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    How to File your Federal Income Tax Return for Free

    How to File your Federal Income Tax Return for Free
    Many college students file federal income tax returns on their own for the first time in college. This can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't need to be. After all, the federal income tax return is simpler than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). And now, you can file your federal income tax return for free through the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +30
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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
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    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market

    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market
    According to a survey, graduating students have unrealistic expectations regarding their post-graduation jobs. The students currently enrolled in college that are set to graduate in 2013, as reported by Accenture’s survey, over estimate the likelihood of gaining a well-paid, full-time position within their area of expertise. [gate] The survey was conducted by polling more than 1,000 students who are graduating this ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Depression and the College Student

    Depression and the College Student
    College can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Trying to fit in, maintain good grades, plan for the future, and be away from home, often causes anxiety for a lot of students. As a reaction to this stress, some students get depressed. They find that they cannot get themselves together. They may cry all of the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +86
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    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit
    I can save you a lot of time and frustration in deciding which of these two major standardized tests to take and when by just saying this: Take them both twice with writing, and don't take them too late. Let me explain that first part, the reasoning behind taking them both. The SAT and ACT are essentially the same test in ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Internships: Why You Need to Complete One

    Internships: Why You Need to Complete One
    When I first graduated from college I thought, “Ok, great I have my B.A. in English-- bring on my writing/editing jobs.” As I researched the jobs I really wanted, I saw that I was lacking one very vital thing, experience. All of my experience had been in the banking and business world. In spite of it having always been my dream, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started College

    10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started College
    When designing this column, I aim to relate the peaks and pitfalls of my experience as an undergraduate in a way that will make you think, feel and laugh. I hope the information I’ve shared has been a help. As a grand finale and because I love compilations, I created this: a list of the Top 10 Things I Wish I’d ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Winter College Checklist for Seniors

    Winter College Checklist for Seniors
    Baby, it's cold outside - but that's no excuse to neglect your college search! There’s so much to do and the winter season (no matter how frigid the temperature may be) is no exception. Here are some suggestions, via The New York Times, of what you can work on this month to get ahead. You’ll be happy you did once crunch ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +11
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    Eight Supposedly Cool Things I’ll Never Try Again

    You’d think we would have been over it by the time we got there. My university orientation class was already so intellectually, academically, athletically and artistically accomplished. We had friends we were close to, families we cared about. Put together, we’d performed thousands and thousands of hours of service to church and community. This, you would think, was an emotionally and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Cope with Roommate Frustration: A Student Story

    Ali is finishing her freshman year at a large state university in the Midwest. The envelope with my roommate assignment arrived before my high school graduation and suddenly, college was a real thing. When Haley (Ed. note: names have been changed) first called me, she seemed like a nice girl. She was excited for us to be great friends and for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    College Application Résumés 101

    College Application Résumés 101
    When applying to colleges, one of the admission factors that is given lots of consideration is the applicant’s résumé. While the process of crafting your resume is pretty simple, many struggle with finding activities and details to include, and older students often regret not doing X, Y or Z activity that may have helped give their resumes a boost. [gate] First ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Coping with College Stress

    Coping with College Stress
    Let's face it, college can be very stressful. Between carrying a full-time course load, work-study or a part-time job, internships, exams, papers due, finding time for friends, and keeping in touch with your family, it can all be too much. Some stress may be healthy, but too much of it will make you very sick. According to womenshealth.gov, stress can lead ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Survey Reveals Gen Zers (That’s You!) Worry Most about Affording College, Student Loans

    Survey Reveals Gen Zers (That’s You!) Worry Most about Affording College, Student Loans
    Contrary to popular belief, Gen Zers are worried about more than their next Facebook Status Update or the latest YouTube sensation. In fact, they’re worried about the same things their parents are, according to a study by TD Ameritrade. The study surveyed approximately 2,001 students between the ages of 13 – 22 as well as parents of students in the same ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates

    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates
    I clearly remember when I received my housing information packet in the mail. I opened up the thick envelope and out spilled about 10 sheets of tri-folded paper. I sorted through the blue, gold and pink sheets until I found the stark white letterhead: my designated room and roommates. The power of that one sheet of paper must not be downplayed. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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