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    20 Bizarre College Courses

    20 Bizarre College Courses
    From wacky to downright weird, colleges and universities are offering unusual courses to their students. The pros? The interesting approaches may engage students in subjects that they may not otherwise have paid attention to expressed interest. Schools also argue that the offbeat courses breed creativity and provides different ways of looking at the usual or mundane. Cons? Many feel these courses ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Paid to Stay

    Paid to Stay
    In an attempt to increase the student retention rate, Union College is now offering free semesters for remaining in school. [gate] The “Inaugural Class” program offers a tuition-free last semester to graduating students, beginning with this year’s enrolled freshman. Other schools have tried freezing tuition levels or discounting the fifth year but Union College in Kentucky may be the first school ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Free, Online Classes: The Way of the Future?

    Free, Online Classes: The Way of the Future?
    Online learning is nothing revolutionary at this point in higher education, but when a large university offers free, online classes, it’s a pretty big deal. In May, we reported that Harvard and MIT were teaming up to provide students online access to an Ivy League education without paying a dime through their collaborative program, edX. The first course drew nearly 120,000 ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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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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    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 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    The Grammar Guide

    The Grammar Guide
    No matter how confident you may be in your writing skills, it’s easy to make mistakes on these common grammatical errors. These mistakes are considered red flags on resumes, papers, scholarship applications and in your work. What are such mistakes warning signs of? Bosses, teachers and hiring managers consider such mistakes to be indicators that you don't take the time ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Jobs for the Jobless

    If you find yourself unemployed, don’t fret. You've got tons of potential, you just need to utilize it! Plus, there are plenty of easy, money-making opportunities out there to fill the void during your job-search. Check out these easy, money-making opportunities you can utilize in order to keep your bank account full while on the prowl for a full-time position ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist
    On New Year’s Day, Samantha Garvey’s life changed for the worse. She and her family moved from their home into a homeless shelter just a few months after her parents had been injured in a car accident and forced out of their jobs, leading them to fall behind on rent payments, according to the New York Daily News. But just a ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +36
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    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom

    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom
    Ahh, hello, midterm break! It’s finally time to set the homework aside and unwind. During this brief respite from my freshman year, I've done some reflecting on my first two months of college life, and have had a few realizations I'd like to share. [gate] Long car rides by yourself aren't necessarily awful. I live about three and a half hours ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +8
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    The Survivors of Abduction Act

    The Survivors of Abduction Act
    Proposed Act to Help Recent Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Attend College There’s a new act, specifically designed to help the survivors of the three abducted Cleveland women, who were recently rescued, attend college. State representative John Barnes, Jr. has introduced the Survivors of Abduction Act to help the three survivors who recently escaped after being held for more than a decade against ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Basic Life Skills You Should Know

    Basic Life Skills You Should Know
    There are some skills in life that everyone seems to just know. But, at what point did they learn how to do that? Trust us, you’re not alone – obviously, people weren't born knowing how to take care of themselves. Some of these may seem silly or obvious, but you’d be surprised how many students need help with the most basic ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012

    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012
    Last week, the Princeton Review released its annual rankings lists, and while the lists attempt a well-rounded approach to ranking schools based on everything from academics to political sway, the only list that draws any real publicity is the Top Party School list. College presidents despise this list. Parents fear it. And students use the list to further tout their school’s ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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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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    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes

    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes
    We laugh, we cry, we know them inside and out. The characters become family and, sometimes, we feel like know them better than we know ourselves. Yep, nothing compares to your T.V. favorites. Here's our list, in no particular order, of our favorite Turkey Day-centered television. [gate] 1. “Friends”: "Friends" packed in more than a mouthful during its classic Thanksgiving Day ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +11
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    How Students Spend and Save

    How Students Spend and Save
    There’s a new survey out and the findings may surprise you. Citi, a leading bank, and Seventeen, a monthly teen magazine, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 high school seniors and college students to learn more about students’ spending and saving habits. According to the findings, students are taking an increasingly active role in managing college costs. [gate] The survey ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    A Fresh Start: Planners and Calendars for the New Year

    A Fresh Start: Planners and Calendars for the New Year
    A New Year is filled with new opportunities, assignments, events and happenings. Which is why, often, the most exciting part of the New Year is acquiring a clean slate. Nothing represents this fresh start more than a brand new calendar, filled with endless possibilities of what’s to come. Check out these options to give you that fresh start while keeping you ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +9
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    Conquering It All

    Conquering It All
    So far senior year is proving to be the most tolerable of my high school years. It’s still high school —I don’t think that statement needs further explanation—but there is a distant light on the horizon called college, and, thankfully, that light is quickly approaching. With the anticipation of next year, however, comes the stress of making it to next year—and ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success

    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success
    Mark Kantrowitz is known throughout the Fastweb community and the country as the expert on all things relating to financial aid. Everyone looks to him for advice – from Fastweb members to Congressmen on Capitol Hill. On February 8th, Kantrowitz provided his latest insights in his new book, Secrets to Winning a Scholarship. Since then, the book has not only made ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14