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    Expert Tips for College Life Success

    Expert Tips for College Life Success
    The end of August invokes quite a bit of “back-to-school” nostalgia for me. From my elementary school days to my last year of college, I have loved this time of year. It meant new notebooks, a clean slate and reunions with friends who were long lost over the summer. Now that I’ve been out of school for a few years, I’ve ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +31
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    4 Truths for Dating in College

    4 Truths for Dating in College
    Jane Austen, who practically wrote the book(s) on love, once wrote that a truth universally acknowledged was that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. However, the expiration date on that truth has long since passed. Today, the universal truth is that dating in college is really, really hard (and also that ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +9
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    The Courage to Fail

    The Courage to Fail
    As my professor reads the winners of Arapahoe Community College’s Third Annual Literary Contest from the podium, I remember an icy February night two months ago. Stuck in rush hour traffic during a snow storm, I was determined to turn in my nonfiction essay before the literary contest deadline ended. Although the school parking lot was mainly deserted when I ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    College...the Second Time Around

    College...the Second Time Around
    My first day of college, just over 20 years ago, was filled with the anticipation and excitement of every other college freshman. I was on my own and preparing for success in my double majors of education and business. Months of preparation and planning culminated in the moment I sat in my first college class, Business 101. Perhaps it was the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top Party Schools throughout History: 1993-2015

    Top Party Schools throughout History: 1993-2015
    Each August, there are students excitedly wait in anticipation to discover which school was crowned the year’s top party school by The Princeton Review. Other students animatedly vocalize their resentment for the mere existence of such a list. Then, of course, there are the college administrators, who anxiously await in anticipation of the listings, which will likely impact whether or not ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Going Back to School

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Going Back to School
    If someone had told me a year ago that within the next few months I would be returning to college after an 18-year break, I would have insisted, “My life is way too crazy right now. There is no way I could do that until all my kids are grown and gone.” A year ago, I had just given birth to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Resisting the Temptations of Senioritis

    With people spending more time indoors to escape the cold, the flu runs rampant this time of year, and there's no shortage of it among the people I know. But what's even more prevalent this time of year is an affliction that probably affects more teenagers than anything else. Its symptoms are obvious, its potential for damage is great, and unlike ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Opening Doors to Learning Opportunities

    Opening Doors to Learning Opportunities
    Did you always long for field trips when you were a kid? I did. It seemed that field trips took too long to come around and never lasted long enough. When I was younger, my favorite field trips were the ones that sparked my imagination for weeks. As nontraditional students, we can take advantage of learning opportunities all around us. It’s ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students

    Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students
    Being on a college campus is fun but it’s easy to gain a false sense of security and feeling of safety when surrounded by your peers. After all, they’re just honest students like you, right? Wrong. It’s important to acknowledge and remember that you don’t always know who you can trust, even when you’re in the college campus bubble. While the ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch

    Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch
    Late one night, as I bent bleary-eyed over my sewing machine, I was feeling the pressure that comes from taking on more than one can handle. With the foot pedal pressed to the floor, I sewed seam after seam, intent on finishing my family’s seven costumes for the church Nativity pageant. As I stitched, the thought of my unfinished book proposal ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Join the Conversation on FastWeb's Discussions

    Join the Conversation on FastWeb's Discussions
    Whether you’re looking for peer-to-peer advice or a place to share your experiences and vent, you’ve found it. For the first time, FastWeb users can talk to each other and chat about everything you’re going through preparing for college, being an undergrad student, applying for grad school and more. On FastWeb’s new Discussion Channel, you can get advice and chime in ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 12 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Go Home Without Going Crazy

    Final exams ended today and the fall semester of 2007 at Hofstra University is officially finished. We get five-and-a-half weeks off between the fall and spring semesters, basically half of December and all of January (unless you decide to take a winter class). FIVE-AND-A-HALF WEEKS. To me, it's no longer a concern. As an RA, I have to come back early ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Social Tips for the Introvert

    Social Tips for the Introvert
    I've never been the type to make friends easily. I had a few close friends in high school, but we didn't spend much time together outside of classes or the lunchroom. My introverted nature means that, however much I may want to engage with others, passing more than a few hours with anyone leaves me emotionally drained. Even though I may ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: -4
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    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
    In 2007, Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, conducted a study to test the commitment to New Year’s resolutions. His study found that roughly 78% of all people who make New Year’s resolutions fail to keep them. So how can you make 2013 different from the past few years? How can you keep your New Year’s resolutions for ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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