Breaking News – George Clooney Dead?

Photo Credit: 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) on flickr

As we began brainstorming ideas for our next blog post, a traumatic incident happened to one of our blog team members. We let her use this space to do two things: 1) prove a point 2) get over her initial shock

…… “Breaking News – George Clooney Dead?”

Let me ask you this? If this was a headline thrown at you – how many of you would actually pause to read further? Going by how celebrity obsessed this nation is, we are going to say at least 50% of you (we will check our Word Press stats later today to confirm!!). In fact, adding death to the mix might have propelled that percentage higher… We can’t remember the number of facebook status updates dedicated to MJ but we are inching towards EVERYONES!

Well one of our blog members formed a part of that 50%. She was having a heated debate with her uncle last evening on the ancestry of George Clooney.  Her uncle claimed he was from New Zealand, she claimed he was all American (turns out he has a mixed ancestry of Irish, German, and English but that’s what Wikipedia, our source for everything George told us –

So in order to justify her argument, she decided to whip out her handy dandy i-phone and simply do what any rational human being would do – she googled “George Clooney New Zealand”.. in fact google actually completed the search for her! (PS – we recommend you google those words as well to see what happens.)

As google pulls out it’s search page, the top hit was this ” Actor – George Clooney Falls To His Death In New Zealand“. ( TOP HIT!!!

Our blog member did the only thing she could – she started parading around the house screaming “george clooney is dead, george clooney is dead”…she denies bursting into tears but we know the truth!

Her uncle’s response – “No, he was only arrested last evening.” Obviously, her uncle wasn’t really concerned!

The point being – people will actually say anything! (we want to give credit to the website creators – FANTASTIC MARKETING IDEA.)  But the truth is – the story isn’t true. I had to physically open the page to confirm the truth and even then, it was only at the far bottom of the page, in really tiny font that I read: 

FAKE… THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank ‘non-specific’ template for the purpose of entertainment. For sub-domain info, name removal requests and additional use restrictions: 
Copyright © 2011 All rights reserved.

Point proven…?!!! Tell us what you think?

{Research revealed that people will do anything to get internet traffic. Take for example – a You Tube non-Justin Bieber video…. The user only put “Justin Bieber” in the title to get users. We can’t tell you how many of these videos exist, we can tell you however they have over a million hits! (we might have just tagged Justin Bieber in this post for hits too!)}

– The CampusNow Team


Given this little experiment, we want to take this opportunity  to tell you about a feature on our website ( called CNOW. CNOW  provides you with a continuous news feed on everything from events around your University to news that would impact you and your University. We have a really cool contest coming out referencing CNOW so look out for it on our Facebook page –



Love, Sports, And A Little Randomness

Hey Guys,

As always, here is what you missed out:

1. Why Standing In Line Could Actually Benefit You –

2. Behind the Glitz and Glamour – The Greatest Sports Presenter of All Time –

3. Analyzing the F in Fashion –

4. We Found Love In A Hopeless Place –

5. Unveiling The Unsung Hero – Our Top Mascot Picks –



Reality Tv, Movies and the Gym?

Hello Again,

In case you missed out on this week’s post, here they are:

1. Looking to Join Reality Tv?…

2. Movie Madness…

3. Finding the Right Amount of Motivation to Hit the Gym..

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to subscribe to our blog – & Facebook page: – SOME GREAT PRIZES BEING GIVEN AWAY.

– The CampusNow Team


4 Posts – 1 day

We wanted to make sure everyone had access to our new blog and it’s contents.

Here is what you missed:

What You Can Learn From The Bachelor:

Are You Really A Best Friend:

Kobe and His All – Star Greatness:

Our Oscar Roundup:

….Thanks for Reading!


Thinking About The Movies?

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Just like our facebook page and answer this simple question: Who do you think should have won the Oscar for the best movie?

 We will pick a winner at random but This could be you!

Contest closes February 28, 10 PM……Hurry Up. And if the movies aren’t you thing, then hit the LIKE button on our facebook page and you might have a chance at winning an i-pod touch or i-pad.

Moving Blog..Please Continue To Follow

Hello Readers,

We wanted to create a cleaner looking blog as well as more interactive one. So we moved or blog to

The support so far has been great and we hope you like the content we put up everyday because we sure love writing it. Your continued support means everything to us. And we also support new bloggers, so don’t hesitate to write to us and we will definitely follow back.

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Thank you!

– The Blog Team



Do You Have A Spring Resolution?


Fine, totally made up the “spring resolution”….. but we highly advocate its inception in to everyone’s daily life.

What is it? 

We like to look at a spring resolution as more of a spring revival…. A revival of your new years resolution!

Every January 1st we all decide to give some resolutions a shot — mostly weight related, some financially related, nothing academic related!

For those of you who have gone off the resolution path, here are Three Tips to help you get back on:

1. Take Those New Years Resolution And Cut Them In Half

Be realistic… You were slightly inebriated on New Years and decided to take on more than you could handle in terms of New Years Resolution. Let’s cut that list down to half and sincerely aim to stick to your new list. Our advice is pick the ones you sorted of started with after new years… And continue them while eliminating the others that you never even got to. For ex: If you had decided to lose weight by hitting the gym five times a week but end up going only once a week, let’s aim to go twice a week starting this spring. Realistic enough?

2. Improve Your Efficiency

How? If any task takes less than two minutes to complete, do it right away. You ll see that your efficiency would have gone up drastically as you are no longer mentally distracted by the fact that you have to do the laundry!

3. Get A Partner

Doing things in teams always helps one keep in check. Going back to our gym example — you are more likely to keep with your resolution if you had a partner going to the gym with you. He/she will keep you in check..Motivate you to keep up and probably make you slightly insecure if they are hitting the gym while you are at home watching “gossip girl”!

What do you think? Will Spring Resolutions work?

– The Blog Team

Mexican Fiesta: Our Top Picks

Gabbi’s Kitchen – Valentines Day Special Cocktail are back and this time with our favorite mexican restaurants…after all, California does have some of the best mexican food……. and we aren’t restricting ourselves to the infamous 12am Del Taco run only (though we highly recommend it!).

Three Mexican Restaurants You Can’t Miss:

1. Mercado La Paloma

If you want a place with variety, check out Mercado La Palmoa. It might only be a food court – but it is one very authentic food court. Located close to the DMV (Hope street) this place has the “feel good home-cooked filled with love” kind of food. Plus, VALUE FOR MONEY.

2. Gabbi’s Kitchen

If you don’t like the food court feel but still want to have authentic mexican food, Gabbi’s kitchen is your place. The ambiance is perfect for date night or simply a girls/boys night out. Don’t expect to get a table without a reservation. And if you do get a table, don’t forget to indulge in their salsa.

If you are someone who is fairly ambitious in your food choices – try their habanero. Every bite will bring joy to your tummy! (Located in Chapman, Orange)

3. Javier’s – Newport Beach

Great view, great food and great crowd. Its the drive leading to javiers that sets the tone for the rest of the night. You are right next to the ocean and that oceanic calmness resonates throughout. Great place for a medium sized group of people who want a fun night out. The portions are just right and we recommend sampling a few cocktails at the bar before you settle down for your meal.

Do you have favorite mexican restaurant we should hear about?

– The Blog Team

Remember: Don’t Drink and Drive.

Why We Love Lamar (Kardashian) Odom


There is something so lovable about Lam Lam (as Khloe Karsashian fondly calls him)!

We, at wanted to share some quick facts on Lamar Odom with you……

1. He was officially inducted to the reality tv family hall of fame and doesn’t really care what everyone else thinks. (Kris Humphrey’s take note……)

(By the way, is it just us or does he cry a lot on “Khloe and Lamar”?) What’s cool about this whole reality tv bit is the fact that he even succeeded to get his name on the show – we don’t think any of the other Kardashian men were able to do that! Now that’s what we call a four point play!!

Don’t forget: You can now buy his cologne and pistachios at a Sears (we think) near you!

2. He was traded and didn’t pretend like he wasn’t stabbed in the back. 

It’s not every day that a team you played 8 years of your prime basketball life for, decides to trade you and doesn’t even have the courtesy to tell you about it. We don’t blame Lamar for being upset. He should have created more hell for Mr. Buss (Laker’s owner). On second thought, we LIKE Mark Cuban (Lamar’s new team owner)… especially since he did a cameo for “Khloe and Lamar”……Your turn Buss!!

3. Some basketball facts (For those of you with no point of reference: Lamar Odom in addition to being Khloe Kardashian’s husband is actually a basketball player – who would have thought, right?!)

We all know the NBA is a business, players are traded and released all the time, most times players understand this part of the job, other times they get their feelings hurt, when a player is no longer feeling excepted on a team, he’s not much help, which is why the lakers felt they needed to trade Lamar. With that said, here is what the Lakers are missing in the wake of Lamar Odom being traded on the court.

Lamar Odom had a huge role in the locker room moral role, everyone in the locker room felt close to Lamar, and comfortable with him. It was said he was a very playful person, and genuinely cared about everyone on the team. One of the struggles the Lakers have this season is a weak bench, the only players who seem to be worth giving time to are Steve Blake and Matt Barns, since Shannon Brown has moved on to Phoenix. According to “NBA StatsCube” coach Mike Brown has used 13 different rotations. With vanishing of Ron Artest into Metta World Peace, the lakers are short in skills and aggressive play. Odom was a very important part of the the bench because he was the leader of the group, and he was so talented at playing small forward, power forward and center positions, he could be inserted nearly anywhere. Without Odom, the Lakers bench is averaging just 21.3 points per game, and ranking 26th overall in efficiency. The Lakers missed out in trying to trade Odom for Chris Paul, not only did they not get the super star in return, but they lost Odom’s trust and felt they had to trade him. Odom’s had $17-million deal for two seasons left on his contract, which is very cheap for his skills. Lastly, the lakers had a home court advantagewith Lamar’s presence because naturally all the Kardasians were hanging around…, and “hanging out” of their outfits which proved to be a useful distraction (especially when the Nets were in town).

Love Lamar as much as us? We want to know why.

– The Blog Team

(with input from Matt Trainor – @M3GA_MATT)



Matt Barkley: Great Quarterback or the Greatest ?!

Remember our Anonymous USC loyalist from last week?

Well, he did us ( the honor of writing something he is truly passionate about – no prizes for guessing…we all know it has to do with one of USC’s finest: Matt Barkley. (FYI our Mr. Anonymous goes by Matt…we don’t think it’s a coincidence!)



(October 28, 2011 – Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America)


December 22nd 2011, a day that will live in infamy, a young strapping lad with golden locks approaches the podium in heritage hall. There to no doubt that the announcement has to do with him leaving USC to take his ‘God like’ skills to the NFL.

When it happened, Matt Barkley shocked the world, and filled Trojans faithful hearts with joy and championship aspiration by saying “This team has some serious unfinished business to attend to, and I intend to play a part in it, I am staying because I want to finish what I started”, and with that statement the USC Trojans became the hands down favorite to win the BSC national championship, the very year they were eligible to play for the championship again on the arm of the golden god!

If I had to describe how amazing his skills were, I’d say they were right up there with a bacon wrapped Twinkie deep fried and served with a side of honey badger. In 2011 Matt Barkley broke the single season school record for touchdowns in a game by throwing for 6 Touchdowns on November 4th against the Colorado (buffalos) and again in December when the Trojans handed the UCLA a 50-0 drumming, which led to the firing of UCLA’s coach.

Matt Barkley threw more touchdowns in a game twice over than some of USC’s greatest like Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Mark Sanchez, Pete Beathard, Steve Sogge, Mike Rae and Paul McDonald. That is some elite company!

Also Barkley, set a Pac-12 record for touchdown passes and a school record for completion percentage. But that wasn’t enough for the savior of Troy, he then went on to also set single-game USC records for touchdowns, completions, passing yardage and total offense. He also lead the Trojans to a 10-2 record, including a history over the Oregon Ducks in Eugene who won the PAC-12 championship game over UCLA ( only because the NCAA would not allow the Trojans to play in the game) and every time Barkley broke a USC record, he made sure to acknowledged his place in a Trojans quarterback lineage that includes Heisman Trophy winners and leaders of national championship teams.

When asked about Matt Barkley’s return to USC, Trojans great Brad Johnson said “Just imagine being the No. 1 Trojan of all time, That’s better than being in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” You may now pick your jaws off the ground! There is no doubt that Matt Barkley, who only took 3 seasons to break these records, who has led the Trojans to become the favorites in the BCS, next season, and who is a front runner for the Heisman trophy, will go down as the greatest quarterback to put on the cardinal and gold.

“82 sluggo win” 


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– The Blog Team