Videos

Videos: College Dining at Ithaca College

June 14, 2015 in Campus Life, Videos

College dining with Erika Rumbold at Ithaca College

Video: Dorm Room Shopping

May 30, 2015 in Campus Life, Videos

Erika Rumbold on how you can get the most out of shopping for your dorm room.

Youtube in College

January 30, 2015 in Videos

Youtube Videos

Youtube Videos

So, I don’t watch Youtube videos often, but I found a few from Jenna Marbles, College Humor, and Buzzfeed Videos that I thought were entertaining – Enjoy!

1. If Disney Princes Were Real: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct-CdyT4HkM

This video is hilarious and it is so accurate! I’ve seen stuff about “If Disney Princesses Were Real,” but I’ve never seen any about princes. I thought the scenarios that they used in this video were interesting and entertaining.

2. If College Freshmen Were Honest on Move in Day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snzDwACffzs

Once again, so accurate and funny to watch when you’re past the first few months of college. Now when I look back at this I would have to say that most of these are definitely true!

3. 10 Rookie Mistakes Every Freshman Makes: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwPYc3bA5Ek

These are all so true, especially number one about wearing lanyards around campus. Again, watching this when you’re an upperclassmen is more entertaining and accurate now that you can look back and laugh.

4. Day in the Life: A Man Vs. a Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rXXw_fKlP0

I like this video because it is humorous but also brings up issues such as gender inequality and make dominance.

5. Things You think you can get away with but you can’t:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHkgNgwoLZc

I think this video is pretty funny because some of these scenarios are pretty realistic. Some of these things have probably happened to most of us.

6. Stop Saying “It Ruined My Childhood”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7eO-HO7GLI

I like this video because it has a sense of humor but also brings up the importance of thinking before you speak and appreciating what you do have. It certainly made me think back and wonder if I have ever mentioned something and then said that it “ruined my childhood” in the same way that these kids do.

7. Things Girls Lie About

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp-AxFdUe4A

Jenna Marbles is awesome and this video is so true!

8. What Girls Do in the Car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i_5YBnQdac

This is probably my favorite video of Jenna Marbles!

College Life: YouTube Style

November 15, 2014 in Alive Campus, Campus Life, Colleges, Reviews, Videos

YouTube

YouTube

Every college student likes to waste time they don’t have and watch YouTube videos. We all like to put off that homework or studying we need to do and play around on the computer to see the next cat video or BuzzFeed story. We’ve all been there. But which YouTube videos are really worth your time? Here are a few that are worth a few minutes of your time and might actually describe your life.

1. If College Freshman Were Honest on Move-In Day

This video is a must see after your freshman year, maybe even before but it might worry the incoming freshman. This video is funny and somewhat realistic in my opinion because most people would never like to admit that they would like to say these things in real life but of course they don’t. It is a one minute video of college freshman saying what they would really like to say about their roommates, classes, getting girls, and other random college drama. Definitely worth a minute of your time, especially after your freshman year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snzDwACffzs

2. College Life: Expectations VS Reality

This video is fairly realistic. It shows a skit of your expectation of the action and then does a skit for the reality of what college students actually do. It starts off with your basic everyday routine like getting up in the morning, going to bed, dressing for class, studying with friends, and the typical “gettin’ a girl.” It then randomly goes to talking about butts. I really did not understand why they needed to put that in the video. Additionally, they put a random college moment in the video, which I thought was unnecessary because the video was about expectations versus reality. Overall, I still think it is humorous and worth a few minutes of your time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAqpVGlRG7g

3. College: Freshman Year Vs. Senior Year

This is another funny video that is worth a minute of your time. And I literally mean a minute because that is how long it is. This video sums up the basic events like dating, before class, diet, Friday night, bars, and then perspective. Being a senior myself, I understand exactly where they are coming from with every single one. Your perspective changes from when you were a freshman to when you become a senior. However, the last one on the perspective of college is a bit debatable, but I will let you decide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdK-xQm7DJw

4. The Six Girls You Will Date in College

This one is very entertaining. Since I am not a guy I cannot vouch on if it is realistic or not but I feel like maybe one or two of them might be. However, this is worth a watch, especially for guys. It is just like what the title says it is and it goes through the six girls you will date in college and from what I have heard from guys at my school I feel like they are somewhat accurate. The best part about it is in the end the guy still doesn’t have a girl even after he graduated college.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIPJrrQlxzY

 

University Primetime

November 3, 2014 in Admissions, Alive Campus, Campus Life, Colleges, Events, Health, Infographics, Love, Reviews, Sports, Style, Top 10 Lists, Travel, Videos

University Primetime is a blogging website designed to specifically target college students.  This website covers all aspects of college life such as dating, relationships, lifestyle, and information about colleges all around the country.  Aspects of this blog include top ten lists, student reviews, and other commentary from current college students.

One interesting thing about this website is that all of the content is submitted only by college students.  In a way, this blog is the nucleolus for college students to come together and compare their notes.   All of the articles are written by students, for students.  This is a great way to make college kids feel like they have a way to express themselves.  This blog also serves as a source of information for college students as well. While yes, most of these articles are written for the purpose of entertaining college students, there are other types of articles written.  There are articles about music, television, sports, politics, movies, etc.  There are a wide variety of categories for readers to choose from.

One thing that stands out about this website is the layout/design of the page.  The University Primetime logo is clearly printed at the top left corner of the page.  Next to that logo is a drop down menu for readers so they can easily navigate throughout the page.  The three main things that this website contains are articles with lists, advice, and campus life, which is what they first three drop down menus are.  There’s also a submit content tab which gives the reader the option to write in to the website.

Right under this drop down menu, there is a mix of the most recently published/most popular articles plastered in the center of the page.  These include the main picture in the article, and the article title. Underneath that, there is a section called “what’s new”,” which continuously updates as new articles are posted.

The overall page design is actually quite simple.  It’s very pleasing to the eye, as it’s design is made so that it will not be too overwhelming.  The color scheme is very bland, using blacks whites and a salmon coloring for the University Primetime logo.   The only pop of color the reader gets is from the pictures that are in the articles.

This website is successful because it’s writing specifically for things that college students care about.  There’s articles about money, fashion, movies, pets, things that people want to see.  There’s a fun, humorous side, and there’s a realistic, serious side.  The key is that University Primetime has found that balance of both sides.

It’s also successful because it’s well known.  When University Primetime first started out, the promotion that went around and the buzz that was created for it was very over the top.  There were links posted all over Facebook and Twitter, and the owner of the company even gave students the chance to become University Primetime Campus Representatives, which made students feel like they were a part of something.  The amount of marketing that went into the creation of this website was astounding.

University Primetime is definitely a front-runner for college blogging websites.  It’s simple, it’s modern, and it’s entertaining, which is exactly what college students want to see in the media nowadays.  I’m sure it will continue to be successful in the future.