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Students use technology such as Twitter to track real time effects of Gulf Oil Spill

On April 20th, an offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded killing eleven people and began to threaten marine life and many southern states due to the massive oil spill. Ever since, the story has dominated the headlines; most …… Read More

Kobe Bryant vs. Zeke the dog?

Happy Monday, everyone! The NBA finals are under way, with the series tied at one between the Celtics and the Lakers. Who do you think will win the championship?  While watching professional athletes is great and all, what’s better than a …… Read More

Books for a penny. Yes, a penny.

The official start of summer is right around the corner! You can put down the textbooks (if you ever picked them up in the first place) and grab something you might actually want to read! Here at ValoreBooks, we really like …… Read More

2010 is the year of Guac-blocked! Yes we can!

If your parents are anything like mine, they constantly try to keep up with current trends and lingo in an effort to remain “hip” and “with it”. Every year, the New Oxford American Dictionary emulates my parents and also tries to …… Read More

Top 8 Things College Students Cannot Live Without

1. Laptop: Besides being used to take notes in class, write term papers and surf the Internet, you can also use it to download music, stay in touch with friends and family and store your personal photographs. The real perk of …… Read More

Networking via Social Media and in Person

The first key to successful networking is to find out the preferred communication channel of the person you are trying to connect with. If they have a website, check out how they prefer to be contacted. If they have Twitter but rarely …… Read More CEO Bobby Brannigan is a Fast Company Expert Blogger

Hello All, happy Monday! Starting in April, our founder and CEO Bobby Brannigan earned expert blogger status and is now a frequent contributer on You can check out all of Bobby’s articles here. Many of his posts discuss what it …… Read More

The Effect of E-Readers on How College Students Buy Textbooks

The effect of e-readers such as Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Nobel’s Nook and Apple’s iPad on how college students purchase college textbooks is still fairly unknown. New technology called electronic paper allows words to be displayed on a screen that mimics …… Read More