Amazon Launches “Write On” Crowd-Publishing Platform


Recently, online retailer Amazon launched “Write On,” a crowd-publishing platform that allows its users to post any stage of projects they find themselves working on, and can then seek out feedback from the online community.

While I don’t think I could ever have the guts to post drafts of my work in online setting such as “Write On,” it’s definitely an interesting concept and a great way to get a set of eyes you may not have had the chance to interact with before. To learn more about Amazon’s “Write On, check out this article from Tech Crunch.

Free Software For Students And Faculty


Software is an investment. An expensive one at that. Adobe Creative Cloud with a student discount runs $20 a month.

However, OnTheHub has teamed up with software publishers and schools around the world to provide the most current programs at a 90% discount or no cost at all. Software publishers include Microsoft Office Professional Plus, Visual Studio, Windows 8 and more. All you do is type in your school, see if they apply to the software, download it, and tinker away!

Free Music, Apps, Ebooks And More


As college students, we live for free stuff. My favorite part of summer is when all the organizations send representatives to the sidewalks of campus to speak on their behalf while handing out free goodies. I once picked up two t-shirts, a sucker, and a container of ice cream all for free while walking to Student Services from Bessey. It was a magical day indeed.

It is because of our love, and need, for free things that I offer my fellow broke peers this article from Freebie Finding Mom. Within it is tips on how to find free legal music downloads, ebooks, apps, and more.

Free Soccer Clinic for Kids and Adults

Low on cash but looking for something fun to do with the family over the summer? How about a free soccer practice? It not only gets everyone outside and running around but it is a chance to meet people with a shared love for the sport.

On Saturday, June 14th MSU’s Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) has organized a free soccer clinic for children and adults. It will be held from noon to 3pm at MSU’s Demonstration Hall soccer field. Registration is required.