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Best Graduation Speech Quotes of 2016

Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 under Blog, Current Events, Graduation

best graduation speech quotes

Every spring as college seniors don their caps and gowns and prepare to receive their diplomas, great advice is given at ceremonies all over the country. Just as in years past, this year’s graduation speech quotes ranged from funny to moving.

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5 Great Things About the New SAT

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016 under Applying to College, Current Events, Testing

taking the new SAT

With the new SAT just debuted, many are anxious about the changes. But there is a lot of good news about the test. In fact, after reading this you might want to sign up for the next available test, rather than wait and fret.

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The Alma Maters of Our Founding Fathers

Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 under Current Events, Holidays

America

As you prepare to barbecue, watch fireworks, and celebrate this great nation, you should learn a little about America’s Founding Fathers. More specifically, you should consider where they went to college.

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Best Graduation Speech Quotes of 2015

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 under Current Events, Graduation

College graduates with BA and BS degrees

It’s May, and you know what that means! It’s the time of year when celebrities speak at college commencement ceremonies, leaving us with some memorable graduation speech quotes.

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White House Involves Bloggers in Study Abroad Plan

Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015 under Current Events, Study Abroad, Travel

Jaisalmer, India

In December 2014, the US government held a conference to discuss its plan for encouraging students to study abroad. And to help spread the word, 100 travel bloggers were invited to the White House to learn more about this exciting plan.

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Best Graduation Speech Quotes of 2014

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 under Current Events, Graduation

college balloons

It’s that time of year again.

Yes, it’s the end of May, which means the school year is wrapping up and it’s time to start gleaning some insight from the best college graduation speeches.

Whether you look up to actors, comedians, CEOs or politicians, it’s hard to avoid learning a little something from the many esteemed speakers at college graduation ceremonies.

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Obama’s Student Aid Proposal: Pros and Cons

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 under Current Events, Paying for College

obama student aid

US President Obama has been busy visiting colleges to garner support for a proposal that would rate schools before allocating student aid from the government.

The plan is an attempt to make college more affordable, and though it has its supporters, it has also drawn some criticism.

Find out how the rating system will work and how it may affect the future of financial aid.

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Best Graduation Speech Quotes of 2013

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013 under Current Events, Graduation

graduation speech

Even if you didn’t graduate this year, you probably paid attention to the graduation ceremony at your school. After all, college commencement speakers are known for giving great advice, and they’re often famous, too.

Whether your favorite actor, inventor, or politician was one of the college commencement speakers in 2013, you might be interested in excerpts from some of the most outstanding speeches this year.

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College Students Give Their All to the Olympics

Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 under Current Events, Internships

Scene of London, England

If you are like many college students (and people around the world!), you are probably planning to watch at least one Olympic sport when the 2012 Games in London start this week. But a few students are getting even more involved this year.

Some college students have spent years preparing for the Olympics to earn their chance to win a medal. Others have chosen to do some behind-the-scenes work. While most of us sit in front of the TV, here are a few students to watch for in the middle of the action!

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Study Abroad in China, White House Urges

Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 under Current Events, Study Abroad

girl with dumpling

If you are trying to decide where to study abroad, China should be on your list.

Not only could studying in China let you finally see the Great Wall, but it also goes along with a program set up by the US government, called the 100,000 Strong Initiative.

That’s right, the White House is strongly suggesting that high school and college students alike consider studying abroad in China. The plan is to encourage 100,000 students or more to study abroad in China over a four year period.

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Colleges Lure New Students with Free Stuff

Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 under Choosing a College, Current Events, Money

Tablet

An increasing number of colleges are giving students free stuff, from computers to smartphones.

Universities and colleges that provide incoming students with such gifts often claim that the tech swag they are giving out is necessary for students to keep up in classrooms that are making increasing use of such devices.

But can the free swag that colleges give students be considered a bribe?

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The Value of Education: Is College Worth It?

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 under Current Events, Money, Paying for College

College graduates in caps and gowns

More and more people lately have been questioning the value of a college education.

Naysayers point to decreased job and financial security, coupled with increased college tuition, as arguments against a college education.

Despite such arguments, however, college remains an invaluable experience for many that benefits students not only in their careers, but also in their personal growth.

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Where 2009 Oscar Nominees Went to College

Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 under Current Events

The 2009 Oscar nominees have been announced! Now, all eyes are on them as the winners are being decided.

You might know what movies they’ve been in, but do you know where these famous actors and actresses went to college?

Check out this list of the 82nd Annual Oscar nominees and their respective schools.

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Young Olympians at the 2010 Winter Games

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2010 under Current Events

Today marks the beginning of the 2010 Winter Olympics! In this year’s winter games, there are many young Olympians competing. Some are just as young if not younger than you are!

Think you’ve got it tough in college? Some athletes are still in college and have to balance their rigorous training with academics.

Check out the participating US Olympians that are still in college!

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Graduate School: Solution to Unemployment?

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2009 under Current Events, Graduate School, Jobs

graduate school

Advanced education may sound like a cozy hide-out while the economy reestablishes itself, but going to graduate school may not be as fool-proof as you think.

Before flipping through a GRE prep book, consider these pros and cons of going to graduate school.

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