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Food Bank Gives Students Food Through Backpacks

hungerWhen I hear backpack, I usually think of something I use to carry my college survival kit. For some elementary students in Moberly, Missouri, a backpack is so much more than just a fabric bag to carry pencils and books in.

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What You Need to Know about Adult Education

back to schoolGuest blogger Elizabeth Kraus is the co-founder of myUsearch.com, the Honest College Matchmaker, a fast, free and unbiased site that helps students make their college choice.

So you’re considering going back to college, but unlike most 18-year-olds, the number of hot co-eds and frat parties on campus just aren’t that important to you. So what do you need to think about when you choose a college?

Here are a few things to consider about adult education.

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Cheap Holiday Gifts for Students

giftsThe holidays are when we spend time with family and friends that we haven’t seen in a while. We sing carols, feast on delicious family favorites, and exchange gifts. It is truly a special time of the year.

But what do you do when your part-time job doesn’t give you enough extra cash to buy mom that gold necklace she wants or to buy your significant other tickets to the concert he or she has been talking about since October?

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December is AIDS Awareness Month

aids logoDecember is not just about the holidays and eating too much. It is also a month of reflection, counting our blessings and setting the groundwork for healthy and perhaps, life-saving, New Years resolutions. It is then near perfect that December is also AIDS Awareness Month, a month when we remember, honor and continue to fight one of the gravest health epidemics of the modern world. 

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School Requires Obese Students to Take Health Class

dietObesity is a huge issue for Americans, no pun intended. Over 34 percent of Americans are considered obese and almost 33 percent are considered overweight. Carrying around extra pounds also predisposes you to a host of health risks such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

As students, most of us are all too familiar with the freshman fifteen but for some schools, the issue of weight is creating heightened concern and unprecedented action.

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Teachers Use Cell Phones to Teach

cell phoneWhat would you think if, on the first day of school, your teacher told you to take your phone out and prepare to learn, instead of threatening to throw your phone away if you used it during class?

Personally, I’d be shocked. As far as I knew, all teachers thought cell phones were pure evil. But evidently, I was wrong.

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President Obama Announces New Plan to Further Science and Math Education

mathScience and math are two academic fields where the U.S.  faces tough challenges from other countries. Now, President Barack Obama, as part of his efforts to improve education in America, is striving to make these fields more appealing to students.

A new campaign called Educate to Innovate was announced in late November to promote science, technology, math, and engineering. The campaign will ask companies and nonprofit groups to donate time and money to encourage students to study in these fields.

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Five Winter Fashion Essentials

winter fashionIt’s officially winter. Well, almost and I keep dreaming about hot chocolate with little marshmallows.

My favorite winter coat is a big, fluffy white one that I call my marshmallow coat. Although it is very warm, it is not very stylish. So, this past weekend, I headed to the mall with a mission: Find a fashionable way to stay warm this winter on campus.

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How to Choose a College, Part Three

calendarGuest blogger Vivian Kerr has been teaching and tutoring standardized tests since 2005. She has taught throughout the greater Los Angeles area and is a proud member of the Grockit team. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California and has studied abroad in London.

So you’ve got your list of “safety,” “match” and “reach” schools and you’ve done your homework on each program and campus. Now what?

To effectively handle the entire process of filling out applications, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind.

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ZipCar: An Easy Car Sharing Program for Students

zipcarI go to a big university where about half of all students have a car. For the other half, they rely on the bus system or their friends to give them a ride.

My roommate did not have a car for one semester, and she really wanted one. Sometimes she would borrow my car or another friend’s car, but she wasn’t insured to drive our cars and she always had to fill up the gas tank after she was done using the car. It was an inconvenience for everyone involved, but there really was not a better solution. That is, until now.

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