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    Smoking Bans Coming to a Campus Near You

    Smoking Bans Coming to a Campus Near You
    Are you a smoker? If so, when did you start? According to the surgeon general’s report for 2012, 90% of smokers started by age 18, and 99% by age 26, and currently, anywhere from a third to a quarter of college students fall into that category. Now, colleges and universities across the country are taking action to help prevent the “epidemic ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +21
  • +44

    Make the Most of Summer

    Make the Most of Summer
    Summer is here! For students that means fun, sun, vacations and summer jobs. But, summer can also mean scholastic, scholarship and professional opportunities. Not Just Any Summer Job Instead of settling for the nearest burger joint, use your ingenuity to find a job that is interesting and can enhance your resume. First, decide what interests you. This could be anything – ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +44
  • +11

    375 Colleges Still Accepting Applications

    375 Colleges Still Accepting Applications
    National Decision Day has come and gone. Did your day fly by without a final decision? Or worse, did you make a decision but have since changed your mind? Not to worry in either situation. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, or NACAC, there are 375 private and public colleges still taking freshmen and transfer applications, and all ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +31

    Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)

    Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)
    I can never again poke fun at the cliche concept of girls locking themselves in their bathrooms and crying until they feel better. That was me, minutes after reading my decision letter from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: waitlisted. All I could think was, "I'm not even good enough for a rejection." Looking back, it seems really silly. ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +31
  • +13

    Academic Freedom vs. Adult Content

    Academic Freedom vs. Adult Content
    Freedom of speech is nothing new when it comes to controversy. Freedom of speech in academia? Been there, done that. Freedom of speech in academia claimed by a faculty member in order to defend the pornography she showed her class? Now we’re listening. [gate] According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jammie Price, a professor of sociology at Appalachian State University, ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K

    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K
    For years, college basketball fans and March Madness enthusiasts have been saying that college basketball players should get paid for what they do. But yesterday, USA Today revealed that they already do. In fact, college basketball players are making roughly $120,000 a year. The data was pulled and analyzed from the 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Here is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +14

    Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career

    Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career
    In January of this year, the International Business Times reported that the average job search was taking roughly eight months. For those of you that graduated in May, it could mean that you don’t necessarily land your first “official” job until January. But if you want to speed up the job search, you may want to look in one of the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +28

    Summer Break Ideas for Your Students

    Summer Break Ideas for Your Students
    Your students may have already begun to approach you in a panic. They’ve looked all over the Internet and in local newspapers for summer internship and job opportunities, but the economy has left little to no choices for high school students. How will this look on their college applications? While they may not have work for the summer, there are plenty ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +28
  • +1

    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?

    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?
    You'd like to take a few months or even a year after college to do something off the beaten career path, but you're worried about the effect on your job prospects after your self-imposed sabbatical is over. Take heart: Such a break can often be empowering and beneficial to your career. "If an employer thinks you wasted a year by biking ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +31

    The Pros and Cons of Going Greek

    The Pros and Cons of Going Greek
    You've heard the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s time to explore the idea and form your own opinion. Whether you’re in high school thinking contemplating the idea for the future or are entering college this year, it’s helpful to hear the positive and negative aspects so that you’re able to make an educated decision on whether or not going ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +31
  • +13

    Oops! You’ve Been Flunked!

    Oops! You’ve Been Flunked!
    "Failure paves the way to success!" is the last thing you want to hear when you fail a class. A bad grade isn’t life or death, and maybe you can improve the situation. Remember, every school has their own policies, so check with your college to find out its policy for failed classes and withdrawals. Situation 1: I feel an F ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +5

    Does Jersey Shore Belong on a College Campus?

    Does Jersey Shore Belong on a College Campus?
    Jersey Shore has been a pop culture phenomenon since its debut on MTV in December 2009. The show has exposed the world to the Jersey Shore definition of “guido/guidette” and converted more than just Italian Americans to the lifestyle. It has taught us catch phrases like “GTL” – gym, tan, laundry. And now, the show has transpired from the television set ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +5
  • +12

    Smartphones a Must for College Students?

    Smartphones a Must for College Students?
    In the age of the Internet, information is at our beck and call with the push of a button. Smartphones are no exception, making it easier to get up to the second news and information. It’s almost like carrying a laptop around in your pocket. Usually, high school graduates view purchasing a laptop a must before heading off to college. Now ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +27

    Life at a Huge School

    Life at a Huge School
    Life at a huge school is quite different than what I thought it would be. I went to an extremely small high school (approximately 800 students) and it got to be too small after four years. When I looked at colleges, I knew I wanted to go to a HUGE school. I pictured lots of school spirit, amazing football games, lecture ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +27
  • +18

    Freshman Blog - The first week of college

    The first week of college College isn't so bad. Actually, it's pretty awesome. I've been here for about a week. I honestly thought I would miss home like crazy and cry my eyes out every day. But I don't. Guess I'm too busy having fun and experiencing new things. I'm taking about 15 hours this semester (5 classes) and the course ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
  • +10

    Move Over Princeton Review, Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools

    Move Over Princeton Review, Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools
    Now, this makes more sense to us. While Princeton Review’s rankings are the most anticipated and heralded, especially when it comes to top party schools, do they really know everything there is to know about partying? After all, they are primarily a standardized test prep company. If any organization knows how to party, it’s Playboy. And this year, their list of ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +35

    Year Planner: College Freshmen

    Year Planner: College Freshmen
    August - September  Familiarize yourself with: health center, student center, libraries, gym, cafeterias, financial aid office, academic department offices, etc.    Take care of any remaining financial aid paperwork or wrinkles. Introduce yourself to the financial aid officer.  Purchase books and class materials. Save money by buying used books.  Research local banking options and open a checking account. If you're planning ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +35
  • +23

    Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break

    Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break
    While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +23
  • +27

    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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +27
  • +11

    What’s Your Vote: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

    What’s Your Vote: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013
    It’s that time year of again. Just as college students are packing up and heading back to school, The Princeton Review releases its college rankings for the next school year. Among the rankings for students who study the most, happiest campuses and most politically active is the list that everyone’s clamoring to see: the top 10 party schools. [gate] Though the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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