Questions to Ask When Making a Final College Decision

By JULIE MAYFIELD, LINDSEY MAYFIELD As one of the rites of spring, high school seniors everywhere are in the process of making a college decision. As the May 1 deadline draws ever closer, a different approach may be necessary to make the final decision.   Asking these six questions may help you to choose a college: JULIE: 1. How will outside scholarships be treated?  Sometimes,

The perfect Christmas by Valorie Delp

  What do you do to make the holidays special in your home? The Christmas season may seem merry with presents under the tree and decorations in the house and yard, but there are many ways to make Christmas special. Take this holiday season and slow down to truly appreciate your friends and loved ones by spending some quality time with

How to Know if You Should Apply to College Early

By MARGARET LOFTUS Connor Cerniglia's application to Bates College looked highly promising. The Annapolis, Md., senior was in the top third of his class at St. Mary's High School, played football and lacrosse, and was active in student government and the environment club. But the likely clincher given the applicant pool the college attracts, his college adviser Dave Gibson says now,

Studying abroad opens your mind

Have you considered studying abroad, but are not sure whether it's worth your time? If you ask anybody who has studied abroad, he or she will most certainly tell you that it is a life-changing experience and one of the most rewarding things he or she has ever done. Perhaps you're not certain what benefits you can reap from an

Can Technology Create Happiness?

By Greg Satell   Aristotle once wrote, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” I think most people would agree.  After all, who wants to be miserable? So it’s strange that happiness is something we pay so little attention to.  When the OECD ranked the US #1 out of 36 countries in terms of

Career-focused master’s courses attract more students

By Liz Lightfoot Once the Cinderella of higher education, tucked between the undergraduate degree and the doctoral theses, the master's degree has come into its own. Over the past decade, the number of people graduating from taught master's courses has risen by 145%, from 69,345 in 2002/03 to 169,564 in 2011/12. Around half are overseas students, sought-after by universities for the higher

New generation of entrepreneurs

By AMY LEVIN-EPSTEIN Much has been made about Generation Y, or "Millennials," being the generation of entrepreneurs. Whether they're not content to sit in offices or failing to find jobs as they leave school, those under 30 are all paving their own path unlike their older counterparts. Right? The reality, it turns out, is not so clear-cut. According to a new study

Does going to university make you feel inadequate?

Does the education system foster insecurity? Ivan Illich, an Austrian philosopher, said schools create inferiority. When I first read this, I thought, how hypocritical of Illich to criticise institutionalised education when he himself studied at universities in Rome and Salzburg. However, I'm now a final-year undergraduate, and experience and further reading have made me sympathetic towards Illich, particularly in relation to higher education. Universities

6th Grader iPhone Application Developer.

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), he began to create and sell his own applications. "My parents, my friends and even the people at the Apple store all supported me," he says, "and Steve Jobs inspired me". Thomas points out

Nola Ochs set to be oldest college graduate

  The record Ochs will break, according to Guinness World Records, belongs to Mozelle Richardson, who at age 90 in 2004 received a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. On Thursday, the Kansas Legislature honored Ochs with praise and standing ovations. Ochs did not plan to break records. She started taking classes at a community college after her husband of 39 years,