I close my eyes for a second, and when I reopen them I am standing at the mouth of a massive cave. A quiet breeze blows around the cave, gently swaying the long grass that covers miles of fields as far as the eye can see. Read More →
Growing up, Allen Gannett was always fascinated with technology and education. At the age of 11, he jumped at the opportunity to design his first website, which he calls “a horrible old-school HTML news website for my grade school.”
Allen continued to dabble in projects growing up, but education remained his primary concern. In 2010, he had a revelation that “most of the problems we see in education, particularly around college access can be solved in a cost-efficient, scaleable way through technology.”
After putting together the initial concepts and plans to solve this problem, he met Anton, a fellow student interested in the cause, and the two co-founded their own company, CampusSplash. Read More →
It might be the best idea. Read More →
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Since that day, we as a nation have rose to rebuild, both in a literal sense and in spirit. We’re building a new World Trade Center, we’ve taken down the man behind the attacks, and we’ve created a memorial to remember our losses. Today is a day to take a moment to remember the ones who have fallen for our freedom, and to be thankful that we have that freedom.
In honor of September 11, here are eight patriotic wallpapers that I found inspiring. Read More →
I’ll admit it; I totally love going to concerts, moshing, and coming back looking like I got the shit kicked out of me. It’s exhilarating. Due to this, I’m a really big fan of metal, hardcore, post-hardcore, and other related genres. However, I never felt that I could review albums from these genres in my Study Album of the Week series – I mean, who besides me studies to hardcore music?
Alright, so the Adobe Imagination Challenge has officially entered the second voting round. Have you entered your project yet? If not, check out our initial post on the challenge, and ask yourself, why am I not going for that $10,000 prize? Well, that’s what I would do.
As I mentioned in that previous post, submissions will be judged in part by a panel of celebrity judges. Today I’d like to profile each of them, and then let you in on a unique opportunity. Read on to find out more! Read More →
Office hours have been something of a little-known secret among successful college students. Sure, many students know about them, but few have taken the time to approach these “mystical times” of direct contact with professors. Whether out of fear, laziness, or ignorance, office hours continue to be under-utilized by the college population.
However, having studied study habits for the past two years, one of the most common themes I’ve seen among the most successful students has been their dedication to attending office hours.
Why such a disparity? Most college students struggle enough with going to class, so going to office hours is typically seen as a monumental struggle. “I have to take MORE time out of my schedule? Won’t it just serve me better to study by myself?“
This is the start of a new series called “Things That Make Me Fail College”. The idea for it spewed out of my head while I was thinking of ways write about whatever the hell I wanted without anyone noticing me deviating from the whole “college success” subject. If a post about silly internet comics seems too far out for you, here’s a nice article about studying.
Web Comics are probably the 4th greatest invention ever, right behind sandwiches, explosions, and the internet itself. They’re funny, don’t take long to read, and – best of all – don’t force me to get off my butt and walk to the comic store to get them. These online marvels of satire and varying levels of illustrative quality are often the culprits behind my perpetual sleep-deprived state, and they’re also one of the best ways to de-stress after a tough class or an even tougher sessions of Call of Duty. Here are, in my opinion, the best of the best. Read More →