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Volume 9, Issue 3

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges for Healthy Campus Living

March is National Nutrition Month, and nothing complements a strong mind more than a healthy body. For students, it’s important to eat well and get plenty of sleep, but sometimes college life isn’t positively associated with healthy living. With common misconceptions about the “freshman fifteen,” stress eating when cramming for finals, and the overall nutritional quality of campus food, students may feel like a healthy lifestyle might be lost on campus. Fortunately, that’s not always the case.

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Self-Studying: What’s the Benefit and How to Do It

With an increasing number of new technologies and an expanding global population, self-studying is on the rise. Education is no longer confined to just the classroom, and some would argue that the classroom model is outdated and does not meet the intellectual needs of individuals in such an interconnected society.

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How to Use Social Media in Your College Search

The college search process can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are many different resources that go into developing a balanced college list, but sometimes the tools that are overlooked are the ones many high school students use every day: social media networks.

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The Value of the Independent Research Paper and The Concord Review

The formal research paper in high schools has been steadily disappearing over the past two decades, and it shows no signs of revival. The accessibility of the Internet, larger high school class sizes, over-worked teachers, and a growing emphasis on alternative forms of research presentation has dwindled the traditional 15-20 page research paper to just a few pages and Power Point presentations.

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