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College Spring Break on the Cheap

Spring-break-2015

It’s spring break! And….you’re broke. Or close to it. Okay, maybe you’re not broke¸ but you don’t have the funds to sink into a Hawaiian cruise or luxurious ski in/ski out house at Tahoe. So, what can you do over spring break if you’re on a budget but could still use a break? Here are

The (Un)Romantic History of Valentine’s Day

A red noose in a heart shape.

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day, a day when many lovebirds exchange gifts and flowers and head out on the town for candlelit dinners, and school children swap heart-adorned cards and candy with their classmates. It turns out, however, that the history behind Valentine’s Day isn’t quite the romance-filled memoir that you might expect. Lupercalia, the

4 Good Study Habits for 2015

Study Habits

As you dive into a new semester, it’s a great time to think ahead about how to make the most of this school year. One great exercise: think about what kind of a person and student you are. How do you learn? Ask yourself some questions, like: Are you a procrastinator? A thinker who likes to

Researching Colleges in the Digital Age

cell phone, tablet, laptop computer

It’s a digital world and today’s college-bound high school students and their parents expect to communicate with colleges they are considering through a variety of digital modes—and they rely on a number of different e-sources of information to make this major decision. How do we know this? Thanks to Noel-Levitz’s 2014 E-Expectations Report, “The Online

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