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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 over 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Dealing with Rejection from College Applications

    Dealing with Rejection from College Applications
    It’s always hard when you had your heart set on a college only to get the letter through the post, ‘We are sorry to inform you that your application was unsuccessful…’ So, what happens next? It might seem like your life has ended, especially if that specific college played a huge role in your life plan. But all is not lost- ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor

    Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor
    Beginning college can be confusing. Whether you are going for the first time, or returning to finish your degree, the process can be scary. There is a lot that goes into making your college career a success. Luckily, there are people who can help you navigate the process. In college, each student is given an academic advisor. Academic advisors can tell ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Spoiled Stupid?

    Spoiled Stupid?
    Are students that receive full financial support for their education from their parents more likely to rank lower on the grading scale against those who pay for their own education? [gate] Yes, according to a new study by assistant professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California. Laura Hamilton puts forward that the lowest ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Decisions, Decisions

    Decisions, Decisions
    Right now, you are probably sitting. On a chair, your bed, maybe the floor. You are most likely in your house that you have lived in for some time, with your parents or your guardians, who are off somewhere doing something parental. Your siblings, if they exist, are annoying you. School may be bearing down upon you, like it’s crushing upon ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Back to School Blues

    Back to School Blues
    It’s almost time to head back to campus and dive headfirst into college life again, but, to be honest, I’m not really feeling it. I've gotten used to being at home, with no classes or any real responsibilities other than making it to work. Somehow the past month has flown by without me even realizing it. I’m not even particularly sure ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +9
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    Tech Trends of the Future

    Tech Trends of the Future
    Ask the most tech-savvy genius out there and they’ll tell you there’s not surefire list of what’s to be expected in the upcoming year. As in life, nothing is certain or one-hundred percent predictable, but wouldn't everything become boring if it was? While there’s no way to pinpoint or predict every technology trend that will continue this year, we've got a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing

    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing
    The online sector is an ever-changing, ever-growing market, especially in terms of education. Though many areas are still new and in development stages, many advances have been made within recent years to improve the learning experience for users and institutions alike. Below are some of the most significant changes that have occurred as a part of the online learning movement. [gate] ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Myths About Online Learning

    Myths About Online Learning
    We’re all aware of the negative stereotypes that exist about online universities. Luckily, our culture is catching up and becoming increasingly aware that most of the “information” they've heard about online students is a bunch of nonsense. [gate] Check out some of the outlined myths below, complete with proof of why it’s a myth, many which you've likely heard around town. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers

    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers
    Every year, top schools experience the same conundrum: they can’t seem to reach higher achieving, lower income students. [gate] Schools strive to find such students in hopes to increase the diversity on campus and combat the belief that elite colleges only accommodate students from wealthier, more privileged backgrounds. Many schools struggle with need-based aid, where administrators feel pressure from overwhelming financial ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Roommate Rehab

    Roommate Rehab
    First semester seemed to go well but, once second semester rolls around, things can go awry in an instant. Don't get too discouraged, it's difficult to live with anyone and a stranger can be even more of a challenge. There are ways to work out your issues easily and effectively. Use the following tips as guidelines to alleviate common roommate issues ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    The Fight for Financial Aid

    The Fight for Financial Aid
    Private college presidents have come together in drafting a pledge with the goal of resolving the decline in need-based aid. [gate] Need-based aid has been in rapid-decline since merit-based financial aid has been on the rise, being offered to students as an incentive to attend particular schools, though the high-achieving students may not necessarily need the funding. Merit-based aid has been ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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