Archive for August, 2006

Lifehacker: how to buy cheap books

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Lifehacker readers pitch in on how to get cheap books. Some theories have been covered here but it basically breaks down to this: (used) Book Burro [tags]textbooks[/tags]

Back to school, old (but still usefull) CV2 posts

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

As you can tell by the lack of posting in the last two days, Temple has begun the fall semester. I imagine most of you have started school already as well. Below are some posts that can help: Book Burro saves money, possibly lives Don’t let your professor screw you The best Firefox extensions for […]

Collegiate Ubiquity gets you drunk, possibly arrested

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

*wink* *wink* nudge nudge *cough* How to get a fake Id *cough* …You never saw me… [tags]Quick! Run the cops![/tags]

What college students need, my dream college application: Uber

Friday, August 25th, 2006

And now for the dorkiest thing I have ever done… College students have it rough. With loads of productivity software out there, nothing seems to fit. Sure there’s One Note, and online services like Google Calender, but there is no one app that can integrate our needs in to one package of awesomeness. Business men […]

Pimp my TI-83: making calculators fun

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

The bulky Texas Instruments calculators have been staples of math classes for years. But these timeless beauties can do more than formulate, umm…. formulas, they can act as your new Game Boy. If fact, some creative chaps managed to put Zelda on the TI-83. But the fun doesn’t stop there, has a list of […]

How to be an Internet secret agent: clean up your digital dirt!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

One of the new things I am reading everywhere is the sudden realization that the pictures you post online will one day come back to haunt you. Colleges such as the University of Virgina even have a slide show warning parents and students about online stupidity (CNN article here). While, I’ll admit I have touched […]

California slowly, but surely, raising college fees

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

We’ve discussed how bad New Jersey residents have have it. But California, long known for having some of the lowest in-state tuition in the country, is slowly raising its fees. Governor Schwarzenegger has just asked for higher rates. “Everyone had to contribute. This is very clear,” Schwarzenegger said. “But the college tuition fees were too […]

CV2 now with E-mail subscription

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

For you old schoolers out there who don’t want a thing to do with RSS, College v2 now has a e-mail subscription service. Sign up here, and the link with always be in the footer under the RSS feed. Or just use the form in this post: Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner

Facebook releases an API, and adds badges

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Facebook is beginning to realize that “poking” just isn’t as cool as it used to be, and has enlisted the help of others through the implementation on an API. Whats an API?  For the technical version visit Wikipedia.  But the basic version is that essentially anybody has access to the stuff that makes Facebook tick […]

Simple tip: how to pick fresh bread

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

There is no worse feeling: you rummage through your kitchen in the quest to make a delicious sandwich.  And then you realize that your bread has those tiny green marks throughout.  Looks like mold has gotten the best of your bread as nature took its course. When confessing this to a relative, they told me […] allows for social notetaking, is it worth using?

Thursday, August 10th, 2006 is a new AJAX driven note taking service that allows the sharing of notes between students. I decided to take for a test drive to see if it should be added to every students toolbox. The main page is very clean and simple like any Web 2.0 page should be. While you can […]

DormDelicious rocks socks

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

As I was barely hatching the plan to write a “What to bring to college” post, Andrew over at DormDelicious had already beat me to it. DD has a three part series on what to bring, including what NOT to bring, Things You Should Split With Your Roommate and Things you might have forgotten. Also […]

Three things you shouldn’t bring to college

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

We’ve already covered some overlooked items you should take on your trek to college. But there are some things that you might think you’ll need, but really dont. And by “some things” I really mean three. 1. Condoms Now, it is not for me to pester you about your sexual life, but I believe most […]

I’m moving

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Hello all, just wanted to say I am in the process of moving into a new apartment and won’t be able to post to College v2 until Wed. Hopefully the Verizon stuff comes before then…

Eight often overlooked things you need to pack for college

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

So you’ve been accepted to your University of choice. Awesome. Now comes the fun part, leaving home and assembling a living space that you have always wanted. Do you want the ‘fridge with in range of your bed? So be it, it’s your place now. But with college there are a few staples that every […]