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5 First Apartment Tips for College Students

Transitioning from dorm to apartment life may not seem like much of a change on the surface, but there’s a lot more to do and worry about than you think. To help you get through your move-in with enough sanity and cash to go around, here are some first apartment tips. Related: 6 Ways to ...

Fitness Devices 101: Tracking Your Life

If you’re concerned with your health and level of activity, there’s a new tech bandwagon you might actually want to jump on. Fitness devices are making it easier than ever to track workout progress through wearable trackers and smartphone apps. Two of these devices in particular, the Fitbit Flex and Jawbone UP, are taking the old ...

5 Simple Rules for Great Scrambled Eggs

One of the best meals you can cook for yourself in college is breakfast. For many, it’s a must-have in order to function properly throughout the day. Before you go picking up a carb-heavy bowl of cereal, though, consider making eggs apart of your breakfast rotation. Not only are they delicious, they’re also cheap, nutritious, and ...

Tips to Protect Online Accounts and Information

Chances are you’ve had problems with malware or viruses in the past. You may have even had one of your social networking or email accounts compromised at some point. The threat of cybercrime is very real and not as personal of an attack as some may think. It’s often a shot in the dark, with ...

Choosing the Right Laptop for College

If you’re struggling to decide on a laptop for college, you’re likely stuck on two major factors: price and operating system. And while a laptop is certainly an item worth investing in, your parents may not feel the same when they see you eyeing the $1200-minimum Macbook Pro or a similarly-priced Windows gaming laptop. Let’s ...

6 MS Office Tips from the World’s Best Student Users

If you’re an incoming college freshman, you probably used Microsoft Office in some capacity during your elementary to high school years. Presentations required PowerPoint, papers required Word, and if you took any sort of general computer class during high school, you likely learned the basics of Excel. But these applications are not just used to ...

Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway Extended, Third Prize Added

In honor of Freshman Week, we’ll be extending our Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway through Friday, August 16. In addition, a third prize package is being added, bringing your chances of winning one of them even higher. The third prize includes an Evernote Smart Notebook and Click Ballpen by Moleskin, as well as a copy of The Secrets ...

Freshman Week on HackCollege

For many of you, the fall semester will begin soon and the nerves will set in after the high of move-in day wears off. To help you get through your Freshman year, we’ll be bringing you a variety of ways to make the most of your first year while maintaining the grades your parents expect ...

Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway Featuring Two Prize Packages

Hot off the heels of our Dell XPS 12 giveaway, we’re offering a great set of products and prizes to help you add to your dorm room this year. So whether you’re just starting college or moving back to your home away from home, we’ve got things every student could use. What’s special about this ...

And the Winner of Our Dell XPS 12 Giveaway Is…

Rachel S. of Michigan State University is the winner of our Dell XPS 12 giveaway. From everyone here at HackCollege, we truly hope you enjoy your new ultrabook. (Meaning, don’t break it during an intense game of Fruit Ninja!) But as a Music Education major, you know how to play with expensive things, so we know ...

4 Types of Apps College Students Need to Use

You won’t develop good habits by using apps alone, but you can use them to make your life as a student much easier. With the amount of responsibility you have during college, you need the right tools to help you get through the day. And you need them from the moment you wake up. The ...