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    Nomination of Sonya Sotomayor Inspires Hispanic Students

    Nomination of Sonya Sotomayor Inspires Hispanic Students
    On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Sotomayor, who is of Puerto Rican descent, will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and only the third female justice. And yet another glass ceiling will have been broken. The nomination of the first Hispanic to the Supreme Court is inspiring ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +43
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    Become a Facebook Fan of Fastweb

    Become a Facebook Fan of Fastweb
    Before you hop online to update your status, find Fastweb on Facebook and become a fan of us today! Over 5,000 people already have! Our wall and posts have links to the most up to date articles and happenings on Fastweb. We'll also answer your posted questions about scholarships and contests. By becoming a fan today, you’ll be the first to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +75
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    Glee is Going Back to School

    Glee is Going Back to School
    Move over High School Musical. There’s a new singing sensation sweeping through high school halls. Glee is not only rocking on MP3 players but clothing lines as well for the back to school season. Macy’s has recently announced that they are teaming up with Glee to run a clothing line for fellow gleeks. Hoodie sweatshirts and t-shirts are priced from $19.99 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Married with Homework: Dealing with Education & Adult Life

    Married with Homework: Dealing with Education & Adult Life
    Traditionally, marriage comes after education. But today, there is no normal timeline, and the two often overlap. Every married couple who has one spouse in school has a story as unique as their situation. Still, there are predictable benefits and pitfalls most couples should consider before combining matrimony and matriculation. Here's advice from three couples who have been through it. Cory ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    A New Look at Campus Orientation

    College orientation sessions are important because they help entering students learn about the culture and expectations of an institution and the many programs it offers. "Orientation is a time for a student and his or her family to take a personal journey into a new life—to try it on," says Jeanine Ward-Roof, dean of students at Florida State University and an ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Summertime ... and the Learning is Easy

    Summertime ... and the Learning is Easy
    The cherry blossoms are starting to fade and fall to the ground, reminding me that spring semester is nearly over. Summer break looms like a child’s birthday balloon buoyantly hovering above a crowded room. From this vantage point, the next 12 weeks seem like plenty of time to tackle those neglected home decorating projects, catch up on nearly 20 years of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The People You Meet: Community and the Community College

    The back-to-school jitters kicked in just as I climbed into the elevator. Trying to appear calm and self-assured, I surveyed the swarm of younger faces around me. I made my way to the fourth floor classroom for my first “publishing your writing” class. Arriving early, I tentatively chose a seat and waited for my professor and classmates to trickle in. Fully ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Leaving for College

    Leaving for College
    For a while, I thought that leaving for college was no big deal. I would see girls I know get together the night before someone’s departure and they would all ball their eyes out about how they’re going to miss each other. I would always casually snicker at the sight and thought of such an event. It seemed so silly to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Five Things to Never Do in College

    Five Things to Never Do in College
    It’s hot. Even though I’m a writer and I believe a good writer should be able to describe anything, there doesn’t seem to be an accurate way to record the feelings of a t-shirt sticking to the small of your back, slimy lines of sweat sliding down your neck, the grit of dirty feet from wearing sandals. It’s just hot ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Coming to Terms with Failure

    Coming to Terms with Failure
    Jim Davis, creator of the Garfield comic strip, once wrote, “I could wallpaper a room with my rejection slips.” From an interior-design standpoint, not such a great idea. In terms of maintaining an optimistic viewpoint, also not the best plan. Yet, I think Jim’s on to something. There are always going to be times when things are … stacked against the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started College

    10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started College
    When designing this column, I aim to relate the peaks and pitfalls of my experience as an undergraduate in a way that will make you think, feel and laugh. I hope the information I’ve shared has been a help. As a grand finale and because I love compilations, I created this: a list of the Top 10 Things I Wish I’d ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Older and Wiser: A Scholastic Advantage

    Older and Wiser: A Scholastic Advantage
    Several weeks ago, a guest speaker in my “publishing your writing” class shared his insights regarding creativity and the writing process. He surprised me when he admitted that becoming a father was one of the best things that had ever happened to his writing. “From that point on,” he said, “it was the end of narcissism.” Unexpectedly, his vantage point changed ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Eight Supposedly Cool Things I’ll Never Try Again

    You’d think we would have been over it by the time we got there. My university orientation class was already so intellectually, academically, athletically and artistically accomplished. We had friends we were close to, families we cared about. Put together, we’d performed thousands and thousands of hours of service to church and community. This, you would think, was an emotionally and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The History of Homecoming

    The History of Homecoming
    When you think of homecoming, what do you think of? The game? The parties? Alumni converging on their alma mater? Homecomings are all those things, and have been dating back to the early 19th century. While oft disputed, many scholars acknowledge the University of Missouri’s 1911 football game as the first official homecoming in the nation. How Did it Start? After ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Saving Sophomore Year

    It seems like the sophomore year is one that you don’t remember. It’s not like your freshman year when everything is new and exciting. It’s not like your junior year when you start the college search process. It’s not like your senior year that is fast-paced, application-crazed, and meaningful yet fun. It’s the often-overlooked sophomore year that isn’t given nearly enough ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Learn to Deal with Professors

    Learn to Deal with Professors
    Learning how to deal with college professors and instructors is one of the many adjustments you'll make when you hit campus. They are different than most high school teachers and understanding them will make a difference. Your relationship with your professors is one of give and take. There are things that you want from them (knowledge and an "A"), but there ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Unique Concerns of First-Generation College Students

    While some students’ eyes may glaze over when their parents recall their college days, these students have an advantage. First-generation college students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college face a unique set of challenges. Challenges of First-Generation Students Without guidance from a parent who experienced college, first-generation students are at a disadvantage. From filling out applications ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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