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  • FemmeHacks
    FemmeHacks Female Coding Hackathon Recap
    On Friday, February 27, 2015, female students from Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Rutgers University, and Bryn Mawr College gathered together to compete in the FemmeHacks Hackathon. 125 total women expressed...
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    4 Paths to a Naval Officer
    There are four common ways to become a Naval Officer:USNA–many posts on this blog deal with that approachNROTC–you must receive an NROTC scholarship, be accepted into a college or University that has an NROTC program, graduate and be...
  • Spring break 2015: Top 5 things to do on Oahu
    Spring break 2015: Top 5 things to do on Oahu
    If a Spring Break vacation is your first adventure on the island of Oahu, what a great time to enjoy some fun in the sun and take in some of the best local attractions. The Top 5 things to do on Oahu won't take too much navigating to enjoy. It...
  • Jerusalem U releases a film about growing anti-semitism on college campuses
    Jerusalem U releases a film about growing anti-semitism on college campuses
    “Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus” is a new half-hour documentary by Rabbi Raphael Shore, founder and CEO of Jerusalem U (JU). On Feb. 25, 2015 Examiner Dorri Olds landed an exclusive interview with Shore...
  • Young ambition: Unique gifts of Sarah Johnson
    Young ambition: Unique gifts of Sarah Johnson
    You never start out good at anything; it takes time to experience your pathway which promotes your passion and skills. But many have a special calling early on to dramatically serve in different locales and cultures as well as explore a range of...
  • ASVAB or USNA
    ASVAB or USNA? How will you get into the Navy?
    If you’re graduating from high school and you don’t want to join the military via a Service Academy, you can enlist. To do that, you must take the ASVAB– the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). It’s multiple...
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    Tech Savvy Writing in College - How to Do It Right?
    It is easy to be tech savvy today with Internet access, new gadgets and software which aims to make your life easier. However, when it comes to education not all the students are tech savvy enough. You still use pen and paper, textbooks and Word...
  • 5 Winning secrets from a college scholarship judge
    5 Winning secrets from a college scholarship judge
    College scholarship seekers should always be looking for ways to improve their applications to help them get noticed and chosen by the scholarship judges. What better way to learn how to do this than by speaking directly to a college scholarship...
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    Colleges of the 2015 Academy Award nominees for acting
    While a college education is not a requirement to be an actor, many of the acting nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were college students. Some studied drama or theatre, but others had more traditional majors. Some attended for only a...
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    Student Travel to College Can be a Bad Trip
    At this time of year, hundreds of students will travel to college campuses to check out the programs and housing, searching for the right program and situation. But what is a student expected to do when they are turned away at the pre-paid hotel...
  • How to begin preparing for college (while waiting for that acceptance letter)
    How to begin preparing for college (while waiting for that acceptance letter)
    High school seniors are all too familiar with that early-spring feeling of sitting and waiting anxiously for that coveted college acceptance letter to arrive. If this describes you, know that sometimes the best thing you can do is turn this...
  • Mike Ianconelli and the Zen of  bass fishing tournaments
    Mike Ianconelli and the Zen of bass fishing tournaments
    “You got to become the fish.There are no coincidences in fishing moments.” says Bassmaster Elite pro angler Mike Ianconelli.” Let your fishing mind be free and fish in the present in the now only. One fishing moment only leads to...
  • Plebe summer
    January's To Do List for USNA Applicants
    Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list.Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next:First Steps:If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy,...
  • Become a USNA Midshipman
    Become a USNA Midshipman–Part 3
    Who You AreI am an American. I serve in the forces whichguard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command,I will never surrender the members of my command...
  • Who is my parent when filling out the FAFSA?
    Who is my parent for FAFSA purposes?
    All students who are considered dependent must have their parent or legal guardian provide information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, some students might have trouble figuring out who should fill out the FAFSA....