Student Life >> Browse Articles

Browse Student Life Articles

  • +19

    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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +14

    Academic Adjustments

    Academic Adjustments
    If you graduated high school near the top of your class, you probably didn't see many B's or C's on your report cards. And chances are you had a comfortable routine you used to approach tests and projects. There's no doubt you're capable of studying at the collegiate level, but you will have to adjust. Many good students "get their first ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +14

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT
    I’m going to give a little back-story on my experience with the fantastic test that everyone dreads – the SAT. I took it for the first time in the fall of my junior year and for the second time in the spring of that year. I did relatively well the first time I took the test, but it wasn't good enough ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +19

    Clever Ways to Answer Pesky Questions About Post-Grad Plans

    Clever Ways to Answer Pesky Questions About Post-Grad Plans
    Perhaps one of the worst questions a student can be asked is, “What are you doing after graduation?” It’s dreaded - perhaps the equivalent to the single adult’s, “Are you dating anyone yet?” Questions like these almost never have the answer you wish you could give and, therefore, shoot at you like arrows you wish you could avoid. But, what if ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
  • +16

    College Safety 101

    College Safety 101
    College, like the rest of life, has many things to enjoy but also has its share of risks. I’m not talking about “homework kills” either. There are many issues that affect the health and safety of both you and your friends. Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
  • +30

    DIY Halloween Costumes

    DIY Halloween Costumes
    Halloween is awesome when you’re in high school or college. Getting together with friends for a party, seeing everyone's costume ideas and, of course, CANDY! Campuses go crazy with costumes, celebrations – not to mention – parties. As long as you’re smart about it (stay safe), you can have a great time. And every student should be looking forward to it. ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +30
  • +31

    Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love

    Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love
    As a student, it’s easy to get caught up in your own life, between studies, your scholarship search, extracurricular activities and, of course, your avid social life. Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now is the time, especially during the holiday season, to give thanks for everything great in your life. Check out ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +31
  • +12

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit
    The college admissions essay is a part of the application process that often gives students the most anxiety. In the essay, applicants work hard to really let the admissions counselors get to know them beyond their test scores and grades. After writing what they feel is a nearly perfect essay the student finds out that their 800-word essay is longer than ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +19

    Colleges Guarantee Four-Year Graduation, Pay Your Tuition if They Fail

    Colleges Guarantee Four-Year Graduation, Pay Your Tuition if They Fail
    The American dream: a high-paying job, a beautiful home and a hefty retirement fund. All made possible by the Bachelor’s degree you completed in four years. There’s a reason it’s called a dream, and unfortunately, it’s not the reality. In fact, the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics suggests that even obtaining a college degree in four ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +12

    President Obama Makes His March Madness Picks, A Look at the Schools

    President Obama Makes His March Madness Picks, A Look at the Schools
    It’s no secret that President Barack Obama loves basketball, and though filling out a very public bracket may not be a “hot button issue” for the country, it’s always entertaining to watch the President let loose and give his take on the tournament. For the fourth year in a row, ESPN made a trip to the White House with the President’s ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +20

    Ready for College? 1 in 4 High School Seniors Are Not

    Ready for College? 1 in 4 High School Seniors Are Not
    President Obama has made it clear that he hopes one of the staples of his administration is an increase in college completion rates. By 2020, he hopes that the U.S. will regain its position as the country in the world with the greatest proportion of college graduates. However, recent budget cuts to financial aid and educational programs leaves plenty of room ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +20
  • +14

    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 3 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +30

    15 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Textbooks

    15 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Textbooks
    Ah, the end of the semester. It’s so close, you can almost feel the summer breeze. Which means, you’re going to have a sweet stack of used textbooks ready to sell back for cash. That’s always the goal, anyway. But, sometimes, something absolutely terrible happens. You know what I’m referring to here - it happens to the best of us - ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +30
  • +29

    Top 10 U.S. College Spring Break Party Destinations of 2015

    Top 10 U.S. College Spring Break Party Destinations of 2015
    We get it – semesters are long and you’re more than ready for a break. Let’s be more specific: you’re ready for an amazing spring break. We’re guessing your qualifications include fun, sun and – yikes – somewhere you can afford on a student budget. If you can’t afford go on an expensive getaway and, let’s get real, most college students ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +29
  • +29

    The Simplest Way to Write an Essay

    The Simplest Way to Write an Essay
    As a college student, I majored in journalism. That means I have a lot of experience in all types of writing. In order to major in a communications-related field, students must take a rigorous schedule of English courses, which means a whole lot of essay writing. I quickly adapted a method of essay writing, which I believe simplifies and streamlines the ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +29
  • +10

    Moving to New York!

    Moving to New York!
    Graduation day is approaching quickly and I still don't have a job or a place to live. I figure both need to happen-- and happen quickly. So as I'm tying up the loose ends on my classes and internship, I'm also combing through Craigslist.org. Craigslist is great if you live in a major metropolitan area like New York City, which ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +18

    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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
  • +11

    The Loneliness of a Long Distance Lover

    The Loneliness of a Long Distance Lover
    When you're in college and dating the same person you did in high school, you have two options: break up or stay together. Of course, staying together may call for committing to a long-distance relationship (LDR) which can be difficult. How do you go from seeing each other almost every day to seeing each other only once every two months? ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +13

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
    You have waited all year for this. Visions of lying out by the pool, or running on the beach play through your mind on an endless loop. You’ve studied hard, finals are over, and you are finally free for the summer! While it is great to get in some much needed rest and relaxation, there are a few things you can ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
  • +22

    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 3 years ago | Rated: +22
Join Fastweb for FREE