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    College Choice Considerations

    College Choice Considerations
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no “perfect school.” There are schools you’d like to go to, schools you’d love to go to, and schools you wouldn't want to attend. On your college trip, you will get a first-hand look at the schools that represent your options, and you will see the good and bad, since no institution is 100% perfect. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Steering Clear of Second Semester Setbacks

    Steering Clear of Second Semester Setbacks
    With one semester gone, half of the year has passed. All your efforts have conjured the grades of your first semester report card. Whether you earned the marks you desired, or not, you are likely too exhausted to care! As you enter second semester, concentrating on studies becomes difficult. Distractions spring up, snagging much needed academic attentions. Incapable of helping yourself, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Communicating with Your Roommate

    Communicating with Your Roommate
    Living with a roommate is a uniquely collegiate experience which comes with its own set of challenges. You may have shared a room with your sister back home, but your relationship with your college roommate is not likely to be as immediately comfortable as your relationship with your sister. Unfortunately, it’s less acceptable to yell at your roommate to turn off ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +21
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    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student

    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student
    College is often one of the best times in a person’s life. It is a time to really pursue goals, dreams, learn, and make new friends. It is also a time to learn valuable financial lessons. Most people are familiar with the image of the broke college student struggling to afford necessities, and schlepping home tons of dirty laundry on the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Catching Some ZZZ’s

    Catching Some ZZZ’s
    Students are one of the most exhausted populations in the United States. This makes sense, of course—between schoolwork, social lives, organizations, sports, volunteering, and part-time jobs, it’s a wonder we find time to eat, let alone get a solid seven or eight hours of shuteye a night. All too often, though, it’s impossible to sleep as much as we should. While ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Trouble with Sports

    The Trouble with Sports
    Many students are involved in sports these days. If you walk down the halls of your high school, or your college campus, there is an extremely good chance that you will see more than a handful of students involved in some type of sport. Those of us who are involved in sports understand how time-consuming they can be, but we also ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Making Money Matter in College

    Making Money Matter in College
    In my short year-and-a-quarter of college so far, I have had to grow up. A lot. It has been terrifying and empowering and everything in between, and I have swung from bitter frustration to unbelievable gratefulness for the opportunities and challenges that have forced me to become more adult, despite my commitment to staying young at heart. With the new freshmen ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Strategies for Your College Search

    Strategies for Your College Search
    SAT, ACT, GPA - these seemingly simple three-letter acronyms build up into lines of text in lengthy guidance office bulletins, textbooks and prep books that can outweigh your body by at least 10 pounds. Junior year loads on the pressure for college, and you can easily feel it on piling on. Too light for you? Remember that you also have to ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +18
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    College Fairs: A to Z

    College Fairs: A to Z
    A college fair is a rare opportunity to see many options on a table before you, like a buffet of colleges awaiting your application. Perhaps the process is a little less exciting than that, but college fairs are nonetheless great opportunities to talk to representatives from possible schools, meet current college students and find new schools you’ve never thought about or ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority

    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority
    “Are you free Friday night?” Yes, actually, it’s the only night I am free, I think to myself, sadly. It’s frustrating. Personally, I really do enjoy keeping busy. I feel useless without having something to do. Hey, everybody’s different. [gate] My best friend constantly bemoans her lack of free time, as she juggles a part-time job, her volunteer swim coaching gig, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College

    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College
    The fading sounds of applause echo across the huge hall, dying down into nothing as we begin our final set. Our first song of the night is a showstopper, the second a laid back interlude. Our last song, however, is much darker, striking a melancholy theme that will haunt the audience throughout the final moments of our performance. The hall is ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions

    Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions
    Every year, the stress of senior year certainly begins to build during the anxiety attack caused by filling out college applications. But, even worse than the worry most seniors have while filling out the application is the anxious, impatient time afterwards when you wait for admissions decisions to arrive. As college admissions officers work tirelessly to choose the right students for ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
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    What to Know Before You Borrow

    What to Know Before You Borrow
    Most students graduate high school ready to take on the world. Perhaps they are accepted into their first choice college, or even if it is a second choice school at least the freedom of living away from home is something to look forward to. The financial aid award letter arrives in the mail and mixed in with the grants and work-study ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Early Decision Debate

    The Early Decision Debate
    It’s finally here: senior year. However, while the closeness of graduation is on the minds of almost everybody, one thing lingers there still: college. For seniors, it is finally that time where college is within our grasps but, before we can pack our bags and move onto the next level, we need to be accepted first. Many people will apply to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities

    Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities
    Study abroad can be an enriching and rewarding experience, but only if you plan it correctly. It’s an emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural change that many students wish to embark upon. If you’re thinking about study abroad now or in the future, here are some helpful tips and questions to examine how you can maximize your study abroad experience: [gate] 1. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate

    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate
    Let’s face it: when you sit down to write that five-page paper on the comparisons and contrasts between the Women’s Rights and Feminist movements, you’re not going to jam it all out within an hour’s time – unless of course you’ve procrastinated to the point that you have just an hour left before the deadline. In that case, stop reading this, ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Study Abroad Checklist: Be Prepared

    Study Abroad Checklist: Be Prepared
    One of the best things I have ever experienced in college was studying abroad. To step on foreign land and enjoy, first-hand, a culture so diverse from your own is surreal and can be one of your fondest memories. I am an undergraduate at Arcadia University and, at my school, freshman and transfers are offered Preview; this is a two-credit, spring ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Surviving Midterms

    Surviving Midterms
    One of the most intimidating aspects of college is the increased difficulty in academic coursework. Unlike high school, you can’t squeeze by with cramming for a big test the night before, and you can’t just take your chances with your midterms because they can be a huge part of your final grade. My history class, for example, has only three assignments: ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Back to School Blues

    Back to School Blues
    It’s almost time to head back to campus and dive headfirst into college life again, but, to be honest, I’m not really feeling it. I've gotten used to being at home, with no classes or any real responsibilities other than making it to work. Somehow the past month has flown by without me even realizing it. I’m not even particularly sure ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +9
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