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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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Surviving College Winter Break

Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 under Holidays, Student Life

University of Chicago

Now that you are used to being on your own in college, winter break may be a shock to the system.

Though the winter holidays can cheer you up, you may feel like you won’t survive them after even a few days of returning home to your family.

You’re not alone in feeling suddenly stifled by your parents over winter break. Here are a few ways to make the most of the situation.

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Controlled Craziness: The Holiday Season

Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Holidays

Christmas lights and people

The holiday season is among us, and we can’t help but wonder; where did 2014 go?

Well, just because the time flew by doesn’t mean that the last couple of months should lack productivity. Staying focused when surrounded by eggnog and cookies is pretty difficult.

Exams, shopping, cooking, parties and traveling are some of the greatest concerns during the holiday season. Here are a few ways to stay sane and maintain your spot on Santa’s good list.

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5 Fun Things to Do on Fall Break in College

Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012 under Holidays, Student Life

Wittenberg University

Fall break just doesn’t have that same exciting ring to it as spring break, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan an enjoyable activity during your time off from college classes!

Whether you’re looking to use fall break get out and about, get ahead in your classes or do some volunteer work, we have a a few suggestions for indoor and outdoor activities that will take you through your time off.

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Top 5 Cold-Weather Spring Break Vacations

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 under Holidays, Travel

man skiing

The traditional spring break vacation for American college students consists of partying on the beaches of somewhere warm and sunny.

While Cancun-style spring break destinations are definitely fun, you may also enjoy a break from the traditional tropical party resort vacation.

These five cold-weather spring break vacation options might not leave you with a glowing tan, but you’re sure to have a great time!

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How Many Ways Can You Say “I Love You”?

Posted on Friday, February 11th, 2011 under Holidays, Translation

cartoon bird on branch with love letter under wing

Oh … Valentine’s Day. The dinner reservations made months in advance, the perfect piece of jewelry, the immaculately-arranged bouquet of flowers … the annual pressure to out-do your previous romantic gesture.

But ultimately, what is it about? The answer is obvious: love.

Memorize a few of these translated declarations of love and surprise your sweetie with how worldly and romantic you are.

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Worthwhile New Year’s Resolutions for Students

Posted on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 under Holidays, Student Life

new year resolutions for college students

Let’s face it. Most New Year’s resolutions for students are unrealistic and boring. But they don’t have to be!

Resolutions like staying fit and putting a stop to procrastination can not only improve your life, but also be fun to keep.

Check out these seven resolutions worth sticking to that may make a happier and healthier you.

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How to Cope with Homesickness: Video

Posted on Friday, December 10th, 2010 under Holidays, International Students, Video

Most international students living in the US have experienced homesickness on some level.

And who could blame them? Living thousands of miles away from family and friends can be tough.

There are many things students can do to cheer themselves up. Check out these tips on how to ward off homesickness and enjoy time spent abroad.

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Best Winter Break Jobs

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010 under Holidays, Jobs

students working together on an art project

Working a job during your winter break can be a great way to boost a resume or just make some quick cash.

Some of the hottest holiday jobs also pay surprisingly well, leaving you with money for presents for friends, family – and yourself!

Others don’t pay at all but can serve as a great addition to your resume while allowing you to give something back to your local community. Check out these part-time job ideas that really pay off.

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10 Inexpensive Halloween Costumes for Students

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010 under Holidays, Student Life

jack-o-lantern

My favorite holiday is right around the corner, and I’m sure you’re scampering to find crafty yet inexpensive Halloween costumes for the occasion.

Time’s running out, so it’s a good time to start getting your outfit together — unless you want to end up going out as yourself. And who wants to do that?

Here’s a list of inexpensive Halloween costumes that will help you break the ice but not your budget.

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College Winter Break: Make the Most of It!

Posted on Monday, December 7th, 2009 under Holidays, Student Life

University of Maine campus

College winter break is just around the corner. After two stressful weeks of finals, we deserve it!

Too often, students waste their college winter break sitting around watching TV and getting nothing done. Change that around!

This year, consider these college winter break ideas to get the most out of your time off!

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Resumes: The Gift for Any College Student

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 under Holidays, Money

employer holding resume

Looking for the right gift for a college student this holiday season? A professional resume can be the perfect gift for college students–one that makes a difference in their futures.

The professional resume writing service from ULS makes it easy to find the right gift for any college student. And in difficult economic times, a bright professional future can be the most valuable gift of all.

When you’re shopping for the right present, consider these top three reasons why resumes make a great gift for college students.

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A Short History of the American Flag

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 under Holidays, Living in the US

history of the American flag

June 14 officially marks Flag Day in the United States, a day when we raise a salute to the star and stripes. In honor of this US holiday, University Language presents a short history of the American flag

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International Student Airfare for the Holidays

Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2008 under Holidays, International Students, Living in the US, Money

Street lamp glistening off snow on branches

Whether you’ve decided to travel back home, take a mini-vaca with new college friends or kick back on campus, it’s important that you get your airfare sorted out as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary stress.

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