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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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    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
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    Senioritis: An Epidemic

    Senioritis: An Epidemic
    Ah, senior year. It has finally arrived! Prom, senior banquet, commencement, graduation, senior portraits, the sheer excitement! With the laurels we seniors are resting on. The actual bulk of senior year--is dull in comparison. After all, we've been sitting in these very classrooms for the past four years, not counting intermediate school, elementary school, pre-school. A lot of school. Nearly 13 ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Paying for School How?! Students Go to Extremes to Pay Tuition Bills

    Paying for School How?! Students Go to Extremes to Pay Tuition Bills
    Gone are the days when students took on part-time jobs to help pay their tuition bills. According to an article on CNNMoney, students are choosing extreme, and sometimes controversial, methods for making ends meet. CollegeBoard reports that the average increase in tuition and fees was 8.3% for in-state students and 5.7% for out-of-state students for the 2011 – 12 school year. ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Target Donates Social Media Madness Winnings to School Supply Charity

    Target Donates Social Media Madness Winnings to School Supply Charity
    This school year, Target didn’t just provide students with school supplies within its stores. Rather, it gave big time to an Ohio-based charity that helps students in need get the school supplies necessary to make it through another school year. Target was the major corporate winner of the first ever Social Media Madness Contest. Sponsored by American City Business Journals, the ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The Perfect Fit

    The Perfect Fit
    College: it’s a word that has a different meaning to everybody. To some, it could mean further pursuing your dream career, for others it could be the long awaited escape from the prison that high school and your house can be, and for some it could be that dreaded thing your family is forcing you to go to. However, no matter ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview

    Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview
    College can be one of the most important times in a person’s life. A degree alone, however, is usually not enough to secure your first full-time job post graduation. It is very important that your resume at graduation is full of actual work experience. The best thing any student can do while in school is to complete an internship and/or work ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships

    America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships
    Just as high school students are getting into the thick of their college search, countless organizations release college rankings. The experts say that these rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, and they’re right. Finding the perfect college for you has nothing to do with the rankings. It’s about academic and social fit and in most cases, proximity to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates

    Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates
    Students are really outdoing themselves these days and getting creative with how they pay their tuition bills and loan balances. Jonathan Hood, a PhD student at Auburn University, is the next in a string of students bucking the system and paying on his own terms. Hood is now making headlines for paying a semester of tuition solely through money he has ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    My First 4 Weeks of College

    My First 4 Weeks of College
    When last we met, I was a high school senior, more than ready to graduate and get my real life started. Full of idealism and excitement, I was fighting at the bit, and felt as though, when the time came for me to move in to my dorm room here at Truman State University, I would have few qualms about college ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump

    Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump
    It has been said that college is like any relationship: after some wonderful months in the honeymoon stage, reality comes crashing down. Suddenly it really bothers you that football weekends get so crazy or that occasionally you have to walk to class in the pouring rain. That’s okay. In fact, that’s normal. The trick is using this new perspective to jump ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney on Higher Education

    Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney on Higher Education
    With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just days apart, things are really starting to ramp up for this year’s presidential election in November. With that in mind, now is the time to identify where the candidates stand on the issues. Sure, the economy is dominating most of the talk by the candidates, but when it comes to your interests, higher ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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