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5 Reasons to Ditch the Car Before Heading Off to College

By Dawn Handschuh

If you’re like most 16-year-olds, you probably lost no time in getting your learner’s permit once you became eligible to do so. Learning to drive and getting your first car is practically a rite of passage these days.  Whether you saved money earned from doing odd jobs, got some help from mom and dad or took out a car loan, buying your first car was no doubt a high point in your life, signaling a newfound sense of freedom and independence.

Soon you’ll be headed off to college. While it may be tempting to bring your wheels with you, there are several compelling reasons not to.

The Eternal Classroom of the School of Hard Knocks

I’ve been to a few schools in my day, and I’ve graduated with a certificate or degree from all of them; except one. The School of Hard Knocks, or The School of Life, as it is also known, is a never-ending learning experience. Oh sure, I have learned many lessons from this school. A few are:

Never twirl with a monkey on your head,

Ignoring a problem doesn’t necessarily make it go away.

Ignoring a person may make them go away....

Writing Tips for College Students From One Who Knows

Although the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year is coming to an end, and at colleges and universities all across the country, term papers are getting their final touches, these writing tips are worth keeping in mind for now and always.

Dorm Room Decorating – Beyond Cookie Cutter

Decorating a new dorm room all your own (or half your own, half your roommate’s) can be exciting. The majority of college dorms start off with empty white, usually cinder-block, walls. This gives students the opportunity to be creative and colorful!

Starting College…A Little Scary for Some

Moving away to college is tough – it can even be scary for some. For most, it is the first time leaving the comfort of home and it is the beginning of a brand new journey.

Who is your Hero? Honoring "The Man in the Red Bandanna" ~ September 11

What is a hero? Welles R. Crowther was a hero to many on September 11, 2001. Have you heard this remarkable story? On this 11th anniversary of 9/11, it is well worthwhile to see ESPN's video about Welles called the 'Man in the Red Bandanna.'

Sports Photo Scholarship Contest 2012 Finalists Know How to Celebrate Their Athletic Victories!

The Sports Photo Contest Finalists are announced. To enter this contest, students were asked to submit a celebratory sports photo that portrays the ‘true celebration of a sport.’ We received so many amazing sports photos it was hard to narrow down to just 11 Finalists. The voting period is open to July 26, 2012. The Finalists with the most votes win a $500 scholarship. Vote for your favorite sports photo. Help a student further their educational career.

Varsity Letter - What to do with it?

Receiving a varsity letter is a big deal. Currently, framing your varsity letter is the way to go. It preserves your varsity letter and shows off your accomplishment.

SHE MEANS BUSINESS – The Stuff Movies are Made of!

Church Hill Classics is a hardworking, innovative, and competitive certified woman-owned business. Women entrepreneurs are constantly challenging the business structure. Women entrepreneurs not only create businesses, jobs, and economic growth, but they show everyone out there that risks are worth taking, even if they fail.  Is this the stuff that movies are made of?  Why, yes!   SHE MEANS BUSINESS is a documentary film project about women entrepreneurs created by two women, available on Kickstarter.

Earth Day 2012

Written by: Katie Gargano, 2011-2012 Church Hill Classics Marketing Intern

Earth Day 2012Earth Day happens on Sunday, April 22, each year. This is a day when we acknowledge the wonderful Earth that we live on and also ways we can keep our planet safe and green.

Connecticut is celebrating Earth Day in many ways. Here are some of the activities that are going around in our local area.

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