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    College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues

    College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues
    I wonder what I should sign up for this year? Oh, wait. I’m a transfer student, and this is my senior year in college. What am I thinking? I quickly look up the general education courses for my current university. I’m pretty sure I am not the only transfer student with these thoughts right now. Although this is my senior year ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship

    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship
    While other, more practical students spent their summers entering realistic and potentially profitable scholarship contests, I spent the month of August reading Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. As anyone familiar with the book will be able to tell you, this was no weekend read. 1,069 pages of tiny print—and, at one point in the novel, a fifty-page-long speech on the light ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Conquering It All

    Conquering It All
    So far senior year is proving to be the most tolerable of my high school years. It’s still high school —I don’t think that statement needs further explanation—but there is a distant light on the horizon called college, and, thankfully, that light is quickly approaching. With the anticipation of next year, however, comes the stress of making it to next year—and ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Stay Strong! Your Dream College Awaits

    Stay Strong! Your Dream College Awaits
    For most of us, cost is a burden to consider in our daily lives as common people. Only the other day, I came across a lovely jacket I wanted, until I checked the price tag. The price is enough to stop us - even in selecting which institution to attend. Tragically, the sky-high price may make us miss the chances of ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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    College Visit Breakdown

    College Visit Breakdown
    “Oh, the places you’ll go!” wrote Dr. Seuss. In a way, every college you go to will be a very different place with its own limitations and benefits which make it unique from every other college. Here are some tips to help you discover whether a college is right for you during your college visit: First of all, when you visit ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +15
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    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success

    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success
    Those of us on quarters have already survived the first finals week of the year. As a student of a school that’s still on quarters, I figured I could pass on some of my newly acquired finals week wisdom to those of you who have yet to take them. [gate] Tip #1 College finals are NOT the same as high school ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    High School Reflections

    High School Reflections
    Hello fellow Fastwebbers! Brace yourself for the best advice that you will ever receive about high school! These are the things they don't want you to know, the things that everyone is keeping from you ‒ but I am here to give them to you. Just think of me as the nerdy guy in all of the James Bond movies that ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    City College, Country College

    City College, Country College
    With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find one that fits your personality perfectly. With so much enormous variety, it might seem difficult to narrow down exactly which one that is. One of the most important factors in your school experience can be its location – you’ll get a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush

    The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush
    I am lucky to have found my dream school as quickly as I did. I am lucky to have been accepted into that college. I am lucky that my school is cheap and close to home. I am lucky in so many ways, but not necessarily in the ways I expected to be. When I first visited Truman State a year ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Start Planning for Next Summer—Apply for Grants Today

    Start Planning for Next Summer—Apply for Grants Today
    It is 9:16 a.m. and I am already sweating. My calf-length skirt sticks to my legs as I slide out of the cab, inhaling the fresh air of a side street while choking on the remnants of crowded morning traffic pollution still in my lungs. I need water. Somehow, my lukewarm water bottle fails to satiate my craving for just one ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Internships: Why You Need to Complete One

    Internships: Why You Need to Complete One
    When I first graduated from college I thought, “Ok, great I have my B.A. in English-- bring on my writing/editing jobs.” As I researched the jobs I really wanted, I saw that I was lacking one very vital thing, experience. All of my experience had been in the banking and business world. In spite of it having always been my dream, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

    You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone
    Being away at college has changed pretty much everything for me. Some things for the worse, some for the better, but mostly I think it’s just different. For example, I no longer have curfew, I’m living in one tiny room with another person, I don’t have a car at my disposal anymore, classes are shorter, and the burden of all responsibility ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Examining the FAFSA

    Examining the FAFSA
    Welcome to 2013, everyone! It's looking bright and cheery from my standpoint and – Hey! Wait! It's January, isn't it? Well, then it's about time for that FAFSA form. Now to me, that word incites a bit of fear because it just sounds so official, so important, and so future-ruining. But there's no need to worry! Because you are now entering ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Coping with College Stress

    Coping with College Stress
    Let's face it, college can be very stressful. Between carrying a full-time course load, work-study or a part-time job, internships, exams, papers due, finding time for friends, and keeping in touch with your family, it can all be too much. Some stress may be healthy, but too much of it will make you very sick. According to womenshealth.gov, stress can lead ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Letting College Take You Where It Takes You: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica

    Letting College Take You Where It Takes You: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica
    I'm sitting in a computer lab, discreetly listening to two locals joke and tease one another in Spanish while it pours rain outside. If this were any other summer, I might be waiting in line for a ride at Whitewater or curled up on the recliner with my puppy, but it's not just any summer. This is the summer I study ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    College Milestones

    College Milestones
    Your first semester of college is sure to be one of the strangest and, hopefully, most fun times of your life. After living with your family for your entire life, it will be surreal to suddenly find yourself in a new environment with new people. You’ll have more experiences and learn more—in class and out—than you ever have before. Here are ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +15