed. A rejection letter may not mark the end of the world as we know it, but it certainly can destroy an envisioned future. Admission decisions do carry significant weight; I do believe that, like nearly any other factor, they ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +27
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    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
    You’re a student on a budget and mom loves you, just as you are! Not to mention, you’re scrapped for time because you either just went through or are about go through finals. The timing couldn’t be any worse but, nonetheless, you still want to show her how much you really care this Mother’s Day. After all, she deserves it. FREE ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +30
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    The Differences Between High School & College

    The Differences Between High School & College
    Everyone knows that the worlds of high school and college couldn't be further apart. But, what parallels can be drawn between the two? From childhood to adulthood, high school allows you to gain a sense of what it will be like to be an adult. On the other hand, college allows you to fully take ownership of your time, responsibilities and ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Advice for High School Students

    Advice for High School Students
    If I could give one piece of advice to high school students (or anyone, really), I would tell them to not waste any time waiting for anything. Waiting for “life to begin.” Waiting for the world to fall into place. It sounds cliché, probably, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    College Safety 101

    College Safety 101
    College, like the rest of life, has many things to enjoy but also has its share of risks. I’m not talking about “homework kills” either. There are many issues that affect the health and safety of both you and your friends. Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Sleep and the Student

    Sleep and the Student
    You need a 4.0 on your exam, which you have to stay up all night studying for, just in case you missed something in the review. That’s understandable. Then, it’s Amy’s birthday so you have to go out– it’d be rude not to. Plus, you have a quiz, a paper due and that date you've been anxious about. No worries, you’ll ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +47
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    Helpful Student Health Tips

    Helpful Student Health Tips
    At Fastweb, we get it. Students are busy. Amongst a challenging curriculum, exciting social life and personal commitments, sometimes it can be difficult to remember to take care of yourself. But, without your health, none of your other activities are possible. That’s why it’s so important to develop great habits now that you can follow for a lifetime. Check out the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    Confronting College Applications

    Confronting College Applications
    Once September rolls around, you'll be reining in your final and most exciting year of high school. WOOHOO, senior year is about to begin! However, so will the start of completing some torturous forms. The intricate, not to mention, intensely stressful college application process technically begins at the start of senior year. It’s the time of year in which you have ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Tips for Beating Senioritis

    Tips for Beating Senioritis
    Senioritis: an illness of exhaustion and diminishing motivation that affects many high school students in their last year. You have selected a school to attend in the fall, the summer is within your grasp, and life is wonderful – even if your attention span and your class attendance have started to slip a little. But hold on! Your last months and ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Timeless Advice for College Success

    Timeless Advice for College Success
    With college on the horizon, there’s likely a whole lot of wisdom going around. Your friends, your family and, yes, the writers at Fastweb, all have a say on how to handle your freshman year. With all this advice flying around, we began to wonder: What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to an incoming college freshman? ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women have long outpaced men in their pursuits of higher education. A recent study, however, shows that the trend is accelerating at an alarming rate amongst those from Generation X. Within a long-term Bureau of Labor Statistics study, entitled the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997,” researchers tracked 9,000 students from ages 12-17 (beginning ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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