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    How a Government Shutdown Impacts Students

    How a Government Shutdown Impacts Students
    The recent government shutdown has affected everyone in one way or another, whether you realize it or not. But, how does it affect students specifically? There are several areas in which a shutdown can impact the daily lives of students across the country. Some of the important ways higher education and students have been affected include the following: [gate] 1. Student ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    What to Ask Your Future Roommate

    What to Ask Your Future Roommate
    There’s so much to cover yet it can be so overwhelming that you have no idea where to begin! May we suggest starting with the essentials and building a roommate relationship from there? Here are ten questions to ask your future roommate to help prepare for the year ahead: 1. What time are you planning on moving in? Is anyone helping ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +29
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    Nomination of Sonya Sotomayor Inspires Hispanic Students

    Nomination of Sonya Sotomayor Inspires Hispanic Students
    On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Sotomayor, who is of Puerto Rican descent, will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and only the third female justice. And yet another glass ceiling will have been broken. The nomination of the first Hispanic to the Supreme Court is inspiring ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Spoiled Stupid?

    Spoiled Stupid?
    Are students that receive full financial support for their education from their parents more likely to rank lower on the grading scale against those who pay for their own education? [gate] Yes, according to a new study by assistant professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California. Laura Hamilton puts forward that the lowest ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Volunteering. Hot or Not?

    Volunteering.  Hot or Not?
    Remember Paris Hilton’s stint in jail a few years ago?  After the fact, her first few interviews revealed that she had a new priority besides partying.  It was volunteering.  Whether or not she has fully exercised this endeavor since is debatable.  Plenty of other celebrities, however, have made a show for volunteering.  “That’s hot.” As students begin preparing for college and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +180
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    Majors That Change the World

    Majors That Change the World
    Suppose you could major in “Changing the World?” Would you? Apparently, you can come pretty close, according to a new study by Payscale. [gate] According to the The Huffington Post, the percentages listed were compiled from students surveyed that found the most meaning in their jobs and, additionally feel like they’re changing the world through their work. Most of the high ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    A New Look at Campus Orientation

    College orientation sessions are important because they help entering students learn about the culture and expectations of an institution and the many programs it offers. "Orientation is a time for a student and his or her family to take a personal journey into a new life—to try it on," says Jeanine Ward-Roof, dean of students at Florida State University and an ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Five People You Meet in College

    The Five People You Meet in College
    College is full of new experiences and life lessons, many of which are dictated by the people you encounter along the way. Though you’ll obviously meet more than five people, including your fair share of both friends and foes, there are some you’re almost guaranteed to meet. They will span in age, gender, personality and you’ll encounter them within different time ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Leadership Matters: Why Getting Involved is Essential

    Leadership Matters: Why Getting Involved is Essential
    Students who demonstrate leadership abilities have a leg up with colleges, universities and employers because, like Superbowl tickets in January, leadership qualities are in demand. Leading the pack is not always easy, but the ability to go first will help you stand out in a stadium-sized crowd of applicants and offer you plenty of other benefits. Path to success Kelly Tanabe's ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +33
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    Seven Myths About College Sports

    Myth: College coaches will find me and contact me if I am good enough to play on their team. Truth: College coaches cannot possibly know about every one of the thousands of student athletes good enough to play college sports. There are far fewer coaches than there are athletes. There’s not a recruiting budget on the planet big enough for a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch

    New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch
    If you thought Facebook was just a place to keep up with friends and build your dream farm or climb the ranks of the mafia, think again. With the help of a few high-profile business and political moguls and youth-empowered companies, the social networking site has now become a financial aid networking site. Later this year, students will be able to ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Success Stories from Nontraditional Students

    Below are just a few of the stories FastWeb members who are nontraditional, returning, students have shared: "The greatest challenge I faced was fitting in with the other students. I felt out of place most of the time. It took time, but after I started joining groups and becoming involved I felt better about the situation. I realized that very few ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -11
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    Apartment Hunting Questions

    Apartment Hunting Questions
    Great! You've finally found a few available apartments and you've made an appointment to take a look. But what should you look for? When you're looking for the perfect apartment for school, keep these questions in mind. They'll not only make the process more organized but also find a place that meets your academic, social, and personal needs. Payments How much ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Paying for School How?! Students Go to Extremes to Pay Tuition Bills

    Paying for School How?! Students Go to Extremes to Pay Tuition Bills
    Gone are the days when students took on part-time jobs to help pay their tuition bills. According to an article on CNNMoney, students are choosing extreme, and sometimes controversial, methods for making ends meet. CollegeBoard reports that the average increase in tuition and fees was 8.3% for in-state students and 5.7% for out-of-state students for the 2011 – 12 school year. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Student Protests Tuition by Paying in $1 Bills

    Student Protests Tuition by Paying in $1 Bills
    Many students have become more than frustrated with the rising costs of tuition prices. In fact, studies indicate that the cost of a college education has practically doubled in the last ten years alone. One student, out of Utah, decided to stage his own personal form of protest by paying his tuition completely in $1 bills. According to Yahoo! News, Luq ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +22
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    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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +26
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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    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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Undergraduate Research

    Undergraduate Research
    Are you ready to take your learning out of the classroom? Do you want to follow your own interests and work on related projects? Maybe it's time to consider doing research. Whether your field of study is neuroscience or the social sciences, undergraduate research can be an enriching and valuable experience. Benefits Undergraduate research can help motivate students to further ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates

    Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates
    Students are really outdoing themselves these days and getting creative with how they pay their tuition bills and loan balances. Jonathan Hood, a PhD student at Auburn University, is the next in a string of students bucking the system and paying on his own terms. Hood is now making headlines for paying a semester of tuition solely through money he has ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14