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    Senior Year Cost WHAT?!

    Senior Year Cost WHAT?!
    Everyone looks forward to the final couple of years of high school: you’re getting ready for college, looking forward to graduating, and enjoying all the perks of finally being at the top of the food chain. With all of the excitement of finally finishing high school comes a truckload of fun stuff that solidifies the rapidly approaching milestone of graduation: cap ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life

    To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life
    There are a few big decisions most college freshman must make after they’ve decided on the college they want to attend -- like where to live, when to schedule classes, and whether or not to join Greek life. Although it may seem unimportant, whether or not you join Greek life will greatly affect your college experience in many ways. Hopefully this ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future

    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future
    As fall quarter draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of my first ten weeks of college. The thing I’m overwhelmingly glad I did was to get involved in student organizations here on campus. At OU, and at most other colleges, there are tons of student organizations to get involved with. I can say from firsthand ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Applying for the Financial Reach School

    Applying for the Financial Reach School
    Depending on your family’s financial situation, higher education might seem like a pretty unattainable goal. It’s incredibly disheartening to find your dream university and then, upon searching the facts and figures, see that the tuition is upwards of $40,000 or more per annum. You might think that you’re limited to only state schools or community colleges, and it’s true that both ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool
    Although my work experience is limited, the experiences have stretched from assisting in the instruction of little ballerinas to setting up house showings for real estate agents. There is one thing I have learned: all jobs are going to provide some work-related stress, but some jobs are more manageable than others. [gate] As a college student, that knowledge works to my ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit
    The college admissions essay is a part of the application process that often gives students the most anxiety. In the essay, applicants work hard to really let the admissions counselors get to know them beyond their test scores and grades. After writing what they feel is a nearly perfect essay the student finds out that their 800-word essay is longer than ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    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
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    7 Tips to Get Into the College of Your Dreams

    7 Tips to Get Into the College of Your Dreams
    Whether you’ve just begun considering attending college or you’re that student who has been working to get into a college ever since the end of their junior year, you are probably looking for some ways to stand out from the average student. These are a few good tips to help give you an edge over other applicants and help you get ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Getting Up And Out There: Grabbing Opportunities on Your College Campus

    Getting Up And Out There: Grabbing Opportunities on Your College Campus
    My senior year has arrived! That’s right, folks. With a college degree, I will no longer have to use the “some college” option for online job applications, I can get a job teaching English overseas that pays for more than my Cup Ramen, and I can finally join the Peace Corps! I am finally somewhat marketable, but the new marketability has ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend

    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend
    A disturbing new trend is rearing its head at many college campuses across the country. It’s referred to as “drunkorexia” and its name aptly defines the condition. The term first surfaced in 2008, and a recent study from the University of Missouri claims that college women are succumbing to drunkorexia more than ever. [gate] In a New York Times article in ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad

    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad
    The main hall of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy has but one purpose: to showcase the most exhibited sculpture in the world, Michelangelo’s David. A visitor to the Gallery enters the well-lit hall to see David at the end, resplendent in the cold yet transient marble of the High Renaissance. Bypassing the other works of Michelangelo that line the hallway—another ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Making Yourself Stand Out - Before You Apply

    Making Yourself Stand Out - Before You Apply
    When you first begin the long process of applying to college, it’s easy to feel like you’ll never stand out amongst the thousands of applicants. It doesn’t feel like enough to send in an application that shows off your amazing credentials and talents – you want the school of your dreams to see how serious you are about attending. Fortunately, there ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Surviving Midterms

    Surviving Midterms
    One of the most intimidating aspects of college is the increased difficulty in academic coursework. Unlike high school, you can’t squeeze by with cramming for a big test the night before, and you can’t just take your chances with your midterms because they can be a huge part of your final grade. My history class, for example, has only three assignments: ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Coping with College Stress

    Coping with College Stress
    Let's face it, college can be very stressful. Between carrying a full-time course load, work-study or a part-time job, internships, exams, papers due, finding time for friends, and keeping in touch with your family, it can all be too much. Some stress may be healthy, but too much of it will make you very sick. According to womenshealth.gov, stress can lead ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Dorm Epidemic

    The Dorm Epidemic
    Along with all the beauty that is fall also comes the beginning of cold and flu season. Coughing, wheezing, and sniffling are beginning to replace the usual silence during lecture. Even with everyone trying their best not to get sick, it is unavoidable and practically an epidemic in the dorms. It seems that when one person on the floor gets sick, ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Keeping Away the College Anxiety

    Keeping Away the College Anxiety
    This is the time of year that is often most nerve-wracking for high school seniors: on top of all the school stressors that have been fairly consistent over the past three years, we have to consider where we’ll be a year from now. For the majority of us, that place will be on a college campus. Thinking about college, while a ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest

    Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest
    On October 5, students from at least 100 colleges across the country walked out of their classrooms at noon, according to The Huffington Post. This signaled the start to a series of student protests concerning the rising cost of tuition, increase in student debt figures and a failing job market. According to Occupy Colleges’ Facebook page, the student activist group will ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

    You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone
    Being away at college has changed pretty much everything for me. Some things for the worse, some for the better, but mostly I think it’s just different. For example, I no longer have curfew, I’m living in one tiny room with another person, I don’t have a car at my disposal anymore, classes are shorter, and the burden of all responsibility ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Students Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal

    Students Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal
    How much would you pay for a near perfect score on the SAT? $100? $500? How about $2,500? On Tuesday, seven students in Great Neck, New York were arrested amid allegations that they cheated on the SAT, according to the Associated Press. Former and current students at the Great Neck North High School, one of the most prestigious high schools in ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Balancing College and Family

    Balancing College and Family
    As exciting as college is, it was extremely difficult for me to leave my mother, father, older brother, younger sister, and dachshund. I had never been to camp or away from home for longer than three days, yet I was determined to go to college out of state. I searched for colleges that offered my potential majors, but mostly I looked ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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