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    Examining Your College Options

    Examining Your College Options
    The college search can be a stressful experience. Looking through countless school websites, articles, and rankings, all the schools can start to run together, appearing no different from the next. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when narrowing your options – they might just bring back your sanity! Strength of Program The college search, for me, was ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +16
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    College Admissions: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

    College Admissions: As Easy as 1, 2, 3
    I believe the college admissions process can be divided into three steps. These are three steps that every student will have to proceed through during high school as they seek admission into their colleges and the process will be somewhat different for every applicant. Often, colleges will look to see that a student pursues academic challenges with AP and honors classes. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List

    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List
    If you applied Early decision or early action, you are likely receiving your decisions right about now. I recently received my own decision and it was not exactly the way I wanted it to be. I had visions of telling my family all the wonderful news, just in time for the holidays. Instead, I have to tell them this: my application ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying

    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying
    If you like to listen to music while you study, choosing the right type can be vital to your overall productivity level. Listening to music can calm you down, leading to more conscientious studying, elevating your mood, motivating you to stay focused and studying for longer periods of time. While it can be a challenge to stay away from the hottest ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Scheduling for Success

    Scheduling for Success
    One of the best perks of finally getting to college—other than the learning experience, the social fun and the increased independence—is the freedom that comes with choosing classes that are, for the most part, interesting. Moreover, there’s the opportunity to choose your own schedule (to an extent). Although your biggest priority should be planning a well-balanced schedule that helps you work ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +30
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    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?

    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?
    The first day of a new class always starts with a mixture of anticipation, nervousness, and excitement. If you take enough classes in college you are sure to run into the dreaded “bad professor” who seems to ruin your hopes of having a great semester. Every instructor has his or her own style. Sometimes the way a teacher teaches isn't conducive ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Making Contact with Your New Roommate

    Making Contact with Your New Roommate
    So here you are post graduation and with the arrival of the name and contact info of your new college roommate you’re already thinking (and worrying!) about going back. What if you two are nothing alike? What if all they do is sleep? What if they never sleep? What if you hate him/her? What if he/she hates you? Of course you’ve ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
    In 2007, Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, conducted a study to test the commitment to New Year’s resolutions. His study found that roughly 78% of all people who make New Year’s resolutions fail to keep them. So how can you make 2013 different from the past few years? How can you keep your New Year’s resolutions for ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Friendship Deal Breakers

    Friendship Deal Breakers
    In high school, your friends were the people most similar to you out of the people that attended the same school you did – a “luck of the draw” situation. For some, this was a good thing. For others, not so much. One of the best parts about college? You actually get to choose your friends. Friends are supposed to encourage ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Should You Be Facebook Friends with Your Teachers?

    Should You Be Facebook Friends with Your Teachers?
    As of July, Facebook reported having over 800 million users, according to the LA Times, which means chances are, your teachers are on Facebook too. So what happens when you want to “friend” them on Facebook? Some teachers accept friend requests from students while others ignore them. But regardless of whether or not your teacher would accept your request, it’s best ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Senioritis: An Epidemic

    Senioritis: An Epidemic
    Ah, senior year. It has finally arrived! Prom, senior banquet, commencement, graduation, senior portraits, the sheer excitement! With the laurels we seniors are resting on. The actual bulk of senior year--is dull in comparison. After all, we've been sitting in these very classrooms for the past four years, not counting intermediate school, elementary school, pre-school. A lot of school. Nearly 13 ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

    2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students
    2014 was the year where Flappy Bird got us heated enough to flip tables. Where we lost legends of comedy, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, but gained millions for a cause in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Where Frozen took the world by storm and we just could not “Let It Go.” Yes, 2014 was a very good year. But, with ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Catching Some ZZZ’s

    Catching Some ZZZ’s
    Students are one of the most exhausted populations in the United States. This makes sense, of course—between schoolwork, social lives, organizations, sports, volunteering, and part-time jobs, it’s a wonder we find time to eat, let alone get a solid seven or eight hours of shuteye a night. All too often, though, it’s impossible to sleep as much as we should. While ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students
    Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck! A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success. 1. Complete Your FAFSA If ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Dealing with Different Worldviews in College

    Dealing with Different Worldviews in College
    One of the most rewarding--and potentially frustrating--parts of college is being exposed to new ideas and beliefs. Sometimes they can be helpful and beneficial, increasing our knowledge, inspiring us, or allowing us to change harmful beliefs, but other times they can offend us or even threaten deeply-held worldviews. When faced with difficult situations that offend our beliefs in educational situations, how ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Spring Semester Prep List for High School Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for High School Students
    Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck! A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success. 1. Prep for College Follow ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects

    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects
    Group projects. By now, you realize that they can be a blessing and a curse because you have to deal with the people you’re given. The truth is these group exercises are also exercises in life because, in the workplace, you’re going to experience the same exact types of people. Perhaps, not to the extreme that you’ll experience in group projects ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Student Gifts: It's the Thought that Counts

    Student Gifts: It's the Thought that Counts
    As a college freshman, my monetary resources are limited. Yet I find that this year my holiday gift-giving list has doubled. It’s not only that I have new people in my life whom I feel it necessary to recognize with a gift—roommate, significant other, mother of significant other. I also feel, as I grow older, a responsibility to give gifts separately ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus

    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus
    Another icy gust of wind, and I’m instantly awake. It is nearing four in the morning in the grassy section of campus in front of Wilson Gym. From memory, I can imagine the shabby rows of tents that line the cement walkway, but right now all I can see is the interior of the sleeping bag I have pulled over my ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Move Over Princeton Review, Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools

    Move Over Princeton Review, Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools
    Now, this makes more sense to us. While Princeton Review’s rankings are the most anticipated and heralded, especially when it comes to top party schools, do they really know everything there is to know about partying? After all, they are primarily a standardized test prep company. If any organization knows how to party, it’s Playboy. And this year, their list of ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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