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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Every year, the team at NEXT works hard to bring you the most current and helpful advice on how to ...
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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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Scholarships - Free Money for College

Scholarships – Free Money for College

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

Taking Note

Mental health advocate, metal musician and motivational speaker Johnny Crowder’s peer-support startup finds a receptive audience around the world. The ...
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Working in Style

Working in Style

NEXT sat down with Kristen Collins, a hairstylist and business owner in St. Petersburg, who spilled the tea on the ...
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No Limits

No Limits

Stuck in traffic, University of Central Florida engineering student Albert Manero was listening to a radio interview about a 3D ...
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What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Lots of career advice begins with adages like, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in ...
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Run Away and Join the Circus

Run Away and Join the Circus

Kanat Star Circus’ professional troupe of performing artists entertains under the big tent. Okay, so she didn’t technically run away ...
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Veteran to Entrepreneur

Veteran to Entrepreneur

By 11th grade, ShaKeia Kegler had at least some of her life figured out — she planned to join the ...
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Taste of Immokalee is Proof Positive

Taste of Immokalee is Proof Positive

Dieulerne Deceus (left) and Yvelande Astreide (middle) – More than a hot sauce business, Taste of Immokalee is a thriving ...
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Wing Chun: How an elective became a career

Wing Chun: How an elective became a career

As a high school student in Manatee County, Topher Mowry ’07 signed up for an elective that would end up ...
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Your News, Your Views

Your News, Your Views

Gadsden County High School and Oviedo High School couldn’t be further apart, both geographically and statistically, but they do share ...
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What You Might Not Know About Dual Enrollment

What You Might Not Know About Dual Enrollment

What You Might Not Know About Dual Enrollment Florida recognizes several accelerated learning programs, with dual enrollment being one of ...
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Crush your job interview

Crush your job interview

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job while enrolled in school or seeking full-time employment after graduation, the interview can ...
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Newspapers Matter

Newspapers Matter

The right to a free press is so fundamental to American society that the Framers of the Constitution included it ...
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You Should Join the Paper

You Should Join the Paper

Put a finger up if … You’ve asked a teacher, “Why do we have to know this?” You’ve wondered why ...
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“Be a good citizen”

“Be a good citizen”

Up in the Panhandle, about 30 minutes north of Tallahassee, the small town of Havana boasts an unusual accolade for ...
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Latin: It’s very much alive!

Latin: It’s very much alive!

Okay, so maybe Latin doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think of cool high school classes. But maybe it ...
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Should You Get Tested for ADHD?

Should You Get Tested for ADHD?

A “quiz” in four portraits If any (or all) of these portraits feels familiar, then you should consider getting tested ...
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Planting the Seed: How a summer internship inspired one student’s career plans

Planting the Seed: How a summer internship inspired one student’s career plans

You know what’s inspiring? Blackberries. At least, University of Florida student Jessica Velte thinks they are. Jessica Velte, a plant ...
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Making Art to Make Change

Making Art to Make Change

Florida schools are full of diverse and interesting magnet programs — special courses of study that nurture areas of talent ...
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Money Moves

Money Moves

One of the best parts about being an adult and moving on to work or college after graduation? Eating leftover ...
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Staying Friends after Graduation

Staying Friends after Graduation

Some people keep their high school friends for life; others drift apart soon after college. Why does it happen? And ...
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Take a Look, It's in a Book

Take a Look, It’s in a Book

New and classic reads that can lift your heart, shape your path, and change your life I Know Why the ...
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Careers in Popular Majors

Careers in Popular Majors

How do you decide on a major? Maybe it’s the department that felt most welcoming to you, or the classes ...
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College Admissions FAQ

College Admissions FAQ

What’s the first step? Start comparing schools on the websites for U.S. News & World Report and the Florida Department ...
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Choosing the Right Campus

Choosing the Right Campus

How a college campus “feels” is a crucial — though often neglected — factor in choosing the right school. We ...
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A Day in the Life  of a College Student

A Day in the Life of a College Student

Although there’s no single way to divide up your day, there are some common options for what it might look ...
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Get to Work!

Get to Work!

There are lots of great reasons to enter the workforce right after graduation. Maybe you’re saving up for college; maybe ...
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Cracking the AP Code

Cracking the AP Code

More than 2.5 million high school students took AP exams in 2021, a figure that has been rising steadily for ...
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Heads or Tails?

Heads or Tails?

A lifelong writer, Emma Diehl had three separate teachers recommend that she pursue journalism as a career, yet she was ...
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