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Be smart about the admissions process

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Technology puts more information than ever at college applicants' fingertips. But experts say the best advice for tackling the application process and getting into a top university is about as old-fashioned as it comes: Do your homework.

Sex on campus: Only 'yes' means 'yes'

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Thousands of freshmen at the University of California-Berkeley swiped their student cards last week at the doors of Zellerbach Hall and filed into the dark auditorium for one of the few mandatory sessions in their three-week welcome program.

Censoring US history in Denver schools?

Denver history protests stueents

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One poster said "Censoring history = No Education."

Another read "We deserve to know the truth."

The signs were just a few lining the streets as hundreds of students from at least seven Denver-area schools walked out of their classrooms Tuesday and Wed...

Clemson limits fraternities after death

Clemson Tillman Hall

"Tillman Hall 2008" by hager.angie

A month into the fall semester, Clemson University has pulled the plug on two dozen fraternities. The university opted to halt all social and new-member activities on the South Carolina campus after the death of a student and a "high number" of reported incidents involving fraternities.

Student loan default rate drops to 13.7%

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Things are finally starting to look up for student borrowers, with fewer of them defaulting on their loans.

Wesleyan orders fraternities to be co-ed

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

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Wesleyan University officials announced Monday that residential fraternities will be required to accept women and men as full members.

Student homelessness hits another record high

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Gilbert De La Rosa

A growing number of students don't have homes to return to once classes are out.

Football coach suspended for praying with team

High school football

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A Valley football coach was ordered to stay away from the field on Friday night while his team played their homecoming game, and he won't be at next week's game either.

Homecoming queen gives crown to bullied friend

Homecoming queen gives up crown

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A homecoming queen in Texas gives up her crown to a friend who was pranked by classmates.

The most frequently challenged books of 2013

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Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" series was the most challenged book of 2013 for the second year in a row, according to the American Library Association.

'Date rape' drug allegations investigated

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A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put "date rape" drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police.

Police started investigating after three w...

School officials liable in alleged rape?

Desks in classroom

It's an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher's aide persuaded her to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a fellow student.

"It has essentially devastated her life," attor...

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'Crouching Tiger' sequel to hit Netflix, theaters on same day

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

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Mark Aug. 28, 2015 on your calendar: it will be a history-making day for Hollywood.

Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Jovan Belcher

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.

Officials: Fence jumper made it far into W.H.

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion's doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday.

George Clooney legally ties the knot

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin go to civil ceremony

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George Clooney, the man long considered one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, followed up his private wedding to British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin with a civil ceremony in Venice, Italy, on Monday.

La. restaurant gives discount to gun-toting patrons

Louisiana restaurant guns

WVLA

Packing heat? You'll get 10 percent off your meal at one Louisiana restaurant.

Despite horrible service, couple leaves $100 tip

150 percent tip

Courtesy Makenzie Schultz

Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa hired a babysitter Saturday night and headed to a new restaurant in town to celebrate their wedding anniversary. What happened next caught the attention of the world.

Principal joins 'laser cat' teen for epic yearbook pic

Laser cat photo with principal

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A teen who wanted his cat in his yearbook photo is joined by his principal and her dog in what can only be described as one epic picture.

27 new billionaires in richest Americans list

Bill Gates, Microsoft

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It's been a very good year for the 1 percent. On average, the people on Forbes' American billionaire list released Monday have a net worth of $5.7 billion, up from $5 billion last year.

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