All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘college’

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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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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ASU Fraternity Suspended For Racist “Black Party” On MLK Day

Arizona State University has suspended one of its fraternities following a party that some are calling racist. Somehow, none of the students of the ASU chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon had the good sense to know that hosting their “MLK Black Party” was a seriously bad idea. Few would be upset about an event that celebrated civil right leader Martin Luther …

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Student Loans- Being Smart About Your Credit

If you are planning to go to college, a student loan may be inevitable. While many students are able to get scholarships or can afford to pay for college on their own, this is not the case for many. There are many horror stories about student loans ruining credit or keeping the borrower in debt for most of their life, …

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Yale Frat Death: Family of Victim Sues Fraternity

In 2011, Brendon Ross crashed a U-haul truck at a tailgating party before a Harvard-Yale football game when bringing beer kegs to the party; he attempted to rev the engine, but wound up speeding forward, instead. This lead to the death of one woman, named Nancy Barry, as well as the serious injuring of fellow student Sarah Short and Harvard …

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Harvard University Reopens Evacuated Buildings Following Bomb Threat

Early Monday morning around 8:40 a.m., Harvard University evacuated three to four buildings after an email was sent to the police department that “explosives may have been hidden in the three academic buildings — the Harvard Science Center, Sever Hall and Emerson Hall — and a freshman dormitory, Thayer Hall.” The school reopened the doors earlier in the afternoon after …

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Cincinnati Gunman Scares University of Cincinnati Campus

As a college student, this writer can attest to how scary it is to hear about shootings on college campuses and face the reality that such threats could become a reality at nearly any point. Those fears also surfaced for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Cincinnati when reports of a person with a gun were called in …

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Javonte Douglas: See a College Player’s Insane Dunk [VIDEO]

You sometimes hear hyperbole about a basketball player being so good that he can jump out of a gym. Now that doesn’t seem so far-fetched after watching a video of a junior college player’s amazing dunk that went viral. Javonte Douglas, a JuCo player for the College of Central Florida, pulled off a dunk that will make most NBA players …

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