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    True or False? Freshmen 15

    True or False? Freshmen 15
    As college students leave home for the first time and set up their college dorm rooms, their fears are reinforced by gentle prods from funny uncles, cousins and friends about the dreaded “Freshmen 15.” For years now, college-bound students have been wrestling with an urban legend that they will gain at least 15 pounds during their freshmen year at college. [gate] ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Keeping Score on Colleges

    Keeping Score on Colleges
    Introducing the College Scorecard, a tool designed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide data and information to prospective students and their families about a college’s affordability and value. While a rough version was released in June, the full version was just released to the American people this month. The College Scorecard includes five areas with key pieces of information ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings

    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings
    Throughout the entire school year, news outlets, guidance counselors and even your close relatives tout the complexity and competitiveness of the college admissions process. While May 1 requires students to make that final college decision, the week after reveals a softer side to the whole ordeal. Future college students see that the “final college decision” isn’t so final. There is still ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    SAT Spruce Up

    SAT Spruce Up
    It’s been less than a decade since the last revamp but, the SAT is getting another face-lift, according to David Coleman, the new president of the College Board. The exam, which has been around since it was first administered in 1926, is the most commonly used entrance exam among prospective college students, at least, until recently. [gate] 2011 marked the first ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    2011 Job Outlook for College Grads

    2011 Job Outlook for College Grads
    Just three years ago, the job outlook was virtually nonexistent. There just weren’t any jobs – let alone jobs for college graduates. Now, according to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), companies are expecting to hire nearly 20% more college grads than they did last year. The survey also revealed that the average starting salary ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    #AskKantro Tweet Chat on 5/25: How Do I Choose a Student Loan?

    #AskKantro Tweet Chat on 5/25: How Do I Choose a Student Loan?
    Announcing a third #AskKantro Tweet Chat with Mark Kantrowitz, @mkant, on “How to Choose a Student Loan” on 5/25 at 8 p.m. EST. According to Mark Kantrowitz, roughly two-thirds of undergraduate students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree borrow for their education. Chances are, you’re going to need to take out a student loan for college too – whether you like it ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    School Support

    School Support
    Being on your own and away from your family can be nerve-wrecking, especially if you’re not feeling well or you’ve got an issue that needs resolving. Luckily, colleges have you covered with various school services so that, no matter what the situation, you are not alone! Whether your issue is personal, health-related, a financial struggle or social, there’s likely somewhere on ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    LA Students to Have Less Homework this Year

    LA Students to Have Less Homework this Year
    Yesterday, TIME reported that one of the country’s largest school districts will be placing less emphasis on homework, beginning July 1. A new school district policy in Los Angeles, officially called the Lausd Homework Policy, states that homework will account for no more than 10% of a student’s total grade. To summarize, the policy paper defines the purpose of homework as ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    StarReviews Gives Fastweb 5 of 6 Stars

    StarReviews Gives Fastweb 5 of 6 Stars
    Since 2005, StarReviews has been ranking websites and software and services as well as providing online shoppers with a vast amount of savings opportunities with coupons. Recently, StarReviews released its 2011 ranking of Fastweb. The review website gave Fastweb 5 of 6 stars, citing the website as easy-to-use and informative. Their favorite feature on our site was the Calendar, which helps ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Overweight and Underestimated

    Overweight and Underestimated
    Amidst recent issues of a University of Mexico professor’s tweet saying that obese Ph.D. applicants lack “willpower” for dissertations, comes a study examining the issue of weight bias in universities. According to a recent study, academics who interviews graduate school applicants are more likely to favor thinner candidates for the placements. Researchers at Bowling Green State University found that graduate students ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Take Action this August

    How to Take Action this August
    You’ve got some time before school is back in session. You can either loaf like a bump on a log or make August your month of action. May we suggest the latter? Once the school year rolls around, you’ll be ecstatic that you made the effort. Trust us, we’re experts in this stuff. So, what should I be doing, you ask? ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +15
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    30 Holiday Gifts for $30 and Under

    30 Holiday Gifts for $30 and Under
    The holiday season is upon us and great gifts that won’t break bank can be difficult to scout. Not if you know where to look and, Fastwebbers, we don’t mean to boast but, quite frankly, we do. Rest assured, we’re in the holiday spirit and are ready to divulge all of our findings with you. Here's a list of 30 of ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change

    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change
    According to a new survey, most Americans think higher education is still highly valued, but needs to change to compete in the global marketplace. [gate] In fact, 83 percent thought that a college education is necessary to achieving success in the global economy. In reference to their opinions of the nation as a whole, 46 percent consider the state of higher ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Five States Stretch School Schedules

    Five States Stretch School Schedules
    If the school day didn't seem long enough already for students in these five states, it’s probably about to. [gate] Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee and the lucky five U.S. states that will continue an initiative to have the option to add on school days, make school days longer, or both. The options will be decided upon by schools, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Katie Couric Provides Scholarships with New Book

    Katie Couric Provides Scholarships with New Book
    If you’re looking for a scholarship, your next source may be Katie Couric. On Thursday, Random House officially announced Couric’s new book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.” The book not only provides expert advice on success but also lends itself to raising funds for scholarship opportunities, according to an article in The New York Times. Couric ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Social Tips for the Introvert

    Social Tips for the Introvert
    I've never been the type to make friends easily. I had a few close friends in high school, but we didn't spend much time together outside of classes or the lunchroom. My introverted nature means that, however much I may want to engage with others, passing more than a few hours with anyone leaves me emotionally drained. Even though I may ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +15
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +15