Education for the Common Good

How furthering your education can make you, and everyone around you, better

There’s a lie floating around. You’ve probably heard it. It’s that furthering your education is just about getting a better job.

But pursuing higher education—whether it be a bachelor’s degree, master’s or doctorate—is about far more.

Education isn’t just about making you employable—it’s about making you better. But even then it’s not just for you. The educated person makes everyone around them better, too. Read More

Back-to-school time isn’t just for kids. If you’re heading back to school in any form, the fall is a good time for a reset in your school-or-work-or-weekend backpack. We’re digging these bags that don’t just give you subtle style upgrade; they give back, too. Here are five to check out:

STATE bags
For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand delivers a backpack and supplies to a child in need. Read More

5 Apps Every Student Needs

Whether you’re going back to finish your bachelor’s degree or venturing into grad school, college can be one of the busiest times of your life, but there are things that can make your life a lot easier.


Evernote is a multi-device app that lets you organize and share your research and lecture notes across all your digital platforms.

Budget Apps

With apps like Level Money and LearnVest, making sure your bills are getting paid is as simple as looking at your phone.

The “Things” App

This app lets you schedule tasks, make checklists, sync calendars and pretty much accomplish any organizational task.

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With a weak economy and ballooning education costs, going to college requires more students to take out loans than ever. It’s a daunting prospect, and the whole process can be pretty confusing, but never fear. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Exhaust All Other Options

Chances are, you’ll have to take out some college loans—around two-thirds of college students do. Look into grants and scholarships, and make sure you’re using all resources at your disposal. Read More

The Shocking Toll of Campus Sexual Violence

8 statistics that show how serious sexual assualt on college campuses has become. Read More

So, You Think You Want to Go to Seminary?

You’ve decided seminary is for you, but now what? There are several steps to fulfilling your “calling.” Read More