The Top Cross Platform, and Free, apps for Students

BestAppsIf you have a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer you’ll definitely want to get them prepped and ready for the school year! What better way than to add these eight, totally free, totally cross platform apps. They’ll work on your Android or iOS phones and tablets, as well as your Windows and MAC OSX computes. They’ll even work from the Internet so you can access the apps from anywhere, anytime.  Continue reading

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Carrying Concealed Weapons

With Arizona’s recent law change concerning carrying concealed weapons, it is now more important than ever to know what you can and cannot do with your personal firearms.

Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 13, Chapter 3102 Misconduct Involving Weapons was changed in 2009, stating that anyone over the age of 21 can carry a legal firearm concealed with or without a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit. However, do you know you can carry only in some places? If you want to be able to carry concealed in restricted locations, you need to have a permit. (*Note: having a CCW permit still does not allow you to carry in places where firearms are legally prohibited, such as schools). Continue reading

Textbooks: Two Weeks for Free

How many times have you waited to buy or order a textbook until after class starts? We all know how instructors and a class syllabus can have different opinions on the whole textbook issue. The class notes almost always list a textbook; however, whether or not this book is actually used in class is a different story. Many times an instructor tells you to pay no attention to the book requirement and instead uses alternative teaching materials.

Another reason students may hold out on buying a textbook until after class starts is to find the cheapest deal – usually online. Although GCC now has some pretty awesome deals with their new textbook rental service, students will never stop trying to save a penny any way they can. Continue reading

Glendale Community College: Online or on campus?

Which style of class do you prefer, online classes or actually being in the classroom? Are you thinking of switching classroom mediums this semester or is your class only offered in a format you’ve never tried? Well, I’ve taken both and there are definitely a great deal of pros and cons to both types.

I started college taking online classes. I chose to do online because it was cheaper than at a university where I would have had to pay hundreds of dollars for parking. At Glendale Community College, we are lucky enough to have free parking! Continue reading

Single Mom Student Fun Day

Today I woke up at my usual 5:30 a.m. in time to get both myself and my 15-month-old child prepared for the day and out the door on time. Never mind that my previous day didn’t end until nearly midnight.

When I woke, my son was still sound asleep on the full-size bed we share most nights (despite my efforts to take it for my own, as if losing two feet of space is too much for me). Rather than wake him, I decided it would be a good idea to simply take a quick 10-minute shower and then wake him afterward.

Bad idea. Continue reading