Want $100 AND a finals survival kit? Tell us why for your chance to win both!

Finals week can be an especially grueling time for college students – we know, we’ve been there! So what could possibly make this stressful time of the semester less stressful? Cold, hard cash? Snacks and writing essentials? A survival kit with BOTH?

Your finals survival kit will be a lifesaver.

Your finals survival kit will be a lifesaver.

By this point you should be saying to yourself “Hell yes!” – but if not, maybe you know someone who might be interested. Regardless, CengageBrain is offering you the chance to win one of five survival kits that will help you get through finals week – oh and a $100 Visa gift card. Read more

5 ideas to find the perfect holiday gift for your bae

It’s that time of year for college students to start thinking about buying their bae a holiday gift. Budgets are tight, but you want to get something special without breaking the bank.

There are many holiday gifts that don't break the bank.

There are many holiday gifts that don’t break the bank.

You could consider homemade Christmas gift ideas or store bought gifts. Either way, the point should be that you got something they will treasure. Here are five Christmas gift ideas for a girlfriend or boyfriend that say, “I thought of you!” Read more

Ask your ‘rents for these cool Christmas presents

Let’s face it, a college student budget isn’t exactly made to purchase any big ticket items. So if you’ve been longing for the perfect Christmas gift that’s too expensive for you to swing, it may be time to ask Santa, aka mom and dad.

If you want something that’s not in your budget, ask mom and dad for it for Christmas.

If you want something that’s not in your budget, ask mom and dad for it for Christmas.

College students: now is the time to give the ’rents a heads up on the cool Christmas presents you have your heart set on, but you just can’t afford on your own. Come Christmas morning, you will be happy knowing you got just what you wanted, and they will be happy knowing how much you appreciate their gift. Read more

Lyft or Uber for college students?

If you don’t have your own wheels and you haven’t heard of Uber or Lyft, you may want to jump on the bandwagon.

The debate is on between Lyft and Uber ride sharing services. (Credit: Andrew Harrer & Chris Ratcliffe, Getty Images)

The debate is on between Lyft and Uber ride sharing services. (Credit: Andrew Harrer & Chris Ratcliffe, Getty Images)

Here are some tips to help you catch a ride and, yes, there’s an app for that! Read more

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 latest ruling by the Supreme Court benefits gay marriage. (Credit: The Missouri Times)

The latest ruling by the Supreme Court benefits gay marriage. (Credit: The Missouri Times)

The decision has apparently led federal judges in several other states to move in the direction of marriage equality. On Friday, October 10, 2014, a federal judge in North Carolina struck down that state’s ban on gay marriage. Read more

Halloween decorations for college students

The National Retail Federation says that spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach $7.4 billon dollars this year. That’s up from the $6.9 billion Americans spent on costumes and the other scary accouterments last year. But hey—college students don’t have a ton of scratch, right?

A unique idea for Halloween decorations for college students. (Credit: Likes.com)

A unique idea for Halloween decorations for college students. (Credit: Likes.com)

So if you are looking for ways to get in the Halloween spirit, like how to decorate your dorm or apartment on the cheap, you will want some DIY ideas for how to make Halloween decorations. Read on for some suggestions that are sure to get you in the spooky spirit. Read more

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.”

Make sure your computer is not at risk for the Shellshock bug. (Credit: product-reviews.net)

Make sure your computer is not at risk for the Shellshock bug. (Credit: product-reviews.net)

Representatives for Apple announced that most of the MAC operating systems were not at risk and it promised to release a fix for those systems that could be affected. Security experts estimated that as many as 500 million computers could be at risk. Read more

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.

Hazing has come under fire for going too far. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

Hazing has come under fire for going too far. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

If you’re considering joining a membership group at your school, you might want to reconsider if the requirement for entry includes submitting yourself to hazing. Read more

DIY ways to help the environment for college students

Think college students can’t do anything to help save the planet? Think again. In fact, when it comes to ways to help the environment, twenty-somethings have a lot of reasons to be focused on how to go green.

Be good to the environment now for long-term benefits. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Be good to the environment now for long-term benefits. (Credit: MemeCenter)

After all, you have a long life ahead of you, and it would be nice if you had a planet to live that life on. Read on for some handy DIY tips that all college students can try to help the environment. Read more

From iPhone to Google: Tech trends for college students

The wait is over! The Apple iPhone 6 is out, and the buzz has hit the Internet with whether this device is far superior to its predecessorsor competitors.

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: bigger and better. (Credit: engadget.com)

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: bigger and better. (Credit: engadget.com)

Meanwhile, there’s an iOS 8 upgrade, the new iCloud drive is available on PC before Mac, Microsoft has purchased Minecraft, the Oculus Rift VR headset is hitting the news (if not the store shelves), and Google Plus is no longer a requirement for your Google account. Have you been keeping up with the latest tech trends? Read more