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    It's OK to Drop a Class

    It's OK to Drop a Class
    Just a little while ago, I got off the phone with my mom. The only thing that set this conversation apart from the many others we've had over the course of my first year of college is that, for the first time in my life, we were talking about my decision to drop a class. There really isn't much of a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations
    Asking for letters of recommendation and preparing for admissions interviews is enough of a hassle alone. But, add shyness or nervousness onto that, and applying for college can seem ridiculously stressful. You’ve already spent so much time on your application, and now you have to ask for letters of recommendation and talk to someone about your aspirations. You feel worried, nervous ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate

    The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate
    Chances are, you’re not going to be best friends with your roommate. Throw together two randomly assigned young adults who’ve likely never shared a room in their lives and you’ve got a recipe for disaster – or at least a disgusting sink full of dishes. Even if you guys love each other, there’s guaranteed to be some conflicts at some point, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +10
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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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    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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions

    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions
    When I hear phrases like “it’s not the end of the world” being applied to college admission decisions, I am generally annoyed. A rejection letter may not mark the end of the world as we know it, but it certainly can destroy an envisioned future. Admission decisions do carry significant weight; I do believe that, like nearly any other factor, they ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Dealing with a Bad Professor

    Dealing with a Bad Professor
    It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike. You’ll go to your first day of class thinking that all those Rate-My-Professor reviews you read prepared you well. Then it turns out that most were written by disgruntled students who wanted easy As, and your professor’s tough but fair and you know you’ll ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    College Admissions: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

    College Admissions: As Easy as 1, 2, 3
    I believe the college admissions process can be divided into three steps. These are three steps that every student will have to proceed through during high school as they seek admission into their colleges and the process will be somewhat different for every applicant. Often, colleges will look to see that a student pursues academic challenges with AP and honors classes. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Making Time to Stay Healthy

    Making Time to Stay Healthy
    In college, staying healthy is often the last thing on your mind. Just finding time to eat dinner seems like an accomplishment, and forgetting your essay and sprinting back to the dorm totally counts as a workout. But making sure to focus on your health means more than just driving away the Freshman 15 – it’s about making sure you’re at ...
    Published over 3 years 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 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 1 year 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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Dealing with Different Worldviews in College

    Dealing with Different Worldviews in College
    One of the most rewarding--and potentially frustrating--parts of college is being exposed to new ideas and beliefs. Sometimes they can be helpful and beneficial, increasing our knowledge, inspiring us, or allowing us to change harmful beliefs, but other times they can offend us or even threaten deeply-held worldviews. When faced with difficult situations that offend our beliefs in educational situations, how ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters

    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters
    Humans are naturally social creatures. Therefore, we usually prefer to surround ourselves with favorable companions. We are more comfortable with those we build a connection with. Those connections can benefit us in a variety of ways - from friendships and personal relationships, to networking and employment. When you connect with someone, they are more willing to do you favors and vouch ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Decisions, Decisions

    Decisions, Decisions
    Right now, you are probably sitting. On a chair, your bed, maybe the floor. You are most likely in your house that you have lived in for some time, with your parents or your guardians, who are off somewhere doing something parental. Your siblings, if they exist, are annoying you. School may be bearing down upon you, like it’s crushing upon ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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