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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +36
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +26
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    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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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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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    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 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 almost 7 years 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 8 months ago | Rated: +32
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +46
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 7 years ago | Rated: -11
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    10 DIY Dorm Room Projects

    10 DIY Dorm Room Projects
    Summer’s not over yet (thank goodness). You still have plenty of time to think about what type of décor you’d like your dorm room to have – and then, instead of purchasing it, why not save some dough and create it? Worried that you’re not crafty enough? Don’t be! These projects aren’t difficult – they’re easy enough that any student can ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +30
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