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Dog Gets Online Degree, Shames Us All

This video is funny, because it has talking dogs. This video is also serious, because it has talking dogs. The dog in this video actually had a degree purchased from a degree mill. For five hundred dollars, the owner got a piece of paper. GetEducated is a site that evaluates online programs. If you plan ...

How Net Neutrality Affects College Students

Net neutrality is an interesting concept, in that we’re a practicing it right now. Net neutrality keeps all of the websites we read coming in at the same speed. What the internet service providers (ISP) could do is cut deals with larger companies so their webpages could load faster.  This would net the ISPs like ...

Get a Head Start on Your Job Search Using LinkedIn

With our economy crawling back from this volatile and sunken state, college students and graduates need every advantage they can get when it comes to job hunting. LinkedIn is a social network site for professionals and people aspring to become one of them. Instead of having friends like Facebook, LinkedIn calls their business oriented relationships connections. Users can ...

Save Money, Sharpen Razors with Jeans

It’s no secret that blades for razors that work are expensive. It’s also the case that most college students don’t have the money to drop around twenty bones when the original blades get dull. When you are attempting this hack, make sure to go up with the razor and not down like you when you’re shaving. via Lifehacker

I Got Four Problems But An Integral Ain’t One

Problem: You’re in over your head. College is a huge change in lifestyle, especially if you’re living at school. Not only is the core of your life changing, you’re also being presenting with so many new things that want to be a part of you’re new life. These could include but are not limited to, ...

So You Wanna Go to Grad School?

Graduate school enrollment is on the rise because of the failing job market. So, one might ask, what do I have to do to get into grad school? What can I do to boost my candidacy in the eyes of my prospective institution? Is there anyway I can get out of working my ass off? ...

CampusCompare Does the Job

This is a post in our 2009 Back to School series. You can see all of the posts here. So you get two weeks into your college career and you have a certain discomfort with your current university. By the end of the semester, you plan on hightailing out of there. While searching for a school ...

Studying Online This Fall?

This is a post in our 2009 Back to School series. You can see all of the posts here. More and more of our college lives are morphing from hardcopies to online forms and notifications. This is true for scheduling and everything else that comes from the university through email. Also we’re talking and socializing online ...

Social Media Round Up

Facebook Lite: Facebook Needed a Diet (via Mashable) Facebook Lite (if real) will continue the Twitterfication of our once beloved social network. What happened to that sweet algorithm that could tell who we wanted to see. They also improved their search. In this post, the site writes about their improved search engine sneaks in news about ...

Top Lifehacking News

Turn a Pair of Water Wings into a Travel Pillow (via Lifehacker) For those students to travel on a bus, plane or train to get back home; this would be a great travel accessory to have on the trip back to school. The person who originally concocted this this used a sewing machine but duct-tape could ...

Social Media Round Up

Mashable talks about Foursquare Mashable touts Foursquare and other location based services to go mainstream this year. This popular location based social networking service, has a iPhone application that has caught fire as of late.  Facebook posts about photos this week The last two posts on the Facebook blog have dealt with photos. First, a ...

What Community Colleges Mean for Students

Salt Lake City Community CollegeCommunity Colleges changing what it’s like to be a student. These changes are simply reshaping the experience and could wind up helping students in the long run. The community college is an underrated asset to the college student. When students spend there first two years at a community college they don’t ...