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    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad 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. Complete Your FAFSA If ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know

    Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know
    You finished four years of college and feel that you have finally accomplished your goal. Now you will be able to go out and get hired, on the spot, for the job you have always wanted. Or will you? Obtaining the job you want right out of college isn’t always a reality. Many college graduates end up working jobs just to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?

    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?
    By now, your countdown to the holiday break has begun, and you're more than stressed with upcoming finals. Your brain is not only tied up in studying. It's also calculating which grade will put you just across the passing threshold. The last thing on your mind right now is how to spend your break productively.[gate] Finalize College Applications The task sounds ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior

    The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior
    Every day I realize that I'm a senior. I know that probably sounds like a weird thing to say, but every day I have this enlightened moment where I say to myself "Whoa. This is my last year of high school. This is my last year of mandated public education." When I wasn't a senior, I heard seniors talk about missing ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Your Spring Scholarship Search

    Your Spring Scholarship Search
    Returning to school after such a relaxing break can complicate the scholarship search. As a senior with only one semester to go, it is tempting to slack off in spring semester, especially concerning the search for scholarships. Finding and applying for scholarships, however, is not something to put off. It is time to focus, with a few key pointers. Set Goals ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Fastweb Counts Down the 10 Largest College Football Stadiums

    Fastweb Counts Down the 10 Largest College Football Stadiums
    Like it or not football season is upon us, and we’re not talking about the NFL. We mean real football –college football! If this is the time of year you wait for all year long, and not because of the changing leaves and apple cider, your time has come. Surround yourself with all the face-painted, chest-bumping, cheerleading, fight song-singing, beer-drinking football ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes

    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes
    We laugh, we cry, we know them inside and out. The characters become family and, sometimes, we feel like know them better than we know ourselves. Yep, nothing compares to your T.V. favorites. Here's our list, in no particular order, of our favorite Turkey Day-centered television. [gate] 1. “Friends”: "Friends" packed in more than a mouthful during its classic Thanksgiving Day ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students

    Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students
    Being on a college campus is fun but it’s easy to gain a false sense of security and feeling of safety when surrounded by your peers. After all, they’re just honest students like you, right? Wrong. It’s important to acknowledge and remember that you don’t always know who you can trust, even when you’re in the college campus bubble. While the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Chicago University Offers Discounted Classes on Groupon

    Chicago University Offers Discounted Classes on Groupon
    It’s the Groupon deal that has everyone buzzing. On Wednesday, Chicago area shoppers were presented with a deal that was drastically different from the typical 50% off coupons for teeth whitening or sushi dinners. Instead, Groupon buyers had the opportunity to purchase a master’s level education course for 57% off the actual price. The course, Introduction to the Profession and the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process

    What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process
    You might think you don’t have to get serious about college until your senior year of high school. False! Not only do colleges look at your entire high school career when making their decisions; all four years of high school should be focused on preparing for college. Here’s a list of tips pertaining to college preparations that I wish I had ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Why Skipping Class Isn't Smart

    Why Skipping Class Isn't Smart
    Everyone student knows they shouldn't skip class, mainly because they’re told not to, but how many students ever stop to examine the real impact skipping class can have? It’s not only because it’s the “wrong thing to do.” It can really stress you out more than you think! You think you’re taking a day off class to relax and, in the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Coping with a Bad Roommate

    Coping with a Bad Roommate
    You’ve got the roommate everyone dreads – they’re dirty, they use your stuff and they’re up all hours of the night doing who-knows-what with so-and-so. If they won’t leave your stuff alone, eat your food and borrow things without permission you’ve got different options (some of which are not recommended) of how to deal with the situation. You can deal with ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    5 Quotes to Help You Finish the School Year Strong

    5 Quotes to Help You Finish the School Year Strong
    The school year will soon be coming to a close. Between homework, projects, and finals, you are probably in need of some motivation. Reflect on the following five quotes to re-energize your spirits and get you through these last grueling weeks of the semester. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Molière Doing well in school can ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +21
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    7 Tips to Get Over Writer's Block

    7 Tips to Get Over Writer's Block
    Everyone has experienced writer’s block at some point in time – whether it’s while writing a college essay, a course research paper or a first-draft of a dissertation. Whether or not writing comes naturally to you isn't the issue - it happens to everyone and everyone needs to write something at some point in their academic career. No matter what you’re ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Fastweb Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

    Fastweb Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
    The year was 1995 and the Internet boom was just taking off. Dot-coms were a risky venture; after all, the World Wide Web was still a new concept to many. But, on May 22, 1995, one dot-com was founded, regardless of risk, because it had a higher purpose: to help students find scholarships to pay for school. It was the first ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest

    Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest
    On October 5, students from at least 100 colleges across the country walked out of their classrooms at noon, according to The Huffington Post. This signaled the start to a series of student protests concerning the rising cost of tuition, increase in student debt figures and a failing job market. According to Occupy Colleges’ Facebook page, the student activist group will ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Surviving Midterms

    Surviving Midterms
    One of the most intimidating aspects of college is the increased difficulty in academic coursework. Unlike high school, you can’t squeeze by with cramming for a big test the night before, and you can’t just take your chances with your midterms because they can be a huge part of your final grade. My history class, for example, has only three assignments: ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Poor Grades? Blame Your Roommate

    Poor Grades? Blame Your Roommate
    Not happy with your GPA? You may be able to blame it on your roommate. Everyone knows that living in close proximity to another human being is difficult but, according to several studies, your GPA can directly be affected by your current roommate situation. That means that poor living situations your mood and your future can be negatively affected. This actually ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    The ROTC Option

    If your teen is willing to work hard in return to get someone else to pay for college, he or she can consider enrolling in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. ROTC cadets are eligible for generous scholarships and upon graduation are commissioned as officers with immediate job opportunities. In fact, ROTC scholarship recipients are obligated to take military jobs. How ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Decisions on Greek Life

    Decisions on Greek Life
    Alpha Tau Omega, Theta Chi, Kappa Delta Rho, Sigma Nu, Delta Delta Delta. When I first came to college, I was like, “What's up with the Chinese letters?” (Just kidding, I’m a little more informed than that!). But, going into college I really didn't know whether I wanted to be part of the Greek system. It was a tough choice for ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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