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Remember I Said I'm Glad I Have 529s?

David A. Dedman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Well I thought I was glad I had College 529s until this week. Just a mere few weeks after my article was published, President Obama in his State of t...

4 Reasons You Should Not Send Your Child to College

Adam Rico | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Adam Rico

Creating an enjoyable career has much more to do with looking inward than it does with chasing high income levels. Understanding your child's personality, strengths and interests will help you influence their post-high school choices.

The Truth About College Prep: Why Students Should Start Early

Kat Cohen | Posted 01.26.2015 | College
Kat Cohen

It's never too early to start planning for college. For high school freshmen and sophomores the process may seem far off, but before they know it, they will be facing the end of junior year. If students haven't prepared, there will be a lot of work ahead of them.

Parenting Is Sometimes Like A Triathlon

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

You feel like you are winning at times. You excel in one way, but always have a weaker leg of the race. You prepare, but you never know what the weather will be like that day. It could be cold and windy or really freakin' hot.

10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.

What To Do If You Regret Applying Early Decision

Posted 01.26.2015 | Teen

Applying early decision to your dream school may have felt like a good decision back in November, but now you’re feeling the pressure roll in. Early...

Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

Jordan Denari | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Jordan Denari

The adhan can help us recall what gives our lives meaning, and can help us cultivate an attitude of gratefulness. It can help us look up from the cellphone in our hand and notice the blue sky, the purple shadows stretching across the snow or the smiles of those we pass by.

Obama's Proposal for Free Community College: Reconnecting Education with Aspiration

John Hope Bryant | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

If his K-20 proposal actually becomes law, thousands of young people whose hopes for college seemed as remote as landing a corner office job will have an entry into a world of possibility. They will have access to both a college and career pathway for the array of jobs requiring Associates degrees or certification.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

6 Reasons I'm Thankful You Fired Me

Christina Berchini | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

Had you never fired me, I'm not sure that I would have made the changes necessary to perform well at the following summer's internship in public relations (yes, someone else actually hired me) or, really, any of the professional endeavors which followed. Failing my first internship taught me many things.

Free Tuition for Community College

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

Currently, we have only a few of the specifics, and this week I will write about: what I do know about the proposal; the need for more particulars; arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the proposal; and an alternative proposal.

On a Couch With a Dog: Lessons, Love, and Loss

Kara Beckman | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Kara Beckman

When everything else in our lives is consistently shifting, we want to be able to come home to familiar surroundings, and feel as though something is permanent and stable. However, even those things that seem constant are subject to the will of time, and will change.

Deflate This! On Footballs and Higher Education

Dan Butin | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Dan Butin

We must begin to offload the transfer of information to other means and embrace our role as helping students to transform knowledge. And this transformation, in turn, may actually help us to do all those other things we claim to do.

9 Donald Trump GIFs for You, Mr. Speaker

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Speaker Boehner recently questioned President Barack Obama's plan to provide free community college for America's students. Instead of asking how our nation can afford this, we should be asking how our students can afford not to pursue higher education.

The Millennial State of the Union Must Not Be Overlooked, and Here's Why

Jessica Adair | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Jessica Adair

If you're reading this and think that young adults should simply work their way through school with a summer job or forgo higher education entirely, know this: That is not how our economy works anymore.

5 Reasons Why College Girlfriends Rock

MiddleSexy | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
MiddleSexy

There is something so special and irreplaceable about the friends that you make in those truly transforming college years. I wouldn't want to repeat them but man, those years were something else. Here are five reasons why girlfriends from your college years are special...

Illinois' Top 7 Party Schools

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

College experiences can be as varied as the campuses that provide their settings. Still, most include a broadening world view, expanding academic horizons and a growing circle of friends.

University Attempts To Woo Prospective Students With People Making Out In The Library

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.22.2015 | College

College is all about bonfires, concerts, making out in the library and going to games, right? It certainly seems like that's what's going on at the Un...

Obama vs. the Student Debt Crisis

Kelsey Clark | Posted 01.22.2015 | College
Kelsey Clark

Ironically, attending college has placed many Americans on the slow track to success.

An Investment in Education for the Next Generation of STEM Innovators Is a Smart Bet

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

As the focus on innovation and technology in American industries continues to sharpen, the need for qualified applicants in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields will also become more evident.

The NCAA did WHAT?

Elaine Williams | Posted 01.21.2015 | College
Elaine Williams

This was the part of the Sandusky scandal that was so incredibly upsetting to me and most people. The way in which Penn State handled it, and especially Joe Paterno, was absolutely unacceptable. I love football too. I believe he was a great coach. But he did not do the right thing.

The Dysfunctional State of the Union

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Our biggest problem is the lack of dialogue among the political factions in this country. The Democrats will want free college and amnesty for illegal immigrants. The Republicans will veto the idea of free college and want to deport every illegal immigrant. There are numerous solutions between those choices that will never get a proper airing.

NCAA to Change its Ways on Pot Testing

The 420 Times | Posted 01.21.2015 | Sports
The 420 Times

After two players for the championship-losing University of Oregon football team were suspended ahead of that game for allegedly turning up positive for marijuana, the NCAA announced recently that it will reexamine its drug testing policies.

The 8 Players of "Cards Against Humanity"

Angelina Massoia | Posted 01.21.2015 | College
Angelina Massoia

At the end of the night, you will not care who actually won the game. What matters is how truly twisted your opponents/friends can be and how their dirty humor will never cease to be funny.

Free Community College Supports Marriage and Family

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Marriage has fractured along class lines. Conservatives and liberals alike can agree that socio-economic class has come to define all couples, gay and straight, seeking access to the institution of marriage.