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    Student Pays $14,309 Tuition Payment in $1 Bills

    Student Pays $14,309 Tuition Payment in $1 Bills
    This semester, Nic Ramos’s tuition payment weighed close to 30 pounds. You might be thinking, “That is a pretty large check.” But Ramos didn’t pay with a check this time around. Instead, he paid his entire tuition bill for the semester in $1 bills. Ramos collected $1 bills from banks in the Boulder area, enough to cover his tuition bill for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +265
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    Texas Organization Opens Exclusive White Male Scholarship

    Texas Organization Opens Exclusive White Male Scholarship
    When The Former Majority Association for Equality (FMAE) launched their scholarship program, they prepared themselves for a major backlash from the community. They knew that with the creation of a scholarship exclusively for white males, individuals and groups would start to paint them as racists and extremists. However, their new scholarship has, more than anything, just drawn curiosity. Countless newspapers, and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +255
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    How Can You Help Japan?

    How Can You Help Japan?
    Japan may be half a world away but you can still make a difference in the lives of those who survived the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11th. While you may be a poor college student, or about to become a poor college student, there are little ways for you to give back to families who have lost loved ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Sleep and the Student

    Sleep and the Student
    You need a 4.0 on your exam, which you have to stay up all night studying for, just in case you missed something in the review. That’s understandable. Then, it’s Amy’s birthday so you have to go out– it’d be rude not to. Plus, you have a quiz, a paper due and that date you've been anxious about. No worries, you’ll ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +47
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    New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch

    New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch
    If you thought Facebook was just a place to keep up with friends and build your dream farm or climb the ranks of the mafia, think again. With the help of a few high-profile business and political moguls and youth-empowered companies, the social networking site has now become a financial aid networking site. Later this year, students will be able to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000

    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000
    This is the true story, of one student, picked to live in a museum and have their life blogged about. Ok, so it’s not MTV’s Real World but it is a real opportunity that could land you a once in a lifetime opportunity and $10K in cash. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is offering one student the chance to ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +45
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    University Pays Tuition for Life with Ultimate Scholarship

    University Pays Tuition for Life with Ultimate Scholarship
    Who can forget that iconic moment in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when Charlie opens his Wonka Bar to find the last, remaining Golden Ticket? Or, from the film, the tune “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” – the celebratory song led by Charlie’s grandfather who hasn’t gotten out of bed in 20 years? These moments are providing a great comparison ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +42
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    Michigan State to Offer Class on Zombie Apocalypse Survival

    Michigan State to Offer Class on Zombie Apocalypse Survival
    It’s 2012 – the last year recorded in the Mayan calendar, leading people to believe that the end of the world is upon us. With that, many hypothetical versions of an apocalypse have been thrown out into popular culture, including a zombie apocalypse. Television shows like Walking Dead on AMC and the anticipated Zombieland on Fox are currently trying to capitalize ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +42
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    Amazing Student Apps

    Amazing Student Apps
    It’s undeniable that modern students use smartphones in daily life more so than ever before. In part, because they are fairly recent inventions in society, but there’s more to it than that. Smartphones and other devices have so much to offer students in terms of expanding and assisting with their education. Take apps, for instance. The recent Apple campaign with the ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +37
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    PayPal CEO Pays Students $100K to Quit College

    PayPal CEO Pays Students $100K to Quit College
    A survey conducted by Fastweb of our 16-year-old members revealed that 78% of teenagers would still go to college even if they knew they would be a millionaire without a college education. But is that really the case? What if a billionaire paid you $100,000 to quit college? In September, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, announced a new kind of fellowship ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist
    On New Year’s Day, Samantha Garvey’s life changed for the worse. She and her family moved from their home into a homeless shelter just a few months after her parents had been injured in a car accident and forced out of their jobs, leading them to fall behind on rent payments, according to the New York Daily News. But just a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +36
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    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees

    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees
    Today, students in Rome took to the streets in protest of cuts to education spending. The riots were rumored to resemble last week’s, which were the worst the city has seen in 30 years. However, reports articulate that the protests were more tame this time around. Over a week ago, protesters were torching cars, attacking banks and shops and setting up ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Best Smartphone Apps for Students

    Best Smartphone Apps for Students
    It’s called a smartphone for a variety of reasons. For one, it’s smarter than most people. But students are discovering that it can do more than just distract them in class. It can actually improve grades. We’ve scoured the smartphone application market and found some of the best apps for high school, college and graduate students. This year, don’t settle for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
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    The Differences Between High School & College

    The Differences Between High School & College
    Everyone knows that the worlds of high school and college couldn't be further apart. But, what parallels can be drawn between the two? From childhood to adulthood, high school allows you to gain a sense of what it will be like to be an adult. On the other hand, college allows you to fully take ownership of your time, responsibilities and ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Top Party Schools of 2014-2015

    Top Party Schools of 2014-2015
    Whether you love or love to hate college rankings, it seems that everyone buzzes about one list in particular: the Princeton Review’s Top Party Schools. SPOILER ALERT: A new champion, Syracuse University, has taken the top slot from last year’s #1 party school, University of Iowa, quickly moving up the list from #5 in last year’s list and #10 in 2013’s ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +34
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    20 Study Tips for Finals

    20 Study Tips for Finals
    Finals week can be the most stressful time for a student, whether in high school, college or graduate school. Ensure you’re prepared for your exams with these helpful finals study tips! Follow these tips as finals week approaches so you can ace your exams from start to finish: 1. Create a study guide. Outlining the important information you need to learn ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +33
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    Basic Life Skills You Should Know

    Basic Life Skills You Should Know
    There are some skills in life that everyone seems to just know. But, at what point did they learn how to do that? Trust us, you’re not alone – obviously, people weren't born knowing how to take care of themselves. Some of these may seem silly or obvious, but you’d be surprised how many students need help with the most basic ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping

    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping
    Heading to college is exciting…and expensive! Whether you're going for the first time or returning for a new semester, there are likely items you'll have on your shopping list that quickly add up to one hefty sum. Wise shoppers stretch dollars, so don’t overspend on things you don’t have to (which is pretty much everything, by the way). How? It’s easy ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +32
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    Interns Give Voice to Homeless

    Interns Give Voice to Homeless
    Three interns at Bartle Bogle Hegarty were given an assignment at the start of their experience: “Do something good, famously,” according to their website. The interns, Rosemary Melchoir, Willy Wang and Robert Weeks, were left to interpret that message however they saw fit. The interns noticed that in New York City, the homeless population begins to blend in with the rest ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +32
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    Student Splits $40K Scholarship between Other Applicants

    Student Splits $40K Scholarship between Other Applicants
    It started out as a free-throw contest to unite a community despite its negative stereotypes. But it delivered a much bigger message when the free-throw contest winner forfeited all his glory and gave the winnings to the rest of the contestants. It sounds like something from a movie, and in a way, it is. According to the LA Times, Court Crandall, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +31
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