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    Student-Athlete Profile: Lindsey Munday

    Sure, championships are nice. But, when you earn your college's first title in more than 60 years in any sport, you become somewhat of a hero. On May 22, 2005, the Northwestern University women's lacrosse team beat the University of Virginia, 13 to 10, giving Northwestern their first national title since the 1941 men's fencing team. They also earned another distinction ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Teens on a Budget

    Let’s face it—the things required these days to raise a child are expensive. There are school fees, fashionable clothes, sports activities and more. The way to control some or all of these costs is to train and teach your son or daughter to see things from your point of view and help them understand. Teach them about budgeting and having a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Persistence Pays Off

    Persistence Pays Off
    This week I’m going to write about persimmons. Oh yes, that most noble of fruits. No, hang on, that’s wrong. You’ll have to excuse me (well, you don’t have to, but it’d be a very generous move on your part). I’m graduating from college on Sunday and my brain’s just about full to capacity. Bet you didn’t know that could ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Surviving Midterms

    Surviving Midterms
    One of the most intimidating aspects of college is the increased difficulty in academic coursework. Unlike high school, you can’t squeeze by with cramming for a big test the night before, and you can’t just take your chances with your midterms because they can be a huge part of your final grade. My history class, for example, has only three assignments: ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Why You Need a Mentor

    Why You Need a Mentor
    When I first graduated with my Bachelor's degree, I was confused. While I had a sense of accomplishment, I also wondered what my next step should be. After a year of agonizing over how to advance my career, I decided to go to graduate school. Surely after completing a Master's degree my future endeavors would be laid out in front of ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Kick These College Habits!

    Kick These College Habits!
    Just because you got away with it then doesn't mean you can get away with it now. Everyone’s guilty of having bad habits, but college students develop certain habits that they should grow out of when entering the “real” world. As you may already know, college isn't like “real” life at all. You can often get away with the bare minimum, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
    You’re a student on a budget and mom loves you, just as you are! Not to mention, you’re scrapped for time because you either just went through or are about go through finals. The timing couldn’t be any worse but, nonetheless, you still want to show her how much you really care this Mother’s Day. After all, she deserves it. FREE ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

    Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes
    As college students across the nation lock themselves in their dorm rooms and curl up in bed with a spoon and a jar of Nutella in preparation for final exams, many of them will realize they are in over their heads. [gate] After all, there is a difference between stressing over an important final because there is a lot of information ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Budgeting for Graduate Applications

    Budgeting for Graduate Applications
    If you're considering graduate school, then you're probably considering the cost of graduate school as well. But what many students overlook is the cost of applying to grad school. Depending on the type of program, you could be looking at up to $1,000 in expenses — even before you're admitted. Here are some typical costs to keep in mind when planning ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Question in Question

    Question in Question
    The recent adoption of questions involving an applicant’s sexual orientation and gender identity on college applications finds controversy among admissions.[gate] MIT, the University of Iowa, Adler School of Professional Psychology and Elmhurst College are among the institutions beginning to ask applicants about their sexual orientation. It’s important to remember that institutions shouldn't ask questions because it’s “hip”—the information obtained should have ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester

    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester
    A new semester is a fresh start, which means it’s a perfect time to refocus on your academics and, of course, your budget. Here are thirty easy ways you can begin to save within your daily life, from the way you approaching food to the way you dining to driving, there are easy ways to scrimp and save on just about ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +23
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    8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich

    8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich
    Can you imagine a sandwich worth $25,000? Eight year old Margalit from North Raleigh did just that. Her Wushu chicken tacos won her $25k in Jif’s Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Margalit recently traveled to New York to compete against four other finalists in a cook-off. Her competition included a “BLT PB Sweet Style” sandwich, a version of BBQ chicken ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Can Positive Thinking Get You Into Grad School?

    Can Positive Thinking Get You Into Grad School?
    Seeing the University of Virginia’s men’s basketball team make it to the second round of the NCAA tournament brought me back my own basketball career. Though it was short-lived, I made good use of my two-inch vertical leap and attained virtual stardom in my 175-person high school. Oh yes, my fingers were like the jaws of steel traps. My speed was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects

    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects
    Group projects. By now, you realize that they can be a blessing and a curse because you have to deal with the people you’re given. The truth is these group exercises are also exercises in life because, in the workplace, you’re going to experience the same exact types of people. Perhaps, not to the extreme that you’ll experience in group projects ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Striking Back Against Senioritis

    Striking Back Against Senioritis
    Senioritis: we’ve all heard of it, but you never really know what it’s like until your senior year. Second semester seems to be the time when it strikes most vindictively, transforming even the most diligent of students into unmotivated clock watchers—college apps are done for the most part, ACT/SAT scores are in, and it really does feel like there is no ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Let Them Eat Cake: A Recipe for Making Friends in the Classroom

    I’m old enough to be these kids’ mother, I think to myself as I observe my younger classmates lining both sides of the hallway. While we wait for the professor to arrive and unlock the door to our classroom, I wonder about these young people only a few years older than my teenage son. What are their personal backgrounds? What has ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    7 Tips to Get Into the College of Your Dreams

    7 Tips to Get Into the College of Your Dreams
    Whether you’ve just begun considering attending college or you’re that student who has been working to get into a college ever since the end of their junior year, you are probably looking for some ways to stand out from the average student. These are a few good tips to help give you an edge over other applicants and help you get ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business

    Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business
    This year, skip the lines and the prices at the high school or campus bookstore. Opt instead for a more virtual, albeit less expensive, textbook rental experience. On August 6, Amazon.com announced that it would be getting into the market of textbook rentals. That’s right, the company best known now for e-books and Kindle is going old school for Back to ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?

    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?
    The first day of a new class always starts with a mixture of anticipation, nervousness, and excitement. If you take enough classes in college you are sure to run into the dreaded “bad professor” who seems to ruin your hopes of having a great semester. Every instructor has his or her own style. Sometimes the way a teacher teaches isn't conducive ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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