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What Will Dorm Life Be Like? An Illustration

The CollegeBound Network | September 3, 2013

We just love this cool infographic from the folks at VarsityTutors.com. Their “Anatomy of a College Dorm Room,” is a clever way to pack in some great tips on what you’ll need in your college home away from home.

Give it a look… [Read More]

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bleach balloon allegations at University of Texas at Austin

It’s not everyday that the sight of a water balloon scares you. But for students at the University of Texas at Austin, that’s a whole other story. In the “Well, that’s not an email you read everyday” category, we received the following statement yesterday morning that will explain further…

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4 Tips for Applying Your Degree in the Real World

The CollegeBound Network | August 28, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Georgiah Cook, an education blogger.

After four years of hard work, you’ll have  a shiny new degree in hand. However, once the celebrations and congratulations simmer down, you’ll find yourself thinking: Now what?

If you are a graduate of the Class of 2013, you’re already standing on the precipice of adulthood and the “real world,” and you realize that you actually need to get a job. Fortunately, even if you did go against your parents’ wishes and avoided so-called “practical” or “career-focused” majors in college, all is not lost. No matter what you studied, you can still find ways to apply it post-graduation. Here are just four tips for taking that next step after college. [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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Artistic Career Inspiration from the 2013 VMAs

Michelle Grossman | August 22, 2013

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are just around the corner. Being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, August 25th, this will mark the 30th installment of this award show.

However, as we watch Rihanna accept the award (fingers crossed!) for Best Female Video for “Stay,” we might find our eyes fixated on something other than her always-fabulous ensemble. For the past 29 award shows, the VMA’s Moonman award has maintained the same look, but this year he will debut his extreme makeover, even more dramatic than Beyonce’s new haircut!

And behind the makeover? A tremendously talented artist aspiring art students can learn from… [Read More]

5 Ways to Get a College to Smile and Love you

Lori Johnston | August 19, 2013

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In honor of National Smile Week, we thought we’d clue you in to a few ways you can get college admission officers to smile when they learn about you.

You don’t have to be the class clown, but you do need to show that you are a student who loves learning and will put in the maximum effort to excel in college. And, of course, you have to stand out from other applicants to the same school. Here are five ways to get a college to smile and love you:

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Samsung Mobile App Academy: Mobilize Your Future

Michelle Grossman | August 14, 2013

Apps have become ubiquitous in today’s world, as almost anything we need to do, there’s an app for it! But did you ever wonder just how all these apps are developed (maybe there’s an app for that too!)?

For 30 Dallas high school students, the “wondering” was put to rest, as they gathered at The University of Texas at Dallas for The Samsung Mobile App Academies earlier this month. [Read More]

These Colleges Earn an “F” in Grammar

Robyn Tellefsen | August 12, 2013

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We all make mistakes in our writing… but institutions of higher education are often held to a, well, higher standard. Students at the State University of New York at Geneseo have even set up a Facebook page to highlight the appalling grammatical errors found around campus. And when we discover typos emblazoned on college billboards, newspapers, and even diplomas, the errors are particularly egregious.

These college typos made us do a double take… [Read More]

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