community college

Oct 10, 2019

Elite Colleges Are Enrolling More Community College Transfers

Community college students may have it much easier than ever to transfer to four-year schools. Many elite and private schools are in the works of establishing transferring pipelines with local community colleges.

Mar 15, 2012

Hot Button Issue: Should Popular College Classes Cost More Than Others?

We've all been there: the class you planned to take next semester is now full. Even though you need that class to qualify for another upper-division course, accept that dream internship AND graduate on time, there just aren't enough seats. How much would you pay to add that course? Is that even fair? Is that even legal?!?

May 10, 2011

Summer School: Do or Don't?

Summer's for day drinking, wearing cute sundresses, basking in the sun and finding the perfect summer romance. But who says that can't all happen while you're still on campus? Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're making the big decision about taking summer classes.

Weekly Wrap Up: So, NYE Happened

I like to think of this week as come-down week. We’re gradually coming down from the elation of the holidays. We’re coming down from the kind of happiness that can only be found when you spend an entire day curled up on the couch, watching old school reruns courtesy of Soap Net.

Jan 7, 2011

Is Community College the Better Option?

When it came time to pick a college, most of the guidance counselors at my high school pointed students in the direction of the local community college. Like most of my friends, however, I ignored that lady with the mustache and took my pretty little butt to a big, 4-year university.

The Unsung Heroes: Obama and (Community College) Education

On Tuesday, October 5, President Obama and Jill Biden hosted the first ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. In an attempt to draw attention to his education plan, Obama claimed, “"We want to make it easier to connect students looking for jobs with businesses looking to hire.

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.

May 17, 2010

College Q&A: Goodbye Community College, Hello Big School

Question: You girls seem to know what’s up with college. I’m transferring from a community college to a big college. I start with the summer term in a few weeks (I thought it would help me with my transition if I gave myself some extra time.) I’m really scared because I’ve never lived away from home and this is very different from what I’m used to from my current school.

Jun 2, 2009

Duke It Out: Should Universities Ban Smoking?

"Do you have a lighter or a cigarette?" That is the question that I am usually greeted with when I walk out of the building where I take most of my classes in my college. For some reason, that is the "smokers' hang out spot" where the smokers gather to share a cigarette and basically fry their lungs while the rest of the non-smoking population is forced to breathe in their second-hand smoke.

Apr 29, 2009

The Transfer Blues

As the semester flies by, I can't help but stress about the upcoming fall semester. In May, I will be graduating from my two year community college with an associates degree and, come September, I will be walking onto unfamiliar territory at my new university.

Nov 14, 2008

This Week: The Fall Semester Itch

Midterms have passed, and yet we’re still weeks away from winter break. This week, if you’ve been feeling bored, restless,...

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...

Aug 7, 2008

Living at Home in College: The Road Less Traveled

I am the biggest. idiot. ever. Why? Because I will be spending one dreaded semester at home. That’s right, I...

Jun 10, 2008

Summer Courses: Kind of Like Taking Off a Band-aid

Every college girl – hell, every college student knows that school requires a lot of sacrifices. You give up things...

Mar 12, 2008

College: Getting In Is About To Get Easier

In high school I kept busy. I took dance classes four days a week, was a member (and eventually editor)...