• College Mistakes (Vol 2) Now That You Have Settled In…

    Spending Your Financial Aid on NON School Related Stuff Whoa! You just got a check for $5,000 this semester! It’s probably the most money you have even seen in your bank account….ever! The biggest mistake we see freshmen make is spending their financial aid on everything and anything not school related. It’s hard to realize that this money is not

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  • Does your school make the cut?

    Last month, The Princeton Review released its annual rankings, which includes categories like “top party school” and “students pack the stadium.” But when it comes to academics, the authority is US News and World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” ranking guide – which was just released. Of the nearly 1,800 schools ranked, Princeton University held onto the top spot, with

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  • Fall Into Autumn With These Dorm Room Essentials

    If you’ve emerged from your cave to venture outside, you’ve probably noticed that the air feels and smells a little different. Fall is definitely upon us! As fun as summer is, many of us welcome the opportunity to walk 100 feet without sweating like we’ve just run a marathon. Besides, it’s always fun to get to change up your wardrobe

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  • BIGWORDS Voted Into Lifehacker’s Top 5 Best Sites To Buy Cheap Textbooks

    The Internet has once again spoken through its mouthpiece at Lifehacker and we have been nominated into the top 5, and are in the running to be the #1 best place to buy, rent, or sell textbooks. (we’ll of course be happy with a silver or bronze.) A few years back we were #4 and at that time I noted

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  • Student protests school’s handling of her sexual assault by carrying mattress

    At least one in four college-aged women is the victim of sexual assault. According to recent reports, sexual assault is actually on the rise on campuses. Unfortunately, because so many of these situations go unreported, it’s impossible to know for sure how big this problem really is. Although this important issue has received widespread attention over the past few years,

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  • Ten awesome movies about college to get you psyched for the new school year

    Wonder Boys, 2000 Like it or not, it’s time to kick off the new school year! Whether you’re a senior who finagled a schedule consisting of the easiest courses your school offers or a freshman who’s excited, but overwhelmed, at the prospect of higher education, it’s time to get pumped about being back on campus. To get you geared up and

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  • Are you ready for some football?

    There’s a lot to be psyched about at the beginning of a new school year. Reuniting with friends, a fresh start with new classes, parties and – of course – college football season! We already supplied you with a list of some of the coolest tailgating items out there – all which are available through BIGWORDS – to get you

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  • Who’s psyched for the iPhone 6?

     photo courtesy of: techradar.com Apple is holding its annual fall event on September 9th and rumors about the highly anticipated iPhone 6 are starting to heat up. When the phone finally is released, you’ll be able to find the best prices here on BIGWORDS – plus, you can search for great deals on accessories and older models through our site.

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  • Major Mistakes College Students Make and How to Avoid Them (Vol 1)

    It wasn’t that long ago I was graduating from high school and moving into the dorms at GSU. I was excited but had no clue what to expect living on my own. The next four years was a series of trial and errors, most of which cost me tons of money, humility, and time. Learn how to avoid these major

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  • Get Ready For The School Year With These Dorm Room Essentials

    Whether you’re dreading the new school year or psyched to get back to your life on-campus, summer is coming to a close. Unless you’re a returning student who has the whole “move-in day scene” down, you might be a little lost in regard to what you need to complete your dorm room. While there won’t be any shortage of van

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  • Can Your Major Afford Your Student Loans When You Graduate?

    After leaving high school, where we are forced to take a bunch of boring classes that we don’t care about, entering a college curriculum that we choose is like taking a trip to Disney World. Suddenly, we have options to take really interesting courses with names like “History of Rock & Roll” and “The Cultural Implications of Buffy the Vampire

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  • Syracuse ranked top party school in the U.S.

    While you’re tailgating and heading to killer frat parties this fall, think about this: Your school has nothing on Syracuse University.

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  • College Items You Most Likely Forgot to Buy

    One of our favorite things to do at BIGWORDS.com is search our site for items students need… and calculate how much money we can save them by price comparing the items on all sites at once, adding coupons, and finding free shipping. Lately we have seen a surge in coupons being added to BIGWORDS.com which have been resulting in saving

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  • Tailgating Essentials for Football Season

    The days of showing up to a parking lot with little more than a grill and a few beers is long gone. Today, tailgates are high-tech and high-end, and options to make your party the best in the lot abound.

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  • Five Summer Romance Novels You Can Vicariously Live Through

    We’ve compiled a list of some of the best summer romance books around. And we’ve made owning these reads really easy for you – they’re all available, under their retail price, through BIGWORDS!

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