Posts Tagged ‘ College ’

Free Music, Coming to a Campus Near You?

Could your campus get unlimited rights for downloading music?  I just read on MediaPost.com that some colleges are in talks with music labels to create an agreement that would allow for students to legally download, share and enjoy the music they love.   

This would be an awesome change from the current practice of randomly tracking down and serverely prosecuting people for illegally downloading.  I’m not sure where I stand on illegal downloads: I want artists to be properly compensated for their work, but I don’t like paying for something when I know it’s just a few clicks away for free.  

According to MediaPost Columbia, MIT and Stanford are leading the charge. 

Currently, my college’s policy is to block programs like Limewire.  What do you think?  Would you choose a college because you could get unlimited music downloads? (I remember when colleges were giving away laptops to all freshmen)

 

ZM

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Student Sleep Problems?

Last night I was tossing and turning and kicking my puppies who like to sleep around my feet.  Why?  Because I was having nightmares about a proposal that was due at 12 today.  In my dream I overslept until 1……  And my group members hated me.

Then, like Hermes bringing a divine message from Olympus, I recieved an email; an email about college students and their sleep problems.  

There were some cool facts in the email. did you know 73% of college students don’t get the right amount of sleep.  Only 11% do get enough sleep.  Ultimately the email was about a website that sells sleep aid stuff ranging from cds to sleep masks to some weird-ass back thing.

Here are some tips I found around the internet:

1. Alcohol actually doesn’t make you sleep better.  I don’t think that counts getting so drunk you pass out.

2. Smokers beware.  Nicotine is a stimulant and you have withdrawals as you sleep.  Yet another reason to quit.

3. Keep the noise level down.  It’s hard to control noise levels in a dorm setting so it might be good to invest in a mask or sound machine….. My fav is tropical rainforest: KA-KAW!

4.  Don’t do your homework in bed.  You may start associating your bed with work which is some psychological thing…..  I’m not a psych major so I can’t explain it.

5. Here is a list of things that help you sleep from helpguide.org:

  • Glass of warm milk and half a turkey or peanut butter sandwich
  • Whole-grain, low-sugar cereal or granola with low-fat milk or yogurt 
  • A banana and a cup of hot chamomile tea

 

ZM