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How Teaching the Fine Arts in School Benefits Students

There has long been an ongoing debate about the validity of fine arts education within schools. Some think that they are frivolous in comparison to the Common Core and STEM-focused subjects, others argue the fine arts are intrinsically valuable to both education and life. The fact of the matter—and yes, we can indeed say fact …
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Fun Facts about Colleges in America!

I’m the type of person that loves to learn new things, and when it comes to weird facts, you can consider me obsessed. Here are some fun facts about colleges, colleges histories, and college graduates in the United States you probably didn’t know: Fun Facts About Colleges! The name “Alumni” comes from the Latin “Alumnus” which …
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Introducing Roxie the College Raptor!

She is the icon and mascot of College Raptor. But, few know much about this little velociraptor beyond her striking image of a dinosaur wearing a graduation cap and sunglasses. Introducing Roxie the Raptor! She’s a clever girl who spends her time hunting down the best college matches for the users of our site. She …
Famous Olympians: Lolo Jones
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Where 6 Famous Olympians Went to College!

With the 2016 Olympics going on, you might have been hearing that some of the younger competitors are still in school. Lily King, for example, currently swims for Indiana University. Many famous Olympians have gone through–and graduated from– collegiate sport programs. Here is a list of five American athletes that have competed after graduating college. …
Technology in the classroom
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The Use of Technology in the Classroom

Students graduating high school and heading to college are a part of the millennial generation. They grew up with evolving technology. It is often a necessity over privilege. In years past, college students went to the school library to wait their turn at the typewriter. Then it was the desktop that took forever loading each …
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Wesleyan Offers 4 Year Full-Ride Scholarship via the new Hamilton Prize!

Hamilton: An American Musical is the latest hit Broadway show sweeping the nation. It received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations, and an impressive 11 Tony wins–including: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, and both Best Actor and Best Actress. The contemporary hip-hop and rap musical is about the life of …
Sustainable food on college campuses
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Food Sustainability on College Campuses

If you’re planning on attending college or are currently enrolled, you will probably also eat at a dining hall. A dining hall is run by the college or university and is intended to provide nutritious, convenient food for its students. While some may deem dining halls “awesome” by the number of flavors of soft-serve ice …