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Four Years Wiser, My Message for This Year's Graduates

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Katharine Rose

Our focus, then, should not be on trying to "figure it all out." It should be on finding ways to be more accepting of the place we are currently in -- and looking for lessons that we can call upon for guidance in the future.

The Graduation Speech I Wrote But Didn't Want to Say

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Our Harvard degrees matter, yes, but for reasons I feel are under-emphasized. It is true that some employers, neighbors, and people sitting next to us on airplanes react strongly to "the H-bomb," as it has so affectionately been called.

Lilly Workneh

Powerful 'Mugshot' Photos Reverse Ugly Stereotypes Of Black Men | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

Artist EJ Brown is fed up with the media perpetuating damaging and destructive stereotypes of black men. Specifically, the 25-year-old Point Park U...

A Home Run Out of the Housing Projects: Donique Wray's First Gen Success Story

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Carol J. Carter

Growing up in the Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA), Donique Wray had several strikes against her at an early age. First, her mom had run away from home at thirteen to live on the streets and she had a hard time recognizing her own brilliance or that within Donique.

In the Pursuit of Discomfort

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

It was a beautiful day for some self-imposed suffering. I was tackling mile twelve of sixteen in one of Orange County's many canyons, and my calf muscles felt like they were peeling away from my bones--anything to escape my prickling, miserable body.

Illinois Baseball: Knocks University

Uloop | Posted 05.26.2015 | College

Winning isn't everything, but for the University of Illinois baseball team it has become the only thing. The Illini have won 46 games on the season. The bad boys of the Big Ten also hold the nation's longest winning streak at 27 games. But Illinois a baseball school? Where has this success stemmed from?

How to Make a Degenerate: A Mother's Day Graduation

Cindy Withjack | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Cindy Withjack

"What are you doing for Mother's Day?" a coworker asks, while absentmindedly I move and move again objects in front of me on the counter. I feel lava run through my ear cartilage and consider carefully each potential response.

Women in the Performing Arts: Vicky Bussert

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

As I continue my series, Women In The Performing Arts, I am struck once again, with the impressive accomplishments of these dynamic female educators and the difference they are making in the lives of young artists.

Graduation Season: What Your Parents Were Thinking Last Week

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Peter Van Buren

This time of year everybody talks about the ritual of college graduation. But no one seems to focus on the other college right of passage that's unfolding now, the move out of the dorm and back home for the summer.

5 Key Questions to Ask on a College Visit

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Often built in as part of a family vacation, summer campus visits can give students a chance to see a college that's too far away to visit in the fall.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Social-Impact Startup Soceana Founder Tess Michaels -- Your Not-So-Ordinary 21-Year Old CEO

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world. By sharing t...

Why There Is No Shame In Graduating From A School Of The Arts

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Elizabeth Logan

I am not on top of the Washington Square Arch, but if you'll bear with me, I have a proclamation: Let today be the last day we joke that we are stupid or crazy. It's not clever to pretend we hate what we love, and it wasn't wrong study it.

Graduation to Womanhood: Being Transgender at a Southern College

Raquel Willis | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Raquel Willis

Some people come out of the college experience with a degree, others with incredible stories, and others simply with a better understanding of their body's tolerance for alcohol. But some, like me, left with a newfound understanding and sense of purpose; I matriculated as a timid, confused boy and departed as a woman standing in her truth.

6 Lies We Tell College Graduates

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

Your head is probably filled with advice -- those oh-so-helpful tips from parents, professors, friends and anyone else who finds out you'll be released into the big blue yonder soon. We're here to tell you that most of that advice is just, well, crap.

College-Bound With Kids

Felicia Watts | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News
Felicia Watts

I applied for application waivers, whatever it took to find the right fit for me and my 3-year-old daughter at the time. One thing was for sure: Leaving her behind with family was not an option. We were going to do this together.

Graduation Is a New Chapter For Our Kids And For Us

Annie Fox | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

Graduating from high school and heading off to college is a major milestone, irrefutable proof of their growing independence. The music swells along with our hearts. Our love for them and our hope for their future defies words. So we cry.

It Takes Mentors to Make Commencement Dreams Come True: Why Millennials Need Mentors

Mark W. Guay | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
Mark W. Guay

Even if you've graduated from college, it's never too late to start networking and build your team of mentors.

Why We Should Resist Black Male Exceptionalism: A Graduate's Perspective

Jared Loggins | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Jared Loggins

When former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick stood before the Morehouse College Class of 2015 to deliver his commencement address, he joined a host of notable black men, who, in recent years have ascended to the heights of American public service and have too charged black men and boys to be exceptional.

Why Healthy Needs To Be The New Skinny in The Fashion World

Uloop | Posted 05.21.2015 | College

Although they may not look like the everyday woman, they promote an attainable form of beauty that can be achieved through a healthy lifestyle.

An Open Letter to President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Tom Hanks

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Hank Bordowitz

How about if, as part of the legislation to make two-year colleges free to motivated students with the initiative to keep up their grades, you help raise the fortunes of people like me and my colleagues? I like that my students find what I do valuable. I would also like to be able to pay the rent.

9 Best Gifts for Graduates

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

If you're unsure of what to give a recent college graduate, I've put together nine gift ideas every graduate could appreciate.

5 Study Tips for Final Exams

Chuck Cohn | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Chuck Cohn

The final exam. This end-of-semester staple is one of the most challenging and stressful tests that you'll likely face in your academic career. Depending on your school's academic calendar, you may be tested on 8-16 weeks of material in four or more subjects -- all in the same week.

A Father's Generosity -- On Steroids

Gina DeLapa | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News
Gina DeLapa

My dad says going to college taught him to say, "That's incredible!" instead of "No sh*t!" By the time you read this story, I wouldn't blame you for saying either one. May it inspire you to believe in minor miracles and go after them with all your heart.

How Not to Let Hidden Costs Turn You Into the Bank of Mom and Dad

LearnVest | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents

Both parents and children often don't realize that they need to rein in that spending until it's too late.

When a 'Good Enough' Higher Education Isn't Good Enough

Dan Butin | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Dan Butin

Technology offers us the chance to provide a "good enough" education. While the new and shiny model of online learning is incredibly powerful for the transmission model of education, it stinks at the transformational model of education.