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Whatever you do, 'don't look back'
Feb. 27, 2015
The story of a migrant worker's sacrifice so her son could escape his stepfather and go to college.
Obama administration won't seek to end 529 college tax break
Jan. 27, 2015
Reversing what had been an unpopular approach, the White House says it is dropping the idea of ending a tax break for 529 college savings plans.
Sept. 11 through a college student’s eyes
Sep. 12, 2014
Asha Veal Brisebois was a sophomore at NYU when the Twin Towers fell.
It's like the first day every day in popular 'Feelings' class
Aug. 19, 2014
Senior elective at Oak Park River Forest gains popularity, aims to get kids to break out of stereotypical high school structures.
How minority kids get over the culture shock of mostly white colleges
Aug. 13, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of minorities head to college soon. For many, fitting in can be the hardest part.
Saving for Sallie Mae instead of a down payment
Jun. 13, 2014
Chicagoans strapped with student debt are struggling to become first-time home buyers.
Suicide attempt survivor helps others cope with mental illness
Mar. 28, 2014
College student talks for the first time with her mom about suicide attempts, and her decision to become a mental health advocate.
Looking at the past and hazy future of fraternity pledging
Mar. 26, 2014
We get a preview of Governor Pat Quinn's budget address. Also, some details behind a proposal to create another Big Ten public university in Illinois. And, housing news from real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin.
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