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    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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    A Real Sports Education for Athletes

    A Real Sports Education for Athletes
    College athletes are, more often than not, respected as athletes but disregarded as students. Perhaps, if they could study sports, that wouldn't be the case. [gate] When a high school student is recruited for a college sports team, they are asked to declare an academic major. This would be asked of any student attending the school. The slight difference, however, in ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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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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    Keep Calm and Carry On

    Keep Calm and Carry On
    In Overachievers Anonymous, I wrote about what to do and ways to help if you are taking on a lot of things to fill up that college résumé to the brim, but after taking some time to reflect, I realized that an overload of work isn't the only thing that we have to worry about and that stresses us out, it ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Federal Funding 101

    Federal Funding 101
    With the reelection of President Barack Obama--to the ire of many, and the rejoice of others--he has promised to roll back tuition at many colleges, by working with congress, increase funding for federal student aid, and strengthen community colleges. Obama has declared higher education a “necessity”, and plans to work to make it a reality for everyone. He also declared that ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Top 10 Places to Give Back

    Top 10 Places to Give Back
    Searching for meaning in the season of giving? If you want to give back, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities. [gate] Are you a people person? The next Top Chef? Whatever your strengths, put them to good use this holiday season by sharing them with ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    30 Holiday Gifts for $30 and Under

    30 Holiday Gifts for $30 and Under
    The holiday season is upon us and great gifts that won’t break bank can be difficult to scout. Not if you know where to look and, Fastwebbers, we don’t mean to boast but, quite frankly, we do. Rest assured, we’re in the holiday spirit and are ready to divulge all of our findings with you. Here's a list of 30 of ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Stay Motivated

    How to Stay Motivated
    When school first begins in the fall, everyone is excited. A new semester, quarter, or term brings about feelings of a fresh start, or new beginning. Most students feel highly motivated to pass their classes with all A’s. That 4.0 grade point average looks within reach. As time goes on, however, some of that motivation begins to wane. Perhaps you didn't ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Being Shy in College

    Being Shy in College
    I have never been the most social person. In fact, I’m decidedly introverted: I prefer being with a few close friends than being at a large gathering, I don’t feel 100% comfortable getting to know new people, and the way I relax and recharge is by just hanging out by myself and reading, going to the gym, or catching up on ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The Secret to College Applications

    The Secret to College Applications
    Applying to colleges can be quite the juggling act; you are torn between senioritis and an astonishing amount of homework, commitments to your social life and family obligations, work, sports, extracurriculars, and the favorite among high school (and even more so college) students: sleep. [gate] On top of all those things, there is also so much that you have to consider ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority

    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority
    “Are you free Friday night?” Yes, actually, it’s the only night I am free, I think to myself, sadly. It’s frustrating. Personally, I really do enjoy keeping busy. I feel useless without having something to do. Hey, everybody’s different. [gate] My best friend constantly bemoans her lack of free time, as she juggles a part-time job, her volunteer swim coaching gig, ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom

    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom
    Ahh, hello, midterm break! It’s finally time to set the homework aside and unwind. During this brief respite from my freshman year, I've done some reflecting on my first two months of college life, and have had a few realizations I'd like to share. [gate] Long car rides by yourself aren't necessarily awful. I live about three and a half hours ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +8
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    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs

    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs
    In January, President Obama urged states to make college education a higher priority in his State of the Union Address. He also pleaded with institutions of higher learning to control tuition inflation. However, the President did not define how states and colleges and universities could implement his call to action. Instead, he has left it up to them. Whether or not ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Getting The Most out of College Visits

    Getting The Most out of College Visits
    There is nothing that so cements in the mind how amazing an experience college is as one's first steps onto a college campus. As brochures and scheduled tours would have us believe, the university is at all times a dynamic place, and in a lot of ways that’s very true. But viewing a college entirely through the lens the university represents ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Tips for Writing a Great Resume

    Tips for Writing a Great Resume
    Writing a resume doesn't have to be a painful process. The sole purpose of a resume is to show an employer that you have both the necessary skills and the experience to satisfactorily perform the tasks they are hiring for. Tons of advice on how to write a resume can be found online. There are many different resume layouts you can ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Anxiety Antidotes: From One Student to Another

    Anxiety Antidotes: From One Student to Another
    Four college applications, three scholarship essays, two college visits, one student. It’s about that time when everyone starts to seriously think of eloping with that bizarre kid down the street and gambling with fate, but take two steps back and it slowly seems like you’d better steer clear. But, sometimes, taking those two vital steps back takes a lot of extra ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Making Money Matter in College

    Making Money Matter in College
    In my short year-and-a-quarter of college so far, I have had to grow up. A lot. It has been terrifying and empowering and everything in between, and I have swung from bitter frustration to unbelievable gratefulness for the opportunities and challenges that have forced me to become more adult, despite my commitment to staying young at heart. With the new freshmen ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +11

    A Free Future? Yes, Please.

    A Free Future? Yes, Please.
    Imagine a community where one in three students falls below the national poverty level. One in 12 is homeless, some are young parents and many come from broken homes. Plainly stated: the odds are against these kids. This is Kalamazoo, Mich., where many such students had never before held hopes of attending college. Enter the Kalamazoo Promise; a program created and ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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