Student Life

Boston students and after-school programs would lose in Trump budget cuts, educators say

President Donald Trump's budget proposes big cuts to education spending. In Boston, educators are worried after-school programs and the students who benefit from them will end up being the big losers.During a recent fashion design class at Boston's Bridge to Excellence nonprofit, 8-year-old Alicia...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:50am

5 cheap cellphone plans for students

There comes a time in every parent’s life when they must let go, cutting the proverbial phone cord and handing over cellphone responsibility — namely paying the bill — over to their kid.Quelle horreur!But fear not, penny-pinching student. Here are five plans in no particular order that will keep...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:33am

Tinder's most swiped-right jobs prove it's about more than a pretty face

Today, Tinder— the app that claims to be more than a dating app — released Boston’s most right-swiped jobs.Tinder, which touts itself to be "like real life, but better," claims the third most right-swiped job for women is meteorologists. But first, we ask: just how many single, female...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:45pm

Here's how Boston colleges stack up when it comes to dating

College students are strapped with the stress of classes, homework and midterms.With so little time, more and more students are turning to dating apps to help them make love connections faster.One such app, Coffee Meets Bagel, which boasts over 1 million users, analyzed more than 30,000 profiles...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:13pm

Where students live may impact their performance

Historically, college dorms have been characterized by anything but great architecture. While many older institutions rent out rooms (“cells” may be a more apt description) in neo-gothic structures, newer institutions tend to house students in some of the world’s least inspiring modernist buildings...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 8:26pm

Gen Z is adulting so hard right now

Apparently, Gen Z got the memo that a sense of purpose and office ping-pong don’t go far when it comes to career-building. This latest generation’s biggest motivator? Money, according to a recent report from career behemoth Monster. RELATED:How to deal with a toxic employeeThe report, based on a...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:29pm

How to finish your degree after a long recess from college

As students across the country head back to college in the coming weeks, some may be surprised to learn that fresh-faced high school grads aren’t the only group entering universitites this fall. Students 25 and older made up roughly 40 percent of all college and graduate students in 2009, and by...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:48pm

How not to fail your fall internship

During an internship, upholding basic standards of professional decorum is key. So is maintaining boundaries, knowing the right time to ask questions, respecting your superiors and — well, there are a lot of workplace rules that you won't fully learn until you're on the job.So before starting that...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 2:33am

This principal is teaching Brownsville students that they matter

When Nadia Lopez left the corporate world to join theNew York City Teaching Fellows,she didn’t anticipate starting a school in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Now a highly regarded educator and the founder and principalof Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a public middle school in Brownsville,...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 8:08pm

These tech-savvy teens are taking feminism to the next level

When 17-year-old AissatouToureput her impressive tech skills to use, the coding newcomer decided to focus on an age-old problem: The gender wage gap, which she and four other teen girls tackled with a Pac-Man-like video game called “Wage Rage.”RELATED: What you need to know about studying abroad“We...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:08pm

What you need to know before studying abroad

Travelling overseas can be a life-changing experience, especially when you're an undergrad in college on a study abroad program. Students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and explore, but at a time when safety is a major concern worldwide, they also need to take precautions. Laurie...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:16am

Does your state have a bullying problem?

If you’re a teen in Michigan, then you’re far more likely to be bullied than a teen in Massachusetts. WalletHub released a study today on wherethe biggest bullying problemsexist across the nation.The study used 17 key metrics to find out where bullying is most pervasive and destructive among 45...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 8:58pm

How to ace the end of your internship

So you’ve almost completed that coveted summer internship — congrats!Now comes the hard part. That swanky line on your résumé means zilch if you don’t take full advantage of the opportunity. Hopefully, you haven't simply been showing up at your internship. You've beenworking the internship — and...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:50pm

Google is your new résumé

When Richard Nelson Bolles first published “What Color Is Your Parachute?” in 1970, it was one of the first job-hunting guides to hit shelves. Today, though a tsunami of career-related texts have saturated the market, it’s still considered one of the best.The new and improved 2017 edition (out now...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:01pm

Go my God!: Huge Pokemon Go meetup on Boston Common this Saturday

The game that thrust Pokemon onto our phones' camera screens and back into the zeitgeist continues to show us just how madly popular it is.Pokemon Go, an "augmented reality" smartphone game that lets users find and catch Pokemon while moving around in the real world, surpassed Twitter in daily...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 5:40pm

Starting a scholarship is easier than you think

Have a pen and several thousand dollars? It is as easy as that in most cases to fund a college scholarship and help some deserving student bridge the gap between aspiration and access.RELATED:Can higher ed for inmates help them once they're out of prision?Most colleges and universities have offices...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 12:06pm

How to identify testing bias

When Sheila Akbar, director of education at test prep company Signet Education, took a practice exam for new SAT, one passage threw her off. In the reading section, students were asked to analyze a letter exchange between two women in the 1830s arguing about whether they should become involved in...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:10am

The best colleges for your buck

Higher education is expensive. This we know.What’s not so cut-and-dry is determining which colleges and universities offer the best value—meaning an affordable, quality education with promising career options.RELATED: Can higher ed for inmates help them once they're out of prision? "MONEY" magazine...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:51am

At The Met, young artists put potential on display

For many artists, having their work on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art represents a career capstone. But for 12-year-old Anydelka Burgos, an incoming 8th grader at I.S. 229 in the Bronx, seeing her mixed media painting “Rites of Spring” prominently featuredat The Met isn’t so much an...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:49pm

These teen sisters are fighting for menstrual equality

Spending money on pads and tampons has long been considered part of the "pink tax"that women and girls simply must pay.But a major step in what advocates are calling "menstrual equality" occured last week when the New York City Council unanimously voted to approve legislation to provide free access...

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:37pm