Student to welcome new millenium in 'Y2k bunker'... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread



Story Filed: Thursday, October 21, 1999 7:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21, 1999 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Should people really plan for Y2K bug problems, or is it merely a bunch of hype? One lucky student needn't worry about the issue: He or she will be sitting pretty in a fully stocked "Y2K Bunker," thanks to and The two leading student sites are sponsoring a contest for high school and college students in which the winner receives $10, 000 worth of prizes to furnish a "Y2K Bunker" and welcome the new millennium in style and comfort. and are both networks of

To enter the contest, students need only visit at or at's mission is to help to maximize success in high school and college; is the first national network of online campus guides.

The Y2K Bunker Contest Grand Prize winner can hunker down with prizes including a mountain tent, sleeping bag, mountain bike, inflatable couch and solar radio, while imbibing a year's supply of SPAM(TM) or Twinkies(TM), in addition to the winner's favorite soft drink and snack food.

To help the winner study, there's a 300MHz laptop with zip drive, along with a U.S. Navy Seals Watch. After hours, the winner can entertain himself with a Sony handheld television, Trivial Pursuit Millennium Edition, Foosball(TM) table, portable CD player and CDs, punching bag, time capsule and a subscription to a favorite magazine.

And for company? The winner also receives a Weebot Robot Pet and a Motorola two-way radio.

The lucky winner will also get necessities such as a year's supply of underwear (with a choice of boxers or briefs, if the winner is male), loads of batteries, water, an "I survived Y2K" t-shirt, and ... plenty of toilet paper.

"Both and are known for providing information about college you can't get anywhere else and for preparing students for what's ahead-and you might say our Y2K Bunker Contest is the ultimate exercise in preparation," said Kelly Tanabe, co-founder and director of and "This contest is a fun way to help make the millennium especially memorable for one lucky student."

The Y2K Bunker Contest runs through December 15, when the Grand Prize winner will be chosen. Twenty five weekly winners will be announced each Friday throughout the contest. Runner-ups will win Sony portable CD players, Motorola two-way radios, Weebot Robot Pets, Trivial Pursuit Millennium Edition(TM) games or "I survived Y2K" t-shirts.

About is the first national network of online college sites created by students, for students. Each local Web site serves as an independent forum for students to express their unique points of view, from professors and politics to music and the local club scene. Launched in September 1999, the list of schools grows daily, and currently includes Boston University, University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and many more.

About, a network, is the #1 destination for anyone who wants to maximize their student experience. The site provides vital information and enriching communities to high school, college and career-seeking students. Updated daily, combines original content with an unprecedented alliance of over 25 leading independent Web sites.

About is the leading online media company for Generation i -- the 12-29 year old demographic who has grown up using the Internet.'s networks include: ChickClick (, (, ( and ( also provides advertisers with valuable, timely research on this Web-savvy demographic. is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with locations in New York and Los Angeles, and can be found at For more information about current networks, or to learn how to become an affiliate, visit

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-- Homer Beanfang (, October 22, 1999


How much is "plenty of toilet paper"?

-- nothere nothere (, October 22, 1999.

...and will Ding Dongs [tm] smothered in taco sauce qualify as a "snack food"?

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), October 22, 1999.

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