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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 2 years 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 2 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Skip Skipping Classes

    Skip Skipping Classes
    “What is the best piece of advice you can give a freshman?” It was a question that popped up over and over again during my time at Dawg Camp, an optional weekend retreat in the summer for incoming freshmen to the University of Georgia. Some of the answers were predictable, like make a lot of friends or don’t forget to call ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    City College, Country College

    City College, Country College
    With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find one that fits your personality perfectly. With so much enormous variety, it might seem difficult to narrow down exactly which one that is. One of the most important factors in your school experience can be its location – you’ll get a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?
    With the new year comes new resolutions and a fresh start, and this is no different for high school seniors. Now that you have some idea of where you’ll be a year from now, it’s time to make sure you can afford it. While nearly everyone fills out the FAFSA and waits to hear back from schools on their financial aid, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Smartphones a Must for College Students?

    Smartphones a Must for College Students?
    In the age of the Internet, information is at our beck and call with the push of a button. Smartphones are no exception, making it easier to get up to the second news and information. It’s almost like carrying a laptop around in your pocket. Usually, high school graduates view purchasing a laptop a must before heading off to college. Now ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Be Kind, Pay On Time: Going Through the Registration Shuffle for College

    Be Kind, Pay On Time: Going Through the Registration Shuffle for College
    I hate this time of the year, and it is not because taxes confuse me. For American students, it is time to register for classes again, which means lines, paperwork, and money. All three of those are problem areas, but no more! This year, I conquered registration. Advising The first step in choosing classes is meeting with an advisor, so I ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals

    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals
    Still buying your textbooks for the 2012 spring semester? You might want to hold off on making a trip to your campus bookstore. Especially when you could be getting one of your textbooks for free. Neebo, one of the nation’s largest textbook suppliers according to their Facebook page, is doing more than just providing textbooks to college students – they’re providing ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Study Smart: Things To Consider When Choosing A College Major

    Study Smart: Things To Consider When Choosing A College Major
    Some people know what they want to do for the rest of their lives before they ever step on campus, which is wonderful. I was not one of those people. There was a vague idea of what I wanted to study, but the only concrete idea was the reasoning: I wanted to help people, preferably without looking like an idiot. Many ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College

    Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College
    College can be one of the most memorable times in a person’s life. Learning new subjects often helps a student to see the world differently. Making new friends, gaining independence, and for some living away from home for the first time are all unmatched experiences. However, in the wake of sexual abuse scandals, hazing deaths, college shootings, and student abductions, it ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus

    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus
    Another icy gust of wind, and I’m instantly awake. It is nearing four in the morning in the grassy section of campus in front of Wilson Gym. From memory, I can imagine the shabby rows of tents that line the cement walkway, but right now all I can see is the interior of the sleeping bag I have pulled over my ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.

    To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.
    Maybe it was delivered to your mailbox. Maybe you saw it on a poster. Maybe a friend told you about it. You have a choice to make about the upcoming rush event: Should you go Greek? Deciding to join a fraternity or sorority will have a big impact on your college experience. Even if you're sure you want to join, the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Should You Be Facebook Friends with Your Teachers?

    Should You Be Facebook Friends with Your Teachers?
    As of July, Facebook reported having over 800 million users, according to the LA Times, which means chances are, your teachers are on Facebook too. So what happens when you want to “friend” them on Facebook? Some teachers accept friend requests from students while others ignore them. But regardless of whether or not your teacher would accept your request, it’s best ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

    Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2012
    The celebration of New Year’s Day began in Ancient Rome, during which the day was dedicated to the Roman god, Janus. This god had two faces, and one looked into the past while the other looked ahead to the future. New Year’s Resolutions transpired soon after, and the typical resolution was to simply be nice to others. Since then, New Year’s ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    CASFAA Honors Mark Kantrowitz with Creative Leadership Award

    CASFAA Honors Mark Kantrowitz with Creative Leadership Award
    Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized financial expert, has been honored by the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) with the 2011 Creative Leadership Award. This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated, through significant leadership, innovation in the student financial aid profession. The presentation was made at CASFAA's annual conference on Sunday, December 11, 2011 in Sacramento, ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    University Pays Tuition for Life with Ultimate Scholarship

    University Pays Tuition for Life with Ultimate Scholarship
    Who can forget that iconic moment in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when Charlie opens his Wonka Bar to find the last, remaining Golden Ticket? Or, from the film, the tune “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” – the celebratory song led by Charlie’s grandfather who hasn’t gotten out of bed in 20 years? These moments are providing a great comparison ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +42
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    Things You Learn From Video Games that Apply to College and Beyond

    Things You Learn From Video Games that Apply to College and Beyond
    With the relaxation of winter break in mind, we also take out time to remember the frivolity of our younger years (along with the hours on the PS3 in the common room). Fortunately, those games have prepared you for more than a nostalgia run at Super Mario: video games teach us to follow a surprising range of rules that apply to ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    College Application Résumé Sample

    Harry Potter The Cupboard under the Stairs 4 Privet Drive Little Whinging, Surrey [phone number] [email address] EDUCATION: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (graduating in May 20__) [school address] • Top 8% of class • GPA 3.4 • Exceeded Expectations on OWLS • Currently a NEWT student ACTIVITIES: Quidditch team Seeker (1-6)* SPEW member (4-6) • The Society for the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Application Résumés 101

    College Application Résumés 101
    When applying to colleges, one of the admission factors that is given lots of consideration is the applicant’s résumé. While the process of crafting your resume is pretty simple, many struggle with finding activities and details to include, and older students often regret not doing X, Y or Z activity that may have helped give their resumes a boost. [gate] First ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success

    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success
    Those of us on quarters have already survived the first finals week of the year. As a student of a school that’s still on quarters, I figured I could pass on some of my newly acquired finals week wisdom to those of you who have yet to take them. [gate] Tip #1 College finals are NOT the same as high school ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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