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    New Scholarship Announced in Honor of Tyler Clementi

    New Scholarship Announced in Honor of Tyler Clementi
    Just last year one student's tragic death sparked a media outpouring on the topics of gay/lesbian bashing, homophobia and bullying. The response from the nation and those who have lived through it was - "it will get better." That student was Tyler Clementi and last week the Point Foundation, the largest provider of scholarships to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered students ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Keeping in Touch with Family—You’ll Miss the Home-Cooked Meals

    Keeping in Touch with Family—You’ll Miss the Home-Cooked Meals
    I am completely obsessed with my family. I wouldn’t have what anyone would call a normal family, but then again, who does? In high school, I found that the more I got to know a friend’s family, the a) more funny they became, and b) the less eccentric my own family seemed. With that in mind however, there are still many ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Asian Academia

    Asian Academia
    You work hard for your grades and accomplishments. But, imagine a world where your accomplishments aren't attributed to you, or your hard work, but to your race. Unfortunately, this is the world Asian-Americans are finding themselves in all too often when it comes to the education sector. [gate] Affirmative action, and laws in the like, are supposed to protect and help ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    What I Wish I’d Known Before College

    What I Wish I’d Known Before College
    I’ve now been a college student for almost two full years now and in these four semesters I’ve learned quite a bit about my field of study and myself. There are a few things, however, that I wish I’d known when I first began my college career. Hopefully, these suggestions help you have an even easier time than I did: Use ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +19
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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 11 days ago | Rated: +22
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    Saying Our Goodbyes

    By the time this blog posts, I will officially be a college graduate! The event I've been talking about forever will have finally happened -- and it's starting to hit me. The reality will be even harsher when I wake up that fateful August move-in day later this year, only to remember I'm no longer at Hofstra... I'm getting sad just ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The People You Meet: Community and the Community College

    The back-to-school jitters kicked in just as I climbed into the elevator. Trying to appear calm and self-assured, I surveyed the swarm of younger faces around me. I made my way to the fourth floor classroom for my first “publishing your writing” class. Arriving early, I tentatively chose a seat and waited for my professor and classmates to trickle in. Fully ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

    3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search
    Now that my college applications are all, finally, submitted, I am beginning to consider that second half of the college selection process: financial aid. Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college I attend. As I begin to receive merit scholarship notifications, I am developing a better sense of how much I will truly be expected to pay for ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Does Liberal Arts Education Affect Religion?

    Does Liberal Arts Education Affect Religion?
    As I was exploring topics to cover for my final story in my newswriting class, I came across the issue of whether or not liberal arts education affects the religious practices of college students. The issue really intrigued me because I attend a liberal arts university, and have been taught about many different perspectives since beginning classes in the fall. I’ve ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Senioritis: An Epidemic

    Senioritis: An Epidemic
    Ah, senior year. It has finally arrived! Prom, senior banquet, commencement, graduation, senior portraits, the sheer excitement! With the laurels we seniors are resting on. The actual bulk of senior year--is dull in comparison. After all, we've been sitting in these very classrooms for the past four years, not counting intermediate school, elementary school, pre-school. A lot of school. Nearly 13 ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Older and Wiser: A Scholastic Advantage

    Older and Wiser: A Scholastic Advantage
    Several weeks ago, a guest speaker in my “publishing your writing” class shared his insights regarding creativity and the writing process. He surprised me when he admitted that becoming a father was one of the best things that had ever happened to his writing. “From that point on,” he said, “it was the end of narcissism.” Unexpectedly, his vantage point changed ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    eReaders and eBooks, Are Students Using Them?

    eReaders and eBooks, Are Students Using Them?
    Do you have an eReader? Do you use one for class? A recent study asked college students what they think of the technology and how much they’re using it. This past March OnCampus research asked 655 college students about their usage of electronic books or eBooks as well as their usage of eReader devices. Three major conclusions of the study are ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Happy Doctors' Day

    Happy Doctors' Day
    Today is National Doctors’ Day, and yes it’s a real day. Created in an effort to recognize our Nation's physicians for their leadership in the prevention and treatment of illness and injury, the first Doctors' Day occurred on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. According to DoctorsDay.org the first official day included individuals mailing greeting cards to doctors and placing flowers ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Meaning Behind Community Service

    The Meaning Behind Community Service
    I have always wanted to have my own talk show, so I'm just going to pretend that I have one right now. Hello faithful audience and at-home viewers! Welcome to The Alison Show! Today we are going to be discussing a serious topic, one that will give you great life experiences, impressive things to put on your college application, wonderful essay ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Myths About Online Learning

    Myths About Online Learning
    We’re all aware of the negative stereotypes that exist about online universities. Luckily, our culture is catching up and becoming increasingly aware that most of the “information” they've heard about online students is a bunch of nonsense. [gate] Check out some of the outlined myths below, complete with proof of why it’s a myth, many which you've likely heard around town. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    City College, Country College

    City College, Country College
    With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find one that fits your personality perfectly. With so much enormous variety, it might seem difficult to narrow down exactly which one that is. One of the most important factors in your school experience can be its location – you’ll get a ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    A New Year, a New Beginning: New Year's Resolutions for College Students

    A New Year, a New Beginning: New Year's Resolutions for College Students
    The New Year has arrived and with it comes a new semester and a new start for your college student.  While many students will make New Year’s Resolutions, history shows that most resolutions don't last very long – mainly because they are too difficult or simply unrealistic. College students are much more likely to keep resolutions if they are realistic and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    All About Tax Filing

    All About Tax Filing
    They say “nothing is certain but death and taxes,” but, at Fastweb, we beg to differ. We’re certain that Fastweb will always have you prepared with the necessary information to do things, like filing taxes for the first time. So, if you find yourself in a pickle on or before the 15th, start by looking to the helpful articles below to ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +26
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    Organize an Auction or Raffle-- and Make Some Extra Cash

    Organize an Auction or Raffle-- and Make Some Extra Cash
    Tough times call for tough measures. If you don’t have time to get a part-time job, but need some extra cash, here’s an idea—conduct your own auction or raffle. First things first—figure out what you’ll auction off. This could be anything from the opposing team’s jersey at a tail gate party (which is usually burned by the auction winner) to raffling ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    The Stages of College Essay Writing

    The Stages of College Essay Writing
    In reality, thousands of other students applying for college will have similar grades, a comparable GPA and extracurriculars, so perhaps the only way to truly individualize your application is your essay. Your grades are most likely not funny, sentimental, quirky, deep or moving, but your essay can be. Moreover, the student with a 4.0 could be the most diligent Game of ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18