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Using Technology to Boost Study Skills

According to a recent national study, students between the ages of 8 and 18 now spend more than twice as much time with high-tech screens than they do in the classroom. Although much of this time is spent on thoroughly non-academic pursuits…
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Little Known Facts about Our National Anthem

It’s time to celebrate the 239th birthday of our nation. As we all know, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was created by our founding fathers. While there are many things we honor at this time of year, we wanted to share some…
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6 Ways to Boost College Applications Over Summer

Summer break is just around the corner -- do you have plans yet? Some students look forward to months of fun in the sun, and there's certainly nothing wrong with a little relaxation. But for students who want to improve their chances of getting…
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Memorial Day Isn't Just a Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Each year, tens of thousands of people head for the beaches and theme parks to mark the beginning of a season of fun. But Memorial Day is about much more than a fun holiday weekend. Memorial…
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New Common App Essay Prompts Released: Get Your Pencils Ready!

With the release of the updated 2015-2016 Common App essay prompts, the new college application season has officially begun. Sure, it’s only April and you’ve still got junior year finals and your entire senior year before college – but…
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President's Day Fun Facts

February was a popular month among our past presidents – both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born in February, and President’s Day falls on the third Monday of the month. But who exactly does President’s Day celebrate? It…
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Valentine’s Day – By the Numbers

It’s that time of year again, love is in the air, romance is blossoming, and wallets are opening everywhere. For better or worse, it wouldn't be Valentine’s Day without billions of dollars being spent on flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears,…
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It's Not Too Late to Apply to College

At this time of year, many students who do not yet know where they will attend college begin panicking. Take a note from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: DON’T PANIC. Whether you’ve already applied to your top choice schools and…
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Brains and Brawn: Education in the NFL

In honor of American’s unofficial holiday, the Super Bowl, we thought it would be interesting to explore a few NFL stars that have placed education on an equal footing with their athletic prowess. The list below is a small sampling of current…