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    Permission to Shine: Liberating Ourselves While Empowering Others

    The other day I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned that I had returned to school part time. “Good for you! That’s wonderful!” she said. Then a wistful look passed over her face as she confessed, “I’ve thought about going back to school for my master’s, but I just ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Freshman Year Reflections

    Freshman Year Reflections
    As my freshman year is coming to a close at IU, I’m struck with complete disbelief. I can’t believe my first year in the magical land of college is over. As much of a cliché as it is, it feels like only yesterday I said goodbye to my parents, sat down on my bed and sighed. I had no idea what ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Roommate Rehab

    Roommate Rehab
    Sure, the first couple of days - or even weeks - seemed fine. But, when roommates are involved things can go awry in an instant. Don't get too discouraged, it's difficult to live with anyone and a stranger can be even more of a challenge. There are ways to work out your issues easily and effectively. Use the following tips as ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Help Out Locally this Spring Break

    Help Out Locally this Spring Break
    How do you want to feel after spring break? Sun burnt, dehydrated and broke? Doesn’t sound like the best way to start off a new semester. How about fulfilled, thankful and rewarded? With an alternative spring break you’ll feel this and more. An alternative spring break is about dedicating a few days out of your busy school year to an organization ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Decisions, Decisions

    Decisions, Decisions
    Right now, you are probably sitting. On a chair, your bed, maybe the floor. You are most likely in your house that you have lived in for some time, with your parents or your guardians, who are off somewhere doing something parental. Your siblings, if they exist, are annoying you. School may be bearing down upon you, like it’s crushing upon ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Small Details Help Make Big College Decisions

    Small Details Help Make Big College Decisions
    As college acceptance letters start to arrive, high school seniors will begin to make their final college decisions. It’s a tough decision to make and, as a result, there will undoubtedly be many students still trying to make up their minds. While academics and affordability are easily the most important aspects of a college to consider, other details, such as student ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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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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    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing

    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing
    The online sector is an ever-changing, ever-growing market, especially in terms of education. Though many areas are still new and in development stages, many advances have been made within recent years to improve the learning experience for users and institutions alike. Below are some of the most significant changes that have occurred as a part of the online learning movement. [gate] ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters

    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters
    Humans are naturally social creatures. Therefore, we usually prefer to surround ourselves with favorable companions. We are more comfortable with those we build a connection with. Those connections can benefit us in a variety of ways - from friendships and personal relationships, to networking and employment. When you connect with someone, they are more willing to do you favors and vouch ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    7 Tips to Get Over Writer's Block

    7 Tips to Get Over Writer's Block
    Everyone has experienced writer’s block at some point in time – whether it’s while writing a college essay, a course research paper or a first-draft of a dissertation. Whether or not writing comes naturally to you isn't the issue - it happens to everyone and everyone needs to write something at some point in their academic career. No matter what you’re ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Advice for High School Students

    Advice for High School Students
    If I could give one piece of advice to high school students (or anyone, really), I would tell them to not waste any time waiting for anything. Waiting for “life to begin.” Waiting for the world to fall into place. It sounds cliché, probably, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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