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Is college worth it? During the stressful college app time, the question is natural

Is college worth it? High school seniors up to their eyeballs in college apps, recommendation letters and the stress-filled all-nighters that come with the territory, understandably, may be asking themselves that question every five minutes. Although there has always been some debate about the necessity and worthwh …

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  1. Some things are better left Unseen: New app promotes anonymous sharing

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    With the new app Unseen, college students have anonymity on their side.

    Unseen is available for 40 colleges. This screen shot is from someone at the University of Florida.
  2. Bizarre college essays

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    College essays can be intensely painful, especially if you're writing several in one sitting. (There are only so many unique-sounding ways you can talk about your role model or your greatest achievement.) If you're really stuck laboring away at bland prompts, perhaps you're just applying to the wrong school. …

  3. CHRISTIAN WISE: Motivated, rewarded

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    "In Atlanta at the State Farm Neighborhood Awards, I won the Provost Scholarship for Virginia State, worth $27,000.They recognize people and their businesses that contribute to the growth of the neighborhood. The expo is huge for Atlanta and for the African American community."

    MADDIE SULLIVAN   |   Homeschool
  4. Is college worth it? During the stressful college app time, the question is natural

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    Is college worth it?

    High school seniors up to their eyeballs in college apps, recommendation letters and the stress-filled all-nighters that come with the territory, understandably, may be asking themselves that question every five minutes.

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  5. In campus rape cases, victim often blamed for failure to prosecute

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    TAMPA — Since 2007, only one of 19 rape cases involving students investigated by the University of South Florida police has faced prosecution.

    Georgia Cappleman is the chief assistant state attorney for Tallahassee.
  6. List of the top 20 party, sober schools in the US

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    By CAROLYN THOMPSON

    Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation's top party school.

    FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, the Syracuse student section erupts during an NCAA college football game against Maine in Syracuse, N.Y. The Princeton Review’s annual rankings of campus life issue, released Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, put the Orange at No. 1 on the list of the nation’s top party schools. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File) NYR101
  7. The best school in the nation: Babson (who?)

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    By Kevin Carey

    New York Times

    For a long time, U.S. News & World Report had a monopoly on the college rankings game. Every August, the magazine would announce that, once again, Harvard was America's best college, or Princeton, or, to shake things up, a tie between Harvard and Princeton.

  8. Farragut grad appointed to Naval Academy

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    Admiral Farragut 2014 graduate Fallon Arnold, daughter of Stuart and Valerie Arnold of St. Petersburg, was named as U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young's last Naval Academy nominee. She received the appointment from the academy in June and accepted it over 11 other university acceptances and numerous scholarships. After …

    By Valerie Arnold
Fallon Arnold, daughter of Stuart and Valerie Arnold of St. Petersburg, was nominated as Congressman Bill Young's last Naval Academy Nominee. Congressman David Jolly presented Arnold with the nomination at a recent reception held for the Service Academy Appointees.
Pictured L-R: Congressman David Jolly and Fallon Arnold.
  9. How to get hired with a liberal arts degree

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    It's no secret that the job market can be challenging for recent liberal arts graduates. After all, they don't walk out of school with a job-specific skill set like their friends in accounting or engineering do. But they do have something else employers say they need: "soft skills," such as the ability to communicate …

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  10. Check out examples from the new test replacing the FCAT

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    Forget the FCAT. Think FSA instead.

    Florida's 15-year-old test officially gave way Monday to the Florida Standards Assessment, with the launch of a new website that gives a first look at the state's new accountability exams.

    Macro shot of pencil and "multiple-choice" answer sheet.