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Why You Should Be Using: The Vivaldi Browser

Why You Should Be Using: The Vivaldi Browser

A new approach to web browsers gives students better productivity tools, and the Vivaldi browser in particular could change how you interact with the internet. Two programmers hatched the idea for Vivaldi in 1994. Co-founders Jon von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita envisioned a fast web browser that ran with minimal hardware requirements and included customization ...

Tips for Planning Successful On-Campus Events

Tips for Planning Successful On-Campus Events

Most colleges have programming boards run by student organizations. These boards are designed to foster community, a safe environment and opportunity for growth. If successful, students engage with one another to build relationships and encourage identity development. Also—programming boards are a great way to join a campus community and have some fun. Here at HackCollege, ...

Learning Linux: Getting Started

Learning Linux: Getting Started

Computer operating systems—OS-X, Windows, Linux, Android—are a lot like cars. Many people either own one or at least know how to operate them. This is because they’re essential to getting you where you want to go. Once you learn to drive one make, the other models all function pretty much the same way. For both ...

This Not That: Cloud vs. Flash Drive

This Not That: Cloud vs. Flash Drive

This Not That is a HackCollege series where students compare two college essentials and recommend which has worked out the best for them. Flash drives: they’ve been among our most valuable school supplies since 2003. Whether yours was a rubber dongle in the shape of your favorite animal or a minimalist metal drive smaller than ...

Guide to PowerPoint Presentations: Presenting

Guide to PowerPoint Presentations: Presenting

Once you have a visually appealing presentation, you just need to make an informative and engaging speech alongside. That can be both easier and harder than it sounds. For many people, a fear of public speaking turns simple presentations into terrifying ordeals. There are, however, a few things that can help even the most reticent ...

Quick Tips for Living in an Expensive State as a College Student

Quick Tips for Living in an Expensive State as a College Student

Being a college student can be a financial challenge, can’t it? You have to worry about paying for tuition and books while still maintaining healthy physical habits and trying to keep up with friends and family. Furthermore, most college students change their majors at some point during their college experience—which leads to more financial burden. Some ...

Why You Should be Using: KanbanFlow

Why You Should be Using: KanbanFlow

KanbanFlow is a next level to-do list. If you find yourself color coding, subdividing and moving things around on your current to-do list, KanbanFlow can help you do that more efficiently. If you’re looking for a way to go digital without the complexities and bloatedness of some apps and websites, or you want a way ...

Six Simple Steps to Campus Safety

Six Simple Steps to Campus Safety

Being safe on campus can be a matter of common sense and knowing your surroundings. Beyond that, safety concerns vary based on the location and situations of your particular school and schedule. If you’re looking for some convenient ways to secure yourself and your friends in any situation, try the following. 1. bSafe bSafe is ...

This Not That: Mac vs. PC

This Not That: Mac vs. PC

This Not That is a HackCollege series where students compare two college essentials and recommend which has worked out the best for them. Of all the tough choices you’ll make in college, picking a laptop is one of the most important. If you choose wisely, you’ll have a reliable computer through school and beyond. Grab ...

Writing the Perfect Paper: Putting it All Together

Writing the Perfect Paper: Putting it All Together

After all that research and all that outlining, your paper is almost done and you can hardly wait! With the awesome outline we created, we just have a few more steps before we can go binge watch Netflix and it feels amazing. The best part? We barely stressed this whole thing because breaking it down ...

How to Make Tough Decisions in College

How to Make Tough Decisions in College

As college students, the world is at your fingertips. So many opportunities, so little time. It can easily become overwhelming. That being said, HackCollege wants you to know that we have your back. We want to help you make the decisions that lead to the best opportunities possible. Here’s how: Cast a Wide Net When ...

Writing the Perfect Paper: Researching Quality Material

Writing the Perfect Paper: Researching Quality Material

By now, you’ve chosen your topic, completed your outline and you’re ready to start researching. But wait. Where do you begin? Most students go directly to Google, and that’s fine. It’s even okay to go to Wikipedia, though you never want to cite it as a main source of information. Rather, articles from the online ...