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Cengage Learning offering $2,500 A Slice of Life scholarship: Show us how you learn!

You know that there’s more than one way to peel an orange, so of course there’s more than one way to learn too! Join Cengage Learning’s A Slice of Life contest by submitting a quick, 1 or 2 minute video … Continue reading

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Enter our March Madness “Shoot and Score” photo contest for a chance to win $500!

Shoot and Score a Chance at $500 Are you the ultimate college basketball fan? Do you find March Madness less of a catchy tag-line for a college basketball tournament and more of a lifestyle commitment? Does your pre-game prep include … Continue reading

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New school year, new experiences to boost your student advantage

“There’s a whole world out there” is probably something you’ve heard people say. And it’s so true. Maybe you spent the first half of the school year playing it safe, getting to know the school and adjusting to dorm life. … Continue reading

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From student health to study habits: What not to do when starting the new school year

You got through the first semester – phew! But another semester is looming. Friends, parents, and older siblings who have done it all before are hammering you with advice on how to handle dorm life, student health, study habits, avoiding … Continue reading

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Post holiday blues: How to have fun on a college budget in the new year

If the holiday spending spree has left you feeling post-festivities withdrawal, no need to despair. Just because your wallet seems vacuum-dried, it doesn’t mean you have to stay home alone munching on ramen for the next month. Here are some … Continue reading

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Top tips for setting goals for the new year: Academic success, career planning and more

It’s now a brand new year and there’s no time like the present to re-evaluate your goals for academic success and career planning. Setting goals is the process of defining where you want to go and the best way of … Continue reading

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How to make new friends and get rid of bad habits in college

The new year is here, and while you have been hard at work studying this term, you may not have found the time to have an active social life. In addition, you know that bad habits die hard, and this … Continue reading

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Top 10 college safety tips

With your new-found freedom at college, sometimes safety precautions are the furthest thing from your mind. However, from the college dorm life reality of someone stealing something from your room to running into trouble while walking home from a late … Continue reading

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Your college class schedule: How to survive a morning class

You can’t avoid it any longer: it’s time to finalize your college class schedule. You must enroll in the dreaded 8 a.m. class and throw off your whole class schedule. Ugh. Whether it’s the only section available or you can’t … Continue reading

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Changing school demographics: More working college students enrolling

Not long ago, the typical college student was under age 25, single and without children. The college years meant dorm living, new freedoms and transitioning to life without the constant presence of parents. Getting a degree was possible in four … Continue reading

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