education - page 2

Oct 6, 2010

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.

May 14, 2010

College or No College: That is the Question

I think many (myself included) kind of just wind up at college somehow with little thought in advance as to why we’re there in the first place. There’s elementary school, middle school, high school... college is just kind of the next step in the education process. An expectation for some; a requirement for others. The reason why college is so paramount to parents is because they equate four-year degrees with success and large figure salaries to come in the future.

Mar 2, 2010

Canada Is Awesome and Here’s Why

This week's Weekly Ten, Why Canada Deserves Silver, stirred up quite the controversy yesterday. Seriously, I didn't see this much hate on CollegeCandy since one writer expressed her disdain for Taylor Swift. And rightfully so. Yes it was meant to be a joke, but we in Canada aren't entirely laughing with you.

Wanna Transfer? Here Are Your Options

Sometimes, the school you picked isn't all it's cracked up to be. Maybe the culture just doesn't mesh with you, or maybe you realize after a few months that you want to be studying something completely different.

Nov 29, 2009

10 Things We Should Ban Instead Of Books

Having just "celebrated" banned books week in America, I started thinking about the importance of reading, the beauty of stories and how much books enrich all of our lives. And most of my thoughts came back to one single theme: W.T.Eff?

Duke It Out: Longer School Years?

There's been some debate recently about increasing the number of days public school kids have to spend in class, and while you may be thinking "man, I'm glad I'm not in high school anymore," think again. Colleges, especially public ones, generally follow the patterns set up by lower levels of schooling, which means that if they cut back on summer, you could kiss it goodbye too.

Sep 19, 2009

College Friends vs. High School Bonds

I remember going to college expecting to make some of the best friends of my life. It had always seemed that way -- you have nice high school friends, but gradually they fade out of the picture and your college friends dominate your life. Wasn't that the way it was supposed to be?

Apr 25, 2009

Make Your Own Vision Board!

We’ve all heard of Vision Boards. Whether it be from The Secret, The Oprah Show, or that crazy chick on The Bachelor who went on and on (and on) about hers the first night she met Jason. And then got kicked off. (But don't let her bad luck turn you off; it wasn't the vision board that sent her packing. That bitch was crazy.)

Apr 24, 2009

Why Are High Schoolers So Dumb?

When I was in high school we passed our time driving around and prank calling boys. High School kids today are pretty much the same, except replace "driving around" with "choking themselves to get high" and change "prank calling boys" to "sending naked pictures to boys."

Feb 18, 2009

Money Matters: How Lucrative is Your Career Path?

Today’s Money Matters article in brought to you in part by… my recent trip to the gyno. Seriously. I was...

Jan 22, 2009

Proven: If You’re Athletic, You Don’t Have to Be Smart

In 2008’s least shocking expose, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution dredged the sweat-stained pit of college academics and came up with, essentially,...

Dec 19, 2008

Beware of the Pink Gang

The name may not sound fierce to you (in fact, it may sound more like a group of Paris Hilton...

Nov 11, 2008

Is College Right For You? Maybe Not. (And That’s Ok!)

I, like you, went to high school. When I was in high school, I already knew that I wanted to...