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How To: Get Started Using Cloud Storage

How To: Get Started Using Cloud Storage

Today, storing your class assignments, notes and media files on your laptop or desktop computer is considered an outdated method of storage. Cloud storage offers the next step in storage evolution, with reliable and free/low cost options such as Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive and Dropbox. In the early days of cloud storage development, I resisted ...

Hack College Investigates: Student Union

Hack College Investigates: Student Union

This article is a part of a series where Hack College writers investigate different parts of campus life in order to provide readers with  information on how you can use this service better while in college. Stay tuned for other parts of campus. You’ve probably walked through this building to get to your next class. ...

How To: Get Homework Done on Your Android

How To: Get Homework Done on Your Android

Laptop computers are great tools both in and out of the classroom. But they are bulky to carry around morning, noon and night. Leave your laptop behind and still get heavy writing and note-taking done on your Android phone or tablet. All you need to convert your tablet or smartphone into a top-grade learning tool ...

Eight Things to Do Between Classes

Eight Things to Do Between Classes

With the spring semester gearing up, you may once again find yourself with idle, half-hour blocks perfect for aimlessly browsing Facebook. But what if you had something useful to do instead? Here are some suggestions from HackCollege. One: Read a book. My school requires four semesters of Great Books Seminar courses, which means that first- ...

Make Your Student Organization Relevant

Make Your Student Organization Relevant

Maybe you’re in a sorority or a fraternity and you’re looking for new ways to engage with potential members. Or maybe you’re in a student organization that is brand new to campus and you’re trying to build credibility with the community. Don’t know how to take your organization to the next level? Look no further. ...

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

A few years ago, we wrote about options for getting rid of your cell phone contract to save money. While that is certainly still an excellent option for your budget, today we’re going to take it one step further: get rid of smartphone data entirely. The Cost of Data The average individual cell phone bill ...

Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in College

Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in College

If there’s anything I’ve learned throughout my undergraduate years, it is the importance of being critical of advice. I’ve also learned that no matter what you decide to do and how comfortable you are in those decisions, hindsight has the ability to bring forth some perspective and regret. Below is a list of my top ...

HackCollege Investigates: Campus Library

HackCollege Investigates: Campus Library

This article is a part of a series where Hack College writers investigate different parts of campus life in order to provide readers with  information on how you can use this service better while in college. Stay tuned for other parts of campus. Many college students go their entire college career without having visited the ...

Why You Should: Update Your Android

Why You Should: Update Your Android

Android phones and tablets wear out — just not like the tires on your car or the soles of your shoes. Older Android phones simply use obsolete operating systems that your phone-carrier or tablet-maker no longer supports. If your Android no longer receives updates, it doesn’t have the latest security patches to protect it from ...

Tips for Speaking Like a Pro

Tips for Speaking Like a Pro

Public speaking is not just an academic need or a requirement for some jobs, it’s an essential skill. It’s entwined with your ability to think on your feet and communicate effectively in any situation.Thankfully, you only need to learn a few techniques to become a solid speaker. I constantly hear from my former high school ...

Seven Tech Careers for Right-Brained People

Seven Tech Careers for Right-Brained People

When we think about the technology industry, we often envision analytical, left-brained thinkers tirelessly coding and fixing computers. While this may have resembled IT professionals a decade ago, the technology sector has come a long way since then. Today, many technology careers — including the seven listed here — require creative problem-solving and idea generation, ...

Free Alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite

Free Alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite

Juggling your finances can be tricky while you’re in college and if you’re like most students, you’re constantly looking to save money. One way to avoid an unnecessary expense is to download free open source software in lieu of Microsoft Office Suite. More prevalent with each passing year, open source tools are free and just ...