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    Know Your Renter's Rights and Rest Easy

    Know Your Renter's Rights and Rest Easy
    Don’t lose the security deposit on your apartment or get evicted because you weren’t familiar with your rights and responsibilities. It pays to know your renter’s rights. Your Lease Your lease is a binding contract. If you are familiar with the terms of your lease and what the law requires of you and your landlord, you can avoid problems. Fail to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The ROTC Option

    The ROTC Option
    If your teen is willing to work hard in return to get someone else to pay for college, he or she can consider enrolling in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. ROTC cadets are eligible for generous scholarships and upon graduation are commissioned as officers with immediate job opportunities. In fact, ROTC scholarship recipients are obligated to take military jobs. How ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +11
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    College Tips for Nontraditional Students

    College Tips for Nontraditional Students
    You've decided to continue your formal education. But how can you make college a success while still meeting work and family obligations? Check out these expert tips to help you during that all-important first term: Begin with classes that you feel confident about. Sure, it's good to get requirements out of the way. But don't feel you must tackle the most ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Apartment Hunting Questions

    Apartment Hunting Questions
    Great! You've finally found a few available apartments and you've made an appointment to take a look. But what should you look for? When you're looking for the perfect apartment for school, keep these questions in mind. They'll not only make the process more organized but also find a place that meets your academic, social, and personal needs. Payments How much ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Pack Up and Hit the Highway

    Pack Up and Hit the Highway
    The highways and byways are congested with overloaded hatchbacks and rental trucks making their way to State U this time of year. Whether your ride back to college is a Buick you inherited from gramps or one of those orange-and-white moving trucks from the corner gas station, you've got the same challenge: maximizing the space and arriving without damaging the vehicle ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Principle Matters

    Principle Matters
    We have once again been bamboozled by so-called leaders in whom we have placed our trust. Many of us have fallen into yet another trap, and we have come to realize that it is our responsibility to control the process in order to make our opportunities bountiful.  I want every student-athlete to feel empowered to do something positive regardless of their ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Reality of Renter's Insurance

    The Reality of Renter's Insurance
    Your landlord has got you covered if your apartment burns down, right? Wrong. You may not think your stuff is worth a lot, but you may change your mind if you are forced to replace everything. Renter’s insurance is an important and inexpensive safeguard against damage to your belongings. Anyone who rents can purchase renter’s insurance. Even students who live in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?

    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?
    You'd like to take a few months or even a year after college to do something off the beaten career path, but you're worried about the effect on your job prospects after your self-imposed sabbatical is over. Take heart: Such a break can often be empowering and beneficial to your career. "If an employer thinks you wasted a year by biking ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Take Caution (Literally) While Choosing a College

    One of the most important issues in choosing a college is often the most overlooked: the safety and security of your collegiate environment. Different universities handle safety differently, depending on their location and campus size. A college located in a major city might be more aggressive about safety than a school in the suburbs. (However, don't assume that safety is a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Shop for Dorm Essentials on FastWeb!

    Shop for Dorm Essentials on FastWeb!
    Heading back to school? Looking for gear to trick out your dorm room or off-campus apartment? Look no further. At the FastWeb Shop you'll find electronics, text books, bed and bath essentials, as well as the school supplies you'll use to, you know, go to class. Everything you need to start the year off right. Not sure what to bring to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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    The Next Great Odyssey

    The Next Great Odyssey
    “Sing in me, muse, and through me tell the story of the graduating high school senior about to embark upon her college odyssey.” –My modified version of Homer’s The Odyssey. Homer made his epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, unique by focusing on different characters and plots in each poem. But they’re cohesive because The Iliad lays the foundation for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior

    The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior
    Every day I realize that I'm a senior. I know that probably sounds like a weird thing to say, but every day I have this enlightened moment where I say to myself "Whoa. This is my last year of high school. This is my last year of mandated public education." When I wasn't a senior, I heard seniors talk about missing ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Learning to Get Involved

    Learning to Get Involved
    Four years is a long time. It hasn't seemed like it to me, but by June I will have been doing this high school bit for four years now. That thought has led me to ponder what these years have meant and will mean in the future ... of course I've learned a lot about endoplasmic reticuli and asymptotes and syllogisms ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates

    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates
    I clearly remember when I received my housing information packet in the mail. I opened up the thick envelope and out spilled about 10 sheets of tri-folded paper. I sorted through the blue, gold and pink sheets until I found the stark white letterhead: my designated room and roommates. The power of that one sheet of paper must not be downplayed. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Year Planner: College Freshmen

    Year Planner: College Freshmen
    August - September  Familiarize yourself with: health center, student center, libraries, gym, cafeterias, financial aid office, academic department offices, etc.    Take care of any remaining financial aid paperwork or wrinkles. Introduce yourself to the financial aid officer.  Purchase books and class materials. Save money by buying used books.  Research local banking options and open a checking account. If you're planning ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +35
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    Moving to New York!

    Moving to New York!
    Graduation day is approaching quickly and I still don't have a job or a place to live. I figure both need to happen-- and happen quickly. So as I'm tying up the loose ends on my classes and internship, I'm also combing through Craigslist.org. Craigslist is great if you live in a major metropolitan area like New York City, which ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Make the Most of Summer

    Make the Most of Summer
    Summer is here! For students that means fun, sun, vacations and summer jobs. But, summer can also mean scholastic, scholarship and professional opportunities. Not Just Any Summer Job Instead of settling for the nearest burger joint, use your ingenuity to find a job that is interesting and can enhance your resume. First, decide what interests you. This could be anything – ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +44
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    It's All Too Much

    It's All Too Much
    Building up your resume with leadership skills, adding organizations that enhance your field of study and taking on an internship are great goals to have and will work wonders for you in the short and long terms. But when does everything get to be too much? I've always been very good at keeping track of my life, always on top of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Seven Myths About College Sports

    Myth: College coaches will find me and contact me if I am good enough to play on their team. Truth: College coaches cannot possibly know about every one of the thousands of student athletes good enough to play college sports. There are far fewer coaches than there are athletes. There’s not a recruiting budget on the planet big enough for a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Resisting the Temptations of Senioritis

    With people spending more time indoors to escape the cold, the flu runs rampant this time of year, and there's no shortage of it among the people I know. But what's even more prevalent this time of year is an affliction that probably affects more teenagers than anything else. Its symptoms are obvious, its potential for damage is great, and unlike ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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