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    You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

    You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone
    Being away at college has changed pretty much everything for me. Some things for the worse, some for the better, but mostly I think it’s just different. For example, I no longer have curfew, I’m living in one tiny room with another person, I don’t have a car at my disposal anymore, classes are shorter, and the burden of all responsibility ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Pinterest, the New “It” Site?

    Pinterest, the New “It” Site?
    I’ve come to find out in my first few months of college that most students will do anything, anything that distracts them from the homework/studying/job that is at hand. And hey, I’m not blaming anyone, in fact, after spending a few hours focused on schoolwork, I need a break to continue functioning. I’ll let you in on another little discovery of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship

    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship
    While other, more practical students spent their summers entering realistic and potentially profitable scholarship contests, I spent the month of August reading Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. As anyone familiar with the book will be able to tell you, this was no weekend read. 1,069 pages of tiny print—and, at one point in the novel, a fifty-page-long speech on the light ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Comfort Canines on Campus

    Comfort Canines on Campus
    During what may be the worst week of all the weeks – finals – high schools and colleges are finding new and exciting ways to help ease student stress. One such method? Pet therapy. Schools are working with organizations to allow therapy dogs to visit over-stressed, overwhelmed and overworked students (of which there are many). Students are calmed by the mere ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +28
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    Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

    Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas
    Many college students have a small budget for purchasing gifts. What can you do to get your loved ones gifts they will love, while remaining economical? [gate] The holiday season probably snuck up on you this year. Busy with classes, studying, and a part-time job or internship, you may not have gotten around to doing any shopping. Here are some ideas ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +9
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    College Choice Considerations

    College Choice Considerations
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no “perfect school.” There are schools you’d like to go to, schools you’d love to go to, and schools you wouldn't want to attend. On your college trip, you will get a first-hand look at the schools that represent your options, and you will see the good and bad, since no institution is 100% perfect. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice
    Every student has his or her own form of pizzazz. As individuals, whether known or not, everyone has hobbies and skills. Thus, most choose to take advantage of their likings or strengths to establish their own lives, bolstering relationships, not to mention, themselves by way of extracurricular activities. What Exactly is an “Extracurricular Activity”? To begin, extracurricular activities are unpaid activities ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Take a Bow and Hear the Applause

    Take a Bow and Hear the Applause
    “As you walk across the stage—take a bow and hear the applause. And as the curtain falls, just know you did it all the best that you knew how. You can hear them cheering now, so let a smile and show your teeth because you know you lived it well.” – This is Not an Exit, by Saves the Day I ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Questions Upperclassman Should Ask Advisors

    5 Questions Upperclassman Should Ask Advisors
    We get it, you're a college upperclassman and you know what you're doing. You may think you know the answers…but, then again, you may be wrong. These five questions are worth asking your academic advisor, if for no other reason than to double-check you’re on the same page. Asking the five following questions simply ensures you’ve crossed your “t’s” and dotted ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Roommate Options for College Freshman

    Roommate Options for College Freshman
    Roommates: You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. Most of the time you really just want them to leave and stop snoring while you are trying to write an article. (Seriously, happening right now!) The way I see it, you have four options when it comes to your roommate situation freshman year of college: 1. Go potluck Going potluck means ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself

    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself
    The day of Big/Little Reveal was hot. I remember because we were all wearing dresses; it might have been the first day of the semester where no one had chosen to wear pants. I and five other newly initiated girls gathered outside of my freshman dorm to drive over to the venue together. For this occasion I had borrowed a friend’s ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Making Yourself Stand Out - Before You Apply

    Making Yourself Stand Out - Before You Apply
    When you first begin the long process of applying to college, it’s easy to feel like you’ll never stand out amongst the thousands of applicants. It doesn’t feel like enough to send in an application that shows off your amazing credentials and talents – you want the school of your dreams to see how serious you are about attending. Fortunately, there ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations
    Asking for letters of recommendation and preparing for admissions interviews is enough of a hassle alone. But, add shyness or nervousness onto that, and applying for college can seem ridiculously stressful. You’ve already spent so much time on your application, and now you have to ask for letters of recommendation and talk to someone about your aspirations. You feel worried, nervous ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate

    The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate
    Chances are, you’re not going to be best friends with your roommate. Throw together two randomly assigned young adults who’ve likely never shared a room in their lives and you’ve got a recipe for disaster – or at least a disgusting sink full of dishes. Even if you guys love each other, there’s guaranteed to be some conflicts at some point, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +10
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    It's OK to Drop a Class

    It's OK to Drop a Class
    Just a little while ago, I got off the phone with my mom. The only thing that set this conversation apart from the many others we've had over the course of my first year of college is that, for the first time in my life, we were talking about my decision to drop a class. There really isn't much of a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Your College Experiences Checklist

    Your College Experiences Checklist
    You can easily make the most of college life – starting with the life experiences on this checklist. All of the list items will provide you with experiences that are unique to college life. Make sure you consider taking on these opportunities before you’re cast out into the “real” world because you may never have the same options again. Living with ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College

    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College
    The fading sounds of applause echo across the huge hall, dying down into nothing as we begin our final set. Our first song of the night is a showstopper, the second a laid back interlude. Our last song, however, is much darker, striking a melancholy theme that will haunt the audience throughout the final moments of our performance. The hall is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    A Real Sports Education for Athletes

    A Real Sports Education for Athletes
    College athletes are, more often than not, respected as athletes but disregarded as students. Perhaps, if they could study sports, that wouldn't be the case. [gate] When a high school student is recruited for a college sports team, they are asked to declare an academic major. This would be asked of any student attending the school. The slight difference, however, in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Back to School Blues

    Back to School Blues
    It’s almost time to head back to campus and dive headfirst into college life again, but, to be honest, I’m not really feeling it. I've gotten used to being at home, with no classes or any real responsibilities other than making it to work. Somehow the past month has flown by without me even realizing it. I’m not even particularly sure ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +9
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