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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 over 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 over 1 year 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +37
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    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 Outdated appliances.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 over 6 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Behind the Furry Mask -- Strange But True Mascot Histories

    They perform in front of thousands of screaming fans. Their images appear on t-shirts. No, not the latest American Idol, it’s your college mascot. But do you know the story behind your favorite mascot? What’s a banana slug and why does it cheer for the University of California, Santa Cruz? Why is the University of Texas’ Longhorn named Bevo? Peek behind ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Reality of Renter's Insurance

    The Reality of Renter's Insurance
    Your landlord has got you covered if your apartment burns down, right? Wrong. You may not think your stuff is worth a lot, but you may change your mind if you are forced to replace everything. Renter’s insurance is an important and inexpensive safeguard against damage to your belongings. Anyone who rents can purchase renter’s insurance. Even students who live in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    FAFSA Due in as Little as Three Days for some Students

    FAFSA Due in as Little as Three Days for some Students
    An Indiana state campaign says about half of Indiana’s prospective college students potentially forfeit thousands of dollars in state aid because of late paperwork according to a March 7 story on Courier-Journal.com. The most common mistake is not getting the FAFSA in on time. According to the article, state officials believe the easiest and fastest way to apply for aid is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?

    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?
    By now, your countdown to the holiday break has begun, and you're more than stressed with upcoming finals. Your brain is not only tied up in studying. It's also calculating which grade will put you just across the passing threshold. The last thing on your mind right now is how to spend your break productively.[gate] Finalize College Applications The task sounds ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    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 3 months ago | Rated: +20
  • +32

    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping

    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping
    Heading to college is exciting…and expensive! Whether you're going for the first time or returning for a new semester, there are likely items you'll have on your shopping list that quickly add up to one hefty sum. Wise shoppers stretch dollars, so don’t overspend on things you don’t have to (which is pretty much everything, by the way). How? It’s easy ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +32
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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Obama Administration to Release College Completion Tool Kit

    Obama Administration to Release College Completion Tool Kit
    It’s no secret that President Obama wants the U.S. to become the first in the world in college degree holders by 2020. Since 2009, it has been a staple in his higher education platform, citing it as recently as January in his State of the Union Address. Currently, the U.S. is in a four-way tie for ninth place, with South Korea ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    It's Not Whether You Win or Lose

    It's Not Whether You Win or Lose
    I feel like Rip Van Winkle! You remember him, the old man who settles down under a shade tree and falls into a deep sleep only to awaken 20 years later to return to a village he no longer recalls. Did I fall asleep back in 1985 and wake up to discover the concept of youth sports and the philosophy of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Spring Break for Cheap

    Spring Break for Cheap
    So you’re working to pay for college but all your mind seems to focus on is sun, beaches and well, babes? Of course your body has taken a mental vacation, you’ve just suffered through four months of winter hibernation and every inch of you is screaming “enough already!” It’s finally here, the unofficial spring break season has begun. Below are a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +75
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    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals

    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals
    Still buying your textbooks for the 2012 spring semester? You might want to hold off on making a trip to your campus bookstore. Especially when you could be getting one of your textbooks for free. Neebo, one of the nation’s largest textbook suppliers according to their Facebook page, is doing more than just providing textbooks to college students – they’re providing ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: -11
  • +16

    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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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