Archive for July, 2006

NJ worst for college, Flordia best. How’s your state?

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

According to the New York Times, my great home state of New Jersey loses more residents to out of state colleges than any other. Being a resident, I can tell you that New Jersey offers the worse in-state tuition discounts on the planet, also New Jersey is really two states: The New York influenced North […]

When in college, tell your mom to shut up

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Have you ever known “that kid”? The one who can’t make a major choice with our first consulting dear old Mom and Dad. Or perhaps whenever they must speak to an adult, the parent will speak for the child. According to a Boston Globe article, parents are becoming more controlling of their child’s college education. […]

iPod: turns out it can save your life

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Old story, but worth a mention. This 17-year-old was struck by lightning and has burn marks tracing where he was wearing the iPod. The Denver Post article. One Boing Boing reader even beleived the iPod bypasses the current from his head thus saving his life. So maybe the iPod isn’t so bad after all… Just […]

Campus Dirt – how does your school stack up?

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Campus Dirt is a relatively new service offering to tell what colleges are “really” like. They accomplish this by polling current and former students and compiling their answers into polls. Although I’ve only attended one college – Temple University – I found that the poll results we’re largely on the money. There seem to be […]

New Ad policy – What’s the deal with affiliate links?

Friday, July 28th, 2006

I know most of you reading this may not care, but I think it is important to be transparent with my readers. I am going to begin using affiliate links in my posts so help generate some income for College v2.What’s an affiliate link? It’s basically a link for which I get rewarded when someone […]

Facebook is giving away iTunes songs here’s how to get them

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Those chummy fellows at Facebook are giving away 10 million free iTunes music samplers. The promotion is part of a back to school drive to remind college students that Apple’s iPod and Facebook occupy 95% of all student time. So how do you get the free sampler? In facebook search for the group “Apple Students”. […]

Coastr – MySpace for beer

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Hello internet, its Sean. Please stop removing “e’s” to be trendy and “Web 2.0.” Thanks. Now that we have that out of the way, Coastr is social networking on the premise of cataloging beers. Beer, of course, is an essential and stereotypical college staple. The premise of Coastr is to take beer to the next […]

Brand new layout! College v2 3.0

Monday, July 24th, 2006

If you are reading this in an RSS reader, you may want to click through for this one. As you can see, College V2 has received a major update. I wish I could claim responsibility for this one, but it’s the handy work of College V2 reader Joseph Casabona and his web design firm JLC […]

How to get (nearly) free stuff, from eBay.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Inspired by Get Rich Slowly: If you’re going away to college, no doubt you are looking for odds and ends like toasters and microwaves. Things that may not be insanely expensive, but can add up. So what are the best ways to stock your dorm room? Not exactly free, but darn close. After you search […]

The full DoD report – spying on college students.

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

As promised, here is the entire report issued by the Department of Defense.  It includes the text of several students’ e-mails that the DoD considers “potential terrorist activity.” To clarify my two former posts, it is the DoD that is responsible for the surveillance, not the NSA. Reading the report is funny and disgusting at […]

Facebook trick – tiled friends

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Keith of desideratum has a nice posting about a “hidden” facebook feature – tiled friends. How do you do it? To quote Keith: Go to your Facebook “home” (i.e. http://* Click on the “My Friends” link in the left nav In the drop-down box at the top-left titled “Show:”, select the separator “- – -”. […]

NSA spying on college students and what you can do about it- pt 2

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

I have recently put the plans in motion to obtain the report that The Chronicle used for their article about spying on college kids.  Hopefully soon we can have the details.

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 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 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]