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    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice
    Every student has his or her own form of pizzazz. As individuals, whether known or not, everyone has hobbies and skills. Thus, most choose to take advantage of their likings or strengths to establish their own lives, bolstering relationships, not to mention, themselves by way of extracurricular activities. What Exactly is an “Extracurricular Activity”? To begin, extracurricular activities are unpaid activities ...
    Published 28 days ago | Rated: +18
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Waiting on Admissions Decisions

    Waiting on Admissions Decisions
    It can be really difficult waiting for college admission decisions to arrive. A significant part of your future hinges on one “yes” or one “no.” And once those applications are sent out, there is little to do but wait and worry. What is important to remember is that a college rejection isn't really going to determine your future or your happiness. ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +18
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    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations
    Asking for letters of recommendation and preparing for admissions interviews is enough of a hassle alone. But, add shyness or nervousness onto that, and applying for college can seem ridiculously stressful. You’ve already spent so much time on your application, and now you have to ask for letters of recommendation and talk to someone about your aspirations. You feel worried, nervous ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Working Out Your Workout Plan

    Working Out Your Workout Plan
    It’s quite an easy thing to become lazy in your first semester of college. Nobody is yelling in your ear for you to get up (unless your roommate just cares that much), you can skip class more easily (depending on your professor’s attendance policy), and at any given time, you’re probably no more than 300 feet from an Xbox. A lot ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Top 10 Places to Give Back

    Top 10 Places to Give Back
    Searching for meaning in the season of giving? If you want to give back, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities. [gate] Are you a people person? The next Top Chef? Whatever your strengths, put them to good use this holiday season by sharing them with ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Where 50 Celebrities Went to College

    Where 50 Celebrities Went to College
    If you were rich and famous, would you still find value in a college education? These celebrities certainly do! James Franco, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman are among the many celebrities who moonlight as brainiacs – offering beauty and brains. Sometimes, life just isn’t fair. In a star-obsessed society, with hopes in the form of articles like, “stars-they’re-just-like-us,” we rarely actually ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Striking Back Against Senioritis

    Striking Back Against Senioritis
    Senioritis: we’ve all heard of it, but you never really know what it’s like until your senior year. Second semester seems to be the time when it strikes most vindictively, transforming even the most diligent of students into unmotivated clock watchers—college apps are done for the most part, ACT/SAT scores are in, and it really does feel like there is no ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit
    I can save you a lot of time and frustration in deciding which of these two major standardized tests to take and when by just saying this: Take them both twice with writing, and don't take them too late. Let me explain that first part, the reasoning behind taking them both. The SAT and ACT are essentially the same test in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Glee is Going Back to School

    Glee is Going Back to School
    Move over High School Musical. There’s a new singing sensation sweeping through high school halls. Glee is not only rocking on MP3 players but clothing lines as well for the back to school season. Macy’s has recently announced that they are teaming up with Glee to run a clothing line for fellow gleeks. Hoodie sweatshirts and t-shirts are priced from $19.99 ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester
    When starting a new semester in college, there’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep track of all the tasks that you need to accomplish. Here’s a list of things you should do sooner than later to ensure you’ll stay ahead during the course of the semester: [gate] 1. Arrange your class schedule 2. Go to all of your ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    The Stages of College Essay Writing

    The Stages of College Essay Writing
    In reality, thousands of other students applying for college will have similar grades, a comparable GPA and extracurriculars, so perhaps the only way to truly individualize your application is your essay. Your grades are most likely not funny, sentimental, quirky, deep or moving, but your essay can be. Moreover, the student with a 4.0 could be the most diligent Game of ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Freshman Blog - The first week of college

    The first week of college College isn't so bad. Actually, it's pretty awesome. I've been here for about a week. I honestly thought I would miss home like crazy and cry my eyes out every day. But I don't. Guess I'm too busy having fun and experiencing new things. I'm taking about 15 hours this semester (5 classes) and the course ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    College Life Versus the "Real" World

    College Life Versus the "Real" World
    When you are in college, your future may seem filled with endless possibilities. Studying subjects that you love, or that you think will lead to a high paying career, gives you a sense of purpose. While in school, you may have a group of friends, professors and classmates who share similar interests with you. Eagerly you wait for graduation day to ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Memorize THIS!

    Memorize THIS!
    When you sit down to study for exams, these memorization techniques can be effective in helping you accomplish your goal. Use the following tips to better memorize your material: [gate] Listen Up Have you ever considered that, perhaps, simply reading your material isn't cutting it because that’s not how you learn? Try listening to your material – your brain is wired ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Keeping Away the College Anxiety

    Keeping Away the College Anxiety
    This is the time of year that is often most nerve-wracking for high school seniors: on top of all the school stressors that have been fairly consistent over the past three years, we have to consider where we’ll be a year from now. For the majority of us, that place will be on a college campus. Thinking about college, while a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor
    Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump

    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump
    Every student has experienced it at some point or another: the mid-semester slump. It makes sense. The holidays are rapidly approaching and it feels like the semester should be over already – but it isn't. Be careful, the slump can cost you big time in terms of your grade in a course, the final and, of course, really can put a ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18