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    Hispanic Celebs Dish on College Advice

    Ever look at successful people and wonder how they got there? Next Step asked five celebs their advice on how to have a successful college experience. Here’s what they want you to know. "I went to Indiana University at Bloomington. I wasn’t the first one in my family to go there—actually, my parents met there! Grades are so important, but if ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Unique Concerns of First-Generation College Students

    While some students’ eyes may glaze over when their parents recall their college days, these students have an advantage. First-generation college students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college face a unique set of challenges. Challenges of First-Generation Students Without guidance from a parent who experienced college, first-generation students are at a disadvantage. From filling out applications ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Stay Safe on a College Campus

    How to Stay Safe on a College Campus
    Aug. 31--College has more tests than the ones in class. In "Protect Yourself at College: Smart Choices-Safe Results" (Capital Books, $15.95), Thomas M. Kane of Monroeville offers advice on ways college students can ensure their safety on campus. The member of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities often is called on by members of the media and schools to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Organize an Auction or Raffle-- and Make Some Extra Cash

    Organize an Auction or Raffle-- and Make Some Extra Cash
    Tough times call for tough measures. If you don’t have time to get a part-time job, but need some extra cash, here’s an idea—conduct your own auction or raffle. First things first—figure out what you’ll auction off. This could be anything from the opposing team’s jersey at a tail gate party (which is usually burned by the auction winner) to raffling ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Does Jersey Shore Belong on a College Campus?

    Does Jersey Shore Belong on a College Campus?
    Jersey Shore has been a pop culture phenomenon since its debut on MTV in December 2009. The show has exposed the world to the Jersey Shore definition of “guido/guidette” and converted more than just Italian Americans to the lifestyle. It has taught us catch phrases like “GTL” – gym, tan, laundry. And now, the show has transpired from the television set ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Joys and Woes of a Commuter

    The Joys and Woes of a Commuter
    On Its Way It lurches to a Stop! Spits out some dazed victims, Gorges itself on more… Then it crawls, growls, and roars, Begins to move forward…. The bus is on its way. It mixes and digests us, Mashing our limbs together, No one is safe until… It lurches to a Stop! We stagger off the bus, Barely get off before… ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever

    20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever
    If you’ve ever had a great idea but didn't do a thing about it, read on for inspiration. The following 20 companies were started by college students - often out of dorm rooms with little-to-no-capital at the start. The only things these companies have in common? A vision they believed in and, of course, the fact that they were college students ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Big Brands’ Best “Back to School” Sales EVER

    Big Brands’ Best “Back to School” Sales EVER
    Back to school. It’s more than a phrase, it’s a time of year, particularly for retailers. According to the National Retail Foundation, “Back to School” shopping is second only to Christmas, with 30 percent of families increasing their budget this year. In 2014, the average family spent about $680 on back to school shopping for both middle and high school students. ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit
    The college admissions essay is a part of the application process that often gives students the most anxiety. In the essay, applicants work hard to really let the admissions counselors get to know them beyond their test scores and grades. After writing what they feel is a nearly perfect essay the student finds out that their 800-word essay is longer than ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search
    Remember those days when our most significant monetary concerns circulated around being a quarter short of getting a bouncy ball at the grocery store machines? When a plastic piggy bank filled with four cents was a gold mine? When a splurge would consist of an extra teddy bear outfit at Build-a-Bear? Sorry to break the reminiscence, but colleges are asking for ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K

    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K
    For years, college basketball fans and March Madness enthusiasts have been saying that college basketball players should get paid for what they do. But yesterday, USA Today revealed that they already do. In fact, college basketball players are making roughly $120,000 a year. The data was pulled and analyzed from the 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Here is ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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    True or False? Freshmen 15

    True or False? Freshmen 15
    As college students leave home for the first time and set up their college dorm rooms, their fears are reinforced by gentle prods from funny uncles, cousins and friends about the dreaded “Freshmen 15.” For years now, college-bound students have been wrestling with an urban legend that they will gain at least 15 pounds during their freshmen year at college. [gate] ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Second Semester Start-up

    Second Semester Start-up
    Let’s face it, for many students, the holidays are one of the best times of the year, behind summer of course, because we all get to sleep in, play games we haven’t for a while or the new ones we just got, hang out with our friends, see a few movies, and not worry about the stress of school for two ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Dealing with a Bad Professor

    Dealing with a Bad Professor
    It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike. You’ll go to your first day of class thinking that all those Rate-My-Professor reviews you read prepared you well. Then it turns out that most were written by disgruntled students who wanted easy As, and your professor’s tough but fair and you know you’ll ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    30 Fun Ways to Customize Your Locker

    30 Fun Ways to Customize Your Locker
    Back to school time means it’s time to start thinking about fun ways you can think about decorating your locker. It doesn’t need to be expensive, either. We’ve gathered up 30 fun ways you can customize and organize your locker, half which you can DIY and half which you can purchase at the store for reasonable amounts. Check out the following ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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    Students Seeking Arrangements

    Students Seeking Arrangements
    Applications for scholarships, check. Applications for student government aid, check. Application to become a sugar baby—wait—what? Many students are currently finding themselves in the all too common money squeeze and are turning to dating sites that brand themselves as “sugar” web sites, in hopes to help pay off their overwhelming debts.[gate] As tuition costs increase, memberships to sites like SeekingArrangement.com and ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love

    Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love
    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 10 months ago | Rated: +31
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    Tips from a Scholarship Winner

    Tips from a Scholarship Winner
    If you are anything like me, scholarships seem nearly impossible to win. Up until recently, I believed this to be true, but was proven wrong when my sister won a $500 scholarship from the Sylmar's Women's Club. “Personally I had never heard of someone winning a scholarship before and was in complete shock when I received an email informing me that ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    6 Fun & Exciting Summer Camps for Adults

    6 Fun & Exciting Summer Camps for Adults
    Hoping to capture some of that summer nostalgia from when you were a kid? Look no further than adult summer camps. They offer everything you valued as a child, plus booze (well, many do). Attending any of these summer camps for adults are sure to bring back fond memories of summertime from your childhood and offer a great time for you ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    Survey Reveals Gen Zers (That’s You!) Worry Most about Affording College, Student Loans

    Survey Reveals Gen Zers (That’s You!) Worry Most about Affording College, Student Loans
    Contrary to popular belief, Gen Zers are worried about more than their next Facebook Status Update or the latest YouTube sensation. In fact, they’re worried about the same things their parents are, according to a study by TD Ameritrade. The study surveyed approximately 2,001 students between the ages of 13 – 22 as well as parents of students in the same ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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