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    How to Be a Better Student

    How to Be a Better Student
    Ever wondered why you just can't seem to reach your full academic potential? It's likely that your brain isn't the cause but, rather, your lifestyle. Review the following steps, which outline simple changes you can make and soon you'll be on your way to becoming the student you've always wanted to become. 1. Set goals Goals, both short and long-term, are ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Halloween Campus Safety Tips

    Halloween Campus Safety Tips
    October crept onto campuses all across the nation and now is the time that everyone begins to plan for Halloween. Costumes are already being bought or created and parties are being prepped and planned. Halloween on campus is one of the highlights of any college year. Getting dressed up with your friends and going out and is a lot of fun, ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA

    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA
    If you haven’t heard about it yet, you might be interested in learning more about the Affordable College Textbook Act. The legislation was recently introduced in November of 2013 by two democratic senators, Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois and Sen. Al Franken from Minnesota. Soon thereafter, House Representatives Rubén Hinojosa and George Miller joined the campaign with a complimentary bill on ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Better Looking? Better Grades

    Better Looking? Better Grades
    Please don’t shoot the messenger – we don’t create the news, we just report it. In this particular case, the sensitive subject is one’s looks help in the success of a college career. A recent national study, released within a study, found that physically attractive high school students are more likely to complete college than those who are considered to have ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    The Importance of Extracurriculars

    The Importance of Extracurriculars
    It’s easy to get caught up in the academic aspects of a college application, spending every spare second focusing on your grades. With so many educational commitments, it can be tempting to drop everything else in order to maintain your grade point average. However, colleges like to see other aspects on the application in addition to academics. They love extracurriculars. Every ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Student Protests Tuition by Paying in $1 Bills

    Student Protests Tuition by Paying in $1 Bills
    Many students have become more than frustrated with the rising costs of tuition prices. In fact, studies indicate that the cost of a college education has practically doubled in the last ten years alone. One student, out of Utah, decided to stage his own personal form of protest by paying his tuition completely in $1 bills. According to Yahoo! News, Luq ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Say Hello to That 4.0!

    Say Hello to That 4.0!
    Let’s make a goal: get a 4.0 this semester. Don’t say it’s impossible – it’s not. Seriously! Need inspiration? Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” –Audrey Hepburn Still need convincing? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you through it. By using the following 15 tips as a guide, any student can achieve above and beyond and ace ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Happy St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    Test your knowledge or, perhaps, if you've got the luck of the Irish with the quiz below on all about St. Patrick's Day trivia and fun facts! Quizzes by Quibblo.com
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    How to Get a Passport - Pronto!

    How to Get a Passport - Pronto!
    Your Spring Break vacation is right around the corner…do you have your passport ready? Is your passport valid for your upcoming study abroad trip? Too many students neglect to think of these items or fail to realize they need their passport before the trip is just a couple of weeks away. And, though visions of your amazing getaway slipping through your ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Conquer Boredom

    Conquer Boredom
    Do you ever just get bored? Your to-do lists are complete, your friends aren't around for whatever reason and you don’t know what to do with yourself. Yeah, it happens. Sometimes you just want to do nothing and that’s OK, too. When you’re itching to accomplish something, it’s a terrible feeling to stare at the wall and feel like you’re wasting ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Half the Web is on Facebook - Are You?

    Half the Web is on Facebook - Are You?
    We know you’re on it, one of your parents might be on it and even grandma may be logging on, but did you know that over half of all U.S. internet users are now on Facebook? According to a study published in February 2011, eMarketer estimates that over half of all internet users are registered on Facebook. More specifically the organization ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Warning: Admission Officers are Looking for You on Facebook

    Warning: Admission Officers are Looking for You on Facebook
    For a few years now, the saying that admissions officers were looking at prospective students’ Facebook profiles was merely an urban legend. But now, a new study claims that this so-called rumor is actually a reality. And it’s more common than you would think. The study, distributed by Kaplan, revealed that 82% of admissions officers have at one point looked for ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Fastweb Featured on The Today Show

    Today, NBC's Today Show asked the pressing question on every family's minds: how can we afford to pay for college? Sharon Epperson, CNBC business reporter, sat down this morning with Ann Curry to talk about how families can afford increasing college costs during tough economic times. Epperson sited Fastweb.com as a great online resource for parents and their children, saying, "Always ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills

    Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills
    To those who clicked on the link to read this article, I thank you. You have assured me that I am not the only one who gets very excited about scholarships and I am not as crazy as I once thought. As you can tell, I love scholarships. It’s all about the hunt for money that isn't yours, the money that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students
    Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck! A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success. 1. Complete Your FAFSA If ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Your Spring Scholarship Search

    Your Spring Scholarship Search
    Returning to school after such a relaxing break can complicate the scholarship search. As a senior with only one semester to go, it is tempting to slack off in spring semester, especially concerning the search for scholarships. Finding and applying for scholarships, however, is not something to put off. It is time to focus, with a few key pointers. Set Goals ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Why Skipping Class Isn't Smart

    Why Skipping Class Isn't Smart
    Everyone student knows they shouldn't skip class, mainly because they’re told not to, but how many students ever stop to examine the real impact skipping class can have? It’s not only because it’s the “wrong thing to do.” It can really stress you out more than you think! You think you’re taking a day off class to relax and, in the ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Fastweb Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

    Fastweb Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
    The year was 1995 and the Internet boom was just taking off. Dot-coms were a risky venture; after all, the World Wide Web was still a new concept to many. But, on May 22, 1995, one dot-com was founded, regardless of risk, because it had a higher purpose: to help students find scholarships to pay for school. It was the first ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +21
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    Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest

    Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest
    On October 5, students from at least 100 colleges across the country walked out of their classrooms at noon, according to The Huffington Post. This signaled the start to a series of student protests concerning the rising cost of tuition, increase in student debt figures and a failing job market. According to Occupy Colleges’ Facebook page, the student activist group will ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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