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    Honoring April's National Volunteer Week: Opportunities & Resources

    Honoring April's National Volunteer Week: Opportunities & Resources
    This April, National Volunteer Week is observed April 12-18, 2015. But, that doesn't mean that you should limit your service to one week or, even, one month! The week is all about celebrating service and according to Points of Light, "is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +38
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    Amazing Student Apps

    Amazing Student Apps
    It’s undeniable that modern students use smartphones in daily life more so than ever before. In part, because they are fairly recent inventions in society, but there’s more to it than that. Smartphones and other devices have so much to offer students in terms of expanding and assisting with their education. Take apps, for instance. The recent Apple campaign with the ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +37
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    Depression Hits College Campuses Hard

    Depression Hits College Campuses Hard
    Recently, the American College Health Association (ACHA) published the results of their National College Health Assessment. The report revealed that 91.7% of students felt their state of health was good, very good or excellent. However, when it came time to talk about depression, the numbers were quite startling. Approximately 30.7% of the students polled said that at one point in the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +37
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    The History of Homecoming

    The History of Homecoming
    When you think of homecoming, what do you think of? The game? The parties? Alumni converging on their alma mater? Homecomings are all those things, and have been dating back to the early 19th century. While oft disputed, many scholars acknowledge the University of Missouri’s 1911 football game as the first official homecoming in the nation. How Did it Start? After ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay

    Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay
    Writing an essay often seems to be a dreaded task among students. Whether the essay is for a scholarship, a class, or maybe even a contest, many students often find the task overwhelming. While an essay is a large project, there are many steps a student can take that will help break down the task into manageable parts. Following this process ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +37
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    What to Know about Professor Rating Websites

    What to Know about Professor Rating Websites
    A professor can seriously set the tone for your semester. Anyone who has ever had either a great professor (hopefully you), a not-so-great professor (hopefully not you) or with the slightest bit of common sense can tell you that. It’s also common sense to know that one of the best ways to learn about a potential situation is from someone who ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +37
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    Make a Difference: Spring Break Service Trips

    Make a Difference: Spring Break Service Trips
    What do think of when you hear the words "spring break"? Hitting the beach in Florida? Or the slopes in Colorado? For many students, spring break means social activism, all because of an innovative program called Alternative Break. A Different Kind of Break Break Away is a non-profit group that help schools and community organizations develop their own Alternative Break ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +36
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    How the New iPhone 3.0 Can Make You Smarter

    How the New iPhone 3.0 Can Make You Smarter
    If you haven't downloaded the iPhone 3.0 version to your iPhone, do it now. Students with the iPhone can now use the gadget help them study. And, what's more, some schools are even giving them away to students-- for free. Just released today, the 3.0 iPhone version offers cut, copy, and paste capabilities, MMS, an improved calendar, and many other updated ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +36
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    PayPal CEO Pays Students $100K to Quit College

    PayPal CEO Pays Students $100K to Quit College
    A survey conducted by Fastweb of our 16-year-old members revealed that 78% of teenagers would still go to college even if they knew they would be a millionaire without a college education. But is that really the case? What if a billionaire paid you $100,000 to quit college? In September, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, announced a new kind of fellowship ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Apartment Hunting Questions

    Apartment Hunting Questions
    Great! You've finally found a few available apartments and you've made an appointment to take a look. But what should you look for? When you're looking for the perfect apartment for school, keep these questions in mind. They'll not only make the process more organized but also find a place that meets your academic, social, and personal needs. Payments How much ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +36
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Year Planner: College Freshmen

    Year Planner: College Freshmen
    August - September  Familiarize yourself with: health center, student center, libraries, gym, cafeterias, financial aid office, academic department offices, etc.    Take care of any remaining financial aid paperwork or wrinkles. Introduce yourself to the financial aid officer.  Purchase books and class materials. Save money by buying used books.  Research local banking options and open a checking account. If you're planning ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +35
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    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees

    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees
    Today, students in Rome took to the streets in protest of cuts to education spending. The riots were rumored to resemble last week’s, which were the worst the city has seen in 30 years. However, reports articulate that the protests were more tame this time around. Over a week ago, protesters were torching cars, attacking banks and shops and setting up ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Best Smartphone Apps for Students

    Best Smartphone Apps for Students
    It’s called a smartphone for a variety of reasons. For one, it’s smarter than most people. But students are discovering that it can do more than just distract them in class. It can actually improve grades. We’ve scoured the smartphone application market and found some of the best apps for high school, college and graduate students. This year, don’t settle for ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Fastweb Roommate Horror Stories

    Fastweb Roommate Horror Stories
    With the start of the school year approaching, some of you may be meeting your new roommates for the first time in just a few weeks. And while most colleges go through an extensive matching game to find the perfect roommate for you, sometimes they miss the mark. While bad roommates seem torturous at the time, they make for a great ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +35
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    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break

    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break
    While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +34
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    The Differences Between High School & College

    The Differences Between High School & College
    Everyone knows that the worlds of high school and college couldn't be further apart. But, what parallels can be drawn between the two? From childhood to adulthood, high school allows you to gain a sense of what it will be like to be an adult. On the other hand, college allows you to fully take ownership of your time, responsibilities and ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Top Party Schools of 2014-2015

    Top Party Schools of 2014-2015
    Whether you love or love to hate college rankings, it seems that everyone buzzes about one list in particular: the Princeton Review’s Top Party Schools. SPOILER ALERT: A new champion, Syracuse University, has taken the top slot from last year’s #1 party school, University of Iowa, quickly moving up the list from #5 in last year’s list and #10 in 2013’s ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +34
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    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students

    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students
    1. Beware of studying in bed – always better to sit up (otherwise it is too easy to fall asleep while reading or studying). 2. Eat healthy and exercise, even and especially during preparation for exams or papers. 3. Eat breakfast. 4. Watch your sleep – get enough. 5. Value friendships. 6. Attempt to develop at least one ongoing dialogue ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +34
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    20 Study Tips for Finals

    20 Study Tips for Finals
    Finals week can be the most stressful time for a student, whether in high school, college or graduate school. Ensure you’re prepared for your exams with these helpful finals study tips! Follow these tips as finals week approaches so you can ace your exams from start to finish: 1. Create a study guide. Outlining the important information you need to learn ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +34
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