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Remember when you were a kid and brought home a good report card? Whether you earned $1 for every A, or a trip to the ice cream parlor, chances are you were rewarded in some way for a job well done. Wouldn’t it be great if college students could reap similar rewards in the form of cold hard cash?

One college thinks so… [Read More]

College in Canada: 5 To-Knows for Studying North of the Border

The CollegeBound Network | October 28, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Jeremy Bernard, a writer with Equals6, an online community for students.

This year, thousands of students from the US will cross the border to study in Canada. While many go there to save money, there’s a lot more to think about before you head north. Here are five key things to consider about attending a Canadian university… [Read More]

Bill Gates Loves Online Learning, Especially MOOCs

Dawn Papandrea | October 8, 2013

He may be one of the world’s most famous and wealthiest college dropouts, but that doesn’t stop Bill Gates from logging on to learn. At a recent Association of Community College Trustees’ leadership meeting, he once again shared that he’s a huge supporter of MOOCs (massive open online courses), and frequently takes courses himself.

If you’ve never heard of MOOCs before, you soon will. Not only has the term recently made it into the Oxford  Dictionary Online, but many of the nation’s top colleges and universities are getting on board by offering free online courses. Check out Gates discussing this trend below… [Read More]

Are You Part of the “New Lost Generation”?

Dawn Papandrea | September 30, 2013

That’s what the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce is calling young adults in its latest report, “Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation.” The gist of the study is that it’s taking people longer to get settled into their careers than ever before, while older adults are working longer.

Because of  a variety of factors including the economy, unemployment rates, and changing expectations of education and skills levels, the age at which young workers reach the median wage has increased from 26 to 30. No wonder why so many people are still living at home with their parents during and after the college years! [Read More]

If you’ve been thinking of trying out an online class, here’s a wild one to take: “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.'” The University of California, Irvine is offering the course as a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), meaning it’s open to anyone. Think you’ve got the brains to earn an A in this ‘The Walking Dead’ course? (The zombies hope so!) [Read More]

College Party Drug Molly Can Be Deadly

Michelle Grossman | August 26, 2013

Although drugs have been present on college campuses for years now, recently the use of MDMA or “Molly” has been sweeping college campuses across the country. Molly has become the new “it” drug, loud and clear, as numerous rappers have even made references to the drug in recent songs.

Although references have been made primarily in rap music, Molly is actually typically associated with Electric Dance Music (EDM), which is another craze that has become widely popular among college students. Many college students, who attend EDM festivals or raves use Molly, as it has become the newest party drug.

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Crowdfund Your Way Through College

Michelle Grossman | August 8, 2013

Crowdfunding: “The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet,” as defined by Forbes.com.

So, why not crowdfund your education? Many students are aiming to do just that. [Read More]

College Campuses Through a New Lens

Emma Jean Maiorana | August 6, 2013

A newly designed aerial vehicle called an “octocopter” is an unmanned remote control device used to capture a bird’s eye view of an entire college campus. Rather than miscellaneous snapshots posted on a school’s website, prospective students now have the chance to view their schools of choice like never before.

One might say this technology is taking campus tours to new heights…

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