Project: Back to College

Breaking Away: The communication conundrum

It's easy, perhaps too easy, to text Mom and Dad. But college students need to go easy on the smartphone and learn to be on their own. Updated Aug. 31, 2012

  • There's more to college than just attending class. Students also must deal with parents, debt, technology, even sex. Join us as we look at how people deal with these challenges as another semester begins.

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  • A realistic approach to intimacy

    Article By: KEVYN BURGER , Special to the Star Tribune Publish August 29, 2012 2:00 AM / Update August 28, 2012 3:43 PM

    On campus, educators talk about safer, not safe, sex and encourage students to think before they act.

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  • Staying on track off campus

    Article By: KEVYN BURGER , Special to the Star Tribune Publish August 28, 2012 2:00 AM / Update August 27, 2012 8:28 PM

    Students who live at home have to work a bit harder to form friendships -- and an essential connection to college.

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  • Parents as college partners

    Article By: KEVYN BURGER , Special to the Star Tribune Publish August 26, 2012 2:00 AM / Update August 25, 2012 1:46 PM

    Parents are taking a more active role when their children go off to college. But how much is too much?

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