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    First Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Announced

    First Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Announced
    In recognition of Heath Ledger’s acting legacy, his family (with the help of Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, and Michelle Williams) has created the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship for rising Australian actors. The scholarship gives rising Australian actors the chance to head to Hollywood for international acting opportunities. Oliver Ackland was the first-ever recipient of the Heath Ledger ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +86
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    Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

    Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011
    Fastweb isn't just counting down to the New Year--we're counting down the top 10 New Year's resolutions on college campuses for 2011. Did your resolution make the list? 10. Become Better Organized One way to get over the stress and mess of 2010 is to commit to better organization in 2011. Staying organized can lead to better grades, more sleep and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +57
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    Student Tips: College Life

    Student Tips: College Life
    We asked Fastweb users to share their advice on college life, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Try not to hold on to what is familiar to you. You have a chance to be anything you want. Let the world around you influence you and teach you. College prepares you for the future, but everything else helps you ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +48
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    Make the Most of Summer

    Make the Most of Summer
    Summer is here! For students that means fun, sun, vacations and summer jobs. But, summer can also mean scholastic, scholarship and professional opportunities. Not Just Any Summer Job Instead of settling for the nearest burger joint, use your ingenuity to find a job that is interesting and can enhance your resume. First, decide what interests you. This could be anything – ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +44
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    Leadership Matters: Why Getting Involved is Essential

    Leadership Matters: Why Getting Involved is Essential
    Students who demonstrate leadership abilities have a leg up with colleges, universities and employers because, like Superbowl tickets in January, leadership qualities are in demand. Leading the pack is not always easy, but the ability to go first will help you stand out in a stadium-sized crowd of applicants and offer you plenty of other benefits. Path to success Kelly Tanabe's ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +33
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    Basic Life Skills You Should Know

    Basic Life Skills You Should Know
    There are some skills in life that everyone seems to just know. But, at what point did they learn how to do that? Trust us, you’re not alone – obviously, people weren't born knowing how to take care of themselves. Some of these may seem silly or obvious, but you’d be surprised how many students need help with the most basic ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Life at a Huge School

    Life at a Huge School
    Life at a huge school is quite different than what I thought it would be. I went to an extremely small high school (approximately 800 students) and it got to be too small after four years. When I looked at colleges, I knew I wanted to go to a HUGE school. I pictured lots of school spirit, amazing football games, lecture ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break

    Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break
    While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +21
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    The ROTC Option

    If your teen is willing to work hard in return to get someone else to pay for college, he or she can consider enrolling in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. ROTC cadets are eligible for generous scholarships and upon graduation are commissioned as officers with immediate job opportunities. In fact, ROTC scholarship recipients are obligated to take military jobs. How ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Decisions on Greek Life

    Decisions on Greek Life
    Alpha Tau Omega, Theta Chi, Kappa Delta Rho, Sigma Nu, Delta Delta Delta. When I first came to college, I was like, “What's up with the Chinese letters?” (Just kidding, I’m a little more informed than that!). But, going into college I really didn't know whether I wanted to be part of the Greek system. It was a tough choice for ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    How a Non-Profit Can Pay Your Tuition

    How a Non-Profit Can Pay Your Tuition
    In March 2009, the Senate approved a bill to broadly expand AmeriCorps — increasing the number of positions to 250,000 from 75,000. What’s more, the bill would raise the education stipend that goes to volunteers to $5,350 — the same as a Pell Grant. So what does this mean for the average college student? If the bill is passed and you ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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    The Pros and Cons of Going Greek

    The Pros and Cons of Going Greek
    You've heard the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s time to explore the idea and form your own opinion. Whether you’re in high school thinking contemplating the idea for the future or are entering uncomfortable. If that happens, call it a day, because those people aren’t your real friends. What are your thoughts on Greek life?
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Student Volunteer Opportunities

    Student Volunteer Opportunities
    As a student, it’s easy to get caught up in your own life, between studies, your scholarship search, extracurricular activities and, of course, your avid social life. Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now is the time, especially during the holiday season, to give thanks for everything great in your life. Check out ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    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 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    The Scoop on Study Abroad

    The Scoop on Study Abroad
    Studying abroad is an experience that many students want to have, but the process of planning can be very overwhelming. If you take it step-by-step, however, it will be less stressful and you’ll be sure to have a great time. No matter your interests, language ability or confidence be sure to schedule an appointment with your college’s study abroad office before ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice

    Extracurricular Activities: Options & Advice
    Every student has his or her own form of pizzazz. As individuals, whether known or not, everyone has hobbies and skills. Thus, most choose to take advantage of their likings or strengths to establish their own lives, bolstering relationships, not to mention, themselves by way of extracurricular activities. What Exactly is an “Extracurricular Activity”? To begin, extracurricular activities are unpaid activities ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +18
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18