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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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    College Fairs: A to Z

    College Fairs: A to Z
    A college fair is a rare opportunity to see many options on a table before you, like a buffet of colleges awaiting your application. Perhaps the process is a little less exciting than that, but college fairs are nonetheless great opportunities to talk to representatives from possible schools, meet current college students and find new schools you’ve never thought about or ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +22
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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 16 days ago | Rated: +22
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    Five Things to Never Do in College

    Five Things to Never Do in College
    It’s hot. Even though I’m a writer and I believe a good writer should be able to describe anything, there doesn’t seem to be an accurate way to record the feelings of a t-shirt sticking to the small of your back, slimy lines of sweat sliding down your neck, the grit of dirty feet from wearing sandals. It’s just hot ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +22
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    13 Ways to Not Be Awkward in College

    13 Ways to Not Be Awkward in College
    As of late, society has adopted a curious fascination of the awkward. We laugh at Napoleon Dynamite and basically any Michael Cera character, and “that awkward moment when…” has become a popular introductory phrase for interesting Facebook statuses. But the word itself hasn’t changed very much and certainly hasn’t been changed into the kind of adjective you would want used to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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    15 Unconventional Study Tips

    15 Unconventional Study Tips
    Everyone knows the usual tips and tricks to studying, but you’re seemingly out of luck if they don’t work for you. Not everyone is the same, which means that people learn differently as individuals. Sometimes you need that extra push or reward and, perhaps, to even trick yourself into studying. Some you’ve heard, some you’ve heard the opposite. Maybe you think ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Conquer Boredom

    Conquer Boredom
    Do you ever just get bored? Your studying and homework are complete, your friends aren't around for whatever reason and you don’t know what to do with yourself. Yeah, it happens. Sometimes you just want to do nothing and that’s OK, too. When you’re itching to accomplish something, it’s a terrible feeling to stare at the wall and feel like you’re ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Best Beach Towns in the U.S.

    Best Beach Towns in the U.S.
    In a game of word association, you might follow the term “spring break” with “Mexico.” Most people do. But getting a killer tan doesn’t necessarily require you to hop over the border. Panama City, Florida Known affectionately as “PCB” for spring breakers, Panama City has been a destination for students for years. The city meets the Gulf of Mexico on 27 ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School

    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School
    Like she has for years, my mom recently surprised me by telling me something I had never heard before. Like mothers and daughters do, we were sitting on the couch, watching TV and discussing my feelings for people at school. These are the people who seem to have it all: the straight A’s, the college scholarships, the popularity. All without really ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Here's to Your Health!

    Here's to Your Health!
    Remember when you were little, and you would wake up one morning -- your head was heavy and your body felt hot? Your mom would send you to school anyway, but you'd call her as soon as you got there and she'd end up having to leave work and pick you up from the nurse's office. She'd feel bad she sent ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Do More in Central America

    Do More in Central America
    Get more out of your spring break than too much sun. If you crave adventure and fun you may want to consider a spring break trip in Central America. This small strip of land connects North America to South America and is made up of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. These tropical predominately Spanish speaking countries ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Half the Web is on Facebook - Are You?

    Half the Web is on Facebook - Are You?
    We know you’re on it, one of your parents might be on it and even grandma may be logging on, but did you know that over half of all U.S. internet users are now on Facebook? According to a study published in February 2011, eMarketer estimates that over half of all internet users are registered on Facebook. More specifically the organization ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Warning: Admission Officers are Looking for You on Facebook

    Warning: Admission Officers are Looking for You on Facebook
    For a few years now, the saying that admissions officers were looking at prospective students’ Facebook profiles was merely an urban legend. But now, a new study claims that this so-called rumor is actually a reality. And it’s more common than you would think. The study, distributed by Kaplan, revealed that 82% of admissions officers have at one point looked for ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Smoking Bans Coming to a Campus Near You

    Smoking Bans Coming to a Campus Near You
    Are you a smoker? If so, when did you start? According to the surgeon general’s report for 2012, 90% of smokers started by age 18, and 99% by age 26, and currently, anywhere from a third to a quarter of college students fall into that category. Now, colleges and universities across the country are taking action to help prevent the “epidemic ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Calming College Nerves

    Calming College Nerves
    If I remember correctly, December was about the time that my senior-in-high-school-self got a little worried about college. It’s very exciting to think about moving away and starting a new life in college, but there’s a lot of stuff to worry about, too. Well, I’m going to go through what worried me the most about college and calm you down about ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Fastweb Featured on The Today Show

    Today, NBC's Today Show asked the pressing question on every family's minds: how can we afford to pay for college? Sharon Epperson, CNBC business reporter, sat down this morning with Ann Curry to talk about how families can afford increasing college costs during tough economic times. Epperson sited Fastweb.com as a great online resource for parents and their children, saying, "Always ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    College Campuses React to Bin Laden’s Death

    College Campuses React to Bin Laden’s Death
    For ten years, students have been recalling where they were when they first heard of the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Now, students will have the rest of their lives to reminisce what they were doing when news of Osama bin Laden’s death reached them late last night on May 1, 2011. At 11:35 p.m. EST, President Obama addressed the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills

    Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills
    To those who clicked on the link to read this article, I thank you. You have assured me that I am not the only one who gets very excited about scholarships and I am not as crazy as I once thought. As you can tell, I love scholarships. It’s all about the hunt for money that isn't yours, the money that ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Steering Clear of Second Semester Setbacks

    Steering Clear of Second Semester Setbacks
    With one semester gone, half of the year has passed. All your efforts have conjured the grades of your first semester report card. Whether you earned the marks you desired, or not, you are likely too exhausted to care! As you enter second semester, concentrating on studies becomes difficult. Distractions spring up, snagging much needed academic attentions. Incapable of helping yourself, ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney on Higher Education

    Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney on Higher Education
    With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just days apart, things are really starting to ramp up for this year’s presidential election in November. With that in mind, now is the time to identify where the candidates stand on the issues. Sure, the economy is dominating most of the talk by the candidates, but when it comes to your interests, higher ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21