‘How To’ Posts

How To Handle The Cold

If you’re a college student in the Northeast like I am, I don’t have to tell you it’s snowing. A bunch. For all the kids further away, rest assured, the snow is coming. And if it isn’t coming, hi, UCLA, want to trade for a bit? Regardless, weather you’re freezing now, will be freezing soon, ...

15 Ways to Give Back to Your Community

One of the best experiences that you can have as a college student would be giving back to your community. This doesn’t only entail volunteering; there are so many ways that we can give back, yet we don’t realize that it’s actually called giving back. So here’s a list of 15 simple ways you can ...

How to Exercise at Your Desk

College students and exercise go together like peanut butter and anthrax. While you may set a lofty goal every other quarter to try and make it out to the gym, chances are you’ve been slightly less successful in this endeavor than you had intended. It’s no wonder that this demographic is so famous for packing ...

Tips For a Cleaner Household (The Quick and Easy Way)

Cleaning house can be a huge pain in your spring. At the end of the day, it’s those items that just don’t seem to come clean, no matter how hard you try. From Sundays filled with laundry to Thursday nights scrubbing the bathroom, cleaning is no fun for anyone. Fear not! Here are some tips ...

This Is How We Build Better Relationships

College may be one big party for some people. Others might think of it as an extension of high school. To me, college is one big experience-building interview for your future. A big part of this includes meeting new people and building great relationships for your future. It’s true that the people that you meet ...

Fighting Fees: On Campus and Off

The best way to ruin someone’s day is to grant him or her with an unexpected fee. Any kind of fee will do the damage, from a $60 parking ticket to a random $8 fee on your checking account; it’s the principle of those fees more than the amount. Fortunately, if you know which battles ...

Some Tips for Studying Greener

Think of the all the wasted paper you compile over the course of a semester. Between notes for class, term papers, and clunky textbooks, you’re practically carrying the weight of the forest in your book bag. This semester, try a new approach: Study greener. Want to be a better student and help the environment at ...

Four Tips for Sneaking Food Past Security

A lot of places such as amusement parks, music festivals, and sporting arenas have ludicrous “no food allowed” policies.  By not allowing food, these places gain a sort of monopoly and are able to charge outrageous prices for their unhealthy food. So, unless you want to pay $15 for a greasy hot dog and a ...

How To Conquer Stress

Stress is a part of life and definitely a part of life for a college student.  If stress is not properly dealt with, it can lead to a myriad of physiological and mental problems.  Luckily, there are lots of ways to cope and manage the stress.  Here are some tips to identifying the different kinds ...

How to Avoid a Hangover

School has been going for a couple weeks now, so statistically speaking, chances are you’ve had a pretty bad hangover sometime very recently. If you haven’t yet, you will. While we at HackCollege obviously won’t condone excessive drinking, we can at least give you some tips on how to theoretically keep your head from throbbing ...

Job Hunting: 3 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

If you’re a college student, chances are that you’re either already looking for a job or you have in the past. Part of the job search includes interviewing a various places, all of which gives you a chance to make a great first impression over and over again. I think it’s a good idea to ...