back to school 2009

  • Back-to-School: Social Improvement Tips from Neil Strauss

    Back-to-School: Social Improvement Tips from Neil Strauss


    As you settle back into the dorms and sift through syllabi while searching for drink specials from the local pub, you also should put in some time improving your social life. The fall is a great time to lay a solid foundation of dating success on campus. To provide some tips on turbocharging your dating life, we turned to Neil Strauss, author of the international bestseller The Game… Read More

  • Back-to-School: Advice I'd give myself if I were going to college right now

    Back-to-School: Advice I'd give myself if I were going to college right now


    I’ve been sitting out this Back-to-School season mostly because I’m so far removed from college and my son is only three so I don’t feel sufficiently informed enough to offer any helpful advice to you all when it comes to gear you need in the dorm. However, some of us are old enough to give you general advice. This is assuming that you are a fairly tech savvy nerd –… Read More

  • Back-to-school: 10 Things You Should Know About Going To The Bar

    Back-to-school: 10 Things You Should Know About Going To The Bar

    College is a time to try new things – especially that second or third year, when everyone’s turning 21. Suddenly, a whole new world has opened up – a world of intoxicated semi-public bliss, previously off limits to your nascent self: the world of bars. Bars can be a stupidly intimidating place when you’ve just turned 21. It’s like going to some crazy country… Read More

  • Back to School: Wide World of Ramen

    Back to School: Wide World of Ramen


    So you’re moving away from the dorms and their plentiful buffet-style meals. It’s a big step, I know, and you’ll have to do some adjusting. Cooking for yourself can be a rewarding experience, and you may discover that you have a knack for it, or enjoy the process as much as the results. But the first steps can be daunting, so focus on the basics. It’s not exactly… Read More

  • Back-to-School: Who are our new college freshman?

    Back-to-School: Who are our new college freshman?

    We’re running a Back to School extravaganza right now, but one thing that I don’t know if we really addressed is: Who exactly is going back to school? Or, more accurately, who is going to college for the first time in a few weeks? (That’s who these Back to School things are usually for, freshman. If you’re going back odds are you know exactly what you need and what… Read More

  • Back to School: Buying cheap tech stuff

    Back to School: Buying cheap tech stuff


    Back when I was in college – nigh on fifteen years ago – I remember reading a book by John Seabrook about his experience on the Internet. Now I was pretty plugged in back then and I got everything he was talking about. But there was one paragraph where Seabrook went down to the store and just bought a 9600 baud modem. Man alive! He paid for it just like that. I was so unaccustomed… Read More

  • Back-To-School: Crap you wont need in college

    Back-To-School: Crap you wont need in college

    Right around this time of year, every store bigger than a breadbox is trying to cash in on college kids by pointing out everything they’ll need for the days ahead. Bed-risers! Over-the-door shoe holders! Thing is, packing for college isn’t like packing for camping. Stuff that seems oh-so-functional when you’re standing in the dorm room aisle with full reign over… Read More

  • CrunchGear's going Back-To-School

    CrunchGear's going Back-To-School

    It’s that time again, folks. Cars are being loaded, parents are being kissed goodbye, and summer is coming to its unavoidable end. It’s time to go back to college – or for many, to go to college for the first time. Fortunately for you, the CrunchGear team has been there and done that. We’ve dealt with the confusing schedules, lived with crappy room mates, and have… Read More