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  • UCLA student robbed at gunpoint by two men on Strathmore Drive

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Two men robbed a UCLA student at gunpoint early Thursday on Strathmore Drive, taking a cell phone and money before driving away, university police said. About 2:37 a.m. Thursday, the student was walking on Strathmore Drive near Levering Avenue when two men approached from behind and pushed the student to the ground, police said. When the student sat up, one of the men took out a handgun and told the student to give him their cellphone and wallet, according to a UCPD statement. The men then took the student’s cell phone and money, and fled the area in a sedan and a van, police said. The…
  • Life and Experience Make College More Meaningful

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Professors from Wright State University and Golden Gate University School of Law respond to an Op-Ed article.
  • Rating Plan Would Put Colleges Into One of Three Categories

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A report offers the first glimpse into the Obama administration’s plan to grade colleges, placing them into three categories of performance.
  • 8 Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Job Skills Gained from a Liberal Arts Degree

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    Katie Dwyer
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Many, if not most of us liberal arts students will not find jobs with the same title as our degrees. For example, after my successful double major with good grades and multiple internships and student jobs, I am neither a “comparative literature-ist” or a sociologist. That’s OK with me. Some students pursue a particular major with a clear vision of what this will mean for their lives and careers post-graduation. They pursue specific, career-oriented paths (such as engineering, pre-med, or journalism), or are so passionate about academics that they plan to continue in their chosen field…
  • Watch the Opening of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey with the Original, Unused Score

    Open Culture
    Colin Marshall
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekDscvvYOFg How does a movie become a “classic”? Explanations, never less than utterly subjective, will vary from cinephile to cinephile, but I would submit that classic-film status, as traditionally understood, requires that all elements of the production work in at least near-perfect harmony: the cinematography, the casting, the editing, the design, the setting, the score. Outside first-year film studies seminars and deliberately contrarian culture columns, the label of classic, once attained, goes practically undisputed. Even those who actively dislike…
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  • UCLA student robbed at gunpoint by two men on Strathmore Drive

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Two men robbed a UCLA student at gunpoint early Thursday on Strathmore Drive, taking a cell phone and money before driving away, university police said. About 2:37 a.m. Thursday, the student was walking on Strathmore Drive near Levering Avenue when two men approached from behind and pushed the student to the ground, police said. When the student sat up, one of the men took out a handgun and told the student to give him their cellphone and wallet, according to a UCPD statement. The men then took the student’s cell phone and money, and fled the area in a sedan and a van, police said. The…
  • Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    .fb-like span { overflow:visible !important; width:450px !important; margin-right:-200px; } Although the journey through Hollywood has many different paths, Rhyon Nicole Brown is realizing her path was a lot different than the average child actress turned young adult actress, producer and singer. Originally from Los Angeles, Ca., Rhyon, 22, is … Read More The post Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown appeared first on .
  • Pro-tips for the underclassmen

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    With graduation fast approaching, there is a lot of wisdom that will also be leaving CSU. Upperclassmen have paid their dues and learned a lot during their time here, and it is only fitting that they sprinkle their wisdom upon the underclassmen. It is important to take the lessons learned and advice of those who have experienced it all. “Always use ratemyprofessor.com,” said Maddy Wyckoff, a journalism major and senior, in reference to making a class schedule. For some, having a well-paying job is the number one thing to achieve right out of college. For others, how much a job pays is…
  • Women’s basketball: Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne sets Pac-12 double-double record in loss to Fresno State

    Joseph Hoyt
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Oregon women’s basketball team saw its four game winning streak come to a close with a 68-59 loss to Fresno State on Sunday. The Ducks tied the game up at 55 in the second half after trailing by as much as 15 points. However, Fresno State finished the game on a 13-4 run to end Oregon’s bid at a comeback victory. “I think that we can definitely use this game as a lesson that we need to come out and start better and play better from the jump,” junior guard Lexi Petersen told GoDucks.com. “We can’t keep digging ourselves holes and expecting to come back. We…
  • Crime grinds to a near halt during the first week of winter break

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Though much of University of Oregon remains at least partially operational over winter break, the uncharacteristically low number of crimes reported on the UOPD’s crime log for the last two weeks suggests that less students on campus equals less crime on campus. Like finals week, the numbers this week hovered at around a dozen. With very few students left on campus to steal property from, not a single report of theft was made on the crime log from Dec. 13 to 18. Instead, the top crime for the five-day period was trespassing , which is almost always the result of individuals breaking…
 
 
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  • 8 Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Job Skills Gained from a Liberal Arts Degree

    Katie Dwyer
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Many, if not most of us liberal arts students will not find jobs with the same title as our degrees. For example, after my successful double major with good grades and multiple internships and student jobs, I am neither a “comparative literature-ist” or a sociologist. That’s OK with me. Some students pursue a particular major with a clear vision of what this will mean for their lives and careers post-graduation. They pursue specific, career-oriented paths (such as engineering, pre-med, or journalism), or are so passionate about academics that they plan to continue in their chosen field…
  • 3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

    Mark Frost
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    I recently bought a crappy used car specifically for winter. Okay maybe it’s not that crappy, but it doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that all new cars nowadays seem to have. By that I mean, the radio can’t pick up a decent signal on anything accept country stations, there’s obviously no Bluetooth, and I have no interest in CDs or messing with a tape player/3.5mm adapter (they all suck). And while I’m glad I didn’t pay the premium price for a few convenient features in an affordable new car, I have been looking for things to make life with my…
  • How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

    Katie Dwyer
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    For many of us who love writing, the idea of someday actually making money through our words is a kind of hazy dream for the future. We imagine being novelists, essayists, journalists. We imagine a future where our ideas, translated onto the printed page, can make a difference in the world. And, we think, we might actually get to find a way to make money in the process. We also know that this is a long, hard road we’re planning for ourselves—all you need to do is to pick up a writer’s memoir to know that this is not a path to easy money (I recommend Stephen King’s On Writing if…
  • Quick Tip: Break Difficult Tasks into Accomplishable Steps to Defeat Burnout

    Mark Frost
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    Burnout is one of the absolute worst things that can happen to a person as a student or worker. You start with the mindset that you can do it all and succeed and end up getting less done than you would have if you put less on your plate. But putting less on your plate is often not the answer to solving these problems. The real solution, however, is to break your tasks down into baby steps to get more done and maintain your sanity. Step 1. Calm Down and Clear Your Head When you’ve got a lot to do, panic slowly sets in and tells you that you can’t possibly finish everything. This…
  • 8 Tips for Making the Most of a Large Lecture Class

    Katie Dwyer
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    It’s easy to disappear into the anonymity of a large lecture class—either by choosing to ditch class or because of the disconnect that can easily creep into even active and engaged students’ experiences. Whichever the case, sometimes 300 seats and a single lecturing voice can present a serious challenge to the classroom experience. Let’s assume you want to make the most of the time, money, and opportunity represented by your tuition and having signed up for the class. In that case, here are eight important tips for making the most of a large lecture class. The Reading is a Must Do the…
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  • Watch the Opening of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey with the Original, Unused Score

    Colin Marshall
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekDscvvYOFg How does a movie become a “classic”? Explanations, never less than utterly subjective, will vary from cinephile to cinephile, but I would submit that classic-film status, as traditionally understood, requires that all elements of the production work in at least near-perfect harmony: the cinematography, the casting, the editing, the design, the setting, the score. Outside first-year film studies seminars and deliberately contrarian culture columns, the label of classic, once attained, goes practically undisputed. Even those who actively dislike…
  • Ayn Rand’s Reviews of Children’s Movies: From Bambi to Frozen

    Dan Colman
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Warm and fuzzy, she wasn’t. But that’s partly why it’s fun to imagine the acerbic Ayn Rand taking a crack at reviewing children’s movies. And that’s why it’s fun to read Mallory Ortberg’s parody in The New Yorker, which features 17 Randian reviews of classic kids films, beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is rightly exploited for her naïveté. She dies without ever having sought her own happiness as the highest moral aim. I did not finish watching this movie, finding it impossible to…
  • Download the John Lennon/Yoko Ono “War is Over (If You Want It)” Poster in 100+ Languages

    Dan Colman
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Over on the ImaginePeace website, Yoko Ono invites you to download and share a poster declaring “War is Over (If You Want It)” in over 100 languages — everything from Arabic and Afrikaans to German, Hindi, Tibetan and Yiddish. Those words were first made famous, of course, by Lennon and Ono’s 1971 Christmas/Vietnam War protest song. And though we’re not really closer to achieving world peace four decades later, it’s something we can certainly aspire to. All posters can be downloaded in various different sizes, with the largest being 3000 x 4000. (Also find small versions…
  • Lou Reeds Sings “Blue Christmas” with Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright & Friends

    Dan Colman
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIYtlzAJUcg Elvis Presley recorded “Blue Christmas” for his Christmas album in 1957 and made the song something of a holiday classic. In the years to come, “Blue Christmas” would be covered by Johnny Mathis, Johnny Cash, The Misfits, Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Bon Jovi and eventually Lou Reed too. Above, we have Lou performing the song at the Knitting Factory in December 2008. He’s joined on stage by Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, the McGarrigle sisters, his wife Laurie Anderson, Chaim Tannebaum, and Joel Zifkin. Below, find Lou providing the…
  • F for Fake: Orson Welles’ Short Film & Trailer That Was Never Released in America

    Colin Marshall
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMkZWWLHGXU Ask Orson Welles enthusiasts to name the filmmaker’s masterpiece, and most will, of course, name Citizen Kane. While Welles’ very first feature film may lay credible claim to the title of not just the finest in his oeuvre but the finest film ever made, a growing minority of dissenters have, in recent years, plumped for his last: 1974’s F for Fake. Too truthful to call a fiction film and too filled with lies to call a documentary, it brings together such seemingly disparate themes as authorship, authenticity, art forgery, architecture, and…
 
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  • UCLA student robbed at gunpoint by two men on Strathmore Drive

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Two men robbed a UCLA student at gunpoint early Thursday on Strathmore Drive, taking a cell phone and money before driving away, university police said. About 2:37 a.m. Thursday, the student was walking on Strathmore Drive near Levering Avenue when two men approached from behind and pushed the student to the ground, police said. When the student sat up, one of the men took out a handgun and told the student to give him their cellphone and wallet, according to a UCPD statement. The men then took the student’s cell phone and money, and fled the area in a sedan and a van, police said. The…
  • Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    .fb-like span { overflow:visible !important; width:450px !important; margin-right:-200px; } Although the journey through Hollywood has many different paths, Rhyon Nicole Brown is realizing her path was a lot different than the average child actress turned young adult actress, producer and singer. Originally from Los Angeles, Ca., Rhyon, 22, is … Read More The post Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown appeared first on .
  • Pro-tips for the underclassmen

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    With graduation fast approaching, there is a lot of wisdom that will also be leaving CSU. Upperclassmen have paid their dues and learned a lot during their time here, and it is only fitting that they sprinkle their wisdom upon the underclassmen. It is important to take the lessons learned and advice of those who have experienced it all. “Always use ratemyprofessor.com,” said Maddy Wyckoff, a journalism major and senior, in reference to making a class schedule. For some, having a well-paying job is the number one thing to achieve right out of college. For others, how much a job pays is…
  • Women’s basketball: Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne sets Pac-12 double-double record in loss to Fresno State

    Joseph Hoyt
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Oregon women’s basketball team saw its four game winning streak come to a close with a 68-59 loss to Fresno State on Sunday. The Ducks tied the game up at 55 in the second half after trailing by as much as 15 points. However, Fresno State finished the game on a 13-4 run to end Oregon’s bid at a comeback victory. “I think that we can definitely use this game as a lesson that we need to come out and start better and play better from the jump,” junior guard Lexi Petersen told GoDucks.com. “We can’t keep digging ourselves holes and expecting to come back. We…
  • Crime grinds to a near halt during the first week of winter break

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Though much of University of Oregon remains at least partially operational over winter break, the uncharacteristically low number of crimes reported on the UOPD’s crime log for the last two weeks suggests that less students on campus equals less crime on campus. Like finals week, the numbers this week hovered at around a dozen. With very few students left on campus to steal property from, not a single report of theft was made on the crime log from Dec. 13 to 18. Instead, the top crime for the five-day period was trespassing , which is almost always the result of individuals breaking…
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  • My New Project, Part 2

    Study Hacks
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Asa Frederick Newport. Born December 10, 2014. Another future Study Hacker…
  • Deep Habits: Never Plan to “Get Some Work Done”

    Study Hacks
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:16 pm
    A Useful Metaphor In the first chapter of The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt introduces the metaphor of the rider and the elephant. When trying to conceptualize his own weakness in the face of his best intentions, he explains: I [am] a rider on the back of an elephant. I’m holding the reins in my hands, and by pulling one way or the other I can tell the elephant to turn, to stop, or to go. I can direct things, but only when the elephant doesn’t have desires of his own. When the elephant really wants to do something, I’m no match for him. Ever since I first read these words, they…
  • On Undecidable Tasks (Or, How Alan Turing Can Help You Earn a Promotion)

    Study Hacks
    29 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
    The Decision Problem In 1928, the mathematician David Hilbert posed a challenge he called the Entscheidungsproblem (which translates to  “decision problem”). Roughly speaking, the problem asks whether their exists an effective procedure (what we would today call an “algorithm”) that can take as input a set of axioms and a mathematical statement, and then decide whether or not the statement can be proved using those axioms and standard logic rules. Hilbert thought such a procedure probably existed. Eight years later, in 1936, a twenty-four year old doctoral student…
  • Deep Habits: Spend Three Months On Important Projects

    Study Hacks
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    A Productive King In 2013, during a period of only three months, Stephen King published two full-length novels: Joyland and Doctor Sleep. This is unusually productive, even for a writer whose published fifty-five novels in his career (and sold over 350 million copies along the way). Perhaps to celebrate this pinnacle of systematic wordsmithing, the Barnes & Noble book blog published a list of twenty tips extracted from King’s 2000 professional memoir, On Writing. Nestled half way through this list was a piece of advice that caught my attention: “The first draft of a book—even a…
  • It’s Okay to Be Bad at E-mail

    Study Hacks
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The Internet Heretic I previously admitted that I don’t web surf and that I’ve never had a social media account. This next admission might be the final straw that leads to the permanent revocation of my internet privileges: I’m bad at answering e-mails. I sometimes go a whole day without looking at my inbox (and sometimes even longer). I ignore messages. People I know well tend to call me when they really need to know something. I’m not bad at e-mails on purpose. If anything, I’m apologetic and ashamed about it and try to be more responsive when I can. But I only…
 
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  • UCLA student robbed at gunpoint by two men on Strathmore Drive

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Two men robbed a UCLA student at gunpoint early Thursday on Strathmore Drive, taking a cell phone and money before driving away, university police said. About 2:37 a.m. Thursday, the student was walking on Strathmore Drive near Levering Avenue when two men approached from behind and pushed the student to the ground, police said. When the student sat up, one of the men took out a handgun and told the student to give him their cellphone and wallet, according to a UCPD statement. The men then took the student’s cell phone and money, and fled the area in a sedan and a van, police said. The…
  • Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    .fb-like span { overflow:visible !important; width:450px !important; margin-right:-200px; } Although the journey through Hollywood has many different paths, Rhyon Nicole Brown is realizing her path was a lot different than the average child actress turned young adult actress, producer and singer. Originally from Los Angeles, Ca., Rhyon, 22, is … Read More The post Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown appeared first on .
  • Pro-tips for the underclassmen

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    With graduation fast approaching, there is a lot of wisdom that will also be leaving CSU. Upperclassmen have paid their dues and learned a lot during their time here, and it is only fitting that they sprinkle their wisdom upon the underclassmen. It is important to take the lessons learned and advice of those who have experienced it all. “Always use ratemyprofessor.com,” said Maddy Wyckoff, a journalism major and senior, in reference to making a class schedule. For some, having a well-paying job is the number one thing to achieve right out of college. For others, how much a job pays is…
  • Women’s basketball: Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne sets Pac-12 double-double record in loss to Fresno State

    Joseph Hoyt
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Oregon women’s basketball team saw its four game winning streak come to a close with a 68-59 loss to Fresno State on Sunday. The Ducks tied the game up at 55 in the second half after trailing by as much as 15 points. However, Fresno State finished the game on a 13-4 run to end Oregon’s bid at a comeback victory. “I think that we can definitely use this game as a lesson that we need to come out and start better and play better from the jump,” junior guard Lexi Petersen told GoDucks.com. “We can’t keep digging ourselves holes and expecting to come back. We…
  • Crime grinds to a near halt during the first week of winter break

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Though much of University of Oregon remains at least partially operational over winter break, the uncharacteristically low number of crimes reported on the UOPD’s crime log for the last two weeks suggests that less students on campus equals less crime on campus. Like finals week, the numbers this week hovered at around a dozen. With very few students left on campus to steal property from, not a single report of theft was made on the crime log from Dec. 13 to 18. Instead, the top crime for the five-day period was trespassing , which is almost always the result of individuals breaking…
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  • UCLA student robbed at gunpoint by two men on Strathmore Drive

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Two men robbed a UCLA student at gunpoint early Thursday on Strathmore Drive, taking a cell phone and money before driving away, university police said. About 2:37 a.m. Thursday, the student was walking on Strathmore Drive near Levering Avenue when two men approached from behind and pushed the student to the ground, police said. When the student sat up, one of the men took out a handgun and told the student to give him their cellphone and wallet, according to a UCPD statement. The men then took the student’s cell phone and money, and fled the area in a sedan and a van, police said. The…
  • Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    .fb-like span { overflow:visible !important; width:450px !important; margin-right:-200px; } Although the journey through Hollywood has many different paths, Rhyon Nicole Brown is realizing her path was a lot different than the average child actress turned young adult actress, producer and singer. Originally from Los Angeles, Ca., Rhyon, 22, is … Read More The post Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown appeared first on .
  • Pro-tips for the underclassmen

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    With graduation fast approaching, there is a lot of wisdom that will also be leaving CSU. Upperclassmen have paid their dues and learned a lot during their time here, and it is only fitting that they sprinkle their wisdom upon the underclassmen. It is important to take the lessons learned and advice of those who have experienced it all. “Always use ratemyprofessor.com,” said Maddy Wyckoff, a journalism major and senior, in reference to making a class schedule. For some, having a well-paying job is the number one thing to achieve right out of college. For others, how much a job pays is…
  • Women’s basketball: Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne sets Pac-12 double-double record in loss to Fresno State

    Joseph Hoyt
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Oregon women’s basketball team saw its four game winning streak come to a close with a 68-59 loss to Fresno State on Sunday. The Ducks tied the game up at 55 in the second half after trailing by as much as 15 points. However, Fresno State finished the game on a 13-4 run to end Oregon’s bid at a comeback victory. “I think that we can definitely use this game as a lesson that we need to come out and start better and play better from the jump,” junior guard Lexi Petersen told GoDucks.com. “We can’t keep digging ourselves holes and expecting to come back. We…
  • Crime grinds to a near halt during the first week of winter break

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Though much of University of Oregon remains at least partially operational over winter break, the uncharacteristically low number of crimes reported on the UOPD’s crime log for the last two weeks suggests that less students on campus equals less crime on campus. Like finals week, the numbers this week hovered at around a dozen. With very few students left on campus to steal property from, not a single report of theft was made on the crime log from Dec. 13 to 18. Instead, the top crime for the five-day period was trespassing , which is almost always the result of individuals breaking…
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  • UCLA student robbed at gunpoint by two men on Strathmore Drive

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Two men robbed a UCLA student at gunpoint early Thursday on Strathmore Drive, taking a cell phone and money before driving away, university police said. About 2:37 a.m. Thursday, the student was walking on Strathmore Drive near Levering Avenue when two men approached from behind and pushed the student to the ground, police said. When the student sat up, one of the men took out a handgun and told the student to give him their cellphone and wallet, according to a UCPD statement. The men then took the student’s cell phone and money, and fled the area in a sedan and a van, police said. The…
  • Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    .fb-like span { overflow:visible !important; width:450px !important; margin-right:-200px; } Although the journey through Hollywood has many different paths, Rhyon Nicole Brown is realizing her path was a lot different than the average child actress turned young adult actress, producer and singer. Originally from Los Angeles, Ca., Rhyon, 22, is … Read More The post Back to the bright lights: An interview with Rhyon Brown appeared first on .
  • Pro-tips for the underclassmen

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    With graduation fast approaching, there is a lot of wisdom that will also be leaving CSU. Upperclassmen have paid their dues and learned a lot during their time here, and it is only fitting that they sprinkle their wisdom upon the underclassmen. It is important to take the lessons learned and advice of those who have experienced it all. “Always use ratemyprofessor.com,” said Maddy Wyckoff, a journalism major and senior, in reference to making a class schedule. For some, having a well-paying job is the number one thing to achieve right out of college. For others, how much a job pays is…
  • Women’s basketball: Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne sets Pac-12 double-double record in loss to Fresno State

    Joseph Hoyt
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Oregon women’s basketball team saw its four game winning streak come to a close with a 68-59 loss to Fresno State on Sunday. The Ducks tied the game up at 55 in the second half after trailing by as much as 15 points. However, Fresno State finished the game on a 13-4 run to end Oregon’s bid at a comeback victory. “I think that we can definitely use this game as a lesson that we need to come out and start better and play better from the jump,” junior guard Lexi Petersen told GoDucks.com. “We can’t keep digging ourselves holes and expecting to come back. We…
  • Crime grinds to a near halt during the first week of winter break

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Though much of University of Oregon remains at least partially operational over winter break, the uncharacteristically low number of crimes reported on the UOPD’s crime log for the last two weeks suggests that less students on campus equals less crime on campus. Like finals week, the numbers this week hovered at around a dozen. With very few students left on campus to steal property from, not a single report of theft was made on the crime log from Dec. 13 to 18. Instead, the top crime for the five-day period was trespassing , which is almost always the result of individuals breaking…
 
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  • When is it Too Early to Start Preparing for College?

    Todd Johnson
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I had a parent of a 7th grader contact me this week about working with her student. Now early preparation, particular for students interested in BS/MD programs and other highly selective colleges, is great, can you start preparing for college too early? Yes and no. It depends on how you define preparing. I typically don’t start working with students until near the end of 8th grade at the earliest and the focus at that point is on making sure that the student is taking the right classes in their freshman year which can affect all of their future classes. Before that time, I am always…
  • Lab Research vs Clinical Research

    Todd Johnson
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I have often told you that it is a good idea to have some research experience when applying to BS/MD programs.  But what I haven’t discussed are the two types of research that are possible. Lab based research vs. Clinical research. First some basic definitions. Lab based research occurs in, you guessed it, a lab. This might be a chemistry lab, a biology lab, at a college or at a medical school. But it involves research with something other than actual humans. Clinical research on the other hand is research that involves human beings. This could involve many things but as an example,…
  • When It’s OK to Look Like Everybody Else.

    Todd Johnson
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Generally, when applying to a highly selective college or a BS/MD program you do not want to look like everybody else. You want to stand out in some way. Maybe you have significantly more volunteering that the typical student. One of my students raised tens of thousands of dollars for health care related charities by playing the violin. Or maybe your research background is very strong. Several of my students have been ISEF finalists in more than one year. Or maybe you have significant leadership qualifications. I have worked with a number of Boy Scout Eagle Scouts over the years. Do those…
  • Why Is Patient Care Experience Necessary?

    Todd Johnson
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I often tell students that they need to have patient care experience but they often don’t really understand why. Volunteering in general is important to show that you care about others.  All colleges like to see students that care about some one else. But even more important for BS/MD programs is health care related volunteering.  This shows BS/MD programs not only that you care about others but that your focus is on the health care side of helping others. But why patient care experience specifically? Many students volunteer in hospitals because they believe that this is the only…
  • How Much Research Experience Do You Need?

    Todd Johnson
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    BS/MD programs like to see that you have done some type of research. Does that mean more research is better? No. Let’s back up and understand why BS/MD programs like to see that students have performed some type of research.  Most students who are interested in medicine want to do some type of research. That means that if you do research you look like  a typical student interested in medical school. Moreover, research focuses on the scientific process which is also part of medicine. By learning more about the scientific process you become more capable of performing well in medical…
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • Tennessee Promise - December 10th will be the Last Chance Application Day

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The Tennessee Promise application will be re-opened to all eligible high school seniors on Wednesday, December 10th from 8 AM-4:30 PM CST.  Students may access the application at www.tnpromise.gov, or directly through the TSAC portal at https://clipslink.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentSignon/.  Please ensure students are aware that creating a log-in is NOT applying, and that they must
  • Princeton University Summer Journalism Program - Deadline: February 20, 2015

    5 Dec 2014 | 9:20 pm
    We are writing to inform you about an all-expenses-paid program for high school student journalists from low-income backgrounds that will take place for 10 days this summer on the campus of Princeton University. The program is entering its 14th year; since 2002, approximately 250 students from high schools across the country have participated. The program’s goal is to diversify college and
  • 2015 FedEx Internship Positions -- Various Areas -- Marketing, Engineer, Field Operations, Etc -- Apply Now

    5 Dec 2014 | 8:59 pm
    is currently accepting applicants for their 2015 Summer Internship positions. Below are some of the Job Names, Locations and FedEx's companies: Students can apply for jobs online.  Click here (list of internships throughout the US) If you want to specific a location (state, city, etc) FedEx Services (Memphis) - Current Intern List (Click link to retrieve) Selection for
  • Morehouse College Project IMHOTEP -- Deadline: January 31, 2015

    2 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in bio-statistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. During the following eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at community based organizations, state, and federal 
  • USDA 1890 Program -- Deadline: February 1st

    2 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program offers scholarships to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor's degree at one of the seventeen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University to study agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors. The program helps to strengthen the partnership between USDA and the 1890 institutions; helps to increase the
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    The College Driver News

  • Five Car Battery Myths – Debunked

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    There are many myths and falsehoods when it comes to changing and maintaining a car battery, perhaps more than any other part of the vehicle. It’s probably the reason that so few people feel comfortable tampering with the battery, even though there are often simple solutions for its problems. Here are five myths about that box of power that sits in your engine: A flat battery can be completely recharged by going for a short drive Untrue. A short journey will start the chemical process of storing energy in the battery, a process known as ‘surface charging’ as the reaction is…
  • Buick IntelliLink: How Not to Push a Driver’s Buttons

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    A frozen computer is frustrating, but a frozen touchscreen in an automobile is a much bigger deal. That’s why engineers push the touchscreen buttons on the Buick IntelliLink infotainment system more than 2 million times every week, ensuring it consistently responds to user commands.    Multi-function touchscreen systems, which bundle controls and menus for several systems into one interface, are increasingly common in automobiles. From playing MP3 files to placing phone calls, planning a navigation route or adjusting climate controls, touchscreens are tasked with handling more…
  • 20 Ways the 2015 Chevrolet Trax Impresses

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    With the utility of an SUV and agility of a compact car, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax is a city-smart vehicle ready for almost any adventure.   Packed with the technology city dwellers depend on for their connected lifestyles - including 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Siri Eyes Free - Trax is also an efficient performer, with a standard turbocharged engine delivering power on demand and segment-leading EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway.   "Chevrolet is making a huge inroads with small cars around the world and Trax is the latest example," said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing. "It…
  • Ford SYNC 3 Debuts

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Ford today introduced SYNC 3, a new communications and entertainment system that is faster, more intuitive and easier to use with enhanced response to driver commands than MyFord Touch.   SYNC 3's more conversational voice recognition technology, a more smartphone-like touch screen and easy-to-read graphics will help millions of drivers connect with their lives and control their smartphone while on the road.   The next-generation system builds on the capability of SYNC technology already in more than 10 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on the road globally. SYNC 3 begins arriving on…
  • Nissan's Cleanest Car Shows Off

    4 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    When we watched a live demo of Nissan's prototype "self-cleaning car" this past summer in Nashville, we were stunned. Starting today, Nissan's launching a fun social media campaign that will include a series of online videos showcasing a LEAF EV with the self-cleaning nano-paint technology, otherwise known as the "world's cleanest car."   Nissan, with the help of their social media agency, Zócalo Group, created the campaign to showcase how this LEAF armed with Ultra-Ever Dry paint can repel almost any liquid that comes its way, and to demonstrate its potential use in future…
 
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    HackCollege

  • 8 Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Job Skills Gained from a Liberal Arts Degree

    Katie Dwyer
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Many, if not most of us liberal arts students will not find jobs with the same title as our degrees. For example, after my successful double major with good grades and multiple internships and student jobs, I am neither a “comparative literature-ist” or a sociologist. That’s OK with me. Some students pursue a particular major with a clear vision of what this will mean for their lives and careers post-graduation. They pursue specific, career-oriented paths (such as engineering, pre-med, or journalism), or are so passionate about academics that they plan to continue in their chosen field…
  • 3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

    Mark Frost
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    I recently bought a crappy used car specifically for winter. Okay maybe it’s not that crappy, but it doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that all new cars nowadays seem to have. By that I mean, the radio can’t pick up a decent signal on anything accept country stations, there’s obviously no Bluetooth, and I have no interest in CDs or messing with a tape player/3.5mm adapter (they all suck). And while I’m glad I didn’t pay the premium price for a few convenient features in an affordable new car, I have been looking for things to make life with my…
  • How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

    Katie Dwyer
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    For many of us who love writing, the idea of someday actually making money through our words is a kind of hazy dream for the future. We imagine being novelists, essayists, journalists. We imagine a future where our ideas, translated onto the printed page, can make a difference in the world. And, we think, we might actually get to find a way to make money in the process. We also know that this is a long, hard road we’re planning for ourselves—all you need to do is to pick up a writer’s memoir to know that this is not a path to easy money (I recommend Stephen King’s On Writing if…
  • Quick Tip: Break Difficult Tasks into Accomplishable Steps to Defeat Burnout

    Mark Frost
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    Burnout is one of the absolute worst things that can happen to a person as a student or worker. You start with the mindset that you can do it all and succeed and end up getting less done than you would have if you put less on your plate. But putting less on your plate is often not the answer to solving these problems. The real solution, however, is to break your tasks down into baby steps to get more done and maintain your sanity. Step 1. Calm Down and Clear Your Head When you’ve got a lot to do, panic slowly sets in and tells you that you can’t possibly finish everything. This…
  • 8 Tips for Making the Most of a Large Lecture Class

    Katie Dwyer
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    It’s easy to disappear into the anonymity of a large lecture class—either by choosing to ditch class or because of the disconnect that can easily creep into even active and engaged students’ experiences. Whichever the case, sometimes 300 seats and a single lecturing voice can present a serious challenge to the classroom experience. Let’s assume you want to make the most of the time, money, and opportunity represented by your tuition and having signed up for the class. In that case, here are eight important tips for making the most of a large lecture class. The Reading is a Must Do the…
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    Great College Advice

  • How Should I Write the “Why Do You Want to Go to Our College?” Supplemental Essay? The Don’ts.

    Andrea Aronson
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    In my last blog post, I provided a list of strategies that students should consider adopting when writing their “Why our college?” supplemental essays.  The Dos.  Well, now we are going to look at the flip side and discuss those things that students do way too often with the crafting of this essay that they should absolutely avoid.  The Don’ts. Here is what you don’t want to do: DON’T:  DON’T focus on superficial aspects of the school.  Oh, how many essays have I read that have talked about how great the food looked in a college’s cafeteria!
  • How Should I Write the “Why Do You Want to Go to Our College?” Supplemental Essay? The Do’s.

    Andrea Aronson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you are going through the college application process, more than likely you have encountered supplemental essay questions asking you to elaborate on why you want to attend that institution.  The question takes many forms.  Why are you a good fit?  What will you bring to our campus?  What is it about our school that makes you want to attend?  But, ultimately, it’s really the same question just asked in a different way. In my line of work as a college advisor, I’ve read a lot of these essays, and I can say that I’ve seen many weak attempts at answering this question.
  • Educational Consultant on Libraries: You May Not Be an Expert

    Mark Montgomery
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Educational consultant and college admissions expert Mark Montgomery describes the policy of Union College to teach students how to use libraries for research. While some students may scoff at the idea, there are some library skills that many young people just don’t have. TRANSCRIPT: Right now I’m on the campus of Union College, which is in Schenectady, New York. It’s raining right now, which always has an impact on a visit because it’s kind of gray and cloudy and drizzly, but a beautiful campus, and you can see the Nott Memorial behind me that’s a memorial to…
  • Considering Colleges in the South — Coming to Terms With Prejudices

    Mark Montgomery
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    As a college counselor, I am often frustrated in speaking to students and families that have very strong opinions about the geography of the United States.  With my foreign families, the focus is generally on two areas: California and East Coast (by this, they mean the area between Philadelphia and Boston). My Boston families often cannot conceive of considering a school more than 150 miles from Boston (which, after all, is the “hub of the universe,” at least in the mind of Bostonians).  Kids who live in the suburbs often fancy themselves “urban” creatures, even when…
  • Can I Make More Than One Version of My Common App?

    Andrea Aronson
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’ve been getting the question often this year as to whether or not my students can submit different versions of their Common App to different schools.  The reasons for this question have varied from student to student.  One student made a mistake in his personal essay that he wanted to fix.  Another student wanted to write in the Additional Information section about a specific connection that he had to one particular university, but he, obviously, didn’t want to send that anywhere else.  Yet another student decided that she didn’t like the personal essay that she…
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    College Blog

  • America's 100 Most Expensive Colleges

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    No two things are more stressful to a prospective college student than the question of getting accepted and determining if they can actually afford attending the school of their dreams. The cost of college is no joke, and is something we have tried to put a spotlight on since we started ranking expensive colleges back in 2007, as it is a troublesome debt many students will carry for years to come. The list of the 100 most expensive colleges by total cost (tuition + room & board + required fees) are all private and range from $56,000 all the way up to $65,000 per year. This is a significant…
  • College Search for Beginners

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:13 pm
    The college search process is long and grueling and often leads to some stressful decision making. Deciding on what college to attend can become an overwhelming experience, and for good reason. After all, there are hundreds of them across the country, all great schools for different reasons. Your first step is to take a deep breath and relax. You want to be completely in control and focused as you go on to make this decision. Here we’ll point you to some useful resources and cover some important topics to get you started in the college search process. In the end, it is you that makes the…
  • Cool Dorm Room Ideas

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
    When you first enter an empty dorm you may notice the room looks quite minimal and you can’t fathom how you and another roommate are going to live in this space for an entire year. Tiny dorm rooms with cinder block walls, florescent lighting, and little to no carpet come off a little institutional looking and are very uninspiring. While many colleges around the nation have made a push to design more luxurious dorms over the past few years, it's your job to transform your dorm room into a more livable space. This is your home away from home while you’re going to school, so you’ll want to…
  • Back to School: Best Backpacks for College

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Choosing a backpack for college is an important decision when it comes to organization and mobility. You want a bag with multiple pockets to carry all your accessories, make them easily accessible, and protect all your gear. A bag that’s stylish and unique with enough room to hold textbooks, notebooks, chargers and a laptop, while still being comfortable to wear under a heavy load. A new school year means new designs for students to choose from to fulfill all their carrying needs. With the above guidelines taken into consideration, here are our top recommended backpacks and messenger bags…
  • College Packing List

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    With college starting soon, use this packing checklist as reference when determining what to bring. Notes about what to bring to college: Coordinate with your roommate on who is bringing what so you don't end up with two of the same thing. There is only so much room in a dorm. Check with your college and see what items are allowed. Some dorms prohibit certain small appliances. Quick tips for purchasing items for college: Check campus classifieds and Craigslist. Buying used is obviously going to be cheaper. Shop thrift stores and places like Target for more affordable items. Order from…
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • User Experience on Private School Admission Websites

    Geoff Campbell
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    Serving as my school’s Digital and Social Media Specialist, my tasks can vary from week to week but my ultimate goal is “enhancing both internal and external marketing efforts.” A major part of that is tell the Friends’ Central story in such a way that results in increased affinity towards and interest in the school. In addition to increasing interest and affinity, a crucial part of my job is ensuring that as many people as possible who are interested complete an inquiry (and do not bounce, or get discouraged/lose interest partway and abandon the process). The…
  • Sucessfully got @FriendsCentral Verified on Twitter

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    One of the first breakthroughs I’ve had so far at FCS has been to get out Twitter account verified. It might not sound like much, but given the recent article by AdWeek, it is a highly sought-after mark of legitimacy. From my (incomplete) search of Verified accounts it seems likely we’re the only independent school in the country with a verified account. Now to continue growing a community of sharing. Oh, and to get our new Instagram account verified as well. I got @friendscentral verified! It feels like a right of passage for a #SoMeMgr. #heweb #higheredlive #casesmc…
  • 12 Weeks at Friends’ Central

    Geoff Campbell
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hi everyone. Sorry I’ve been remiss in posting here. It’s been a busy three months. Yesterday marked week 13, day one at FCS. In that time period I’ve learned all a lot about my school, its mission and vision, and its place in the local independent school marketplace. It has been a great learning experience working just outside the fifth most populous city (behind Houston and ahead of Phoenix) in the country. Montgomery County is a highly competitive market when it comes to private schools, with 21.7% of students (grades 9-12) enrolled in private school. so I have my work…
  • CASE Twitter Chat (#CASESMC)

    Geoff Campbell
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    On Tuesday I led my first CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Twitter chat. I came up with the topic and questions, which were then tweeted out from the @CASEadvance account. Here’s the Storify summary of the chat. Welcome to #casesmc chat! Co-moderated by @GeoffBCampbell at @friendscentral. We'll be talking about creating culture of sharing. #casesmc — CASE (@CASEAdvance) September 23, 2014 Twitter Chat Recap: Social Media & Campus Engagement. http://t.co/vNwpa8zAzd #casesmc — CASE (@CASEAdvance) September 24, 2014 Filed under: S.I. Newhouse…
  • Starting at Friends’ Central School

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Two weeks ago I started work as the Digital and Social Media Specialist at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA (a western suburb of Philadelphia). It has been a thrilling first two weeks. While I’m still adjusting to the role and becoming fully immersed in the culture of the school, I already know there are a number of challenges and opportunities ahead and I’m very excited to bring what I can to the role and the school’s online outreach and marketing efforts. My experience working in communications for schools (K-12 and higher ed) over the past three years (and…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Hurry up and Wait: Delayed Gratification for Autoresponders

    Phil Hollows
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    FeedBlitz has offered comprehensive, multi-step autoresponders for years now. They’re great for saying thanks, delivering incentives, or offering multi-step courses. Couple an autoresponder sequence to other lists using FeedBlitz’s triggers, start a signup with a parser, and you’ve got a very capable automated email marketing solution. A typical autoresponder sequence starts immediately. You sign up for a list, and your incentive is delivered right away. You make your purchase, et voila! A thank you missive is en route, toute suite. It’s what people expect to happen.
  • So long, Zombie Google Reader

    Phil Hollows
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    We all know how to stop a zombie, right? Get it in the head. Fine in the movies or “The Walking Dead,” but it’s not so simple for zombie products or technologies. Case in point: Google Reader. The product was “killed” by Google in the middle of 2013, and it was no longer available to end users. So it was dead and buried, right? Wrong. It was a zombie. The back end of Google Reader kept on plugging away, checking feeds, dutifully reporting how many subscribers it was polling on behalf of. Like the Energizer bunny, It kept on going and going and going … until…
  • For the Fallen – We Will Remember Them

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
 
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • Law School Application: Disclose?

    Steve Schwartz
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    The below excerpt on disclosing on your law school application is from A Guide to Optional Essays and Addenda. If you’re questioning whether or not you’re required to disclose something under the language of the question, chances are that question is open to interpretation. What if you get it wrong? Or, more to the point, what if your interpretation doesn’t match the interpretation of the
  • Law School Recommendation Letter Tips

    Steve Schwartz
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    The below excerpt about law school recommendation letters is from A Guide to Law School Recommendations. Let’s take a look at the technical aspects of the law school recommendation letter: -Make sure to provide your recommenders with the required form and make it clear that the completed form must accompany the letter of recommendation. If LSAC receives a letter without a form, it will be
  • December 2014 LSAT Score Release Dates

    Steve Schwartz
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Good luck to everyone taking the December 2014 LSAT! The December 2014 LSAT scores / results are scheduled to be released via email by Monday, January 5, 2014, so you'll have to wait for your LSAT score. However, the scores usually come out a bit earlier than scheduled. Let's look at the trend over the past several years (click to enlarge): I've never heard of them
  • LSAT Diary: Retaking LSAT After Kaplan LSAT Prep Course

    Steve Schwartz
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This LSAT Diary is from Emily who improved from 148 to 161 on the September 2014 LSAT retake after using my 4-month day-by-day LSAT study schedule! If you want to be in LSAT Diaries, please fill out this survey. (You can be in LSAT Diaries whether you've taken the exam already or not.) Please thank Emily for sharing her story below in the comments! Emily's LSAT Diary: As I was heading
  • LSAT Diary: More Than An LSAT Score

    Steve Schwartz
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This LSAT Diary is from Adriana, who's studying for the December 2014 LSAT. Below, she shares her LSAT studying experience. If you want to be in LSAT Diaries, please fill out this survey. (You can be in LSAT Diaries whether you've taken the exam already or not.) Please thank Adriana for sharing her story below in the comments! *** Adriana's LSAT Diary: I tend to think of myself as
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  • Pakistan takes action after slaying of 148

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Pakistan takes action after slaying of 148GettyAuthorities made several arrests in the case of the horrific Taliban school massacre in Peshawar on Sunday, officials said.Further attacks threatenedMore newsBoko Haram slaughters captivesKurds battle to recapture Sinjar
  • Khloe disputes rumors about her brother

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Khloe disputes rumors about her brotherGettyKhloe Kardashian took to Twitter on Saturday to address allegations about her brother, Rob, who has been staying out of the public eye.Claim she's shooting downMore in entertainmentStar denies beef with Taylor SwiftStory that hurt Reese's feelings
  • Show off your holiday spirit for a chance to win!

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Show off your holiday spirit for a chance to win!GettyAs festive photos from around the U.S. continue to come in, AOL.com readers are weighing in on which houses shine the brightest. Vote for your favorite holiday homeMore for the holidaysMake your Christmas tree lastThe worst gift I ever got was ...
  • Tom Brokaw makes a major announcement

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Tom Brokaw makes a major announcementAPThe veteran NBC journalist opened up to colleagues on Sunday about a new change in his life after enduring a challenging year.'Very encouraging news' he sharedMore headlinesDid Obama sing with Colbert? Kurds battle to recapture Sinjar
  • Dark past of NYPD cop killer comes to light

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Dark past of NYPD cop killer comes to light GettyA portrait of the gunman emerged Sunday as officials released details on his criminal record.Disturbing request he made moments before opening fireMore on this story Killings trigger massive backlashRift exposed in wake of shooting
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    Get Into College Blog

  • College Recommendation Letters | How to Ask Teachers

    Steve Schwartz
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many of my students feel timid about asking teachers to write them recommendations. It is natural to feel awkward about this---you are asking an authority figure to do you a favor, one that could impact your college admissions. However, there's no reason to freak out. Follow this step-by-step guide to get top-quality college recommendation letters from your teachers. Step 1: Be prepared
  • How to Become President of a High School Club by 12th Grade

    Steve Schwartz
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Even if classwork and standardized tests aren't your cup of tea, there's still hope. Extracurriculars are the area where people skills wins out over book smarts. However, if everything you do in extracurriculars happens behind the scenes, it's hard to show admissions officers YOU were the mover and shaker. This week's post gives you a road map to help you get that prized leadership position.
  • What to Include in a College Application Résumé

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Résumés aren't just for jobs and internships. You actually need one for your college applications as well. Why? It's a short 1-2 page summary of your accomplishments, abilities, and interests. It's a quick and easy way for college admissions officers to see what you've done during high school and what you'll add to their college. It's easier to make a college résumé than you'd think. This post
  • How To Answer The “Why Do You Want To Go To This College?” Essay

    Steve Schwartz
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many schools (several of the Ivy Leagues, and many liberal arts colleges) have a supplemental essay that asks you to talk about you want to go to their school. They ask this question for a lot of reasons, but there are 2 big reasons, one cynical, one more warm and fuzzy. The cynical reason is, bluntly, they want to accept students who will accept their offers of admissions. The higher the
  • College Selection Tips | Picking the Right College

    Steve Schwartz
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many students just want to go to the best college possible. However, how should you define "best"? "Best" isn't simply what the rankings say. It's the school that fits your needs and preferences. This post will help you figure out how to choose the right one. Some of the most important factors to consider when choosing the right college for you: 1. How large is the student body? Do you want a
 
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector

  • How College Students Can Make the Most of Winter Break

    Allison
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Use your winter break from college wisely--it's a great time to plan your career.
  • 5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Leader

    Allison
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
      Photograph by John Santerre 2010 Being a leader means knowing who you are and what you stand for—You’ve decided upon your mission and you have a vision for how to get there. It’s informed by your value system—what you care most about and what you feel is right. Developing yourself as a leader means declaring a need in the market that you are passionate about satisfying, what your role might be in meeting that need and the audience you want to serve.…
  • The Interest You Left Behind

    Allison
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    We all have subjects that particularly interest us, that capture our attention. It could be a skill, a hobby or just a topic you follow very closely. Try taking note of the articles that attract you online or in the newspaper and you’ll have your answer. Have you incorporated that interest into the job you have today? As much as we are told, to use a trite term, to “follow our passion”, many times life leads us down a different path and we leave that interest behind.…
  • I Found My Career on Twitter

    Allison
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
      A question I frequently hear from job-seekers at all stages is, “Why do I need to be on Twitter?” Twitter is a platform for interests of all kinds, and many users abuse its power by over-tweeting—so its value is sometimes misunderstood. But Twitter is an amazing career and job search tool, and can be used to help you pinpoint what you’re interested in and who can help you find the right job.…
  • 6 Ways to Be a Standout Summer Intern

    Allison
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Getting a summer internship is the first step; here's how to make it count for your career.
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • Let the Holiday Spirit Help You Become a Networking Natural!

    Simply Hired
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    With the holidays upon us – spending time with family, exchanging gifts and reveling in the warmth of season – I’ve been thinking a lot about generosity. And I’ve begun to realize that networking has parallels to the generous cheer associated with the holidays. Networking, too, is about generosity... a willingness to give without expecting something in return...   
  • The Top Habits of Healthy, Happy and Productive People [Infographic]

    YouTern
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Other than some of the devout trolls you may have met on social media, who doesn't want to be healthy, happy and more productive? Most of us, though, aren't aware that these three characteristics – health, happiness and productivity – are closely tied to together...   
  • 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Just Can’t Make

    YEC
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    Our friends at YEC asked their members this question: "When seeking a job at your company, what is the biggest 'no, thank you!' mistake a candidate can make?" Here are the answers we can all learn a lot from...   
  • 3 Resume Formatting Errors Recruiters Won’t Ignore

    JobScan Blog
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Job seekers spend lots of time agonizing over the content of their resumes, yet many overlook the importance of their resume format. On average, a recruiter or hiring manager is only going to spend six seconds reading your resume, which means that making your resume easy to read is just as important as the words you use...   
  • 5 Epic Fails from the Worst Job Interviews Ever

    CareerBliss
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Failing to bring copies of your résumé? Forgetting the recruiter's name? Needing a do-over when answering the "Why should I hire you? question? Not great perfect, but not epic job interview fails like these from the worst interviews ever...   
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  • This Holiday Season, Plan Beyond the Shopping and Festivities – Plan for the Future

    Doug Schantz
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    The holiday season is filled with joy, celebration and lots of planning—planning the perfect gifts, planning where to get the best shopping deals, or planning a delicious holiday menu. Yet there is one plan that isn’t always top of mind come December: planning for college. With the cost of college doubling every nine years[i] and parents only on track to cover 28 percent of their college savings goals[ii], there is no better time to make saving a priority. Giving: A Family Affair Parents don’t want their children living with debt, as eight out of 10 are concerned that it will hinder…
  • 4 Winter Wardrobe Essentials For College Students

    Doug Schantz
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    The weather is getting colder and those shorts and T-shirts are not keeping you warm anymore. That means it’s time to start thinking about a winter wardrobe that will look great and go easy on the budget. Fortunately, many winter clothes can play double or even triple duty. Or, in other words, they can be worn casually for class or be dressed up a bit for job interviews and holiday dinners. Consider the following four cold weather necessities and accessories: A Carpet Skirt A carpet skirt is a great addition to any college winter wardrobe, claims The Refinery. Unlike more formal and…
  • Avoid The Winter Blues – Affordable Entertainment for Students

    Doug Schantz
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Most college students don’t have much extra spending money on hand these days after paying for tuition, books, meals and room and board. Entities such as cable television and trips to concerts or the movies are luxuries. However, thanks to today’s technology, many higher education learners can have a great time with some affordable entertainment options that won’t break the bank. Here are a few ways they can save a few dollars each month. Streaming Movies and TV Shows Cable television costs continue to increase forcing many college students to forego traditional cable subscriptions in…
  • 4 Scholarships for the Online Academic Achiever

    Doug Schantz
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Going to college online is a great option for a lot of students. Unfortunately, the financial aspect of going to an online college is very similar to an in-person university. Before graduating, the student will have spent thousands of dollars on his or her education. Many people cannot afford this kind of expense, so an excellent way to help fund advanced education is through a scholarship. There are thousands of scholarships out there waiting to be found, so start by looking at scholarships in your field of study such as engineering, science or Internet Technology. If you or someone you know…
  • Technology Money-Saving Tips for Students

    Doug Schantz
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    You’re in college and it’s a great position to be in – the world respects you as an adult, but cuts you some slack when it comes to things adults are responsible for, because hey, you’re still learning right? One of the biggest changes you’re probably experiencing in your young, wild and free years is having to manage the money you spend on technology necessities in your home away from home such as cable, wireless, electricity bills, etc. Here are some technology money-saving tips for students new to the game we call life. Get a Roku Since you can basically almost watch anything…
 
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    College Info Geek

  • My Hack For Waking Up Early Every Morning

    Thomas Frank
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    I love the early mornings – especially when there’s time between waking up and the first thing I actually have to do. However, waking up early enough to have that free time in the morning is really hard. For most of college, I was never able to discipline myself enough to get it. Instead I’d always wake up with just enough time to get to my job or my first class. Maybe I’d have enough time to quickly eat, though I just skipped breakfast on a lot of days. Fast forward to today. Now, I wake up every single morning (Mon-Fri) at 5:50 AM and start on an efficient…
  • The Apps and Tools I Use Every Day To Build College Info Geek

    Thomas Frank
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:07 am
    I’ve always been fascinated with finding out what tools people use to do things. There’s a relatively new site called StackShare that lists the technology stacks used by startups like Airbnb, Twitter, Dropbox, and others. There’s also Homescreen, which lets people share their iPhone homescreens and discover new apps. I love scrolling through both of them (Here’s my homescreen if you’re curious). I don’t think I’m alone in this fascination. One of Batman’s most interesting features is his utility belt, and our eyes light up when we see James Bond…
  • 5 Reader Questions! Making Friends, Budgeting, And Group Projects (Ep. 42)

    Thomas Frank
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    Whoa, is it that time already? Yep… time for another Reader Q&A episode. On this episode, Martin and Anna team up against some CPU scrubs in the new Super Smash Bros, and we tackle questions on: Making ambitious, non-lazy friends in college Memorizing lots of facts quickly Dealing with group projects Budgeting effectively How to start a blog if you’re not an expert in your major area Also, a huge thanks to my friend Matt Giovanisci for the awesome new podcast theme song! Things mentioned in this episode: Connect with Martin, Anna, and me on Twitter Martin’s blog…
  • How To Ace Your Final Exams

    Thomas Frank
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Finals suck, but they’re here and you’ve got to deal with them. This week, I want to give you some tips that go beyond “DRINK ALL THE COFFEE” – trust me, I love to drink coffee… but bathing your brain in sweet, sweet caffeine isn’t enough on its own. In this video, I’ll give you some strategies for: Planning your studying time effectively How to learn more from each study session What to do before you want to procrastinate Once you’ve watched the video, get to studying and ace those finals! Even if you don’t feel like it. If you…
  • Beat Procrastination By Eliminating Your Choices

    Thomas Frank
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:42 am
    It’s time for you to become a robot. Robots operate on pre-defined instructions; every action they take is the result of prior programming done by their operators. In fact, the word robot is a adaptation of the Czech word robotnik, which translates directly to “worker,” an in older Slavic languages, “slave”. Workers and slaves do not typically take care of the planning aspects of a projects. However, when motivated properly, they do get down to business and get shit done. As a student, you’re not often forced to go into worker/slave mode. Jorgen von…
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  • How to Search for Scholarships on University Websites

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Searching for Scholarships on University Websites Which websites do you use to search for college scholarships? Many students use sites like Fastweb.com, www.studentscholarships.org, www.scholarshipexperts.com and other sites with large scholarship databases. Another place to look for college scholarships is on college and university websites. Why? Many colleges and universities include listings of external scholarships (aka scholarships organizations outside the college provide to students). For example, Elmhurst College (IL) and Texas A&M University have a section on their Scholarships…
  • Behind the Scenes of College Admissions Decisions (Videos)

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    Behind the Scenes of the College Admissions Process Ever wonder what happens to college admission applications once you submit them? How do college admissions officers really make decisions? We’ve found several YouTube videos that give you a look behind closed doors of college admission offices so you can learn the secrets of college admissions. College Admissions: Inside the Decision Room: Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Amherst College (MA) admissions officials make their decisions on which students to accept. The Envelope: This video is a bit long (21 minutes), but it follows Butler…
  • 5 Tips for Writing a Stellar College Application Essay

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    Tips for Writing a College Application Essay Writing a personal statement or college application essay can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. The purpose of most college admissions essays is for college admissions officers to get to know you better, beyond your test scores and GPA. Use these tips to create the best essays possible. 1. Talk about how and why, not what. Most college applications already have you list the “what” (as in what you’ve done in high school, what your GPA is, etc.), so on your essay you need to tell how and why you did what you did, or how you become…
  • College Major of the Month: Physical Therapy

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    College Major of the Month: Physical Therapy Health care is a growing industry, and that’s true for the field of physical therapy, too. That’s why My College Guide has chosen to spotlight physical therapy as this month’s College Major of the Month. What is physical therapy? Physical therapists help people improve their movement and manage their pain after sustaining an injury or due to a chronic illness. Physical therapists listen to patient and doctor concerns, observe patients, create a plan of care for patients, recommend exercises and therapies to rehabilitate patients, and evaluate…
  • College Scholarships Ending in December 2014

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Apply for College Scholarships The college scholarships on our list this month provide excellent opportunities for you to be creative. Some scholarship applications require essays, while others let you choose the format (such as artwork or video) that you submit. If you volunteer in your community, be sure to check out this month’s list as well. Here are seven college scholarships with deadlines in December 2014: Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship: This scholarship program awards $1,000 to a student (with a valid driver’s license) currently attending or planning to attend a college or…
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  • Scholarship: EMPOWER Scholarship Award

    marcywilliams
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    EMPOWER Scholarships are open to ethnically diverse students for attendance at an institution of higher learning. The EMPOWER scholarships were established in 1994. They are made possible through the David Hersey Endowment Fund, thanks to the generosity of Adele Hersey and her family. Selection is based on the applicant’s intentions, achievements, volunteerism and need. Applications are collected every year from January 1 – May 15. The awards are given in June. Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding a scholarship to two students of color each…
  • Scholarship: Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

    marcywilliams
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Pursuing a career in Technology has its built-in challenges. What needn’t be a challenge is finding the financial wherewithal that will help you in achieving your goals. To that end, Xerox established the Technical Minority Scholarship Program. In demonstration of our commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields, scholarships are available in the amount depending on tuition balance, academic excellence and classification. Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA).
  • Don’t Worry – Be Happy!

    marcywilliams
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    OK – I don’t usually vent, but here goes.  Civil Rights Movement, slavery, discrimination, civil unrest, police violence – I get it all and yes I am just as angry and uneasy as the next person.  But, we cannot allow ourselves to get so consumed in anger and misery that we forget to be happy.  Protest, vent, do what you need, but please lets not forget to live too.  When we take on all the pain, we give energy to illness, more anger and more pain – please rethink how you process and turn  your negative emotions into positive outcries and protests.  I am just as…
  • Scholarship: National SMART Grant

    marcywilliams
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. The student must also be enrolled in the courses necessary to complete the degree program and to fulfill the requirements of the intended eligible major in addition to maintaining a…
  • Burger King Scholars Program For High School Seniors-Due Dec. 15

    marcywilliams
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Burger King Scholars Program For High School Seniors-Due Dec. 15 Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. Go to the link below for more details http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
 
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  • How Should Parents Talk to Millennials About Money?

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    When some parents talk to their college-aged children about money, it can feel like they come from two different planets, not just two different generations. The “Baby Boomers” and “Gen Xers” of yesterday are trying to help their millennial children learn to deal with the realities of life in the 21st century…and it’s not always easy. Each generation brings unique insights to the discussion. While Baby Boomers (1946 to 1964) reflected the work ethic and money sensibilities of their “Greatest Generation” parents, Gen Xers (1964 to 1981) felt that “it’s all about me.” The…
  • Small Business Opportunities for Empty Nesters

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Is your child finalizing those pesky college applications? You might be busy for a few months with helping to complete the financial aid forms and making the final college selection, but then what? As your child prepares to go off to college, what is the plan for your next stage in life? If you have done your job well, your child is a mature almost-adult who should be capable of functioning well in a college environment. He or she may stop in for the holidays and summer vacations, and might ask your advice here and there, but your role in child care is greatly diminished. Now what? Instead of…
  • FAFSA 101 on #CollegeCash

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    On Thursday, December 4 #CollegeCash had an open mic night LIVE from the Federal Student Aid Conference in Atlanta. FSA is part of U.S. Dept of Ed & is largest provider of college and career school student financial aid in the nation. FSA provides more than $150 billion of federal financial aid – and it all starts with the FAFSA! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the gateway to financial aid! A2 If you forgot your PIN, you can request a duplicate PIN by answering security questions. #CollegeCash pic.twitter.com/AXclayoEbE — Jodi Okun (@JodiOkun) December 5,…
  • Not Graduating “On Time” Can Cost You Money

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    Most of us think that students can graduate from a community college in two years, other colleges in four years, and then take additional courses for a specific profession in post-graduate classes. But a recent study by Complete College America sheds a new light on these assumptions. Entitled “Four-Year MYTH,” the report details the reasons behind the failure to graduate “on time,” and chronicles its associated costs. This information is crucial to high school and college students, and their parents, who want to assess a college’s completion rate so they can budget accordingly. Some…
  • What Do The College Board Trends Reports Mean to You?

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    The College Board is a non-profit organization that plays an important role in the college process. Founded in 1900, its membership has grown to over 6000 educational institutions worldwide. The Board’s mission is to help high school students prepare for a successful transition to college, including the SAT. It also conducts research on the education industry. A look at a few of their reports provides some insights on trends in college affordability: • Trends in College Pricing 2014: This report concludes that published tuition and fee prices rose between 2.9% and 3.7% from 2013-14 to…
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  • A Well-Managed Plan

    acaine
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    A Well Managed Plan A Thank you note from one of our clients.  Our college process was two-fold. It began with getting a jump start on the standardized testing, and not waiting until spring of junior year to focus. I believe our outcome was successful because we had a well-managed plan helped along by an expert, Janice Caine, of Custom College Visits. The primary focus of her business is to arrange college tours, really good ones, which is how we found her, but once we got into the process, I realized that she could help us with much more. Because the process is so stressful, I hired her to…
  • Researching U.S. College Safety

    Webmaster
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    U.S. News and World Report ran an article by Katy Hopkins entitled “How International Parents Can Research U.S. College Safety.” Much of the information that the author discusses in this article is relevant to U.S. parents with teens going through the college search process, as well as to international parents. To read the article in its entirety, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2012/07/31/how-international-parents-can-research-us-college-safety. The post Researching U.S. College Safety appeared first on Custom College Visits.
  • Stanford Splash! Fall 2014

    acaine
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The Stanford Splash! program will be Saturday and Sunday November 8th & 9th 2014. ‘Preparing for College Visits’ presented by Janice Caine the founder of Custom College Visits has been a very popular part of the Splash! Parent Program for the past two years. The interactive program helps parents of college bound teens understand how to create a memorable and smooth running college tour and what do to on-campus. The presentation will be Saturday November 8th at 4 P.M. If your group is interested in having Ms Caine present the program, please get in touch. The post Stanford…
  • Part 6 – Travel & On-campus Visit Tips

    acaine
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Part 6 – Tips to help you and your teen prepare in advance for travel and on-campus visits The first thing I tell students (and parents) before they leave for their visits: wear comfortable shoes! You will be doing a lot of walking, and you want to be able to focus on your surroundings and what the guide is saying—not on your feet! Be Prepared for Changes in the Weather!   Also, check the weather forecast for the period that you will be away, particularly if you are traveling any distance. While the weather can change at any given moment, it will be an indicator of how to…
  • Making New Friends Your First Week on Campus

    acaine
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    17 Tips for Creating a Great First Impression and Making New Friends                                                   Your First Week on Campus For many of you, the time for your teen to head off to college for the first time is right around the corner. And while we, as parents, may show more outwardly our nervousness, many of our kids—whether they tell us or not—are nervous as well. It’s only natural for them to be raising such questions as: Will I like my roommate? How will I find my way around campus? Will it be hard to me to make friends? Patti Wood, an…
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Men's basketball to take on defending national champion UConn

    Kyle Perrotti
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    The men’s basketball team will face its second big-name opponent of the season Monday in defending national champion UConn. The Huskies (4-4) have had a disappointing start to their season, dropping four of their last five games. In their most recent contest, they fell to No. 2 Duke, 66-56. Columbia (6-3), on the other hand, is coming off a solid win over Hofstra, which was the Light Blue’s first game since its highly touted performance against No. 1 Kentucky. The Lions are expecting a tough matchup on Monday night at the Webster Bank Arena, especially in the…
  • Women's basketball falls at home to Portland State

    Kyle Perrotti
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    The women’s basketball team, coming off an extended break for finals, raced out to a first-half lead against Portland State, but stumbled in the second half and fell to the Vikings, 71-66 The Lions (4-7) came out of the gates roaring, establishing a fast tempo. The Vikings (2-9) tried to keep pace early, but were out of their comfort zone and made numerous mistakes. Columbia pushed the ball throughout the first half, all the way until the very end, when, with 2.5 seconds remaining, junior guard Sara Mead drove the length of the court to get a layup at the buzzer. Columbia led at the…
  • Women's basketball to host Portland State

    Kyle Perrotti
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    The women’s basketball team, coming off a two-week break, will dust off its game jerseys Sunday to take on a struggling Portland State team at home. The Lions (4-6) earned a nine-point victory in their last contest against LIU-Brooklyn on December 7th before taking a 14-day hiatus to focus on finals. Head coach Stephanie Glance said she has been happy with her team’s ability to maintain its focus and competitive edge during the extended break. “We have had exams, but I’ve been really pleased with how the team has practiced,” she said. “Of course, they had a lot of time off…
  • After long break, men's basketball readies for Hoftsra

    Kyle Perrotti
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    After a 10-day break for finals, the men’s basketball team will be back in action Saturday against Hofstra. In their last outing, the Lions (5-3) gave No. 1 Kentucky all it could handle for 27 minutes, carrying a lead into the second half against a formidable Wildcats team. While Hofstra (7-2) does not have All-American talent like Kentucky, the Pride still boasts a capable attack that will not make things easy for the Light Blue. “They know how to put their guys in position to score,” Columbia head coach Kyle Smith said. “It’s almost like an NBA team in the sense that they’ll…
  • Students commemorate victims of school attack in Peshawar, Pakistan

    Elizabeth Sedran
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    A crowd of 150 people came together at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to honor those lost in a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that killed at least 140 people—most of them children. The crowd gathered on College Walk just after 7 p.m. One by one, attendees laid electronic candles along the edge of the sundial, as they wrote messages and condolences on posters with phrases like “Pray for Peshawar,” Upon requests from some attendees, the crowd sang the Pakistani national anthem together. “There are no adequate words to make sense of what happened yesterday,”…
 
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    The Daily Egyptian

  • Turnovers turn into a loss for the Salukis

    Sean Phee
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:38 pm
    SIU men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson is a glass half-full man; or  he at least was after Friday’s loss against New Orleans. After leading for most of the game, by double digits at times, the Salukis (7-5) lost a nail-biter to the Privateers (3-4) 56-52. “We need a game like this, this is good for us,” Hinson said. “We needed a game where we kind of had to grind it out and win and execute down the stretch.” Hinson said the team was playing scared, which caused it to pass up on good shots. “Fear paralyzes you and anybody that gets scared, gets tight…
  • Salukis hold on to beat Tennessee State

    Sean Phee
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:34 pm
    SIU men’s basketball had a big lead slip away Tuesday. However, the Salukis (7-4) were able to hang on, as they beat the Tennessee State Tigers (2-8), 65-58. The Salukis lead by just 5 points at halftime, but extended it to a 19-point advantage after scoring 17 unanswered points in the second half. The Tigers mounted a small comeback late in the game but the Salukis were able to hold on. Junior guard Anathony Beane led the Salukis in scoring with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, while sophomore guard Tyler Smithpeters scored a career-high 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting. Neither player…
  • Trustees discuss chancellor search, potential cuts

    Luke Nozicka
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The search for a permanent chancellor—an internal process that will take about six months—has begun. President Randy Dunn, who assumed chancellor duties following the Nov. 9 death of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, said the board will soon put together its search committee and advertisements for the position. “From there… starting to do some cultivating work… to go out and make sure we have some outstanding candidates around the country,” Dunn said at the SIU Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. The board remembered Sarvela, who died at Memorial Hospital of…
  • Large predators coming to Illinois

    Sean Phee
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Axyl Blades, a senior from Assumption studying physical therapy, said when he was near the end of a trail in Giant City State Park this summer he quickly ran out of the woods after hearing a mysterious growl. Blades said he may have misidentified the sound but there is a possibility that the growl could have been from a mountain lion, wolf or bear. The sightings of these animals has been on the rise in the last couple decades. There have been 10 confirmed wolf sightings in northern Illinois since 2002, but there were none reported from 1900 to 2002, according to the Associated Press. The…
  • Salukis loses heartbreaker to regional rival

    Tony McDaniel
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    It seemed SIU basketball would be coming home from Cape Girardeau, Mo., with its fifth straight win, but Southeast Missouri had different plans. SIU (5-4) lost on a buzzer beater Wednesday night against SEMO (5-4), 55-54. With less than a second left to play, SIU held a 54-53 lead over the Redhawks. SEMO senior guard Jarekious Bradley received the in-bound pass from freshman guard Isiah Jones and nailed a jump shot from the corner while falling out of bounds to send the Salukis home with a loss. The buzzer beater was the only field goal the Redhawks scored in the final 6:45 of the game.
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    NextStepU

  • Major Monday — Women’s Studies

    Laura Sestito
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Women’s Studies, which is also known as Women & Gender Studies, explores what it means to be a woman through using the tools of history, economics, science, health, art and other disciplines to study to the lives and women and explore important social questions. In this major, be prepared to ask questions like: how do gender roles influence our experiences as a female or male, how do gender roles in different countries compare with each other, and how have gender roles changed throughout history? This field of study is relatively new, making it an exciting choice for learning. Many…
  • Freebie Friday — SMS Audio

    nextstepu
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The holidays are here! NextStepU wants to introduce you to some new (or new-to-you) products and services that you might want to include on your list this season. For today’s giveaway, we have SYNC by 50 On-Ear Wireless Headphones, Sport Collection in Pink!  The headphones within this new Sport Collection are designed to stay put during physical activity, and feature professionally-tuned drivers and sweat-repelling nano technology to safeguard against moisture and withstand against extreme weather. Utilizing Bluetooth, the on-ear wireless headphones feature on-ear track control and…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014

    nextstepu
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    It’s been a great holiday season here at NextStepU! We’ve really enjoyed sharing these products with you since October, and many of you won a great prize along the way. Here’s a fun re-cap of what we’ve been sharing. (Pssst… if you’ve been playing along since the beginning, you may be able to tell which of the images in this graphic we have NOT given away yet — which means you know what the giveaway announcement for tomorrow morning will be!) Sources: KIND, Chic Buds, Studio C, Xbox One, Caboodles, Redship, Great Useful Stuff, Social Sweepster Thank you to…
  • Tuesday Tour Day – St. John Fisher College

    Laura Sestito
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    St. John Fisher College is an independent liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education located in Rochester, New York. The college is guided by the educational philosophy of the Congregation of St. Basil and emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. Academics SJFC offers over 32 academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education and nursing, as well as 9 pre-professional programs, 12 master’s programs and three doctoral…
  • Major Monday — Social Work

    Laura Sestito
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Social work majors have a sense of compassion and a desire to make the world a better place. As a social work major, you can take a variety of paths, all which serve society for the better. For example, you may counsel people and help them get service such as subsidized housing and food stamps, or you might be a guide of social movements, research social issues or design and set up policy programs. Education Social work offers an equal balance of learning about the work you will be doing and then putting that work to practice with hands-on experience and internships. From there, you’ll…
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  • Math Professor Kevin Short Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    lhentges
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Kevin Short, professor of mathematics, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Short's research has catalyzed innovations in audio and video compression, audio restoration, speech recognition, improved hearing aids and data encryption and storage. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
  • Math Professor Kevin Short Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    lhentges
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Kevin Short, professor of mathematics, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Short's research has catalyzed innovations in audio and video compression, audio restoration, speech recognition, improved hearing aids and data encryption and storage. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
  • Math Professor Kevin Short Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    lhentges
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Kevin Short, professor of mathematics, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Short's research has catalyzed innovations in audio and video compression, audio restoration, speech recognition, improved hearing aids and data encryption and storage. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
  • Math Professor Kevin Short Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    lhentges
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Kevin Short, professor of mathematics, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Short's research has catalyzed innovations in audio and video compression, audio restoration, speech recognition, improved hearing aids and data encryption and storage. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
  • Math Professor Kevin Short Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    lhentges
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Kevin Short, professor of mathematics, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Short's research has catalyzed innovations in audio and video compression, audio restoration, speech recognition, improved hearing aids and data encryption and storage. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
 
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    CollegeFocus

  • 6 Tips for Getting Your Degree in Your Thirties

    Sani
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    If you’re a 30-something person who is either thinking about going back to college and getting your degree or taking the plunge by studying at a university for the first time as a mature student, you’re probably feeling a powerful mixture of emotions. Hopefully, excitement is part of the equation, but if it’s getting outweighed [...]
  • Creative Ways to Maximize Your Limited Space While Living in a College Dorm

    Sani
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s finally happened. You’ve moved out, made it to college, and you are ready to begin your new life as a student. To that end, you’ve decided to forgo the costs and hassle associated with apartment dwelling, and instead live in a dorm. Unfortunately, once you find your dorm room and step inside, your whole [...]
  • The Holiday Breaks: Finding a Balance

    Sani
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    The holiday breaks are quickly approaching and students will be coming home from college. If you are experiencing this for the first time, the student’s expectations of their first break and the parents’ expectations will be completely different. Understanding the logic behind the differing expectations will help you find a balance over the holiday breaks. [...]
  • Managing the College Admissions Frenzy

    Sani
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Students now apply to an average of a dozen universities to assure acceptance into a college because of the competitive nature of admissions. What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge? Universities are huge businesses from their endowment funds to their desire to fill their classrooms. Enrollment management has [...]
  • Summer Tasks to Prepare for the Fall

    Sani
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Every parent and student knows that if you’re college bound, you should spend the summer concentrating on these activities to build your resume: volunteering, reading, working, and simply making the summer productive. But summer is also an opportunity to concentrate on specific tasks before the school year begins in the fall. Students Test prep Even [...]
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    Robert Kennedy College Blog

  • Why an online MBA, LL.M and MA?

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    As many of our readers are asking what makes our online Masters programmes stand out from the rest, I prepared a short video to explain the most important reasons for joining an online MBA, LL.M or MA programme ofered in an exclusive partenership between Robert Kennedy College and the University of Cumbria. If you have any questions about of our programmes, feel free to get in touch with our educational advisers. You can apply for our programmes online by clicking here. The post Why an online MBA, LL.M and MA? appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • HSBC Has Challenging Regulatory Environment

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Discover our new MBA in Finance The post HSBC Has Challenging Regulatory Environment appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • Banking Update: HSBC, Standard Chartered and Banco Espirito Santo

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Bloomberg Video 1 Bloomberg Video 2 The post Banking Update: HSBC, Standard Chartered and Banco Espirito Santo appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • BNP Paribas Fine, The end of dark pools?

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The post BNP Paribas Fine, The end of dark pools? appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • Dean on CNBC: Will Ukraine Default?

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    23 Feb 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Dr. David Costa, Dean at Robert Kennedy College, share his views on a possible default of Ukraine and the possible impact it might have on European Markets.   The post Dean on CNBC: Will Ukraine Default? appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
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    First Generation Student

  • Admissions Officers Tell All: How to Stand Out in College Applications

    FirstGenerationStudent.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    With the competition heating up for coveted spots at universities around the country, many students worry about their odds of being accepted by their dream schools. One of the most common questions we hear from aspiring college students – especially first generation students – is, “what can I do to stand out in my college applications?” We certainly have a few ideas of our own, but who better to offer advice than the college admissions officers reviewing applications year in, year out? That’s why we put together a new guide – The Dos and Don’ts of College Applications –…
  • Rethinking What It Means To Be Smart

    Shawn Patrick
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Growing up, I knew I was smart; I had the test scores to prove it. I excelled in math — so when I enrolled in college, I decided to major in engineering. I confidently signed up for the requisite introductory classes in science and calculus. By the time fall break came around, I was already in danger of failing three classes, including a calculus class that I could have tested out of, based on my AP scores. I eventually pulled out a decent grade in calculus, but I barely passed chemistry and physics. I was so ashamed that I switched out of engineering before the start of the spring…
  • Degrees of Hope: Helping First Generation Students Reach Their College Dreams

    Jennifer Engle
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Like many of you, I was the first in my family to go to college. And while it may sound strange, I had absolutely no clue as to how to choose the right one. Many of my family members never finished high school, let alone considered college. I was always a really good student, but there was a lot I didn’t know about going to college, and my school didn’t have the resources to help me. I decided which schools I wanted to visit my senior year by eavesdropping on other students in my honors classes. However, I crossed the “good” schools off my list one by one because of…
  • Taking Pride in Your First-Generation Identity

    Nu Xiong
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    It was in high school that I began to fully understand the disadvantages that came with being a first-generation student: I realized that the cultural and linguistic barriers my parents faced greatly limited their ability to be involved in my academic development. I was also poor, which made me feel out of place at my elite boarding school, where the majority of my classmates came from upper-middle class backgrounds. During this time, I was terribly embarrassed of my identity as a first-generation student and did everything I could to hide from it. Now, as I start my second year of college at…
  • Acing Sophomore Year: Yes, Sequels Can be Better than the Originals!

    Michael Palmieri
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Remember last year, when everything — all the events, activities and fun — was planned for you? Unless your institution has a dedicated sophomore program (most don’t!), you may find that when you get back on campus you feel a bit lost — or maybe even forgotten! There will still be tons of things going on, but you may not be as excited about them since you’ve “been there and done that.” Graduation is still a few years away, so what are you supposed to do for now? Sophomore year is often the time when students start to ask some of the big questions:…
 
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • International Students: 10 Steps to College Acceptance in the US

    TestRocker Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    If you are an international student and you want to pursue your undergraduate studies in the United States, this blog is for you! You will definitely need to have a clear plan of action as you go through the application process. To help you get started, we asked our friend and highly accomplished international admissions expert, Peter Davos, to provide a list of the steps to college success in the US. 1. Pursue your academic passion With over 4,000 universities in the US, it's important to make the right choices. Take the time to choose a university that offers the major that you…
  • The New SAT: Advice for the Class of 2017

    Suniti Mathur
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
      Change is always scary! By now you know that the SAT is changing. I have received a lot of questions from current 10th graders (students who will graduate in 2017) about what to do when it comes to test preparation now that this change is on the horizon. Here are my top 3 pieces of advice, in no particular order:   1. Don't panic!  Yes, the SAT is changing. However, keep in mind that as of now, it is just as much of a mystery to you as it is to admissions officers who will be reviewing your application. Everything will become clearer as the College Board releases…
  • 15 Tips About Writing An Effective SAT/ACT Essay

    Suniti Mathur
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    One of our TestRocker students recently asked me for a list of 15 points to keep in mind while attempting the Essay section on the SAT/ACT. I thought it was worth sharing! Begin your introduction with short, firm sentences. State your 'stance' or thesis firmly and clearly. In the introduction, mention the 2-3 supports you will use in the essay to support your thoughts.  Make good transitions or 'links' to open each paragraph.  Tackle 1 support at a time in each paragraph.  Build your thoughts up with each sentence. Each sentence should add on to your thoughts. Do not repeat,…
  • Prepare for the Nov 8 SAT in 3 Weeks!

    TestRocker Team
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Been busy with school work? Need to prepare for the November 8th SAT last minute? Fear not! With TestRocker you can be prepared on time. Simply follow our 3 week preparation calendar (see below) to ace the test on time. All of the important topics below are taught on TestRocker's award winning online SAT program Here is some more information about TestRocker: Sign up for a TestRocker free trial See how TestRocker works   Click HERE to download the Calendar  
  • Guessing on the SAT and ACT…Is it worth the risk?

    Suniti Mathur
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    When it comes to test prep students often spend hours studying to ensure that they are not surprised by any of the content on the test. Even with all the time dedicated to studying, it is impossible to predict which questions you will encounter. It is highly likely that there will be a few questions that you just do not know the answer to…that’s where guessing comes into play. The risk associated with guessing differs depending on whether you are taking the SAT or ACT. The ACT has no guessing penalty, so here students may feel less apprehension about guessing. The SAT does have a guessing…
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    Day In College

  • Some time later

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Just found this blog and cried for a while. Laughed at my horrible attempts to be funny and was jus down right embarrassed. Nearly a year later I figured id post. The girl from one of the previous posts who came over got fully naked and didn't touch below my waist is now the love of my life and not really sure how it happened. Funny how some things work. And yes she has touched below the  waist. Currently living the dream life in London where I have been since September an will be here till mid December. Can't complain bout too much minus finding this blog and being embarrassed. All for…
  • Fuck Canada

    21 Feb 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Fuck Canada enough said.
  • Olympics and NYC

    20 Feb 2014 | 4:55 pm
    As spring break approaches all the professors feel like it's their civic duty to fuck over every kid in the shool by loading them with tests and papers. What better way to get way from it all than go to NYC and spend time with some fam anddo a few interviews? Just gonna miss drinking with the boys but sure as hell won't miss chicks being fucking prudes. Fucking shit why can't I just find a slut rather than a prude virgin broad. Bus ride to NYC is hell and long never do it take a train or fly. School still has a foot of snow on the ground which makes everything more miserable can't it just be…
  • 13 Feb 2014 | 1:14 pm

    13 Feb 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Not much to go by just a little shit week gone by. Wednesday was the first intramural soccer game. The game was at 1030 at night like wayyyy past my bed time. No need to start the games that late. Only to leave there at 1115 feeling the effect of a crushing defeat 3-2. Was ready to throw hands with one of the kids but just told him to sit on a cucumber instead. Thursday is a shit day, rest of new england has a snow day while were getting snow freezing rain and just plain rain. Campus is a shithole with enough water to go swimming in and then enough ice to go skating on. Miserable all around…
  • Weekend recap

    9 Feb 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Pretty blurry weekend. Thursday night pretty much just got drunk and watched figure skating for the Olympics. Horrible sport to watch but if you take a shot every time they lift up their partner it's not as bad. Everyone goes to the bar on Thursday but don't have a fake because I can't pass for more than 18. In fact last family vacation passed as 14 and under at a golden corale. Friday was the opening ceremony and pregamed a little early and was a fuck and passed out for half the night. Saturday was awful as well mostly due to bringing a girl back who was more than happy to get ass naked but…
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    Clutch Prep - Blog

  • 7 Reminders During Finals

    Christina Lopez
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Final exams have a tendency to get the best of us. The semester is almost over, and winter break is calling our name. We’re just entirely over this semester. But we’re ALMOST there. Here are some quick reminders to get you through this difficult time… 1. Prepare all of your study material 2. Do not pull an all-nighter …but if you do, make sure you have some coffee Who needs a mug anyway? 3. Take study breaks Your books will eat you alive… 4. Don’t do any of this Or this… Save it for the celebration once you pass your finals …unless you just…
  • #ClutchStar: Kenny Agoro

    Christina Lopez
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    There are a ton of students using Clutch and most of them are doing awesome things on campus that everyone should know about. We want to feature our top users periodically to spread the word about what they’re doing. Today we’re featuring Kenny Agoro from the University of Texas – Austin! What year are you in (Freshman – Senior)? Junior What school do you go to? University of Texas- Austin What’s your major? Exercise Science/ Health Science  What on-campus involvements do you participate in and are there any interesting things you’re currently doing/planning in…
  • 6 Easy Steps To Pass Your Midterms

    Christina Lopez
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You have completed the first half of your first college semester — sweet! Now you face a new hurdle: the midterm exams. When you first took a look at your syllabus at the beginning of the semester, midterms seemed like they were an eternity away. Before you knew it, they creeped up and are now a few days away. To help maximize success, put the following six suggestions to use: 1. Get organized You’ve been reviewing for this exam since the first day of class when you received your syllabus, opened your textbook and collected a bunch of handouts from your professor. These things are…
  • #ClutchStar: Jamera Stewart

    Christina Lopez
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    There are a ton of students using Clutch and most of them are doing awesome things on campus that everyone should know about. We want to feature our top users periodically to spread the word about what they’re doing. Today we’re featuring Jamera Stewart from Claflin University! - What year are you in? Sophomore   - What school do you go to? Claflin University   - What’s your major? Business Administration with a minor in Chemistry   - Tell us a little bit about what you’re involved in on campus… American Chemical Society, Public Health Alliance,…
  • 7 Signs You’re Not A Chemist

    Christina Lopez
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Does chemistry confuse you? Do you absolutely regret taking it this semester? Have you overcome general chemistry but have now signed your life away to organic chemistry? You may think your life is over (it probably is), but don’t lose hope. Here are 7 signs you’re not a chemist… This is you looking at your textbook:   This is you before a chemistry lecture:   And this is you after the lecture:   This is you when you see your midterm grade:   This is you trying to remember why you like your major:   This is your reaction when people ask you why…
 
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    Plato Shrugs

  • Ferguson and Race; Power and Color

    collectivistduck
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Racism has existed since competing tribes have existed. It is a deeply engrained, biological creation. It occurs through a need for the brain to process vast quantities of information in an efficient manner. We categorize, we stereotype, and we generalize people into convenient ‘groups’. That’s not to say racism is good. Racism is clearly bad from a social and economic point of view. But it is the truth. We do not have the cognitive resources to process the amount of information we go through on a daily basis. Just think about how large your ‘video’ file would be if, everything you…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    collectivistduck
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
      It all begins in middle school. Your first election year. “I want you to become an active member of our society,” our enthusiastic 20-something English teacher will say passionately. “Go out there and learn about the candidates! Make your voices heard! You kids are the future!” Que the mock school presidential elections, the ‘researching’ on Wikipedia of the issues. Que the ‘research essays’ on how bad the media is. Then fast forward a bit, it’s high school and the same story gets told, “it’s your duty as a citizen of this country, get out there…
  • A Lost War: Rural vs Urban Peoples

    collectivistduck
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    For the most part, we share the ideology of our parents. The way we view the world is similar, how we behave in our social sphere is similar, and the way we communicate our beliefs are all similar. For most, we like to think that we come to our ideology after in-depth discussion and critical assessment. This is certainly false. Even our youthful teenagers who decide to become a libertine communists in the face of an evangelical Christian home must eventually come to the realization that their vision of the world has been forever warped. While on the surface they may espouse the belief in…
  • 5 Critiques of Internet Feminism

    collectivistduck
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Internet feminists are generally a very prickly, insular group. As far as the ideological groups I’ve participated in (from Fascists, Communists, Anarchists, etc.) I’d say they are by far the most unwelcoming and unwilling to talk about their beliefs on a level beyond five minute sound bites (wage gap, rape in colleges, etc.). For the most part, fringe ideological groups are very tight nit and insular, but they will surprise you by being very eager to discuss their beliefs on a deep, atomic level. Feminism is not a ‘fringe ideological’ group. They are very close to becoming mainstream…
  • The Nonsense of “Checking Your Privilege”

    collectivistduck
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    As far as ideological buzzwords are concerned, “Check Your Privilege” is right up there with “Rape Culture” in the hierarchy of excellent, beautifully conceived drivel. I am in awe of phrases like this, they are exactly what this blog has always been about, power through ideas. The genius of these phrases is that they do a large number of complicated things in merely a few words. They do the following, Establish ‘axioms’ State the issue Frame the solution Going through our framework with “Rape Culture” yields the following, Axiom: There exists a prevalence of rape in society…
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