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Astoria Characters: The Fairy Godmother

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.01.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In between a boisterous bar and a game's-over gambling den, the Arabesque Couture Boutique opened its single plate-glass door, elevating the end of the block from gritty to glittery.

Astoria Characters: The Silver-Lining Pal

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.14.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's pouring cats and dogs. That's why Jill Parshley Cardillo and her sunny yellow umbrella are out. Jill likes to walk in the water, saving the drops on her tongue for a rainy day.

The College Admissions Story Every Student Should Read

The Prospect | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
The Prospect

It's not all about how much money you spend over four years, or how nice your campus looks, or how many celebrities went/go to your school. It's about how you live it, and at the end of day, how that living makes you FEEL on the inside.

The Surprising Thing That's Helping These College Students Relieve Stress

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.20.2014 | College

Matthew Louie and Raj Maheshwari were your average, stressed college students, but they decided to do something about it. Their solution? Bringing...

Graduation 101: Meeting the Parents

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Gina Barreca

It takes the focus and the planning of a single individual to make this kind of party a success, just as it takes a focused group of people -- family, teachers, faculty, advisers, and friends -- to get any student to the finish line.

Here's The Best Way To Get Over Someone, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Divorce

They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else -- and now there's scientific proof to back that up. In a new study, resear...

Why State Universities Are Best

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Gina Barreca

The essential differences between an education at a private school and a state one are most evident outside the small rooms or lectures halls where actual teaching and learning takes place.

Astoria Characters: The Sole Saver

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In a shop that has long been vacant on Ditmars Boulevard, a gleaming gold coin-shaped sign has risen like the sun.

Educating for Democracy: How "High" is Higher Education?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

There certainly is a serious problem today facing higher education that is not being sufficiently addressed, and that concerns what "higher" education is all about.

Astoria Characters: The Aloha Lovers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Suzi, who looks like a runway model, was born in Hawaii right before it became a state in 1960; Jeff was raised in Kansas City, Mo. It was fate that brought them together and sent them to New York City.

Only 5 Schools Do Right By Low-Income Students, Study Finds (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.02.2011 | College

According to a recent study, only 5 colleges are doing well by low-income students, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Wednesday. Th...

Astoria Characters: The Answer Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Welcome to the wacky world of George Halvatzis, Astoria's resident and residential therapist, aka The Answer Man. "In every real estate transaction, I'm doing therapy."