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Dumping Our Assumptions About The Break-Up Blues

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 2:22 PM

By Dr. Victor Schwartz
Medical Director, The Jed Foundation

There are certain life moments that are hard for everyone -- rejection, disappointments, loss -- and most of us have experienced that "this hurt will never go away" feeling. So it's understandable that our initial reaction to friends and...

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Weirdness Validated: My Unexpected Interview with Mr. Tim Burton

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 11:01 AM

By David Braun

I'm sitting in my apartment in Prague fighting the last bits of jet lag with coffee and reflecting on the unexpected week I just spent in my native land of Southern California. I've been in Prague studying animation since September, enjoying the delicious and...

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My Day with Dan Savage

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 10:27 AM

By Aleksandra Alfonso

When I met Dan Savage - seeking his help as part of his MTV show on college campuses, "Savage U" - I had this extreme confusion stirring inside of me. I was TERRIFIED.

After a year and a half of a beautiful, roller coaster-like...

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MTV Shines Spotlight on Up and Coming Artists at SXSW

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 10:36 AM

By Elijah Watson, The Daily Texan.

When it comes to pleasing music fans throughout the world, SXSW has become notorious for its six-day music festival, featuring an array of iconic groups and up-and-coming bands. Contributing to the SXSW festivities was the 8th Annual mtvU Woodie Awards, featuring live performances from...

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Steve Aoki, Mac Miller and MGK Discuss 'The Woodie Awards'

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 3:53 PM

By Maggie Hollander

"We see the story time and time again: college audience knows about what's going to break big way before everybody else does. If you want to see the future of music, check what the college audience is listening to first. We've seen it proven."

Those are the...

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Creating Change on a College Campus

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 1:38 PM

By Stephen Warner

"Free sex! Get your free sex on campus!" I shouted these simple words across Georgia Southern's campus. Some students looked at me funny, and others tried not to make eye contact.

"What's the catch?" "What is this really about?" "What does sex stand for?" Numerous questions,...

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An Easier Way to Find Financial Aid and Scholarships

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 1:42 PM

By Devin Valencia

Millions of current and prospective college students are in need of financial aid. So why do millions of students fail to take advantage of the scholarships and other financial aid available to them each year? Or, more importantly, what can we do to get this aid into...

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How The College Television Awards Started My Career in Hollywood

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 3:24 PM

How The College Television Awards Started My Career in Hollywood
By Shirlyn A. Cesar

"I too dream in color and in rhyme" are the words delivered by spoken word artist J-Ivy on Kanye West's 2004 release, The College Dropout. I had never before heard words said...

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Simple Steps For Students To Fight Human Trafficking

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 3:46 PM

The single most lucrative commercial enterprise in the world. The fastest growing crime on the planet. Those are two of the most powerful and striking facts I learned about modern-day slavery from the documentary "Call+Response." Human trafficking is an illicit industry that makes more than Nike, Google, and Starbucks combined....

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Simple Steps For Students To Fight Human Trafficking

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 3:46 PM

By Paulina Inzerillo

The single most lucrative commercial enterprise in the world. The fastest growing crime on the planet. Those are two of the most powerful and striking facts I learned about modern-day slavery from the documentary "Call+Response." Human trafficking is an illicit industry that makes more than the aggregate...

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Putting a Stop to Bullying, On and Offline

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 12:53 PM

By Amanda Randone

Abraham Biggs was just 19 when he killed himself on livestream video. Online viewers tuned in as Biggs overdosed on prescription pills, some encouraging his destructive behavior, while others suspected a hoax. He was pronounced dead 12 hours after starting his suicidal blogging binge.

This tragedy...

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Student Activism Can Help End the Modern-Day Slave Trade

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 12:45 PM

By Chinny Law

It is estimated that there are as many as 27 million sex and labor slaves worldwide. A few years ago, I had no idea that slavery still existed. I was pretty sure it was a thing of the past. But one day, on a total whim of...

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Bringing Dreams to Life Through a Fellowship

(1) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 2:55 PM

By Andrew Magill

Stories of AIDS literally came to me in a dream. I remember jumping out of bed and emptying dozens of ideas onto the page -- a performance piece about AIDS... music...t elling the human story through music... wait, what if there was film? I was so excited...

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Child Actor To College Student: Nickelodeon Alum Reflects On His Transition To The Real World

(4) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 11:01 AM

By Danny Tamberelli

As soon as "All That" finished shooting its last season with the original cast, I graduated high school and went right into Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. It was great to be able to finish school as a normal kid and move onto...

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