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Finding A College Roommate in 2013

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

Facebook, Online Profiles, and More Go Into Roommate Searches

Finding a college roommate is not necessarily up to a random assignment by the housing office these days. Facebook groups and roommate finder websites have revamped this process allowing for optimal co-habitation compatibility. No longer is requesting the same dorm the only criteria that will go into finding your future roommate. Cleanliness, desired noise-level, study habits, style, extracurricular activities, and interests are all taken into account when incoming freshmen hold the power of choosing their own roommates.  

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2013 College Commencement Speakers

By Becca Huntting on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

Words of Wisdom for Graduates  

It’s graduation season and schools across the nation have invited politicians, actors, entrepreneurs, and more to inspire graduates as they receive their diplomas. Commencement speakers are meant to offer words of wisdom to students entering new, and often intimidating, chapters in their lives in the hopes that they will inspire them to reach for and achieve their goals.  

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High School Graduation Checklist

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

What To Do List Before Your Pick Up Your Diploma

Seniors, graduation is right around the corner! As you prepare for you finals and AP exams, check out this graduation checklist to make sure you’ll be all ready for the big day!  

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College Programs for Teaching and Education

By Becca Huntting on Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 03:02 PM

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  

While we celebrate teachers’ hard work all year long, teacher appreciation week is a special time to recognize educators going above and beyond. Teaching is a difficult, but extremely rewarding profession. Many colleges allow students to major in education and work towards a teacher’s certificate so that they may start a career in teaching right after graduation.  

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What’s Your “AP”titude?

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

How to Prepare For and Conquer Your AP Exams Without Going Crazy!  

AP exams are fast approaching, and high school students across the country are preparing for these college credit-bearing tests. Taking multiple AP exams, having AP exams on top of other finals, or just balancing your study schedule with daily life can be a challenge, especially if you’re feeling the end of the year burnout coming on fast.  

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Colleges That Celebrate Earth Day

By Becca Huntting on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @ 04:58 PM

These Campuses Hold Special Events to Celebrate Going Green

Earth Day inspires students and schools to take initiative and help the environment. Some schools use Earth Day as a time to spread awareness and aid the effort to go green by hosting week-long events, fairs, and fundraisers.  

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Giving Back in College

By Becca Huntting on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:39 AM

Schools With Service Learning Programs

While community service is required during the admissions process, does not need to stop for students when they attend college. In addition to individual service projects and organized days when student bodies volunteer in their communities, some schools incorporate service learning into the core curriculum. Service learning usually encompasses classroom discussions and lectures that are conducted simultaneously with hands-on projects so that students are able to directly apply new knowledge to helping their communities. Students who are passionate about community service should consider finding a school with a pre-established program that weaves service learning in with other core classes.

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Researchers Find Mindful Meditation May Increase Test Scores

By Becca Huntting on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 02:53 PM

Mindful Meditation Helping Students Focus, Test Better

In addition to decreasing stress and increasing focus, new research from the University of California-Santa Barbara suggests that mindful meditation may also help students increase test scores and retain information better.  

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