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Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. Stand up to them and choose joy instead with five ways to overcome self-defeating thoughts.

It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.

A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.

While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.

It is important to understand how to get the most money from the colleges a student is applying to, as aid can be need-based or merit-based.

Making a new, healthy habit that sticks can be pretty difficult. If you want to begin a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.

There are scholarships for almost everything—all you have to do is look.

The Texas Council of Economic Education has announced that University High School has the #1 Stock Market team in the Central Texas Stock Market Game.

The completion rate of public two-year college students has reached 40 percent for the first time since the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center started tracking such data.

College students want more classroom use of laptops, smartphones and other personal devices, according to a new survey

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

College students face many responsibilities throughout their time in college. These can include navigating parenthood, work-life balance and insecurities of finances, housing and food.

Mixed-breed dogs offer genuine companionship as well as several other benefits that could make them a perfect fit for your family.

With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can give back in ways that meet the unique needs of your community and are fulfilling to everyone you encounter.

The future path for Texas high school students to a college degree or job training may prove straighter and smoother, with community colleges including McLennan Community College working to mark that path.

College students will soon register for next semester's classes, if they haven't already done so. What should a student keep in mind when devising the perfect schedule? The College Board has some suggestions.

On November 30, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.

Are you about to attend a college fair or meet the admissions representative at your school? Don’t forget the rules of good etiquette.

Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.

he Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named McLennan Community College as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges.

November is a wonderful time to recognize your blessings and give thanks for them.

College-entrance exam ACT announced that students who have already taken the entire exam once will have the option to retake specific sections of the ACT test instead of taking the whole thing over again.

If you're looking for ideas to celebrate National Family Literacy Day, look no further. We've come up with a handy list your family will love.

Students say that one of the most intimidating things about college is going to their professors' office hours. But developing a relationship with your professor can be key to college success.

For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.

Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.

The McLennan Community College Foundation will accept applications for 2020-2021 academic year scholarships until Jan. 15, 2020.

Check out our latest news in the Fall 2019 Student Stories

McLennan Community College has been selected to participate in Texas Pathways Grant based on the College's outstanding accomplishments and dedication to student success.

On this month's episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, host Nan Holmes interviews Principal of Kendrick Elementary, Isabel Lozano, the mother of 2018 scholar Isabel Lozano, who attends Texas A&M. The two talk about Lozano's beginnings in South Waco where she graduated from University High School, her first year as principal and how being bilingual has helped her reach parents of families who do not use English as their primary language.

Find out some common slip-ups parents (and students) can make in handling college applications:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is open for the 2020-21 school year.

"Around Town" in Waco Today shared information about the 10th anniversary of the Brazos Education Foundation. Scroll down the article to learn more.

Autumn’s beautiful weather and fun holidays make it easy to find volunteering opportunities in your area. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started.

Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.

We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.

The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Wednesday night to name current Belton ISD Superintendent Susan Kincannon as the lone finalist for superintendent in Waco ISD.

It's time to start work on those college essays. Admission experts give their tips on how to write a great essay.

If you have a child going off to college, make sure you have these legal documents in place before the semester begins.

If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.

Tarleton State University and Texas Tech University will offer six new bachelor's degree options beginning in the Fall 2019 semester through the University Center at McLennan Community College.

A new University Interscholastic League rule requires physical exams or medical histories for students in school marching bands across Texas.

In May, Waco ISD honored 17 employees as they retired from public education with a combined total of 535 years of service. At Thursday's regular meeting of the board of trustees, the district will recognize one additional member of the Waco ISD family for his years of service to the district and well-earned retirement.

Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.

Planning an Independence Day gathering should be about creating community, not a source of stress. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to throw a party your guests will rave about.

If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?

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