IBM and Marist Survey Shows U.S. College Students Want Technology Skills to Compete for Jobs

Amid concerns that the economic downturn could impact their career plans, eight in 10 U.S. college students see a growing need for more IT professionals as technology advances, according to a survey by IBM and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. The survey of more than 1,600 college students … [Read more...]

MediaFox – A FireFox Build For Online Media

If you do not have access to a TV, or are thinking of cutting your cable service MediaFox offers you a simple way to get your media fix. MediaFox is a custom build of the FireFox browser created with the media experience in mind. It uses a copy of FireFox portable which means you can put it on any … [Read more...]

UNC Charlotte Hosting College Version of “Iron Chef”

As part of the NACUFS Southern Region 2009 Conference being held on the UNC Charlotte campus March 11 – 14, chefs from Southern university and college food services will compete in a culinary challenge Friday at UNC Charlotte in what the school is describing as a collegiate version of "Iron … [Read more...]

President Obama Gives College Students Hope and a Challenge

President Obama ran on a message of hope that inspired many college students. In his speech before Congress and the nation last night, President Obama offered hope, inspiration and a challenge for college students and all Americans seeking higher education. President Obama’s speech at times … [Read more...]

InstantWatcher Makes Netflix Steaming Faster and Easier

If you use Netflix streaming video service you know how hard it can be to browse and find what you are looking for. A new web site provides you with an easy to use interface that makes it much easier to find movies you want to stream. You will need to be logged into your Netflix account to use the … [Read more...]

How to Become a Straight-A Student

photo by: Steven S. All college students want to become a straight-a student. It is hard to balance college life between classes, studying and trying to have a social life. Many college students struggle to find a balance that allows them to do well in their classes and still have a social life. … [Read more...]

The Color of Friendship

Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important. The most useful. The favorite. Green said: "Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, … [Read more...]

How to Avoid the College Party Foul

Almost everyone who goes to college will eventually end up at a party. At every party there seems to be one or more of “those people” who for one reason or the other carry it a little too far. These people make common party mistakes and end up making an ass of themselves or getting tossed … [Read more...]

Texas Land and Cattle Steak House

On Friday we visited the Texas Land and Cattle Steak House. I was VERY hungry and a good steak was just what I was looking for. I thought about Outback, but decided to try something new. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. Perfect for a cool winter night with the fireplace. The hostess was very … [Read more...]

No Tuition Increase Likely for UNC Charlotte Students in 2009-10

The UNC Charlotte trustees have approved a plan calling for NO TUITION INCREASE FOR RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS for the 2009-10 academic school year! The key word is plan, but in these tough economic times it is unlikely there will be a tuition rate increase. UPDATE: Things have certainly … [Read more...]

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Located at The Terraces at University Place, the restaurant and bar draws a crowd of regulars from surrounding apartments and the UNC Charlotte campus. The Flying Saucer is home to the most beers in Charlotte, featuring 120 taps and 70+ bottles from around the world. The extensive menu includes … [Read more...]

How To Pull All Nighters

For a college student learning how to pull all nighters effectively can be the difference between study success and study failure. You have a report due at 8 AM and you have just started. Your exam is in 10 hours and you need to study more. These are situations nobody wants to be in, but try as … [Read more...]

UNC Charlotte Atkins Library Rave

The UNC Charlotte Flash Rave was a fun break from exams. Coming right during finals week and right before the holiday break it was the perfect time for students to get together and blow off a little steam. The only downside was everyone could not get in leaving some students more than a little … [Read more...]