All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘college’

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Continuing his push to bring the plight on immigrants to the forefront of public discussion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made another investment in a pro-immigrant cause. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $5 million to TheDream.us, a scholarship fund that helps undocumented immigrants go to college. “Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities …

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John Boehner Hate, Hate, Hates on Obama’s Free College Plan with Taylor Swift GIFs

The staff of fiscal conservative John Boehner has taken the time to explain why you should be against President Obama’s recently announced plan to provide free community college to some Americans. Knowing that that only way to reach the kids these days is either adderall or Taylor Swift, Boehner’s comms office has smartly decided to go with the latter. Fresh …

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Financial Aid Woes? Could A College Education Abroad Be The Solution?

In the United States, the complexities of trying to qualify for financial aid while preparing to owe thousands in student loans is the norm. So much so that a serious question almost never pops into the minds of troubled teens or their parents: Why am I only looking at American colleges? Did you know that there are quality international schools …

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Dorm Room Essentials: Often Forgotten “Must Haves”

It’s the time of year when a new generation of teenagers head off to college. As parents prepare to say goodbye to the kids that grew up so fast, they probably have gone over a checklist of dorm essentials. New bedding (for the lumpy twin-sized mattress) and a desk lamp are among the more predictable choices to make the list. …

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Financial Aid: Simple Tips That Help

If you are going to college, you will want to apply for financial aid. Some high school guidance counselors and teachers will help you apply before you even graduate high school, but if you didn’t get any help, you might be a little confused and intimidated by the financial aid process. Not everyone qualifies for financial aid, but many people …

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College Textbooks: Tricks To Help You Save On Them

College is expensive and if you are lucky enough to be able to afford tuition, you still have to come up with enough money to buy all of the necessary tools and supplies for each semester or quarter. College textbooks are some of the most expensive college materials that you will have to buy. Some books can cost hundreds of …

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Federal Student Loans Are Changing, Here’s How

If you plan to attend college and don’t have enough money saved to foot the bill, you might have to resort to getting a federal student loan. Don’t worry, most students need loans to help them pay for college and college expenses. While obtaining a loan is simple enough, problems often arise when you are trying to pay it back. …

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Student Loan Debt: More Parents Not Helping

Student Loan Debt is becoming more and more the responsibility of the student, and less that of the parents. According to a Discover student loan survey, only 52% of parents said they were going to help their kids pay for student loans. That’s down from 58% last year. This news comes as student loan debt is skyrocketing and one in …

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Emma Watson Graduates From College

Emma Watson is an official college graduate! Watson has been vigorously studying at Brown University in Rhode Island in hopes of obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in English, and now she finally has. Emma enrolled in the Ivy League university in 2009, but she had to temporarily drop out to finish the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise. Emma then …

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Debt Consolidation Can Help Those Burdened By Student Loans

Debt consolidation isn’t a term you hear all that often outside of financial circles. After all, why would a young student have to worry about lumping their debt together? For the student with thousands of dollars in debt across different loans, debt consolidation may just be the way to go. As students graduate from college, they’re more than likely to …

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Tennessee Policeman Fired After Choking Student

A Knoxville, Tennessee police officer was dismissed by the Knox County Sheriff after photos surfaced of the patrolman strangling a University of Tennessee student during an arrest near the site of a large party. The officer, 47-year-old Frank Phillips, choked 21-year-old Jarod Dotson while two other officers handcuffed him, until the student fell to his knees. Dotson did not appear …

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VEISHA Celebration Canceled After Riot

VEISHEA, Iowa State University’s annual week-long celebration, was canceled after riots ensued. VEISHEA, which stands from Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Industrial Science, Home Economics, and Agriculture, has been a tradition for the university since 1922. The festival features parades, exhibits, demonstrations, fundraisers, and lectures from distinguished guests. This year’s celebration was cut short when a riot started, leaving a student injured …

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