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Albany Museum of Political Corruption Student Essay Contest Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The M.P.C. national essay contest is open to all U.S. high school students, and the rules and entry forms can be found on the Museum of Political Corruption website. Students have until November 2nd to send in their entry.

Unpacking the Briefcase for a New Presidency

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I'm encountering much that is familiar, much that is new, much that will require the best in my new campus family and me. It makes the season of moving in all the more exciting, demanding, and maybe a little disconcerting.

Eight Feng Shui Ways to Turn Your Student Into a Scholar

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Ellen Whitehurst

These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.

5 Learned Lessons for Young Changemakers

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 08.04.2015 | College
Charles Orgbon III

Five years later, in many ways, I can say that I have "grown up" with Earth Force. In these past years, I have learned far more than five lessons about changemaking, but I would like to share some of these ideas.

Woman Paralyzed In Deadly California Balcony Collapse Vows To Live 'Fulfilling Life,' Honor Victims

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

After surviving a tragedy, this woman has decided to honor those who died. A balcony in Berkeley, California, collapsed last week, killing six Iri...

We Can't Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Paul J. Luna

Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population. Simply put, if Latino students in this country don't succeed, then we as a country won't succeed.

Three Things That Would Change Our Education System

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Charles Orgbon III

Few people are satisfied with our current education system, and many more people are unsure what changes need to be made.

The Big Trip -- 12 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

College Tourist | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

During the winter months, catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the Northern Lights. In contrast, experience the midnight sun during the summer, while partying it up in one of the most underrated nightlife spots in the world.

Why Do We Still Get Confused Between Fake and Real?

Abi Fedorovsky | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Abi Fedorovsky

I can probably say that I speak for many my age when I say that I am friends with people with whom I have absolutely zero interaction, apart from online.

How Kids' Sleep Can Be Influenced by Digital Media

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Suren Ramasubbu

Logical moderation is the key to living. There is clearly a dose-response relationship between screen time and sleep and a threshold for screen-based recreation.

No Straps, No Service: When Censorship Goes Too Far

Neel Swamy | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Neel Swamy

I cannot fathom the idea that while males have a certain degree of freedom in their physical expression, female students of all ages are constantly sent home for "distractions" ranging from pink hair to nose piercings to strapless prom dresses.

Why I Surrendered My Battle With Math

Bethany Ao | Posted 06.21.2015 | College
Bethany Ao

I found out that expectations are only expectations if I let them be. Once internalized, they become shackles that can hold you prisoner. But once I stopped filling myself up with others' expectations for me and focused on my own, I gradually became less insecure and anxious.

5 Tips I Learned From Being a Student Entrepreneur

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Here are my top five tips for any student entrepreneur looking to solve a problem that affects many people, or even just themselves.

The Demise of the Summer Job

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Janet Eve Josselyn

From what I've learned, these expensive unpaid internships afford students an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and acquire new skill sets. Like a job at a fast food restaurant wouldn't also provide those things, along with a paycheck.

The Wisdom of Patience

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Practicing the Art of High Involvement & Low Attachment "Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by d...

10 Things An Out-of-State Student From Chicago Experiences

Breana Brill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Chicago
Breana Brill

Being from out-of-state can be rough, especially if you're from one of the best cities in the world. Don't get me wrong, I love college, but I also love my hometown.

5 Books To Read This Semester

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

Read a book that's not assigned, even though it can be a struggle to just read what was assigned, to take a mental break, find inspiration, or even remember feelings that you may have forgotten. So, curl up, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to get lost in a good book.

Colorado Students Considering Recall of Conservative School Board Members

Wade Norris | Posted 12.15.2014 | Denver
Wade Norris

The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.

California Continues to Lead the Nation in Child Privacy Protection

Jim Steyer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken the lead in ensuring these new innovations are incorporated into our classrooms in ways that protect student privacy.

Historians Should Honor Protesting Colorado Students

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The brave Colorado high school students who are protesting their school board's attempt to rewrite their American history curriculum are doing all Americans a favor. They are reminding us of the importance of dissent and protest in our nation's history.

Kids Are In School for About 15,000 Hours - Does How They Spend That Time Make a Difference?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

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The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 10.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

College Parenting 101

Rich Siegel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Last week, my wife and I ventured north to the Emerald City for a college orientation at the University of Washington, UDUB. It brought back vivid memories, of a long time ago, when my parents and I stepped foot on the hallowed grounds of Syracuse University. Oh wait, no it didn't.

True Blue at University of Kentucky

CollegeFashionista | Posted 10.25.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

The University of Kentucky is constantly evolving, and its fashion scene is certainly no exception. The diversity of style seems to expand every day, and I am constantly impressed by the confidence with which Fashionistas/os wear their outfits.