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Considering the number of injuries to team passers this season, is it just ‘bad luck’ or is it becoming tougher to protect quarterbacks in today’s NFL?

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You both love dogs, eating ice cream and watching Game of Thrones. It’s all wonderful, but what about when the dating turns to politics?

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A surprising wave of Democrats inundated Virginia politics, and many think Trump is the reason why.

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A new study has found that gamers outperform non-gamers in attention tests, so go ahead, log back on.

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Why we should all be terrified of the rise of the European far right.

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The origin of the hashtag that sparked a social media uprising.

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Here are just a few light talking points for family dinners during the holiday season!

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This week’s local elections show a changing face for our legislators.

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The brand is back, but one question remains: Is it still the same as before?

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Is living in a political bubble beneficial?

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New health care policies made by the Trump administration are going into effect soon, which means it’s time to stand up for women’s rights.

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The recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, in which his history of unchecked sexual harassment became public, isn’t groundbreaking.

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With tensions running high between the mass media and political actors, one question remains highly contested: Should media outlets give equal time to all sides of a story?

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It’s hard to have a conversation with those that have opposing views. Here’s how you can fix that.

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Struggling to find the perfect political commentary? Piker has your daily dose of news and politics while serving up looks you can’t resist.

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The new Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act, if passed, marks a significant step toward leveling the educational playing field for disadvantaged students.

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UW-Madison student activist Katherine Kerwin has a bone to pick with pro-gun legislation.

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Is Trump going too far to repeal and replace reforms under Obama’s administration? Or is he trying to make his own legacy as an American President?

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Every time the words “mass murder” are spoken, the plight and genocide of millions of Native Americans continue to be forgotten.

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Men who are willing to speak up can help the fight against sexual harassment.

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This decision will impact American politics, regardless of the outcome.

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What are the repercussions when schools cancel honors classes?

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Bump stocks are more crucial to this debate than you may think.

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American society runs on democracy and it’s important; but as a college student, are you using your democratic rights?

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A look into Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article, “The Case for Reparations” and why reparations should be in the minds of all Americans.

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The nuances of mental health can be hard to nail in fiction, but these novels do it perfectly.

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As the first Korean drama to be remade for American television, the show proves that a series can be bigger than its entertainment value.

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As you might imagine, the debate is about much more than language.

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Sometimes, health has nothing to do with whether you should get help.

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With tracking devices, helmet cams and improved camera mobility, bungled calls may soon be a thing of the past.

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Preparation is the key to survival when a tragic moment occurs at a music event.

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Creator of ‘Hamilton’ Lin-Manuel Miranda has put together a massive effort to rally Puerto Rican celebrities and send aid to the devastated island.

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Identifying terrorism by its correct name is the first step in combatting the crime itself.

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Puerto Rico is suffering from a severe hurricane that hit weeks ago, though President Trump’s delayed response suggests otherwise.

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Seventeen older adults commit suicide every day for one hidden reason: The ignorance towards elders with mental illnesses.

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The revisions of Title IX by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos leave many campuses anxious about the future of sexual assault.

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With insurance costs on the rise, it’s time to bring universal health coverage into the ongoing conversation.

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President Donald Trump and the “Big Six” are already hitting some major tax reform roadblocks.

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Of all the industries that Amazon has eaten, grocery shopping may prove the toughest to swallow.

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Sean Spicer’s appearance at the Emmys has deeper implications than its face value.

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What Zadie Smith’s ‘White Teeth’ can teach us about tolerance and terrorism.

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Under the recently passed Forever GI Bill, combat veterans will receive expanded access to higher education, which benefits them and the country they served.

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After war erupted as Yemeni native Nada Al-Thawr was leaving her country, the Mount Holyoke student has begun an aggressive campaign to bring her country’s plight to the attention of anyone who will listen.

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Going forward, schools need to better execute sexual harassment investigations as well as investigate as independently and thoroughly as possible.

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Of all the topics Trump could have discussed on social media, he chose to focus on athletes who refused to stand for the American flag.

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If it’s still hard for you to wrap your head around last year’s election, Clinton’s personal account may help you come to terms.

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You gotta understand, bro, that going commando will make you feel in command, yo!

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How to have faith in the democratic process.

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The debate over which organizations are trustworthy and why we need to lend a helping hand.

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Racial issues can’t be solved if people don’t understand them.

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Hurricane situations can be scary, but also a bit odd.

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Reversing DACA means exposing 800,000 young people to deportation, and the president himself may not fully understand the extent of his act

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In their decision to directly reflect reality, creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have broached any entirely new level of terror.

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The latest entry in Sega’s classic franchise handed development over to the fans, and the results are convincing.

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After a years-long sabbatical, battle-rap legend Aaron Solomon has returned to the scene to prove that he’s still one of the greatest to ever spit.

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Seeing is believing for many red staters, and the massive storm(s) might have finally knocked some sense into head-burying climate deniers.

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As a student majoring in Journalism but brought up in the digital age, I’m in a unique position to assess the two mediums honestly.

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Racial tensions in America are at their highest, but reading stories of marginalized people is one step toward education and rehabilitation of a nation.

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From 1D fan to CEO, Nishiki Maredia, alongside co-founder Angela Jin, created the 1950 Collective, which has already netted over $300,000 in revenue.

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With Donald Trump’s ultimatum to Congress, the program that was designed to protect the children of undocumented immigrants could be completely phased out by 2020.

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Politically active athletes have a long line of history of not remaining silent, and Colin Kaepernick is no exception.

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Lani Sarem’s YA fantasy novel ‘Handbook for Mortals’ enjoyed a short few hours as a NYT #1 Bestseller before accusations of foul play emerged.

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The anarchist movement has been heavily criticized as their tactics are hypocritical and could be used to the advantage of Republicans.

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One side wants to murder everyone; the other wants to stop them.

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How Trump carefully crafted his public image from businessman to leader of the free world, and turned it into a nationally recognizable brand.

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Understanding the history of Confederacy monuments as well as legal roadblocks in their removal is essential, no matter where you fall on the issue.

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As DeVos and the Trump administration reexamine the threshold of evidence needed to prove sexual assault, their critics point to the statistics surrounding false allegations.

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As Senate Bill 4 comes into law, its similarities to another infamously racist piece of legislation are hard to ignore. Will it meet the same fate as the 1850 ‘Bloodhound Law’?

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After every other host city dropped out, the IOC just narrowly avoided having to cancel the Olympics.

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Now that several media companies have plans to launch their own streaming services, cable is beginning to look a lot more attractive.

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These books won’t tell you how to be a reporter, but they’ll show you how good journalism can change, or expose, social and political cultures.

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Trump’s executive orders have covered policies in national security, infrastructure, healthcare, and trade, so it makes sense that up next on the chopping block is fiscal policy.

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With the arrival of the web retailer’s on-campus locations, the company is taking another giant step in disrupting traditional commerce.

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After five long years trapped by contract to an abusive music producer, Kesha returns with an album full of humility, love and integrity.

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Does the show live up to the hype of previous Marvel Netflix series?

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Two days after visiting Holocaust sites in Europe, I couldn’t help but worry as I followed the breaking news about the Charlottesville protests.

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The internet isn’t trying to steal your boyfriend.

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By sending fifteen new songs to Adult Swim, legendary underground rapper MF DOOM has ended his three-year musical hiatus.

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The indie production company made famous by ‘Moonlight’ has become a safe haven for cutting-edge flicks and new-age marketing.

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Despite overwhelming statistical evidence to the contrary, society still treats rape allegations with skepticism. Why?

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Physically following someone has become unnecessary.

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If you’re a young feminist and you want to have the literary knowledge to back it up, these are the books for you.

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Based on the 1954 teleplay ‘Twelve Angry Men,’ the feminist reinterpretation asks critical questions about how much race and gender relations have really changed in the last half-century.

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The influential, spiritual and ultimately suicidal founder of Pro Era will have an album of his unfinished work posthumously released on the five-year anniversary of his death, an event that remains shrouded in mystery to this day.

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It’s all fun and games until Trump goes too far.

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The rift between comedians and their audiences is nothing new, but the internet is.

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As awareness of gender identity and its many forms becomes more mainstream, gender-neutral names are becoming more common, a trend that could potentially save millions of lives.

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Reyanne Mustafa and her parter, Kristian Krugman, turn unused food into protein bars, helping to alleviate hunger and change others’ perceptions of what food waste looks (and tastes) like.

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As an intern for the Blue Ridge Parkway, a national park that spans North Carolina and Virginia, the rising junior helps visitors appreciate the rich history of Appalachia.

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In attacking their school’s exercise initiative, the editors of UCLA’s student newspaper unintentionally demonstrate the problems of oversensitivity.

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Given how critical music is to media, the real question is what took so long?

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Last month at Comic-Con, the cable channel revealed the first footage of the soon-to-be-revived ‘Hey Arnold’ and ‘Rocko’s Modern Life,’ and ’90s kids couldn’t be happier.

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A guide to this summer’s rare celestial event, including what it is, when it is, how to safely view it and where to go for the full eclipse experience.

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The hot new health fad, which calls for abstaining from food for long periods and then gorging yourself briefly, is almost brutal in its simplicity.

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The MassArt student and founder of the Green Arts Network brings Boston-area artists together to spur conservation-oriented change.

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When Peter Frates, the former Boston College baseball player who popularized the challenge, filmed himself being doused in ice water, he had no idea the impact the video would have.

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The recent death of Kyara is just the latest reminder that though orcas die at an alarming rate in captivity, SeaWorld has refused to free its remaining twenty-two whales.

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Though the competition is often maligned for promoting stereotypes, the organization has made positive changes in recent years and remains the largest provider of scholarships for women in the U.S.

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A recent NYU study of Donald’s Trump’s tweets has revealed the key trait in almost all viral content.

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College is a time to experience new friendships, and that includes roommates, too.

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This list is to make sure you don’t suffer from the nightmare of preparing to move from your dorm room to your new apartment.

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Some things to remember when your peers throw shade at your major.

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Your day could be a lot different without the thirty-minute snooze at mid-day.

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If you can’t join ‘em, beat with these different ways of having a good time.

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The last week of the semester doesn’t have to be the most stressful one.

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Are any of these on your course schedule this semester?

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Five ways to commit to the writing challenge amid classes and approaching finals.

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Whether it’s a line on a resume or because you’re the next Mother Teresa, here’s how you can do well by doing good.

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The new Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act, if passed, marks a significant step toward leveling the educational playing field for disadvantaged students.

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With sexual violence crimes continuing to rise across the nation, we need to do something to prevent the tragedies striking today’s young women.

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How a budget can make your college life a million times easier.

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And yes, the Louisiana State University student is challenging the status quo.

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UW-Madison student activist Katherine Kerwin has a bone to pick with pro-gun legislation.

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You may be new to the journaling scene, but you are not alone in this adventure.

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These songs can offer an emotional support through every situation.

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It might be one of the most important tests of your life, but it doesn’t have to feel scary.

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If you’re getting sick of living off the Dollar menu, it might be time to take a new approach to saving money.

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Just, like, talk different, you know?

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Be prepared for possibly the hardest writing course of your college career.

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Sometimes, health has nothing to do with whether you should get help.

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It’s much less fun than the popular “broke student” meme, and much more factual.

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For when the going gets tough, but your tough doesn’t want to get going.

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Consider the myth of student-athletes having it easier than other students busted.

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If you’re not one of them, chances are you know someone who is.

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Signs that everyone is getting sick in college and how to avoid them.

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The impact of seasonal affective disorder is real: What can be done about it?

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You probably do some of these without even realizing it.

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The emergence of multicultural Greek life has proved to be a haven for students of color.

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The revisions of Title IX by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos leave many campuses anxious about the future of sexual assault.

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‘Lit’ can also mean getting drunk with happiness.

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Majoring in your hobby may sound like a dream, but it can easily become a nightmare.

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If you’re having a hard time adjusting to college life, a dog as a companion may be a good solution.

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The pros and cons of purchasing your caffeine fix from various coffee shops.

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Every minute counts, so don’t spend ten of them looking for your syllabus.

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Having a chronic illness in high school can be difficult, but surviving college with one can be harder.

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Bows-N-Ties recently unveiled their Greek tie collection, a line of over eighty ties and bow ties perfect for representing your fraternity and looking sharp at the same time.

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None of them involve your academic advisors being at all helpful.

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If you’ve ever gotten lost on campus as a senior, this list will help you feel less alone.

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If I had known what I was giving up when I chose to stay in Georgia, choosing a college would have been ten times easier.

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It may have taken me by surprise, but joining Phi Sigma Pi was the best decision I’ve made in college so far.

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Going forward, schools need to better execute sexual harassment investigations as well as investigate as independently and thoroughly as possible.

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Feeling emotionally naked and afraid in a new place? These tips will help you survive and break into a new culture with ease.

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Here’s how to stay up late to tackle that project/paper/test tomorrow with as little pain as possible

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Even regular colleges have their benefits for art students, but art schools also have plenty to offer.

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Choosing the right dog breed can be difficult, especially when you live in student housing.

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The truths of them have been debunked.

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If you have time between classes and are in the mood for something life-changing, give one of these videos a try.

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With the real world looming and the pressure of finding a job increasing daily, here are three ways to cope.

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When you delegate the writing of a large paper to a professional, you can focus more on the work’s intellectual content.

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Transitioning from college to the real world can be difficult. Here’s what to expect after taking your turn to walk across that stage.

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Use these resources to your advantage before you graduate; it will prove to be beneficial in the long run.

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Waiting to rush later on in your college career can prove to be easier and more fun.

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Your parents won’t be going to college with you, therefore it’s time to learn how to survive on your own.

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From lizards and snakes to millipedes and fish, a guide to the best animals for college students living in dorms, small apartments or shared living arrangements.

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There are some advantages of going to a smaller university and experiencing football season.

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Also known as ten classes more exciting than your standard Theatre Survey course.

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In the delicate balance between taste and convenience, these are the perfect recipes for students low on money, kitchen space and cooking acumen.

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Should you stay or should you go?

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Because, unfortunately, it’s still mildly unacceptable to wear sweats all day every day.

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If you want to become a good writer and fast, then this article is for you.

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End the stress over how, where and when to study. Your sign has all the answers.

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How much are you willing to pay for that A?

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These uncommon locations could change the way you spend your study time.

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Remember when you gave a crap?

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Step one: drop out and don’t write it.

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Going out doesn’t always have to be about getting sloppy and drunk.

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A warm bed in the peace and quiet rivals a wild Friday night.

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Both sides of the argument make valid points.

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Here’s how to do an all-nighter the right way so you won’t have to dig yourself out of a deep, sleep-deprived hole.

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to pack up your life and head off to school, use these tips to help your move-in day go smoothly.

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Things you should know and things you will need when upgrading to an apartment.

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Don’t let moving into your dorm be an added stress to going to college.

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Consider my experience before buying into the stigma that commonly surrounds two-year institutions.

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Smells like team spirit!

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An examination on how much you can actually trust the system and what improvements can be made.

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Then, sit back and watch everything start falling into place.

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The proof is undeniable.

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For students thinking of pursuing a graduate degree, some important factors are often overlooked.

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Consider your physical and mental health before overloading your schedule with after school activities.

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This class is all the rage in socioeconomics these days.

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As DeVos and the Trump administration reexamine the threshold of evidence needed to prove sexual assault, their critics point to the statistics surrounding false allegations.

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In the search for the perfect book bag and first-day outfit, these important items are often overlooked. Here’s your friendly reminder.

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Moving into college is notoriously chaotic, but these strategies can help you master the mayhem.

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Everyone needs a break from the daily grind, and college may be your best opportunity to get a hobby before you get a job.

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Add simplicity and bliss by living the hygge life.

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Newsboy caps and budget meetings aside, it’s a pretty fun place to work.

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Jumping back into intense study sessions can be difficult, but these chill tunes will make it a little more enjoyable.

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Because walking to the mini-fridge and back doesn’t really add up like you were hoping it would.

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These smaller programs can do a lot to round you out as a student.

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Ask yourself these five questions to help you go from undecided to declared.

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You cram during school for tests, why not cram in some work experience over the summer?

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Not everyone will understand.

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If you’re trying to live a heathy lifestyle but your sweet tooth tends to get the best of you, try these delicious low-calorie snacks instead.

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You’re going to want to write these down.

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For the uninitiated, here’s a taste of the weird micro-communities that are Christian colleges. And for the initiated—can I get an amen?

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For starters, you don’t dread it anymore.

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Decorating hacks that will help you make your dorm feel like home, without breaking any rules or incurring any fines.

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Think you have what it takes to be a software developer? Before enrolling in a master’s program, make sure you have these six qualities.

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Let the spending of money begin.

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Even as college becomes more expensive than ever, having your bachelor’s degree is becoming more of an expectation than ever.

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In attacking their school’s exercise initiative, the editors of UCLA’s student newspaper unintentionally demonstrate the problems of oversensitivity.

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If you want to try your hand at remote work, consider tutoring, editing or transcribing for a simple, lucrative part-time job.

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Which also means you can’t forget your backpack!

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From air-freshening bamboo palms to multipurpose aloe vera, these are the most low-maintenance, student-friendly plants you can get.

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Going abroad is fun, but remember to plan for the unexpected, especially when it comes to staying in a stranger’s home.

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Because there’s no way you do it alone.

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Don’t let FOMO decide your fate.

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No, you’re not seeing double.