‘Opinion’ Posts

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 ...

Hands-on: Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

Hands-on: Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

As apart of my delayed CES coverage, last week I dove into the future and listed currently-available gadgets that I see as future mainstream products. Today, I’ll give you a little peek at one of those products, Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smart glasses. When I heard that Epson, a company known for making projectors and printers, ...

How to Use Deadlines to Your Advantage

How to Use Deadlines to Your Advantage

I’m finishing up my senior year now and, looking back, I can see that my biggest barrier to success in college was procrastination. It’s probably an issue for you too. But there was also one solution to my problems – and I mean besides just turning into an efficient person, because who wants to do ...

Debunking Classic English Major Stereotypes

Debunking Classic English Major Stereotypes

Every major in college has a few stereotypes attached to it. These are the things — positive and negative — that everyone who is not in that major associate with it. These things are also things that grind your gears because half of the time, you don’t find them to be true. English majors are ...

Why You Should Minor in Psychology

Why You Should Minor in Psychology

Regardless of your major and your future career path, every single person can benefit from a little bit of a psychology background. If you’re planning to work in business, with kids, or even locked away in a lab or operating room, psychology has a lot to teach us about others and ourselves and can be ...

5 Reasons to Skip Black Friday

5 Reasons to Skip Black Friday

We love to save money and get great deals, but at what cost? Black Friday has grown from a small smattering of discounts to an all-out shopping frenzy. Thanksgiving is one of the only major holidays that isn’t divided by religion, and is really a holiday for all, yet we throw aside the things we’re ...

The Pros and Cons of Online Education

The Pros and Cons of Online Education

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for a great online college or want a mix of online and campus classes, use HackCollege’s School Finder to find the best one for you.   Online classes have made it possible for a lot of working adults or people who can’t fit certain classes into their schedule to get a degree. ...