Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Interesting Facts About Doing The Dirty

All the "Safe Sex" posts are definitely in the wings, but for now just enjoy these interesting facts about doing the dirty (courtesy of and we'll get back to the more serious stuff later.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Studying Abroad

The Eiffel Tower, Taken By Me

There is nothing I can type that will help me describe the beauty of Michelangelo's "David" or the feelings I had when gazing up at the Sistine Chapel. No amount of words can tell how small I felt while staring out across the endless landscape of Paris, in the shadow of the Basilique du Sacré Cœur atop Montmartre. The world got bigger, my consciousness grew larger and the unknown arrogance I had towards the world around me diminished. Life as I knew it was different because the box my mind once lived in no longer existed.

I traveled throughout Europe for a month and some change to Spain, Germany, Italy and ended in Paris for a week. During that time I found a different part of myself and discovered that my life here in America was not the only way of doing things. I was bombarded with differentiating views; some of which I have still yet to shake. It was an eye opening experience to say the least and changed me into a better, more receptive individual.

Not all who go abroad come back changed as I did. Some come back worse and even more set in their ways then before they left. So, if you are about to or thinking about going abroad, here are a couple of rules to live by to keep yourself from falling into the dreaded "Arrogant American" mindset of exclusive thinking these types of people acquire.

Friday, September 24, 2010

5 Ways To Find True Love At College

With fear of sounding like "The Love Doctor" or Will Smith on "Hitch", I have decided to give love advice. This isn't eHarmony and I'm not Dr. Phil, so if my advice doesn't work for you then I'm sorry.

This list contains the most important things I hear people say when talking about "how and why" they met their true loves in college. Some girls even talked about how they are only going to college just to find their future husband. This seems pretty silly to me paying over $1,000 a semester to go to school when they could just live in a college town and save some money. Anyway, here it is and I hope it helps you find that special someone you've been looking for. Who knows? They might just be right down the hall...

Live On Campus
Living on campus your  Freshman year is a must; if at all possible. When your forced into living with and around other people that you would not normally be around, you meet people you would normally shy away from. This helps to broaden you not only as a student, but also as a human being. If you stay by yourself in an apartment off campus, chances are high you're not going to acquire the social ties you other wise would if you stay on campus your first year. I met my girlfriend of 4 years (this Sunday) on a campus bus back to our dorms, which just happened to be right next to one another. If it wasn't for living on campus, I probably never would have known she even existed.

How To Play Beer Pong

This video may be a little crudely made and contain some bad acting, but it is the best "how to play beer pong" video I could find that played the game similar as me. The only difference between how we play beer pong is that we only use 5 cups per side instead of 10, this because splitting up two beers between 10 cups has a much higher chance of ending up with spilt beer than 5 (and nobody wants that) :..(. Otherwise, all the other rules are pretty much the same as stated so Enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

*Blog Update*

Hello College Survivors,

I hope you all have been finding what you need here at my blog. I am writing this post to inform you about some changes that will be taking place, starting next week.

I have made the decision to cut back my posts from 5 a week to 3 a week. Quality is better than quantity, as I always say, and I would rather give my best 3 times a week, then be mediocre 5.

I will also NOT be posting religiously at 8 A.M. as I have been up until now. Looking at the numbers I can see that most of you do not view my blog until later in the day (I'm assuming because you're all still sleeping ;p) which makes it not worth getting it done so early for such a small return.

In closing, I hope these changes do not upset any of you and I can't wait to show you all the cool things that I've got ready for the future of this blog.



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Caught Checking Out The Blog

Here is my dog Oliver getting caught checking out the blog. This little stinker thought I wasn't looking, but I caught him in the act!

How College Could Help You Stay Healthy

A new study by the CollegeBoard entitled "Education Pays 2010", gives some interesting statistics comparing those who GO to college to those who DO NOT. Here are some of the more intriguing facts from the report, including one that states how college graduates are said to be healthier than non-college graduates...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

30 Books To Read Before You're 30 (With Bonus Advice)

While "Stumbling Upon" yesterday, I came across something between the cute cat photos and random Java games that really intrigued me. It was a post from a blog called "Mark and Angel Hack Life" entitled

Monday, September 20, 2010

Top 5 Excuses To Get Money From Your Parents

Oh the joys of being a broke college student. Money starts getting tight and your groveling skills with your parents are put to the test. Luckily I've been in those same shoes and have decided to pass my knowledge of what to do down to you. Here are my own personal "Top 5 Excuses" to help you get that extra cash from your parents when you're just flat broke. These are tried and true excuses, so all that's left for you to do is just dial the number and start acting for that Oscar.


Friday, September 17, 2010

How To Play Flip Cup

Flip Cup is another one of those drinking games that has become very popular within the college community. Knowing how to play is a must when heading to any college party. So, if you've never played before or just need a

Lazy Friday Round-up

Being that I've worked my ass off this week, I feel like I have earned the right to take little more time putting up the post for today. In the mean time here's an overview of all the posts from this week in case you missed any and don't forget to check in later today for the new one.

- 5 Ways NOT To Be Annoying In Class
- How Classical Music May Help You Get Better Grades
- 6 Tips When Writing Your Resume

Thursday, September 16, 2010

6 Tips For Writing A Successful Resume

Don't Be Flashy
A professor once told me that if he got a resume with any kind of color on it whatsoever, he threw it straight in the trash; no questions about it. Employers assume when they see color on a resume, that the resume isn't strong enough to stand on its on and needs gimmicks to catch their attention. So keep it black and white, if you don't want to chance your resume ending up in the trash without even getting a once over.

Keep it simple
No books! Just the absolute basics (Contact Information, Objectives, Qualifications, Accomplishments, Educations, Certificates, Experience, Extracurricular Activities, etc). No need to give them your whole life story, and to be quite honest, you probably don't even need a cover letter unless it's for a really high-end job. With so many people looking these days, its hard to say that employers are wasting time reading a lengthy cover letters when searching.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How Classical Music May Help You Get Better Grades

According to an article by, classical music may (among other things) aid you in your studies and writing by enhancing intelligence, improving

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

4 Questions You Must Answer Before Renting

Here are 4 Questions one must answer before renting. Some may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many times one is forgotten.

How cheap is too cheap for you?
Everyone loves a deal, but there's a point when it stops being one for you. If you can't stand cockroaches and small spaces, then you're probably not going to want to live in the cheapest apartment you can find. Knowing what you can skimp on and what is just nonnegotiable is a must when it comes to finding an somewhere to live.

Monday, September 13, 2010

5 Ways NOT To Be Annoying In Class

Stop Whispering To Your friends
As interesting a time involving a clown, two sheep and a cheerleader you may have had last night, it can wait until after class. Lectures usually only last about an hour and some change, which leaves 23 other hours in the day to tell about your outrageous adventures.

The Drink Is Done…Put It Down
I know your trying to get your moneys worth out of the soda, but just take off the lid. It's not worth getting the "stink eye" from all those sitting around just for the last little bit of Mountain Dew your sucking down one droplet at a time.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Learn How To Speed Read Like A Machine

Ever wanted to finish that boring textbook chapter at a blazing 1,200 WPM? Well, thanks to an article by, you can (or at least can give it your best shot).

Being a slow reader myself, I felt both thrilled and skeptical on the possibility of learning to read faster, so I decided to give it a try. What I found was that if you follow the advice they give, you can increase the speed at which you recognize and understand what you are reading. Don't believe me? Go read the article and try it for yourself. You can visit it by clicking HERE or the picture above.

If you follow their advice and put a little work into it, you'll be surprised at how fast your mind can really go when it comes to reading.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

5 Ways NOT To Be A Terrible Roommate

Turn Down Your Music
It's one in the morning, I'm trying to get some sleep before my mid-term tomorrow and your blasting Lady Gaga having a little one person party in your room. TURN IT DOWN!! They've come out with this new invention called "Headphones"; GET SOME!!

Take Criticism Well
If you can't take criticism well, then you might as well get a room alone. There are things that you've been doing all your life by yourself that's just not going to cut it when living with others. So get ready for a little constructive criticism and try to bite your tongue as much as possible.  

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

How To Play Kings Cup / Circle of Death

There are many different variations of playing Kings Cup / Circle of Death, but the rules are essentially the same .  I'm going to give you the basic rules I have used since I first started playing.

In Kings Cup, an empty cup is placed in the center of the table along with entire deck of cards spread out evenly around it in a circle.  Going clockwise, players draw cards from the circle. When a King is drawn from the circle of cards, that player must pour whatever it is they are drinking into the center cup. Any other card drawn must follow the actions stated below. The game is over when the fourth King is drawn, in which case the person who draws the 4th King must then drink the middle "King's Cup" no matter what crazy concoction it may hold.

What to do when you draw a...

Ace - Waterfall
Beginning with the person who draws the card, everyone at the table must start to drink. Players cannot stop drinking until the person to their left stops, beginning with the person who drew the Ace. That means the if you are directly to the

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

5 Great Websites Any College Student Should Visit

This website is chocked full of advice on excelling as a student in education. It gives tips on everything, from "Good Listening Skills When in Class," to "Creative Ways to Help you Remember Key Words for Tests." Definitely worth looking up for anyone still in school.


This website is frozen in time. It looks essentially the same as it did 15 years ago when it was created, yet somehow still fills its purpose quiet well. Everything from an apartment to a lover can be found in Craiglist's endless pit of information. Just don't expect any elaborate user experience; only what you need is all you'll get here.

New Post Later Today

It was a long and adventurous Labor Day weekend. New post coming later today, I promise. Meanwhile, click on Belushi and have a laugh.

Monday, September 6, 2010

7 Ways NOT to Get Arrested at a Football Game

Never Wear the Away Teams' Colors in the Home Teams' Student Section
No matter how many people you're "cool with" from the Home Team, you're not cool with everyone. Showing up in the student section with the Away Teams' logo across your chest is just asking for an ass kicking . If you must have on your teams logo, wear a hat; maybe they won't notice.

DON'T Talk to the Cops.....EVER
Good rarely comes from talking to the cops at sporting event. I've seen people go up and say just three or four words, then seconds later have their arms wrestled behind them being carried out in hand cuffs. I know what your thinking too, "They can't do that, I have freedom of speech". Well, in the end, it's their word against yours, so who do you think the judge is going to believe? Best advice if you see one, keep your mouth shut. If they look your way, give a small nod of approval and just keep on walking.

Leave Your Airplane Bottles at Home
If I've seen it once, I've seen it a thousand times! Someone tries to be sneaky by pouring some liquor into their Pepsi and GETS CAUGHT. They then have to take that embarrassing walk down the stairs in the hands of a Police Officer who's holding the little airplane bottle above his head for everyone in the stands to see. Don't be an idiot, get your fill before coming in and just leave the rest outside.

Friday, September 3, 2010

"I'm On A Boat" A Cappella

Click Pic To See Original Music Video

In the spirit of being lazy on a Friday, here is "I'm On A Boat" sung A Cappella by a group at UC Santa Cruz. Enjoy......

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How To Make Jello Shots

I was going to write up an entire "How To" on making Jello Shots, but then I found this video that said everything for me, it is, Party On!!... (responsibly of course)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Adderall: The Abused Drug of Our Generation

Adderall and Ritalin, or "Smart Pills" as I like to call them, are the abused drugs of our generation. The 60's had Acid, the 70's had Weed, the 80's had Coke, the 90's had Ecstasy and the New Millenium has ADD Meds.

Abuse in College
In college, theses drugs are abused constantly. A recent conversation with a fellow student before taking an important exam definitively hammered this fact home for me.

"I took THREE Adderall yesterday and have stayed up all night studying for this test", he said to me with eyes so large they made him look more like an owl searching for its next meal then a student ready to "ace" a test.

It doesn't stop at just extreme studying, either. I hear girls talking all the time about how they use ADD medication to help them lose weight when summer rolls around. ADD Meds decreased appetite due to the slowing down of your metabolism (or so I've heard).

A Little History
With public school budgets shrinking over the years, one-on-one help with students disappearing and classroom sizes growing larger all the time; students inattentive behavior is being blamed for why they are not able to learn as the rest of the class. Five and six year old brains are then subjected to mind-altering, habit forming drugs to help