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    When Life Hits the Fan: Staying On Track When Things Take A Turn

    When Life Hits the Fan: Staying On Track When Things Take A Turn
    It happens to the best of us. You start the semester with a game plan and every intention to avoid the mistakes of the past. Time drains such as the internet, partying, and anything else have been sorted out. Your finances are in order, you have your health, and your personal life is drama free. Then, it happens. Life, whether over ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The Trouble with Sports

    The Trouble with Sports
    Many students are involved in sports these days. If you walk down the halls of your high school, or your college campus, there is an extremely good chance that you will see more than a handful of students involved in some type of sport. Those of us who are involved in sports understand how time-consuming they can be, but we also ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record

    Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record
    If you think you’ve got a lot of summer reading to do think again, five university students in the Dominican Republic have been reading for 300 hours, straight. According to huffingtonpost.com the students are reading aloud in an effort to not only break the previously set Guinness World Record of 240 hours but also raise awareness about books in a country ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    A Few Minor Problems

    A Few Minor Problems
    You’ve made it. You’ve graduated high school. You’ve proven your tenacity, or at least your ability to stay awake for 6-8 hours a day, and now it’s time to take the first steps into adult life… with parental consent of course. Unfortunately, you’re still 17 (or 16, or whatever young age you are you genius, you), and you’re already begun college, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Born to Lead

    Born to Lead
    Are you a born leader? The truth is, you don't have to be. While there are characteristics commonly found in good leaders, many of the qualities can be learned traits or part of your personality. So, if you find yourself exploring the possibilities of taking on more leadership roles, check out the following qualities which are some of the most valued ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Getting Up And Out There: Grabbing Opportunities on Your College Campus

    Getting Up And Out There: Grabbing Opportunities on Your College Campus
    My senior year has arrived! That’s right, folks. With a college degree, I will no longer have to use the “some college” option for online job applications, I can get a job teaching English overseas that pays for more than my Cup Ramen, and I can finally join the Peace Corps! I am finally somewhat marketable, but the new marketability has ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues

    College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues
    I wonder what I should sign up for this year? Oh, wait. I’m a transfer student, and this is my senior year in college. What am I thinking? I quickly look up the general education courses for my current university. I’m pretty sure I am not the only transfer student with these thoughts right now. Although this is my senior year ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Start Planning for Next Summer—Apply for Grants Today

    Start Planning for Next Summer—Apply for Grants Today
    It is 9:16 a.m. and I am already sweating. My calf-length skirt sticks to my legs as I slide out of the cab, inhaling the fresh air of a side street while choking on the remnants of crowded morning traffic pollution still in my lungs. I need water. Somehow, my lukewarm water bottle fails to satiate my craving for just one ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Overweight and Underestimated

    Overweight and Underestimated
    Amidst recent issues of a University of Mexico professor’s tweet saying that obese Ph.D. applicants lack “willpower” for dissertations, comes a study examining the issue of weight bias in universities. According to a recent study, academics who interviews graduate school applicants are more likely to favor thinner candidates for the placements. Researchers at Bowling Green State University found that graduate students ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    It Started with a Lisp: Tips For Learning A New Language

    It Started with a Lisp: Tips For Learning A New Language
    “She sells sea- She sells- She sells seashells by the seashore.” It was a problem- a minor one in North America, but big elsewhere. In Mandarin Chinese, there are five consonant sounds I still struggle with, especially when presented in rapid succession, and two of them appear in that line. Generally, I avoid saying certain phrases in English (“we were where”), ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Fastweb Celebrates Sweet 16, Surveys 16-Year-Old Fastwebbers

    Fastweb Celebrates Sweet 16, Surveys 16-Year-Old Fastwebbers
    This year, Fastweb is celebrating its sweet 16, and to mark our major milestone, we wanted to find out a little bit more about our 16-year-old Fastwebbers. In a survey distributed a few weeks ago, we asked students about their favorite celebrities, social media usage and school-related concerns. The results revealed that our Fastwebbers love to have fun and stay in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    An English Major’s Guide to Writing Papers

    An English Major’s Guide to Writing Papers
    One of my favorite things about language is that no two people have exactly the same arsenal of diction and syntax from which they can pull and construct their writing and everyday conversations. There are words I do not know but that other people use on a daily basis, and there are words that, to me, have a slightly different connotation ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    All About Essays

    All About Essays
    Oh, the dreaded college admissions essay. Everyone, it seems, has the same question: What do I write about? Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is an essay topic out there for everyone. Often, students hear stories of essays about the week spent volunteering in Africa or a class that was especially challenging. ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Ace Everything! Studying 101

    Ace Everything! Studying 101
    Innumerable students choose to undertake the art of studying in order to succeed in school. However, not all of the student population is capable of studying properly. As studying may be extremely critical to one’s test results, it is advisable you remember that success is all about endeavors, in addition to your determination and ambition. Hence the purpose of studying - ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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