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    Applying for the Financial Reach School

    Applying for the Financial Reach School
    Depending on your family’s financial situation, higher education might seem like a pretty unattainable goal. It’s incredibly disheartening to find your dream university and then, upon searching the facts and figures, see that the tuition is upwards of $40,000 or more per annum. You might think that you’re limited to only state schools or community colleges, and it’s true that both ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Smoking Bans Coming to a Campus Near You

    Smoking Bans Coming to a Campus Near You
    Are you a smoker? If so, when did you start? According to the surgeon general’s report for 2012, 90% of smokers started by age 18, and 99% by age 26, and currently, anywhere from a third to a quarter of college students fall into that category. Now, colleges and universities across the country are taking action to help prevent the “epidemic ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    College Options from a Business Perspective

    College Options from a Business Perspective
    Within this economy, the smartest students aren't those opting out of school because they fear the looming debt. They’re the students that are prepared with a well thought out college value plan. [gate] What classes can you take online or at a local university to save costs? While it was once traditional to attend one educational institution for four consecutive years, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break

    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break
    While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +36
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    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future

    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future
    As fall quarter draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of my first ten weeks of college. The thing I’m overwhelmingly glad I did was to get involved in student organizations here on campus. At OU, and at most other colleges, there are tons of student organizations to get involved with. I can say from firsthand ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The Stages of Senioritis

    The Stages of Senioritis
    As students around the country enter into the arctic wilderness that is February, moods drop, bodies slump, and grades lessen in importance. February wins the worst month of the year award, and I say this solemnly because my birthday inhabits this sad, dreary month. Students are right in the middle of the third quarter. Spring break seems close, but yet so ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +21
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    To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life

    To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life
    There are a few big decisions most college freshman must make after they’ve decided on the college they want to attend -- like where to live, when to schedule classes, and whether or not to join Greek life. Although it may seem unimportant, whether or not you join Greek life will greatly affect your college experience in many ways. Hopefully this ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Stay Strong! Your Dream College Awaits

    Stay Strong! Your Dream College Awaits
    For most of us, cost is a burden to consider in our daily lives as common people. Only the other day, I came across a lovely jacket I wanted, until I checked the price tag. The price is enough to stop us - even in selecting which institution to attend. Tragically, the sky-high price may make us miss the chances of ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
  • +13

    Senior Year Cost WHAT?!

    Senior Year Cost WHAT?!
    Everyone looks forward to the final couple of years of high school: you’re getting ready for college, looking forward to graduating, and enjoying all the perks of finally being at the top of the food chain. With all of the excitement of finally finishing high school comes a truckload of fun stuff that solidifies the rapidly approaching milestone of graduation: cap ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year

    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year
    There isn’t a sweeter sound to the financially struggling college student’s ear than the phrase “tuition freeze.” Fortunately, students will be hearing that a lot more this summer from public colleges all across the country. So far, several public colleges have declared a tuition freeze, and in an interview with The Huffington Post, Patrick J. O’Conner, chairman of the Board of ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA

    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA
    If you haven’t heard about it yet, you might be interested in learning more about the Affordable College Textbook Act. The legislation was recently introduced in November of 2013 by two democratic senators, Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois and Sen. Al Franken from Minnesota. Soon thereafter, House Representatives Rubén Hinojosa and George Miller joined the campaign with a complimentary bill on ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +28
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    First Time Tax Filing Explained

    First Time Tax Filing Explained
    April 15th is fast approaching— the nationally dreaded tax day. But don’t despair. While this may represent a challenge if it’s your first time filing, it can also pay off big if you wind up with a refund. The long and short of it is, you won’t know if you’re owed a refund until you file. But completing the whole process ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 10 Internships of 2011

    Top 10 Internships of 2011
    With the year coming to a close, we wanted to highlight the top ten internships for this year, according to Vault.com. The top 10 are always hard to usurp and are typically featured on this list annually. That’s why you’re guaranteed a great internship at one of the following institutions in 2012 as well. [gate] The editors at Vault base their ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Keeping Busy Over Break

    Keeping Busy Over Break
    Your finals are finished, your meal plan is through and you’re all packed up. Congratulations! The semester is now over. Whether you live at home and commute to school, make a long drive back or have to fly cross-country to head home, there’s nothing like that whole-body sigh of relief when you’re struck with the realization that you’re done for the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?

    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?
    Last year, Mark Kantrowitz reported that the total amount of student loan debt had surpassed the total amount of credit card debt for the first time ever. Now, experts, including Kantrowitz, are projecting that student loan debt will surpass the $1 trillion mark this year. The Project on Student Debt reported last year that the average student debt totals $24,000, which ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Calming College Nerves

    Calming College Nerves
    If I remember correctly, December was about the time that my senior-in-high-school-self got a little worried about college. It’s very exciting to think about moving away and starting a new life in college, but there’s a lot of stuff to worry about, too. Well, I’m going to go through what worried me the most about college and calm you down about ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media

    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media
    Students report laying around staring off blankly with nothing to do and feeling so lonely that they felt like they were in a small cage on a solitary island all because they committed to not using any form of electronic media for 24 hours. In a recent study conducted by the University of Maryland's International Center for Media & the Public ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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