Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Oil Company Pledges $50 Mil. for Scholarships

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

The Murphy Oil Company in Arkansas has announced quite possibly one of the most generous programs of its kind, and has pledged $50 million dollars to give scholarships for many high school graduates in its hometown of El Dorado.  The program is set to begin with this year’s graduating class, many of whom are thrilled […]

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 […]

Contribute to the upcoming College Money Series

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

If you have noticed the lack of postings lately its because I have been hard at work writing the College Money Series to begin next week (school doesn’t help much either). Right now I’m soliciting all tips and tricks you use to make your life financially stable. How do you manage your bank accounts? Do […]

How to graduate college in one year

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Lately the phonomena of the “Super Senior” is becoming more common.   But putting all five-year students to shame, David Banh managed to finish the four year mathematics program at the University of Virginia in one year. How did he do it? According to a WSAV article, a combination of things, but mainly: A whole bunch […]

Sorry for the downtime, Digg got me.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

If you have tried to check college v2 and got a nasty error message, I apologize.  MidPhase axed the site after The Digg effect got me.  But all should be well.  I had to clean up my images folder as a condition for the site getting back online, so some images won’t be working. Thanks […]

Help Wanted: Blog at College v2

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

You guys have asked for it, so I am delivering. College v2 needs to be updated more frequently and needs some diversity in it’s opinions. I struggled long and hard with this choice and decided the value of the blog would increase with more updates.  And isn’t adding value to college student’s life what this […]

Survey results are in!

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

First of all, a huge to thanks to everyone who filled out the survey for the site. It really woke me up to some of things about the site I didn’t realize I was doing, or some of the little things that you guys love. The Results: 1. What features would you like to see […]

Sound off, please take the CV2 survey

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Hey guys, I have some major changes in the works for College v2. But, honestly, I am unsure of which ones to devote time and energy to. Please take this quick 10 question survey to help out the site.Show me what you want to read here, curse me out, or show your apathetic nature; it’s […]

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

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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

College v2 introduces a new series: College 101

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

It’s about that time of year for high school seniors: Proms are wrapping up and so are high school careers.  If you are a senior, you’ve probably been accepted to the college of your choice and can’t wait to move out of your boring hometown and meet new people and indulge your self in academia.Or […]

College V2 … version 2

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

I have spent the last week or so overhauling the site.  Well here it is. The best new feature is the message boards, The Commons.  I hope it becomes a place where some of the people that frequent this site to converse and interact.  Hopefully everyone can submit some of things that helps them get […]


Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Im going to be tinkering with the College v2 layout in the next hour.

CV2’s RSS feed goes full text, Sean loves acronyms

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Just a mini announcement: The RSS feed is full text. No more snippets! The feed is also ad-free. So what are you waiting for? Subscribe to And, if you are the community-type, Subscribe to Comments for [tags]RSS, comments, Feedburner[/tags]

Collegev2 on vacation

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Hey everyone, I’ll be unable to post this week as I am heading out west to go to e3.  I might post pictures/video here so keep an eye out.  Good luck with finals and I’ll see you in a week! [tags]e3[/tags]

Is college counter productive?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

I was rereading some of essays from freshman year and I realized something – in some cases my writing ability has actually deteriorated.  I do not think this is due to any thing I have been taught in college, but rather, it is indicative of the time constraints now placed upon writing an essay.  I […]

What’s your website? Help me create the nets first college network.

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

I am taking the intial steps of starting a College Blog webring.  I’m still hammering out the specifics but if you maintain a site about college, college life, or anything relating to higher education leave a comment or shoot me an email.  My goal is to build up a nice network of friends and authors.  […]

Google, the fifth horseman of the apocalypse

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

In relation to the last post, looks like Google might buy Facebook. [tags]Google, Facebook, the end of the world[/tags]

Facebook is whoring themselves

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

According to this Business Week article Facebook is for sale. Asking price? $2 billion I expect some of that money to go to the Facebook Whore memorial fund. [tags]facebook, sale, business week, rich bastards[/tags]

sorry about the downtime

Monday, March 27th, 2006

My host had some big server problem, more posts coming.

8th use for your iPod

Monday, March 13th, 2006

This jogger was identified by her iPod. [ABC NEWS, link] [tags]jogging, iPod, engraved[/tags]

Spring Break

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Just letting you know what you probably have guessed, I’m on spring break and will be updating less frequently. Dont worry, a whole new slew of posts are coming friday and saturday. [tags]im a lazy bum[/tags]

Thanks to Lifehacker / Micropersuasion

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

I just checked my site stats and was smacked in the face. Thanks to Lifehacker and Micropersuasion for the links.  If you are here for the first time, snoop around and I’m glad you came! :-) [tags]me being a shmuck[/tags]

College v2 podcast?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

I’m toying with the idea of doing a podcast. What would you guys like to see (hear?) in a college v2 podcast? College realted news? Tutorials? Tips? Do you even listen to any podcasts? Comment or email any suggestions. [tags]podcast, collegev2[/tags]

New feature at Collgev2

Monday, February 20th, 2006

In light of the huge amount of college podcasts out there, every Friday here at v2 will be dedicated to the reviewing of a college podcast. I will then rate them with a simple Recomended/Not Recomended rating system. Recomended:  Simple. Easy. [tags]podcasts, rating[/tags]

Sorry everyone

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Sorry guys, the database was down (or something like that). New posts soon.

How does the budget affect us?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

In case you haven’t been watching the news the White House released their proposed budget for 2007. While it still has to be approved by Congress, the initial proposition contains the first cut in education spending in nearly a decade. Among the cuts affecting college students are Perkins Loans, which the President proposed be cut […]