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    Surviving the Holidays

    Surviving the Holidays
    Over the holidays, you’ll keep getting the same basic questions over and over again from family. Similar to an interview, prepare your answers beforehand and feel free to recite your oh-so-perfect answers. It may seem silly to you now, but preparing answers now may save you an eye roll later, thus, showing respect for family and keeping the get-together peaceful and ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    The Reality of Senioritis

    The Reality of Senioritis
    Senioritis. As a naïve underclassman, I used to think it was a figure of speech. As in—You didn’t do your homework? Must be senioritis. Upperclassmen tried to warn me about it in their farewell speeches: And to all those juniors out there, beware of senioritis. I took it as tongue-in-cheek. But senioritis is no joke—it is a very real and debilitating ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +15
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    AP Classes: It’s About More than Credit

    AP Classes: It’s About More than Credit
    You took biology. You took art history and French and chemistry. But, as soon as AP is placed in front of those course titles, you begin to feel intimidated. Advanced Placement? You're just a normal high school student. But the truth of the matter is that Advanced Placement simply means that you're taking a class that will prepare you for college ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +14
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    College Choice Considerations

    College Choice Considerations
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no “perfect school.” There are schools you’d like to go to, schools you’d love to go to, and schools you wouldn't want to attend. On your college trip, you will get a first-hand look at the schools that represent your options, and you will see the good and bad, since no institution is 100% perfect. ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Homemade for the Holidays

    Homemade for the Holidays
    When it comes to gifts, they say it’s the thought that counts. When it comes to thoughtfulness and affordability, not much beats a great homemade item. We've searched more craft sites than we care to admit, becoming expert "pinners", bakers, sewers, gardeners and–dare we say, artists, in the process of delivering you the most versatile selection of homemade gifts that anyone ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +15
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    White House Pushes Education Reform

    White House Pushes Education Reform
    This week, Michelle Obama shifted her focus from health to higher education. The first lady urged high-achieving students from lower income families to aim for college. This relates personally to Mrs. Obama, as she went from Chicago’s South Side to Princeton University and Harvard University. The first lady has always maintained that she came from the same place that the students ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +14
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    The Study Game

    The Study Game
    Studying is rough – especially when you have a huge final exam with an unbelievable amount of material to get through. Why not create a game so you can have a little fun in the meantime? It may seem silly, but we tend to respond to reward systems and try to avoid feeling any negative consequences. If your rewards and consequences ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Preparing for a Successful Job Interview

    Preparing for a Successful Job Interview
    Let’s face it, finding a good job can be challenging. There are often hundreds of people applying for one available position with a company. If you are lucky enough to be called in for an interview, you only get one opportunity to show the potential employer that you are the perfect person for the job. Making a careless mistake during the ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 12 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Comfort Canines on Campus

    Comfort Canines on Campus
    During what may be the worst week of all the weeks – finals – high schools and colleges are finding new and exciting ways to help ease student stress. One such method? Pet therapy. Schools are working with organizations to allow therapy dogs to visit over-stressed, overwhelmed and overworked students (of which there are many). Students are calmed by the mere ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump

    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump
    Every student has experienced it at some point or another: the mid-semester slump. It makes sense. The holidays are rapidly approaching and it feels like the semester should be over already – but it isn't. Be careful, the slump can cost you big time in terms of your grade in a course, the final and, of course, really can put a ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Poor Grades? Blame Your Roommate

    Poor Grades? Blame Your Roommate
    Not happy with your GPA? You may be able to blame it on your roommate. Everyone knows that living in close proximity to another human being is difficult but, according to several studies, your GPA can directly be affected by your current roommate situation. That means that poor living situations your mood and your future can be negatively affected. This actually ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Ace Everything! Studying 101

    Ace Everything! Studying 101
    Innumerable students choose to undertake the art of studying in order to succeed in school. However, not all of the student population is capable of studying properly. As studying may be extremely critical to one’s test results, it is advisable you remember that success is all about endeavors, in addition to your determination and ambition. Hence the purpose of studying - ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +20
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    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor
    Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board

    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board
    At Fastweb, college rankings are a guilty pleasure. Whether it’s for fun or for research, it can be interesting to predict which schools made each list and find out which actually made it. Here comes another such list: colleges that charge the most for students’ room and board. It likely won’t come as a surprise that the majority of the colleges ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    My Scholarship Search

    My Scholarship Search
    You need money for college. Everyone always talks about applying for scholarships, making it sound so easy. But you hardly have enough time to apply to college, finish your homework or even eat dinner, for that matter. On a day when you finally have some free time, you begin searching for scholarships. You start getting excited, seeing all of the possibilities. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Switching Schools

    Switching Schools
    Some students transfer to a new school for personal reasons, while others have to switch from community college after receiving an Associate’s Degree or other certification. Regardless of the reason you’re making a change, transferring to a new college can be a big transition. After getting my Associate’s Degree from my community college, I transferred to a four-year university. To ensure ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    College Life Versus the "Real" World

    College Life Versus the "Real" World
    When you are in college, your future may seem filled with endless possibilities. Studying subjects that you love, or that you think will lead to a high paying career, gives you a sense of purpose. While in school, you may have a group of friends, professors and classmates who share similar interests with you. Eagerly you wait for graduation day to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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