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    Preparing for College (in a More Practical Sense)

    If an omniscient viewer peeked into my life for a period of time, he or she would notice that I follow a simple and set routine. I wake up, brush my teeth, pick out my day’s attire, and go to school. After school, I toss my dirty clothes into the laundry basket, take a shower, and slip into a more comfortable ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    The Beginning of Senior Year: A Farewell to the Fledgling

    The Beginning of Senior Year: A Farewell to the Fledgling
    On my first day of school, I feel a tingling in my fingers as I search through my closet for my black dress. I usually wear this gloomy-colored attire to funerals, but this dress will not witness any melancholy tears or expressions of farewell today. Bolles, my high school, carries an abiding tradition of letting the senior women wear black dresses ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Back to School in the 90’s: What Was Hot?

    [photo:1158855] As you’re preparing for back to school this year, you already know there are certain must haves – from iPads to fashion – that just make this year so….2010. But what was hot in the 90’s—the decade you were likely born? Find out what high school kids were going crazy for as you were just making your way into the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    College Tips for Nontraditional Students

    College Tips for Nontraditional Students
    You've decided to continue your formal education. But how can you make college a success while still meeting work and family obligations? Check out these expert tips to help you during that all-important first term: Begin with classes that you feel confident about. Sure, it's good to get requirements out of the way. But don't feel you must tackle the most ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?

    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?
    You'd like to take a few months or even a year after college to do something off the beaten career path, but you're worried about the effect on your job prospects after your self-imposed sabbatical is over. Take heart: Such a break can often be empowering and beneficial to your career. "If an employer thinks you wasted a year by biking ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Next Great Odyssey

    The Next Great Odyssey
    “Sing in me, muse, and through me tell the story of the graduating high school senior about to embark upon her college odyssey.” –My modified version of Homer’s The Odyssey. Homer made his epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, unique by focusing on different characters and plots in each poem. But they’re cohesive because The Iliad lays the foundation for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior

    The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior
    Every day I realize that I'm a senior. I know that probably sounds like a weird thing to say, but every day I have this enlightened moment where I say to myself "Whoa. This is my last year of high school. This is my last year of mandated public education." When I wasn't a senior, I heard seniors talk about missing ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Learning to Get Involved

    Learning to Get Involved
    Four years is a long time. It hasn't seemed like it to me, but by June I will have been doing this high school bit for four years now. That thought has led me to ponder what these years have meant and will mean in the future ... of course I've learned a lot about endoplasmic reticuli and asymptotes and syllogisms ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Stop Living in the Past

    Stop Living in the Past
    As a resident assistant (RA), I have to craft a bulletin board theme for my floor. My very first theme was "Finding Nemo." Nemo was smack dab in the middle of the board, with the words, "Small Fish, Big Pond" surrounding him. Looking back, it was my fave board that I've done. "Small Fish, Big Pond" speaks multitudes because everyone is ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Expectations are Funny Things

    Expectations are Funny Things
    In high school, I went to tennis camp for three years. I figured I'd come out with a sweet backhand but ended up coming out with better sportsmanship, while my form stayed the same. In other words, I expected one thing and ended up with something else. Here are a few unexpected things I got out of each of my important ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    It’s Your Life—Let the New FastWeb Help You Live It

    It’s Your Life—Let the New FastWeb Help You Live It
    College can be tough. But it also makes for some of the best years of your life. Debating going to the party or doing your paper? Not getting along with your roommate? Fighting the freshman 15? Been there. Done that. And we can help. We’ve been around the block a few times and we’re offering up all the helpful tips and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Freshman Blog - Transition to College

    So this is the end of one journey. It feels like everything in my life has closed its doors lately. The weird thing is usually one door closes and another one opens, but I haven't seen any doors open. And some of those doors have just slammed in my face ... without any warning, if you catch my drift. One particular ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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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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    Finding Your Own Student Life

    Finding Your Own Student Life
    The one, key lesson I have learned from my first few weeks of higher education has been this: it is okay for your college life to be imperfect and unconventional. During this first half of my first semester, I have suffered from numerous insecurities. There have been moments when I have felt like the only student on campus without a throng ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Friendship Deal Breakers

    Friendship Deal Breakers
    In high school, your friends were the people most similar to you out of the people that attended the same school you did – a “luck of the draw” situation. For some, this was a good thing. For others, not so much. One of the best parts about college? You actually get to choose your friends. Friends are supposed to encourage ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Graduation Party Planning Ideas

    Graduation Party Planning Ideas
    The time has finally come – graduation! Which also means it's time to celebrate. We know you want to celebrate in style, which is why we've searched the web for everything you need for the best bash around. Whether you're helping to throw your own graduation party or you're a parent organizing the perfect party for your student, you’ll simply adore ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +27
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    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes

    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes
    We laugh, we cry, we know them inside and out. The characters become family and, sometimes, we feel like know them better than we know ourselves. Yep, nothing compares to your T.V. favorites. Here's our list, in no particular order, of our favorite Turkey Day-centered television. [gate] 1. “Friends”: "Friends" packed in more than a mouthful during its classic Thanksgiving Day ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +11
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    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping

    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping
    Heading to college is exciting…and expensive! Whether you're going for the first time or returning for a new semester, there are likely items you'll have on your shopping list that quickly add up to one hefty sum. Wise shoppers stretch dollars, so don’t overspend on things you don’t have to (which is pretty much everything, by the way). How? It’s easy ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Party Excess

    Party Excess
    College is an exciting time, filled with new experiences and learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Many students look forward to the first time away from the gaze of the parental eye, ready to explore a bright new world. Some are returning back to school; ready to reunite with friends they haven’t seen for months. It’s college – ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use

    21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use
    We’ve found all of the stuff a college student could want – at the best prices around! This list includes everything that can be used in both dorm rooms and apartments to keep the roommates at bay and to let you play. After all, what’s college if you can’t have a little fun in between classes? (Don’t worry – there are ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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