All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘students’

$41,000 Found Inside A Couch In New York

What would you do if you found $41,000 in a couch you just purchased; find the rightful owner, return the money, or simply keep it and hit the malls? These are the difficult questions that three State University of New York college students had to face when they found a large sum of money in a couch they purchased 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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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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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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Mumps Outbreak: 14 Fordham Dorm Students Infected Since January

An outbreak of the mumps has spread across two of the Fordham University campuses, with the number of infected students rising each day since Monday. “The University community was notified that there has now been one case of suspected mumps reported at the Lincoln Center campus, and four new cases at Rose Hill,” officials from Fordham reported included in a …

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Cooking Class Explosion Caused By Heating Hot Cocoa

A small fire erupted inside a biology lab at Northside College Prep High School while students were participating in a class activity. The project involved heating hot chocolate on a single-burner stove under the supervision of an instructor. The gas used during the activity ultimately triggered the fire; however, the sprinkler system quickly extinguished the flames. According to Chicago Fire …

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Parents Outraged After Kids’ Lunches Are Thrown Away

Parents of students attending Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah were furious to learn that their kids’ lunches were taken by cafeteria workers. Up to 40 students had their lunch trays taken from them because they had balances on their student accounts that hadn’t been paid. Instead of eating a hot lunch, the children were given a piece …

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Netflix Gives Students Free Subscriptions For Talking About Movies And TV Shows

In the UK and Ireland, Netflix is offering students a shot at a year’s free subscription as part of a Student Ambassador program. Announced via Twitter and Facebook, the program calls on students to use Twitter to discuss shows and movies they watch on Netflix with the larger community. “Students are a big part of our Netflix UK and Ireland …

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LinkedIn Opens Up to Young Students, Launches New University Pages

LinkedIn is hoping to get young students thinking about college and their eventual careers – and broaden their user base in the process. To that end, the company has just announced a brand new initiative to welcome in teens, one that involves dropping the age limit for new members and setting up special University Pages for students to use as …

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Pinterest Launches New Teachers Hub with Ideas for Lesson Plans, Classroom Decor, and More

It’s back-to-school time, and Pinterest wants to help teachers find new ideas for how to shape young minds. They’ve just launched a new hub, called Teachers on Pinterest, that features over 1,000 pins contributed by teachers. “We’re thrilled to announce an effort to support a community of creative, inspiring and hard-working people who make a difference to millions of kids …

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Principal of Poisoned Students Arrested

Kumarasami Kamaraj was a politician in India in the 1950’s and 60’s. He was the chief minister (Equivalent of a Governor in the US) for three terms from 1954 to 1963. His top priority was education. Kamaraj pioneered a system that led to huge education advances for Indian children that extended beyond his lifetime. Under his leadership, the government opened …

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Student Loans: Dealing with the Interest Rate Jump

Unless fortunate enough to already have the funds to pay for college, most college students will have to take out a student loan at some point within their college career. In fact, there are currently 37 million borrowers in the U.S alone. The average graduate who has obtained a Bachelor’s degree, loan debt has reached an average of $26,600. That …

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