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Worn-out students choose a timeout

More take break before college

Gaby Waldman-Fried is deferring her acceptance to college and volunteering at a Standish, Maine, farm for the summer. Gaby Waldman-Fried is deferring her acceptance to college and volunteering at a Standish, Maine, farm for the summer. (Fred Field for The Boston Globe)
By Tracy Jan
Globe Staff / July 19, 2010

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As their peers comb through course catalogs, shop for extra-long twin sheets, and seek out future classmates on Facebook, a small but growing number of students accepted by the nation’s top colleges are postponing their long-anticipated freshman year. (Full article: 1145 words)

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