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

7 college tips for roommates and off-campus housing

Hey, you’re a junior or senior and you’re ready to leave the dorm rooms behind and move off the college campus into an apartment of your own—a studio apartment or a house with a bunch of roommates.

Seek out roommates that will always have your back. (Credit: CAVE)

Seek out roommates that will always have your back. (Credit: CAVE)

For college students, living off campus offers independence, learning about responsibility and leaving the distractions of dorm life. Here are 7 college tips for finding, renting and thriving in your off-campus housing. 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

How to help back pain — life hacks for college students

College students—you’re young and healthy right? Well, back pain can happen to anyone at any time. If you don’t want a bad mattress or a stupid sports injury to turn into a lifetime of stiffness, soreness or worse, it might be a good idea to have some home remedy life hacks handy to combat the discomfort.

If you begin to feel back pain, it's a good idea to not ignore it. (Credit: MemeCenter)

If you begin to feel back pain, it’s a good idea to not ignore it. (Credit: MemeCenter)

How to help stop back pain is a problem you want to tackle sooner, rather than later. Read more

Most haunted college campuses in the U.S.

Halloween is quickly approaching and while it may not be appropriate to dress up and go door to door asking for candy from strangers, it is appropriate to seek out haunted ghost stories that will have you wishing you were back home under the watchful eyes of your parents.

Here are the top most haunted college campuses in the U.S., and the stories that make their students sleep with one eye open. Read more

Auditing a class: Student success without a grade

Auditing a class is an option for college students who do not need credit for that class but want a stress-free environment to learn the material or network in that field of study.

Auditing a class is a great option for college students. (Credit: Wayne State University)

Auditing a class is a great option for college students. (Credit: Wayne State University)

Student success does not always require a grade. Here are some college tips if you want to audit a class and what to expect. Read more

DIY Halloween costumes for college students on a budget

Witches and goblins and ghosts, oh my! Halloween is fast approaching. For many college students, Halloween is “THE” holiday.

Even if you aren’t super keen on the whole dressing up thing, odds are you have a party (or two, or three) to attend that requires some creative attire. Now you just need some quick costume ideas, preferably DIY Halloween costumes, that can help keep you on a budget. 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