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March Madness Right Around the Corner

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

It is February, It is cold in most of the country, and the last thing on your mind is probably college basketball. Well, in less than a month that is about to change, especially if your University goes to the ‘Big Dance’ as they call it. You know what I am talking about, the NCAA […]

Use Your iPod As a Study Tool

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

All this time you have probably thought that our iPod was just for playing your favorite songs. Wipe that misconception out of your mind, as we will explore how you can make your iPod a useful tool to study for your classes. You can use your iPod to downloaded books, textbook study guides and languages. […]

Advice from Recent College Grads

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

USA Today recently did a nice six-week series called “Young & In Debt“, which profiled five recent graduates struggling with high levels of debt just as they are starting out in the world on their own. They were asked to spill the beans about their financial situations and struggles, and were matched up with financial […]

Nielsen Tracks College Student TV Viewing

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Nielsen Media Research which has long tracked the television viewing habits of Americans, but for a long time they have not tracked one particular group – college students.  Beginning this week, however, this will change.  Nielsen will begin tracking the TV viewing habits of college students this week, which could potentially boost ratings for programs […]

Cheating on Tests

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Cheating on your papers is not the only thing that can land you in hot water.  Cheating on exams is highly prevalent amongst students, with some agencies reporting that up to 3/4 of all students cheat at one point or another.  With technology such an integral part of our lives, it’s no wonder that students […]

Plagiarism: Not Worth the Risk

Friday, January 26th, 2007

It’s the night before your big paper is due, and your friends want you to go out with them. Do you: a) Download a pre-written paper off the net. b) Pull an all-nighter and get it done. c) Ignore it, and beg your teacher for an extension. d) Call up your brother and ask for […]

Snag a Cool Internship

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Instead of wasting away your summer vacations, why not make them work for you by getting an internship?  While an internship isn’t neccessary to get a killer job after graduation, it can’t hurt your chances at all, in fact it’ll likely help them.  Even if you aren’t sure of what you want to do with […]

Cookbooks for College Students

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Sick of meals from a pizza box?  Yearning for something different?  Then it’s time for you to pick up a college cookbook!  Yep, there are cookbooks out there made especially for dorm-dwelling college students like yourselves.  Many of them aren’t all that expensive (great for budget-restricted students), and they can offer you some great new […]

Hot Jobs for 2007

Friday, January 19th, 2007

MSNBC decided not to wait for the US Department of Labor to issue their annual list of the year’s hottest, and most in-demand jobs of the year, and went a head and did a little research and issued their own list: Experience Designer -  These people work in the retail industry, and help create the […]

Traditional Degree vs. Online Degree – What to choose?

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

When the issue of online degrees comes up, the first question that I always hear is “Are online degrees treated the same way as regular degrees?”  To answer that question is not always so easy as it often depends on a number of factors.  One thing I can say, however, is that they are becoming […]

Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace.. Oh My!

Monday, January 15th, 2007

If you’re like most young adults, you have at least one profile on a social networking service, if not more.  This would include sites such as MySpace, Friendster, Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, Xanga, LinkedIn, and so on. You probably use different social networks for different things, or to connect with different groups of friends.  With so […]

Big Bowl Round-Up & BCS National Championship

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

On Monday January 8th, 2007, we’ll see two Division I powerhouses take to the field in the BCS National Championship game. The Buckeyes and Troy Smith, this year’s Heismann trophy winner, go up against the Southeastern Conference Champion Florida Gators. The OSU Buckeyes come in at a little bit more than a 7 point favorite. […]

Sneaky and Little-Known Ways to Get Credit for Classes

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

As with anything, there are ways to get around the traditional constraints of academic college life. Instead of actually attending all of your classes for the entire four or five years of your college career, you can learn how to cut a few corners and save yourself some time. If you’re still a high school […]

What You Need to Know About Transferring Credits

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

If you are looking to transfer credits from one college to another, you will want to be prepared. Before you commit yourself to any particular school or program, you should really speak with an admissions counselor.  This way, you’ll be able to go over with him or her what classes of yours will transfer. When […]

Dish Dirt on Your Dorm

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Was your dorm room completely unlike the college catalog description?  Did you live in luxury for your four-years at college?  Dish the dirt on your college dorm experience at Dorm Advisor.  At Dorm Advisor, students can register for the site, and share their insights into dormitories at colleges around the United States.  Dorms are given star […]

Great Websites for Students & Parents

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Current students, as well as prospective college students and parents can all benefit from being well-informed about the financial aid process and opportunities, as well as being aware of resources available for further information about higher education.  There is a lot of valuable information online, and it can be difficult at times to sort the good […]

How to Handle Roommate Conflicts

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Think you’ve got the roommate from hell?  You might, or you might be in the same boat as the rest of us.  Most of us have (or had) roommates that just down-right annoy the heck out of us.  So how do you handle tricky roommate situations? One of the first things you should do, if […]

Places to Visit, Services to Use on Campus

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Despite what you might believe, college doesn’t just provide you with adequately torturous classes to attend, and those cramped dorms to live in.  There are other places on campus, as well as services that your school provides, that you should definitely take advantage of. More than likely, your college has a campus health center.  If […]

Working While in College

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

You need to find a job.  There’s simply no way around it.  You need to finance all or part of your education, or have enough money to feed and clothe yourself. You’ve already thought about the potential impacts on your educational career, and you know that you should not take a brutal course load or […]

Self-Study Classes Aren’t for Everyone

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

If you hate going to class, or constantly find yourself cutting out, you might think that online, tv, or correspondence courses are perfect for you.  Afterall, you can do the coursework when it is convenient for you, not when the schedule dictates.  This is all fine and dandy, but before you leap into any kind […]

Virtual Sex: More Common Amongst Students Than You Think

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Campuskiss.com, an online dating community for college students based out of Toronto, recently conducted a survey of college students called the “Canadian CampusKiss & Tell Survey” which reveals the virtual sex habits of college students.  The survey showed that over 87% of college students participate in some form of cyber sex. The 87% figure reveals that […]

When your parents want you to do something else: How to deal with it

Monday, December 18th, 2006

We’ve heard stories about it many times before: a student who is passionate about music (for example) is being pushed into getting an accounting degree by his or her parents.  Or maybe they want him/her to be a doctor, when what he/she is really interested in is political science?  It’s easy for an outsider to […]

The Survey works – I’m an idiot

Monday, September 11th, 2006

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NSA spying on college students and what you can do about it

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Department of Defense monitored e-mail messages from college students who were planning protests against the war in Iraq and against the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against gay and lesbian members of the armed forces, according to surveillance reports released last month. While the department had […]

Wanted: A designer

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

I’m look for a blog designer to overhaul College v2.  Drop a me an email at scblanda@gmail.com if you are interested.  I would prefer a fellow college student, but I’m not picky at all.

Reason #476 the iPod must be stopped

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Its offical the iPod needs to be stopped. According to a recent survey the iPod is more “in” then beer. First of all, what kind of kids did CNN interview?  And second, who born after 1980 says “in”? Nearly three quarters, or 73 percent, of 1,200 students surveyed said iPods were “in” — more than […]

Dishes = evil

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Lifehacker had a nice bit about easy ways to do your dishes that was perfect for any dorm dweller. I know me and my 5 roomies had many a fight over who used what dish and when. Do yourself a favor an implement such tactics as covering things with plastic wrap. Unconventional? Maybe. Time/lifesaving? You […]

College 101: Brendon Mendelson from The Brendon Show guest entry

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Brendon Mendelson of The Brandon Show offers some tips on emailing your professors.  I had a similiar (not as funny) entry a while back.  Enjoy, and be sure to head on over to The Brendon Show for a daily dose of hilarity. College Survival Top Ten: Emailing Your Professors By: Brandon J. Mendelson http://www.thebrandonshow.com Copyright […]

College v2 mentioned in magazine article!

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

A while back I was interviewed by Karine Joly of University Business magazine about RSS feeds.  CV2 got a whole paragraph.  Whoever told Ms. Joly about the site, thanks!. A scan of the page is at the end of the post. [tags]University Business, University Busniess Magazine, RSS[/tags]

The coolest way to open a beer

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

This guy opens a beer bottle with another bottle. Pimp. via Boing Boing  [tags]beer[/tags]

AHHH LINUX!

Monday, June 19th, 2006

While trying to install Linux on my computer I managed to screw up the whole thing.  More posts when I fix it.

Even Ivy Leaguers dislike Ive Leaguers

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

According to a new CNN article self-injury is rampant among young people particularly Ivy League campuses. [tags]self-injury, Ivy league[/tags]

How to make a ring tone only young people can hear

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

In the UK a company has designed an apparatus to keep young people from loitering storefronts and shops. In the old days the only thing detering we whippersnappers was a “Get out of here you kids!” following by a shaking fist. But thanks to UK company Compound Security Systems, shop owners now have an alternative: […]

Why older people hate reading our emails, and what to do about it

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Ben Bleikamp at CollegeStartup wrote a great post about young people and their tone in email.  While we have grown up on hundreds of hours of instant messaging, the older crowd isn’t as inclined to the casualness of the web. “Being professional doesn’t mean you have to be long winded or sound scripted. Just talk. Be […]

Im kinda sorta back!

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Hey guys, I’m still in LA but e3 is over (pictures soon).  I’ve had a blast playing the new Nintendo Wii and the Playstaion 3.  I even met the Diggnation guys and watched them tape.  To everyone who commented on the e-bay post I thank you and hopefully you stick around! Now that school is […]

Finals…please kill me.

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Cant post…finals crushing me… To all of you in crunch time, turning out essays left and right while studying for finals – I salute you. Good luck to everyone!

gaming for free

Monday, April 24th, 2006

And now for a step away from productivity: VIDEO GAMES. For all my fellow gamers, we hit quite the conundrum when we get to college. We love video games, but cant afford them. Below is a little guide on how to get your kicks in until you can afford games new again. 1up has done […]

An adsense test

Monday, April 10th, 2006

We college kids are a broke bunch, and I’m no exception.  Thus that little box to the right containing Google’s adsense.  I plan on keeping you guys updated on the results, and if they are favorable, I’ll try to offer all the advice I can on how to make your web site profitable. [tags]Google, Adsense[/tags]

Make your own luck

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

How to be luckier (is that a word) Obviously some measure of luck is based on chance, but this experiment and many others have led Wiseman to conclude that a significant portion of one’s good fortune is not random, but rather due to one’s state of mind and behaviors. He concludes that luck is an […]