Associated Press – AP Exclusive – Friends Say They Pushed UVA Student to Call Cops

Friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity are stepping forward with their side of the story after a Rolling Stone article that first reported the incident is questioned for its accuracy. (Dec. 14)

Associated Press – Original Story Pitch – Selfie’s Take Flight with Drone Technology

Selfies capture a given moment in time unlike any other. Now thanks to drones, popular culture’s latest phenomenon is reaching new heights. But some say the selfie obsession is already going too far. (March 24)

Associated Press – Ringling Bros. AP Exclusive

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, told the AP exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018 over growing public concern about the animals. (March 5)

UChic Diploma Diaries: The Freelancing Life

Marking almost a year of my anniversary of my first-time employment, never did I foresee myself being so satisfied with my career and future outlooks as a freelancer. Freelancing, in my rose-colored glasses, meant pennies for paychecks, no benefits and glorified intern status. But I am living proof that freelancing in any career offers incredible experience and profound freedom to explore your greatest talents. Freelancing-Websites

Dealing With Mental Illness in College

Unfortunately, college is a breeding ground for feelings of anxiety, homesick and depression as students begin their initial adjustments to a new environment. But as you begin to settle in, feeling “crazed” starts to become blurred as buzzwords like bipolar, autism or attention deficit are easily misconstrued as death sentences. While college can act as an agitator for daily stresses, it also has become one of the best outlets for initial diagnosis and treatment for mental illness

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Diploma Diaries: 4 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Path After College

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If you’re like me and have been planning your next move since high school, the idea of having to face the unknown is perhaps the most terrifying thing you can imagine.

But as someone who over plans for everything down to tomorrow’s lunch, I’m here to tell you to that it’s the unexpected events and choices you make that help you truly find your path after college. Here are four unexpected ways to finding yours,

How to Land Your Dream Job After Graduation

You’ve passed the tests, made the grade and even got a shiny new diploma to show for it. But what about that validating job? Perhaps the biggest shock of post-grad life is the question of “what’s next?” Here are a few tips to keep the inquisitive at bay and your fellow classmates envious of that amazing job you landed. dream-jobs

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