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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    20 Must-See College Movies

    20 Must-See College Movies
    Sidesplitting, serious and downright silly – these college flicks have it all. Sure, they tend to exaggerated college life but they are, in fact, movies. And, as some that has graduated from college, I can watch any of these movies and they bring back fond memories of the good ol’ days. (Except maybe The Social Network mainly because I’m not a ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +30
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +11
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    The Beginning of Senior Year: A Farewell to the Fledgling

    The Beginning of Senior Year: A Farewell to the Fledgling
    On my first day of school, I feel a tingling in my fingers as I search through my closet for my black dress. I usually wear this gloomy-colored attire to funerals, but this dress will not witness any melancholy tears or expressions of farewell today. Bolles, my high school, carries an abiding tradition of letting the senior women wear black dresses ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Study Smart: Things To Consider When Choosing A College Major

    Study Smart: Things To Consider When Choosing A College Major
    Some people know what they want to do for the rest of their lives before they ever step on campus, which is wonderful. I was not one of those people. There was a vague idea of what I wanted to study, but the only concrete idea was the reasoning: I wanted to help people, preferably without looking like an idiot. Many ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Colleges Promise: Four Years or Free

    Colleges Promise: Four Years or Free
    With college expenses piling up and the financial crisis looming over the nation, colleges are now doing more than ever to recruit students to their schools. One such method that’s become increasingly popular is the guarantee of the four-year degree, with the promise that additional tuition will be free after four years. These programs are popular among prospective college students, especially ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Do More in Central America

    Do More in Central America
    Get more out of your spring break than too much sun. If you crave adventure and fun you may want to consider a spring break trip in Central America. This small strip of land connects North America to South America and is made up of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. These tropical predominately Spanish speaking countries ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs

    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs
    In January, President Obama urged states to make college education a higher priority in his State of the Union Address. He also pleaded with institutions of higher learning to control tuition inflation. However, the President did not define how states and colleges and universities could implement his call to action. Instead, he has left it up to them. Whether or not ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +31
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    4 Truths for Dating in College

    4 Truths for Dating in College
    Jane Austen, who practically wrote the book(s) on love, once wrote that a truth universally acknowledged was that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. However, the expiration date on that truth has long since passed. Today, the universal truth is that dating in college is really, really hard (and also that ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +9
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?

    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?
    At Fastweb, we not only love to help students find ways to pay for school but we love to hear from students about their life experiences. Last year, we asked our Fastwebbers about their worst summer jobs and received some great feedback on the summer jobs students have had in the past. According to our poll, roughly 18% of students agreed ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Grammar Guide

    The Grammar Guide
    No matter how confident you may be in your writing skills, it’s easy to make mistakes on these common grammatical errors. These mistakes are considered red flags on resumes, papers, scholarship applications and in your work. What are such mistakes warning signs of? Bosses, teachers and hiring managers consider such mistakes to be indicators that you don't take the time ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Courage to Fail

    The Courage to Fail
    As my professor reads the winners of Arapahoe Community College’s Third Annual Literary Contest from the podium, I remember an icy February night two months ago. Stuck in rush hour traffic during a snow storm, I was determined to turn in my nonfiction essay before the literary contest deadline ended. Although the school parking lot was mainly deserted when I ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Students and Legislators Fight Against Textbook Costs

    Students and Legislators Fight Against Textbook Costs
    For students, it’s not uncommon to feel like they’re getting hit from all sides, and when it comes to paying for college, the feeling may hold some truth. Besides the obvious costs, tuition and room and board, students must factor in the not so obvious costs like class fees and buying textbooks. According to an article published in the New York ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +104
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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