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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, entertainment venues, and landmarks, which help you earn points to unlock badges and discover new places to explore in your city. Tuesday, mashable.com reported that Foursquare badges will now be ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    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 out of place most of the time. It took time, but after I started joining groups and becoming involved I felt better about the situation. I realized that very few ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -11
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    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 good or excellent. However, when it came time to talk about depression, the numbers were quite startling. Approximately 30.7% of the students polled said that at one point in the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +37
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    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 Organized One way to get over the stress and mess of 2010 is to commit to better organization in 2011. Staying organized can lead to better grades, more sleep and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +57
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    Apartment Packing Checklist

    Apartment Packing Checklist
    Living Room Sofa Throw pillows Chairs (canvas director's chairs are foldable) Coffee table End table TV/VCR/DVD TV stand Stereo Phone Answering machine Floor lamp Table lamp Bookcase Shelving Stacking crates Sheet to cover couch (for parties) Plant Curtains/blinds Fan Rug (if floor isn't carpeted) Coat rack Doormat Picture-hanging hooks Posters/art Power strip Extension cord Dry erase board (to leave messages ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +49
  • +35

    Best Smartphone Apps for Students

    Best Smartphone Apps for Students
    It’s called a smartphone for a variety of reasons. For one, it’s smarter than most people. But students are discovering that it can do more than just distract them in class. It can actually improve grades. We’ve scoured the smartphone application market and found some of the best apps for high school, college and graduate students. This year, don’t settle for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
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    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 arrive and unlock the door to our classroom, I wonder about these young people only a few years older than my teenage son. What are their personal backgrounds? What has ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees

    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees
    Today, students in Rome took to the streets in protest of cuts to education spending. The riots were rumored to resemble last week’s, which were the worst the city has seen in 30 years. However, reports articulate that the protests were more tame this time around. Over a week ago, protesters were torching cars, attacking banks and shops and setting up ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
  • +37

    Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay

    Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay
    Writing an essay often seems to be a dreaded task among students. Whether the essay is for a scholarship, a class, or maybe even a contest, many students often find the task overwhelming. While an essay is a large project, there are many steps a student can take that will help break down the task into manageable parts. Following this process ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +37
  • +51

    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, students rarely care about which campus wins "Most Politically Active" or "Best Classroom Experience." Instead, everyone is waiting for baited breath for the list that really matters...the top ten party ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +51
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    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 not she has fully exercised this endeavor since is debatable.  Plenty of other celebrities, however, have made a show for volunteering.  “That’s hot.” As students begin preparing for college and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +180
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    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 been secretly yearning for. At the bottom: kicking puppies, Gwen Stefani’s new CD, genocide. But below that, much farther down, comes one thing more evil than even Gwen’s misguided attempts ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    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 lectured on the risks of internet postings, particularly on popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.com. This article explores best practices for college students using social media. With ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +81
  • +28

    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 event: Should you go Greek? Deciding to join a fraternity or sorority will have a big impact on your college experience. Even if you're sure you want to join, the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Money Tips Students Wish They'd Known

    Money Tips Students Wish They'd Known
    We asked Fastwebbers to pass on their advice about money management, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Start saving, tell your parents you want to go to college, ask them to start [savings plans] for you now, before it's too late, and don't waste any time! As soon as you can, get a job. Don't blow the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Roommates 101

    Roommates 101
    I heard all the roommate stories before I started college. The majority of them were about how awful roommates were and how it was impossible to get along. I had a major case of roommate phobia before I started college and I was convinced that I would get a psychopath for a roommate. To my surprise, my roommate and I became ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +105
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    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 and get something you'll actually use. We’ve researched the refund, return and exchange policies of a few major retailers to help you bring back with ease. *Target* Returns and exchanges ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +6
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    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work

    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work
    There’s at least one in every college dorm. From mediating arguments between clashing roommates to diffusing finals week stress, they look out for their residents. They're Resident Assistants, more commonly known as RAs, and they're an integral part of dorm life. An Uncommon Job An RA is usually in charge of a floor or a wing of residents. Their responsibilities ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    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 end up in a landfill, head to the bank instead. Teens are asking for money, not to blow on the latest games and gadgets but to pay for college. Who ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +23
  • +27

    Would You Major in Lady Gaga?

    Would You Major in Lady Gaga?
    Lady Gaga is known for making major waves in the tabloids -- but in the classroom? Next semester, Professor Mathieu Deflem, a professor at University of South Carolina, is teaching Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame -- a course that seeks to explore and define the evolution of fame in our society. Deflem’s website states that the goal of this ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +27
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