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Extracurricular Activities

When it comes to extracurricular activities enhancing high school and college life, it's not only about fun, but what you learn along the way. Extracurricular activities can introduce you to new passions and hobbies, or develop existing ones. Plus, you'll meet new people who share a common interest or talent with you, and experience school beyond the books. Extracurricular activies also enhance who you are as a well-rounded student, so choose a couple you love, and excel!

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Academics Aren't the Only Advantage at Colleges and Universities

Cool programs and events abound at colleges and universities across the country.

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Become The Boss Through Teen Competitions

Teen competitions allow aspiring entrepreneurs to flex their biz education muscles.

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Spark Change as a College Student

If you've seen MTV news correspondent GIDEON YAGO's documentary specials, they've probably left you inspired and wanting to spark change as a college student.

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Students Fight to Keep Extracurricular Activities

The scary truth is that extracurricular activities are suffering because of cut budgets, but students are fighting back.

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Community Service in College

Read on to get inspired by tales of community service in college.

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Venturing Into Service

Got a dream? If you can dream it, you can do it, claim officials at Youth Venture, a national nonprofit organization based in Arlington, VA.

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I Wanna Be A Campus Idol

Check out some cool spins on the American Idol phenomenon.

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Busting the Myths About College Athletics Scholarships

Separate facts from hype ... Here are some common college athletics myths.

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College Tales of Urban Legends and Exploration

College students take on urban legends through urban exploration clubs.

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Do You Have an Activity Addiction?

While high school extracurriculars will give you a leg up in the college admissions game, too many can hurt your chances of acceptance. So how do you judge how many is too many and when you aren't doing enough? Read on to find out...

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A Light in the Darkness

Michael Spencer isn't your average college student. Instead of cruising the Caribbean during vacation, Michael helps out disaster survivors and more by volunteering with the Red Cross. Learn more about how he does it -- and how you can too!

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Selections From the Degree Menu

You have plenty of options when deciding which type of degree program to pursue. Here are a few variations to give you an idea of what sets one apart from the next, each with its own distinct flavor.

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Massive Meltdown Ahead

Colleges like active students, but that doesn't mean you should go overboard with extracurriculars in order to get accepted. Check out how one student learned when to say, "Enough."

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College Students Are the Biggest Fans

College clubs don't just focus on academics and hobbies, they can also be dedicated to pop culture icons and popular TV shows.

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Join the Club: Extracurriculars Can Help College Feel More Like Home

College can be overwhelming and lonely, but joining an extracurricular can make all the difference.

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Biking For a Better Way of Living

See how college students across the country are working to raise awareness and funds.

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Chiming In at Cornell

Students who attend Cornell University can leave their iPods at home! That's because, three times a day, a select group of students known as chimemasters play tunes that ring across the campus.

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Life as a College DJ

College life includes extracurricular activities to appeal all the masses. Check out how some musically inclined college students are spending their time.

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Music Helps Students Hit GPA High Note

With some schools phasing out their music education programs, it's up to artists and people like you to get them back.

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Admissions Office Q&A: The Importance of Campus Activities

Matthew Whelan, the director of admissions at St. John's University, discusses the surprising benefits of participating in campus activities.

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The Advantage of Activities

Student organizations can be the perfect opportunity to gain leadership skills, learn more about yourself, and have fun!

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The Resume Padders

Loading your high school transcript with dozens of extracurriculars may seem like a good idea, but it means nothing if you're just being a resume padder.

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