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    Keeping in Touch with Family—You’ll Miss the Home-Cooked Meals

    Keeping in Touch with Family—You’ll Miss the Home-Cooked Meals
    I am completely obsessed with my family. I wouldn’t have what anyone would call a normal family, but then again, who does? In high school, I found that the more I got to know a friend’s family, the a) more funny they became, and b) the less eccentric my own family seemed. With that in mind however, there are still many ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Making Yourself Stand Out - Before You Apply

    Making Yourself Stand Out - Before You Apply
    When you first begin the long process of applying to college, it’s easy to feel like you’ll never stand out amongst the thousands of applicants. It doesn’t feel like enough to send in an application that shows off your amazing credentials and talents – you want the school of your dreams to see how serious you are about attending. Fortunately, there ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Anxiety Antidotes: From One Student to Another

    Anxiety Antidotes: From One Student to Another
    Four college applications, three scholarship essays, two college visits, one student. It’s about that time when everyone starts to seriously think of eloping with that bizarre kid down the street and gambling with fate, but take two steps back and it slowly seems like you’d better steer clear. But, sometimes, taking those two vital steps back takes a lot of extra ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself

    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself
    The day of Big/Little Reveal was hot. I remember because we were all wearing dresses; it might have been the first day of the semester where no one had chosen to wear pants. I and five other newly initiated girls gathered outside of my freshman dorm to drive over to the venue together. For this occasion I had borrowed a friend’s ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

    Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas
    Many college students have a small budget for purchasing gifts. What can you do to get your loved ones gifts they will love, while remaining economical? [gate] The holiday season probably snuck up on you this year. Busy with classes, studying, and a part-time job or internship, you may not have gotten around to doing any shopping. Here are some ideas ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +9
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    3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

    3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search
    Now that my college applications are all, finally, submitted, I am beginning to consider that second half of the college selection process: financial aid. Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college I attend. As I begin to receive merit scholarship notifications, I am developing a better sense of how much I will truly be expected to pay for ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Second Semester Start-up

    Second Semester Start-up
    Let’s face it, for many students, the holidays are one of the best times of the year, behind summer of course, because we all get to sleep in, play games we haven’t for a while or the new ones we just got, hang out with our friends, see a few movies, and not worry about the stress of school for two ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Things You Learn From Video Games that Apply to College and Beyond

    Things You Learn From Video Games that Apply to College and Beyond
    With the relaxation of winter break in mind, we also take out time to remember the frivolity of our younger years (along with the hours on the PS3 in the common room). Fortunately, those games have prepared you for more than a nostalgia run at Super Mario: video games teach us to follow a surprising range of rules that apply to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Stages of College Essay Writing

    The Stages of College Essay Writing
    In reality, thousands of other students applying for college will have similar grades, a comparable GPA and extracurriculars, so perhaps the only way to truly individualize your application is your essay. Your grades are most likely not funny, sentimental, quirky, deep or moving, but your essay can be. Moreover, the student with a 4.0 could be the most diligent Game of ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +18
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    The Meaning Behind Community Service

    The Meaning Behind Community Service
    I have always wanted to have my own talk show, so I'm just going to pretend that I have one right now. Hello faithful audience and at-home viewers! Welcome to The Alison Show! Today we are going to be discussing a serious topic, one that will give you great life experiences, impressive things to put on your college application, wonderful essay ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
  • +15

    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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Calming College Nerves

    Calming College Nerves
    If I remember correctly, December was about the time that my senior-in-high-school-self got a little worried about college. It’s very exciting to think about moving away and starting a new life in college, but there’s a lot of stuff to worry about, too. Well, I’m going to go through what worried me the most about college and calm you down about ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +21
  • +19

    The Scoop on Study Abroad

    The Scoop on Study Abroad
    Studying abroad is an experience that many students want to have, but the process of planning can be very overwhelming. If you take it step-by-step, however, it will be less stressful and you’ll be sure to have a great time. No matter your interests, language ability or confidence be sure to schedule an appointment with your college’s study abroad office before ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Race to the Future via the College Fair

    Race to the Future via the College Fair
    Look beyond now-drop by the next college fair coming up! It is always recommended that you attend a college fair, at least once. I have heard, not to mention, seen this advice approximately fifty times-literally. Even if you are tired and wary of encountering material about college fairs, you should UNDOUBTEDLY heed that advice. All are welcomed; whether you are completely ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Does Liberal Arts Education Affect Religion?

    Does Liberal Arts Education Affect Religion?
    As I was exploring topics to cover for my final story in my newswriting class, I came across the issue of whether or not liberal arts education affects the religious practices of college students. The issue really intrigued me because I attend a liberal arts university, and have been taught about many different perspectives since beginning classes in the fall. I’ve ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Senioritis: An Epidemic

    Senioritis: An Epidemic
    Ah, senior year. It has finally arrived! Prom, senior banquet, commencement, graduation, senior portraits, the sheer excitement! With the laurels we seniors are resting on. The actual bulk of senior year--is dull in comparison. After all, we've been sitting in these very classrooms for the past four years, not counting intermediate school, elementary school, pre-school. A lot of school. Nearly 13 ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    A Day in the Life of a College Student

    A Day in the Life of a College Student
    This semester was one of the craziest of my life. I had a long commute where I was driving almost two hours daily, taking fifteen credits (equating to five classes, one of which was a teaching assistant position), working on three research reports and presentations, not to mention, dealing with stressful personal issues . . . but I survived! Let’s start ...
    Published 8 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 12 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search
    When I started applying for scholarships, I searched constantly. I just couldn't miss out on seeing every possible scholarship available. And while it’s good to keep up on scholarship information, I was forgetting something important: applying. As I searched and searched and searched through scholarships, I used up time that could have been spent applying for a few of them. I ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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