Finish Your Research Papers Before Making This Windows Upgrade: Here’s Why

You may recall reading about my anxieties with my Windows 10 upgrade last March. (You can read about it in “Tech Tips: Should I or should I not upgrade my desktop?“—if that’s TL;DR, the short version is that upgrading a too-old PC to Windows 10 crashed the box, made it lose the Internet, and resulted in my having to get a new computer after months of working with IT to get it fixed).

Learn more now about the latest tech support end for Windows. (Credit: Windows)

Learn more now about the latest tech support end for Windows. (Credit: Windows)

But there’s reason to be glad I’m on it now: for some PC owners, support for their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 boxes may be gone with the processor. If you’re running either of those, here’s what you need to know. Read more

Tech News For College Students: Are AirPods Worth It?

Because you need one more thing to keep track of, right? That might not have been the motivation behind the latest innovation from the Apple shop, but it is easy to see why you may feel differently. These new wireless earbuds may seem super cool, but they have resulted in a lot of lost earbuds, which led to the new Apple app—Find My AirPods.

What do you think of the new AirPods? (Credit: TopApps4U)

What do you think of the new AirPods? (Credit: TopApps4U)

I don’t know if this trend is worth all the fuss, but time will tell. Read more

Common App: Your One-Stop College Application Tool

If you’ve been looking for an easier way to send your college application to multiple schools, then you have to check out the Common App. With one online form, you can apply to nearly 700 academic institutions in the U.S. and other countries. It also helps with tracking your progress and meeting deadlines.

You’ll still have to send additional information such as your high school transcript, results of college entrance exams, and an essay, if required. Read more

What to Know About Picking Your Major

If you have a major all picked out before you set foot on campus, great! For many, picking a major can be paralyzing. After all, this is a decision that can impact the rest of your life.

Now is the time to choose a path for your major. (Credit: Pexels)

Now is the time to choose a path for your major. (Credit: Pexels)

But deciding your future from the array of all the college majors can be made easier if you follow my simple how-to suggestions. Read on for the things you need to know about picking a major. Read more

Overcoming a tragedy: Orlando Strong

It was Sunday morning. Tragedy struck, so at first I didn’t believe the news. I could not fathom the truth, that hate and sorrow had gained control of my city overnight. My first thoughts were that while I was fast asleep, dreaming about a better life, others were wide awake fighting for their own.

The Orlando Eye, lit with rainbow colors the night following the Orlando tragedy. (Credit: Daniel Myers)

The Orlando Eye, lit with rainbow colors the night following the Orlando tragedy. (Credit: Daniel Myers)

Some stories said they hadn’t caught the shooter yet. I woke up afraid for my life too. 49 people died that morning, and 53 people survived. The wound hasn’t completely healed, and for others it is still fresh. Read more

How high school Senioritis affects GPA and college admission

“Senioritis” is an affliction that hits high school seniors during their second semester. They assume that since colleges have already accepted or rejected them in the spring, the colleges won’t know or care what grades they got in their second semester of senior year.

Learn how to combat senioritis next semester. (Credit: joy-Q)

Learn how to combat senioritis next semester. (Credit: joy-Q)

However, college admissions do want their entire high school transcript, and if they slack off on college requirements, they might not get in. Read more

What college students should know about Tomi Lahren

Tomi Lahren is a young and rising media star in the world of social media. What sets her apart in the eyes of many is that she is outspoken as a conservative commentator. Even some millennials may have not been aware of Lahren prior to her appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on November 30, 2016.

Tomi Lahren appears on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. (Credit: Variety)

Tomi Lahren appears on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. (Credit: Variety)

Here are the things you need to know about who Lahren is and what she believes. Read more

The importance of student news through the OSU tragedy

An incident on the campus of Ohio State University on Monday, November 28, 2016, left 11 students and faculty members injured, before a university police officer fatally shot the suspect. Initially, the university reported an active shooter on campus. Journalists at The Lantern, the student-run news site, reported from the scene while larger media outlets were delayed in their efforts to get on campus.

Learn how student news was used in the OSU shooting. (Credit: NBC News)

Learn how student news was used in the OSU shooting. (Credit: NBC News)

Meanwhile, a new report found that university administrations could be hindering the freedom of the press via their campus newspapers. Will recent events affect this? Read more

How to be a hero and fight hate crime on campus

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) became the latest group to speak out against hate crime on campus. Noting a sharp increase in physical and verbal hate crimes in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, the AAUP called for support for undocumented students.

Learn how you can stop hate crime. (Credit: The ATM)

Learn how you can stop hate crime. (Credit: The ATM)

How will you fight hate and be a hero on your campus? Read more

How will the demise of Vine affect college students and social media?

For four years, Vine has delighted many college students with its six-second loops. But the video app is being shuttered by parent company Twitter. Many are wondering if the next social media app to go will be Twitter, especially after the company also announced job cuts.

What do you think about the departing of Vine? (Credit: CNN Money)

What do you think about the departing of Vine? (Credit: CNN Money)

Let’s take a moment to mourn Vine and prepare for what lies ahead in the world of social media. Read more