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  • What is a Student Aid Report?

    College Financial Aid Advisors
    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    Once you have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the next step is receiving a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education that summarizes the information you provided and lists your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is compared against the Cost of Attendance (COA) at each college to determine the amount of financial aid that is required. This is an important document that will be used by various colleges to determine the amount of financial aid your child might be entitled to receive. If the information accurately reflects your current…
  • Finding Time And Motivation To Exercise In College

    College Info Geek
    Thomas Frank
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    Usually, watching the Rocky IV training montage is enough to motivate me to get my butt to the gym. Sometimes, though, it’s not – and if you’re reading this, I’d imagine you’re not exercising quite as much as you’d like either. So let’s fix that. Elliot Hulse, one of my favorite YouTubers, once said: “The most important part of the game is your game piece!” …and I like that quote so much that I put it in my book. College (and life in general) really does feel like a game sometimes – and your body/brain is the hardware…
  • Niners blank ACC foe N.C. State – The Charlotte 49ers baseball team improved to .500 with a 1-0 shutout over the Wolfpack

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    28 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Inclement weather in the Queen City canceled the Charlotte 49ers home series against Marist this weekend. Instead, the Niners found themselves in Savannah, Ga., playing two games against the N.C. State Wolfpack sandwiched by a contest with UNC Greensboro. The 49ers (2-2) pitching staff tossed a gem in a 1-0 victory in game one against the Wolfpack on Friday afternoon. Three pitchers combined to hold N.C. State scoreless, allowing just four hits. Charlotte was led by starter Sean Geoghegan, a 6’6″ sophomore lefty, who has now delivered back-to-back six-inning shutout performances…
  • Not the Usual College Party (This One’s Sober)

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Some 135 campuses across the country have founded Collegiate Recovery community support groups in an effort to keep students sober.
  • Sanctions Put Academic Freedoms to a Test on a Campus Far From Tehran

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A decision by the University of Massachusetts to follow through on a law that bars Iranian students from some science and engineering programs sparked fury, consternation and accusations of discrimination.
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  • Niners blank ACC foe N.C. State – The Charlotte 49ers baseball team improved to .500 with a 1-0 shutout over the Wolfpack

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Inclement weather in the Queen City canceled the Charlotte 49ers home series against Marist this weekend. Instead, the Niners found themselves in Savannah, Ga., playing two games against the N.C. State Wolfpack sandwiched by a contest with UNC Greensboro. The 49ers (2-2) pitching staff tossed a gem in a 1-0 victory in game one against the Wolfpack on Friday afternoon. Three pitchers combined to hold N.C. State scoreless, allowing just four hits. Charlotte was led by starter Sean Geoghegan, a 6’6″ sophomore lefty, who has now delivered back-to-back six-inning shutout performances…
  • Alternatives to signing marque NFL free agents

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/MCT Free agency is a time of excitement and optimism for NFL teams and fans. Signing a big-ticket free agent to get the team over the edge creates newfound hope for many teams. Due to franchise tags or just the price tags necessary to sign a player, most high-profile players are out of reach for teams in need. Teams can, however, still rectify roster holes by finding value through cheaper alternatives. This article explores three potentially pricey free agents (if they reach free agency), with alternatives for teams that cannot sign them. Ndamukong Suh…
  • Breakdown of Brutalism

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    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Nicole White/Staff In light of the closure of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or BAM/PFA, at its old location, I wondered about the fate of UC Berkeley’s other aesthetically displeasing structures on campus, such as Wurster or Evans halls. Most of these buildings are stylistically Brutalist — an architectural trend that was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s for its use of cheap concrete building materials. With their massively foreboding style, these buildings often conjure images of violence, force and stark utility. Some students claim Evans and Wurster Hall are the…
  • Pabst and Murray star for Tech over weekend.

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    After a strong 3-1 start to their 2015 campaign, the Georgia Tech baseball team went 2-2 on their latest road trip. The 28th ranked Yellow Jackets began the weekend’s 16th annual Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach in Conway, SC by scoring 8 runs in the 9th inning to defeat #23 Florida International University 16-9 under light rain, highlighted by A.J. Murray’s second career grand slam. The senior designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a career high 6 RBI and 4 runs scored, as his ninth inning heroics put the Jackets up 14-9. FIU turned in a 3-run 7th inning to lead 9-8 going into the…
  • Namaste: Yoga Nidra helps bring out the ultimate zen

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    Rest and rejuvenation are two things college students never get enough of. If you are seeking refuge from midterms or suffering from stress in general, try Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation. Lisa Namyet, a Nidra instructor at Eugene Yoga believes that a single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful and refreshing as four hours of sleep. So how does Yoga Nidra achieve such refreshing results? It all starts with the environment. Yoga Nidra is taught in a smaller studio with dim lights and no music. In order to achieve a relaxing environment, the class is limited to 15 people. “I love that I…
 
 
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  • You Should be Using: LinkedIn for Higher Education

    Tori Reid
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    For any student who’s looking to transfer or apply to grad schools, LinkedIn’s higher education tools are exactly what you need to find the perfect school for you. LinkedIn uses its expansive user data to make personalized, intelligent suggestions to students. LinkedIn has three tools many students still don’t know of. It uses user statistics to help students find the right college for them. Here are the tools and how they work: The Decision Board is like Pinterest. Students create boards and pin colleges to them to compare. It’s a social board and advisers and other students can…
  • Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

    Katie Dwyer
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    The career landscape is changing, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s mostly a good thing. The job market students face today is new and dynamic, making use of social media and reflecting the new reality that most employees “job hop” and do not retire from their first-ever job. Students Need to Pay Attention to Broader Trends, and Get Ready. For better or worse, the post-college world is changing. According to a variety of analysis sites, including Forbes, Time, and Bing Predicts, more and more of the workforce will be impacted by increased entrepreneurship, freelancing,…
  • Why Every Student Should Take a Philosophy Class

    Lauren E. Mach
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    I am a philosophy major.  When meeting new people, I am often asked what I plan to do with a philosophy degree.  My favorite response is, “I want to ask why you want fries with that.”  In all seriousness, I expect my philosophy training to serve me well. The study of philosophy—whether an entire degree plan or just one course—would serve any student well, and here’s how. A Philosophy Class Will Force You to Think. Epistemology will have you considering whether you can know anything and the entire process of the mind interacting with the senses and outside world.  Metaphysics…
  • How to Get a Year’s Worth of College Credit for $275

    Emina Dedic
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Just a few weeks ago, a friend of over ten years came to me in despair. We went to middle and high school together, after which, I moved on to college, and he went into the workforce. Now at 25, here he was on my couch, lamenting about how his dream of being in IT or in the gaming world was highly less probable. Why?  Because he didn’t have a four-year degree. He was ready to make a change, however, but he needed help with doing so.  This is not an uncommon narrative. “I don’t want to go to college right now,” is one of the phrases virtually no parent ever wants to hear from their…
  • You Should be Using: AutoMath Photo Calculator to Help Understand Tough Equations

    Tori Reid
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    What if you could take a photo of a math equation and instantly receive not only the answer, but a step-by-step tutorial on how to solve it? With AutoMath Photo Calculator you can do just that. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with math, and the hate typically stems from the equations we just can’t crack. AutoMath is easy: just hover your phone over the equation like you’re taking a picture, crop close around the equation, and snap the photo to scan the equation in. You’ll see the answer almost instantly and a step-by-step tutorial showing you exactly how to get the answer is…
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  • Leonard Nimoy Recites Famous Lines from Hamlet in Yiddish: “To Be or Not To Be”

    Josh Jones
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QAYvI5CC5s Leonard Nimoy’s death yesteday at the age of 83 is an enormous loss to fans across the world who loved and respected the actor. Nimoy may have never transcended his Star Trek character Spock, though he tried, but he seemed to have made his peace with that, signing his many wise tweets in the last few months of his life with the acronym “LLAP,” or “live long and prosper,” the Vulcan farewell. The actor and his most famous character were very familiar to even non-fans of the show; Spock has come to represent an archetype of the dispassionate…
  • Brian Eno Lists the Benefits of Singing: A Long Life, Increased Intelligence, and a Sound Civilization

    Colin Marshall
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com In Brian Eno’s A Year with Swollen Appendices, one of my very favorite books, the well-known rock producer, visual artist, and “non-musician” musician writes out all the things he is, including “mammal,” “celebrity,” “wine-lover,” “non-driver,” “pragmatist,” and “drifting clarifier.” The list gives us a kind of overview of the man’s many facets, as well as of the many facets we all have, but it doesn’t mention one of his most important roles: that of a singer. Even within the realm of music, you might not immediately associate…
  • Leonard Nimoy Reads Ray Bradbury Stories From The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man (1975-76)

    Colin Marshall
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzhlU8rXgHc Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, contributed to science fiction a highly distinctive voice; the now departed Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, also contributed to science fiction a highly distinctive voice. In the mid-seventies, a pair of record albums came out that together offered a truly singular listening experience: the voice of Bradbury in the voice of Nimoy. 1975’s The Martian Chronicles and 1976’s The Illustrated Man contain Nimoy’s renditions of two well-known stories, one per side, from…
  • Guidelines for Handling William Faulkner’s Drinking During Foreign Trips From the US State Department (1955)

    Josh Jones
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    There’s a polite turn of phrase I’ve always found amusing, if a little sad; when someone has too much to drink at a social function and embarrasses him or herself, we say the person has been “overserved.” This euphemism graciously lays the blame at the host’s feet rather than the sometimes shamefaced imbiber’s, suggesting that a good host cares enough about his or her guests—whether they be lightweights or binge-drinking alcoholics—to monitor their intake and keep things on an even keel. In the case of one notoriously hard-drinking guest, novelist William Faulkner, this…
  • Cartoonist Lynda Barry Shows You How to Draw Batman in Her UW-Madison Course, “Making Comics”

    Ayun Halliday
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HJS_TpV7ho How do you draw Batman? Don’t say you don’t, or that you can’t. According to cartoonist and educator Lynda Barry, we’re all capable of getting Batman down on paper in one form or another. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZvDwvdQpSw He may not resemble Adam West or Michael Keaton or anything artists Frank Miller or Neal Adams might render, but so what? You have the ability to create a recognizable Batman because Batman’s basic shape is universally agreed upon, much like that of a car or a cat. Whether you know it or not, you have…
 
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  • Niners blank ACC foe N.C. State – The Charlotte 49ers baseball team improved to .500 with a 1-0 shutout over the Wolfpack

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    28 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Inclement weather in the Queen City canceled the Charlotte 49ers home series against Marist this weekend. Instead, the Niners found themselves in Savannah, Ga., playing two games against the N.C. State Wolfpack sandwiched by a contest with UNC Greensboro. The 49ers (2-2) pitching staff tossed a gem in a 1-0 victory in game one against the Wolfpack on Friday afternoon. Three pitchers combined to hold N.C. State scoreless, allowing just four hits. Charlotte was led by starter Sean Geoghegan, a 6’6″ sophomore lefty, who has now delivered back-to-back six-inning shutout performances…
  • Alternatives to signing marque NFL free agents

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/MCT Free agency is a time of excitement and optimism for NFL teams and fans. Signing a big-ticket free agent to get the team over the edge creates newfound hope for many teams. Due to franchise tags or just the price tags necessary to sign a player, most high-profile players are out of reach for teams in need. Teams can, however, still rectify roster holes by finding value through cheaper alternatives. This article explores three potentially pricey free agents (if they reach free agency), with alternatives for teams that cannot sign them. Ndamukong Suh…
  • Breakdown of Brutalism

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    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Nicole White/Staff In light of the closure of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or BAM/PFA, at its old location, I wondered about the fate of UC Berkeley’s other aesthetically displeasing structures on campus, such as Wurster or Evans halls. Most of these buildings are stylistically Brutalist — an architectural trend that was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s for its use of cheap concrete building materials. With their massively foreboding style, these buildings often conjure images of violence, force and stark utility. Some students claim Evans and Wurster Hall are the…
  • Pabst and Murray star for Tech over weekend.

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    After a strong 3-1 start to their 2015 campaign, the Georgia Tech baseball team went 2-2 on their latest road trip. The 28th ranked Yellow Jackets began the weekend’s 16th annual Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach in Conway, SC by scoring 8 runs in the 9th inning to defeat #23 Florida International University 16-9 under light rain, highlighted by A.J. Murray’s second career grand slam. The senior designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a career high 6 RBI and 4 runs scored, as his ninth inning heroics put the Jackets up 14-9. FIU turned in a 3-run 7th inning to lead 9-8 going into the…
  • Namaste: Yoga Nidra helps bring out the ultimate zen

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    Rest and rejuvenation are two things college students never get enough of. If you are seeking refuge from midterms or suffering from stress in general, try Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation. Lisa Namyet, a Nidra instructor at Eugene Yoga believes that a single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful and refreshing as four hours of sleep. So how does Yoga Nidra achieve such refreshing results? It all starts with the environment. Yoga Nidra is taught in a smaller studio with dim lights and no music. In order to achieve a relaxing environment, the class is limited to 15 people. “I love that I…
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  • Compelling Career Advice from Barack Obama

    Study Hacks
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:31 pm
    A Compelling Answer  Earlier today, a reader pointed me toward a blog post about Barack Obama from the Humans of New York project. The post quotes Obama’s answer to the following question: When is the time you felt most broken? The president begins his response by recalling a doubt-ridden plateau in his political career… “I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat. I just got whooped…for me to run and lose that bad, I was thinking maybe this isn’t what I was cut out to do.” What caught my attention (and the attention of the reader who forwarded me the…
  • Deep Habits: Work With Your Whole Brain

    Study Hacks
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Surprising Understanding Last summer, I wrote a post detailing various strategies for reading mathematical proofs faster. Last week, I stumbled across a new strategy that I think may be relevant for many different types of deep information processing. I came across this strategy while peer reviewing a complicated computer science paper. As I read, I quickly became frustrated. I was processing lemmas and theorems, one by one, but as the details for each slipped from my short term memory to make room for the next, there was no sense of a coherent whole. It was as if I couldn’t get my…
  • J.K. Rowling’s Magical Writing Hut and the Pursuit of True Depth

    Study Hacks
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:13 pm
    A Magical Muse This past fall, news broke that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was building a replica of Hagrid’s hut near the border of a forest on her Scottish estate. Though its intended use is unknown, Entertainment Weekly speculated Rowling might be designing the ultimate writing cabin for her current project: penning the screenplay for a Potter prequel. This reminded me of Neal Stephenson. To set the right mood for his 17th century historical novel, Quicksilver, he wrote the manuscript longhand with a fountain pen, in a basement alcove decorated by an 18th century map of London.
  • This Company Eliminated E-mail…and Nothing Bad Happened

    Study Hacks
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Super Casual Friday Last week, an article in the Washington Post caught my attention. It was titled, “At some start-ups, Friday is so casual that it’s not even a work day,” and it focused on an Oregon-based tech company called Treehouse. This company, it turns out, offers an unusual perk to its employees: no work on Friday. The idea of a four day week upset people in the tech world. Michael Arrington, for example, responded: “As far as I’m concerned, working 32 hours a week is a part-time job…I look for founders who are really passionate. Who want to work all the…
  • Deep Habits: Work Analog

    Study Hacks
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    A Curious Observation I’ve written enough books at this point to notice trends about the process. Case in point, while many stages of pulling together a book end up going slower than expected, there’s one stage, in particular, that typically goes quicker: polishing the manuscript. I have a theory for the phenomenon. When I polish a book manuscript, I always work with printouts and a pen (as I also advise, in Straight-A, for paper writing). Because this work doesn’t need a computer, I tend to settle in somewhere conducive to concentration, like The Chair (above), and end up…
 
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  • Niners blank ACC foe N.C. State – The Charlotte 49ers baseball team improved to .500 with a 1-0 shutout over the Wolfpack

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    28 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Inclement weather in the Queen City canceled the Charlotte 49ers home series against Marist this weekend. Instead, the Niners found themselves in Savannah, Ga., playing two games against the N.C. State Wolfpack sandwiched by a contest with UNC Greensboro. The 49ers (2-2) pitching staff tossed a gem in a 1-0 victory in game one against the Wolfpack on Friday afternoon. Three pitchers combined to hold N.C. State scoreless, allowing just four hits. Charlotte was led by starter Sean Geoghegan, a 6’6″ sophomore lefty, who has now delivered back-to-back six-inning shutout performances…
  • Alternatives to signing marque NFL free agents

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/MCT Free agency is a time of excitement and optimism for NFL teams and fans. Signing a big-ticket free agent to get the team over the edge creates newfound hope for many teams. Due to franchise tags or just the price tags necessary to sign a player, most high-profile players are out of reach for teams in need. Teams can, however, still rectify roster holes by finding value through cheaper alternatives. This article explores three potentially pricey free agents (if they reach free agency), with alternatives for teams that cannot sign them. Ndamukong Suh…
  • Breakdown of Brutalism

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    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Nicole White/Staff In light of the closure of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or BAM/PFA, at its old location, I wondered about the fate of UC Berkeley’s other aesthetically displeasing structures on campus, such as Wurster or Evans halls. Most of these buildings are stylistically Brutalist — an architectural trend that was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s for its use of cheap concrete building materials. With their massively foreboding style, these buildings often conjure images of violence, force and stark utility. Some students claim Evans and Wurster Hall are the…
  • Pabst and Murray star for Tech over weekend.

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    After a strong 3-1 start to their 2015 campaign, the Georgia Tech baseball team went 2-2 on their latest road trip. The 28th ranked Yellow Jackets began the weekend’s 16th annual Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach in Conway, SC by scoring 8 runs in the 9th inning to defeat #23 Florida International University 16-9 under light rain, highlighted by A.J. Murray’s second career grand slam. The senior designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a career high 6 RBI and 4 runs scored, as his ninth inning heroics put the Jackets up 14-9. FIU turned in a 3-run 7th inning to lead 9-8 going into the…
  • Namaste: Yoga Nidra helps bring out the ultimate zen

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    Rest and rejuvenation are two things college students never get enough of. If you are seeking refuge from midterms or suffering from stress in general, try Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation. Lisa Namyet, a Nidra instructor at Eugene Yoga believes that a single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful and refreshing as four hours of sleep. So how does Yoga Nidra achieve such refreshing results? It all starts with the environment. Yoga Nidra is taught in a smaller studio with dim lights and no music. In order to achieve a relaxing environment, the class is limited to 15 people. “I love that I…
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  • Niners blank ACC foe N.C. State – The Charlotte 49ers baseball team improved to .500 with a 1-0 shutout over the Wolfpack

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Inclement weather in the Queen City canceled the Charlotte 49ers home series against Marist this weekend. Instead, the Niners found themselves in Savannah, Ga., playing two games against the N.C. State Wolfpack sandwiched by a contest with UNC Greensboro. The 49ers (2-2) pitching staff tossed a gem in a 1-0 victory in game one against the Wolfpack on Friday afternoon. Three pitchers combined to hold N.C. State scoreless, allowing just four hits. Charlotte was led by starter Sean Geoghegan, a 6’6″ sophomore lefty, who has now delivered back-to-back six-inning shutout performances…
  • Alternatives to signing marque NFL free agents

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/MCT Free agency is a time of excitement and optimism for NFL teams and fans. Signing a big-ticket free agent to get the team over the edge creates newfound hope for many teams. Due to franchise tags or just the price tags necessary to sign a player, most high-profile players are out of reach for teams in need. Teams can, however, still rectify roster holes by finding value through cheaper alternatives. This article explores three potentially pricey free agents (if they reach free agency), with alternatives for teams that cannot sign them. Ndamukong Suh…
  • Breakdown of Brutalism

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Nicole White/Staff In light of the closure of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or BAM/PFA, at its old location, I wondered about the fate of UC Berkeley’s other aesthetically displeasing structures on campus, such as Wurster or Evans halls. Most of these buildings are stylistically Brutalist — an architectural trend that was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s for its use of cheap concrete building materials. With their massively foreboding style, these buildings often conjure images of violence, force and stark utility. Some students claim Evans and Wurster Hall are the…
  • Pabst and Murray star for Tech over weekend.

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    After a strong 3-1 start to their 2015 campaign, the Georgia Tech baseball team went 2-2 on their latest road trip. The 28th ranked Yellow Jackets began the weekend’s 16th annual Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach in Conway, SC by scoring 8 runs in the 9th inning to defeat #23 Florida International University 16-9 under light rain, highlighted by A.J. Murray’s second career grand slam. The senior designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a career high 6 RBI and 4 runs scored, as his ninth inning heroics put the Jackets up 14-9. FIU turned in a 3-run 7th inning to lead 9-8 going into the…
  • Namaste: Yoga Nidra helps bring out the ultimate zen

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    Rest and rejuvenation are two things college students never get enough of. If you are seeking refuge from midterms or suffering from stress in general, try Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation. Lisa Namyet, a Nidra instructor at Eugene Yoga believes that a single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful and refreshing as four hours of sleep. So how does Yoga Nidra achieve such refreshing results? It all starts with the environment. Yoga Nidra is taught in a smaller studio with dim lights and no music. In order to achieve a relaxing environment, the class is limited to 15 people. “I love that I…
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  • Niners blank ACC foe N.C. State – The Charlotte 49ers baseball team improved to .500 with a 1-0 shutout over the Wolfpack

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Inclement weather in the Queen City canceled the Charlotte 49ers home series against Marist this weekend. Instead, the Niners found themselves in Savannah, Ga., playing two games against the N.C. State Wolfpack sandwiched by a contest with UNC Greensboro. The 49ers (2-2) pitching staff tossed a gem in a 1-0 victory in game one against the Wolfpack on Friday afternoon. Three pitchers combined to hold N.C. State scoreless, allowing just four hits. Charlotte was led by starter Sean Geoghegan, a 6’6″ sophomore lefty, who has now delivered back-to-back six-inning shutout performances…
  • Alternatives to signing marque NFL free agents

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/MCT Free agency is a time of excitement and optimism for NFL teams and fans. Signing a big-ticket free agent to get the team over the edge creates newfound hope for many teams. Due to franchise tags or just the price tags necessary to sign a player, most high-profile players are out of reach for teams in need. Teams can, however, still rectify roster holes by finding value through cheaper alternatives. This article explores three potentially pricey free agents (if they reach free agency), with alternatives for teams that cannot sign them. Ndamukong Suh…
  • Breakdown of Brutalism

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Nicole White/Staff In light of the closure of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or BAM/PFA, at its old location, I wondered about the fate of UC Berkeley’s other aesthetically displeasing structures on campus, such as Wurster or Evans halls. Most of these buildings are stylistically Brutalist — an architectural trend that was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s for its use of cheap concrete building materials. With their massively foreboding style, these buildings often conjure images of violence, force and stark utility. Some students claim Evans and Wurster Hall are the…
  • Pabst and Murray star for Tech over weekend.

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    After a strong 3-1 start to their 2015 campaign, the Georgia Tech baseball team went 2-2 on their latest road trip. The 28th ranked Yellow Jackets began the weekend’s 16th annual Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach in Conway, SC by scoring 8 runs in the 9th inning to defeat #23 Florida International University 16-9 under light rain, highlighted by A.J. Murray’s second career grand slam. The senior designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a career high 6 RBI and 4 runs scored, as his ninth inning heroics put the Jackets up 14-9. FIU turned in a 3-run 7th inning to lead 9-8 going into the…
  • Namaste: Yoga Nidra helps bring out the ultimate zen

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    Rest and rejuvenation are two things college students never get enough of. If you are seeking refuge from midterms or suffering from stress in general, try Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation. Lisa Namyet, a Nidra instructor at Eugene Yoga believes that a single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful and refreshing as four hours of sleep. So how does Yoga Nidra achieve such refreshing results? It all starts with the environment. Yoga Nidra is taught in a smaller studio with dim lights and no music. In order to achieve a relaxing environment, the class is limited to 15 people. “I love that I…
 
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  • The New MCAT

    Todd Johnson
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Starting in April 2015 the MCAT is brand new. So what does this mean for those of you who are interested in attending medical school? The biggest practical change is that the MCAT now has four sections vs the three sections of the old MCAT. The new sections are Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills The first three sections pull from your knowledge in the fields of biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general…
  • 3/2 Engineering Programs

    Todd Johnson
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    We will sometimes have a student interested in a traditional pre-med program also be considering a major in some field of engineering. I have discussed in the past my concerns about majoring in engineering if you want medical school in your future. But for the student who really wants an engineering background, there is another option. 3/2 Engineering Programs. These are programs at many small liberal arts colleges around the country  that combine a liberal arts degree with a degree from an affiliated engineering college. Many of the engineering schools have such agreements but two of the…
  • How Do You Decide Which Colleges to Visit?

    Todd Johnson
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    This time of year many high school juniors are thinking about visiting some colleges over the Spring break. But how do you decide which colleges to actually visit? For most students, it isn’t so much about which specific colleges you visit as it is about visiting different types of colleges. Start by visiting colleges near you. Yes, I know you may already be familiar with them or know that you don’t want to go to that college. Fine. This isn’t about finding the one specific college for you. Rather, by visiting different types of colleges you can start to learn about what…
  • How Do We Find the Right College for You?

    Todd Johnson
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    We are sometimes asked how we decide on which college to recommend for each student. There are several factors that go into our college recommendations. One of the biggest factors is having the knowledge of hundreds of colleges which we have visited. Kelley and I each visit a number of different colleges around the US every year. I was just down in Dallas visiting colleges while Kelley was just out in Portland, OR.  Other times, we visit the colleges together. We typically will tour the college, sit in on an information session and often talk with admissions counselors from the college. We…
  • Forbes College Rankings-Garbage In, Garbage Out

    Todd Johnson
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I am not a fan of college rankings. If you have read my blog for any length of time you are aware of this. The problem is that colleges, unlike cars and dishwashers, are not easy to compare to each other. And the criteria used is typically manipulated to get the result the publisher wants. But the ranking that bugs me more than the others is that of Forbes magazine. The reason that I don’t like Forbes rankings is that they try to sound scientific in their method when in fact they are anything but scientific. One of the main ranking factors, accounting for 10% of a colleges ranking, it…
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • iSchool Inclusion Institute (I3) -- Extended Deadline: March 31, 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Summer research program for undergraduate students from underrepresented populations Application deadline: March 31, 2015 | Please share with students of all majors www.ischool-inclusion.org The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the
  • Delta Airlines Summer Internship -- NWA

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Summer Luggage Handler/Equipment Services Employee College students will earn up to $2,000 in tuition assistance in addition to your hourly rate and great travel privileges for you and your parents! Delta Airlines Airport Operations has a number of opportunities for college students to work as luggage handlers (ESEs) during their summer and winter breaks. Enrollment in a two year or four
  • Memphis Ambassadors Program - Deadline: February 28, 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
     MAP is open to 9-12 grade students as of the fall of 2015 who are residents of the city of Memphis in one of the seven city council districts. Participants must be able to work in a team environment, contribute to a positive learning atmosphere and possess the ability to work independently.   MAP is a year-round development program engaging nearly 500 students annually through
  • 2015 FedEx Internship Positions -- Various Areas -- Marketing, Engineer, Field Operations, Etc -- Apply Now

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:08 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
  • Youth United Way 2015 SPRING NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION - Deadline: March 27, 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:03 pm
                    IF YOU KNOW STUDENTS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, SHARE THIS EMAIL... JOIN THE YOUTH UNITED WAY  LEADERSHIP PROGRAM  LEARN ABOUT YUW HERE ===> YUW Promo Video  TO JOIN YUW, PLEASE CLICK HERE ===> "I WANT TO VOLUNTEER!" THANK YOU!!   DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION IS MARCH 27, 2015! Follow YUW on Twitter: @yuwmidsouth Copyright © 2015
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  • CAS 2015: 2016 Honda Pilot

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV made its global premiere today at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Reengineered and redesigned in America, the 2016 Honda Pilot delivers more family-friendly utility, more advance technology and more premium attributes and amenities than ever before, boasting class-leading safety features, fuel efficiency and confident driving dynamics in a thoroughly modern, stylish and sophisticated new package. The all-new 2016 Pilot, launching at Honda dealerships nationwide this summer, is the third generation of Honda’s three-row midsize SUV to be designed, developed…
  • Ford Reminds Motorists To Maintain Tires

    15 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    Ford is reminding vehicle owners of its recommendation to replace tires, even unused tires, after six years, regardless of tread wear, and to practice proper tire maintenance.    Ford research has determined tires degrade over a period of time due to such factors as weather, storage conditions, and type of use including load, speed and inflation pressure.   “Even if they aren’t being used, tires will degrade over a period of time, so it’s best to keep a careful eye on them,” said Steve Kenner, global director, Ford Automotive Safety Office. “Ford…
  • CAS 2015: Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

    15 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    The other Nissan unveiled at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show is the GT-R LM NISMO race car from the Super Bowl commercial "With Dad." The GT-R LM NISMO, which will take on the best in the world in the race to glory at the Le Mans 24 Hours later this summer, was created by a team of carefully selected experts in Japan, the United States and Europe. Unlike other LM P1 cars, the GT-R's 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine sits in the front of the front-wheel-drive car, while the hybrid power is harvested from the front driveline to augment acceleration. "This is the first time in 16 years that…
  • CAS 2015: 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept

    15 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    Nissan unveiled two exciting new executions of its "Innovation that Excites" philosophy at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show – the Nissan 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept and the GT-R LM NISMO race car. The Nissan 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept is designed to provide the best of two worlds – the open-air driving exhilaration of a standard 370Z Roadster and the racing-inspired style and performance of a 370Z NISMO Coupe. It offers unique engine, suspension, exterior and interior features versus standard Nissan 370Z Roadster models – including a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and NISMO-tuned…
  • CAS 2015: RAM Laramie Limited

    12 Feb 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Ram Truck brand is taking the 2015 Ram Laramie Limited – the benchmark in truck opulence – to an even higher level of sophistication and attention to detail. The upgraded interior and exterior trim aligns with a long list of best-in-class titles under the Ram moniker, including fuel economy, payload, torque and towing capacity. “Among Ram Truck’s greatest strengths is our ability to quickly react to customer demand,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand — FCA US LLC. “The new Laramie Limited trim is a perfect example of how Ram…
 
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  • You Should be Using: LinkedIn for Higher Education

    Tori Reid
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    For any student who’s looking to transfer or apply to grad schools, LinkedIn’s higher education tools are exactly what you need to find the perfect school for you. LinkedIn uses its expansive user data to make personalized, intelligent suggestions to students. LinkedIn has three tools many students still don’t know of. It uses user statistics to help students find the right college for them. Here are the tools and how they work: The Decision Board is like Pinterest. Students create boards and pin colleges to them to compare. It’s a social board and advisers and other students can…
  • Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

    Katie Dwyer
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    The career landscape is changing, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s mostly a good thing. The job market students face today is new and dynamic, making use of social media and reflecting the new reality that most employees “job hop” and do not retire from their first-ever job. Students Need to Pay Attention to Broader Trends, and Get Ready. For better or worse, the post-college world is changing. According to a variety of analysis sites, including Forbes, Time, and Bing Predicts, more and more of the workforce will be impacted by increased entrepreneurship, freelancing,…
  • Why Every Student Should Take a Philosophy Class

    Lauren E. Mach
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    I am a philosophy major.  When meeting new people, I am often asked what I plan to do with a philosophy degree.  My favorite response is, “I want to ask why you want fries with that.”  In all seriousness, I expect my philosophy training to serve me well. The study of philosophy—whether an entire degree plan or just one course—would serve any student well, and here’s how. A Philosophy Class Will Force You to Think. Epistemology will have you considering whether you can know anything and the entire process of the mind interacting with the senses and outside world.  Metaphysics…
  • How to Get a Year’s Worth of College Credit for $275

    Emina Dedic
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Just a few weeks ago, a friend of over ten years came to me in despair. We went to middle and high school together, after which, I moved on to college, and he went into the workforce. Now at 25, here he was on my couch, lamenting about how his dream of being in IT or in the gaming world was highly less probable. Why?  Because he didn’t have a four-year degree. He was ready to make a change, however, but he needed help with doing so.  This is not an uncommon narrative. “I don’t want to go to college right now,” is one of the phrases virtually no parent ever wants to hear from their…
  • You Should be Using: AutoMath Photo Calculator to Help Understand Tough Equations

    Tori Reid
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    What if you could take a photo of a math equation and instantly receive not only the answer, but a step-by-step tutorial on how to solve it? With AutoMath Photo Calculator you can do just that. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with math, and the hate typically stems from the equations we just can’t crack. AutoMath is easy: just hover your phone over the equation like you’re taking a picture, crop close around the equation, and snap the photo to scan the equation in. You’ll see the answer almost instantly and a step-by-step tutorial showing you exactly how to get the answer is…
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    Great College Advice

  • Educational Consultant Says Research the Research Program

    Mark Montgomery
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Expert educational consultant Mark Montgomery goes to the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara to advise students that when you hear that a lot of a school’s undergrads are doing “research,” don’t take it at face value. Try to find out what “research” really entails. TRANSCRIPT: So here at the University of California at Santa Barbara, it was pointed out to us that about 50% of students here on this campus engage in research. And again, because this university is dominated by the undergraduate population — 19,000 out of 22,000…
  • College Admissions Expert on the University of Southern California in Los Angeles

    Mark Montgomery
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    Mark Montgomery, college admissions coach and educational consultant, visits the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. With 41,000 students, it’s not hard to see why this college in the heart of Los Angeles is popular, although its low yield rate raises questions. TRANSCRIPT: So today I’m here at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. And the University of Southern California has a long history, started in 1880, but relatively recently it has experienced a huge upsurge in popularity. And it’s really easy to see why: it’s a beautiful campus…
  • Liberal Arts College and Liberal Arts Education

    Mark Montgomery
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education presented some of the history of how the liberal arts has declined since the 1970s, and how a different philosophy for higher education–that its primary purpose is to help graduates get good jobs–arose in its place.  From my perspective, there is a great misunderstanding about what a “liberal education” actually is.  In my experience, when I talk to most families about what they want from an education, they describe the broad, general exploration of many subjects–as well as the desire that their kids be able…
  • Does Applying for Financial Aid Hurt My College Admissions Chances?

    Andrea Aronson
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    When it comes to college-bound students’  impressions of the relationship between financial aid and admissions, anxiety seems to rule the day.  Many of my students and families worry that if they check the box on the college application indicating that they will be applying for financial aid, that will harm the student’s chances of gaining admissions to their colleges of interest.  This is a particular concern of my students who don’t think they will qualify for aid.  They wonder if it is worth the possible downside admissions risk to even apply for aid. So, does…
  • 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!
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Thank you, CASE District II!

    Geoff Campbell
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’d jut like to write a quick thank you CASE District II for awarding me an Independent School Scholarship to attend their conference last week. I’m including recap of the conference via a number of tweets during the experience. It’s always good to meet new colleagues from across the region and to learn what colleges and universities are working on. One day maybe I’ll follow up my Google Analytics introduction with a future conference presentation. From the top: Thank you very much CASE District II for the Independent School Scholarship. #case2dc…
  • Flickr, Google Custom Search, AddThis Social Sharing and more!

    Geoff Campbell
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    The first two weeks after winter break have been very busy at FCS. In that time I transitioned FCS from our old media gallery to sharing hundreds of photo albums on Flickr, had Google’s Custom Search Engine embedded on our site, began adding social sharing buttons through AddThis in a systematic way, began examining the effectiveness of our Google AdWords campaign effectiveness (in part by with linking with GA), had an article I to which I contributed be published, helped create and began managing a newly designed RiseVision digital display, added Twitter cards to our website, began…
  • Friends’ Council on Education Workshop

    Geoff Campbell
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    In November, I took part in a major section of the new employee orientation at Friends’ Central – a trip to Pendle Hill, a 2-day Quaker retreat and conference center just west of Philadelphia in Wallingford, PA. The workshop, Friends Council on Education‘s “Educators New to Quakerism” was an overnight trip with a number from faculty at Friends’ Central, William Penn Charter, Princeton Friends, Abington Friends, and others from around greater Philadelphia. It was a great introduction of how a Quaker principles can be put into practice. (For an excellent…
  • Web Goals for 2015

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    One of the lessons I’ve learned in grad school (and have learned through experience to be true) is that goal-setting is important but also that those goals should be S.M.A.R.T. Though there are a number of alternates, SMART generally stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Once I get back to the office in January I know there will be a lot of news and changing variables (sports championships, college acceptances, compelling senior projects, etc) and so it will be important to know where true north is and to prioritize things that are within my area of…
  • Never Stop Learning (CASE D2 Conference Scholarship)

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    One of the biggest lessons I learned in a classroom was during 4th year at Mount Allison. It was in a seminar class about “Political and Technological Innovation”…or something. The point of the class wasn’t to memorize names and dates but to understand the how and why behind different political and economic distributions in history. It covered everything from a guest lecture on Monsanto’s genetically modified crops, to Steve Jobs’ mixing art and science, and to Václav Havel’s role as a public intellectual. One of the most important lectures…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Email Marketing 101 – Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 3

    Phil Hollows
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    How to Start with Email Marketing Honestly: Don’t over think it. Sending blog updates by email is not only great, but also very much good enough – you’re saving your blog’s subscribers the time and effort to remember to go back to your site. Your content is already great, and now people have invited you to send it to them whenever you write. That’s what they want; so go ahead. Give it to them. Here’s how you get started: Choose a reputable, supported email service (because nobody wants to end up being labeled spammer, right? Right). Behave well, always (ALWAYS) use dual opt-in,…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 2

    Phil Hollows
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    When to Start Email Marketing In the previous Email Marketing 101 post, I talked about why email marketing is vital. Today I’ll talk about when - when to start your email marketing efforts. Good news! It’s a one word answer: Now. No, I’m serious. Don’t delay because “I’m not big enough” or “I don’t have enough traffic.” You simply don’t know when and which subscriber will be the one that buys from you, spreads the word about you, or invests in you. Look at it this way. As you start out, you’re building pages; thinking about SEO; looking at analytics. You’re…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 1

    Phil Hollows
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Why Email When you think about building your site for the first time, you’re probably also thinking about your Facebook presence. After all, that’s where the people are, right? OK, that makes sense at a superficial level. But there are two problems with emphasizing platforms like Facebook instead of your own site and your own list: Facebook owns Facebook. Building your online presence on someone else’s digital turf which they adjust to please themselves (and not you) is risky. Facebook stinks for engagement. “Stinks” – a bit strong, you say? Well, according to…
  • Superbowl XLIX: On Luck, Preparedness and Execution

    Phil Hollows
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    [Bear with me -- this isn't a sports piece] Wow – that was quite the game. As a Patriots fan living in New England I was very, very vested in the outcome, and I’m obviously happy with the result. But it was a darned close call. As those last few plays unfolded, there was the amazingly lucky catch that put the Seahawks at 1st and 6. Then, out of nowhere, New England got “lucky” twice: Firstly, when Seattle tried an unnecessarily high risk play just to waste time, and secondly when the rookie intercepted the ball, effectively securing victory for New England. Three…
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • How to Get a Perfect Score on LSAT Logic Games

    Steve Schwartz
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    This LSAT Blog post lists all the Logic Games-related blog posts you should read toward the beginning of your prep. I've listed them in the specific order in which you should read them, along with the relevant Logic Games you should complete from LSAT PrepTests 52-61. Use my LSAT Logic Games Cheat Sheet as a quick-reference, and you can use my Logic Games Guide and Mastering Logic Games for
  • Becoming an LSAC Test Specialist: Job Posting

    Steve Schwartz
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Ever wondered how someone becomes an LSAC Test Specialist? I've conducted several interviews with a former writer of LSAT test questions, and, in them, he does talk about his background a bit. However, I recently came across a job posting from LSAC. They're looking for a new test specialist to join their team. While it might be considered a conflict of interest to write test questions and then
  • LSAT PrepTest 74 Explanations Available for Instant PDF Download

    Steve Schwartz
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Complete explanations for all 4 sections of LSAT PrepTest 74 (December 2014 LSAT) are now available for instant PDF download. Both Logical Reasoning sections, the Logic Games section, and the Reading Comprehension section have been fully explained. One of the most common requests I get from my students and blog readers is for explanations of particular LSAT questions. Although I'll explain
  • LSAC Not Reporting Old LSAT Scores

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    I just received the following announcement from LSAC: IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING LSAT SCORES EARNED BEFORE JUNE 2010  As of July 1, 2015, LSAC will no longer provide scores older than five years plus the current testing year either to law schools or to candidates. Scores earned prior to June 1, 2010 will neither be reported to law schools nor available to candidates. Prior to July 1, test
  • Law School App Explanation Statements

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    The below excerpt on "explanation" statements, a type of optional law school application essay, is from A Guide to Optional Essays and Addenda. When Should I Include an “Explanation” Statement? Some “explanation” statements are required, while others will fall under the general “if there’s anything more you’d like to tell us” invitation that most schools offer. When an Explanation is
 
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  • Strangers in awe of woman's tireless act

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Strangers in awe of woman's tireless actWCVBCrystal refused to sit and wait for someone else to shovel sidewalks, so she got busy -- and that sparked a chain reaction.She may be the best neighbor everTake a lookWWII POW, rescuer reunite Dog is happy to shovel rink
  • Russia says Nemtsov killing was 'sacrificial'

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Russia says Nemtsov killing was 'sacrificial'GettyRussia's Investigative Comittee did not entertain the possibility that the opposition figure was killed for his political stance. Unpopular scenario suggestedMore headlinesObama condemns 'brutal murder'Western leaders press Kremlin
  • Rubber bands make chopping veggies easier

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Rubber bands make chopping veggies easierGettyYou'll want to keep this common office supply in your kitchen at all times once you've seen how it can simplify cutting certain foods.Cooking hack you'll want to shareMore from the kitchen2 delicious, foolproof recipes Your ultimate guide to tea
  • Trump setting his sights on the White House?

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Trump setting his sights on the White House? GettyThe reality show star and real estate mogul has flirted with running for president before, but this time he's says he's serious.Major move he made this week More in politicsPaul backers leave Bush speechObama signs DHS funding bill
  • NY towns may secede to join Pennsylvania

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    NY towns may secede to join PennsylvaniaGettyResidents in parts of New York have grown frustrated with their government and are considering joining the Keystone State instead. Reason they prefer PennsylvaniaMore headlinesWalker talks Reagan's legacyO'Reilly faces mounting claims
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    Get Into College Blog

  • College Selection Tips | Picking the Right College

    Steve Schwartz
    23 Feb 2015 | 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
  • College Interview Outfits And Clothing | What To Wear

    Steve Schwartz
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    or...Dress to Impress: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to College Interview Outfits I know that you have a lot on your plate, that you have to worry about grades, extracurricular activities, SATs, and essays, to name a few things. I also know that picking out college interview outfits is not on the top of your list of concerns. Still, I know many students who let this slide, and then ended up freaking
  • College Selection: Private vs In-State Tuition

    Steve Schwartz
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    A college applicant (well, his father) recently asked me: "Is it worth it to spend double for private college over going somewhere public (in-state), given the difference in tuition?" My response: This is a question that I can't really answer for you - it's a personal decision that only you can make. If you could predict with 100% certainty that you'll go on to graduate school, then
  • College Recommendation Letters Advice

    Steve Schwartz
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The letters of recommendation are one of the most important parts of your college application. Besides the college essay, it is the main window into the intangibles of who you are as a person in and out of the classroom. It can seem like you have little control over how these letters turn out. After all, you can’t write them yourself (unless you have an exceptionally lazy/generous teacher.)
  • 5 Reasons Not to Be Discouraged By a Low GPA

    Steve Schwartz
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    1. Colleges look at the complete application package. There may be a lot of factors working in your favor besides your high school GPA. The college application brings together many different elements of your achievements and experience. It's common for students to dwell on the negative factors and to become pessimistic about their chances of being accepted to their top-choice colleges. Keep
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector

  • Colleges Make It Pay for Students to Take Unpaid Internships

    Allison
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    To enable all students to take advantage of unpaid internships, many colleges are now offering grants on a first-come basis. Find out if your school offers such a program here.
  • 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.…
 
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • You Finally Got Hired and The Gig Sucks… Now What?

    Mark Babbitt
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    This job sucks! It happens to everyone at some point in their career. You find a position that looks great on paper… has an exciting title… the description was full of responsibilities that looked engaging and fun. But in real life the job is everything but what you were sold, or expected...   
  • The Perfect Cover Letter: Unique, Tailored and Impressive [Infographic]

    YouTern
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Has anyone ever walked you through exactly how to create a great cover letter? One that is different than all the others the recruiter will receive, tailored perfectly to fit the job description and company, and sure to impress the reader? Well, our friends at UNC Student Affairs have done exactly that in five surprisingly simple steps: Research and formatting Styling persuasively Starting strong Articulating your match Clearly stating next steps Check out this thorough guide… and then set out to write the perfect cover letter!      
  • 5 Timeless Truths About Resume Writing

    Levo League
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    After 16 years as a career coach, I’ve probably reviewed over 8,000 resumes. I've also read countless articles and books on the topic and spoken to hundreds of recruiters about what they look for. And while these experts, authors, hiring managers and recruiters all have their own personal tastes and styles, some resume tips remain timeless truths... constants that win the reader over every time...   
  • 8 Proven Ways to Gain a Professional Mentor

    YouTern
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    You understand the importance of a mentor… you know you need one to take your career to the next level. But where do you find a mentor? And how do you build a relationship where they will want to help? To answer that question, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: What’s can do now right now to encourage older, more experienced professionals and entrepreneurs to want to mentor you? Here are their most helpful answers!   Don’t Just Be a Taker “Find a way to give back to the more experienced entrepreneur. Also, when…
  • How to Make Your Resume Irresistible to Recruiters

    Simply Hired
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    The purpose of a resume is to land you a job interview. Simple, right? And yet Amazon.com has a million books about the best way to write a resume just so you can achieve that one goal. Why do we make this so complicated? Writing an impressive resume is simple... if you keep two things in mind...   
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    cheapscholar.org

  • New Taxes and Fees Would Pay for Free Community College

    Doug Schantz
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    When President Barack Obama first proposed his plan for two years of free community college for qualifying students, wiser Americans waited to pass judgment until the next part of the plan was announced. Why? Because they know nothing is really free. And so it is with the $60 billion community college plan. The White House has released an overview of how they would pay for the plan. The answer: it’s going to come from the richest Americans and from large banks. That is, of course, if it can get past the Republican-controlled Congress. Tennessee Leads the Way Obama’s national proposal…
  • Spring Break: Are You Ready?

    Doug Schantz
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Spring break is just around the corner. This is your chance to get away from school without going home. Go somewhere fun! StudentUniverse.com offers several suggestions. Whether you’re packing up your buddy’s car for a road trip or are saving up some money for a plane ticket, spring break can cost you if you don’t plan ahead. So how do you keep your costs to a minimum? Here’s a checklist for you and your friends so you don’t waste that hard-earned cash. Operation Destination Key West, New Orleans or Las Vegas — no matter where you are headed, it might be a good idea to rent a car.
  • 10 Education Loan Hacks that ALL Students Should Know

    Doug Schantz
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    For the majority of students, borrowing for education is the norm. In order to fund not only their degree program but also the ancillary expenses that go hand in hand with attending school for a minimum of four years, it can be a challenge to keep up with costs simply based on income earned or pre-college savings. Even though student debt is a necessity for most, there are ways to keep the total long-term cost of borrowing low. In an effort to help students keep the financial lid on their student debt and reduce the potential for over-borrowing, educators can share these 10 easy student loan…
  • Valentine’s Day in College: Save Here and Spend There

    Doug Schantz
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    A poll conducted last month by Prosper Insights and Analytics found that, of the 6,375 consumers surveyed, 91 percent will do something special for their significant other this Valentine’s Day and, due to the holiday’s high price tag, 35.2 percent plan to shop at discount stores for gifts. These results shine light on the trend of carefully budgeting for a Valentine’s Day gift without skipping it altogether, especially for college students who are already on tight budgets. Luckily, there are fun and unique ways to surprise your sweetheart that won’t skimp on the…
  • The Dollars and Sense of Library Science Degrees

    Doug Schantz
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    If you are like most college students, you spend every waking moment at the library when you are not in class (just kidding… but I imagine your professors are hopeful that you see the inside of a library at least once during your educational career!). A library doesn’t run itself and it is amazing how technology has been woven into the framework of our more contemporary libraries. Next time you are passing through a library (or just accessing their online electronic databases from the comfort of your dorm room), give some thought to whether you would like to be part of that…
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  • Finding Time And Motivation To Exercise In College

    Thomas Frank
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    Usually, watching the Rocky IV training montage is enough to motivate me to get my butt to the gym. Sometimes, though, it’s not – and if you’re reading this, I’d imagine you’re not exercising quite as much as you’d like either. So let’s fix that. Elliot Hulse, one of my favorite YouTubers, once said: “The most important part of the game is your game piece!” …and I like that quote so much that I put it in my book. College (and life in general) really does feel like a game sometimes – and your body/brain is the hardware…
  • In-Depth Salary Negotiation with Jim Hopkinson of SalaryTutor (Ep. 52)

    Thomas Frank
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Want to increase your chances of landing an amazing job right out of college – and maybe even negotiate a higher salary? I met Jim Hopkinson when I went to Portland for the World Domination Summit last summer, and as we chatted at a meetup I found out that he’s an expert in the field of salary negotiation (and a fellow geek – he worked for Wired at one point). Jim is the author of the book Salary Tutor: Learn the Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You, and also runs SalaryTutor, a website that has articles and in-depth courses with even more info on the topic.
  • My 3-Tier Task Management And Planning System

    Thomas Frank
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” I agree, and I’m acutely aware that when I don’t have a plan for the day, I flounder around, unable to decide what I should work on next. Conversely, armed with a detailed, specific plan, I’m a task-crushing machine – and I’m sure you can say the same of yourself! What’s the best method for planning and managing your tasks, though? As a student, I was always convinced that I’d eventually discover the perfect system. The El Dorado of task management. The…
  • Successful Mistakes with Matthew Turner (Ep. 51)

    Thomas Frank
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    It’s good to make mistakes. When I was a senior, I took a capstone Information Systems class where I had to build my own web app. I decided to apply my meager web programming skills to the task, and spent a few weeks building a very database-heavy app for waking up on time (here’s how I do it now). Unfortunately, I screwed up; in my haste, I didn’t do enough reading to realize that, in addition to opening database connections in your code, you also have to close them. If you don’t, they stay open and start bogging down your server. Throughout the entire build…
  • How To Balance Gaming and Studying

    Thomas Frank
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    I absolutely love video games. You’re probably aware of this – maybe you’ve seen enough of the gaming references in my videos, or maybe you listened to this week’s podcast interview with one of my favorite gaming YouTubers. For me, though, gaming isn’t something that ever threatens to take up the time I need to finish my work (now, books on the other hand…) I have a brain that actually gets bored with gaming after an hour or two on most occasions; it’s a very rare occurrence for me to really get sucked into one game for hours on end. However, I…
 
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  • College Scholarships Ending in March 2015

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    Apply for College Scholarships This month there are several scholarship opportunities available for high school students in any grade, including scholarships for musicians, leaders, volunteers, children of veterans and women interested in technology and engineering. Read on to see eight college scholarships with deadlines in March 2015. Barbara Wiedner & Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Scholarship Foundation Peace Scholarships: High school seniors and college freshmen can apply for this scholarship. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership or personal initiative in activities involving…
  • It’s Time to Start Applying to Pre-College Summer Programs

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    Deadlines for Pre-College Summer Programs In the middle of winter, you might not be thinking about summer just yet, but colleges across the country are. Many pre-college summer programs have already begun the registration process for this summer. In many cases, they accept or enroll students on a first-come, first-served basis, so you’ll want to register or apply for the program ASAP. Here’s a list of a few pre-college programs by the month of their application deadlines. March Deadlines California College of the Arts Pre-College Program: Study art, architecture, design or creative…
  • Apps to Help Write College Application Essays

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    Apps to Help Write College Application Essays The most difficult part of writing any essay is finding a good idea and getting started. If you’re having difficulty crafting your college application essay, consider using one of these mobile apps to help you get started. All College Application Essays (iTunes; Google Play) This free app has application prompts for more than 750 colleges, including college essay prompts on the Common Application. The app can help you figure out what you need to write for each college you’re applying to, how to submit each essay and how you can manage your…
  • 50 College Admissions Offices on Twitter

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    College Admissions Offices on Twitter In the last decade, the number of colleges and admissions offices on Twitter has surged. More colleges are tweeting to engage current and future students (you!), showcase photos of student life and tout news about the school. So, what can Twitter tell you about a college? A college’s Twitter account can help you learn more about the school, the activities that happen on campus and more. Plus, if you have questions, you can tweet the admissions office to get an answer. Check out these 50 college admissions offices that tweet regularly. Agnes Scott…
  • How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:17 am
    How Many Colleges to Apply To Some students apply to more than a dozen colleges, while others apply to one or two. But how many colleges should you really apply to? Well, there is no magic number when it comes to applying to colleges. However, many experts recommend you apply to about five to ten schools. Consider these tips to narrow your college options and choose the right number of colleges to apply to for your situation. Narrow your college choices. If you hadn’t already noticed, dozens of colleges will send you brochures or e-mails. Do your research early, find out which ones interest…
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  • Social Media Safety for Youth

    marcywilliams
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    February 14, 2015 written by:  Marcy Williams Learn How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth, LLC hosted its 1st (of many) Social Media Safety Workshops for youth.  The purpose is to inform youth of how to use social media and the legal implications of improper usage.  The facilitator, Marcy Williams discussed how sharing too much information can put you in dangerous situation.  She stated, “too many youth assume their photos and messages are safe and that bad things cannot happen to them”.  However, when researching, the numbers are quire alarming: 88% of…
  • Watch “My journey to becoming an entrepreneur | Maya Criss | TEDxYouth@RVA” on YouTube

    marcywilliams
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    My journey to becoming an entrepreneur | Maya Criss | TEDxYouth@RVA: http://youtu.be/duQ48UsmbGU
  • Do Something Awards 2015

    marcywilliams
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:42 am
    Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth, LLC is among the list of honorees receiving the 2015 Do Something Award. The Do Something Awards came into existence by the visionaries of The Disciples Journey and The Dream Makers Academy. Part of the goal is to create an awareness of organizations and people who were making a difference in the communities at-large. Purchase your tickets for the award ceremony. Learn more about this award:   http://www.thedosomethingmovement.com
  • Youth join this LIVE radio show!

    marcywilliams
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    ATTN YOUTH!  Fire 91 and Fire 91Kids Radio from Tidewater will be here LIVE Saturday Feb 7th….yes TOMORROW airing live. @The Top 10 Walnut Alley @12 noon. #KaKY I will be one of the panel speakers answering any questions you my have:  teen dating, peer pressure,  social media safety. Come out to this event and be a part of Kids on Fire! #Fire91 #KaKY Ena LoganMarcia A. Paige Daquan Aku Reinhardt LaWanda Tillett E-Michael Johnson Delta Bowers Martina Smith Aljanette Hall
  • Scholarships..Henrico Federal Credit Union

    marcywilliams
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Each year, Henrico FCU is proud to recognize exceptional student members with scholarships to help with college expenses. This year we are offering three different scholarships for both high school seniors going to college as well as continuing studies for current college students. Applications are dueFebruary 20, 2015. Click here to download the application and full details!
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • Email Marketing Guidelines for Small Business Entrepreneurs

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    One challenge facing small business entrepreneurs is the difficulty and expense of communicating with prospects and customers. Although a great deal of attention is focused on the “shiny penny” of social media marketing, don’t forget the effectiveness of that old stand-by – email marketing. A well-curated list and consistent communications go a long way towards engaging prospects and building relationships. As evidenced in a survey conducted by Ascend2 and its research partners on marketingcharts.com, marketers continue to rate email the most effective digital marketing tactic. It…
  • Discover Your February Financial Aid Options

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    With deadlines rapidly approaching, it’s time for high school seniors and their parents to check off more items on their college financial aid to-do list. Very soon you will be reviewing the financial aid offers you receive from potential colleges and trying to make the best choice for your family and your student. Here are some things you can do in February to make that decision easier: • Take a Moment: First, just breathe and relax. You have come a long way in a short time, and should be very proud of what you have already accomplished. Don’t put more focus on what has yet to be done…
  • Don’t Let Senioritis Sink Your College Plans

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    As a high school senior, let’s face it – it’s been a tough few months. You had to figure out the college application process, sweat out completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and even participate in a few hair-raising college interviews. But now all of that is behind you, so it’s time to sit back and have some fun in your last few months at high school, right? Well, not exactly. If you feel a sudden urge to skip homework assignments, drop out of after school activities, and generally just “sit back and have some fun,” you could be suffering from a…
  • Discover Your Financial Aid Options Now with #JustAskJodi

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    Where can you turn for answers you can trust about financial aid? College Financial Aid Advisors (CFAA) is happy to announce that our founder and financial aid expert, Jodi Okun, is making herself available to answer all your college and financial aid questions. It’s easy to ask Jodi anything about this sometimes perplexing topic – simply submit a question on Twitter to #JustAskJodi. Even better, you can join Jodi for a LIVE Facebook Question and Answer Session: #JustAskJodi LIVE Facebook College Financial Aid Question & Answer Session Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 12:00 noon…
  • What is a Student Aid Report?

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    Once you have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the next step is receiving a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education that summarizes the information you provided and lists your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is compared against the Cost of Attendance (COA) at each college to determine the amount of financial aid that is required. This is an important document that will be used by various colleges to determine the amount of financial aid your child might be entitled to receive. If the information accurately reflects your current…
 
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    Custom College Visits

  • 2015 College Road Trips

    acaine
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Time to start planning your 2015 college road trips. Whether your student is a high school junior or senior, if they are headed to college it is time to start planning to visit college campuses. If you are planning on visiting multiple institutions with your teen Custom College Visits is here to help you get the most out of each visit. We work with both parents and teens to help determine which colleges to visit and in what order. Barnard College New York City Want to visit with a student or faculty member on each campus, we can set that up. Need Travel assistance? We have years of travel…
  • Test Prep Right for Your Child

    acaine
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    The Six Types of Test Preparation and How to Know Which is Right for Your Child Nowadays, parents feel a tremendous amount of pressure when it comes to their children’s SAT and ACT scores. Some parents feel overwhelmed by the test prep options, while others feel overwhelmed by the financial commitment. The bottom line is that this process can be very stressful. This article will present to you the six types of test preparation and how to know which is right for your child.   Self-Study: There are numerous, high-quality resources available all over the web and at local bookstores…
  • Custom Designed Campus Tours

    acaine
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Custom College Visits has announced Exclusive Packages for their Custom Designed Campus Tours. Foster City, CA January 7, 2014 – Custom College Visits has announced they now offer three levels of Exclusive Packages that combine their service offerings of Teen and Parent Assessment, College List Building, Custom Designed Campus Tours, and Personalized Service. The three packages are: The Cum Laude The Magna Cum Laude The Summa Cum Laude (Premier Package) Specific information on each package and pricing can be found at: http://www.customcollegevisits.com/exclusive-packages/ About…
  • Overnight Stays on Campus

    acaine
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
      Headed for an Overnight College Visit?   When headed cross-country for an overnight campus visit please make sure your student has backup names and phone numbers with them. Flights might be delayed and the Admissions Office might be closed when they get there.  You might wish to read our post: Overnight stays a students perspective. The post Overnight Stays on Campus appeared first on Custom College Visits.
  • Seasons Greetings 2014

    acaine
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The post Seasons Greetings 2014 appeared first on Custom College Visits.
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Butler beauty hacks

    Rebecca Farley
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    Midterms are looming which means extensive hours will be spent toiling in Butler. However, due to society’s unrealistic standards of beauty, it’s essential that you still look studly while you study. Therefore, Spectrum has compiled a few quick ‘n’ easy beauty hacks to stay sexy this midterm season. Coffee Can Tan It may be February, but that’s no excuse to get lazy with your tan. Society expects you to look sun-kissed all year round, regardless of the fact that you haven’t left Butler for weeks. To get a bronze winter glow,your best bet is Blue Java: generously and evenly indulge…
  • Escape Manhattan with these cheap spring break getaways

    Hannah Josi
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    Believe it or not, spring break is a mere two weeks away. At this point, it might be a bit late to plan out that intricate getaway to Cabo or Montreal, especially now that everyone’s drowning in internship applications and midterms. But there are still plenty of cheaper, simpler ways to escape the confines of Manhattan and take a slight breather. So if you didn’t leave yourself enough time to plan a spring break, don’t want to spend too much money, and are scavenging different ways to spend your ten (!) days, look no further than here for your guide to a successful vacation.
  • Men’s basketball falls to Dartmouth as tight contest turns into double-digit loss

    Muneeb Alam
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Updated on Feb. 27 at 11:46 p.m. For the second time this season, a Big Green run down the stretch doomed men’s basketball. After a hotly contested 30 minutes, Dartmouth (11-14, 4-7 Ivy) caught its stride and built a big lead. There were no late game heroics for the Lions (13-12, 5-6 Ivy), as they were unable to get their third win in a row coming off an impressive road sweep of Yale and Brown and fell to the visiting Big Green, 84-71. “We had a couple bad possessions offensively, but we couldn’t get a stop,” Columbia head coach Kyle Smith said of his team’s play down the…
  • The perks of being “Columbia poor”

    Paulina Mangubat
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    I’m happy that articles like Ana Gonzalez’s “To my fellow low-income students” and Koko Jaeger’s “Coming Out as a Scholarship Student at Columbia” have called for income to become a larger part of the diversity so often discussed by the Columbia community. Admittedly, Columbia’s admissions website reports that over 50 percent of its student body identifies as being “of color,” which no doubt makes for a dynamic range of perspectives. But this diversity of background does not account for income as much as it should. For starters, the $66,604 cost of attendance this year…
  • SPINOSA: Baseball’s seniors reflect before season opener

    Dan Radov
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    “All of them?!” head coach Brett Boretti screamed into his cellphone, looking back at me with a look of utter disbelief. “He left all of them,” he repeated in a more subdued tone.  I had forgotten my jerseys.  It was the day before my first collegiate baseball series. We had all just lugged our travel bags full of gloves, bats, balls, cloths, snacks, and jerseys onto the bus—everything you need for a weekend series in South Carolina.  Then, 30 minutes into our ride to LaGuardia Airport, my coach was already yelling on the phone. The freshmen always sit in the front of the bus,…
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  • Book Review | Acing the ACT

    nextstepu
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The brand new “Acing the ACT: An Elite Tutor’s Guide to Tricky Questions and Secret Strategies that Make a Big Difference” by Elizabeth King goes on sale March 3rd.  This book is packed full of ways to navigate the ACT. You’ll discover these important elements of the test: • Memorization: You need to learn something new or refresh an old skill • Tricky Questions: The special ACT setup or question phrasing confused you • Human Error: You make mistakes just like everyone else (Reprinted from ACING THE ACT Copyright (c) 2015 by Elizabeth King, an imprint of Penguin…
  • Scholarships — AmeriQuest Transportation Services

    nextstepu
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    NextStepU is happy to help guide you toward scholarships and opportunities to earn money for college. Here is a new scholarship we found for you! Scholarship: AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship Amount: $1,000 Description: Write a 500 – 1,000 word essay that answers the question: “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?” Requirements:  Contest is open to any high school senior or student enrolled in college within the United States who is looking to supplement his/her tuition. Participants must nominate themselves by…
  • ACT prep from Magoosh

    nextstepu
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Are you preparing for the ACT? Then you probably know that the key to success is using the right resources. Now, before you randomly search the net for whatever free resource is out there, slow down a bit — we’ve actually done the hard work for you. You can find plenty of thorough (and free!) ACT prep material on the new ACT Blog that our friends at Magoosh have put together. On the blog, you will find: • Pre-made study schedules to guide you through your prep • Tips for tackling every section of the test (yes, that’s right: math, reading, science, writing and English) •…
  • Tuesday Tour Day — Pennsylvania College of Technology

    Laura Sestito
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Pennsylvania College of Technology is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The school is an affiliate of Penn State that focuses on applied technology education. Pennsylvania College of Technology is ranked among the top 10 public, four-year colleges in the north and is one of the nation’s top 100 associate degree producers. The school takes pride in its professional connections, small classes and an experienced faculty. Academics Pennsylvania College of Technology offers bachelor and associate degree programs and certification majors in more than 100 career fields. Options include areas…
  • Major Monday — Legal Studies

    nextstepu
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Every day, we follow numerous laws that we don’t even think about it. Do you always follow the rules? Do you think about how different laws affect society? A legal studies major, which focuses on law and legal issues from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities, might be for you. Education Legal studies is offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Though it doesn’t increase your chances of getting into top law schools, legal studies is a good pre-law major. If you love to read and write and are interested in social, political, philosophical and historical…
 
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  • Safeguarding Against CO Poisoning

    kbrown
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Carbon monoxide poisoning has been implicated in many home injuries or even deaths from portable generators. Although daylight savings time starts March 8, 2015, the winter isn’t over. Winter weather can knock out power in its path. If you are considering using a gasoline-powered portable generator to temporarily power appliances and heaters to cook and stay warm, you need to know these five facts.
  • Safeguarding Against CO Poisoning

    kbrown
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Carbon monoxide poisoning has been implicated in many home injuries or even deaths from portable generators. Although daylight savings time starts March 8, 2015, the winter isn’t over. Winter weather can knock out power in its path. If you are considering using a gasoline-powered portable generator to temporarily power appliances and heaters to cook and stay warm, you need to know these five facts.
  • Safeguarding Against CO Poisoning

    kbrown
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Carbon monoxide poisoning has been implicated in many home injuries or even deaths from portable generators. Although daylight savings time starts March 8, 2015, the winter isn’t over. Winter weather can knock out power in its path. If you are considering using a gasoline-powered portable generator to temporarily power appliances and heaters to cook and stay warm, you need to know these five facts.
  • Safeguarding Against CO Poisoning

    kbrown
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Carbon monoxide poisoning has been implicated in many home injuries or even deaths from portable generators. Although daylight savings time starts March 8, 2015, the winter isn’t over. Winter weather can knock out power in its path. If you are considering using a gasoline-powered portable generator to temporarily power appliances and heaters to cook and stay warm, you need to know these five facts.
  • Safeguarding Against CO Poisoning

    kbrown
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Carbon monoxide poisoning has been implicated in many home injuries or even deaths from portable generators. Although daylight savings time starts March 8, 2015, the winter isn’t over. Winter weather can knock out power in its path. If you are considering using a gasoline-powered portable generator to temporarily power appliances and heaters to cook and stay warm, you need to know these five facts.
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  • Choosing Where To Go To University

    Bruce Crowden
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    After high school, the next big decision anyone has to make is whether or not they should attend university. In today’s changing world, it is almost necessary to get a secondary degree. Although this is not the right decision for everyone, for most, it is something that should be considered and looked in to. The [...]
  • Job Opportunities With Online Economics Degrees

    Bruce Crowden
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:54 am
    In the event that you are currently interested in how and why people choose resources and have an attraction to goods/service production, it is time to seriously think about the economics degree. You can so easily find work as economist these days since basically all industries out there have available opportunities. To make it even [...]
  • Four Ways Students Can Pay for College without Taking out Loans

    Bruce Crowden
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    When the recession hit, many Americans found themselves out of work and with skills that didn’t help them find jobs. It’s not surprising then that so many adults went back to school and found themselves sharing classroom space with students much younger than them. Some did not go back to school simply because they couldn’t [...]
  • What to Expect from Common Core Tests This Spring

    Sani
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Spring’s coming up, and so are the Common Core exams! If this year is anything like last year, students all over the country will be in for a nasty surprise (again). After all, there was much confusion and controversy surrounding the exams last time, and that’s putting it mildly. Still, the powers that be seem [...]
  • The FAFSA for U.S. Students Who are Studying Abroad

    Sani
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Many students in the United States consider studying abroad, either for a short term or for getting a degree at an international college. But what you might not know is that under certain circumstances, you might be eligible for federal aid.  If you plan to study abroad for a semester or get your entire college [...]
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    Robert Kennedy College Blog

  • Swiss Private Banking in “survival” mode ?

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    Watch the latest interview of our Dean on Bloomberg Television: in Swiss Private banking in a “survival” mode? Discover our new LLM in International Business Law The post Swiss Private Banking in “survival” mode ? appeared first on 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 offered in an exclusive partnership between Robert Kennedy College and the University of Cumbria. If you have any questions about 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.
 
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  • Handling the Pressure of Others’ Expectations

    Shantae Edwards
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Pressure. A single word with a powerful meaning. As a first-generation college student, pressure was a big part of my life. In ninth grade, I felt completely alone. I looked around, and I saw many people from my community; however, few shared in my dreams for success. I didn’t allow this to discourage me, though; on the contrary, it inspired me to push forward and make things happen for myself. The struggle to resist this pressure is real. It creeps up on you whenever others deem you “exceptional” or impose an impossible array of expectations on you. It hurts because there…
  • Advice for Rural Students on Adjusting to College in Urban Areas

    MyKayla Hilgart
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    I grew up in a small town. To give you some perspective – it is unincorporated, an hour-and-a-half drive away from Walmart in any direction and does not even have a stoplight. While it was a great, safe place to grow up, I always knew I wanted to go away for college, and eventually, even farther away for a career. I have always enjoyed traveling anywhere and everywhere, but my family much prefers to stay home in the solitude of Northern Wisconsin. Lucky for me, they are understanding and support me in all my endeavors. My mother is a bank teller, and my father is a machinist; however,…
  • How to Turn Professors’ Feedback into a Plan for Success

    Shawn Patrick
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Working in a writing center, I often help students try to understand their professor’s feedback on their essays. The prospect of not being able to figure out what their professor wants overwhelms them and causes more stress throughout the writing process. If you count yourself among these students, the road to becoming a more confident writer begins with learning how to turn feedback into a plan for future success. Reading feedback When a professor hands you back a paper, don’t just flip to the last page to see the grade. Find the assignment sheet and any rubric your professor…
  • 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…
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    Centura College

  • Personal Data Privacy and You

    Lindsey Amick
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    In the expanding online and digitally connected world, privacy is gaining increasing attention. While the average American is beginning to recognize and understand the true value of their personal information, people also continue to express concerns about their privacy online. Lately, a slew of research has been released about how the public perceives the digital economy’s impact on their privacy. According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, 91% of Americans believe they’ve lost control over how their personal information is collected and used by companies, and 64%…
  • How to Become a Dental Assistant in 15 Months or Less

    Holly Dalby
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    How to Become a Dental Assistant in 15 Months or Less A good career as a Dental Assistant that pays a median of $34,500 and can be learned in 15 months or less isn’t too good to be true according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those in the field of a Dental Assistant can expect a projected growth of 25 percent over the next eight years. That means 74,000 new openings for dental assistants up to the year 2022. Careers in the health care industry carry an unemployment rate of 1.2 percent to 5.3 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics making this industry one of the most…
  • Computer Networking Jobs: What No One Is Talking About

    Holly Dalby
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Computer Networking Jobs: What No One Is Talking About No matter the industry, in the 21st century all professions depend on computer networking to keep business informed, employees connected, and information flowing. These networks do not run by themselves, and administrators are needed to take a hands-on approach to troubleshooting. At this point in time it is almost a cliche when you hear someone say that  computer networking jobs, or anything in the computer science industry is “growing fast.” That is quite an understatement. And even with this common knowledge, there are a…
  • Massage Therapy Jobs: How to Get One!

    Holly Dalby
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Massage Therapy Jobs: How to Get One! The good news for massage therapy jobs is that the field is growing. From 2012 to 2022, employment in massage therapy is projected to grow 23%. This is faster than average for all other occupations and creates new opportunities for newly-certified massage therapists. However, securing one of these jobs is still very competitive.  The American Massage Therapy Association estimates that there are 300,000 to 340,000 massage therapists in the United States, including students.  Getting one of these new jobs will depend on job seekers securing the right…
  • Think You’re Cut Out for a Paralegal Law Degree? Take This Quiz

    Holly Dalby
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Think You’re Cut Out for a Paralegal Law Degree? Take This Quiz Is a professional paralegal law degree in your future? If you’re a high school graduate or hold a General Educational Diploma (GED), you’re steps away from beginning a professional career as an important team member of the intricate legal system. Take this brief quiz to find out if work as a paralegal may be a good choice. Have you been to the local courthouse? While it’s certainly not a prerequisite, having prior experiences with; obtaining a marriage license, applying for a passport, obtaining an official…
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • Current SAT vs. New SAT Downloadable Flyer

    Suniti Mathur
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Many students have requested a simple side-by-side comparison of the current SAT vs the New SAT, so we are delivering on our promise.   To view, print or download the TestRocker comparison chart, simply click on the link below: http://blog.testrocker.com/current-vs-new-sat-info And if you have any questions at all, make sure you fill out the comments box below!  You might also enjoy the following blogs: The New SAT: Advice for the Class of 2017 How Will The Vocab Section Change on the New SAT The Content and Structure of the New SAT What the College Board Plans to Change about…
  • Disappointed With Your First SAT Attempt? Tips for a better SAT score!

    Suniti Mathur
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Ok, so your first attempt wasn’t exactly the cakewalk you thought it would be. It’s not the end of the world. That’s why the test is offered several times a year. There is still time to improve (if there is at least one test date before your college application deadlines).  Most students take the test more than once, increasing their chances of the score they want. Each test you take is an opportunity to improve the next time around. Taking a test is like flexing a specific muscle. The more you do it, the better your results will become. But like every workout, you need to stay…
  • 5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Test Prep Method for the SAT/ACT

    Suniti Mathur
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Selecting a test prep method can be a daunting task. Every student is different, so there isn't one option out there that works for everyone. You know yourself better than others, so ask yourself the questions below, and make sure you do your research! When will I have time to prepare?  Consider your academic course load and extra-curricular activities. If have a busy schedule, and are involved in many different activities, it will be difficult for you to use a method of prep that requires being present at specific times – whether it is on the weekend or after school. You need to…
  • 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…
 
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    Easy Scholarships Now

  • The EngineerGirl! Engineering Essay Scholarship

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:08 am
    The Engineering essay scholarship is an annual contest sponsored by the EngineerGirl website and the National Academy of Engineering. The main aim of the contest is to help create awareness on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Easy Scholarships With December Deadlines

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    21 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Students who are looking for interesting scholarships for their college needs can take advantage of many easy scholarships that are coming up around the end of the calendar year. These scholarships... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Easy Scholarships with November Deadlines

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    21 Feb 2015 | 1:19 am
    We all know that education is the key to success. But, we also know how expensive getting a good education is. So how then can one get quality education without being financially over-burdened? The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Easy Scholarships with March Deadlines

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    14 Feb 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Check out the scholarships with March deadlines below. Also, if you want more chances to win scholarships, take a look at the 20 monthly scholarships with multiple deadlines throughout the year. Good... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Easy Scholarships with February Deadlines

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Below are scholarships that are due in February. The awards listed below vary in award prize and eligibility requirements so be sure to check those before applying. Also, If you’ve missed the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Clutch Prep - Blog

  • The Least Awkward Valentine’s Day Dates Using the Least Amount of Money

    Freddie Montgomery
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:47 pm
      Valentine’s Day can be rough for those on a student budget. On average, Americans spend over $140 on Valentines Day and 199.33 if they’re shopping online. Since you’re spending enough money on your chemistry and biology books this semester, we decided to provide you with 8 cheap and non-awkward date options so you don’t have to go into debt this year. We even recruited the cast of MTV’s Awkward to help us celebrate our low-budget Valentine’s Day.   1. Eat at home Everyone loves food! Save some money and cook for your significant other at…
  • Off Campus? These Apps Are Great For Anyone Who Lives In A Shared House

    Freddie Montgomery
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Buzzfeed recently featured 16 apps that everyone who lives in a shared house needs. We here at Clutch loved this article as many of us have roommates or live in a frat or sorority house. If you see the inside of the library more than your roommates, you’ll love these apps to stay connected to the important things happening in your home, like when rent is due. Here are the top picks from the list. 1. Venmo This is the best app to pay your roommates back for the cable bill or pay your friends back for the drinks at the bar. After you set your account, not having cash to pay your…
  • 10 Super Bowl Commercials All Your Friends Will Be Talking About Tomorrow

    Freddie Montgomery
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
      10. Mercedes-Benz – “Fable (The Tortoise and the Hare)” The classic fable gets a new twist in the new Mercedes-Benz commercial. This is the third time in the last six years that the car company has been apart of the bowl game. If their ads remain this funny, I hope to see a lot more of their cars in the future.   9. Kia Sorento – “The Perfect Getaway” Yeah yeah, Pierce Brosnan is a bad ass. In this spot, however, the former James Bond only manages to dodge a moose instead of snipers. The comical spot is able to have it’s cake and eat it…
  • 6 Messaging Apps That Are Better Than GroupMe

    Freddie Montgomery
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    We’ve known for some time that GroupMe is becoming passe for group messaging. If your fraternity or sorority doesn’t use GroupMe, your study group or club probably does. There are a variety of group messaging apps that are far better alternatives, especially if you’re campus leader that needs to keep your team in check. Here are some GroupMe alternatives that will allow you to win over your team and will make you a campus hero. The way you communicate with your team will play a vital role in fostering community, building relationships and relaying information.   1.
  • Advice Every College Student Wished They Knew Freshman Year

    Daniella Bernasconi
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ever wish you could go back in time and tell your freshman self what you know now? We compiled a list of the usual things every college student hears when they get to college as well as some of the things that nobody actually tells them until its too late. The Usual   1. GO to class! You can sleep when you’re unemployed. 2. It’s normal to feel lost, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You might even make new friends. 3. You’ll lose touch with 70% of your H.S. friends and that’s okay. Don’t be afraid to get rid of toxic friendships and start new…
 
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    The Student Power

  • 4 Principles to Improve your Employability and Knowledge [Quora]

    John Ramos
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    Today, on Quora, I found a great question about how to improve ourselves as students. Question: What can I be doing... The post 4 Principles to Improve your Employability and Knowledge [Quora] appeared first on The Student Power.
  • The Big Five Personality Traits of Super Students

    John Ramos
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Our personalities don’t exactly define us, but they influence our lives at an unconscious level. Your thoughts, decisions, thoughts, ideas,... The post The Big Five Personality Traits of Super Students appeared first on The Student Power.
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] How to Develop Super Memory

    John Ramos
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Today’s post is a bit different. This goes to all you visual thinkers! The post [INFOGRAPHIC] How to Develop Super Memory appeared first on The Student Power.
  • How to Find Problems Worth Solving

    John Ramos
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it… During your student career, I’m sure that you’ve come across many challenges with no... The post How to Find Problems Worth Solving appeared first on The Student Power.
  • How to Start a Research Project in College

    John Ramos
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:26 pm
    During our College years, we’re usually exposed to knowledge we need to master in order to perform well on a... The post How to Start a Research Project in College appeared first on The Student Power.
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    Keiser University College of Golf

  • 3 Basic Types of Golf Grips

    angela moore
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    Having the right golf grip for your game is just one of the many aspects that must come together in order for you to become the best golfer you can be. A good golf grip will help with control and flight of the ball. Adjusting your grip can correct any flaws in your swing that cause you to slice or hook the ball. So, here are a few grips to get you started. If you are already golfing on a regular basis with a solid grip, this will be a good reminder and bring you back to some of the basics that can often be overlooked by even the most experienced golfers. Vardon Overlap Grip or Overlapping…
  • Congratulations To Alumni Stephanie Ortiz-Phillips

    angela moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:58 am
    Kudos go to BS SMFT Alumni Stephanie Ortiz-Phillips, a recent graduate of the BS SMFT program at the COGSM campus.  Recently employed by Jupiter Medical Center’s Health and Fitness Facility, Ms. Phillips passed her ACE (American Council on Exercise) CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) certification.  The ACE CPT certification is one that is nationally accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA).  Along with her Bachelor of Science degree, this field certification will enable Ms. Phillips to seek opportunities in the field that include Fitness Program Director…
  • My Wilkinson Cup Caddie Experience By Connie Rummel

    angela moore
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    As a student at the College of Golf, I was excited when the memo came around for volunteers to be caddies for a small LPGA charity event at none other than PGA National. I had heard stories about the guys caddying for the Honda Classic and was anxious for my opportunity. It was an up-before-the-crack-of-dawn morning, as it was a 7AM show time and I had a 2-hour commute. I arrived at least 30 minutes early, a chill still in the air, and anxiously waited. We were checked in one by one, each of us excited to see who our player was. I was thinking we were caddying for the amateurs, but that…
  • International Golf Instructor Peter Croker Visits

    angela moore
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:51 am
    Peter Croker, originator and Master Instructor of the Croker Golf System, visited Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management on Thursday and presented to the entire student body. Mr. Croker is a PGA Professional from Australia, and his playing career included playing the Australian, New Zealand, European, and Asian PGA Tours from 1971 through to 1983. He was runner-up in the 1976 Australian PGA Championship (he lost an 18 hole play-off against Billy Dunk), 3rd in the 1976 Malaysian Open, and played the PGA Tours from 1971 through 1983. Peter was PGA Teacher of the Year for the…
  • Sandy Lyle, World Golf Hall Of Fame Member, Visits

    angela moore
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:09 am
    World Golf Hall of Fame Member Sandy Lyle visited Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management last week to catch up with his former Coach and close friend, Ken Martin, who is a PGA Faculty Member at the College of Golf. Mr. Lyle was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012 based on a stellar competitive career on the U.S. and European PGA Tours. While his resume shines with victories at the 1985 Open Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship in 1987, and the 1988 Masters Tournament, the historical significance of those wins and the affect Lyle had on his contemporaries is…
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