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College Life Versus the "Real" World

College Life Versus the "Real" World

In the "real" world, it is very possible to find yourself in a job you don’t like, surrounded by coworkers you don’t like, longing for your old college days.

Kizzy Preston
Published October 9, 2013
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 ...

By Leah Westfall
Published March 29, 2010
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Going Back to School

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Going Back to School

A returning student reflects back on her decision to go back to school.

By Lisa Hardman
Published January 23, 2007
Let Them Eat Cake: A Recipe for Making Friends in the Classroom

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 ...

Published June 5, 2007
Jump Start Your Semester

Jump Start Your Semester

There are so many tasks to remember to accomplish – how can a student be expected to remember everything?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
High School Reflections

High School Reflections

Is this the best advice you've ever heard or what?

Alison Graham
Published April 8, 2013
Study Session Strategies

Study Session Strategies

Developing a study skill set takes practice, but the basic principles are something every student should be familiar with.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 16, 2013
How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

Remember that finishing the semester strong leads to future success.

Kizzy Preston
Published November 14, 2012
Colleges Promise: Four Years or Free

Colleges Promise: Four Years or Free

The average college student takes nearly five and a half years to graduate.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 11, 2013
Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

Although the classes are harder, it is undoubtedly a big plus to be in an environment with other students that want to work as hard as you do.

Brady Keane
Published October 28, 2014
Survey Reveals Students Saving More to Pay for College

Survey Reveals Students Saving More to Pay for College

Students set their sight on college with effective college savings plans.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 22, 2011
Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Sometimes, students discover that rooming with a stranger is better than they ever expected. Suddenly, you're like two peas in a pod!

Laura Magerkurth
Published February 7, 2014
Toughing Out Really  Difficult Classes

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 ...

By Molly Seltzer
Published June 5, 2007
December College Checklist for Juniors

December College Checklist for Juniors

We know it's getting cold out, but don’t forget about your college search!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 23, 2015
The Courage to Fail

The Courage to Fail

Taking risks means you might fail, but they can also help prepare you for future successes.

By Lisa Hardman
Published December 7, 2007
Your Major? Your Passion

Your Major? Your Passion

The best way to decide what to major in is to first know what you like to do and what is going to make you happy.

Alison Graham
Published October 3, 2013
College...the Second Time Around

College...the Second Time Around

Return to school to fulfill unpursued dreams.

By Debbi Stumpf
Published September 23, 2007
Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?

Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?

Fastwebbers talk about their worst summer jobs.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 18, 2012
Social Tips for the Introvert

Social Tips for the Introvert

The thought of going to campus events on your own is a little intimidating, but you’ll probably run into at least one friendly face from class while you’re there.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 7, 2013
School Support

School Support

Whether your issue is personal, health-related, financial or social, there’s likely somewhere on campus suited specially to assist you in your time of need.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 3, 2013