March 12, 2012

Before Filing Your Tax Returns, Follow These 7 Tips

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The deadline for filing your 2011 tax returns is about a month away. If you haven’t started work on your returns or haven’t filed yet, it pays to keep in mind these important tax-saving, money-saving, and stress-saving tips: File electronically. Say no to money advances, refund anticipation checks, and other financial products with high fees. […]

March 9, 2012

Student Success: Marie Jeffries Earns Place on All-Colorado Academic Team

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Service to others is a big part of Marie Jeffries’ experience. She has served children and adults in India, teens in trouble in Brighton, and fellow students at Front Range Community College-Boulder County Campus in Longmont.

March 7, 2012

Spring Break: Budget-Minded and Family-Friendly Ideas

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When I was in college at CSU, some friends and I spent one spring break hanging out in Fort Collins, jealous of our peers who were heading to Mazatlan and other warm destinations. That week ended up being one of my favorite college memories, and one of my friends declared proudly to anyone who would […]

March 5, 2012

14 Tips for a Fun and Safe Spring Break

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Whether you are heading to Costa Rica for spring break or just staying close to home, it’s important to review some steps you can take to prevent your safety from being compromised.  Before you leave town for Spring Break. Leave an itinerary with someone. This should include travel routes or flight numbers, dates of arrival […]

February 29, 2012

Why Do We Have Leap Years?

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Every four years, we have a U.S. presidential election. In that same year, we also have a Summer Olympics. Not coincidentally, that year also is a leap year, a year with 366 days rather than 365. Why is this? Can’t we make a better calendar? To understand why we need leap years, we must first […]

February 27, 2012

How to Talk with Your College Instructors

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When I was a faculty member, some of the most important conversations I had with students didn’t happen in the classroom; they happened during my office hours, in the hall, or even the cafeteria. But I am always surprised by how often students never asked me, or other teachers for help, even when they really […]

February 22, 2012

Is Community College the Right Step Before Transferring to a University?

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I come from a small town – population 8,000 – in southeast Colorado. Colorado State University (CSU) has three times the number of students as my town has people, so I was a little hesitant to skip right onto CSU’s campus. FRCC Made Me Feel Welcome The smaller campus and intimate class sizes at Front […]

February 20, 2012

International Fair in Fort Collins Celebrates Diverse Heritages

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Last year I found myself dancing to Thai music in the middle of the Longs Peak Student Center along with students, faculty, and staff – not an everyday occurrence. Front Range students from Thailand were sharing music and dance from their country with us at the International Fair. I am not as much of a […]

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