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Our Major-Related Tumblr Tuesday Picks

Our Major-Related Tumblr Tuesday Picks

Screenshot o’ the Tumblr Directory. Check it out, yo!If you have a Tumblr, then you probably know that today is Tumblr Tuesday, when its users recommend all their favorite blogs of late. While there are the always popular users, like the internet culture blog, The Daily What, and print-turn-digital outfits, The New Yorker and Newsweek, there are ...

Five of Life’s Little Instructions

Five of Life’s Little Instructions

center>Image via ThomasNelson.com When H. Jackson Brown Jr. was sending his son off to school, he left him with a list of instructions. They were all little lifehacks if you will to help him be a happy and successful adult. There are a few of these instructions that are worth highlighting and if you enjoy this post feel free to purchase the book here. I highly recommend it!

Get Amazon Prime Free For One Year as a Student

Get Amazon Prime Free For One Year as a Student

Via AmazonHave you heard of Amazon Prime? Probably, but if you haven’t here’s the low-down. As a Prime Member you pay $79 yearly for free two day shipping on any order on nearly all things on Amazon (including textbooks, school supplies). Pretty solid right? Well, today Amazon rolled out a membership for students where they ...

Twitter Contest: Win the Lenovo A63

Twitter Contest: Win the Lenovo A63

Okay, remember this? Well, it’s finally time for us at HackCollege to give away the behemoth Lenovo A63. We are having a Twitter contest. That means you need to Reply to this tweet on our profile with the hashtag #lenovoa63 and a suggestion as to why we should pick you as the winner. Examples include but ...

Summer DIY Project: Mini-Skeeball

I found this one under “Office Supplies” on Instructables. This awesome makeshift mini-skeeball game is an awesome idea for your dorm or apartment. It’s simple, in that it doesn’t require many materials and the only tool you’ll need to complete it is an Xacto knife, glue, cardboard, a paper cup and a pencil.  Your friends ...

Maryland Community College Starts Midnight Madness

Maryland Community College Starts Midnight Madness

This class is bound to have some goners. Image via Flickr User bigarnex. Licensed under CC v2.0.Okay, back in high school I remember my English teach showing us a clip of Andy Rooney talking about his view of the future. It was a planet that was constantly lit and people working in shifts because of over population. ...

Review: Lenovo A63

Review: Lenovo A63

Over the last few month I have had the pleasure of using the Lenovo A63 as my main computer. There are a few things I like about this rig, and a few things I don't.  Full Disclosure: This was out on long term loan and is going to be given out to one lucky HackCollege reader in a giveaway to be decided on later. Woo, now let's get into this machine.

You could have this! Image courtesy Lenovo.

Pros

After putting this computer through the paces of the daily college routine for about a month there are a bunch of things that make this small business workstation work for students, but I'm just going to talk about a few. First, it's pretty powerful. Second, it's pretty quiet and third, the screens are effing huge!

Library of Congress Cataloging Public Tweets

Library of Congress Cataloging Public Tweets

Your tweets, we haz them. Image via Flickr user okbends. Licensed Under CC v2.0. Wow, I don’t know what to think about this. Last week the Library of Congress tweet (of all things) that it would be cataloging all public tweets from March 2006. LOLWUT. The Chronicle of Higher Educations Wired Blog. It’s mad cool, ...

Air Travel Basics for the Sheltered Student

Air Travel Basics for the Sheltered Student

Over this last winter break, I flew for the first time since 1999. I might as well never have flown because of all the rule changes due to the September 11th attacks and what have you. Going through what I thought was going to happen, and what actually did happen I learned a few things.  ...

Forget Buying Style Handbooks

Forget Buying Style Handbooks

Image via Tongji.eduI found something interesting while Googling “APA webpage reference” for a paper yesterday. Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an amazing resource for college students. It has all the resources for formatting American Psychological Association (APA) writings and Modern Language Association (MLA) writings. Props to the folks at Purdue for putting all of ...

Get yo’ Democracy on with MegaVote

Get yo’ Democracy on with MegaVote

Image via Congress.orgWith the vote on the recent Health Care Reform coming and passing, you may have been provoked to become more politically aware, whether it was by subscribing to a few more news feeds or emailing your congressman (or congresswoman). There’s another (extremely efficient) to become more aware of what the people who represent ...

The Importance of Reading Your School Newspaper

The Importance of Reading Your School Newspaper

Like this, also found in paper form. Photo via Flickr user misterbisson. Licensed via CC V2.0Universities tend to vary how often then put out a newspaper, but they all share the same purpose. There’s the Daily Pennsylvanian, out of the University of (you guessed it) Pennsylvania, come out daily and there’s my school’s  paper, The Quad, ...

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