Why assign this $135 book?

Campus News Writer:

Be sure to use these tips soon after you register for summer/fall classes!

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By Darren Johnson

Campus News

Even though we at Campus News have covered this story in the past and there have been some battles won – with the passage of textbook rental rules and some changes in law – the fact of the matter is that the war is still being lost when it comes to textbooks and community college students.

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College students: Don’t be afraid to ask for help

By Jonathan Lopes
Campus News

I would characterize my psychological health as ever evolving. I went through a large period as an adolescent as a simple minded and comfortable, yet largely unaware of the outside world and exposed glimpses of internal insecurity. High school served as a perfect example of this. Continue reading

How to stay safe on campus

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A note recently posted at Nassau Community College.

By Nate Villano
Campus News

Whether you’re living in a house in downtown Albany or you’re living on campus, criminal activity may still occur. In recent news two men were arrested for assaulting and robbing a student living on the Indian Quad at The University at Albany at about 6:40 P.M. The student (whose name was not released) had been under the impression his assailants were trying to sell him an electronics item. If you are planning to meet someone you met on Craigslist to purchase anything, it is best to meet in a public and well-populated area. Continue reading

Burning free podcasts and audiobooks to reusable media to play in your car

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By Darren Johnson

Campus News

All hail the CD-RW. … The what?

The poor old CD-RW (or Re-Writable CD) doesn’t get a lot of press.

Invented way back in 1997, they haven’t really changed much. They can still only hold about 650 MB. The CD companies would rather you just buy spindles of regular blank CD, the kinds that aren’t re-writable, so they can make more profits; so there are no advertisements for CD-RWs. Continue reading

Good nutrition — even in the school cafeteria

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UAlbany’s cafeteria.

By Nate Villano
Campus News

Before you open up that package up of Ramen or crack that can of soda, you might want to reconsider. Soft drinks and microwavable foods are a hot commodity among college students living in the dormitories. These snacks are great if you’re in a pinch and want something quick; however if you take a look at their caloric content you may change your mind. Continue reading

Thinking of moving? The differences between upstate and downstate New York.

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Downstate has ocean access.

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Upstate has rivers and lakes.

By Darren Johnson
Campus News

I’ve written these weather-type opinion pieces before, only to get bitten by Mother Nature.

As I am writing this, I have been waking up to frigid temperatures every day in what seems to be the never-ending winter. But by the time this goes to print and you read it — watch — it will be a toasty 80 degrees.

But let me get this piece out anyway before the sun’s vitamin D lightens my mood and makes me totally forget — there is a difference between living upstate and downstate in New York. Continue reading

When Mr. Nice Guy … ISN’T!

By Marie Frankson
Campus News

Those of you who have been reading my articles for the past three years know that I’m not single and haven’t been in a long time. Naturally, when a man makes advances towards me such as asking for my number, asking if I’d like to go out with him some time, or even demanding to give him a chance because he’s “such a nice guy” and knows he can make me happy if I give him a chance, I tell him no…usually politely at first and my “no” gets more aggressive the more aggressive the guy becomes until I “lose” contact with him.
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Why isn’t college as fun as it seems on TV?

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By Julianne Mosher

Campus News

With the struggle to maintain a “full college experience” but also save money by commuting to school, some students are beginning to question whether the drive is really worth it.

The media is famous for making college seem like a wild and crazy time for young people. Frat parties, keg stands and experimental drugs are what singers, movies and television shows preach to students claiming college is where one goes to break free of parental control and essentially let loose. Continue reading

Nassau’s President Saunders relishes role

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By Darren Johnson

Campus News

While he has yet to declare his candidacy for the permanent presidential position at Nassau Community College, Dr. Kenneth Saunders is definitely playing the part.

Each day is busy, and fast-paced, and he’s enjoying himself in the role of Acting President. Continue reading

The April Issue — An Incredible Read!

ImageAmerica’s favorite college newspaper asks the question — why isn’t college like in the movies? Where’s John Belushi when we need him?

Also, dating advice, safety, nutrition, an interview with the Nassau Community College president, TV romances and more! A great issue!

Click here to read it on issuu.

Click here to read the PDF version.

The growth of online learning — and a dangerous digital divide

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A company called Satellite Internet Pros sent Campus News these interesting charts. As education becomes more and more reliant on Internet technology – and students with proper Internet access do get better grades – a portion of America is being left behind. A reported 20 percent of Americans have no Internet access at all.

Here’s what the charts and other data SIP provided report: Continue reading

Being disabled on campus adds more challenges

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By Desirae Gooding
Campus News

Names such as Stephen Hawking, and our nation’s former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt are some of the most widely recognized in history. Both men possess[ed] extraordinary levels of intelligence, and both, respectively use or have used this knowledge to benefit the entire world, as well as shed many of the common misconceptions about those living with limited physical capabilities. Continue reading

HBO’s “True Detective” vies for best show

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By Darren JohnsonNu2U

In this space, I have been largely ignoring reviewing the premium channels, such as HBO. That’s because the spirit of “It’s New to You!” has been finding hidden film and TV gems you may have missed, and how you can get them on the cheap. Continue reading

Balancing your personal life with your academic life

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By Nathaniel Villano

Campus News

The new freedom of being a college student, whether you are away from home or not, challenges your ability to find a balance between having a social life and still maintaining a high G.P.A., and is a constant struggle. With little to no supervision, the temptation to go out and socialize and put your homework on the back burner can become very easy. “You need to effectively manage your time,” said Kai Raub, a sophomore at the University at Albany. “You need to strike a balance…both are important, but you need to focus on the priorities.” Continue reading