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    The Problem with Study Drugs

    The Problem with Study Drugs
    It’s no secret that students are held to an almost-impossible standard of perfection. This comes from many areas: parents, teachers and, mostly society. The pressure to succeed can become unbearable because, after all, nobody’s perfect. If you don’t think it’s a trend, you may want to open your eyes. Even in researching this article, it was amazing how many students commented ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By

    Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By
    Where else can you make lasting friendships, have too many all-nighters and eat lots of ramen all under one roof? Dorms add a lot to the college experience, giving you the opportunity to live with students who are going through the same things you are. Know what to expect once you move in and get the most out of your dorm ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +31
  • +51

    The Secret to College Applications

    The Secret to College Applications
    Applying to colleges can be quite the juggling act; you are torn between senioritis and an astonishing amount of homework, commitments to your social life and family obligations, work, sports, extracurriculars, and the favorite among high school (and even more so college) students: sleep. [gate] On top of all those things, there is also so much that you have to consider ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +51
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    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
    You’re a student on a budget and mom loves you, just as you are! Not to mention, you’re scrapped for time because you either just went through or are about go through finals. The timing couldn’t be any worse but, nonetheless, you still want to show her how much you really care this Mother’s Day. After all, she deserves it. FREE ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Impressive Extracurriculars

    Impressive Extracurriculars
    Now that it’s time to start thinking about the college admissions process, it’s important to consider what you’ll need to put on applications as well. When it comes to your participation experiences, you don’t want to leave blank space! Use your time wisely to ensure that you’ll have activities to put down. Keep in mind, however, that colleges are aware when ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying

    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying
    If you like to listen to music while you study, choosing the right type can be vital to your overall productivity level. Listening to music can calm you down, leading to more conscientious studying, elevating your mood, motivating you to stay focused and studying for longer periods of time. While it can be a challenge to stay away from the hottest ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash

    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash
    What would you give to pay off your student loan debt in one, sweeping payment? Better yet: what would you give to see the look on the bankers’ faces when you did so? Alex Kenjeev, a graduate student from the University of Toronto and venture capitalist for O’Leary Ventures, did just that, according to Business Insider. The former law student had ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +13

    Online vs. Classroom: Which Is Right for You?

    Online vs. Classroom: Which Is Right for You?
    In 2011, just about every college in the nation offers college courses and even full degrees that can be earned completely online. Gone are the days when online education was something to be scoffed at as inferior to classroom education. Now schools are competing to cut their costs, and win more students by offering online degree options. With all of these ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +37

    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates

    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates
    Let's debate: should friends room together in college? This is an issue which can be especially relevant to incoming freshman when they are forced to decide upon a roommate. There are solid arguments to both sides. So, let's analyze the pros and cons of rooming with a buddy. It's up to you to determine which side you agree with most and ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +37
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    Leaving for College

    Leaving for College
    For a while, I thought that leaving for college was no big deal. I would see girls I know get together the night before someone’s departure and they would all ball their eyes out about how they’re going to miss each other. I would always casually snicker at the sight and thought of such an event. It seemed so silly to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +36

    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist
    On New Year’s Day, Samantha Garvey’s life changed for the worse. She and her family moved from their home into a homeless shelter just a few months after her parents had been injured in a car accident and forced out of their jobs, leading them to fall behind on rent payments, according to the New York Daily News. But just a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +36
  • +20

    Are You the Bad Roommate?

    Are You the Bad Roommate?
    A very wise man once said, “If you don’t have a weird roommate, you are the weird roommate.” Okay, it was Conan O’Brien, not Confucius, but it still might hold truth. After all, nobody’s perfect so your normal may be someone else’s weird. There are ways to cope with bad roommates – but that’s almost easier than realizing that you are ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +20
  • +29

    12 Summer Bucket List Ideas for College & Grad Students

    12 Summer Bucket List Ideas for College & Grad Students
    Even though your summer may be occupied with summer school, a job or an internship, it’s important to take time to enjoy your summer break, too. There’s so much fun to be had during the summer months and you don’t want to miss out on all of the memories and experiences that come along with it! Check out these summer bucket ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +29
  • +26

    The Entitled Athlete

    The Entitled Athlete
    Professional athletes have long been revered for their on-field heroics, their off-the-field flamboyance, and the larger-than-life persona they project to the fans who support their equally large salaries. From Derek Jeter to Terrell Owens, Lebron James to Adam “Pacman” Jones, and Lance Armstrong to John Daly, today’s sports heroes hold great sway over impressionable, young student-athletes who follow their every move and word, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +26
  • +16

    Become a Leader

    Become a Leader
    To achieve success and become a leader, it is important that you believe that your dreams can become a reality. First, you must believe that you are a future leader. You must believe in yourself and your abilities. Leadership starts with confidence, a vision and an idea. People of all ages, races and genders need role models. Seek a role model ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Deal with Roommate Conflicts

    Deal with Roommate Conflicts
    The beginning of Laura Maxwell's experience at William Woods University was a little more stressful than she expected - thanks to a messy roommate. Her roommate's closet was a landfill spilling into the middle of the floor constantly threatening to take over the room. An ever-growing mound of crunchy laundry remained unwashed for weeks at a time and her shoes smelled ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +20
  • +16

    Dealing with Apartment Damage

    Dealing with Apartment Damage
    Broken furniture. Outdated appliances. Student rental properties aren't always in the most pristine condition. But that doesn't give you a free pass to walk away if you knock a three-foot hole in the wall. All tenants have certain obligations to their landlord. The lease you signed does more than state your move-in date and rent. It also contains a slew of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Schools of Sobriety

    Schools of Sobriety
    For many, college is a time to party. But, these schools prove that you can still gain a great education while observing a sober lifestyle. Many of the schools are focused on faith or discipline, putting rigorous academics where they should be: at the forefront of a college education. The Princeton Review ranks pretty much everything when it comes to college ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +27

    Free, Online Classes: The Way of the Future?

    Free, Online Classes: The Way of the Future?
    Online learning is nothing revolutionary at this point in higher education, but when a large university offers free, online classes, it’s a pretty big deal. In May, we reported that Harvard and MIT were teaming up to provide students online access to an Ivy League education without paying a dime through their collaborative program, edX. The first course drew nearly 120,000 ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +27
  • +37

    The History of Homecoming

    The History of Homecoming
    When you think of homecoming, what do you think of? The game? The parties? Alumni converging on their alma mater? Homecomings are all those things, and have been dating back to the early 19th century. While oft disputed, many scholars acknowledge the University of Missouri’s 1911 football game as the first official homecoming in the nation. How Did it Start? After ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +37
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