Entries by Claire Moore

DIY handmade holiday ornaments for college students

It may be a bit early to be thinking about Christmas. But if you’re on a budget then you can save lots of money by starting early with things to make for Thanksgiving and homemade Christmas ornaments. DIY crafts can be a great way to create unique decorations and presents for Christmas and other holidays. […]

What you should know about Apple Pay

Apple Pay, the contactless payment system that runs on your iPhone 6, debuted on October 20, 2014. Now, barely a month old, the electronic payment system faces a challenge from a newcomer that won’t be available until spring 2015. What started this battle of payment methods is an attempt by retailers to avoid paying the […]

Gamergate and the war on women in the video game industry

The war on women isn’t just happening on a political level. We are seeing more instances of women in the video game industry being subjected to cyber harassment consisting of death threats. One feminist media critic cancelled a scheduled speech at Utah State University after the school received an email threatening the deadliest shooting in […]

Halloween history around the world

Why do we celebrate Halloween? Well, the candy may be one good reason. It might interest you to know that Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. But let’s look into just how did Halloween start. Halloween traditions don’t just center on candy. You can look back to ancient Ireland for the […]

Supreme Court opens door for gay marriage

Where is gay marriage legal? On Monday October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court decided to not address lower court rulings that struck down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah. By doing so, the Court has opened the way for gay marriages to take place in those states. The decision has apparently led […]

Shellshock bug: What college students need to know

On September 24, 2014, researchers at Red Hat stated that they had found a computer bug in the Bash shell software that controls many Linux and OS X systems. They called it the “Bash bug,” but it was also dubbed “Shellshock.” Representatives for Apple announced that most of the MAC operating systems were not at […]

What you should know about hazing in college

On September 23, 2014, FoxNews.com ran a story about the new Miss America Kira Kazantsev who had been kicked out of her sorority for a hazing incident. Once considered a rite of passage, hazing stories have come under fire because of several incidents where hazing went too far and people were hurt or killed. If […]

Strike Debt challenges student loan debt crisis

It may seem like it’s been awhile since Occupy Wall Street took over town greens and camped out in front of businesses to protest the rising gap between the wealthy and the 99%. But while the movement has largely disappeared from the headlines, a spin-off group known as Strike Debt, which previously purchased medical debt […]

Use color codes to get organized for college

When the fall semester starts you have to hit the ground running as they say. Anything that can help you get organized will come in handy. One way to organize your life is by using color codes in your file system, note taking and even in your closet. Let’s look at some ways that you […]

Low risk of ebola virus for college students says CDC

Going to college means learning all kinds of new things and meeting people from all over the world. You can meet and get to know college students from such exotic areas of the world as Europe, Asia and Africa. But the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has lead to questions about the risk of […]