February 18, 2013

Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Writing

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We all make mistakes. When writing assignments for college classes, and even when writing for professional and personal purposes, everyone has the occasional grammatical mishap. Everyone writes a sentence that just doesn’t come out right. In my role as the Boulder County Campus Writing Center coordinator, I have the opportunity to help students navigate their […]

February 11, 2013

Patents Protect Better Mousetraps and Other Inventions

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Feb. 11, the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison, is National Inventors Day in the United States. It’s good to recall a comment attributed to Emerson that “if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.” On National Inventors Day, it might be good to look at how your better […]

February 6, 2013

3 Important Financial Aid Tips

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Working in the college’s Financial Aid Office, I know first-hand how confusing and overwhelming the world of financial aid & financial literacy can be. So I’d like to outline 3 important tips for college students – all of which relate to a student’s success and education, which is our top priority! Tip #1 – Apply on […]

February 4, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Earn Your Associate Degree (Even if you want to transfer)

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Starting at community college but have your sights set on a four-year degree? Think you’ll take a few courses then transfer? Then read this—there are at least five reasons you should reconsider and get an associates degree before you transfer.

January 28, 2013

College Honors Program: A Way to Stand Out

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Have you ever wondered what might set you apart from other job and school applicants? In this increasingly competitive job market, it might be useful to consider it. A college honors program is a great way to challenge yourself, build up your resume, and possibly establish community contacts that could lead to job opportunities down […]

January 23, 2013

Student Success: Attending FRCC is a Family Tradition

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The Murray family has always been close, so when second-to-youngest Courtney couldn’t stop talking about the fun she was having at Front Range Community College, it rubbed off on her siblings. Courtney (age 24), her sister, Chelsea (31), and her brother, Logan (18), were all homeschooled growing up. For Courtney, the flexibility was ideal because […]

January 21, 2013

Amendment 64: So…Can I Get High Now?

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On November 6, Colorado became one of the first states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. The passing of Amendment 64 looks to be just the beginning of what may be a long political process. So, how does Amendment 64 affect you? What Amendment 64 Does Do: People over the age of 21 will […]

January 16, 2013

How to Get Organized for the New Year

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There are plenty of stories about why we don’t get organized on a daily basis; not enough time, space, motivation, etc. As a professional organizer, I’ve heard them all. But, doesn’t it feel better when you’re organized and everything is functional and streamlined? Absolutely. Here is a simple  3-point checklist to get you started and […]

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