Category Archives: Life Hacks

Make Volunteering Work for You While You Work on College

Volunteering. For some, warm memories of stacking ten thousand can goods come to mind. For others, the dread of not putting in enough mandatory service hours in order to graduate is dredged up. But for all of us in college, the word volunteering reminds us that we have a hectic, vulnerable schedule. Between studying, working, […]

7 Online Tools That Will Make College Easier

College is hard. Being online is easy., Evernote, Google Drive, DropBox–these are definite go-tos for the in-the-know student, but here are seven sites and apps definitely worth a spot on your bookmarks bar or homescreen. 1. EasyBib This site’s primary function is to assist you in creating the most dreaded part of an essay, the […]

5 Laundry Hacks So You Never Have to Actually Go COMMANDO

College life is not conducive to getting things done beyond labs, lectures, and studies–not to mention the walking time between all of those! So when the heck do you do your laundry? Well, most savvy students know to take advantage of the free wifi and do research or relax with Netflix while machines wobble and […]

Happy National Running Day!

In honor of National Running Day, The Brief wanted to outline some basic reasons why being a runner is awesome, and why college is a great time to start (or continue) the hobby. Some of these reasons include tips, but they’re also just a list of reasons you’re awesome if you’re a runner, or why […]

How to Maintain a College Workout Routine

Staying in shape in college can be tough. Classes, homework, and unlimited meal plans all make working out a challenge and a chore. However, staying healthy and active can help your brain function and lower stress, and there’s a great number of studies that suggest that students who stay active perform better academically. So, here […]

How to Make the Most of Summer 2016

You’ve studied hard, perhaps partied harder, but the end of the semester is finally here. There are indentations in your fingers from holding your pencils with urgency. Your notebooks are filled with chicken scratch. Your bank account is diminished, just like your energy. That means, whatever you decide to make of your summer, it will […]

How to Build the Perfect College Schedule

The perfect schedule is the key to a successful semester. You need to find a good balance of challenging and not as challenging classes. You also need to take classes that you have a genuine interest in, or the desire to learn the material just won’t be there. Before it comes time to schedule, be […]