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Dean Reiber better adjusted to college game heading into second season [Video]

Dean Reiber played the second most games and minutes among the freshmen in 2020-21. He only trailed fellow center Clifford Omoruyi.

Due to COVID, Reiber got last season back, so he is technically still a freshman eligibility wise.

“I can’t even tell you the benefits. It’s just so good. We got a refund of the season, basically,” Reiber said. “We got a free season. It’s honestly the best prep you could ask for.”

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Deion Sanders flips nation's top recruit, Travis Hunter, from Florida State to Jackson State [Video]

Yahoo Sports College Insider Pete Thamel explains how Deion Sanders was able to get the Rivals.com #1 recruit in the nation to flip from Florida State to Jackson State on National Signing Day, and what the commitment means for HBCUs and college football going forward.

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17 Things Students of Color (+ Their Counselors and Parents) Should Know When Applying to College [Video]

Hi, friends. It’s me, College Essay Guy, back after a hiatus and very glad to be back. I’m excited to share with you a conversation I had with Sydney Montgomery on 17 Things Students of Color + Their Counselors and Parents Should Know When Applying to College. In this episode we cover, among other things:- Ways that students of Color can advocate for themselves while in high school- How to research Historically Black Colleges and Universities- Ways to learn more about fit at colleges that are not minority-serving- Where to find more financial aid after you’ve been accepted- How parents can get involved to advocate for their students in high school and college- How counselors can more fully serve students of Color- First steps that counselors can take to become focused on racial equity and anti-racismPLAY-BY-PLAY (click to skip ahead)1:00 - Who is Sydney Montgomery? 3:00 - Why does Sydney do this work? 3:45 - Tip #1: Own your academic journey6:30 - Tip #2: Strive to reach higher than just the bare minimum graduation requirements. 7:48 - Tip #3: Make sure that your college application list is tailored to your academic profile. 10:15 - Tip #4: Make sure you and your counselor have a good fit relationship 13:14 - Tip #5: Form allies outside of your counselor or teacher.14:04 - Tip #6: Prepare a brag sheet for teachers’ letters of recommendation15:40 - Tip #7: Parents should start to request information about FAFSA and financial aid in the 9th grade.17:20 - Tip #8: Parents and students need to consider finances when building a college list22:15 - Tip #9: Students should advocate for themselves in the early stages of the college application process23:30 - Tip #10: Don’t overlook the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities27:40 - Tip #11: Speak to students in the Black Student Union or other cultural affinity groups when on college visits.28:50 - Tip #12: Look up a school’s profile on the Common Data Set32:25 - Tip #13: Apply to scholarships offered by Black Sororities and Fraternities (the “Divine Nine”)33:05 - Tip #14: Apply to scholarships with Black churches33:30 - Tip #15: Don’t discount things like church activities and helping out at home or with younger siblings35:20 - Tip #16: Actively pursue certain specialized programs like magnet programs.36:15 - Tip #17: Parents can push school districts and boards of education to fund schools on an equitable basis to combat education disparities.37:45 - How counselors can more fully serve students of Color43:30 - First steps that counselors can take to become focused on racial equity and anti-racismLinks Mentioned in this VideoBig J Educational Consulting: https://www.bigjeducationalconsulting.com/resourcesS. Montgomery Admissions Consulting website: https://www.smontgomeryconsulting.com/S. Montgomery Admissions Consulting YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV0seRFpfJU6JKEQWagqOsgThe 107: http://www.thehundred-seven.org/HBCU Lifestyle: https://hbculifestyle.com/UNCF Scholarships: https://uncf.org/scholarshipsBlack Scholarships: https://www.blackscholarships.org/p/black-student-organizations.htmlAmerican Indian Science and Engineering Society: https://www.aises.org/Race and Equity Resources: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/race-and-equity-resourcesGraduate Certificate in Anti-Racism in Urban Education: https://reel.uncc.edu/graduate-certificate-anti-racism-urban-educationThe Institute for Anti-Racist Education: http://antiracisted.org/Center for Racial Justice in Education: https://centerracialjustice.org/trainings/Reimagining Education: Teaching Learning and Leading for a Racially Just Society Summer Institute: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/continuing-professional-studies/programs/all-offerings/reimagining-education/Anti-Racism, Education, Programs, and Resources: https://www.nyu.edu/life/global-inclusion-and-diversity/anti-racism.htmlChecklist for Combating Racism: https://janeelliott.com/commitmentThe Institute for Anti-Racist Education: https://www.antiracisted.org/How to Write a Financial Aid Appeal Letter: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/blog/financial-aid-appeal-letterBen Franklin effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Franklin_effectWhite Privilege and Multicultural Counseling Competence: The Influence of Field of Study, Sex, and Racial/Ethnic Exposure: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15313204.2011.545942?journalCode=wecd20Common App Activities List: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/blog/guide-college-activities-list-common-app-example-applicationCheck out my step-by-step video courses:https://www.collegeessayguy.com/college-essay-coursesFollow me on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeEssayGuyFollow me on IG: https://instagram.com/collegeessayguy/Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CollegeEssayGuy

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CDC recommends people not get Johnson & Johnson vaccine if Pfizer, Moderna available [Video]

An advisory panel to the CDC said people should not get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine if the Pfizer or Moderna shots are available. The panel had a meeting on the rare but potentially life threatening blood clots linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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how to write the BEST common app activities section | + free spreadsheet [Video]

Welcome to a very detailed guide on how to fill out the common app activities section. This is my area of expertise within college admissions consulting, and I am so excited to share what I know with you! Today I teach you all of my tips, strategies, and my unique writing formula to help make your activities section stand out. The activities section and extracurricular activities are super important, especially if you’re aiming to get into super competitive schools like the Ivy League. If you have any questions on filling out the activities section, or even just about extracurriculars in general, please leave them in the comment section below and I will answer as best I can. All the best, you got this! Em TIMESTAMPS0:00 I have so much to share with you!0:06 Why you need to watch this0:36 The admission officer's POV2:14 The "Ideal" Activities Section?3:15 My Writing Formula + Tips & Strategies 5:53 How to rank your activities 6:57 Use this section in the common app!07:28 Frequently Asked Questions9:06 Very helpful resources! 9:58 lil' motivational speechFREE RESOURCEShow to get into top colleges with bad grades (my true story) https://youtu.be/52u0fK0bRi4My activties section spreadsheet - https://bit.ly/et_activitiestemplateSub-count: 138 best friends!!!