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Commentary: Free textbooks and course materials will help college affordability during pandemic

By Dr. OJ Oleka and Dr. Lori Werth Special to KyForward In January 2020, college students were gearing up to return to campus. Many were looking forward to college sports, making new friends, and learning new content. Then, COVID. Job loss, healthcare expenses, rent payments, and utility bills — challenges that could be devastating if they happened individually — were now happening simultaneously....

College students going back to class — many on their own for first time — and scammers might follow

Students across the Bluegrass are returning to college campuses. Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky advises students and parents to be aware of scammers that may target these young people, many on their own for the first time. According to 2018’s BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report, 41.6 percent of students reported a loss when exposed to a scam as compared to 28.3 percent...

CDC offers tips to college students for staying healthy and being safe; resources to help

Going to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It is a time for gaining new knowledge and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Here are a few pointers for college students on staying safe and healthy. Eat healthy and engage in regular physical activity. Click for the Brochure • Choose your plate. Follow an eating plan with a variety of nutritious foods. Avoid foods...