‘Student 1.0’ Posts

HowTo: Sound Sophisticated

Digg is stealing away our job! Here’s a great find from the front page of digg that is sometimes a little too true. The post is aimed at guys, but it’s a good read for both sexes. I do believe it is time for tea: The Complete Guide to Faking Sophistication [DoubleViking.com]

Latin Phrases Ad Nauseam

Because of the expectations for astute discourse in distinguished establishments, the necessity of the deprecated Latin language is a must. Brought to you by Mr. Conrad of Ohio State is a list of Latin phrases for your everyday conversation and papers. Sacra bos! (Holy cow!): Latin phrases used in English [Ohio-state.edu/~econrad]

St. Patrick’s Day Prep

There are few days in the year were it is socially acceptable nay… expected to begin drinking before 5 pm. If you are of age, of course. St. Patrick’s Day is definitely one of those holidays that has flown under the radar until college. First, a little history from the trusted Wikipedia: Saint Patrick’s Day ...

Opening a Bottle of Beer

Not to blatantly rip off Lifehacker or anything, but this one is too good to pass up. They just made a post containing a video of how to open a bottle of beer using only a piece of paper. Cool They also link to another article over at instructables, but check out Lifehacker’s article first. ...

Computer Cords: Wrap Them with Twisty Ties!

I’ve got a desktop computer. With 2 speakers and 1 sub woofer. A microphone. A webcam. The keyboard. The mouse. The monitor. An external battery. A printer. An external hard drive. My Zen. The Internet cables. And the USB cable to connect to my digital camera. That all comes with… a big mess. I mean, ...

Killer Colds and Flus! (And How to Avoid Them)

While Rosario is nice and chipper about taking notes, I’m a little under the weather. The flu seems to be making its rounds down at LMU. Although I feel like I’m getting sick, I don’t feel too bad. Mostly because I take a few precautionary steps right when I get that “Oh God, I’m going ...

Exercise in College, Part 1

Catchphrases usually don’t annoy me that much, but the “freshman fifteen” seems to have been beaten to death. Sure, some people do gain a few pounds the first term of the freshman year. Big deal; you can gain a pound or two over the weekend from too much beer. From what I have witnessed and ...

For the New Year: Motivate Yourself

While Kelly is looking over the new themes I sent him, I’d like to share with you all this great video that’s been around for a while. Whenever I watch it, it reminds me of how beautiful life and living… just is. Warning: Emo. Well, not really. I mean, we preach to you here about ...

Traveling by Plane: Getting Back to School

This post may be a little ill-timed, considering that many classes resumed today while others won’t start until two weeks from Monday. But I’m flying home on Saturday, so that’s all that counts. Here are a few tips if you are traveling on a plane:

Wrap Those Pesky Earbuds

While reading Lifehacker early this morning (10 am), I read their article on how to quickly and precisely wrap the ubiquitous iPod earbuds (the technique isn’t anything earth-shattering). The video: That’s nice and all, but for keeping iPod earbuds nicely wrapped I use these little Belkin TuneTies. They are little pieces of rubber that are ...

How To: Make a Better Latte

How To: Make a Better Latte

Caffeine is a necessity of a productive life. For some people, it may be the reason for a productive life. I start every morning with a latte, whether it be from the campus coffee shop or from dad’s espresso machine while I’m at home. And I’m a stuck-up prick when it comes to coffee. But ...