When I packed up to head for Lafayette and USL, the number one item on my list of must-haves was a perma-prest ribcord bedspread from Sears for my new dorm room. Decorating my first 'home away from home' was my top priority! A new survey from Sam's Club shows that today's college-bound students have different needs with electronics topping the list. 80% of mothers responding to the survey believe their children won't be well-equipped without a laptop. Tablets came in second, followed by smartphones and netbooks.

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