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How to Avoid Partying, Get Good Grades

Partying is no good. Let me repeat that: NO GOOD. All that matters in college is getting good grades your parents can be proud of showing that Sigma Cum-Laude diploma off to their friends. The good grades will also ensure your future at grad schools and give you the grit you need to make it ...

Microsoft Student Rally = Shwag and Scholarships

This could be you. Image via Maximum PCLast week Microsoft started Microsoft Student Rally which is a competition among students around. The goal? It’s to see who can get a tweet, with the hash tag of #Windows7 and why the new OS works well for them, to get retweeted the most out of any one. ...

The Death of the College Email Address?

Last week The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote a post in their blog, Wired Campus, about colleges doing away with school specific email addresses. One of the main reasons they cite for the inclination to delete the mail accounts is that all of their students already have an email address. I’m pretty sure 99% of ...

Backup Solutions for Students

Oh dear. Photo via Leadership by DanThe worst thing that can happen to your computer is frying the hard drive. I had this misfortune two summers ago. I’m grateful that it was the summer though and not before finals. All of your stuff is lost. Music, movies and TV Shows can be re-downloaded, but pictures ...

Use Snow Days as a Freebie and Get Ahead

Most people love snow days. And for those that don’t, this article from Lifehacker may help you forget you’re even swallowed up in your apartment or dorm. There are some tips that’ll help you stay connected with your work and being adept at how your school handles such things. Prepare Your Workflow for a Snow ...

DePauw University’s Awesome President

I bet all these students are cool with Dr. Casey. Image via Depauw.edu I almost want to transfer after reading this article from The New York Times’ Blog The Choice. DePauw University’s President, Brian Casey, is extremely involved with the students there. He does his morning workout with the swim team… at 6:00am. He hosts ...

New Law Lets Students Stay on Parent’s Insurance

Good news for college students. A law that was passed under the Bush administration became effective on Friday. It was coined “Michelle’s Law”, for a student who kept a full workload while battling colon cancer. It protects students who’ve left school for a serious medical condition from being taken off their parents health care. Students ...

Tips for the Grocery Shopping Student

This post is sponsored by Beer Tees Season Favorite:  Fun Halloween Costumes Popular Product:  Pabst Beer T Shirts Most Popular Category:  Beer T Shirts   Baggage This could mean one of two things for you; either reuse the bags as a trash bag, lunch bag, barf bag, whatever bag. Also, some grocery stores have plastic bag recycling ...

The Basics of the Supercomputer at Universities

Oberlin College’s Super ComputerMore and more universities are getting supercomputers. Students who are in the computer science department aren’t the only people getting a chance to use them either. Supercomputers are being used for intense calculations that are useful for a lot of departments to have. So, here’s what you should know about supercomputers should ...

How Some Colleges are Cutting Costs

Below there’s an interesting link that was a story in Time Magazine a few weeks back. It shows what some schools are doing to cut costs in this recession. Some of them are pretty interesting. Like Bryn Mawr College and Dickinson College having a swim meet where they each swam at their own pools and ...

5 Useful Gmail Labs Features

Image: Google Operating System Gmail is the email client of choice for a lot of students, and for some universities as well. Besides having the most advanced web-based email service around (for free), Googlers have added a lot of useful experimental features for users to try out. Multiple Inboxes This feature is great for students who are ...