iOS app Android app

College Students

Watchdogging Private Student Loan Companies

Ethan Senack | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's public complaints database levels the playing field for private student loan borrowers -- giving aggrieved private student borrowers true negotiating strength in a financial marketplace that is tilted toward banks.

Learning From Failure -- How to Transition From Being Less of a Perfectionist to More of an Optimalist

Sarina Tomel | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Once we master the lesson of learning from failure, we can persevere and come back stronger, more tolerant and disciplined, more successful, more flex...

Why the Current Conversation About Higher Ed Misses the Majority

Jayson Boyers | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Jayson Boyers

By changing the course of the conversation -- by taking a more complex look at what today's college student actually looks like and what students need -- we can change the way education is viewed, delivered, and received.

The Best College Drunk Foods at the 25 Best Party Schools

Thrillist | Posted 10.22.2013 | Taste
Thrillist

Enjoy... until the acid reflux sets in.

Drunk Student's Pizza Experience Is Really Dramatic Somehow

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.18.2013 | College

When this York St. John University student in England was faced with the age-old question, "How to solve the drunkies?" He made the right decision: PI...

Homesick? Take a Deep Breath

Beverly Low | Posted 12.16.2013 | College
Beverly Low

For a first-year student adjusting to life away from home, the smallest inconvenience can feel like a dramatic, earth-shattering event. First-years live in a world of extremes. Many arrive on campus expecting the college experience to be perfect immediately.

Despite Recent Controversy, Internships Are Still a Valuable Teacher

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 12.14.2013 | College
Thomas Kruczek

I am a strong supporter of internships for undergraduate and MBA students. In almost every case it turns out to be a win for the student, and a win for the employer.

Why Study Abroad

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Many students express an interest in 'just having fun' while studying abroad, so they're planning on taking a few classes pass/fail and traveling around. They want to know, is that so wrong? It all depends on what the objective is.

Coolio Lifebombs College Kids, Sings His Biggest Hit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2013 | Comedy

What even is this video? Okay, let us explain: According to Blog Preston, Coolio (AKA Artis Leon Ivey Jr) began his world tour at Ships and Giggle...

A Source of Sensitivity

Write for the Future | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Nicole Hamilton The three of us were friends and known athletes on campus. We were talking as we stretched for the first day of relay practice,...

What's Your Stand?

Samantha Figueroa | Posted 12.04.2013 | College
Samantha Figueroa

Through this video, these Towson University students encourage others to embrace and celebrate the differences among them that bring them together. Towson students have spoken and have taken their own stand. Now, what will be yours?

Using Food to Teach About the Environment -- and Vice Versa

Kristen Nilsson Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kristen Nilsson Farley

How can we engage young adults in a deeper understanding about the food system and their role in it if we never give them the opportunity to think about it?

Teens Shifting Privacy Settings on Facebook -- Really?

Julie Dobrow | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Julie Dobrow

Are teenagers starting to do different things with their privacy settings and control access to their photos and personal information in different ways on Facebook?

The Gift of a Little Brother

Write for the Future | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Arianna Francis Little brother? He's a boy. At seven, I cried and cried when I discovered the little sister I always wanted would be a boy. I ...

Ending Hunger in our Communities: The Community College Role

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2013 | DC
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

Montgomery College joined with local Montgomery County and nonprofit leaders, private sector partners, and advocates in support of a project that will enrich both our students and community -- by supporting the creation of a countywide food recovery program.

Tackling FOMO at a New Level

Sofia Stafford | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Sofia Stafford

I have come to the conclusion that while FOMO still is very much about the struggle to find that balance, it also addresses our desire to seek belonging and direction.

Why It Was So Hard To Drop My Son Off At College

Amy Lord | Posted 11.21.2013 | Fifty
Amy Lord

We, the parents of the college-bound, have earned our wings. We are proud and weepy, fearful and elated. We share feelings of trepidation and intense anxiety over rising tuition rates and meal plans.

John Celock

GOP Official Explains Brainless Democrat Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Kansas' Republican secretary of state is explaining comments he made at a regional Republican event over the weekend where he suggested that young Dem...

It's Too Expensive to Go to College Anymore

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

America is the land of dreams and opportunity. Anyone who is passionate enough to want a college education should be afforded the opportunity to at least try.

Where Education Became the Passion: My Mother's House

Write for the Future | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Amanda Honeywell Whenever I first mention "My Mother's House" to friends, they immediately ask: Why do you call your own house, "my mother's ho...

The Danger of 'Efficiency': Don't Shut Out First-Generation College Students

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

As is often the case with first-generation college students, my family lived paycheck-to-paycheck and had never been able to save any money to help put me or my siblings through college.

The Sum of All Salaries

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

When did we lose our high hopes for personal transformation in higher learning? What cynic convinced us that the idealism of a life spent working in the public interest is worth much less than a life spent making money in furtherance of corporate interests?

The 10 Criteria US News & World Report Should Actually Use to Rank Schools

Danny Rubin | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

After we graduate, what truly matters is how well the school prepared us for the real world. Did we leave campus mentally, physically and financially ready for what's to come? Did our schools help us become successful young professionals?

WATCH: Are You Falling Into Those Freshman 15 Traps?

Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Beware the dreaded Freshman 15. Freedom from parents' watchful eyes and close proximity to food options that are cheap, fast and unhealthy raise t...

Are Colleges to Blame?

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Employers are not happy with their new hires among young people. The issues range from the inability to communicate well, manage multiple priorities and problem-solve to being self-serving and seeking salaries above what they are worth.