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    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA

    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA
    If you haven’t heard about it yet, you might be interested in learning more about the Affordable College Textbook Act. The legislation was recently introduced in November of 2013 by two democratic senators, Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois and Sen. Al Franken from Minnesota. Soon thereafter, House Representatives Rubén Hinojosa and George Miller joined the campaign with a complimentary bill on ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Opening Doors to Learning Opportunities

    Opening Doors to Learning Opportunities
    Did you always long for field trips when you were a kid? I did. It seemed that field trips took too long to come around and never lasted long enough. When I was younger, my favorite field trips were the ones that sparked my imagination for weeks. As nontraditional students, we can take advantage of learning opportunities all around us. It’s ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Balancing College and Family

    Balancing College and Family
    As exciting as college is, it was extremely difficult for me to leave my mother, father, older brother, younger sister, and dachshund. I had never been to camp or away from home for longer than three days, yet I was determined to go to college out of state. I searched for colleges that offered my potential majors, but mostly I looked ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Have You Selected the Right Major?

    Have You Selected the Right Major?
    When you first start college, you are gung ho about following your passions. How fun will it be to get to study a subject you love in-depth, have great classroom debates about ancient philosophers, works of art and literature, or to analyze Sigmund Freud’s theories? Hindsight is often said to be 20/20. Some college students graduate excited to enter the workforce ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Big Brands’ Best “Back to School” Sales EVER

    Big Brands’ Best “Back to School” Sales EVER
    Back to school. It’s more than a phrase, it’s a time of year, particularly for retailers. According to the National Retail Foundation, “Back to School” shopping is second only to Christmas, with 30 percent of families increasing their budget this year. In 2014, the average family spent about $680 on back to school shopping for both middle and high school students. ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor
    Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    It's All Too Much

    It's All Too Much
    Building up your resume with leadership skills, adding organizations that enhance your field of study and taking on an internship are great goals to have and will work wonders for you in the short and long terms. But when does everything get to be too much? I've always been very good at keeping track of my life, always on top of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    How to Become a Morning Person

    How to Become a Morning Person
    It’s safe to say that most students aren't morning people. Actually, most people aren't morning people. Don’t worry - you can change! Adapting into a morning people will not only benefit you in your academic life, but in your personal life as well. You will find that you won’t feel as rushed, you’ll feel more prepared and on top of your ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +28
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    How NOT To Take A College Road Trip

    How NOT To Take A College Road Trip
    The weekend college road trip is an art. It requires all of the participants to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. When executed properly, the college road trip is a success. When executed poorly, it looks a little like what happened with me last month. “Oh, dear,” you gasp, “whatever shall we do to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College

    Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College
    College can be one of the most memorable times in a person’s life. Learning new subjects often helps a student to see the world differently. Making new friends, gaining independence, and for some living away from home for the first time are all unmatched experiences. However, in the wake of sexual abuse scandals, hazing deaths, college shootings, and student abductions, it ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas

    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas
    While some look at spring break as a time to party, other view the downtime as a potential opportunity for other alternatives, like volunteering the time to benefit a cause. Whether you’re considering alternatives locally or an alternative spring break trip, there are plenty of options for students to get their hands dirty and make a difference. Interested in making a ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Top 10 Articles of 2014

    Top 10 Articles of 2014
    2014. What a great year, filled to the brim with articles on interesting topics and useful information! We’ve ranked Fastweb users’ top ten favorite articles from the past year and wanted to share - just in case you may have missed one or two. We ran the numbers from the past year to see which articles were most clicked, shared and ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +23
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    ACT Now If You Haven't Already SAT for a Test

    ACT Now If You Haven't Already SAT for a Test
    This is the time of year that makes upperclassmen, especially seniors, tremble—the beginning of standardized testing. Although the scores you receive on these assessments are compared with all the other information on your resume such as your class rank, activities and awards as well as your transcript, admissions essays and letters of recommendation, the number of tiny circles you bubble in ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work

    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work
    There’s at least one in every college dorm. From mediating arguments between clashing roommates to diffusing finals week stress, they look out for their residents. They're Resident Assistants, more commonly known as RAs, and they're an integral part of dorm life. An Uncommon Job An RA is usually in charge of a floor or a wing of residents. Their responsibilities ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Timeless Advice for College Success

    Timeless Advice for College Success
    With college on the horizon, there’s likely a whole lot of wisdom going around. Your friends, your family and, yes, the writers at Fastweb, all have a say on how to handle your freshman year. With all this advice flying around, we began to wonder: What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to an incoming college freshman? ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Roommate Etiquette

    Roommate Etiquette
    Sitting in the dining hall and eating ice cream at 10 PM one night, my roommate excused herself from the table to get some cereal. When she was gone, one of the girls sitting with us laughed and said, “I don’t know how you live with her.” It was a good-natured joke, but also a good question, since we hadn’t met ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Keeping Score on Colleges

    Keeping Score on Colleges
    Introducing the College Scorecard, a tool designed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide data and information to prospective students and their families about a college’s affordability and value. While a rough version was released in June, the full version was just released to the American people this month. The College Scorecard includes five areas with key pieces of information ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +13

    Home Away From Home

    Home Away From Home
    I’m sitting on a red leather couch. There are two yellow Labradors, Sophie and Lucy, snoring at my feet, a warm wood stove and the Redskins game sounding in the background. Home. There are a lot of things wrong with this place, sure. The couch is garish in color and sticky in nature, especially in summer when the slightest drop ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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