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The College Dorm Room - Four bedrooms, five baths, a full kitchen and huge living room, this used to be what I called home. Eighteen years later however, home has become a twelve by ten foot college dorm room. What was once a huge house has become a one bedroom dorm which also doubles as a living room and kitchen area. In comparing these two homes there is more then meets the eye. Obviously living conditions change, however with careful preparation you can still keep that “home” feeling. One of the most obvious differences of living in a college dorm room is being away from your parents and out on your own....   [tags: College] 1826 words
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My College Career Choices - You go three years of high school preparing for college and at the same time having fun. Until you are in your senior year of high school that’s when you realize and start asking your self what college do I want to go to. Or what college career I want to pursue. That’s when you notice you have but so little time to answer these questions. Me I’m in my last year of high school and I though I already knew what career I wanted to pursue, but its now that I notice that not even I know what I’m going to do with my life....   [tags: college, ] 455 words
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The Price of College - Is it fair to charge one customer a higher price for the same product because they have more money. Most people would say no, just because they earn more money doesn’t mean they should have to spend it. This is one of the reasons why it’s not right to consider basing college tuition prices on income. Determining how much a student pays for college based on income could give everyone an equal opportunity to go. However, it would create budget issues, unfair pricing and a lack of student motivation....   [tags: higher learning, college Education]
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Candidates for College - I’ve been greatly attracted to the idea of attending Denison College ever since I went to the College Fair in Aspen, CO last October and talked to your representatives there. A close friend of mine and her mother also visited Denison last spring and spoke highly of the exquisite beauty of the campus which sits on top of a ridge surrounded by many other hills, a different but appealing kind of terrain for me. They enjoyed the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and students whom they encountered and the smallness of the classes they attended....   [tags: college, candidates,] 419 words
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The Value of College - The idea of a college education is the standard path for a student after high school, but differences in opinion would question its value. Parents constantly remind their children about the importance of college, and how it can lead them to have a successful future. Millions of students attend college whether it be at a community or a university, with the goal of pursuing a degree that only college has to offer. The amount of successful graduates, affordable tuition fees, and long-term benefits help make college valuable....   [tags: college education, students, parents teachers]
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Selecting a College - The act of determining the college that one would apply to is a very important decision. This decision is crucial because it is accompanied by the risk of taking such a tremendous step, the healthy fears of becoming a more independent individual, and the courage to take that step regardless of the difficulties and hardships that may stand before you. The simple fact of life is that there is more to getting accepted into a college than just applying. Your performance in high school, paying for tuition, and SAT and ACT scores are very important factors as well....   [tags: College Research Essay]
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College and Tuition: Is it worth It? - Its sad the amount of students not going to collage based on tuition in the United States. Anymore, 47% of junior high and high school student’s parents feel they can't afford college for their kids anymore with the cost of tuition and it still increasing. I feel college tuition is way too high in the United States for most families in today's economy. Over half of the students going into college show some concern with how to pay for college. The amount of college graduate debt is rapidly increasing....   [tags: college tuition, financial aid, college debt]
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The Electoral College - I choose to agree with the Electoral College. I don’t want a direct popular election because I want the smaller states to still have a voice, but, if America switches to direct popular election, the way things are, might just go worse. There are some good reasons for a direct popular election, and there are not good reasons for one too. I like the Electoral College a lot, and I would like the voting system to keep it that way. However, our founding fathers created the Electoral College, being the geniuses they are, created a good way to elect a president that would not cause chaos or havoc in the country....   [tags: Electoral College, USA,] 775 words
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How the College Bubble Will Pop - "Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today" (Richardson 382). One of the most amazing things people have dreamt to obtain is the “American Dream”. It is so profound in all the things it can symbolize. It is freedom, justice, but most of all, it is a hope for a better way of life. The immigrants who made the long and dangerous voyage to America wanted their children to have experiences that they never got to experience, one of those things being to have an education....   [tags: college cost, education demand, college bubble]
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College Costs Are Out Of Control - People with college degrees are paid 80% more than people with only a high school education. When the college degree is from a more prestigious school, that percentage increases even further (McArdle). Even President Barack Obama acknowledged this in a 2012 speech, saying that “The incomes of folks with a college degree are twice as high as those who don't have a high-school diploma” (Lemann). While a college education is a good investment for the long run, the cost of college is not a positive....   [tags: College Tuition is Too High]
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College Athletes Deserve to Be Paid - College athletes should be paid. College athletes are often considered to be some of the luckiest students in the world. Most of them receiving all inclusive scholarships that cover all the costs of their education. They are also in a position to make a reputation for themselves in the sporting world preparing them for the next step. The ongoing debate whether student athletes should be paid has been going on for years. These athletes bring in millions of dollars for their respective schools and receive zero in return....   [tags: Payig College Athletes]
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Time Out For The Electoral College - Time Out for the Electoral College American citizens are naïve of the function of the Electoral College because they believe in error that they directly elect the President and Vice President when in fact the “Electors” representing the candidates cast the Electoral College votes. The Electoral College Two hundred years ago, the Framers of the Constitution outlined the Electoral College when they disagreed on who should elect the president, and disagreed on the role of the people, the congress, and the states in the political process....   [tags: Elections Electoral College Government] 1759 words
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The Decision: Finding the Right College - A student sifts through stacks of once enticing, but now monotonous mail. They all seem to have the same message, pleading with the student to consider attending their school. The letters outline details about certain features the school has that may make them stand out among the crowd. Most of the schools are ones that the student has never even heard of. The student, tired of looking through these boring letters, decides to go online and look at some of the colleges that caught their eye. A student and his parents sit across from each other at the dining room table....   [tags: Informative, College Life] 2089 words
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Is Shortening the Length of College the Answer? - With most of the world economy trying to recover from the reeling affect of the global recession over the past two years, a new education concept seems to be emerging. In recent times, authors like Jennifer Epstein and Lamar Alexander have posted articles on websites, such as USAToday.com and Newsweek.com explaining how giving newer opportunities to students to finish their four year bachelor’s degree within three years will prove extremely beneficial. While both the authors sport similar sentiments, we will take into consideration those as projected by Jennifer Epstein....   [tags: Education College University]
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Why College Football Needs A Playoff - Since its inception in 1998, the Football Bowl Subdivision , or FBS has used the Bowl Championship Series, or BCS to determine its champion, and subsequently eliminate the quandary of having dual champions. This system however has been the subject of considerable controversy. The debate is over whether the FBS should scrap their current format in favor of a playoff. Considering they are one of few leagues, college or pro, that does not have an end-of-year tournament to determine their champion. The FBS needs a playoff because it would allow all one hundred twenty teams on college football’s highest level a realistic opportunity to compete for a championship....   [tags: College Athletics]
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Will Americans Help Pay for College? - Imagine a brilliant high school child named Michael who has a high GPA and is enrolled in the honors and AP curriculum; he precipitates in multitudes of extracurricular activities including sports and clubs. He gets accepted to many schools and received many scholarships. However, even with financial aid, he and his family are economically deprived and therefore incapable in funding a college education. This scenario is not an imagination but a common event in modern day America. Fifty percent of eighteen to twenty-five year old adults who did not attend a higher education institution experienced a similar situation (Why)....   [tags: Education, College, Scholarships]
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Economics of College - As we grow up, everyone asks us what we want to be when we grow up. Once we get a little older, they ask where we want to go to college. They ask every question imaginable, except how we are going handle the financial responsibility. The decision to attend college quite often results in major student debt. This debt often influences a person’s decisions on where to attend college or if they are able to attend college. With attending college there ensues a large financial burden, but it is difficult to find a job without a degree....   [tags: Finances, College Tuition, Americans, Education]
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Why College Should be Cheaper - College is one of the most fundamental institutions in our modern world. It is a place where most of our future politicians, doctors, scientists, and leaders are made. Though, it seems that the price tag that comes with a college education is something that is too hefty for some students. Countless debates go on about whether the price of college should be abolished or whether the cost still is on the students to pay for. There is no doubt that college is expensive, price tags for some universities go over a quarter of a million for just a bachelors degree....   [tags: College, Universities, Tuition]
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A College Education at Any Price - “An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.” I quote the French novelist and philosopher Anatole France. Education is the absolute key to success in life, yet education is one of the most costly expenditure in America. According to tentative California Budget Schedule, $22.5 billion fund is allocated to higher education. There are 112 community colleges in California and 90% of their students received financial aid....   [tags: Education Costs, College, University] 1010 words
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Dine College: A Personal Plea - I am writing this letter to plead the case of one of Arizona’s most prized institutions—Dine College. Knowing that you are a strong advocate for education, and in observance of your determination to be the leading state in school choice (whether it is public, private or charter), I strongly want to urge you against closing down Dine College. Not only will the closure be a huge mistake in depriving many Arizona Natives an extraordinary education, it will be a terrible economic decision as well. I am quite familiar with your fiscal policy, and I had the privilege to hear you speak on the five billion dollar deficit in Arizona in 2010....   [tags: Natives, Navajo, Native College] 1222 words
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Violence and Corruption in College Athletics - When we talk about violence in athletics, we are referring to any form of physical act that is committed by or against the athletes at the time of athletic events. These acts go against the regulations of the athletics bodies that govern the sport. Such acts of violence in athletics involve both deliberate schemes to injure fellow athletes and actual harm or threats directed towards the athletes by the spectators. The act of engaging in violence by some athletes is an attempt to intimidate or injure the opponents....   [tags: College Athletics Essays]
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College Athletes Should Be Paid - A question that has been rising to the surface lately is “should college athletes be paid a salary?” One cannot get on the internet now a day and not see some kind of college sport headline. The world of college sports has been changed greatly the past decade due to college athletes. These athletes make insurmountable amounts of money and an unbelievable amount of recognition for the universities. The athletes that provide and make a ton of revenue for the colleges also spend a huge amount of their time practicing and staying committed to sports, and have to maintain good grades in school which requires quite a bit of overtime....   [tags: sports, college athletes]
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Is College Worth the Expense? - Throughout the years, America has always debated whether education is needed- if it helps people succeed or not. The argument in the past was always over high school education, which is now mandatory. That decision has helped the US rise economically and industrially. Today, the US is in the middle of the same debate- this time, over college. Some, like David Leonhardt, a columnist for the business section of The New York Times, think a college education creates success in any job. Others, such as Christopher Beha, an author and assistant editor of Harper’s Magazine, believe that some college “education” (like that of for-profit schools) is a waste of time, and can even be harmful to student...   [tags: education, college pays off]
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Is College A Lousy Investment? - The debate on whether or not students should attend college after achieving a high school degree is one that many would like to consider two-sided; Debra Humphreys says that “going to college is clearly better than not going,” but Claire Potter mentions the opposite side, quoting an unnamed professor who says that “the vast majority of people who end up in our community college system don’t belong in college at all.” I would argue that the issue is not two-sided, and that there are more complexities to the issue than are always printed in media; to say that all college students should go to college or that all should not attempt to place a variety of different cases into a single group....   [tags: Alternatives to College Education]
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The Health of College Students - Rob Geis, a current college student, explains, “A student is not at fault for unwanted weight gain. It is the college meal plans that cause the gain in weight. Many colleges require incoming freshmen to be on a meal plan” (Geis). Parents like the meal plans because they know their child is getting meals every day, but the plan does have its downsides. Geis believes that many students do not eat three meals every day. “If we don’t eat every meal we are given, we are wasting our money which was used to buy the meal plan....   [tags: college meal plans]
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Should College Athletes be Paid? - One of the most debated topics in the world of sports today is whether or not college athletes should be paid to play. The over $800M income of the NCAA is a very large number. A quick and uneducated response to a number this large prompts people to feel there should be enough to spread around; particularly to the athletes that people are paying to see. Proponents of the pay for play viewpoint feel that the efforts exerted by college athletes while competing warrants a respectable salary. Opponents typically are of the opinion that athlete scholarships with allowances for food and lodging supply more than enough compensation....   [tags: NCAA, college tuition, scholarships]
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The Problems With College-Entrance Testing - One of the most stressful experiences for a high school senior is the search for the college. So once these senior students finally develop a plan, why is it that they may not be able to achieve what they desire. Colleges and universities today are becoming more and more competitive, sometimes to the point of exclusive. With that it is fair to say that entrance to certain schools may be more difficult and extensive than the others based on popularity and demand. When this happens, colleges are looking for the best of the best in academics, the student who will represent and be the best for their institution....   [tags: Standardized Tests in College Admissions]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - Cameron Newton was a coveted recruit coming out of Georgia’s Westlake High School in 2007. Upon signing with the University of Florida, he earned a back-up spot behind Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. After being arrested on felony charges, Newton dropped out of Florida and enrolled at Blinn Junior College in Texas. Newton led his team to the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship, after which he was the only 5-star recruit for the 2010 season, as stated on rivals.com. His top two choices for college: Mississippi State University and Auburn University....   [tags: Paying College Athletes]
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Long Distance Relationships in College - “Long-distance relationships in college.” Does that sound frightening, or does it sound like a poorly stated joke. Many people believe that long distance relationships are the sole thing that you do not get yourself into when going off to college. You choose your university, you choose your sorority or fraternity, you choose your classes, and you chose your major, but whatever you do you should never choose to be in a long-distance relationship when pursuing higher education. For many newly dubbed “adults,” college life entails a world full of partying, studying, hooking up, and experimenting (whatever that may entail)....   [tags: couples, college life, relationship]
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College Athletes Should Be Paid - Should college athletes receive pay for what they do. You’ve probably seen this pop-up a million times, and thought about it. You’ve probably figured why should they. Aren’t they already receiving benefits from a full-ride scholarship. But then an athlete will get caught up in a scandal like Johnny Manziel, where he signed footballs for money.. then you think well why shouldn’t he receive that money. And you then contradict yourself. But shouldn’t they receive money from outside sources, and then the benefits from the school....   [tags: Sports, college athletes]
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The NCAA and College Athlete - Imagine a business that brings in $60 million each year ,and the people fueling that industry receive none of the revenue(Wieberg). These same people work 40 hours in their sport every week, these “people” are college athletes. The NCAA, the governing body for major college sports, is the industry doing this to college athletes(Edelman). This is an issue of exploitation and control by large institutions over primarily poor people, the NCAA is guiding them in directions to make money for everybody while doing everything possible to keep the players out of the money....   [tags: payment, profit, college, sports]
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Unfairness in the Electoral College - If you think on the Election Day, you just voted for US president, than you are mistaken, just like millions of Americans who hope their votes would pick next president. When voting for President, we actually vote for state electors who hold Electoral votes. Electoral votes are the votes that decide victory of candidate in election. This Electoral College System has limited democracy to people in major three ways. Electoral college holds an ability to alter result of Election over popular votes, discriminates candidates to campaign in certain states not others, and creates high voter turnouts....   [tags: Electoral College, USA, ] 798 words
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College Costs and Debt - From the beginning of an education in preschool, to the time of graduation 14 years later, everything learned, interpreted, analyzed, understood, or even misunderstood has its effect in the future. The question is always “what do you want to be when you grow up?” As you age, the career dreams develop into a more mature answer. No matter how anyone is raised, there is always someone pushing at least one other person to go to college. Then, that silly career question is turned around on them, “how exactly do you expect me to afford college?” Roughly, about $809.6 billion is spent on college in the United States each year....   [tags: College, Education, Tuition]
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College Sports and Money - College athletes should not be paid and the reasoning for that opinion is that college athletes attend school to get a degree not to become rich and famous afterwards. A majority of college athletes are attending school with all expenses paid so there is no reason for them to be receiving money from outside sources. If college athletes were to be paid for playing their specific sport then a lot of them would not try as hard as they do now because they don’t have to worry about making it to the pros, they would just settle for what they receive now....   [tags: college athletes, talents, payment]
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Cost of College Controversy - One of the major pieces to becoming a successful business man/woman is receiving a college education. A college degree is viewed as a necessity and is slowly becoming an unreachable goal for some people. Most believe that the cost of college has been rising and continues to rise, and that the rate of increase is outpacing that of other costs (NAICU). As the cost of college rises, families have to change their way of life to be fortunate enough to send their children to college. Along with changing how families’ live, many other problems are produced in various ways....   [tags: higher Education, college]
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Safety on College Campuses - Safety is a tremendous issue on college campuses, and additional procedures need to be taken to prevent crimes from happening. When walking onto a college campus as a young adult, people get a rush of the unknown. The unknown could be going to college parties and late night study groups. College should be like any high school or elementary school and have better security measures to protect their students. The reasons we need these extra steps are to prevent violence, give students a sense of security, and monitor visitors on campus....   [tags: Safety, College Campuses, ] 514 words
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Getting into College and Taking the ACT - Until this past spring I hadn't thought much about what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go for college. One day in the spring the junior class had a meeting in the auditorium about taking our ACT test and college plans. After that meeting I realized I needed a change, getting into college wasn't going to be a breeze, kind of how I had treated high school. Although I always considered myself to be fairly smart, I never had put much effort into school, but after seeing the facts and requirements to get into schools, and especially after hearing Ms....   [tags: Standardized Testing, College Admission Test] 799 words
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Possible Difficulties In College - The results of going to college the very first time vary with different people. Some people will be frightened by the way of life change, and the transition from living with family to being by their selves. On the other hand some people will be ready to move on, and to proceed with their future, and will jump at the moment to take another class that will better themselves. College will provide difficulties around every corner but will also provide the opportunities to go around those difficulties to succeed....   [tags: college Education, higher learning] 537 words
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Is College the Right Choice? - Students in their last year of high school are going through so much, things such as prom and graduation. The most important thing on their mind is deciding on what they will do after they graduate high school. Some students either go to a four year college or attend a community college or just go straight into the work force. The decision to go to college is a life changing decisions that brings many benefits, getting that dream job is the most important. The article I chose was the essay written by Marty Nemko, “We send too many students to college”....   [tags: college students, higher education, jobs]
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Procrastination and College Students - College students have to balance work, family, and college activists and any delaying behavior from within can cause an unbalance. This behavior is called procrastinating and it can lead to problems in many areas of a student’s life. College students are the worst hit by this type of behavior because they have many different activities to focus on instead of studying. These activities can cause students to study when they have time which often is usually too short amount of time. There is a time and place to relax and enjoy life, but if students focus on playing around instead of getting their assignments done, college life will be stressful....   [tags: education, college students]
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Architecture and College Choices - There are many colleges in the United States but not all of them have good programs in architecture. The colleges that I plan on going to would be Northeastern University, Academy of Art University, and Georgia Tech. I have used many different places to get my information on architecture and these colleges such as books over architecture, the schools main pages, InfOhio, Ebsco database, and many other sources. Architecture has always been an interest of mine, when I was younger I would always draw up little blueprints for the house I wanted to live in and I don’t know what exactly got me into it but I want to do something that I will enjoy doing in the future, and architecture was a good c...   [tags: College Research Essay]
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College Sports: Work or Opportunity? - In a recent interview, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was asked for his opinion on the highly debated topic of college athletes being paid for participating on their school’s competitive sports teams. Boeheim, who just last season proudly coached his team to the Final Four for the fourth time, bluntly stated that paying college athletes was “really the most idiotic suggestion of all time… [he] believe[s] they are getting a tremendous opportunity” (The Associated Press). Not only are these college athletes receiving an abundant amount of opportunities by being selected to play on their school’s teams, they are also already receiving scholarships, the payments would not be fair to all...   [tags: college athletes, ncaa, athletic scholarships]
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Athletic Privileges in College Programs - Current student athletes at colleges get treated like they are part of the royal family. A majority, if not all, of their schooling is paid for, they have their own academic centers to work in that are provided with tutors if needed, better housing units, and the list can go on and on. Many would say that this is acceptable, that they worked hard to play for a college team; however, several are against it. Athletes should be given more privileges than the average college student, but not as many are received....   [tags: student athletes, college athletics, sports] 1031 words
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The Targeting Rule in College Football - The targeting rule in college football could be the “most significant rule” change ever made in the game (Matter). According to Greg Johnson of the NCAA, the rule was passed by the Football Rules Committee of the NCAA in February of 2013 to be implemented with the 2013 fall football season and is consistent with the committees’ continued attempt to address player safety. The new rule now places a tougher penalty on the defensive player for dangerous contact with the offensive player, notably direct helmet-to-helmet hits, or hits aimed above the shoulders of the offensive player....   [tags: Reducing Head Injuries in College Football]
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Pros and Cons of Alcohol Consumption in College - According to a study done by the University of Michigan, binge drinking affects approximately forty percent of college students and there are many causes and effects as to why binge drinking is so prominent in the college life. Drinking can be detrimental, especially when you're in a college setting, but drinking can also have its benefits as well. Drinking can fuel fun activities, bring creativity to the table, and allow a chance to relieve the stress of classes. Depending on how much alcohol is consumed, and in what time period it is being consumed, drinking can cause the following problems: slurred speech, drowsiness, vomiting, upset stomach, headaches, breathing difficulties, distorted v...   [tags: Binge Drinking, College Students, College Life]
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Should College Athletes get Paid? - Most weekends during the year, many people support their hometown college sports’ teams, cheering them on until their voices are gone. Fans support their favorite college team no matter what the decision to be made is; whether it is a bad call made by a coach, the first loss of a season, there will always be some kind of encouragement and uplift behind the decision. However, it seems like fans support their college teams until they get asked one question: Should college athletes get paid. College athletes are not getting paid which is a problem to consider, and the general public as well as universities do have the funds to make that possible....   [tags: fans support, college teams, college athletes] 963 words
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Analysis of Iceland's Electoral College - Iceland is a Nordic island state located in the Atlantic Ocean. Population of 315,281 and area of 103.000 square kilometers makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Although highly integrated in the European market and the Schengen Area, Iceland is not a member of EU and currently has suspended negotiations that began in 2010, until the government can hold a referendum on the question whether or not to continue negotiations. (Pop 2013) Iceland is a parliamentary representative democratic republic, where the Prime Minister is the head of the government....   [tags: iceland, political systems, electoral college]
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The Necessity of College Degrees in Today's Job Market - You’re 50 years old, sitting at the bar with your best friend of over 30 years, talking about the good ole days, reminiscing about your first love and how you looked forward to that first day of work at the job you thought you would have for the rest of your life. Suddenly you find out that your best friend just lost his job of thirty five years to a “snot nose kid” who just graduated college with a bachelor degree in engineering. Not even a generation ago, most parents thought that college was a waste of time and money....   [tags: college education] 801 words
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College Women Stop Getting Drunk and College Men Stop Drinking - Sexual assault encompasses the criminal act of rape; however it seems as if many relative cases spawn from various alcohol encounters. In Emily Yoffe’s article “College Women Stop Getting Drunk,” she links both victim and perpetrator to alcohol. How can this cause be changed. Performing rape accidentally, or knowingly I do agree with Yoffe’s statement “Let’s be totally clear: Perpetrators are the ones responsible for committing their crimes.” In Yoffe’s article she covers both the perpetrator as well as the victim, though spending more time on the latter....   [tags: College Rape, Date Rape]
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My First Day at College and the Friends I met - My first day at college had a great meaning to me. It was the beginning of my dream to go to college and to pursue a higher education.I had so many emotions running trough me , it was the first time being in this level and the first time paying for education myself. I always wanted to be a college student, a serious student who would decide what to be in her life. The first day at Truman College was on August 25th, 2005. The first year of my freshman year and Fall semester. That day I had so many things on my mind, from what I was going to wear to figure out where the class number and the floor it would be located at....   [tags: college, ESL,] 937 words
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