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May 8th, 2009
06:57 AM ET

The Story Behind the Glasses

Never before has a pair of glasses provoked so much talk. Leah Finnegan, a senior from the University of Texas (and editor of the school paper), donned the oversized frames for our Class of '09 interview segment yesterday. We were all wondering - Is this the new hip thing? Is everything really bigger in Texas? After the show, we had to get the story.
Here it is - directly copied from an e-mail from Leah:
"I've worn glasses forever and have tried lots of different styles. When my last pair started to disintegrate, I figured it was time to go big or go home – I mean, if you have to wear glasses, you might as well wear glasses. These frames have been good to me."


Filed under: Class of '09 • Heidi Collins
May 6th, 2009
08:37 AM ET

Best Cities for Recent College Grads?

Josh Levs jumps on board the "Class of '09" bus today with a segment on the top 10 best cities for recent college grads. Apartments.com and CGcampus.com put together the list. They took into account things like entry-level job openings, rent costs, and population of young adults. **SPOILER ALERT** The number 1 city: Indianapolis. Who would have thought...?!
So where did you live that first year out of college? Does it belong on the top 10 best cities list? Or the top 10 worst cities list? The good, the bad, the ugly – we want to hear it all.
Post your comments below and make sure you watch Josh at 9:30!


Filed under: Class of '09 • Heidi Collins
May 6th, 2009
08:36 AM ET

Answers to Your Financial Aid Questions

Throughout this month, you'll see special "Class of '09" segments on the Heidi Show. We've been asking since Monday for your financial aid questions. Today at 10:30 we'll have a financial aid expert and a college career-center director on our show, answering some of the great questions you've submitted on grants, loans, scholarships, 529 plans, work-study, and non-work-study jobs. 10:30. Free advice. Be there!


Filed under: Class of '09 • Heidi Collins
May 5th, 2009
08:31 AM ET

WORRIED ABOUT PAYING FOR COLLEGE??

SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS!
Throughout this month, you'll see special "Class of '09" segments on the Heidi Show.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:30 we'll have a financial aid expert and a college career-center director (he helps students find jobs while they're in school to help pay tuition/expenses) on our air, answering your questions. Confused/concerned about financial aid, grants, loans, scholarships, 529 plans, work-study, and non-work-study jobs? We can't do this segment without your questions - post them below!!


Filed under: Class of '09 • Heidi Collins
May 5th, 2009
08:29 AM ET

TUESDAY'S HEIDI SHOW!

3 THINGS TO HIGHLIGHT TODAY:

9:20: Autism Brain Images - Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins Heidi live from CNN's new "Magic Board." He'll talk about a new study that says the size of your toddler's brain may help doctors pinpoint if and when your child will develop autism.

9:45 The "Internet's Holy Grail"? - There's a new computer search service out there. A British newspaper says it could "change the internet forever." Others say it's no big deal–the folks at Google can stop holding their breath. Stephen Shankland from CNET News joins us to talk about how it works, how you can get it, and whether or not it will change your life.

10:30 Snapshot Across America - Class of '09. Throughout this month, you'll see special "Class of '09" segments on the Heidi Show. Today we'll talk to 3 graduating college seniors. None could find the right paying job. Instead, they're coming up with creative alternatives that allow them to pursue their interests, gain experience, and pay the bills. Parents out there - you should watch! You can pass along ideas to your graduating son/daughter...and increase the chances that they won't come home and crash on your couch the rest of their lives.


Filed under: Class of '09 • Heidi Collins