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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +48
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    Success Stories from Nontraditional Students

    Below are just a few of the stories FastWeb members who are nontraditional, returning, students have shared: "The greatest challenge I faced was fitting in with the other students. I felt out of place most of the time. It took time, but after I started joining groups and becoming involved I felt better about the situation. I realized that very few ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -11
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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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    Let Them Eat Cake: A Recipe for Making Friends in the Classroom

    I’m old enough to be these kids’ mother, I think to myself as I observe my younger classmates lining both sides of the hallway. While we wait for the professor to arrive and unlock the door to our classroom, I wonder about these young people only a few years older than my teenage son. What are their personal backgrounds? What has ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Party On at America's Top Party Schools

    Party On at America's Top Party Schools
    Just before the school year begins, the Princeton Review always makes it a point to release the all-you-need-to-know info on the nation's best, worst and most happening college campuses. Of course, students rarely care about which campus wins "Most Politically Active" or "Best Classroom Experience." Instead, everyone is waiting for baited breath for the list that really matters...the top ten party ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for College Students

    Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for College Students
    With the popularity of social media websites for college students, comes usage warnings and advice for best practices. In addition to the typical warnings college students hear, many are also getting lectured on the risks of internet postings, particularly on popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.com. This article explores best practices for college students using social media. With ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +81
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    To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.

    To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.
    Maybe it was delivered to your mailbox. Maybe you saw it on a poster. Maybe a friend told you about it. You have a choice to make about the upcoming rush event: Should you go Greek? Deciding to join a fraternity or sorority will have a big impact on your college experience. Even if you're sure you want to join, the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Roommates 101

    Roommates 101
    I heard all the roommate stories before I started college. The majority of them were about how awful roommates were and how it was impossible to get along. I had a major case of roommate phobia before I started college and I was convinced that I would get a psychopath for a roommate. To my surprise, my roommate and I became ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +105
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    Student Advice on Freshman Year

    Student Advice on Freshman Year
    College life is looming. Wouldn't it be nice to get some pointers on making the most of college? Fastweb polled students across the country for their top tips for a successful freshman year in college. What tips do students across the nation have for students about to go to college? Find out below! Getting Settled Classwork/Academics Extracurriculars Dorm or Apartment ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +162
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    Surviving Family During the Holidays

    Surviving Family During the Holidays
    During the holiday season, we’re inundated with messages about how much the family means. However, when your mother enforces your 10 p.m. high school curfew after months of staying up until you see the sun, it can be difficult to retain that message. Surviving the holiday season is just as important as celebrating the season. These tips and tricks will help ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Learn to Love Your New City

    Learn to Love Your New City
    So, you’ve made the big move to a new city! Whether you’ve moved for college, a new job, or a summer internship, getting acclimated to your surroundings is often the key to your success in any given place. Almost everyone goes through an adjustment period when they move to a new town. Hating the city in which you live can affect ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +52
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    How the New iPhone 3.0 Can Make You Smarter

    How the New iPhone 3.0 Can Make You Smarter
    If you haven't downloaded the iPhone 3.0 version to your iPhone, do it now. Students with the iPhone can now use the gadget help them study. And, what's more, some schools are even giving them away to students-- for free. Just released today, the 3.0 iPhone version offers cut, copy, and paste capabilities, MMS, an improved calendar, and many other updated ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Entertaining for the Holidays on a Budget

    Entertaining for the Holidays on a Budget
    Sometimes, the family you have isn’t just related to you by blood. Rather, your idea of family extends to the friends you’ve made at school. The holiday months, therefore, not only bring your family together but your family of friends as well. This year, celebrate the season, the end of finals and save money at the same time with these ideas ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Super Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

    Super Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
    Whether you're celebrating a specific holiday or simply the break from school, you can indulge with these Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies by Paula Deen, found on foodnetwork.com. You don't have to be an expert chef or a cookie connoisseur to wow family, friends or your taste buds with these holiday cookies. This recipe is super easy--not to mention, super tasty. Check ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    What To Do If You Can't Get Home for the Holidays

    What To Do If You Can't Get Home for the Holidays
    Snowed in? Flights too expensive? Mom and dad took off on an exotic getaway? Scheduled to work? There are a few reasons you may not be able to get home for the holidays this year but there are also a few ways you can still enjoy the time. Learn how to cook a turkey. What’s Thanksgiving without a turkey? Although it’s ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    (Seemingly) Cut Travel Time in Half

    (Seemingly) Cut Travel Time in Half
    Although nothing can surpass the dread that finals bring, traveling home for the holidays is a close second. With hours of drive time ahead of you on three hours of sleep, it’s hard to get pumped about going home. Make the ride home worth it with these four ways to stay entertained. Podcasts While NPR might sound like a snooze-fest on ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Oops! You’ve Been Flunked!

    Oops! You’ve Been Flunked!
    "Failure paves the way to success!" is the last thing you want to hear when you fail a class. A bad grade isn’t life or death, and maybe you can improve the situation. Remember, every school has their own policies, so check with your college to find out its policy for failed classes and withdrawals. Situation 1: I feel an F ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students

    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students
    1. Beware of studying in bed – always better to sit up (otherwise it is too easy to fall asleep while reading or studying). 2. Eat healthy and exercise, even and especially during preparation for exams or papers. 3. Eat breakfast. 4. Watch your sleep – get enough. 5. Value friendships. 6. Attempt to develop at least one ongoing dialogue ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Academic Adjustments

    Academic Adjustments
    If you graduated high school near the top of your class, you probably didn't see many B's or C's on your report cards. And chances are you had a comfortable routine you used to approach tests and projects. There's no doubt you're capable of studying at the collegiate level, but you will have to adjust. Many good students "get their first ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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