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The survey, which was carried out by Virgin Media, questioned nearly 4,000 students across nine campuses.

In keeping with the drinking theme a bottle opener was ranked as the fifth most important item for students. The top three was made up of smartphones, tablet computers and toothbrushes with USB sticks in fourth place.
Genius Idea of the Day: Texas Student Rides Barbie Jeep Around Campus After DWI Arrest
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That's one way to deal with having your license suspended.

Texas State student Tara Monroe is turning heads and catching the attention of the Internet after deciding to use a very unusual mode of transportation on campus—a hot pink and purple Barbie Jeep.

Monroe's license was suspended after refusing a breathalyzer test while leaving a Waka Flocka concert, she told

The industrial engineering junior decided to purchase the Barbie Jeep on Craigslist for $60, and she named it after the little girl she bought the jeep from—Charlene.

Since Monroe started going around town with Charlene, the college student has become sort of a minor celebrity. Other students post pictures of her on Snapchat and Twitter quite regularly.

"This is the best way I could have gotten my 15 minutes of fame," she said. "Basically, it was the best decision I've made in college, yet…"

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