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Get Smart Guide

Get Smart Guide

Florida’s public and private colleges offer a wide range of degrees, certificates and experiences; many also offer online degree programs ...
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Pay Less and Graduate Debt-Free

Pay Less and Graduate Debt-Free

Do you want free money for college?  Scholarships are the way to go! Use this extensive list of scholarships to ...
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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Dear readers, When we first decided (way back in January) to dedicate this issue to some of Florida’s young changemakers, ...
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Florida Education Guide

Florida Education Guide

Educational Options in Florida Choosing a college is a major decision. Understanding what is important to the student is the ...
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Growth Industries

Growth Industries

SPOTLIGHT ON: Child Life Nursing has always been and continues to be a booming industry. And we all know that ...
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Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself

When you’re juggling school, work, friends, and other responsibilities, it can feel like the easiest ball to drop is your ...
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Budgeting 101

Budgeting 101

Creating a budget is pretty simple, once you find a solution that works with your lifestyle. Here are the most ...
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How to Solve Roommate Conflicts

How to Solve Roommate Conflicts

Let’s face it: sharing personal space is HARD. Roommate squabbles are inevitable, but we’ve got you covered. Let’s imagine a ...
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3 Easy, Flexible Non-Recipes

3 Easy, Flexible Non-Recipes

Cooking at home can benefit your mind, your body, and your wallet. Get in the kitchen with these simple, healthful, ...
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Success at a Distance

Success at a Distance

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. last spring, schools across the nation pivoted to distance learning. You probably can’t ...
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The Best Decision I Made in High School

The Best Decision I Made in High School

“Stay[ing] in-state for college. I didn’t get the financial aid I needed for out-of-state, and I wanted to save money ...
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Give Yourself Some Credit

Give Yourself Some Credit

Give Yourself Some Credit(s) As a high school student, taking college courses before you graduate can save you time and ...
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SAT or ACT?

SAT or ACT?

SAT or ACT? Which is Right for You? SAT ACT Cost $52 (+16 essay) $50.50 (+17 essay) Fee waiver? Yes ...
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Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Resources

Want to Volunteer? Here Are Some Resources to Help Get Started. Check the websites for your county and city for ...
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Housing Insecurity

Housing Insecurity

Almost 100,000 Florida K-12 students reported being homeless or having housing insecurity in 2018, according to data from the Shimberg ...
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Develop Your Skills at a Non-Profit

Develop Your Skills at a Non-Profit

Working for a non-profit organization sometimes gets a bad rap. It’s true that the pay, especially at first, is lower ...
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Do I Really Need Extracurriculars?

Do I Really Need Extracurriculars?

It may come as no surprise that anxiety levels among high school students are through the roof. What might be ...
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Financial Literacy: Terms You Need to Know Now

Financial Literacy: Terms You Need to Know Now

Financial Literacy: Terms You Need to Know Now 401(k): An optional retirement account funded by your employer and yourself; money ...
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To Gig or Not to Gig? Try It Out and See What Happens

To Gig or Not to Gig? Try It Out and See What Happens

Starting your own business can be a low-key affair. Take Nikolas Garcia, 19, a first-year student at the University of ...
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Make Your Voice Heard

Make Your Voice Heard

“The time is now.” That’s South Florida native Lauren Bartel’s life philosophy. When she has a question, she answers it; ...
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Be Pointy!

Be Pointy!

For decades, the most common advice for college-bound students was to be well-rounded. Do a little bit of everything. Show ...
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Learning Accommodations in College: Who, What, Where, When, Why?

Learning Accommodations in College: Who, What, Where, When, Why?

Believe it or not, most high school systems are designed to make sure everyone succeeds. But in college, you will ...
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It Started with a Sign: Need Food. Lost My Job

It Started with a Sign: Need Food. Lost My Job

Four-year-old Joshua Williams of North Miami Beach asked his mother to read it to him, then to explain what it ...
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Getting Out the Vote: Madeline Feiock

Getting Out the Vote: Madeline Feiock

Florida has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the country, and those rates are especially low among young ...
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Changemakers Launch People4Tomorrow

Changemakers Launch People4Tomorrow

What do food and medicine have in common? They have the same goal: the health and happiness of all people ...
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Real Life Hero: Joshua Mizels

Real Life Hero: Joshua Mizels

The University of South Florida named this third-year medical student as the first USF Hero in May 2020, recognizing his ...
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Your First Month Alone

Your First Month Alone

NOW WHAT? Week 1: SPACE Try to get your room set up so that it’s easy to find things and ...
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How to Beat Test Anxiety

How to Beat Test Anxiety

There’s no way around it — taking big exams like the SAT and ACT is stressful. But with the right ...
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First in Your Family to Plan on College?

First in Your Family to Plan on College?

Here’s what you should know. More than half of all students enrolled in Florida colleges and universities are the first ...
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Do I Need a Mentor?

Do I Need a Mentor?

The effects of COVID-19 have hit our high school students especially hard, disrupting important years of academics, athletics, socializing, and ...
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