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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    15 Easy Ways Students Can Go Green

    15 Easy Ways Students Can Go Green
    You know what it is to be green but, when you’re in college with a busy schedule, sometimes it seems like a lot of time and effort that you don’t have to devote to becoming Eco-friendly. However, there are small changes you can implement into your daily life that take little to no time or effort and can actually save you ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Spring Break Caribbean Escapes

    Spring Break Caribbean Escapes
    Swaying palm trees, silky smooth sand and calm, rustling waves. The Caribbean islands – some of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. This spring break, you can experience paradise at a low price. Here are our Caribbean picks for this school year’s most anticipated week. Jamaica Don’t worry, be happy, mon. It’s the mantra of Jamaica, and one of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +26
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Starbucks' College Achievement Plan

    Starbucks' College Achievement Plan
    According to Starbucks’ statistics, more than 70% of their U.S. employees are current or aspiring students. Starting in the fall of 2014, Starbucks is collaborating with Arizona State University to help thousands of their part- and full-time employees complete their college degrees with the new College Achievement Plan. “We as a company want to do something that has not been done ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    It’s a Rush

    It’s a Rush
    Before college, no one would’ve pegged me for a sorority girl. I played soccer for as long as I can remember, meaning I wasn’t afraid to get a little dirt under my un-manicured fingernails or a couple bruises on my shins. You wouldn’t find any Lilly in my closet, the only parts of the Greek alphabet I knew were the symbols ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break

    5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break
    It is that time of year again. College students from all across the country converge on sandy beaches in Florida, or California for a week of sun, fun, and partying. Spring break—a time for rest and relaxation away from the rigors of college life- can be a great time. It can also lead to some tough life lessons if a student ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Memorize THIS!

    Memorize THIS!
    When you sit down to study for exams, these memorization techniques can be effective in helping you accomplish your goal. Use the following tips to better memorize your material: [gate] Listen Up Have you ever considered that, perhaps, simply reading your material isn't cutting it because that’s not how you learn? Try listening to your material – your brain is wired ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview

    Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview
    College can be one of the most important times in a person’s life. A degree alone, however, is usually not enough to secure your first full-time job post graduation. It is very important that your resume at graduation is full of actual work experience. The best thing any student can do while in school is to complete an internship and/or work ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Depression Hits College Campuses Hard

    Depression Hits College Campuses Hard
    Recently, the American College Health Association (ACHA) published the results of their National College Health Assessment. The report revealed that 91.7% of students felt their state of health was good, very good or excellent. However, when it came time to talk about depression, the numbers were quite startling. Approximately 30.7% of the students polled said that at one point in the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Making Contact with Your New Roommate

    Making Contact with Your New Roommate
    So here you are post graduation and with the arrival of the name and contact info of your new college roommate you’re already thinking (and worrying!) about going back. What if you two are nothing alike? What if all they do is sleep? What if they never sleep? What if you hate him/her? What if he/she hates you? Of course you’ve ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students
    Although more than thirty percent of freshmen entering college in the United States are first-generation college students, many are reluctant to identify themselves as such. But, why? It may be out of embarrassment or, perhaps, a belief that the situation is unrelated to their college attendance. Don't be embarrassed – be proud of your heritage, whatever it may be! As for ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Expert Tips for College Life Success

    Expert Tips for College Life Success
    The end of August invokes quite a bit of “back-to-school” nostalgia for me. From my elementary school days to my last year of college, I have loved this time of year. It meant new notebooks, a clean slate and reunions with friends who were long lost over the summer. Now that I’ve been out of school for a few years, I’ve ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +31
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