Couch says the name of the site is a combination of “chicken” and “egg,” playing off the adage, “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg.” The saying applies to the site, she says, because students need education to get a job, and in order to get a job, you need education.
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Corrected on 05/12/10: An earlier version of this article misstated the name of Patrick Johnson's college. He attends the University of South Florida. The article also misstated how David Spinks has used Notehall.com.