Did you know? Freedom of speech and hate speech aren’t the same thing

You might think that being a college student in America you’d be protected under the First Amendment if you choose to exercise your right of freedom of speech, even if that meant you were addressing your opinions on tough topics often considered hate speech, right? Not necessarily.

It's important to fully understand freedom of speech. (Credit: imgflip.com)

It’s important to fully understand freedom of speech. (Credit: imgflip.com)

Did you know that freedom of speech and hate speech on campus are not supported the same way, even though both are protected by your rights under the First Amendment? Read on for more information on how some college campuses distinguish between the two. Read more

DIY ideas for how to keep New Year’s resolutions

Remember those New Year’s resolutions that you made all the way back at the start of the year? If you are like most people making a change and trying to stick to it, you know it isn’t the easiest task.

Finding excuses will not help with your New Year's resolutions. (Credit: Photobucket)

Finding excuses will not help with your New Year’s resolutions. (Credit: Photobucket)

However, if you are interested in how to keep going strong with your resolutions, here are some DIY ideas that you can use. Read more

Trending worldwide: March in Paris, historic event for French

The attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which posted images of Islamic extremists in its newspaper January 7, 2015, have sparked support and is trending worldwide as millions marched in Paris at a historic event for the French, January 11, 2015.

People hold signs and the French flag as they gather at the Place de la Nation during the Unity rally Marche Republicaine on January 11, 2015 in Paris. (Credit:  Martin Bureau)

People hold signs and the French flag as they gather at the Place de la Nation during the Unity rally Marche Republicaine on January 11, 2015 in Paris. (Credit: Martin Bureau)

Here are the facts of what’s happening so far and how you can follow along via social media sites to keep up on the latest. Read more

Life hacks for going back to college after winter break

Winter break … it was fun while it lasted. Whether you were ready to escape your family and head back to college or you never wanted your vacation to end, all college students must face the fact that class is back in session.

Returning to classes after winter break can be difficult for many college students. (Credit: Smosh.com)

Returning to classes after winter break can be difficult for many college students. (Credit: Smosh.com)

So how can you make the transition a little bit easier? With some valuable life hacks paving your way! Read more

How to make a memory book for college students

Life goes by fast and it’s always nice to be able to look back at memories of the good times. You can do that with photos, souvenirs and other collectables from your trips and adventures with friends. Making memories last is fun when you get creative. The memory book is only the first step.

From a memory book to a memory scarf, there are many ways to remember the good times. (Credit: Slideshare)

From a memory book to a memory scarf, there are many ways to remember the good times. (Credit: Slideshare)

Think about a memory quilt, a memory scarf or a memory box where you can place all sorts of mementos and handmade items. Let’s look at some ideas on how to create your own lasting memories. Read more

Conferences discuss diverse issues in higher education

Each year there are numerous conferences that discuss diverse issues in higher education. Many are sponsored by associations of colleges and universities as well as government relations task forces that foster discussions of ways to improve access to college for all who want it, ensure college graduation, and provide employment opportunities.

(College tuition is one of many issues faced with higher education. (Credit: Jimmy Margulies)

(College tuition is one of many issues faced with higher education. (Credit: Jimmy Margulies)

Here are various conferences that encouraged policy changes to benefit college students. Read more

Sony releases “The Interview” despite hackers

Unless you’ve been under a rock or living in a cave, you’ve heard of the flap over Sony Pictures release of the new film The Interview starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The comedy centers on a plan to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

"The Interview" has been released despite threats. (Credit: techcrunch)

“The Interview” has been released despite threats. (Credit: techcrunch)

Hackers from North Korea not only broke into the email accounts of Sony executives and leaked the results, they also posted threats of violence against theaters that showed the film. Sony executives decided to pull the picture, but has since made The Interview available through other venues. Read more

Liberal arts: Best college degrees?

There has been a debate for years about the value of a liberal arts and social sciences education to a successful professional career. Some say that in our increasingly globalized world, the best college degrees for college students are in such fields as social sciences, multiculturalism, politics, world religions and communications.

Learn more about the value of a liberal arts degree. (Credit: newslanc.com)

Learn more about the value of a liberal arts degree. (Credit: newslanc.com)

Others say that a more concentrated study in a field like business would contribute more to society and American success. Still others say that the debate itself is misguided. Read more

New Year’s resolutions life hacks for college students

December is almost over. That means it is time to dust off those New Year’s resolutions once again. If you try to figure out how to better yourself every year, but find yourself unable to stick with those promises, help is on the way.

Be realistic with your New Year's resolutions. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Be realistic with your New Year’s resolutions. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Here are some simple life hacks for college students to help teach you how to keep your resolutions this year and for many years to come. Read more

DIY ideas for a New Year’s Eve party on a budget

For some, there is no bigger event in the year than New Year’s Eve. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of love for the annual send-off, if you are thinking of throwing a party on a budget this year, you are going to need some DIY ideas.

Now is the time to decide on New Year's Eve plans. (Credit: Troll Meme)

Now is the time to decide on New Year’s Eve plans. (Credit: Troll Meme)

Never fear, college students — you can have a noteworthy bash to celebrate the passing of the old year without busting your budget. Read more