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    Race to the Future via the College Fair

    Race to the Future via the College Fair
    Look beyond now-drop by the next college fair coming up! It is always recommended that you attend a college fair, at least once. I have heard, not to mention, seen this advice approximately fifty times-literally. Even if you are tired and wary of encountering material about college fairs, you should UNDOUBTEDLY heed that advice. All are welcomed; whether you are completely ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Helping Your Student Get the Spring Semester Off to the Right Start

    Helping Your Student Get the Spring Semester Off to the Right Start
    The holidays are over and it’s time for your student to head back to school. How can you, as a parent, help her get the new semester off on the right track? Take the time to help her get organized now, and when things get hectic later on, she’ll be prepared. College has at least one great thing going for it: ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees

    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees
    Today, students in Rome took to the streets in protest of cuts to education spending. The riots were rumored to resemble last week’s, which were the worst the city has seen in 30 years. However, reports articulate that the protests were more tame this time around. Over a week ago, protesters were torching cars, attacking banks and shops and setting up ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle

    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle
    Textbooks and classroom materials are one of those college costs that are out of sight, out of mind until you’re precariously balancing 10 different hardcover books through the narrow aisles of your campus bookstore. And those textbooks signify an altogether different burden when the cashier asks you to fork over roughly $1,000. According to CollegeBoard, the average amount that college students ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Scoop on Study Abroad

    The Scoop on Study Abroad
    Studying abroad is an experience that many students want to have, but the process of planning can be very overwhelming. If you take it step-by-step, however, it will be less stressful and you’ll be sure to have a great time. No matter your interests, language ability or confidence be sure to schedule an appointment with your college’s study abroad office before ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Planning for Success

    Planning for Success
    Perhaps you have all your classes picked out for the semester or maybe you’re frantically planning your classes right before this new semester begins. In either case, these are helpful hints to ensure your class schedule is a success. [gate] 1. Counselors If you are a new student or close to graduation, talk to a counselor. Find out from your admissions ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Spring Break Means Spring Training

    Spring Break Means Spring Training
    As temperatures across the nation warm up we can start looking forward to spring time favorites like snow melting, birds singing, lighter jackets and baseball? Spring training of course! If you’re a fan of America’s favorite pastime you already know that Arizona and Florida are where you need to be this spring break to catch all the Major League action. With ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search
    When I started applying for scholarships, I searched constantly. I just couldn't miss out on seeing every possible scholarship available. And while it’s good to keep up on scholarship information, I was forgetting something important: applying. As I searched and searched and searched through scholarships, I used up time that could have been spent applying for a few of them. I ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus

    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus
    Another icy gust of wind, and I’m instantly awake. It is nearing four in the morning in the grassy section of campus in front of Wilson Gym. From memory, I can imagine the shabby rows of tents that line the cement walkway, but right now all I can see is the interior of the sleeping bag I have pulled over my ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Drama Queen Dorm Room

    This dramatic dorm room idea was created on Polyvore.
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    A Student's Angst

    A Student's Angst
    Tick tock. That’s all I hear as I push in my applications for college. Tick tock. The clock’s ticking as I type in yet again, my first name, last name, address, alternative address, birthdate and phone number. What am I going to do with my life? [gate] I have an idea, but the most terrifying thing, is that I won’t in ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Winter College Checklist for Juniors

    Winter College Checklist for Juniors
    We know it's cold out, but don’t forget about your college search! There’s so much to do and the winter season is no exception. Here are some suggestions, via the New York Times, of what you can work on this month to get ahead. You’ll be happy you did once crunch time comes along! [gate] Be Committed to the Process: Don’t ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Be Kind, Pay On Time: Going Through the Registration Shuffle for College

    Be Kind, Pay On Time: Going Through the Registration Shuffle for College
    I hate this time of the year, and it is not because taxes confuse me. For American students, it is time to register for classes again, which means lines, paperwork, and money. All three of those are problem areas, but no more! This year, I conquered registration. Advising The first step in choosing classes is meeting with an advisor, so I ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    The Perfect Fit

    The Perfect Fit
    College: it’s a word that has a different meaning to everybody. To some, it could mean further pursuing your dream career, for others it could be the long awaited escape from the prison that high school and your house can be, and for some it could be that dreaded thing your family is forcing you to go to. However, no matter ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Letting College Take You Where It Takes You: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica

    Letting College Take You Where It Takes You: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica
    I'm sitting in a computer lab, discreetly listening to two locals joke and tease one another in Spanish while it pours rain outside. If this were any other summer, I might be waiting in line for a ride at Whitewater or curled up on the recliner with my puppy, but it's not just any summer. This is the summer I study ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Next Great Odyssey

    The Next Great Odyssey
    “Sing in me, muse, and through me tell the story of the graduating high school senior about to embark upon her college odyssey.” –My modified version of Homer’s The Odyssey. Homer made his epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, unique by focusing on different characters and plots in each poem. But they’re cohesive because The Iliad lays the foundation for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Early Decision Debate

    The Early Decision Debate
    It’s finally here: senior year. However, while the closeness of graduation is on the minds of almost everybody, one thing lingers there still: college. For seniors, it is finally that time where college is within our grasps but, before we can pack our bags and move onto the next level, we need to be accepted first. Many people will apply to ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16