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    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas

    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas
    While some look at spring break as a time to party, other view the downtime as a potential opportunity for other alternatives, like volunteering the time to benefit a cause. Whether you’re considering alternatives locally or an alternative spring break trip, there are plenty of options for students to get their hands dirty and make a difference. Interested in making a ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Freshman Year Follies

    Freshman Year Follies
    FastWeb asked upperclassmen to email us the most embarrassing and awkward moments from their freshman year of college. We also asked what they wished someone would've told them before they started college. These cautionary tales and insights might help incoming freshman avoid follies of their own. Roommates No topic inspired more emails than roommates. Just how do you successfully share a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +24
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    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing
    When looking for off-campus housing, there are questions you need to be sure to ask, some things you're going to need to look out for during tours and it's always smart to learn how to become a savvy renter. If you're not sure where to begin - don't worry! Fastweb has you covered with this all-inclusive college housing and apartment guide ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +24
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    Timeless Advice for College Success

    Timeless Advice for College Success
    With college on the horizon, there’s likely a whole lot of wisdom going around. Your friends, your family and, yes, the writers at Fastweb, all have a say on how to handle your freshman year. With all this advice flying around, we began to wonder: What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to an incoming college freshman? ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Stop Sabotaging Your Semester Before You Start

    Stop Sabotaging Your Semester Before You Start
    The college search and admissions processes and your grades suffer from disorganization – but, with a few organization tips, you could be on track for your most successful semester yet. And, because your future is at stake, it’s time to recognize that being disorganized can seriously impact your performance as a student. Once you’ve done so, there are easy ways to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months

    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months
    Raise your hand if you have or will have student loan debt? Ok…just about everyone here? That’s what I thought. According to finaid.org, over 65% of undergraduate seniors with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007 – 08 graduated with an average of over $23,000 student loan debt. But the borrowing doesn’t stop there. Finaid.org reports that at least 55% of graduate and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media

    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media
    Students report laying around staring off blankly with nothing to do and feeling so lonely that they felt like they were in a small cage on a solitary island all because they committed to not using any form of electronic media for 24 hours. In a recent study conducted by the University of Maryland's International Center for Media & the Public ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid

    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid
    Studies show that breaks in your study routine can positively affect your attention abilities. Taking breaks from studying every ninety minutes or so can improve both focus and attention. In addition to taking regular study breaks, what you do with each break can matter, too. It’s important to choose the right type of activity for your study break so that you ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Lazy Halloween Costumes

    Lazy Halloween Costumes
    No spirit? No problem! Whether you just want to throw on a t-shirt or one random accessory, there are super easy Halloween options for you. Why even care? Mainly so people don’t bother you about not having a costume the entire night. Check out the following Halloween ideas for those with little-to-no spirit, no free time or just don’t want people ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips
    As we come to the middle of the semester, you’ll probably find that you’ve adjusted to life away from home and the familiar. I hope that it’s become easier to get yourself to class each day, practice study skills and make friends, but if not, never fear! There is still plenty of time to find your way. For many people, one ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    15 Steps to Ensuring a Great College Experience

    15 Steps to Ensuring a Great College Experience
    There’s a lot to be said about the college experience. It encompasses so much and, in truth, is difficult to define because every student is different. While you are at college to learn, you want to ensure that you’re balancing your course load with other activities as well in order to round out the college experiences you have. We've narrowed it ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects

    Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects
    Effective group work can be one of the most difficult aspects of school—at any grade level. Team members’ personalities can complement one another or they can clash, but with these tips, you can breathe a bit easier while completing your group projects. Consider the following tips to help your team work together on a group project: 1. Designate a leader, productive ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester

    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester
    A new semester is a fresh start, which means it’s a perfect time to refocus on your academics and, of course, your budget. Here are thirty easy ways you can begin to save within your daily life, from the way you approaching food to the way you dining to driving, there are easy ways to scrimp and save on just about ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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    Productive Holiday Break Ideas

    Productive Holiday Break Ideas
    I think I speak for many when I say November, December, and January are the best months of the school year when students finally get a break from the late nights spent studying and cramming for final exams. Holiday break comes as a welcome reward after the stressful weeks of taking final exams, completing college applications and standardized exams like the ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work

    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work
    There’s at least one in every college dorm. From mediating arguments between clashing roommates to diffusing finals week stress, they look out for their residents. They're Resident Assistants, more commonly known as RAs, and they're an integral part of dorm life. An Uncommon Job An RA is usually in charge of a floor or a wing of residents. Their responsibilities ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Top 10 Articles of 2014

    Top 10 Articles of 2014
    2014. What a great year, filled to the brim with articles on interesting topics and useful information! We’ve ranked Fastweb users’ top ten favorite articles from the past year and wanted to share - just in case you may have missed one or two. We ran the numbers from the past year to see which articles were most clicked, shared and ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Spring Semester Prep List for High School Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for High School Students
    Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck! A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success. 1. Prep for College Follow ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The Problem with Study Drugs

    The Problem with Study Drugs
    It’s no secret that students are held to an almost-impossible standard of perfection. This comes from many areas: parents, teachers and, mostly society. The pressure to succeed can become unbearable because, after all, nobody’s perfect. If you don’t think it’s a trend, you may want to open your eyes. Even in researching this article, it was amazing how many students commented ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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    All They Want for Christmas is a College Education

    All They Want for Christmas is a College Education
    Think the teen you’re shopping for has everything they could ever want? You may want to think again. Don’t head to the mall to search out a gift that will probably end up in a landfill, head to the bank instead. Teens are asking for money, not to blow on the latest games and gadgets but to pay for college. Who ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence
    It’s an issue that has a large scope – so much so that it’s difficult to comprehend. It’s alarming to learn that one in five college women will become a victim of attempted sexual assault or actual sexual assault during their college years, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report. It’s even more alarming to learn that around 80 percent ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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