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  • +24

    How to Make Friends Before Getting to Campus

    How to Make Friends Before Getting to Campus
    You’re about to experience four-ish of the best years of your life! Having friends to share it with is part of what makes college so spectacular. Making new friends in college can be intimidating but there are always ways to gain a head start. It can be especially daunting if you’re about to attend a school where you don’t have a ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +24
  • +26

    Starbucks' College Achievement Plan

    Starbucks' College Achievement Plan
    According to Starbucks’ statistics, more than 70% of their U.S. employees are current or aspiring students. Starting in the fall of 2014, Starbucks is collaborating with Arizona State University to help thousands of their part- and full-time employees complete their college degrees with the new College Achievement Plan. “We as a company want to do something that has not been done ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +26
  • +18

    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate

    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate
    Let’s face it: when you sit down to write that five-page paper on the comparisons and contrasts between the Women’s Rights and Feminist movements, you’re not going to jam it all out within an hour’s time – unless of course you’ve procrastinated to the point that you have just an hour left before the deadline. In that case, stop reading this, ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    True or False? Freshmen 15

    True or False? Freshmen 15
    As college students leave home for the first time and set up their college dorm rooms, their fears are reinforced by gentle prods from funny uncles, cousins and friends about the dreaded “Freshmen 15.” For years now, college-bound students have been wrestling with an urban legend that they will gain at least 15 pounds during their freshmen year at college. [gate] ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +15
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    Expert Tips for College Life Success

    Expert Tips for College Life Success
    The end of August invokes quite a bit of “back-to-school” nostalgia for me. From my elementary school days to my last year of college, I have loved this time of year. It meant new notebooks, a clean slate and reunions with friends who were long lost over the summer. Now that I’ve been out of school for a few years, I’ve ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
  • +26

    Impressive Extracurriculars

    Impressive Extracurriculars
    Now that it’s time to start thinking about the college admissions process, it’s important to consider what you’ll need to put on applications as well. When it comes to your participation experiences, you don’t want to leave blank space! Use your time wisely to ensure that you’ll have activities to put down. Keep in mind, however, that colleges are aware when ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +26
  • +37

    Amazing Student Apps

    Amazing Student Apps
    It’s undeniable that modern students use smartphones in daily life more so than ever before. In part, because they are fairly recent inventions in society, but there’s more to it than that. Smartphones and other devices have so much to offer students in terms of expanding and assisting with their education. Take apps, for instance. The recent Apple campaign with the ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +37
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    Student Advice on Freshman Year

    Student Advice on Freshman Year
    College life is looming. Wouldn't it be nice to get some pointers on making the most of college? Fastweb polled students across the country for their top tips for a successful freshman year in college. What tips do students across the nation have for students about to go to college? Find out below! Getting Settled Classwork/Academics Extracurriculars Dorm or Apartment ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +162
  • +13

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
    You have waited all year for this. Visions of lying out by the pool, or running on the beach play through your mind on an endless loop. You’ve studied hard, finals are over, and you are finally free for the summer! While it is great to get in some much needed rest and relaxation, there are a few things you can ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +13
  • +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 2 months ago | Rated: +35
  • +16

    Making the Rounds to Find the Perfect College

    Making the Rounds to Find the Perfect College
    Deciding which college to attend is incredibly challenging. In order to narrow down your list, you ought to make visits to the campuses you are interested in. In this way, one is able to develop tangible opinions regarding the factors that matter - the school’s layout, emotional as well as physical appeal and social atmosphere. Yet, there is a proper procedure ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
  • +25

    Make Your Move-In Day Plan

    Make Your Move-In Day Plan
    Moving is stressful. If you haven’t done it before, brace yourself. Quite frankly, it’s the pits. I’m not trying to scare you – I’m just trying to prepare you. It’s crowded, hot and overwhelming. Oh yea, it is exciting, too. To maximize the exciting factor and minimizing the less desirable aspects, it’s best to prepare as early as possible for any ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +25
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    15 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Textbooks

    15 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Textbooks
    Ah, the end of the semester. It’s so close, you can almost feel the summer breeze. Which means, you’re going to have a sweet stack of used textbooks ready to sell back for cash. That’s always the goal, anyway. But, sometimes, something absolutely terrible happens. You know what I’m referring to here - it happens to the best of us - ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +30
  • +27

    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions

    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions
    When I hear phrases like “it’s not the end of the world” being applied to college admission decisions, I am generally annoyed. A rejection letter may not mark the end of the world as we know it, but it certainly can destroy an envisioned future. Admission decisions do carry significant weight; I do believe that, like nearly any other factor, they ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
    You’re a student on a budget and mom loves you, just as you are! Not to mention, you’re scrapped for time because you either just went through or are about go through finals. The timing couldn’t be any worse but, nonetheless, you still want to show her how much you really care this Mother’s Day. After all, she deserves it. FREE ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +30
  • +34

    The Differences Between High School & College

    The Differences Between High School & College
    Everyone knows that the worlds of high school and college couldn't be further apart. But, what parallels can be drawn between the two? From childhood to adulthood, high school allows you to gain a sense of what it will be like to be an adult. On the other hand, college allows you to fully take ownership of your time, responsibilities and ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +34
  • +26

    Save Money on Graduation Expenses

    Save Money on Graduation Expenses
    You’d think that graduation would actually save money but, in reality, it can become quite expensive. Between filing fees, the cap and gown, announcements and invitations, party planning and gifts, costs can really begin to add up. When it comes to graduation, celebrate to your heart’s content – the key is to be creative to save a little dough in the ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Advice for High School Students

    Advice for High School Students
    If I could give one piece of advice to high school students (or anyone, really), I would tell them to not waste any time waiting for anything. Waiting for “life to begin.” Waiting for the world to fall into place. It sounds cliché, probably, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
  • +16

    College Safety 101

    College Safety 101
    College, like the rest of life, has many things to enjoy but also has its share of risks. I’m not talking about “homework kills” either. There are many issues that affect the health and safety of both you and your friends. Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience. ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
  • +47

    Sleep and the Student

    Sleep and the Student
    You need a 4.0 on your exam, which you have to stay up all night studying for, just in case you missed something in the review. That’s understandable. Then, it’s Amy’s birthday so you have to go out– it’d be rude not to. Plus, you have a quiz, a paper due and that date you've been anxious about. No worries, you’ll ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +47
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