This post is by Mrs. Joanne Zarlinga for the CBR Student Blog Contest.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

People start asking their children this when they’re as young as 10 years old or even younger?  Well I just turned 42 years old and the answer to that question has changed quite a few times since I was 10.  So I thought I’d offer a little motherly advice to my fellow college students both traditional and non-traditional.

I am currently a non-traditional student at Walsh University in Ohio.  Non-traditional just means I go to school at night.  I have always been a nontra.  Even when I was 19 years old I went to Cleveland State University at night because I worked full-time during the day. [Read the full article…]

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Guest Blog Contest entry by Emily Weber

During my freshman year, I was a part of the honors program at my school. This meant that I was required to live in the honors residence hall, which would have been fun except for the fact that it was one of the few buildings left that hadn’t been torn down and remodeled into modern, comfy suites. [Read the full article…]


We just read a post about “how to make a difference for $5″.  According to the blog, it doesn’t seem like you can do much since a gallon of milk and a fancy Star Bucks would cost you that or more.  It could mean a huge difference for one of the 43.7 million refugees in the world. [Read the full article…]


Here is our first entry for the Guest Blog contest.  Enter and you can win a CBR book scholarship.

By Samantha Boyd

As my first semester of college is coming to an end, I have reflected on my high school experience and have noticed a few things I would do differently if given the opportunity.  I can’t say I regret anything I did or didn’t do in high school, but if I could write myself a letter of advice, I’d have some things to say. [Read the full article…]


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Millennial Infograhic

by collegelife on December 21, 2011

Are the Millennials the best generation? What the heck is a Millennial?

According to WikipediaGeneration Y, also known as the Millennial Generation (or Millennials),Generation NextNet GenerationEcho Boomers, describes the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the Millennial generation starts and ends, and commentators have used birth dates ranging somewhere from the mid-1970s to the early or mid 1990s, with some sources including as late as the early 2000′s. Members of this generation are called Echo Boomers, due to the significant increase in birth rates through the 1980s and into the 1990s, and because many of them are children of baby boomers.” [Read the full article…]


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