Back to school with the iPhone 5, new Angry Birds app, Living Social deals and online trends

South Korean rapper Psy’s "Gangnam Style"

South Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style”

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Back to school and realizing that your smart phone is tragically out of date, you don’t know how to get the best local deals, and you need something to do on your study breaks besides the old Angry Birds? Check out the latest news on the iPhone 5 release (and other smart phones that might be up your alley), cool websites for local deals and the latest apps and online trends! Read more

Surviving on campus foods: College food can also be cheap healthy food

Campus foodsWhether you have a meal plan or are on your own for college food, you can make healthy choices for snacks or meals that don’t cost a lot of money. Campus foods can often be greasy pizza and fatty burgers – cheap, fast food that doesn’t give you the benefits of eating healthy. Inexpensive, nutritious food can easily be part of dorm or college apartment life. With a microwave, mini-fridge and a counter-top grill, you can make fast, inexpensive and healthy meals while saving money not buying food on campus. Read more

College student budget: Tips on finding cheap entertainment ideas both on and off campus

Inexpensive entertainmentThe idea of going to a concert or performance on a college student budget isn’t terribly appealing! You probably have a laundry list of shows you’d love to check out, but it’s a luxury that (you think) you just can’t afford. With a little know-how though, you can fit culture into your life without burning a hole in your pocket. Cheap entertainment ideas can be found both on and off campus — it’s just up to you to go out there and find it! Follow these tips and you may not ever have to pay full price again — that is, until you graduate.

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Celebrity death hoax claims Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy and Alfonso Ribeiro as latest victims

Is it true? Did Bill Cosby die? Is Eddie Murphy deceased? Will the world never again be graced by Alfonso Ribeiro’s Carlton dance? To all the fans out there, breathe easy. These are nothing more than the latest celebrity death hoaxes appearing on Facebook and Twitter. Read more

Top 10 must-do college events: From college football games to Greek rush!

School spirit

School spirit (Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri)

The number of available college events may seem overwhelming — and, if you are having a tough time deciding what to do, you aren’t alone. From the numerous booths promoting campus organizations to the students scrambling to get to the best tailgate, many freshmen choose to hide in their dorm rooms instead of facing the crowds. If you are one of them, then it is time to lace up your sneaks, don your favorite (okay, your only) college tee and see what your university has to offer. From Greek rush and student government to college football games, here are the top things you need to try — now!

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Feeling overwhelmed: The secrets to getting good grades in college

Feeling overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed? (Photo by Psy3330 W10)

You learn pretty quickly that college is a whole different ballgame from high school. And no, that’s not a reference to having to report to mom and dad where you’re going and what time you’ll be getting back. The responsibility of being on your own, making it to class, getting the course work done, planning for a future, paying for it all, well it can be a lot. Feeling overwhelmed? If your stellar classroom scores start to slip, don’t fret, here’s the skinny on how to get good grades in college.

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Federal student loan repayment plans: Get in the know with what you’ll owe!

Paying off student loansWhether you’re an entering freshman or a first-year grad student, being in the know with what your federal student loan debt looks like is a good way to stay ahead of the game for when the time comes to begin repayment. Did you know you have several different options for repayment? You might even be eligible for loan forgiveness. So, what exactly are your options, you ask? Well, read on for more info. And then visit your school’s financial aid office for ways to be proactive before you accept your diploma. Read more

Why to consider an on campus job or internship…and which ones to snatch up!

On campus jobWhether or not to work during college is a tough decision for a university student to make. On one hand, it would be great to have some extra spending cash. On the other hand, a part-time job might eat into your study time, take away your relaxation on weekends and erase your social life. Fear not! An on campus job doesn’t have to turn into a career — and there are some great ones out there that offer stellar hours and fair pay. Need a student internship? That counts as working, too. So, read on to see how holding a job can help you during and after your university years — and don’t forget to take a peek at some of the best jobs and internships out there! Read more

How to network: Top six networking tips for college student success

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Job fair (Photo by USDAgov)

Multiple studies, as well as real world experience, repeatedly demonstrate that networking can be one of the single most powerful methods for securing a job or internship. This fact is especially true for college students who will soon be entering the job market for the first time. However, many students are not sure where to start when learning how to network. The following are six networking tips for student success that will help increase your competitive advantage and visibility in the marketplace. Read more

Bill Nye The Science Guy emphasizes the theory of evolution vs. creationism

Bill Nye The Science Guy

Bill Nye displays his "In Praise of Reason" Award (Photo by BDEngler)

For most of you growing up during the 1990s, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” was a scientific icon — funny, kooky, educational and entertaining. Lately, however, Nye has been making headlines with not only reports of his death but also his staunch views about the theory of evolution versus creationism — and his comments have caused quite a stir.

Nye’s credentials

In case you were worried, Nye is very much alive — his reported death being nothing more than a hoax that began on Twitter on Aug. 26, 2012 (similar rumors have been circulating for over a decade). More newsworthy, however, is that Nye is raising a few eyebrows with his newest YouTube video where he emphatically stresses the importance of students understanding evolution — and that creationism should never enter the realm of conversation on this subject. Read more