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    Become a Leader

    Become a Leader
    To achieve success and become a leader, it is important that you believe that your dreams can become a reality. First, you must believe that you are a future leader. You must believe in yourself and your abilities. Leadership starts with confidence, a vision and an idea. People of all ages, races and genders need role models. Seek a role model ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Fastweb Counts Down the 10 Largest College Football Stadiums

    Fastweb Counts Down the 10 Largest College Football Stadiums
    September 29, 2010 Like it or not football season is upon us, and we’re not talking about the NFL. We mean real football, college football! If this is the time of year you wait for all year long, and not because of the changing leaves and apple cider, your time has come. Surround yourself with all the face-painted, chest-bumping, cheerleading, fight ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Volunteering for Your Future

    Volunteering for Your Future
    You're getting the most out of your education and job preparation by doing your best in class. But you can continue your education outside of class as well by volunteering. Volunteering teaches you more about yourself and your world while preparing you for the future and connecting you to your community. Community Service for Career Building You'll get more than just ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Student-Athlete Profile: Lindsey Munday

    Sure, championships are nice. But, when you earn your college's first title in more than 60 years in any sport, you become somewhat of a hero. On May 22, 2005, the Northwestern University women's lacrosse team beat the University of Virginia, 13 to 10, giving Northwestern their first national title since the 1941 men's fencing team. They also earned another distinction ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The History of Homecoming

    The History of Homecoming
    When you think of homecoming, what do you think of? The game? The parties? Alumni converging on their alma mater? Homecomings are all those things, and have been dating back to the early 19th century. While oft disputed, many scholars acknowledge the University of Missouri’s 1911 football game as the first official homecoming in the nation. How Did it Start? After ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Where’s the (Homecoming) Party At?

    Where’s the (Homecoming) Party At?
    Where to Find the Hottest Homecomings Homecoming season is upon us. But which schools boast the biggest and best homecoming bashes around? Here are our top picks for Homecomings across the country. Howard University Homecoming There’s a reason Howard’s Homecoming is mentioned in the rap lyrics of hip hop stars like Ludacris and Biggie. And yes, it does live up to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Saving Sophomore Year

    It seems like the sophomore year is one that you don’t remember. It’s not like your freshman year when everything is new and exciting. It’s not like your junior year when you start the college search process. It’s not like your senior year that is fast-paced, application-crazed, and meaningful yet fun. It’s the often-overlooked sophomore year that isn’t given nearly enough ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Learn to Deal with Professors

    Learn to Deal with Professors
    Learning how to deal with college professors and instructors is one of the many adjustments you'll make when you hit campus. They are different than most high school teachers and understanding them will make a difference. Your relationship with your professors is one of give and take. There are things that you want from them (knowledge and an "A"), but there ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Top 10 Things that College Taught Us About Life

    Top 10 Things that College Taught Us About Life
    1. Dorms College is a time of extreme freedom but, let’s face it, not everything about college screams unfettered space. Students don’t usually have a lot of extra money and that means that their personal space is limited. In fact, the average college student has bunked down in a dorm room. According to the 2000 census, about 2 million students ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Teens on a Budget

    Let’s face it—the things required these days to raise a child are expensive. There are school fees, fashionable clothes, sports activities and more. The way to control some or all of these costs is to train and teach your son or daughter to see things from your point of view and help them understand. Teach them about budgeting and having a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    It’s Your Life—Let the New FastWeb Help You Live It

    It’s Your Life—Let the New FastWeb Help You Live It
    College can be tough. But it also makes for some of the best years of your life. Debating going to the party or doing your paper? Not getting along with your roommate? Fighting the freshman 15? Been there. Done that. And we can help. We’ve been around the block a few times and we’re offering up all the helpful tips and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Undergraduate Research

    Undergraduate Research
    Are you ready to take your learning out of the classroom? Do you want to follow your own interests and work on related projects? Maybe it's time to consider doing research. Whether your field of study is neuroscience or the social sciences, undergraduate research can be an enriching and valuable experience. Benefits Undergraduate research can help motivate students to further ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Get Your Groove Back After Break

    Get Your Groove Back After Break
    Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday and a relaxing break, and that if you returned home, my advice from the previous post was useful. Of course the buzz in the first month of the year always includes the same subject: What is your New Year's resolution? I usually don't believe in making resolutions, but ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Saying Our Goodbyes

    By the time this blog posts, I will officially be a college graduate! The event I've been talking about forever will have finally happened -- and it's starting to hit me. The reality will be even harsher when I wake up that fateful August move-in day later this year, only to remember I'm no longer at Hofstra... I'm getting sad just ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Freshman Blog - Transition to College

    So this is the end of one journey. It feels like everything in my life has closed its doors lately. The weird thing is usually one door closes and another one opens, but I haven't seen any doors open. And some of those doors have just slammed in my face ... without any warning, if you catch my drift. One particular ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Wall Street Journal Features Financial Expert, Mark Kantrowitz

    Wall Street Journal Features Financial Expert, Mark Kantrowitz
    Mark Kantrowitz, a well-known financial aid expert, has been setting the record straight on financial aid for educators and students for 16 years. Now, he's doing the same for Congress. Check out Kantrowitz's insights into the new student loan market and rising college tuition concerns. Click here to read the Wall Street Journal piece, "Student Loan Gadfly Turns Heads in Push ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Life at a Huge School

    Life at a Huge School
    Life at a huge school is quite different than what I thought it would be. I went to an extremely small high school (approximately 800 students) and it got to be too small after four years. When I looked at colleges, I knew I wanted to go to a HUGE school. I pictured lots of school spirit, amazing football games, lecture ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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    College Planning for High School Juniors

    Fall Take the most challenging academic schedule you can. It shows admissions officers that you're ready for a competitive college environment. Research prospective colleges. Sign up for FastWeb's College Search to find the right school for you. Attend college fairs and speak to on-campus college representatives. Register, prepare for and take the PSAT/NMSQT. Begin studying for the SAT or ACT. Register ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Survey Reveals Students Saving More to Pay for College

    Survey Reveals Students Saving More to Pay for College
    The close of February also draws Financial Aid Awareness Month to an end. How much have students learned this month? According to a recent survey, How Youth Plan to Fund College, it seems that high school students are more aware than ever about the costs of college and more proactive about saving for college themselves. Survey results revealed that 75% of ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Parents Use Tracking Device on Spring Break

    Parents Use Tracking Device on Spring Break
    The last thing you want is your Dad reading your diary, but how would you feel about your parents tracking your every move on spring break? Now, they can with a new tracking device from SecuraPAL, according to boston.com. While the concept seems intrusive, the device actually serves as a way for parents to find their spring breaker if they are ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12