There's no place like home for the holidays. You get off the airplane and into the backseat of your dad's car and say to yourself, "Why the heck did I ever leave this place?" Everything is exactly how you remember it. Or so you think.
As an employee of a bank offering a national student loan refinance and consolidation program, I often speak with recent graduates looking for guidance on questions regarding their student loans. So, for those of you who still don't fully understand how student loan refinancing works, let me help you out.
Rape culture is living in a society in which your story is dissected rather than heard; it's being told your inherent, God-given value begins to disintegrate once your story gets uncomfortable and its trajectory skewed.
During this last week, emotions ran high for high school seniors. Many couldn't focus on critically important final exams or projects, because they were awaiting college admissions decisions as dozens of colleges across America released early decision or early action notifications.
Today, as The Colbert Report airs its final episode, I'm looking back with gratitude on nine years of great television. I loved being on the show several times, discussing everything from my Greek accent to self-sabotage to the obnoxious roommate living in my head. Here are some of my favorite moments on The Colbert Report over the years.
By dismissing the primary work of colleges and universities --- teaching and learning --- as impossible to measure across institutions, the proposed framework exposes the utter folly of the Administration's plan to impose some kind of generic rating system on the thousands of disparate institutions of higher education in this nation.
Although everyone could probably benefit from a smart-spending lesson or two, today, we're talking to you 20-somethings. While you haven't had all that much time as an adult to establish your shopping routines and habits, you've had enough time to start developing some.
I'm currently a junior Communication major. I'm concentrating in Journalism, and my minors are in Media and Theatre. If that doesn't say liberal arts, I couldn't tell you what does.
This is the year you're going to crush your resolutions. You're going to exercise five days a week, cut back on greasy foods, and save more -- a lot more -- money. You're going to feel motivated the whole time, so it will be simple. It's just a matter of adhering to your mission. Mind over matter. Right? Wrong.
Ivy League schools are prestigious, with many students vying for acceptance and few actually earning a spot as an attendee. However, for people seeking the cushiest early-career salaries, the Ivy Leagues aren't paying off instantly.
Colleges won't admit transfer students without really compelling reasons for the transfer, so be detailed and thoughtful in your essays. This is where your research will really come in handy!
When we found out expectation paired with effort wasn't the end all, we added new needs to the equation of success. These needs became creativity, the ability to see beyond expectation and hard work, and the need to change the landscape of what we want success to be.
Race is the central fact of American criminal justice. But race is not the only fact. Understanding this system, and dismantling it, requires understanding that the existence of racism doesn't preclude the possibility of class domination.
The movement for change is not just about defending the notion that Black Lives Matter. It is also about supporting the idea that White Lives should not matter as much as they do. That white lives should not trump others.
The semester is coming to a close and most college students are reaping the rewards of a semester well-spent (or not, in some cases.) Many students are reaching out for internship connections, connections that can very easily be made in the classroom.
I wasn't given the opportunities I deserved and I was often silenced when I wanted to take things to the next level. People treated me differently because I was a woman.
Well, the acting-insane part I knew I could handle. It was the "ten days" that were problematic for me and -- let's be real -- the structural integrity of this movie. Quickly repulsing somebody would be a snap, but it'd also make for a short flick and a shorter article.
Get up off that fainting couch. You're about to become the Banksy of winter footwear.