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5 Things All College Students Should Do This St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day may be an official holiday in Ireland, parts of Canada, and on the island of Montserrat, AKA “the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean,” but it’s also the unofficial holiday of college students everywhere. For starters, it’s a great reason to throw a party, but cities -- and universities in those cities -- around the world also make it easy to celebrate thanks to fun traditions of their own, including everything from phenomenal parades to green-dyed rivers.

Still in need of some Irish-themed inspiration? Here are ways to get in on “the wearing of the green” this  March 17th.


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Flexible Jobs with Big Potential
March 14, 2017
In an online, global world, job flexibility is becoming more of a requirement than a luxury for employees just starting out.  If you have an internet connection, you can work, at least part of the time, from home, or anyplace else that’s not the office.  You can choose when you work,...

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Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Roommate
March 10, 2017
While awful roommates make for great movie material, they’re far less entertaining in real life. The truth is that ending up with an awful roommate can be detrimental to your university experience. However, there is a bright side: If you find yourself in need of a flatmate, there are some simp...

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What is FemTech and Why Should You Care?
March 7, 2017
We’ve covered the role edtech is playing in shaping the future of academia and students.  We’ve addressed how fintech is transforming the business world while opening up extraordinary new career opportunities.  An equally -- if not more important -- entrant in the rising -tech ...

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If You Liked 1984, Then You’ll Love These 7 Books
March 2, 2017
Today is World Book Day, and we’re celebrating by playing tribute to George Orwell’s 1984 with a list of other influential dystopian novels. If you’re looking for more like Orwell’s classic tale of Winston Smith, an everyman from the totalitarian state of Oceania One who spen...

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Student Unions: To Join or Not to Join?
February 28, 2017
Among the benefits university life has to offer, a student union may be—or may not be—one of them.  They serve as governing bodies and hubs of social life.  They can also serve to represent—or impede—your rights as a student.  So: should you join one?  Rea...

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Six Works of Art Fine Arts Students Should Know
February 21, 2017
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.  Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam. Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory. Grant Wo...

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dual Nationality
February 14, 2017
Dual citizenship can have many benefits, but as recent political events have shown holding the passports of two different countries can also have some drawbacks. Whether you were born a dual national or are considering adopting a second nationality, it’s important to consider whether the pros ...

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7 Can’t-Miss Finnish Movies for the Centennial and Beyond
February 7, 2017
Did you know that Finland became an independent state in December of 1917? And while there is an abundance of wonderful things to showcase about this hidden gem nestled at the northern tip of Europe during its centennial celebration, we’re zooming in on the country’s rich and vibrant fil...

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To Work or Not to Work: The Pros and Cons of Getting a Job in School
January 31, 2017
Thinking about adding a job to the mix of classes, studying, papers, on-campus activities, and network building?  There are some clear benefits of working during school—and some clear drawbacks.  Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of getting a job in school.

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August 17, 2018

Think waiting four years to get your degree is a long time? It’s a mere fraction of the 76 years John Philip Trower waited between completing his de...


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August 15, 2018

Want to buy a house? New research suggests that you may want to get your degree first. Let's take a closer look at a recent study that finds a direct ...


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August 9, 2018

Canadians recently observed Indigenous Peoples Day, which celebrates the unique heritage, culture, and achievements of the country’s Aboriginal peop...