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3 YA Thrillers to Read This Fall

3 YA Thrillers to Read This Fall

Since starting my PhD program here at the University of Tennessee back in August, I’ve also been working as a GA in our Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature in the library. The Center is this magical place where publishers send us all their new children’s, middle grade, and YA literature to put on ...

Go from Panic to Calm with Technology

Go from Panic to Calm with Technology

College can really strain your ability to cope with all the demands that come with meeting course requirements, paying your academic bills and juggling your social life. No matter how organized you are, at some point, college will make you confront panic, frustration, and maybe even depression. Thanks to a merging of technology and science, ...

Myths of Online Teaching

Myths of Online Teaching

My teaching career happened rather accidentally. I was sitting in a political science class and my professor asked to speak to me afterward. He wanted me to guest lecture about ethnic cleansing after hearing about my experiences with genocide as a child in Bosnia. As a former refugee, I was pained with the task of ...

Life After Graduation

Life After Graduation

Every year, thousands of students around the globe cross the graduation stage and find themselves struggling to figure out what it means to become an actual adult. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your own success after graduation. Searching for (and landing) a job you ...

Has Pokémon Go Installed Hidden Malware on Your Phone?

Has Pokémon Go Installed Hidden Malware on Your Phone?

With the rapid rise of Pokémon Go, many players may be focused on finding, catching, and socializing—-unaware of what’s happening behind their screens: malware. This latest security issue follows recent concerns that the iOS version of Pokémon Go can grab user data through access to players’ Google accounts. Pokémon Go combines the classic 20-year-old franchise ...

What College Grads Lack in Job Skills

What College Grads Lack in Job Skills

A new job skills survey shows that soon-to-be college grads applying for jobs have an inaccurate view of their qualifications compared to hiring managers’ expectations. The 2016 Workforce-Skills Preparedness Report titled “Leveling Up: How to Win In the Skills Economy” details the disconnect between managers and recent graduates regarding their preparedness for employment after entering ...

10 Signs Traditional College Isn’t For You

10 Signs Traditional College Isn’t For You

Sometimes we all hear that inner-voice. On occasion it speaks to us from our hearts. At other times, it speaks in the form of nagging suspicions, instinctual feelings, and otherwise ignored thoughts. Yet, no matter how many times we try to push that inner-voice away, it returns, and leaves us questioning how we really feel. ...

Smartphone AI in Emergencies

Smartphone AI in Emergencies

Your smartphone has a secret. Its built-in personal assistant feature failed the performance test. Android, Windows and Apple mobile devices, despite their so-called intelligent coding, need more learning in order to help you in a personal, mental or medical crisis. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMMA) Internal Medicine published in ...

Niche Careers: Foreign Service Officer

Niche Careers: Foreign Service Officer

Picture yourself in Moscow entering a guarded embassy building. You nod and exchange greetings with well-dressed professionals, many of whom you know, as they shuffle through the lobby. Someone says something to you in Russian and you chuckle while sipping on your coffee. On your desk is a list of current international events, and you’re ...

How To: Save Money on Transportation

How To: Save Money on Transportation

Being a college student can be an expensive adventure. With tuition and fees, books, on or off-campus housing, and trying to maintain a social life, expenses  add up quickly. HackCollege is all about helping you save money. That’s why we’ve put together this list of ways to save on transportation wherever you go: class, home, ...

Inspiring Career Paths: CEO of Kicker

Inspiring Career Paths: CEO of Kicker

College is a time when most young adults are scrambling to figure out which direction to take their life. We often fall into the trap of believing our majors will dictate our career path, and this can make us sell ourselves short. This trend however, was no match for former New York Times editor, Holly ...

Why You Should: Follow the News

Why You Should: Follow the News

What is it about millennial’s not being up to date on current events? The news is important and filled with information we should all know about, especially because a lot of it directly pertains to us. I know cat videos and quizzes identifying which NSYNC member you’re the most similar to are more entertaining, but ...