Posted: November 19, 2014 by mccompany in On Campus, On the Street


Tallahassee, Fla. – College students and others who have roommates can now split, organize and track shared bills and expenses with a new, user-friendly mobile application. PayMyRoommate, developed by Tallahassee-based computer programming firm Paul Consulting Group, is a free Web and mobile application designed to facilitate expense splitting between roommates and friends, allowing them to pay monies owed online while building credit.

With an easy-to-use platform, PayMyRoommate makes it simple to track money owed for stress-free living.  After a detailed invoice is created, users can add as many roommates or “piggies” as they need to split the bill. PayMyRoommate will then email the “piggies” with the amount owed to the user. The application uses PayPal to transfer payments between users. PayPal is a certified and trusted third-party e-commerce business.

“We developed PayMyRoommate to facilitate expense sharing between people who live together,” said Marc Paul, CEO of Paul Consulting Group. “PayMyRoommate was designed to be as simple as possible in order to make splitting joint expenses less complicated for the user.”

The PayMyRoommate mobile application has been released on Google Play and is scheduled to be released on iTunes mid-December 2014. The Web application is currently available to all users online at


About Paul Consulting Group Paul Consulting Group is a Tallahassee-based consulting firm that specializes in software design, development and implementation of Web-based applications for a wide range of business and government entities. The company began operations on July 1, 1997, with a focus on consistently providing quality programming services – which has resulted in steady growth over the last 16 years. Its culture is one of professionalism, creativity and an ongoing love of what they do. PCG has completed hundreds of programming systems for private firms and state agencies throughout the last 16 years. The success of these systems has been predicated upon the ability to build long-term, productive relationships with clients. Part of their mission is to quickly understand the client’s processes and build elegant and creative solutions that automate those processes.

201411059512244820141105951224242014110595122415By Jeramie L Bizzle    @jeramiebizzle87

Members of the Triton College My Roots club/organization, walked around campus sporting black eyes and bruises in an effort to promote the dangers of domestic violence during their first annual event on Nov. 4th.

The event, with an estimated 55 attendees, discussed individual stories about being victims of physically and verbal abuse. Recent talks of violence in the media and celebrity battles were among additional conversations conducted during the meeting. In addition to the discussions, members of the club played videos of victims and performed a short skit and poem entitled “Flowers Today” about a woman who was beaten to death. The make up that was worn was to show how the results of physical abuse looks on both men and women. 

Shakana Polk, President of My Roots, indicated that this event is important to get the word out to our young men and women. 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and 1 in 3 will be murdered by a former partner between the ages of 20-24. Men are also victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults; this needs to be known especially to the younger generation.”, Polk said.

All attendees took pledges to help speak out against domestic violence and to stand up for victims. The club also raised $150 that will be donated to the Purple Purse Organization that helps aid women who have escaped abusive relationships.

The Triton College My Roots club/organization focus is to have individuals get in touch with their past in order to embrace the future. Meetings are open to the campus Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parachute room A. 

Are Students ready for finals?

Posted: October 21, 2014 by mccompany in On Campus, On the Street

By Jeramie L Bizzle  @jeramiebizzle87

With weeks away until students put their pencil to the scan-tron, some students might not be as prepared for their finals as they might think. Even students who turn in all their homework, show up every day, and read the assignments can still suffer from test anxiety when the big day comes. For students, they must ask themselves, “How prepared am I?”

In some courses, test moving forward are not cumulative, meaning what you’ve learned is now in the past, but this is where most students begin to struggle. Without understanding the materials from the beginning, learning what comes next can become more difficult. Even if one doesn’t understand the material from the beginning, it would mean that there would be more to catch up on which can create stress on the student and put a strain on your progress. Here are some tips to get better prepared for finals.

 Don’t throw old papers away

As students, we are all guilty of  throwing away graded papers because we don’t like the clutter or we think we’re not going to use them again and we don’t want to carry that much weight in our backpacks. Holding on to old paper is holding on to information that can randomly pop up when a quiz of final comes around. There’s a reason a teacher hands back, test and quizes. for you to study from.

It’s never too late to start a study group

Multiple heads are better than one. Starting a study group will allow you to catch up on information that you might have missed from a class in which you may have been absent. You can exchange notes and discuss what was assigned to you; plus you are more likely to remember things if you are being interactive with the material.

Get tutoring, even if you think you don’t need too.

There are multiple programs and services available on campus that will help you with that one question, to ensure it doesn’t multiply later.

Don’t cram, simply ignore for a while.

Crammers never prosper, unless it is a one question test. To make sure you absorbed the information, students are to study one subject for the max two hours at a time per subject. Sometimes, it is best to walk away from studying and go to a movie or a friend’s house to clear your mind. By the time you come back to studying, you’ll will be able to focus and concentrate on the task at hand.

Eat, Sleep and Exercise

As a student,  you rarely have time for any of these things, but they are essential to your passing or failing an exam. The myth is that you need a full eight hours of sleep before a test, but that is not entirely true. The average body can be more productive with only two or three hours of sleep as opposed to those who have the full eight. Those two hour sleeps will keep you alert and ready to take on the day.

Exercise is a way for you to get those last minute jitters out. Jumping jacks, pushups and jogging will put your body at ease that way you won’t spend most of your time in class shaking your legs with nervousness. Last but not least, eating a balance breakfast (or lunch if you have your test in the afternoon) will keep you focused, except for those stomach sounds that your body makes during a test; it’s always when your class is silent your stomach wants to hit high notes.

Lastly, give it your all and have faith

If you do the above before test day, you should be able to walk in your class and show that test whose boss. Remember to answer completely as everything will not be multiple choice, leave nothing blank and double check your work.

Before finals, Program Board host their semester “Finals Frenzy” that give students a chance to get tutoring before their test. Don’t wait until it’s too late, start planning for your final soon; as a reminder, it right around the corner.