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    Top Ten Spring Break Schools

    Top Ten Spring Break Schools
    We get it – semesters are long and you’re ready for a break. More specifically, an amazing Spring Break. We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you’d also prefer somewhere fun. Though a school likely isn't the first word you’d typically associate with fun or your break, as long as it’s not your school, it doesn't really ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    What's Your Status?

    What's Your Status?
    You've probably heard by now that social media and your online presence can affect your ability to win colleges scholarships or even get a job after you graduate. This is not just a rumor! With the help and advice of Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized expert on student financial aid and scholarships, here are some guidelines of what professionals are looking ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Test-Taking Tips from a Test-Taker

    Test-Taking Tips from a Test-Taker
    The SAT, or as I like to call it, the Mother of All Tests, looms over every high school student's academic career. It's loyal counterpart, the ACT or, for our purposes, The Father of All Tests, is just as intimidating. These two tests mark the passage into academic adulthood, and can make or break a student's ambitions. Now that we have ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students
    Although more than thirty percent of freshmen entering college in the United States are first-generation college students, many are reluctant to identify themselves as such. But, why? It may be out of embarrassment or, perhaps, a belief that the situation is unrelated to their college attendance. Don't be embarrassed – be proud of your heritage, whatever it may be! As for ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Born to Lead

    Born to Lead
    Are you a born leader? The truth is, you don't have to be. While there are characteristics commonly found in good leaders, many of the qualities can be learned traits or part of your personality. So, if you find yourself exploring the possibilities of taking on more leadership roles, check out the following qualities which are some of the most valued ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Keeping Score on Colleges

    Keeping Score on Colleges
    Introducing the College Scorecard, a tool designed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide data and information to prospective students and their families about a college’s affordability and value. While a rough version was released in June, the full version was just released to the American people this month. The College Scorecard includes five areas with key pieces of information ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    I am five weeks into this semester, and let me tell you, this has been one of those weeks that I feel like I am just barely clinging to my sanity. It has been a truly insane few days, what with all the tests, papers and after-class commitments to attend to and, while it’s usually easy for me to relish the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +9
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    The “In” Crowd

    The “In” Crowd
    We all know the group of people in our high school that everyone knows. Come on, don’t deny it. They are the select few that everyone turns to gaze at, if only slightly. So many of you would like to be friends with them or even become them, but stop and think about it: Is it really worth it?[gate] When you ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    An English Major’s Guide to Writing Papers

    An English Major’s Guide to Writing Papers
    One of my favorite things about language is that no two people have exactly the same arsenal of diction and syntax from which they can pull and construct their writing and everyday conversations. There are words I do not know but that other people use on a daily basis, and there are words that, to me, have a slightly different connotation ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    The Best Places to Make Friends in College

    The Best Places to Make Friends in College
    You're at a new school, hoping to make friends that will turn into lifelong connections. So, where should you begin looking? What's the key to finding these future lifelong pals? Location, location, location! There are so many great ways to meet friends in college but, the fact of the matter is, you're a lot better of if you start looking in ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Student Advice on Freshman Year

    Student Advice on Freshman Year
    College life is looming. Wouldn't it be nice to get some pointers on making the most of college? Fastweb polled students across the country for their top tips for a successful freshman year. Getting Settled Classwork/Academics Extracurriculars Dorm or Apartment Life Health and Wellbeing Money Social Life Getting Settled "Talk to your roommate before you get to school and decide ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +161
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    Depression and the College Student

    Depression and the College Student
    College can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Trying to fit in, maintain good grades, plan for the future, and be away from home, often causes anxiety for a lot of students. As a reaction to this stress, some students get depressed. They find that they cannot get themselves together. They may cry all of the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    The Differences Between High School and College

    The Differences Between High School and College
    Everyone knows that the worlds of high school and college couldn't be further apart. But, what parallels can be drawn between the two? From childhood to adulthood, high school allows you to gain a sense of what it will be like to be an adult whereas college allows you to fully take ownership of your time, responsibilities and who you want ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    The Stages of Senioritis

    The Stages of Senioritis
    As students around the country enter into the arctic wilderness that is February, moods drop, bodies slump, and grades lessen in importance. February wins the worst month of the year award, and I say this solemnly because my birthday inhabits this sad, dreary month. Students are right in the middle of the third quarter. Spring break seems close, but yet so ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    College Options from a Business Perspective

    College Options from a Business Perspective
    Within this economy, the smartest students aren't those opting out of school because they fear the looming debt. They’re the students that are prepared with a well thought out college value plan. [gate] What classes can you take online or at a local university to save costs? While it was once traditional to attend one educational institution for four consecutive years, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Paid to Stay

    Paid to Stay
    In an attempt to increase the student retention rate, Union College is now offering free semesters for remaining in school. [gate] The “Inaugural Class” program offers a tuition-free last semester to graduating students, beginning with this year’s enrolled freshman. Other schools have tried freezing tuition levels or discounting the fifth year but Union College in Kentucky may be the first school ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    20 Bizarre College Courses

    20 Bizarre College Courses
    From wacky to downright weird, colleges and universities are offering unusual courses to their students. The pros? The interesting approaches may engage students in subjects that they may not otherwise have paid attention to expressed interest. Schools also argue that the offbeat courses breed creativity and provides different ways of looking at the usual or mundane. Cons? Many feel these courses ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Students Seeking Arrangements

    Students Seeking Arrangements
    Applications for scholarships, check. Applications for student government aid, check. Application to become a sugar baby—wait—what? Many students are currently finding themselves in the all too common money squeeze and are turning to dating sites that brand themselves as “sugar” web sites, in hopes to help pay off their overwhelming debts.[gate] As tuition costs increase, memberships to sites like SeekingArrangement.com and ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Second Semester Start-up

    Second Semester Start-up
    Let’s face it, for many students, the holidays are one of the best times of the year, behind summer of course, because we all get to sleep in, play games we haven’t for a while or the new ones we just got, hang out with our friends, see a few movies, and not worry about the stress of school for two ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Organizing Your Scholarship Search

    Organizing Your Scholarship Search
    You know there are a million scholarships out there, but where do you begin finding the right one for you? Starting your search can feel intimidating and staying on top of it all can be even more difficult. What’s the big secret? Organization is the key! Here is a step-by-step list you can follow to keep your scholarship search organized and ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +12