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Going Back to School? Purge Your Stuff

One thing I’ve noticed about myself over the last few years is that I accumulate stuff at a speed previously only attained by light, sound, and Usain Bolt. Even over the course of a semester, I end up with all kinds of things I didn’t have at the beginning of the year–everything from school ...

Christmas in Two Infographics

Since we’re in an infographic mood here at HackCollege (and since I’ve had nothing but free time for the last few days–family vacation…), I went hunting for some fun, Christmas-y infographics. The Christmas season, as it turns out, is full of incredible and odd information and statistics: Oregon sells 6 million Christmas trees every year?!?!? ...

How to Study Distraction-Free

I have an Anthropology final tomorrow. Here’s what I’m doing, when I should be studying (other than writing this article): I’m on Twitter. I’m reading feeds in Google Reader. I’m answering email. I’m watching episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I could keep going, actually, but it would just make me sad. But you ...

HackCollege Xmas Lists: David

Here’s my list! It mostly focuses on caffeine ingestion and electronics, which I guess is why I write for HackCollege… Electric Tea Kettle I want to be able to write stuff, surf the Web, and enjoy delicious tea…without standing up. That’s the dream right there. Click to View on Amazon   Headphone Splitter It costs, ...

Find Your College on Twitter

It seems these days that everyone’s jumping with both feet onto the Twitter bandwagon – and that includes colleges. Employees, departments, school teams, and even college presidents are getting onto Twitter, and engaging with students and the public in cool new ways. One of the best ways to see how colleges are using Twitter is ...

How to Get Ready In an Instant

It happens to me almost every morning: I wake up, say a NSFW version of “oh gosh golly!” because I have 4 minutes to get to class, and start getting ready. And, ready for this? I make it to class. Almost on time. I’m not going to tell you this is the best way to ...

8 Twitter Lists All Students Should Follow

If you’re already a Twitter user, you probably get why Lists are so cool: they’re an awesome way to follow whole groups of interesting people, in one place, without letting them get all cluttered among everything else you follow. If you’re not a Twitter user, Lists are a great reason to become one. You ...

6 Ways to Ace Your Next Test

It’s midterm season. As I sit down to write this post, I just finished an Anthropology test. I nailed it. Like, crushed it. No, that doesn’t even do it justice. I took it out behind the classroom, beat to a pulp, revived it lovingly, apologized sincerely, and then beat it again even worse. Now, I ...

How to Drag Yourself Out of Bed In the Morning

There’s this funny thing you’re supposed to do every once in a while in college – it’s called “go to class.” I think. Trouble is, between all the other stuff you’ve got going on, waking up for that first class of the day is an awfully elusive being. The first inclination, every single morning, is ...

Stay Out of the Student Poorhouse with Mint

The whole “broke college student eating Ramen” thing is really more of a clichĂ© than an actual truth. Well, unless you’re me and you just genuinely enjoy the taste of Ramen in the morning. Don’t judge me. Regardless of your financial situation and your tastes for Ramen, college is often one of the first times ...

13 Caffeine-Free Ways to Get More Energy

WAKE UP!It may be coffee week here at HackCollege (and don’t get me wrong – I heart coffee. I’m drinking it as I write this post), but coffee can become more of a crutch than an aid for a college student. When you wake up, many people’s first inclination is to get a cup of ...

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