Category Archives: News and updates

Mother’s Day gift ideas for college students on a budget

Dear ol’ mom. There’s really no sufficient way to thank her for all she has done for you over the years—from taking care of you when you were a baby, to taking care of you when you were sick, to … Continue reading

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See the Alternative Spring Break trip to Rogue River!

Last month, students from the University of Oregon were selected as the winners in CengageBrain’s Alternative Spring Break competition. With the cash prize of $2,500, they were able to take a group of students from a local middle school on … Continue reading

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Be sustainable: Compost, recycle and the Pee Bus on campus

College students on campuses across the country are participating in environmental and sustainable projects that involve composting, recycling and growing community gardens and roof gardens. A college in New Hampshire even collects pee! Here are some conservation projects that are enhancing … Continue reading

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Heartbleed bug: 7 college tips to protect students

Monday, April 7, saw the discovery of the Heartbleed security breach that attacked the encryption protocol known as OpenSSL. Heartbleed can access the memory of data servers and sensitive personal data like usernames, passwords and credit card information that is … Continue reading

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Worldwide earthquakes seeing rise in magnitude—Why?

The Solomon Islands experienced a major earthquake Sunday, April 13, 2014. The earthquake registered a 7.6 magnitude on the Richter scale and hit at 7:14 a.m. local time. Its epicenter was located 200 miles southeast of Honiara, the Solomon’s capital. … Continue reading

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Movie streaming app Popcorn Time shut down

It’s 2 a.m. and you’re sick of studying for that final. Your brain needs time to recharge, and you really want to see that movie all your friends have been talking about. Problem? It’s too recent to be available on … Continue reading

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson reboots Carl Sagan TV series Cosmos

Along with Bill Nye (who, according to reports from news sources, is his best friend), Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a voice championing science educator. While Nye duked it out with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham in a creationism vs. evolution … Continue reading

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Want to travel to Mars? The one way trip is not for Muslims, say Islamic leaders

Haven’t heard of the Mars One mission? A Dutch nonprofit (and potential reality show) is making plans to start a civilian Mars colony in 2024. While their plan for travel to Mars has met criticism from science bloggers who feel … Continue reading

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Celebrity coming out stories: Ellen Page and Michael Sam

The number of famous people who have acknowledged their homosexuality continues to grow. Celebrity coming out stories, like those of Ellen Page and Michael Sam, are reflective of the changes in American’s thinking when it comes to homosexuality. Even the … Continue reading

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Homemade skin care for college students: Natural remedies, home remedies for acne and other skin conditions

Winter weather in the U.S. typically means cold, dry conditions that can aggravate your skin. You need homemade skin care, which include natural remedies for every skin condition. Here are just a few ideas that are easy and affordable to … Continue reading

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