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    Want to be an App Developer? There’s a Degree for That

    Want to be an App Developer? There’s a Degree for That
    Angry Birds. Words with Friends. Fruit Ninja. Perhaps your mobile app addiction has led to a real curiosity and passion for app development, but aside from teaching yourself, there was no way to get a legitimate education that specifically focuses on mobile apps. Until now. Rasmussen College, which has over 21 different campuses in the U.S. and also offers online degrees, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Better Looking? Better Grades

    Better Looking? Better Grades
    Please don’t shoot the messenger – we don’t create the news, we just report it. In this particular case, the sensitive subject is one’s looks help in the success of a college career. A recent national study, released within a study, found that physically attractive high school students are more likely to complete college than those who are considered to have ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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    SAT Spruce Up

    SAT Spruce Up
    It’s been less than a decade since the last revamp but, the SAT is getting another face-lift, according to David Coleman, the new president of the College Board. The exam, which has been around since it was first administered in 1926, is the most commonly used entrance exam among prospective college students, at least, until recently. [gate] 2011 marked the first ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Learn to Deal with Professors

    Learn to Deal with Professors
    Learning how to deal with college professors and instructors is one of the many adjustments you'll make when you hit campus. They are different than most high school teachers and understanding them will make a difference. Your relationship with your professors is one of give and take. There are things that you want from them (knowledge and an "A"), but there ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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    So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?

    So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?
    Here it is again: the how-to letter those teachers always make you read at the beginning of the year from those students who managed to survive the class. Now that I’m a sage and maybe a little jaded senior, it’s my turn to give the advice. Pay heed, all underclassmen who read to the end: this WILL be on the exam. ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Make the Most of Spring Break

    Make the Most of Spring Break
    While you may not be flitting off to a spring break beach this year, it’s not an excuse to spend your week glued to MTV’s Las Vegas coverage. Unfortunately, admission officers don’t grant admission based on social and pop culture awareness. So if you’re serious about the admissions process, you may want to rethink your couch potato plans. Here’s what you ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +63
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    Major Retailers Holiday Return Policies to Know

    Major Retailers Holiday Return Policies to Know
    Wrong size, wrong color or just plain ugly? While you're probably feeling thankful for gifts you've received this holiday season, you can also feel thankful for the option to return them and get something you'll actually use. We’ve researched the refund, return and exchange policies of a few major retailers to help you bring back with ease. *Target* Returns and exchanges ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +6
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    How Students Spend and Save

    How Students Spend and Save
    There’s a new survey out and the findings may surprise you. Citi, a leading bank, and Seventeen, a monthly teen magazine, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 high school seniors and college students to learn more about students’ spending and saving habits. According to the findings, students are taking an increasingly active role in managing college costs. [gate] The survey ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Free, Useful Educational Apps

    Free, Useful Educational Apps
    If you want to practice for college entrance exams, there’s an app for that. Brush up on a classic novel? There’s an app for that. If you want to learn how to star gaze like an astronomer, play music like Beethoven or brush up on scientific theory, there are even apps for that. The best part? They’re all free. [gate] Here ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    The ROTC Option

    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 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Writer's Studio Presents...Me?

    Trying not to outwardly tremble, I briefly looked up from my manuscript to adjust the microphone and smile at the small group gathered to hear me read from my recently published essay, “Wonder Mold Mother.” In the audience were several of my English professors and classmates from my writing classes. Seeking further reassurance, I glanced at my husband who was sitting ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received

    Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received
    Horrific clothing, household items, secondhand things, unwanted gift certificates and coupons to classes we’d never take. We’ve all gotten holiday presents we swear we never asked for but some can be worse than others. In a recent survey sent out to 527 Fastweb high school and college students we asked “What is the worst gift you’ve ever received?” The results were ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Pack Up and Hit the Highway

    Pack Up and Hit the Highway
    The highways and byways are congested with overloaded hatchbacks and rental trucks making their way to State U this time of year. Whether your ride back to college is a Buick you inherited from gramps or one of those orange-and-white moving trucks from the corner gas station, you've got the same challenge: maximizing the space and arriving without damaging the vehicle ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Don't Pay for Textbooks: Organize a Book Swap

    Don't Pay for Textbooks: Organize a Book Swap
    Tired of giving all your cash to the campus bookstore? Angry about the high prices they charge for even used books? Well, you and your friends don’t have to take it anymore. Organize a textbook swap! When hosted at a central location on campus it’s a great way for you—and hundreds of your campus cohorts to get your textbooks for FREE. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Graduates Must Learn To Budget

    If you are like most students, you have dreamed of the day when you start earning your own money. The first thing you're going to do is to get your own apartment. Then you're going to buy that sports car and get the clothes you've always dreamed of owning. It's a great dream, isn't it? The reality of living the lifestyle ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Hispanic Celebs Dish on College Advice

    Ever look at successful people and wonder how they got there? Next Step asked five celebs their advice on how to have a successful college experience. Here’s what they want you to know. "I went to Indiana University at Bloomington. I wasn’t the first one in my family to go there—actually, my parents met there! Grades are so important, but if ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Unique Concerns of First-Generation College Students

    While some students’ eyes may glaze over when their parents recall their college days, these students have an advantage. First-generation college students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college face a unique set of challenges. Challenges of First-Generation Students Without guidance from a parent who experienced college, first-generation students are at a disadvantage. From filling out applications ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Senioritis Revisited

    Senioritis Revisited
    My rosy outlook on avoiding senioritis has been smashed. Second semester has been completely different than first semester (when I wrote that column). At the beginning of senior year, you're still in high school mode. Nothing about the pattern has really changed, so aside from the fact that you're called a "senior" instead of something else, there's not really any ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    First Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Announced

    First Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Announced
    In recognition of Heath Ledger’s acting legacy, his family (with the help of Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, and Michelle Williams) has created the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship for rising Australian actors. The scholarship gives rising Australian actors the chance to head to Hollywood for international acting opportunities. Oliver Ackland was the first-ever recipient of the Heath Ledger ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +86
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    Buying Textbooks Without Breaking Your Wallet

    Buying Textbooks Without Breaking Your Wallet
    When deciding to purchase textbooks for next semester, you have a couple of options: [gate] 1. Buying books online For most students, purchasing textbooks online is their primary option at the start of a new semester. The most popular website to buy and sell textbooks is Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/ ). When searching for a book on sites such as Amazon, here are ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14