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    Spring Break Safety Tips

    Spring Break Safety Tips
    I know it’s hard to think about Spring Break when the weather (at least where I am) is freezing, but it’s NEVER too early to plan ahead! This is especially true if you’re traveling with other students. Besides, what better way to beat to beat the slow days of winter than to dream of vacation? Fun is only fun if you’re ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Getting to Know Kristen

    Getting to Know Kristen
    Kristen has been contributing to Fastweb since August 2011 and has garnered a lot of attention from our readers for her personal and prolific pieces, like Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting). So we thought it would be nice to introduce you all to even more of Kristen! What are you studying in school and what are the biggest challenges ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs

    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs
    In January, President Obama urged states to make college education a higher priority in his State of the Union Address. He also pleaded with institutions of higher learning to control tuition inflation. However, the President did not define how states and colleges and universities could implement his call to action. Instead, he has left it up to them. Whether or not ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Top 10 Best Value Colleges 2015

    Top 10 Best Value Colleges 2015
    A college education is a great investment in your future. You need a college education to further your career, not to mention, it helps you grow intellectually as an individual. But are some colleges a better investment than others? Yes, according to calculations by Payscale, a site that collects career and salary data. Using specific methodology, Payscale researched and calculated different ...
    Published 4 days ago | Rated: +12
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    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist
    On New Year’s Day, Samantha Garvey’s life changed for the worse. She and her family moved from their home into a homeless shelter just a few months after her parents had been injured in a car accident and forced out of their jobs, leading them to fall behind on rent payments, according to the New York Daily News. But just a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence
    It’s an issue that has a large scope – so much so that it’s difficult to comprehend. It’s alarming to learn that one in five college women will become a victim of attempted sexual assault or actual sexual assault during their college years, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report. It’s even more alarming to learn that around 80 percent ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester

    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester
    The End of Applications By mid-January, the majority of colleges and universities stop accepting applications. In effect, you’re done, and you should celebrate. At the same time, you’re not done yet. Second quarter grades will be sent to your colleges, and so keeping up that “A” in calculus is still important. The first half of your year was probably the biggest ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom

    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom
    Ahh, hello, midterm break! It’s finally time to set the homework aside and unwind. During this brief respite from my freshman year, I've done some reflecting on my first two months of college life, and have had a few realizations I'd like to share. [gate] Long car rides by yourself aren't necessarily awful. I live about three and a half hours ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals

    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals
    I am entering the spring semester of my freshman year of college armed with a quiver full of higher-ed wisdom. Having survived fall semester finals, and having learned some of the dos and don’ts of collegiate studying, I am confident in my ability to conquer second semester. Here are four tips for performing your best on this semester’s finals: 1. Determine ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Student Splits $40K Scholarship between Other Applicants

    Student Splits $40K Scholarship between Other Applicants
    It started out as a free-throw contest to unite a community despite its negative stereotypes. But it delivered a much bigger message when the free-throw contest winner forfeited all his glory and gave the winnings to the rest of the contestants. It sounds like something from a movie, and in a way, it is. According to the LA Times, Court Crandall, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +31
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    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis
    Your senior year of high school, especially the second semester, will almost certainly be one of the most stressful times of your high school career. Grades, scholarships and college applications rush upon you all at once and, once the rush seems to have passed, many times, seniors tend to get an attitude that reflects the fact that they will no longer ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +20
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    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing
    When looking for off-campus housing, there are questions you need to be sure to ask, some things you're going to need to look out for during tours and it's always smart to learn how to become a savvy renter. If you're not sure where to begin - don't worry! Fastweb has you covered with this all-inclusive college housing and apartment guide ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    College vs. The "Real" World

    College vs. The "Real" World
    Here’s a question to get your brain turning: What happens after college? Honestly, what happens when we graduate? When we are done with exams, finishing internships, and tossing that cap into the clear blue, college is over and the world opens up to us. And, there is a lot of world to explore. So, where do we go? Apply for graduate ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Your Spring Scholarship Search

    Your Spring Scholarship Search
    Returning to school after such a relaxing break can complicate the scholarship search. As a senior with only one semester to go, it is tempting to slack off in spring semester, especially concerning the search for scholarships. Finding and applying for scholarships, however, is not something to put off. It is time to focus, with a few key pointers. Set Goals ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    What I Wish I’d Known Before College

    What I Wish I’d Known Before College
    I’ve now been a college student for almost two full years now and in these four semesters I’ve learned quite a bit about my field of study and myself. There are a few things, however, that I wish I’d known when I first began my college career. Hopefully, these suggestions help you have an even easier time than I did: Use ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    10 Student-Inspired Valentines

    10 Student-Inspired Valentines
    Oh, Valentine’s Day. Whether you take it seriously or not, it’s going to be all around you on campus - seriously, you're not going to be able to avoid it if you plan on leaving home. Lover will be everywhere, gazing into each other's eyes, like lovesick puppies. Which is cool, if you're into that. But, if you're not, it can ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Working Out Your Workout Plan

    Working Out Your Workout Plan
    It’s quite an easy thing to become lazy in your first semester of college. Nobody is yelling in your ear for you to get up (unless your roommate just cares that much), you can skip class more easily (depending on your professor’s attendance policy), and at any given time, you’re probably no more than 300 feet from an Xbox. A lot ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Freshman Year Reflections

    Freshman Year Reflections
    As my freshman year is coming to a close at IU, I’m struck with complete disbelief. I can’t believe my first year in the magical land of college is over. As much of a cliché as it is, it feels like only yesterday I said goodbye to my parents, sat down on my bed and sighed. I had no idea what ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority

    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority
    “Are you free Friday night?” Yes, actually, it’s the only night I am free, I think to myself, sadly. It’s frustrating. Personally, I really do enjoy keeping busy. I feel useless without having something to do. Hey, everybody’s different. [gate] My best friend constantly bemoans her lack of free time, as she juggles a part-time job, her volunteer swim coaching gig, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The Survivors of Abduction Act

    The Survivors of Abduction Act
    Proposed Act to Help Recent Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Attend College There’s a new act, specifically designed to help the survivors of the three abducted Cleveland women, who were recently rescued, attend college. State representative John Barnes, Jr. has introduced the Survivors of Abduction Act to help the three survivors who recently escaped after being held for more than a decade against ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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