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Homeless, Not Hopeless

Camille Rivera | Posted 07.31.2015 | New York
Camille Rivera

Over the last year, working for the City of New York alongside many others, I find myself surprised at how the media is able to create a narrative that often leads to a general misunderstanding of homelessness and poverty. Here's Joshua Hazelwood's story.

Parent Olympics

Samara Wolpe | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Samara Wolpe

It was a Tuesday afternoon. High school juniors huddled around a long dining room table, nervously scraping their cuticle-bitten fingers along the edges of manilla folders.

Small Girl, Big Apple

Susan Kaufman | Posted 07.31.2015 | New York
Susan Kaufman

As a suburban-born 20-year-old college student, living in the heart of the West Village of New York City for a whole summer is probably the best thing that ever happened to me.

Amazing Travel Experiences to Have on Every Continent

College Tourist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Tori Danforth, University of South Florida If you're stuck trying to pick a destination for your next trip have no fear!...

Tips for Living with a Host Family

College Tourist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Sarah Dougherty, University of Alabama Living with a host family was by far the best decision I could've made during my ...

A Girl's Guide to Surviving Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Zoe Radner, Vanderbilt University A smart girl's tips for traveling abroad While traveling abroad may be an equally ent...

One Way Cuts to Public Service Loan Forgiveness Will Harm Americans

Equal Justice Works | Posted 07.30.2015 | Education
Equal Justice Works

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) was enacted by Congress to incent long-term public interest careers by allowing borrowers to earn forgiveness of their student loans after they make 120 on-time monthly payments while working in a wide range of qualifying public interest positions.

Meeting First Amendment Standards: In 2015, More Universities Are Making the Grade

Azhar Majeed | Posted 07.30.2015 | College
Azhar Majeed

Yet year after year, my organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), finds that the vast majority of colleges and universities -- both public and private -- maintain speech codes that severely restrict or overly regulate the expression of students and professors.

Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

Adam Levin | Posted 07.30.2015 | College
Adam Levin

First things first: In the form's acronym lies the secret to avoiding the money pitfalls--FAFSA is short for "FREE Application for Federal Student Aid." Yeah, I know, filling it out is time-consuming, but it's doable. It's also complex and requires information that you're going to have to bird-dog, but it is free.

The Freshmen 21

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Meals are up to you, as is your bedtime. Too often college students skip meals or don't eat healthy. Avoid the "freshman 15" by minimizing the 12 a.m. pizza runs.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: Anonymous Messaging App Provides Suicide Intervention On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.29.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Make Sure Your Freshman Gets a Money-Smart College Start

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You've worked to train your children in money management, but college brings a whole new level of financial decision-making and challenges. So before they are off on their own, review these topics to make sure they're ready.

The Recipe for a Media Innovator

Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

Take one great team player, blend in the conceptual tools to see both the big picture and the relationship of the key elements of a business, add a dash of persuasive communications and negotiation skills, and allow to rise in a warm environment of research, rewards and risk-taking.

Overplanning: Ivy League and Beyond

William Pang | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
William Pang

A year ago, I gave a presentation that could make or break my second semester English grade. Like most college-minded high school juniors, I knew that I couldn't afford screwing up this presentation.

Latino College Students Read Emotional Letters Thanking Parents

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Let's hope you have an extra-large box of Kleenex on hand, because this video of Latino college students thanking their parents is goin...

Stopover in Bratislava, Slovakia

College Tourist | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

The Slovakian capital boasts wonderfully preserved medieval architecture and contemporary buildings alongside remnants of its communist past.

Explore the Richness of the United Arab Emirates With a Semester in Sharjah

College Tourist | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

With fast growing economies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE quickly becoming hot destination for international companies, students who are looking to gain experience in a culture that will help their future job prospects should take note.

Why Don't Students Demand More Career Information From Colleges?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

In almost every modern industry, technology is changing the way that users access information. GPS-based applications like Waze provide commuters with real time, crowd-sourced traffic updates, while websites like E-Trade and Yelp give consumers unprecedented transparency into the financial and restaurant worlds, respectively.

The 7 Things That Dad Wants You to Know as You Start Your Career

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

"Today is my first real day as an adult!" That is what my oldest said to me as she left for day one of her new job. It is an incredible and significant transition to move from a college student to a professional.

4 Things Adult Students Should Look for When Choosing a School

Lori Eggleston | Posted 07.28.2015 | College
Lori Eggleston

The application process. The registration process. The financial aid process. Yes, there are a lot of processes when it comes to returning to school to finish (or start) your degree. Consider another one: the selection process. How can you find a university that's a good fit for you?

7 Things to do Before the Semester Starts

Rachel Scott | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Rachel Scott

It's hard to believe those summer days are slowly drifting away. The start of the next school year is just around the corner and there are a few things you should check off your to-do list before heading back.

The Fight for Forensics

Stephanie Schroeder | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Stephanie Schroeder

More often than not, it is the co-curricular activities - those that compliment curriculum and expand upon the educational experience of students - that are struggling to survive in our university system. But why is that? Why do we cut programs like speech and debate?

Financial Aid for Older Adults Going Back to School

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you know where to look, there's quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

21 Posters That Were DEFINITELY In Your College Dorm

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.24.2015 | HuffPost Home

When you're in college, you're learning more than just math, literature and the science of beer pong. You're also learning how to decorate you...

Who You Were In College is Who You Are In Life

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Sort of. You’re obviously not the same exact person you were in college. That Fear and Loathing poster no longer hangs above your bed and ...