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Welcome Week Warnings

Welcome Week Warnings

Welcome week seems to universally fall into two seemingly contradictory categories: hugely boring, with lots of down time; and insanely busy, with far more social activities and required events than seemed necessary.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 6, 2014
The Importance of Extracurriculars

The Importance of Extracurriculars

Colleges absolutely love to see extracurriculars listed on your application.

Kaitlyn Specht
Published October 29, 2014
A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

The truth is that students should embrace their first-generation status, as it may actually give them an edge in the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 22, 2013
The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal

The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal

Scholarships are one unique method of worry-free financing.

Diane Won
Published January 10, 2014
The List is Out: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

The List is Out: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

Fastweb counts down the Princeton Review's top 10 party schools.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 24, 2012
Choosing Your Ideal College Size

Choosing Your Ideal College Size

Small, medium or large - the size of a college should definitely factor into your decision.

Laura Magerkurth
Published December 1, 2014
Fastweb Celebrates Sweet 16, Surveys 16-Year-Old Fastwebbers

Fastweb Celebrates Sweet 16, Surveys 16-Year-Old Fastwebbers

This year, Fastweb is celebrating its sweet 16, and to mark our major milestone, we wanted to find out a little bit more about our 16-year-old Fastwebbers. In a survey distributed ...

Published May 23, 2011
Friendship Deal Breakers

Friendship Deal Breakers

Who needs enemies when you have friends like these?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 15, 2013
2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

With the New Year ringing in, people make promises or resolutions so that their year can start off with a bang.

Sabrina McPherson
Published December 29, 2014
Timeless Advice for College Success

Timeless Advice for College Success

What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to students about to embark on the college journey?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 8, 2014
Study Session Strategies

Study Session Strategies

Developing a study skill set takes practice, but the basic principles are something every student should be familiar with.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 16, 2013
Academic Freedom vs. Adult Content

Academic Freedom vs. Adult Content

Teachers have academic rights but students do, too.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 27, 2012
Reprioritizing College Applications

Reprioritizing College Applications

We shall not rest until sometime in early January, when the last “Submit” button has been pressed.

Jamie Vincent
Published August 26, 2013
20 DIY Dorm Room Projects

20 DIY Dorm Room Projects

You don't need to spend a fortune to have an awesome dorm room - DIY, instead!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 5, 2016
ACT Now If You Haven't Already SAT for a Test

ACT Now If You Haven't Already SAT for a Test

Student contributor, Laura, urges juniors and seniors to start thinking about standardized tests now.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published September 16, 2011
375 Colleges Still Accepting Applications

375 Colleges Still Accepting Applications

Find out which 375 colleges are still taking applications.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 3, 2012
College Life Versus the "Real" World

College Life Versus the "Real" World

In the "real" world, it is very possible to find yourself in a job you don’t like, surrounded by coworkers you don’t like, longing for your old college days.

Kizzy Preston
Published October 9, 2013
Creating a Perfect Class Schedule

Creating a Perfect Class Schedule

Creating the right schedule balance can really impact the success of your semester.

Alison Graham
Published September 3, 2014
The Fight for Financial Aid

The Fight for Financial Aid

Merit-based aid often results in bidding wars for higher achieving students.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 8, 2013
White House Pushes Education Reform

White House Pushes Education Reform

The first lady has always maintained that she came from the same place that the students she often addresses are from, a lower-income family and the daughter of a pump worker at the City of Chicago Waterworks.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 12, 2013