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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 about 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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship

    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship
    Internships are the cherries on top of the resume sundae. They can make any student stand out to colleges, future employers, and boyfriends’ parents (just as a cherry stands out to a starving young child in a brightly colored ice cream store, or excuse me, froyo—the new trend). Internships are quickly becoming essential for any job and can offer a lot ...
    Published over 1 year 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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    The Best Places to Make Friends in College

    The Best Places to Make Friends in College
    You're at a new school, hoping to make friends that will turn into lifelong connections. So, where should you begin looking? What's the key to finding these future lifelong pals? Location, location, location! There are so many great ways to meet friends in college but, the fact of the matter is, you're a lot better of if you start looking in ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +16
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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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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    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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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    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 26 days ago | Rated: +32
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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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    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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +180
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: -11
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +33
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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