I found out that I can legally obtain a free copy of Windows through my school. I know there are two options for running Windows on Mac: 1) through a VM, or 2) through a dual-boot setup. One thing I found out about Parallels Desktop is that I can install Windows onto a separate partition and run Windows in Parallels from there. This gives me more freedom to choose how I want to use Windows. However, Parallels is $84*, so I want to look at other options. I've heard VMWare Fusion - which costs $24* - has the same feature. * = Prices in USD.