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Foursquare Available at All Colleges

Foursquare Available at All Colleges

Foursquare is a virtual tool for exploring your city and sharing your location with friends and family. The app, available to smartphone users, enables you to “check in” at various restaurants, ...

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 4, 2011
Success Stories from Nontraditional Students

Success Stories from Nontraditional Students

Below are just a few of the stories FastWeb members who are nontraditional, returning, students have shared: "The greatest challenge I faced was fitting in with the other students. I felt ...

Published June 4, 2008
Depression Hits College Campuses Hard

Depression Hits College Campuses Hard

Recently, the American College Health Association (ACHA) published the results of their National College Health Assessment. The report revealed that 91.7% of students felt their state of health was good, very ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published December 22, 2010
Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

Fastweb isn't just counting down to the New Year--we're counting down the top 10 New Year's resolutions on college campuses for 2011. Did your resolution make the list? 10. Become Better ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 19, 2010
College Apartment Packing Checklist

College Apartment Packing Checklist

Use this list to ensure you pack all the essentials!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
Best Smartphone Apps for Students

Best Smartphone Apps for Students

Photo Courtesy of Apple.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published January 3, 2011
Let Them Eat Cake: A Recipe for Making Friends in the Classroom

Let Them Eat Cake: A Recipe for Making Friends in the Classroom

I’m old enough to be these kids’ mother, I think to myself as I observe my younger classmates lining both sides of the hallway. While we wait for the professor to ...

Published June 5, 2007
A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees

A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees

London student protests on December 9th. Photo attribution to judyboo on flickr.

By Kathryn Knight
Published December 22, 2010
Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay

Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay

Essays can be crucial to admissions and scholarship decisions.

By Making it Count
Published April 21, 2009
Party On at America's Top Party Schools

Party On at America's Top Party Schools

Just before the school year begins, the Princeton Review always makes it a point to release the all-you-need-to-know info on the nation's best, worst and most happening college campuses. Of course, ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published August 5, 2010
Volunteering.  Hot or Not?

Volunteering. Hot or Not?

Remember Paris Hilton’s stint in jail a few years ago?  After the fact, her first few interviews revealed that she had a new priority besides partying.  It was volunteering.  Whether or ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published April 21, 2009
Toughing Out Really  Difficult Classes

Toughing Out Really Difficult Classes

The good and bad things of life lie on a spectrum. At the top: scoring the winning goal in a hockey game, baking a perfect soufflé, giving someone a gift they’ve ...

By Molly Seltzer
Published June 5, 2007
Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for College Students

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for College Students

With the popularity of social media websites for college students, comes usage warnings and advice for best practices. In addition to the typical warnings college students hear, many are also getting ...

By UniversityParent.com
Published June 18, 2009
To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.

To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.

Maybe it was delivered to your mailbox. Maybe you saw it on a poster. Maybe a friend told you about it. You have a choice to make about the upcoming rush ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 4, 2012
Money Tips Students Wish They'd Known

Money Tips Students Wish They'd Known

Fastwebbers share their advice on money management and savings.

By Fastweb
Published April 21, 2009
Roommates 101

Roommates 101

The roommate experience doesn't have to be awful--just follow these tips.

By Betsy Huang
Published April 21, 2009
Major Retailers Holiday Return Policies to Know

Major Retailers Holiday Return Policies to Know

Wrong size, wrong color or just plain ugly? While you're probably feeling thankful for gifts you've received this holiday season, you can also feel thankful for the option to return them ...

By Leah Westfall
Published December 14, 2012
Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work

Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work

What it takes to be a Resident Assistant, one of the great part time jobs on campus.

By Roxana Hadad
Published March 19, 2009
All They Want for Christmas is a College Education

All They Want for Christmas is a College Education

Think the teen you’re shopping for has everything they could ever want? You may want to think again. Don’t head to the mall to search out a gift that will probably ...

By Leah Westfall
Published December 15, 2010
Would You Major in Lady Gaga?

Would You Major in Lady Gaga?

Photo Courtesy of ladygaga.com

By Kathryn Knight
Published December 3, 2010