‘Back to School’ Posts

Nexus 7 Vs. Kindle Fire HD: Which Is Best For Students?

Two new tablets, the Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7, offer college students new options for both work and relaxation for a low price. So which should you buy? With college textbooks only getting more expensive, renting eBook versions of course materials is becoming an increasingly popular way of saving a lot of money. ...

4 Reasons to Love the Fall

Switching back to fall from the summer can be a huge drag. People are just starting to forget to ask how the summer was, and days of the beach are now, at least for my Northeast compatriots, decidedly a memory. I had to wear a sweatshirt to class yesterday: a sweatshirt to class. In the summer ...

Five Harmless and Funny Dorm Pranks

For those living in the dorms this year, the dorm hall is a perfect place to pull some pranks on your newly acquired friends. However, while pranks are for the most part all fun and games, they may in turn make the “funny” prankster into an enemy if they are done wrong. So, before you start being the ...

The Latest & Greatest Resources Online

Bookmarking useful websites in college is on every student’s to do list. Unfortunately, shuffling through your pages and organizing your online tools can be a hassle for everyone. When organizing my own weekly bookmarks this morning, I lost track of time and ended up spending 2+ hours picking the right pages, organizing by categories and, ...

Lore Launches New Social Network for College Campuses

Formerly known as Coursekit, Lore is an online educational tool meant for the connection of students and instructors in one well designed and easy to use community. Lore was launched in November 2011, and is already used for courses in over 600 universities, making it a quickly growing competitor to the unfortunately popular Blackboard. The unique aspect about ...

4 Freshman Tips You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Yet

College freshman are like puppies: young, eager, and often in need of guidance. College is an entirely different environment, after all, and there’s a huge learning curve to leaving one’s childhood home. But among all the obvious warnings against lanyards and cafeteria food, a few trickier bits of advice can slip through the cracks. I’m ...

3 Things Freshmen Need To Know Before School Starts

Well, you made it. The crazy frat parties, the rigorous coursework, and the crowd of roaring college football games. Are you ready for it? I wasn’t—expecting to run the campus my first semester, I hit a wall. I made no friends (at least good ones), my schoolwork struggled, and my health was in the pooper. Fortunately ...

4 Tips To Help You Prepare For Your Fall Term Now

For colleges on the semester system, students do not start school for another two or three weeks, and for colleges on the quarter system, school will not start for about six weeks. However, there are some important items on the fall term agenda that students may want to consider completing now, because if you wait ...

Don’t Buy a TV for Your Dorm, Buy a Home Theater PC

Need a laptop? Our Back to School series is brought to you this year by Intel. We’ve teamed up to bring you the HackCollege Laptop Chooser. If you share the Laptop Chooser, you’ll be entered to win a Samsung Series 9 Notebook! A tiny PC and monitor will get you way more bang for the ...

Back to School: How to Start Your First Week Off Right

Your first day of school isn’t like this anymore. Photo courtesy of Flickr user woodleywonderworks. Licensed under CC BY-2.0. Need a laptop? Our Back to School series is brought to you this year by Intel. We’ve teamed up to bring you the HackCollege Laptop Chooser. If you share the Laptop Chooser, you’ll be entered to ...