Allen County Community College in Iola, Kansas and its satellite school in Burlingame, Kansas rent out textbooks. At the end of the semester you simply return the books and that's it. It's a pretty good deal.
The beauty of the Internet is that I'm not limited to asking questions to the peers around me in real life (or on some social network.) I've never used Facebook for anything else than looking at pictures of friends I haven't seen in years, keeping in contact with them, and trying to talk to the single ladies that I know. I can remember only one situation where a friend was interested in a subject (programming) which I offered to help him through a private message.
Eli Gottlieb writes: "In a case of reality-imitating-Watchmen, many cities and towns across America have witnessed the rise of so-called "real superheroes". These people actually dress up in elaborate costumes, often including real body armor, and take superhero-style names such as "Mr Xtreme" or "Dark Guardian" so that they can roam the streets stopping crimes-in-progress or even just helping out with the recycling. Apparently, the economic recession has made people, "realize that money is fleeting, it's in fact imaginary." They even organize on MySpace and their own website for the NYC area, Superheroes Anonymous.
jazzkat writes: In Centerburg, Ohio, the Centerburg Local School District canceled senior graduation this year. Why? Allegedly, a teacher left a drive share open and a test was stolen. One student admitted cheating, and claimed that he was the only guilty party. Various reports indicate that the school knew about it since January, and this teacher had a record of things like this. However, the school board waited until Thursday evening to tell parents that there would be no senior graduation. Link to Original Source