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Reading Contest

Many students now have e-readers. Are they really that much better than books? The technology powering e-readers certainly has a lot of advantages over traditional books, but whether it is better comes down to personal preferences. E-books are inexpensive and ...

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Stock Room

I’ve seen stock trading floors at some colleges. How much can this prepare you for a job in finance? Investing in your future is  one of the greatest decisions you will make. Attending college is a good start, but learning ...

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Eye in the Sky

There are more cameras now around campus. Are we being monitored? Security cameras have now become a part of everyday life, not just on campus, but pretty much everywhere. They provide a cheap and easy method of deterring crime and ...

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Coach from the Country

My little brother is a junior in high school in our hometown, which in a really rural area. He’s into athletics, and more than just a high school jock–he thinks he would eventually like to coach at the high school ...

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Moving Mania

I graduate in a week, and yesterday I was offered an amazing job, complete with a strong starting salary and benefits — all the way across the country. I start just a few days after graduation. I’m so exciting for ...

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Startup Sisters

Since my sister and I were kids, we have dreamed of owning a book-and-tea shop. It looks like we’re finally going to make the dream come true! After I graduate this year, my sister and I want to go in ...

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Snoring and Sleep

I’ve been a snorer for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, my friends would tease me about it after sleepovers (sometimes they’d even sleep in a different room), and my sister would complain and make ...

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Freezing in Fresno

My dad’s a savvy guy, so when he heard that my friends and I were looking for an off-campus apartment, he decided to buy a property near the school and rent it to us. He figures he’ll hold onto it ...

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Cannabis Can’ts

My friend here at school, like a lot of college kids, had a job. Only his job was, well, illegal. He was buying marijuana here and mailing it to friends at schools out of state, who would sell it for ...

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Renter’s Regret

I am starting my career and my family, and I want to find a permanent home. But I am not sure if I want to buy or to rent. Generally speaking, is it better to rent or buy your home? ...

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Kitchen Kerfuffle

I recently bought my first house after college. It is nearly perfect – but I hate the kitchen! I am advocating for major renovations, but my spouse is concerned about balancing the cost with our student loans. How much does ...

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Helping Hands

Our group of friends really consists of more social drinkers, but we have one particular friend who consistently overdoes it to an unhealthy degree and his grades are also suffering as a result. I’m worried that he’s struggling with his ...

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Designer Dorm

Our college is building new dorms. Are they going to be the same standard rooms? Your college accommodation can have a huge effect on your well-being and even academic performance, so this question resonates with every student. Student housing has ...

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Debt Debacle

The economy is picking up according to all reports. Is the student loan crisis going to resolve itself? The current student loan situation is not a pretty one. With a national student loan debt standing at close to $1.4 trillion, ...

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Home Base

I like the career prospect of job hopping. Should I rent or buy a home when I change jobs?  The rent or buy debate has been raging for years. There are clear pros and cons for each scenario and a lot ...

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International Revenue Service

As a foreign student, do I have to pay any U.S. taxes? The U.S. tax system can be a source of confusion for international students. You are taxed on any earnings made while you are in the country. If you ...

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The Great Imposter

How can I avoid being a victim of identity theft in college? Nearly every student at college will have a smartphone or tablet. These handheld mobile computers contain a wealth of personal information at risk if not protected. Identity theft is ...

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Facebook Fixup

I met someone through FB. Since he is not a student, I really don’t know enough about him. What common sense things should I look for? Using social media to meet people is now the common standard for most people ...

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