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Aug 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Barack Obama!

Obama has endured a ton of criticism in his presidency. While I proudly voted for him in 2008, I will freely admit that I feel he's dropped the ball on important issues. That said, today is his birthday, and I'd like to take a moment to point out some of the great things he has done in the last 2.5 years.

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Dec 21, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: ‘Tis the Season of Student Loans

Even though Christmas is on Saturday, I honestly couldn't care less this year. With everyone around me so happy and festive, I feel like the odd-woman-out. However, I think I have a decent excuse. Instead of “Jingle Bell Rock” in my head and busy days spent shopping at the mall, I'm singing the Student Loan Blues while staring at my empty bank account.

Aug 31, 2010

Zac Bissonnette Explains How To Get Through College Debt-Free

Whether you’re a first year student or heading back to campus for yet another year of academics and parties, there is indisputably one book you need to bring along with you: Debt-Free U: How I Paid for An Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents, by Zac Bissonnette.

Aug 12, 2010

9 Things Every Senior Should Know Before Senior Year

Heading into your senior year well-prepared (and well-hydrated) makes all the difference, so here’s 9 things to keep in mind before you embark on the beginning of the end:

Feb 25, 2010

Coupled. And Broke

It should be no surprise to my fellow college students that I'm broke. We all are. So it's also no surprise that my boyfriend is too. But sometimes this little fact of life can get in the way of our relationship. It's hard to have spectacular dates when your electric bill is past due, and you can't really expect fancy anniversary presents when you're digging into the couch cushions for gas money.

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Apr 30, 2009

NYU Doesn’t Want Poor Kids

While everyone at NYU dresses like they are homeless hipsters, it turns out that they can't be, 1) Because NYU costs $50,000 a year to attend, and 2) Because NYU hates poor people.

Candy Dish: Not A Good Week for Mexico

• First the Swine Flu, now an earthquake?Jessica Biel can't be comfortable there. • 10 ideas for avoiding the swine flu.Marry young or lose "market value." • OMG. Cutest couple. Ever. • Obama works to help students.

Apr 27, 2009

Candy Dish: John Mayer is Movin’ On

John Mayer’s got a new lady. Public vs. private loans for college. Altoids as a sex toy? Britney’s not pregnant...

Apr 23, 2009

Can’t Afford College? Get a Corporate Sponsor!

College is expensive. Really, really expensive. Even with scholarships and financial aid, most of us are left wondering how we...

Feb 26, 2009

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Feb 25, 2009

Money Matters: 5 Smokin’ College Success Stories

Last night, President Obama addressed the current economic crisis, assuring America that “We will rebuild, we will recover, and the...

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Jan 16, 2009

The CC Weekly Weigh In: We Have Some Dreams

Next week is pretty huge. Not only is Barack Obama being inaugurated as the first black president of the United...

Nov 8, 2008

Community College: Blessing in Disguise?

When you think of community college what comes to mind? Cheap, slackers, immature kids with bad grades. These are the...

Sep 18, 2008

The Most Important Question of the Weekend: House Party or Bar

It’s the weekend. You managed to stay awake through 15 credits worth of lectures. You read a chapter or two....

Aug 9, 2008

Student Debts are About to Get Deeper

Our economy is crumbling, and things just got worse for Bachelors degree-hopefuls, especially those in Massachusetts. Last year, the Massachusetts...

Jul 23, 2008

The Ivy League Doesn’t Teach Everything

A common complaint about the Ivy League gang is that we lead very sheltered lives. People on the outside imagine...