‘Opinion’ Posts

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. ...

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

HackCollege is not the type of site that presents “inspirational” advice. You won’t find pictures of climbers with quotes about “reaching new heights” or “never letting go [of dreams].” Instead, we present practical advice that students can apply to their lives to become better students and future graduates. Occasionally, we post opinion pieces that deviate ...

Life Question: Where Do You Want to Be in a Year?

Life Question: Where Do You Want to Be in a Year?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? It’s about reflections of the future, how your past has shaped the person that you are today, and how to set your sights for all of your tomorrows. We’ve all been there before, whether it’s someone else asking us or we muster up the confidence to ask ourselves. ...

Why Daydreaming Can Lead to Productivity

Why Daydreaming Can Lead to Productivity

I know what you’re thinking: daydreaming is one of the most unproductive activities that you can do. (I know, I get it.) But hear me out. Daydreaming can lead you to be the most productive you’ve been this month. Here’s how. Related: Don’t Be Obsessed with Productivity Sense of Self Daydreaming can make you think long and ...

Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

There are more individual entrepreneurs now than at any other time in the history of the United States. Citizens around the world are leaving their desk jobs to pursue their passions and find the freedom of business ownership. If you keep your start-up fees low and take advantage of affordable online tools, you can be ...

Why You Should Write for Your School’s Student Newspaper

Why You Should Write for Your School’s Student Newspaper

It doesn’t take a journalism major to write for the student newspaper. In fact, if you ask me, the best student-run publications are those that feature all makes and models of students on campus, from the creative writing wordsmiths to the calculator-toting math majors. Too often, though, the stigma attached to college-level writing — the ...