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    Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch

    Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch
    Late one night, as I bent bleary-eyed over my sewing machine, I was feeling the pressure that comes from taking on more than one can handle. With the foot pedal pressed to the floor, I sewed seam after seam, intent on finishing my family’s seven costumes for the church Nativity pageant. As I stitched, the thought of my unfinished book proposal ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Go Home Without Going Crazy

    Final exams ended today and the fall semester of 2007 at Hofstra University is officially finished. We get five-and-a-half weeks off between the fall and spring semesters, basically half of December and all of January (unless you decide to take a winter class). FIVE-AND-A-HALF WEEKS. To me, it's no longer a concern. As an RA, I have to come back early ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool
    Although my work experience is limited, the experiences have stretched from assisting in the instruction of little ballerinas to setting up house showings for real estate agents. There is one thing I have learned: all jobs are going to provide some work-related stress, but some jobs are more manageable than others. [gate] As a college student, that knowledge works to my ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Take Caution (Literally) While Choosing a College

    One of the most important issues in choosing a college is often the most overlooked: the safety and security of your collegiate environment. Different universities handle safety differently, depending on their location and campus size. A college located in a major city might be more aggressive about safety than a school in the suburbs. (However, don't assume that safety is a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Paid to Stay

    Paid to Stay
    In an attempt to increase the student retention rate, Union College is now offering free semesters for remaining in school. [gate] The “Inaugural Class” program offers a tuition-free last semester to graduating students, beginning with this year’s enrolled freshman. Other schools have tried freezing tuition levels or discounting the fifth year but Union College in Kentucky may be the first school ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    What to Know Before You Borrow

    What to Know Before You Borrow
    Most students graduate high school ready to take on the world. Perhaps they are accepted into their first choice college, or even if it is a second choice school at least the freedom of living away from home is something to look forward to. The financial aid award letter arrives in the mail and mixed in with the grants and work-study ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Be a Social Networking Sleuth

    Be a Social Networking Sleuth
    One thing I wish someone had told me is that social networking is even more popular in college than it is in high school. Seeing the college brochures of students playing frisbee, lying on the grass, studying in libraries, and hanging out at coffee shops had given me this mental image of the college student who is so busy living her ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board

    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board
    At Fastweb, college rankings are a guilty pleasure. Whether it’s for fun or for research, it can be interesting to predict which schools made each list and find out which actually made it. Here comes another such list: colleges that charge the most for students’ room and board. It likely won’t come as a surprise that the majority of the colleges ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Saving Sophomore Year

    It seems like the sophomore year is one that you don’t remember. It’s not like your freshman year when everything is new and exciting. It’s not like your junior year when you start the college search process. It’s not like your senior year that is fast-paced, application-crazed, and meaningful yet fun. It’s the often-overlooked sophomore year that isn’t given nearly enough ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Freshman Blog - Transition to College

    So this is the end of one journey. It feels like everything in my life has closed its doors lately. The weird thing is usually one door closes and another one opens, but I haven't seen any doors open. And some of those doors have just slammed in my face ... without any warning, if you catch my drift. One particular ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Coming to Terms with Failure

    Coming to Terms with Failure
    Jim Davis, creator of the Garfield comic strip, once wrote, “I could wallpaper a room with my rejection slips.” From an interior-design standpoint, not such a great idea. In terms of maintaining an optimistic viewpoint, also not the best plan. Yet, I think Jim’s on to something. There are always going to be times when things are … stacked against the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Toughing Out Really Difficult Classes

    The good and bad things of life lie on a spectrum. At the top: scoring the winning goal in a hockey game, baking a perfect soufflé, giving someone a gift they’ve been secretly yearning for. At the bottom: kicking puppies, Gwen Stefani’s new CD, genocide. But below that, much farther down, comes one thing more evil than even Gwen’s misguided attempts ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Skip Skipping Classes

    Skip Skipping Classes
    “What is the best piece of advice you can give a freshman?” It was a question that popped up over and over again during my time at Dawg Camp, an optional weekend retreat in the summer for incoming freshmen to the University of Georgia. Some of the answers were predictable, like make a lot of friends or don’t forget to call ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Expectations are Funny Things

    Expectations are Funny Things
    In high school, I went to tennis camp for three years. I figured I'd come out with a sweet backhand but ended up coming out with better sportsmanship, while my form stayed the same. In other words, I expected one thing and ended up with something else. Here are a few unexpected things I got out of each of my important ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Community Living Can Save You Cash

    Community Living Can Save You Cash
    When you’re on campus-- and on a budget-- community living is the way to go. When you share with your neighbors, you all benefit. You can get everything from cheap meals, to entertainment, to free textbooks and in most cases you’ll spend a few bucks – and sometimes NOTHING. It's the perfect financial plan for any student, whether you're saving up ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    School Support

    School Support
    Being on your own and away from your family can be nerve-wrecking, especially if you’re not feeling well or you’ve got an issue that needs resolving. Luckily, colleges have you covered with various school services so that, no matter what the situation, you are not alone! Whether your issue is personal, health-related, a financial struggle or social, there’s likely somewhere on ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    High School Reflections

    High School Reflections
    Hello fellow Fastwebbers! Brace yourself for the best advice that you will ever receive about high school! These are the things they don't want you to know, the things that everyone is keeping from you ‒ but I am here to give them to you. Just think of me as the nerdy guy in all of the James Bond movies that ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Homework: A Family Affair

    Homework: A Family Affair
    Textbooks, school papers, empty lunchboxes and pencils litter the kitchen table. Accordion folders, library books and backpacks filled to overflowing spill onto the entryway floor. My laptop and course work lay buried beneath the chaotic jumble. It must be that glorious time of day when my children and I all sit down together to bond over the familiar constant in our ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +10