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David Ongchoco

Sophomore Year Reflections: Lessons I Learned From Experiencing College Burnout

David Ongchoco | May 23, 2016 | College
"It is the hard days--the times that challenge you to your very core--that will determine who you are. We are more vulnerable than we ever thought but we are stronger than we ever imagined... When the challenges come, I hope you remember deep within you is the ability to learn...
Kim Sauder

'Why Are You Complaining? Some People Actually Feel That Way': A Critique of 'Me Before You'

Kim Sauder | May 23, 2016 | Impact
There is a big difference between actual human people having feelings about their actual lives and experiences of disability and a fictionalized account written by someone who isn't disabled and which heavily romanticizes very problematic stereotypes about disability.
Chidi Agu

The Sleep Revolution College Tour Visits UC Santa Barbara

Chidi Agu | May 23, 2016 | College
While the daily activities may vary, a universal theme for UCSB students is that we are stressed. And when academic, social, and professional stressors converge, the first thing that we often sacrifice is precisely what could help us manage our stress - sleep!
Sharon Schweitzer

The Next Steps: Tips for Grads From a Young Professional

Sharon Schweitzer | May 23, 2016 | College
All the work of seemingly endless days is compiling into one singular piece of paper: your college degree. Here are five reasons why receiving your diploma and starting your life on your own terms is the most excitingly wonderful moment of your twenties.
Jack Meyer

All Aboard... The Post-College Commute

Jack Meyer | May 23, 2016 | College
Since graduating college, I have been commuting from home into NYC by train. My hop, skip and jump across campus to class is no more. The 8:01am to Penn waits for no one. Neither does the 6:20 home.
Kurt D. Nelson

A Sending for the Colby College Class of 2016

Kurt D. Nelson | May 23, 2016 | College
As you set your sights and open your arms to life beyond this hallowed Hill, go too with our blessings.
Susan Amberg Biggs

Commencement Still Something to Cheer About, Especially at this Small College

Susan Amberg Biggs | May 23, 2016 | College
Despite today's many challenges in higher education--in the world for that matter--I know I can count on the feel-good energy that comes from the sentiment served up at graduation. Even a reporter told me, amid the clapping and cheering, "SVC's Commencement is my favorite." Somehow, I feel that we are all the better for it, because it reminds us of what we're here for.
Amy Morin

Please Stop Giving Graduates These 'Inspirational' Messages

Amy Morin | May 23, 2016 | Education
Every graduation season, parents, professors and commencement speakers shower graduates with pearls of wisdom about life after school. The same "inspirational messages" get recycled and repeated. Unfortunately, much of the advice that is meant to be uplifting is downright terrible.
Melinda Parrish

Just Say 'No' to the Beach Body Craze

Melinda Parrish | May 23, 2016 | Women
Your body is perfect, just as it is. You don't need to lose weight, or tighten up your tummy, or pop out your butt in order to have a perfect beach body. You already have the perfect beach body. You are divine, feminine perfection.
Jordan Reid

What Happened When I Stopped Pretending Everything Was Perfect

Jordan Reid | May 23, 2016 | Healthy Living
I spent years determined to fight a battle with my bare hands instead of looking around me for other tools that I not only "could" use, but were in fact necessary. So maybe it's not an overhaul of my belief system at all, but rather an evolution.

16 Last-Minute Graduation Gifts Under $30

GOBankingRates | May 23, 2016 | College
By Sarab Karimi, Contributor Spoiling a new graduate with a generous gift is never a bad idea, but if you're on a tight budget, you might need to explore some affordable alternatives. The average planned spending for one graduation gift is $53.73, according...
Colleen Fogerty

Why I Need a Career Break at Age 23

Colleen Fogerty | May 23, 2016 | College
We spend the first 18 years of our life learning English, math, science and history. Once we know how to write in MLA format and long divide, we're expected to have the tools to select the best path to lead us to our dream career.
Lateef Romeo

What College Means

Lateef Romeo | May 23, 2016 | Black Voices
The most powerful influence on a teenager is another teenager. Our shared experiences give us perspective and help us believe in ourselves and overcome any obstacles.
Michael Roth

Three Things Every College Student Should Learn

Michael Roth | May 23, 2016 | College
Graduation ceremonies are inspiring, and yesterday's was particularly so. As the seniors departed, I was hopeful that all our graduates, whatever their majors and plans for the future, learned three broad things while they were in college.
Billy Shore

"Pick a Lock" to Overcome Obstacles: A Graduation Message to the Class of 2016

Billy Shore | May 23, 2016 | College
When your intentions to make positive social change meet inevitable obstacles, don't just wait. Jaywalk if you can; break a window if you must; pick a lock.
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

What is the Proper Role of Higher Education in the States?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | May 23, 2016 | College
Last week, Thomas Farragher provided some thoughtful commentary on the perils of underfunding public higher education in Massachusetts. It's an important discussion that reaches well beyond how much money flows to higher education. Mr. Farragher argued that the cost of attending U Mass Amherst is $26,445 annually but...
Rev. Peter E. Bauer

How Sweet Briar Was Saved, What Lessons Are Learned ?

Rev. Peter E. Bauer | May 23, 2016 | College
A total of 82 students graduated from Sweet Briar this year. The future of this educational institution looks very sound.
Aviva Chomsky

The Battle for the Soul of American Higher Education

Aviva Chomsky | May 22, 2016 | College
Clearly, university administrators prefer student demands that can be coopted or absorbed into their current business model. Allowing the prevailing culture to define the parameters of their protest has left the burgeoning Millennial Movement in a precarious position.
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Advice for the Graduate

Judy Bolton-Fasman | May 23, 2016 | College
No one remembers graduation speeches--sometimes not even the speaker. And post-graduation advice is rarely welcomed. But I'm weighing in anyway and hope that something resonates with my graduate and yours.
Valerie Jarrett

To the Class of 2016: Change Happens One Citizen at a Time

Valerie Jarrett | May 22, 2016 | College
The mark of true citizenship is importantly defined by how well you engage with, and relate to each other. It's about our obligations, service, and fidelity to one another.
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