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    A Day in the Life of a College Student

    A Day in the Life of a College Student
    This semester was one of the craziest of my life. I had a long commute where I was driving almost two hours daily, taking fifteen credits (equating to five classes, one of which was a teaching assistant position), working on three research reports and presentations, not to mention, dealing with stressful personal issues . . . but I survived! Let’s start ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Better Looking? Better Grades

    Better Looking? Better Grades
    Please don’t shoot the messenger – we don’t create the news, we just report it. In this particular case, the sensitive subject is one’s looks help in the success of a college career. A recent national study, released within a study, found that physically attractive high school students are more likely to complete college than those who are considered to have ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    The Forgotten College Student

    The Forgotten College Student
    This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +29
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    From Intern to Employee

    From Intern to Employee
    Working an internship is often a requirement of college degree programs because obtaining real world practice helps students to learn new skills in their chosen career field. Having actual experience to put on your resume may also open up new opportunities for a new college graduate. Some students are even able to parlay their internships into their first paying full-time job. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Calming College Nerves

    Calming College Nerves
    If I remember correctly, December was about the time that my senior-in-high-school-self got a little worried about college. It’s very exciting to think about moving away and starting a new life in college, but there’s a lot of stuff to worry about, too. Well, I’m going to go through what worried me the most about college and calm you down about ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Winter College Checklist for Seniors

    Winter College Checklist for Seniors
    Baby, it's cold outside - but that's no excuse to neglect your college search! There’s so much to do and the winter season (no matter how frigid the temperature may be) is no exception. Here are some suggestions, via The New York Times, of what you can work on this month to get ahead. You’ll be happy you did once crunch ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
  • +19

    Keeping Busy Over Break

    Keeping Busy Over Break
    Your finals are finished, your meal plan is through and you’re all packed up. Congratulations! The semester is now over. Whether you live at home and commute to school, make a long drive back or have to fly cross-country to head home, there’s nothing like that whole-body sigh of relief when you’re struck with the realization that you’re done for the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA

    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA
    If you haven’t heard about it yet, you might be interested in learning more about the Affordable College Textbook Act. The legislation was recently introduced in November of 2013 by two democratic senators, Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois and Sen. Al Franken from Minnesota. Soon thereafter, House Representatives Rubén Hinojosa and George Miller joined the campaign with a complimentary bill on ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Stay Strong! Your Dream College Awaits

    Stay Strong! Your Dream College Awaits
    For most of us, cost is a burden to consider in our daily lives as common people. Only the other day, I came across a lovely jacket I wanted, until I checked the price tag. The price is enough to stop us - even in selecting which institution to attend. Tragically, the sky-high price may make us miss the chances of ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Quiz: What's Your Reindeer Personality?

    Quiz: What's Your Reindeer Personality?
    You've known Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, etc. since you we're just a kid, but do you know who you're most like? Take this quiz to find out which reindeer's personality suits yours the most! [gate] Quizzes by Quibblo.com
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +7
  • +19

    Surviving the Holidays

    Surviving the Holidays
    Over the holidays, you’ll keep getting the same basic questions over and over again from family. Similar to an interview, prepare your answers beforehand and feel free to recite your oh-so-perfect answers. It may seem silly to you now, but preparing answers now may save you an eye roll later, thus, showing respect for family and keeping the get-together peaceful and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    The Reality of Senioritis

    The Reality of Senioritis
    Senioritis. As a naïve underclassman, I used to think it was a figure of speech. As in—You didn’t do your homework? Must be senioritis. Upperclassmen tried to warn me about it in their farewell speeches: And to all those juniors out there, beware of senioritis. I took it as tongue-in-cheek. But senioritis is no joke—it is a very real and debilitating ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    AP Classes: It’s About More than Credit

    AP Classes: It’s About More than Credit
    You took biology. You took art history and French and chemistry. But, as soon as AP is placed in front of those course titles, you begin to feel intimidated. Advanced Placement? You're just a normal high school student. But the truth of the matter is that Advanced Placement simply means that you're taking a class that will prepare you for college ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    College Choice Considerations

    College Choice Considerations
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no “perfect school.” There are schools you’d like to go to, schools you’d love to go to, and schools you wouldn't want to attend. On your college trip, you will get a first-hand look at the schools that represent your options, and you will see the good and bad, since no institution is 100% perfect. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    The Joys and Woes of a Commuter

    The Joys and Woes of a Commuter
    On Its Way It lurches to a Stop! Spits out some dazed victims, Gorges itself on more… Then it crawls, growls, and roars, Begins to move forward…. The bus is on its way. It mixes and digests us, Mashing our limbs together, No one is safe until… It lurches to a Stop! We stagger off the bus, Barely get off before… ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Going Home for the Holidays

    Going Home for the Holidays
    Every year, November 1 comes roaring in so fast, but trust me, I’m not complaining. I can hear turkeys gobble, sleigh bells ringing and, most importantly, my cats meowing because the holidays are the time to leave college for awhile and relax at the place you come from: home. Oh, and I’d love to see my family, too. However, splitting yourself ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    White House Pushes Education Reform

    White House Pushes Education Reform
    This week, Michelle Obama shifted her focus from health to higher education. The first lady urged high-achieving students from lower income families to aim for college. This relates personally to Mrs. Obama, as she went from Chicago’s South Side to Princeton University and Harvard University. The first lady has always maintained that she came from the same place that the students ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    The Study Game

    The Study Game
    Studying is rough – especially when you have a huge final exam with an unbelievable amount of material to get through. Why not create a game so you can have a little fun in the meantime? It may seem silly, but we tend to respond to reward systems and try to avoid feeling any negative consequences. If your rewards and consequences ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Preparing for a Successful Job Interview

    Preparing for a Successful Job Interview
    Let’s face it, finding a good job can be challenging. There are often hundreds of people applying for one available position with a company. If you are lucky enough to be called in for an interview, you only get one opportunity to show the potential employer that you are the perfect person for the job. Making a careless mistake during the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    College Milestones

    College Milestones
    Your first semester of college is sure to be one of the strangest and, hopefully, most fun times of your life. After living with your family for your entire life, it will be surreal to suddenly find yourself in a new environment with new people. You’ll have more experiences and learn more—in class and out—than you ever have before. Here are ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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