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Jolting U.Va. students into organization

Have no fear, jolted first-years: The Daily Jolt is here.

Every aspect of the University experience, social and academic, is intense.

And your first year, even trying to find everything you need -- from location of classes to a specific Greek-lettered building down Rugby -- can be painstakingly difficult.

The University "Daily Jolt" is a new Web site designed to help University students with everything from eating out to scheduling classes on time, said second-year Engineering student John Mell, one of the two designers of the Web site.

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    The site comes complete with a discussion forum on University issues, a marketplace similar to the auctioning behemoth eBay, a listing of movies and TV shows relevant to college students, and an abundance of important University links, including ISIS and the Course Offering Directory.

    To produce the Web site, Mell and a friend, second-year Engineering student Jason Kearns, had to put in a lot of time over the summer.

    "Instead of working on my summer job, I did this," Mell said.

    "The Daily Jolt" is a network of collegiate Web sites designed to provide students with a compilation of convenient, useful links. The link to the University's subsidiary of "The Daily Jolt" is:

    "We just started it, and hopefully it'll catch on," Mell said.

    Compiled by Adam Justice.

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