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    FAFSA Mistake for 165,000 Students: Are You One of Them?

    FAFSA Mistake for 165,000 Students: Are You One of Them?
    Year after year, families struggle with the FAFSA form. The confusing questions and end goal of the form inspire workshops, self-help books and countless articles in order to better help students and their families navigate the difficult form. As a result, FAFSA administrators have called for revision after revision to simplify the form. However, this year, one such revision to streamline ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +11
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    April is National Volunteer Month

    April is National Volunteer Month
    Across the country this month Americans will be giving their time and energy, but not getting paid for it. What gives? It's national volunteer month! A time when you have the opportunity to help your fellow Americans by volunteering. April also encompasses National Volunteer Week. According to Nationalserviceresources.org: "National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Has Political Correctness Gone Overboard?

    Has Political Correctness Gone Overboard?
    There’s controversy in the air, causing some to wonder: how far should schools go in terms of political correctness? [gate] According to the Huffington Post, the move that sparked the debate was Chapel Hill’s University of North Carolina striking the word “freshman” from all of its official documents in favor of term they've deemed more “gender inclusive.” The term “freshman” has ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Making Time

    Making Time
    Arguably the most frustrating part of college, and life in general, is that there never seems to be enough time in the day. One quote managed to change my thinking on this matter, though, and it was a statement attributed to H. Jackson Brown, Jr. [gate] “Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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    How to Have the Worst College Visit Ever

    How to Have the Worst College Visit Ever
    Two weekends ago, I ventured three hours out of "Naptown" (the locals’ only, affectionate name for Indianapolis) into deep Chicago traffic in order to be wooed by the almighty Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While visiting this beautiful campus on my first college visit, I learned many things. Here is some backwards advice on how to have the worst college visit ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Overachievers Anonymous

    Overachievers Anonymous
    Hi, my name is Brandon, and I…am an overachiever. Alright, all joking aside, this is something that can be one of the most stressful aspects of your life. You maintain high grades while working part-time and you’re involved with more than a couple extra-curricular activities. Not to mention helping out in the community and participating in school sports, activities and other ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The 2012 Presidential Candidates, In Their Own Words

    The 2012 Presidential Candidates, In Their Own Words
    During this election season, it’s often been a game of he said-he said. Americans rarely, if ever, get insight into where the candidates’ heads--and not their speech writing teams' or campaign managers'--are at when it comes to certain issues. In a recent issue of Time, the candidates let readers in on their thoughts on higher education in two separate-but-equal articles. Here ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Athletic Scholarships - Who Gets Them and How Many Are There?

    Athletic Scholarships - Who Gets Them and How Many Are There?
    The highly sought after college athletic scholarship is often a high school athlete’s dream. The seed is planted in the heads of children playing peewee football and tot soccer and rears its head most noticeably during an athlete’s high school junior or senior year season – the notion that playing well, hard work and practicing for hours on end equals a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Could Copying Homework Lead to a Course Failure? These Test Results Prove the Answer is Yes.

    Could Copying Homework Lead to a Course Failure? These Test Results Prove the Answer is Yes.
    If you thought cheating was the easy, quick way to better grades, turns out you're wrong. A new study indicates that students who cheat on homework actually learn less and are more likely to fail exams--and the overall course. Physical Review Special Topics- Physics Education Research, a free online journal, recently published the results of a test four individual staff members ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    The Winner’s Path to an Athletic Scholarship

    The Winner’s Path to an Athletic Scholarship
    In the increasingly competitive chase for college athletic scholarships, there is no such thing as preparing too early or too much. For better or worse, the recruiting process now begins as soon as a student-athlete begins high school – and occasionally earlier - and awaiting a call from a coach during one’s junior or senior year will now leave a recruit ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Making the Most Out of Unofficial Visits

    Making the Most Out of Unofficial Visits
    Pretend, for a moment, that you’re a college coach. Each and every day, you’re bombarded with countless standardized emails from potential recruits, all of whom insist they’d “love to come and play for your school.” After years playing the recruiting game, though, you’re too savvy for this tactic, and you realize that many of these prospects have sent an identical email ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Show me the Money: The Art of Negotiating for a Scholarship

    Show me the Money: The Art of Negotiating for a Scholarship
    In many ways, negotiating for an athletic scholarship is exactly like negotiating for just about anything. As anyone who has seen Jerry Maguire or an episode of Entourage can appreciate, successfully negotiating for something can be as simple as convincing your negotiating partner that you can offer something he absolutely needs. A program has something you want or need (scholarship money), ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -11
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    15 College Coach "Turn Offs" to Avoid

    15 College Coach "Turn Offs" to Avoid
    College coaches are evaluating prospects during every single interaction. Whether the coach is watching film, talking to an athlete on campus or watching them deal with a loss after a high school game, each observation is a chance to make assumptions about the prospect. It is important for every recruit to understand what sort of things might leave a negative impression ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    35 Steps All Athletes Can Take to Win an Athletic Scholarship

    35 Steps All Athletes Can Take to Win an Athletic Scholarship
    Recruits are always wondering what they can to do improve their recruiting process. Here are 35 steps that ALL recruits can take to get one step closer to an athletic scholarship opportunity. (In no particular order) 1. Be aggressive. Don’t contact a coach one time and give up if you don’t hear back. Email a coach and wait a few weeks. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Jack of All Trades: The Importance of Versatility

    Jack of All Trades: The Importance of Versatility
    Once upon a time, a frontcourt player’s job was to rebound and score with his back to the basket, a point guard’s job was to control and distribute the ball, and a wing player’s job was to shoot. These days, 7’0” Dirk Nowitzki has among the silkiest jump-shots in the game, Chris Paul and Deron Williams are their teams’ crunch-time scorers, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Debate to End Athletic Scholarships

    Debate to End Athletic Scholarships
    In March, at the close of the March Madness tournament, there was much debate over whether or not college athletes should be paid. Meanwhile, another debate was looming under the radar. On March 24, according to The Huffington Post, Ralph Nader called for an end to athletic scholarships. Period. Nader believes that college sports, and particularly the championship tournaments, mirror professional ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -81
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    Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Michael Vick

    Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Michael Vick
    When Michael Vick was being released from federal prison after serving 19 months out of his 23 month sentence, he stood in front of 450 graduates of Camelot high schools to give the commencement speech and surprise two students with $5,000 scholarships. The Camelot School is an alternative high school that caters to at-risk youth with behavioral, academic and emotional problems. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Braylon Edwards

    Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Braylon Edwards
    Ex-Cleveland Brown Braylon Edwards knows a man is only as good as his word, and this past Saturday Edward’s word paid off in the form of $1 million in scholarships. In 2007, two years before he was traded to the New York Jets, Edwards promised scholarships to 100 Cleveland area students to attend college through his Advance 100 Scholarship Program which ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +38
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    Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Barry Bonds

    Bad Boy Athletes Help Students Pay for School: Barry Bonds
    Barry Bonds. Notorious home run King – until he became known as the baseball player who fixed his game by allegedly taking steroids. While he was most recently charged on three counts of making false statements in his initial trial nearly seven years ago, the judge for Bonds’ 12-day trial in April declared a mistrial on all three charges. But the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Obama Earth Day Challenge Last Year - Have You Held Up Your End?

    Obama Earth Day Challenge Last Year - Have You Held Up Your End?
    Last year U.S. President Barack Obama tossed a green gauntlet, challenging Americans to take action to better the environment in honor of Earth Day. Have you done your part to better the environment? Here's a recap of what tasks President Obama challenged us to. "I want you to take action -- in your home or your community; at your school or ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +42
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