‘Opinion’ Posts

5 Reasons I’m Staying in South Korea In 2016

5 Reasons I’m Staying in South Korea In 2016

Annyeonghaseyo (안녕하세요)! Or, in other words, hello! You’re reading this article which was typed from my apartment in Seoul. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d still be here for as long as I have been. When I first arrived in South Korea in May of 2015, I fully anticipated that I would be ...

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. ...

The Myths and Truths of Liberal Arts Degrees

The Myths and Truths of Liberal Arts Degrees

I’m not going to lie—I’m a critic of liberal arts degrees, and it’s understandable why so many people debate the validity and value of them. However, I also really enjoy studying the liberal arts and have earned a social sciences degree in psychology myself. That’s why I’ve outlined some of the myths surrounding the the ...

Books That Will Make You Better: The Richest Man in Babylon

Books That Will Make You Better: The Richest Man in Babylon

College students are notoriously bad with money. Many of us find ourselves provided for in the way of food and housing and without the responsibilities of a career. With this freedom comes a false sense of security; when we have cash, we spend it. Meanwhile, we’re racking up massive amounts of debt. What’s a young ...

10 Reasons Every 20-Something Should Travel

10 Reasons Every 20-Something Should Travel

I can see you now: you’re in a large university lecture hall or hiding in your cubicle, daydreaming about how you’d like to be anywhere but where you are. I don’t blame you. I’ve been where you are now. I know exactly how you feel. Whether it’s a terrible boss, a bout of depression, a ...

10 Things I Learned Living and Teaching in South Korea

10 Things I Learned Living and Teaching in South Korea

Currently, I’m in the middle of my last four months of my 1-year teaching contract in South Korea. Throughout that time, I have experienced many ups and downs, “why me?” moments, and “how do I do this?” confusion. I’ve also learned countless things about people, different cultures, and how varied teaching can be. In the ...

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 ...

Is Online College Right for You?

Is Online College Right for You?

There are plenty of benefits to attending college online. Distance learners can stay at home while they pursue a degree, work at their own pace, take classes when it’s convenient and oftentimes, pay less in tuition. They may even graduate faster than students taking classes on campus. But online education isn’t for everyone. Some students ...

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 ...

College Lies TV Tells You

Felicity, Blue Mountain State, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World – all super entertaining shows that have done the unthinkable – lied to you! How many of us here have binged watched a ton of TV shows centered around young adults doing young adult things like going to college? I see all hands raised. Now, how ...

The Only Reason to Go to Law School

The Only Reason to Go to Law School

There are a million things you could do with a law degree, but the only good reason to go to law school is to become a lawyer. Yes, it’s contradictory to everything you have probably heard or been told by an academic advisor, but an advisor works for a college. I work for you. And ...

Why You Should Study Abroad in College

Why You Should Study Abroad in College

More people regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they actually did.  While there are certainly flaws to this statement, it tends to hold true when talking about studying abroad (and a few other instances pertaining to college). I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already started planning a study abroad ...