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    Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program

    Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program
    It's that time of year again! Fastweb is launching its annual Student Contributor series and introducing a new team of talented student writers to the program. The series allows students to gain insight on important student topics as their peers experience daily student life. Discover, learn from and relate to articles written by students of all ages, from high school to ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +15
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    Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

    Is Studying Abroad Right for You?
    In freshman year, I definitely thought I would be attending a college situated five hours from my home by car at the very maximum. As a student in the Northeast, there is such a range of colleges within driving distance. So how did I end up in Scotland? My Story I read Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh at a young age. ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +11
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    A Guide to Communicating Well with Your Teachers

    A Guide to Communicating Well with Your Teachers
    Talking to teachers can be scary for teens. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like we have become the brave knight going into the dragon’s lair, and we are petrified of the imminent threat of incineration. But communicating well with teachers doesn’t have to be like a medieval quest at all. It can be really simple and even enjoyable (shocking, I know) ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +14
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    Stopping Senioritis Before It Starts

    Stopping Senioritis Before It Starts
    When people ask me if I’m excited to graduate from high school, I tell them that I’ve had senioritis since freshman year. In fact, I am counting down the days until graduation and the school year is just beginning. However, I am setting a goal for myself and all other Fastweb users: try to procrastinate from coming down with senioritis. Procrastination ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +7
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    Getting to Know Your New Roommate

    Getting to Know Your New Roommate
    Most college freshman are just now transitioning into college life. Moving into your dorm, getting acquainted with the campus and importantly, meeting your new roommate. If you decided to go the adventurous potluck route, getting to know your roommate can be confusing and awkward. After all, you will be living with this stranger for the next year. This task doesn't have ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +9
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    5 Ideas for Extra College Cash Flow

    5 Ideas for Extra College Cash Flow
    College is expensive, between tuition, books, transportation and general living expenses. You are learning that your family will not always be around to give you money every time you run out, so you have to learn to budget and figure out where you can get additional funds. While financial aid may help, it does not always cover everything, depending on your ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +8
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    5 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life

    5 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life
    What would it be like to study architecture beneath the Eiffel Tower or write your ancient literature essay in the shadow of the Coliseum? Plenty of people wish they could study abroad, but more often than not those ideas get treated like dreams instead of plans. Many of us would love to do it someday – but too often someday never ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +10
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    4 Tips for Successfully Completing the Common Application

    4 Tips for Successfully Completing the Common Application
    In 1975, a group of people came together to make applying to college easier for high school students. What they created is now known as the Common Application or “Common App” for short. Instead of having to fill out separate applications for each college, students can submit one application to multiple colleges that accept it. This cuts down on time spent ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +9
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    7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You

    7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You
    Budget is a dirty word for some. It can sound restrictive. I prefer the term spending plan. It sounds liberating. Being responsible with your finances isn’t about not spending money, it’s about spending wisely. Here’s how to create a “spending plan” for your first semester of college: 1. Be realistic. Rather than hope you’ll have x-amount of money to spend, look ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +13
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    5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

    5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year
    If we’re being honest, moving away for your first year of college is a tiny bit terrifying. Not to mention lonely, overwhelming, stressful—and what can make it worse is an overly glorified idea of what your first few months away from home will be like. Whether you imagine yourself being best friends for life with your roommate, or the only one ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +8
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    Don't Fret the Freshman 15

    Don't Fret the Freshman 15
    If you’re a first-year college student, you’re about to experience more “firsts” than ever before. Many of you will be sharing a room for the first time ever. You won’t have a curfew. You’ll probably only be in class for a few hours a day instead of seven. And during your freshman year, some of you may end up gaining weight. ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

    Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester
    It’s that time of year again: the sun is shining, the air is warm and people are spending their free moments throwing a Frisbee or playing hacky sack on the quad. The semester isn’t over, but for many of us crazy college kids it may as well be. Despite all the end-of-semester demands of school, nothing seems worth giving up even ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Spending Your Graduation Money Wisely

    Spending Your Graduation Money Wisely
    After the confetti settles and everyone goes home, a wave of relief will come over you. Finally, you’ve graduated! It seems that the worst is over where college prep is concerned, but there are still a few things to take care of – like spending that graduation money. Make a List It can be tempting to go on a spree and ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Summer Plan Suggestions for Students

    Summer Plan Suggestions for Students
    As the year comes to a close and you count down the days until prom, graduation, and freedom, you may be faced with the dreaded question: What are you doing this summer? Thankfully, there is a range of options to suit every interest and person, whether you’re a beach bum or a worker bee. If You Want to Intern... If you’re ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Should Friends Become Roommates?

    Should Friends Become Roommates?
    As you prepare to head off to college sometime in the near future, the roommate question might be forefront on your mind. If you’re going to the same school as another close friend, you may be wondering the same thing that I did before I left – should friends become roommates? I believe that, at least for the first year, friends ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process

    What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process
    You might think you don’t have to get serious about college until your senior year of high school. False! Not only do colleges look at your entire high school career when making their decisions; all four years of high school should be focused on preparing for college. Here’s a list of tips pertaining to college preparations that I wish I had ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    The 7 Rules of Being a Good Roommate

    The 7 Rules of Being a Good Roommate
    Through hearing the stories of my friends’ roommate problems and through being a roommate myself, I've learned some of the do's and don’ts of roommate-hood. Some roommate rules are just common courtesy (or seem like they should be), but others aren't as obvious until you’ve either experienced the problem or have been labeled as the problem. Below are seven rules to ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +14
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    What I’ve Learned in College…So Far

    What I’ve Learned in College…So Far
    I have been in college for nearly three years. Now, with just a single semester left to complete, I’ve been thinking about what I would have liked to have known years ago. If you’re a high school junior or senior, you will hear piece after piece of advice in the coming months. Everyone will have some tidbit to chip in—don’t procrastinate, ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Signing Up for Senior Year Classes

    Signing Up for Senior Year Classes
    When the time comes to sign up for your senior year classes, the popular approach is to take the easy way out, to take three study halls or a couple of gym classes. However, your senior year is not something to take lightly. As you prepare your schedule for next year, there are a few things to consider. Think About College ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Tips to Prepare for National Decision Day

    Tips to Prepare for National Decision Day
    National Decision Day is a huge milestone for high school seniors across the country. May 1st marks the official day that those who have not made their final college decisions will commit to the college or university of their choice. Whether you’ve made your decision or not, here are some tips to get you prepared for National Decision Day. 1. Have ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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