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    Kick These College Habits!

    Kick These College Habits!
    Just because you got away with it then doesn't mean you can get away with it now. Everyone’s guilty of having bad habits, but college students develop certain habits that they should grow out of when entering the “real” world. As you may already know, college isn't like “real” life at all. You can often get away with the bare minimum, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Ready for College? 1 in 4 High School Seniors Are Not

    Ready for College? 1 in 4 High School Seniors Are Not
    President Obama has made it clear that he hopes one of the staples of his administration is an increase in college completion rates. By 2020, he hopes that the U.S. will regain its position as the country in the world with the greatest proportion of college graduates. However, recent budget cuts to financial aid and educational programs leaves plenty of room ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Party Excess

    Party Excess
    College is an exciting time, filled with new experiences and learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Many students look forward to the first time away from the gaze of the parental eye, ready to explore a bright new world. Some are returning back to school; ready to reunite with friends they haven’t seen for months. It’s college – ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    My First Week of College

    My First Week of College
    Moving to college is such a whirlwind of emotions. Students are anxious, excited, nervous, happy, sad, and so, so confused. There’s really no real way to avoid it besides taking it slow and embracing this once-in-a-lifetime moment: your first college move-in day. Here are a few tips to make this transition easier, and what I have learned through my first week ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Are You the Bad Roommate?

    Are You the Bad Roommate?
    A very wise man once said, “If you don’t have a weird roommate, you are the weird roommate.” Okay, it was Conan O’Brien, not Confucius, but it still might hold truth. After all, nobody’s perfect so your normal may be someone else’s weird. There are ways to cope with bad roommates – but that’s almost easier than realizing that you are ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +20
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    The Battle: College Applications vs. Academics

    The Battle: College Applications vs. Academics
    You spent all of high school planning and preparing for this moment. You researched colleges based on location, size, student body, and tons of other things, crafting a polished list of theschools you wanted to go to. You took all of the classes you thought would help you with your biology degree. You planned the kinds of courses you would take ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    New Scholarship Announced in Honor of Tyler Clementi

    New Scholarship Announced in Honor of Tyler Clementi
    Just last year one student's tragic death sparked a media outpouring on the topics of gay/lesbian bashing, homophobia and bullying. The response from the nation and those who have lived through it was - "it will get better." That student was Tyler Clementi and last week the Point Foundation, the largest provider of scholarships to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered students ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    8 Smarter Ways to Pay for School

    8 Smarter Ways to Pay for School
    No matter what school you attend, college is expensive. But, did you know you can make smarter decisions regarding your approach to paying for school? The Wall St. CheatSheet compiled the following options you have when it comes to approaching your tuition. Instead of piling on student debt, here are some smarter ways you can utilize to pay for school: [gate] ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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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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    Tips from a Scholarship Winner

    Tips from a Scholarship Winner
    If you are anything like me, scholarships seem nearly impossible to win. Up until recently, I believed this to be true, but was proven wrong when my sister won a $500 scholarship from the Sylmar's Women's Club. “Personally I had never heard of someone winning a scholarship before and was in complete shock when I received an email informing me that ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Quiz: Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution?

    Quiz: Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution?
    New Year's resolutions are easy to take on and even easier to break. We all make them, but we don't all keep them. Determine the likelihood that you'll succeed in keeping yours this year by taking the quiz below! Quizzes by Quibblo.com
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?

    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?
    At Fastweb, we not only love to help students find ways to pay for school but we love to hear from students about their life experiences. Last year, we asked our Fastwebbers about their worst summer jobs and received some great feedback on the summer jobs students have had in the past. According to our poll, roughly 18% of students agreed ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women have long outpaced men in their pursuits of higher education. A recent study, however, shows that the trend is accelerating at an alarming rate amongst those from Generation X. Within a long-term Bureau of Labor Statistics study, entitled the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997,” researchers tracked 9,000 students from ages 12-17 (beginning ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Google's Made with Code Initiative

    Google's Made with Code Initiative
    Google hopes to close the gender gap in computer coding with their new initiative aimed at getting girls into coding at an earlier age. Google’s new initiative, Made with Code, aims to “help ensure that more girls become the creators, and not just the consumers, of our collective digital future.” While Google has invested in initiatives to increase diversity in computer ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    12 Summer Bucket List Ideas for College Students

    12 Summer Bucket List Ideas for College Students
    Even though your summer may be occupied with summer school, a job or an internship, it’s important to take time to enjoy your summer break, too. There’s so much fun to be had during the summer months and you don’t want to miss out on all of the memories and experiences that come along with it! Check out these summer bucket ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

    How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain
    Summer is finally here. But does that mean that it’s time to forget the content you learned this year? Of course not! Here are four strategies to help you avoid academic brain drain: Read a Book that Interests You It is important to keep your academic curiosity and vocabulary sharp throughout the summer. Summer reading fosters both, and it also enhances ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Initial Issues

    Initial Issues
    All students want A’s, but what if your initials are actually what’s holding you back? Scientific researchers may have discovered a link between your success in school and the initials in your name. [gate] According to a study published by Psychological Science, students with names associated with lower grades, such as “C” or “D”, achieved lower grade point averages (GPAs) than ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Colleges Guarantee Four-Year Graduation, Pay Your Tuition if They Fail

    Colleges Guarantee Four-Year Graduation, Pay Your Tuition if They Fail
    The American dream: a high-paying job, a beautiful home and a hefty retirement fund. All made possible by the Bachelor’s degree you completed in four years. There’s a reason it’s called a dream, and unfortunately, it’s not the reality. In fact, the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics suggests that even obtaining a college degree in four ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend

    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend
    A disturbing new trend is rearing its head at many college campuses across the country. It’s referred to as “drunkorexia” and its name aptly defines the condition. The term first surfaced in 2008, and a recent study from the University of Missouri claims that college women are succumbing to drunkorexia more than ever. [gate] In a New York Times article in ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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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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