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    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester
    When starting a new semester in college, there’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep track of all the tasks that you need to accomplish. Here’s a list of things you should do sooner than later to ensure you’ll stay ahead during the course of the semester: 1. Arrange your class schedule to ensure you get all the classes ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +28
  • +13

    The Major Challenge

    The Major Challenge
    In hopes to steer undergraduate students towards degrees deemed more “job-friendly”, Florida is proposing that its 12 state universities reduce tuition for select majors. Florida’s Governor Scott, along with Republican lawmakers, began a task-force on higher education that now hopes to freeze tuition rates for students with majors in “strategic areas.” [gate] The “strategic areas” are supposedly based on supply and ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +27
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    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects

    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects
    Group projects. By now, you realize that they can be a blessing and a curse because you have to deal with the people you’re given. The truth is these group exercises are also exercises in life because, in the workplace, you’re going to experience the same exact types of people. Perhaps, not to the extreme that you’ll experience in group projects ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Sequester Sets In

    Sequester Sets In
    The sequester – a series of automatic government spending cuts – went into effect Friday, March 1st, without any congressional action taking place to stop it. But, how will the spending cuts affect students? A sequester means severe cuts to government financial aid, student aid, government provided funding for research programs and thousands of middle class jobs related to education. The ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +13

    Tuition Increases & Aid Reductions: Will You Be Paying More for School?

    Tuition Increases & Aid Reductions: Will You Be Paying More for School?
    This summer, a number of states and colleges have slashed grant funding and raised tuition prices, giving students and their families little time to prepare for the hikes that will go into effect soon. According to Smart Money, Texas and New Hampshire announced tuition increases from 6 – 10% at some public universities. California just proposed to continue to drive tuition ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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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
  • +13

    Student Accidentally Attaches Nicolas Cage Photo in Place of Resume -- Did She Get the Job?

    Student Accidentally Attaches Nicolas Cage Photo in Place of Resume -- Did She Get the Job?
    While Nicolas Cage may be able to escape from Alcatraz, the once most impenetrable prison in the U.S., or steal the Declaration of Independence (ok…at least the characters he plays in movies can), he can’t actually get you a job. Vanessa Hodja learned that in the most humbling way possible. Hodja, a 20-year-old student from Toronto, sent what she thought was ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Study Shows Binge Drinking Could Impact Brain Development in College Students

    Study Shows Binge Drinking Could Impact Brain Development in College Students
    Binge drinking on college campuses is nothing new. What is new is the idea that binge drinking by adolescents can now cause permanent damage to brain development in said drinkers. According to a story that appeared on May 17 on YourLife.USAToday.com, an experiment was conducted involving 62 college students (age 18-20) to study the impact binge drinking has on the memory. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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    8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich

    8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich
    Can you imagine a sandwich worth $25,000? Eight year old Margalit from North Raleigh did just that. Her Wushu chicken tacos won her $25k in Jif’s Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Margalit recently traveled to New York to compete against four other finalists in a cook-off. Her competition included a “BLT PB Sweet Style” sandwich, a version of BBQ chicken ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +29

    The Forgotten College Student

    The Forgotten College Student
    This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +29
  • +32

    Summer Bucket List for High School Students

    Summer Bucket List for High School Students
    School’s out for the summer, which means you have plenty of time on your hands to focus on accomplishing other important tasks you need to complete. With a mix of fun, smart and savvy, these tasks are sure to help keep you on track for your college search and occupy your summer down time with meaningful to-do’s. Whether you’re a high ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students

    Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students
    Being on a college campus is fun but it’s easy to gain a false sense of security and feeling of safety when surrounded by your peers. After all, they’re just honest students like you, right? Wrong. It’s important to acknowledge and remember that you don’t always know who you can trust, even when you’re in the college campus bubble. While the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received

    Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received
    Horrific clothing, household items, secondhand things, unwanted gift certificates and coupons to classes we’d never take. We’ve all gotten holiday presents we swear we never asked for but some can be worse than others. In a recent survey sent out to 527 Fastweb high school and college students we asked “What is the worst gift you’ve ever received?” The results were ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Free, Useful Educational Apps

    Free, Useful Educational Apps
    If you want to practice for college entrance exams, there’s an app for that. Brush up on a classic novel? There’s an app for that. If you want to learn how to star gaze like an astronomer, play music like Beethoven or brush up on scientific theory, there are even apps for that. The best part? They’re all free. [gate] Here ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +30
  • +29

    Top 10 Places for Students to Give Back

    Top 10 Places for Students to Give Back
    Searching for meaning in the season of giving? If you want to give back, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities. [gate] Are you a people person? The next Top Chef? Whatever your strengths, put them to good use this holiday season by sharing them with ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +29
  • +26

    Save Money on Graduation Expenses

    Save Money on Graduation Expenses
    You’d think that graduation would actually save money but, in reality, it can become quite expensive. Between filing fees, the cap and gown, announcements and invitations, party planning and gifts, costs can really begin to add up. When it comes to graduation, celebrate to your heart’s content – the key is to be creative to save a little dough in the ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +26
  • +11

    The ROTC Option

    The ROTC Option
    If your teen is willing to work hard in return to get someone else to pay for college, he or she can consider enrolling in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. ROTC cadets are eligible for generous scholarships and upon graduation are commissioned as officers with immediate job opportunities. In fact, ROTC scholarship recipients are obligated to take military jobs. How ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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