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    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates

    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates
    Let's debate: should friends room together in college? This is an issue which can be especially relevant to incoming freshman when they are forced to decide upon a roommate. There are solid arguments to both sides. So, let's analyze the pros and cons of rooming with a buddy. It's up to you to determine which side you agree with most and ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +27
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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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    What College Students Ate in 2014

    What College Students Ate in 2014
    In college, it seems that eating habits usually fall into one of two categories: a priority or a chore. Some students love to eat while others simply eat to live between study sessions. Either way, most students don’t like to waste time thinking about their next meal when they’re hungry and, as a result, often resort to ordering takeout because, well, ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +26
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    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 6 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School

    Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School
    When I was a senior in high school, I was only looking at colleges within the Big Ten. I came from a relatively small high school and I was ready for college to be an entirely new experience. I went from my high school of 800 people to my college of 40,000. I think what I wanted was pretty obvious. To ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +25
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    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects

    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects
    Group projects. By now, you realize that they can be a blessing and a curse because you have to deal with the people you’re given. The truth is these group exercises are also exercises in life because, in the workplace, you’re going to experience the same exact types of people. Perhaps, not to the extreme that you’ll experience in group projects ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +25
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    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 5 months ago | Rated: +25
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Freshman Year Follies

    Freshman Year Follies
    FastWeb asked upperclassmen to email us the most embarrassing and awkward moments from their freshman year of college. We also asked what they wished someone would've told them before they started college. These cautionary tales and insights might help incoming freshman avoid follies of their own. Roommates No topic inspired more emails than roommates. Just how do you successfully share a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Lazy Halloween Costumes

    Lazy Halloween Costumes
    No spirit? No problem! Whether you just want to throw on a t-shirt or one random accessory, there are super easy Halloween options for you. Why even care? Mainly so people don’t bother you about not having a costume the entire night. Check out the following Halloween ideas for those with little-to-no spirit, no free time or just don’t want people ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips
    As we come to the middle of the semester, you’ll probably find that you’ve adjusted to life away from home and the familiar. I hope that it’s become easier to get yourself to class each day, practice study skills and make friends, but if not, never fear! There is still plenty of time to find your way. For many people, one ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects

    Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects
    Effective group work can be one of the most difficult aspects of school—at any grade level. Team members’ personalities can complement one another or they can clash, but with these tips, you can breathe a bit easier while completing your group projects. Consider the following tips to help your team work together on a group project: 1. Designate a leader, productive ...
    Published 14 days ago | Rated: +23
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    The Problem with Study Drugs

    The Problem with Study Drugs
    It’s no secret that students are held to an almost-impossible standard of perfection. This comes from many areas: parents, teachers and, mostly society. The pressure to succeed can become unbearable because, after all, nobody’s perfect. If you don’t think it’s a trend, you may want to open your eyes. Even in researching this article, it was amazing how many students commented ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence
    It’s an issue that has a large scope – so much so that it’s difficult to comprehend. It’s alarming to learn that one in five college women will become a victim of attempted sexual assault or actual sexual assault during their college years, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report. It’s even more alarming to learn that around 80 percent ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Timeless Advice for College Success

    Timeless Advice for College Success
    With college on the horizon, there’s likely a whole lot of wisdom going around. Your friends, your family and, yes, the writers at Fastweb, all have a say on how to handle your freshman year. With all this advice flying around, we began to wonder: What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to an incoming college freshman? ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The Five People You Meet in College

    The Five People You Meet in College
    College is full of new experiences and life lessons, many of which are dictated by the people you encounter along the way. Though you’ll obviously meet more than five people, including your fair share of both friends and foes, there are some you’re almost guaranteed to meet. They will span in age, gender, personality and you’ll encounter them within different time ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Fourth of July Trivia Quiz

    Fourth of July Trivia Quiz
    Do you know how typical Americans celebrate the Fourth of July? Sure, you know it’s Independence Day but what do you know about the barbecues, fireworks and fun? Test your knowledge of this national holiday to see if you’re really worthy of the red, white and blue. Plus, discover some fun facts you can share during your Fourth of July festivities! ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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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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    Conquer Boredom

    Conquer Boredom
    Do you ever just get bored? Your to-do lists are complete, your friends aren't around for whatever reason and you don’t know what to do with yourself. Yeah, it happens. Sometimes you just want to do nothing and that’s OK, too. When you’re itching to accomplish something, it’s a terrible feeling to stare at the wall and feel like you’re wasting ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +22
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