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Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills

Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills

It’s all about the hunt for money that isn’t yours, the money that will fund your dreams and who doesn’t love the competition?

Alison Graham
Published January 23, 2014
What I Wish I’d Known Before College

What I Wish I’d Known Before College

Getting peer-to-peer advice can really help with the college transition.

Laura Magerkurth
Published April 7, 2014
My First 4 Weeks of College

My First 4 Weeks of College

Laura gives an honest account of the first few weeks of college.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published September 12, 2012
How to Afford a Private University

How to Afford a Private University

You can afford to attend the school of your dreams - you just need to do a little extra legwork.

Bailey VanNatta
Published February 11, 2015
Surviving Midterms

Surviving Midterms

Midterms causing a meltdown? Kristen has ways to fight it.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published October 18, 2011
Working Out Your Workout Plan

Working Out Your Workout Plan

Raheem shares how to work out a workout plan at your school.

By Raheem Smith
Published February 1, 2012
Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?

Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?

Student contributor, Dante, shares about a different way to pay for college -- ROTC.

By Dante Jordan
Published September 13, 2011
Working the Meal Plan at Your College

Working the Meal Plan at Your College

Kristen shares her creative dining plan for her college dining plan.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published August 25, 2011
The Stages of College Essay Writing

The Stages of College Essay Writing

The college essay occurs in three stages: topic-storming, actual writing, and the dreaded editing period.

Maya Moritz
Published September 10, 2013
How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones

How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones

Ann walks through the importance of finding out more about your professors before you enroll in the class.

By Ann Mallick
Published June 14, 2012
Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Use social networks to get a good look at the school you're interested in.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published March 23, 2012
Senioritis: An Epidemic

Senioritis: An Epidemic

Lahela shares her frustrations with senioritis.

By Lahela Maxwell
Published September 25, 2012
Examining the College Journey

Examining the College Journey

The freedom that you’ll have once you arrive on campus is unlike anything you’ve ever known, but there are some aspects of this liberty that may surprise you.

Laura Magerkurth
Published September 10, 2013
Freshman Year Feelings

Freshman Year Feelings

Alaina shares her first year college fears and excitement.

By Alaina Martini
Published August 19, 2011
Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

It is also important to be present in more than the physical sense.

Kristen Lemaster
Published December 10, 2012
College Life Versus the "Real" World

College Life Versus the "Real" World

In the "real" world, it is very possible to find yourself in a job you don’t like, surrounded by coworkers you don’t like, longing for your old college days.

Kizzy Preston
Published October 9, 2013
A Few Minor Problems

A Few Minor Problems

Raheem shares his experience as a 17-year-old in his freshman year of college.

By Raheem Smith
Published March 5, 2012
Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Sometimes, students discover that rooming with a stranger is better than they ever expected. Suddenly, you're like two peas in a pod!

Laura Magerkurth
Published February 7, 2014
The Meaning Behind Community Service

The Meaning Behind Community Service

Community service offers so many wonderful life experiences and lessons, not to mention, will look great on your college applications.

Alison Graham
Published December 3, 2012
Study Smart: Things To Consider When Choosing A College Major

Study Smart: Things To Consider When Choosing A College Major

Choosing a major? Consider Kyiara's advice first.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published January 12, 2012