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Rachel Canning: Sued NJ Parents, Gets Tuition Paid

The news that Rachel Canning, the teen who made national news over suing her parents, is now a scholarship student has some huffing indignantly. Canning was the subject of much media scrutiny due to her disrespectful behavior towards her parents. The New Jersey couple had enough of their teen’s bad attitude and put her out. The 18-year-old then sued to …

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Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize

A precedent was set by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago on Wednesday. The NLRB decided that football players from Northwestern University had the right to form a union. This would allow Northwestern football players to be the first labor union in college sports. NLRB Regional Director in Chicago, Peter Ohr, ruled that “all scholarship football players” at …

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Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids

College kids love music, but most of them are poor as dirt. Spotify knows this, and in an attempt to encourage more young adults to opt for the premium version of the service, the company has decided to offer it for half-price. Starting now, Spotify is offering a new Student Discount. The discounted subscription is available to any student enrolled …

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Gamers Are Now Student Athletes at Top South Korean University

Although we’re coming around to it, there’s no doubt that places like South Korea are a little more into eSports than we are. But if a South Korean mother did happen to get a bit concerned with the amount of time her son or daughter was sinking into gaming, or watching live public tournaments, here’s one bit of news to …

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States Consider $0 Tuition Fee For Community College

Nothing gets the attention of consumers like the word free. In recent reports, state officials in a few states are considering the idea of a free community college education. This is being looked into, as it is seen as an effective way of getting more citizens to attend community college. This proposed idea is also said to increase the number …

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Spring Break Vacations Spent Swinging Hammers

While many undergrads indulge in drunken, half-naked debauchery this spring break, others are finding their only “vice” in the word “service”. Groups of college students across the country are doing the latter from their ladders this year via Habitat for Humanity, as they spend their vacations volunteering. But Hannah Cane of St. Joseph’s College doesn’t consider it “work”. The Campus …

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SAT Test Prep Gets Free Boost With Khan Academy

You heard it here first. Josh Wolford reported last week that the College Board, the private nonprofit who administers the standardized test that many colleges and universities factor into admissions, would be making some changes to the popular Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). Many a college student spent weeks of high school aiming and fine-tuning to achieve that perfect 1600 on …

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Teen Sues Parents for Tuition and Living Expenses

A teen in New Jersey decided that she no longer wanted to follow her parents’ household rules, so she did what other teens of age do in similar situations–she ran away. While most teens who decide they want to live by their own rules eventually get a job to support themselves (before ultimately deciding to go back home), 18-year-old Rachel …

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Teen Sues Parents for School Fees in Legal Family Feud

A New Jersey high school honors student is suing her parents for abandoning her while she was still attending school. Rachel Canning, 18, is demanding that her parents pay her remaining private high school costs. She claims that her parents, Sean and Elizabeth Canning, gave her two ultimatums before she moved out: to leave her boyfriend or to leave home. …

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Depression A Serious Issue For College Students

Attending college can be tough and scary for those new to the experience of being away from home. There’s the heavy burden of making sure you complete all your work for classes and pass exams. Most difficult of all can be the responsibility of feeding and clothing yourself much of the time. Trying to juggle responsibilities as a newly minted …

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Rewards Programs: Grads Do Good While Making Good On Debt

Typically, a rewards program is about “getting back what you give”. You might hear “loyalty program” and immediately think of forking over your credit card anyplace from the airport kiosk to a retail queue. Indeed, there’s much to be said for stretching our hard earned money as far as we humanly can when we dole it out – whether it’s …

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FAFSA Student Aid Application Is Here

It is that time of year again for college students that are seeking financial assistance…time to fill out your FAFSA. For those of you who do not know what the FAFSA is, it is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA is part of the U.S. Department of education and is one of the largest providers of financial aid …

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