TOOLS FOR SCHOOL
Rate My Professors
Before you decide to enroll in classes next semester, read reviews on professors left by over six million students from over 6,000 colleges. Students rate them based on easiness, helpfulness, clarity and um, hotness.
If you think your 10-page final paper needs tweaking, use this tool that will provide instant feedback on grammar, usage, mechanics and style at a minimal fee.
An ancient Greek palestra was “a public place for training and practice in athletics.” Today, it’s a network of on-campus reporters from colleges across the United States who cover everything from the USC-UCLA football game to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
CULTURE & LEISURE
Essential for the student consumed by wanderlust, Beijing or Barcelona don’t seem so far away with this site. It’s never too early to plan Spring Break!
This growing foodie-community is literally the biggest and most visual menu in existence. Inundated with over 15,000 images of gluttony such as jambalaya and heart-shaped pizzas from L.A. area restaurants, it also provides prices and user comments. Become a contributor and share your sustenance.
Find offbeat and obscure events, as well as the best concert listings here. The clever writers come up with insanely fresh ideas such as the useful Live Venue Drinker’s Price Guide.
HUMOR & ENTERTAINMENT
A Shangri-la of Frat boy humor with columns like Cute College Girl of the Day and Hardly Working that are sure to kill a couple brain cells. Much time will be wasted on perusing the often offensive but hilarious features.
Funny or Die
This site’s comedy video content is quality because it’s determined by user votes, keeping those that are worthy, and offing those that suck. It’s created by Will Ferrell and used by Judd Apatow. ’Nuff said.
Are you a music junkie? Now you can listen and explore an endless pool of music through “scrobbling”: Every song you listen to builds your music profile, and the scrobbler will interpret your music taste and match you to similar artists.
True Stories 4 Hollywood
Here’s your chance to pitch your story to Hollywood professionals. Who knows, your real life experience may be the next “based on a true story” movie like A Beautiful Mind or … Alpha Dog?
This indie rock sanctuary has been criticized for its pretentious hipster attitude and overly obsessive rating system, yet we recognize it still provides the most comprehensive content on independent music.
The gossip blog that spawned a million others is filled with glossy tabloid photos and cheeky humor, proving no one brings the celebrity juice like Perez.
Get exclusive urban gossip like, ‘which NBA stars are cheating?’ while fawning over pictures of Alicia Keys. You might feel dirty, but it’s worth it.
Bringing you the snarkiest entertainment news on the Internet. Stalkers: check out Hollywood Privacy Watch, where users contribute their weekly celebrity sightings. (Michael Cera spotted on Avocado Street in Los Feliz? Like OMG!)
Boy Genius Report
Crackberry addicts get their fix for the latest scoops on their beloved mobile handheld devices. But not to worry, Boy Genius doesn’t discriminate – he updates on other handhelds, too.
A squishy stress-reliever shaped like a boob? A Japanese beer mug that counts calories? Gizmodo channels your inner-geek by keeping you up to date with the newest weird gadgets.
NEWS & INFORMATIOM
MTVU Think Community
Whether your passion lies in Human Rights or Politics, express your cause here and change the world through videos, audio, pictures and blog posts.
Pop and Politics
Always insightful, this is politics with a pop culture edge, brought to you by culturally diverse and intelligent young journalists who defy mainstream reporting.