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Avoiding the Freshman 15: A guide to eating healthy in your dormroom

By on August 14th, 2013

The Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism journal published a study in 2012 that found 70 percent of college students gain weight, averaging almost 12 pounds in four years.

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Advance Placement Classes

By on August 7th, 2013

When I was in high school, I made it a point to take as many AP classes as I could in order to get college credit. When I entered the University of Wisconsin as a freshman, I came in with 24 credits, all from AP courses and was able to register as a sophomore.

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Book Bane: outrageously expensive textbooks

By Emily Hutto on August 1st, 2013

A study by the National Association of College Stores states that the average college student spends about $655 each year on textbooks. Depending on your major, however, $655 may be a drop in the bucket. While you can find most textbooks used, simply asking these prices for a new book is crazy.

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Bypassing a Bachelor's: Cut to the chase with trade school

By Jane Long on August 1st, 2013

As today's modern trade programs rise to meet the needs of our economy and provide more cutting-edge technical training, trade school makes sense for many people – including high achievers. 

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Untrained Workers Need Not Apply: Education will be the key to landing tomorrow's jobs

By Matt Neznanski on August 1st, 2013

Whether you’re just starting to think about what you want to do with your life, are knee-deep in schoolwork, or are reevaluating your current career situation, to get ahead in the coming decades you’ll have to hit the books.

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Massive Open Online Courses: Reshaping Traditional Higher Education

By Justin Grensing on August 1st, 2013

MOOCs offer cheap or free education from thought leaders and internation-ally renowned experts at top universities from around the world, and this content is accessible from a student's home computer. These institutions, among others, are shaking up the traditional post-secondary education system.

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Getting Pretty For The FAFSA: How to look good for financial aid

By Maia Hoover on August 1st, 2013

It's the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but to many of the nearly 22 million students who applied for financial aid last year, it's simply the FAFSA. Done correctly, this document can help you pay for college.

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Required: Discussing benefits and drawbacks of core classes

By Jennie Bartlemay, Jeremy Da Rosa on August 1st, 2013

Core classes are a staple of course diets for most first-year students. Jennie and Jeremy argue about whether they’re really necessary.

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College Crossing: Navigating your higher ed route

By Ashley Backus on November 1st, 2011

The path to a college degree isn't a one-way street. There are vital differences between starting at a two- or four-year school.

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The Perks Of A Student I.D.

By on January 19th, 2011

Ahh, the sheer joy of getting discounts. One of the perks of going to school--high school, college, trade school, and anything else that even remotely qualifies. Those bygone days are almost behind me, and i'm going to take advantage of it while I can.

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