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How many of these do you use daily? Perhaps multiple times a day? What about the ones not mentioned?
Our lifestyles are becoming increasingly dependent upon and integrated with new technology and social media. Young people - like college students - are typically quick adopters when it comes to new gadgets and tech upgrades. Over the last several years, more and more colleges and universities have jumped on the technology bandwagon by integrating handheld devices and newer technology into their curriculum and campus environments. Sure, technological advancements can and often do make things faster, easier and more efficient- but at what cost?
A recent article in Newsweek Magazine explores the effect of technology and the Internet on our social, physical and psychological well-being. It's an interesting read, so check it out and let me know your thoughts.
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If you are a college-bound student who has already received decision letters from the colleges to which you applied, be grateful. You get to experience the relief that comes with finding out whether you got in and excitement of planning your future, while some of your peers must continue to wait.
If you are in that "other" group - the wait-listed or deferred - don't be discouraged. There are still some things you can do to move forward in your college-planning process. Check out this post from The Choice, a college blog of the New York Times, for tips and resources for college applicants in limbo:
If you are a high school or college student, chances are you have heard the phrase "College is the best four years of your life" at least once from a friend or family member. College is still considered a rite of passage, as well as an investment in one's future - but the quintessential college experience certainly does not come cheap. Tuition rates at colleges and universities around the country continue to rise and recent changes to federal financial aid legislation could greatly impact many American families' ability to pay higher education costs. Four years of tuition, room and board, book fees, etc. can add up to some serious debt - and of course, not all students finish in four years.
To combat the current financial obstacles to going to college, some schools - like Baldwin-Wallace College and American University - have introduced three-year undergraduate degree programs. These programs help students and their families save money on tuition and student loans while also enabling the student to enter the workforce earlier.
Less debt after graduation is certainly an incentive, but would you be willing to cut your college experience short?