A Student’s Guide to Managing Stress and Burnout 

Stress is a biological function and it serves an important purpose. When stressed, human’s become more physically alert and ready for action, which can be helpful if you’re preparing for a test or facing a dangerous situation such as a physical attack.  Too much stress can be harmful, though, and the negative effects of stress …

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Essential Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that anxiety disorders are the most common health concern in the U.S., with more than 40 million American adults, or 19.1% of the population, suffering from an anxiety disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in six American adults will experience depression in their …

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Essential College Guide for DACA and Undocumented Students

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More than 430,000 undocumented college students have been allowed to reside in the United States and pursue a degree because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Some politicians strongly oppose the program, which has seen its fair share of criticism and media attention. This can leave many students who depend on the …

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Guide for Pregnant and Parenting College Students

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More than one in five college students are parents, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). If you’re a future or current parent who’s planning for college, it’s important to fully understand how life could be if you choose to raise a child while pursuing a diploma. This guide for pregnant and parenting …

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Guide to Running for Student Government

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Your student government represents the student body for your college campus. It provides a unique opportunity for you to get involved in student life, which may have far-reaching implications for your own professional career.  Why Run for Student Government?  Instead of asking “Why run?” you could ask, “Why not?” It can be a wonderful opportunity …

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Guide for LGBTQ+ Teachers: Statistics and Resources

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Although the vast majority of Americans favor laws that protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination, LGBTQ+ teachers continue to face descrimination and harassment based on sexual preference and gender identity. Such descrimination is illegal, but local policies that protect LGBTQ+ teachers are inconsistent, and a surge in anti-LGBTQ bills threatens strip protections against workplace descrimination. Use …

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Guide to Planning a Hackathon: Ideas, Tips & Resources

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The term might sound newfangled, but “hackathons” have a history. Some trace the first hackathon to an open source software development event held in 1999, but programming groups have hosted collaborative meetings since the 1970s. Today the hackathon concept is utilized in virtually every industry, and participation is no longer limited to programmers.  While the …

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20 Logical Fallacies to Avoid When Constructing an Argument

What are logical fallacies? Learn about 20 common logical fallacies that are often used to construct an argument. Understanding these faulty arguments can help prepare you to make a better, more logically sound one. What Are Logical Fallacies? A logical fallacy is an error in the reasoning behind an argument. Arriving at a point through …

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Sexual Harassment Reporting Guide

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Sexual harassment is a serious matter, with ramifications that affect every college campus. Some 62 percent of female students and 61 percent of male students experienced some form of sexual harassment, according to the AAUW Educational Foundation.  Sexual harassment is sometimes dismissed as simple flirtatious behavior that’s misunderstood, but it’s far from harmless. It’s dangerous, …

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