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Student.Com Partners With Northern Light
February 2, 1998

Cambridge, MA, February 2, 1998 — Northern Light ( , the world’s first research engine, and Student Net Publishing’s Student.Com ( , the first independent Web site with original daily content that serves all aspects of college life, have announced a business alliance to provide access to quality information for the college market.
Each of Student.Com’s 45,000-plus members will receive a $25 credit from Northern Light. Using a co-branded Northern Light/Student.Com Web page, Student.Com members can use this credit to access information quickly and easily on any topic from the Web and from Northern Light’s Special Collection of over …

Student.Com Investigation Reveals Skyrocketing Ritalin Abuse
February 5, 1998

CAMBRIDGE, MA (February 5, 1998) — Student.Com, the Web site for college students, reports today that college students are increasingly abusing the prescription drug Ritalin on campuses nationwide. The article is the first to document the trend with evidence from a variety of colleges across the nation.
“This story tells the truth about Ritalin abuse, that for some college students, it has become as popular as Coca Cola and coffee as a study aid,” said Chris Johnson, Student.Com managing editor.
Ritalin is the brand name for methylphenidate, a prescription drug manufactured by Novartis that helps to alleviate …

DiveIn to College Life Online
February 5, 1998

DENVER (February 5, 1998) - What’s happening on campus this weekend? What does next semester’s class schedule look like? What’s the latest news around school? The city-based Web service DiveIn ( and Student Net Publishing’s Student.Com ( today announce an exclusive content partnership that will provide college students in ten major metropolitan areas with a city-specific version of Student.Com, the first independent Web site with original daily content to serve all aspects of college life.
Through the partnership, college students living in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle and the Twin Cities now have available a …

Editor & Publisher Interactive Newspapers 1998: Young Entrepreneurs
February 7, 1998

There's a saying in many of the newsrooms that I've worked in: "Every time we run an obituary, we've lost a subscriber."

MediaOne and TVGrid.Com Announce SearchTV
February 10, 1998

DENVER, CO (February 10, 1998) — MediaOne today announces the availability of MediaOne SearchTV, a TV listing service made available through the private-label distribution of Student Net Publishing's TVGrid.Com content and technology. MediaOne SearchTV, found online at, gives MediaOne Express customers access to the most comprehensive television listings nationwide in a personalized and easy-to-access online interface.

MediaOne is the broadband services arm of US West Media Group (NYSE: UMG). MediaOne Express is the company's high-speed Internet access service that provides access to the Internet at speeds 50 times faster than conventional telephone dial-up services.

"By using our integrated …