Posts tagged "college"

University Of Alabama’s Alpha Phi Sorority Recruitment Video Is Basically A Parody Of Itself

This past Saturday was Bid Day for the sororities at the University of Alabama, and so the women at Alpha Phi released a Bid Day video, intended to serve as a recruitment tool for all the shiny-haired, strong-toothed gals looking to pledge Alpha Phi. It is ridiculous. It’s like a misguided scroll through the #squadgoal…

Megan Reynolds / August 17, 2015

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose to white male patriarchy. …

Tiffanie Drayton / July 7, 2015

How You May Be Able To Get Out Of Paying For College

If the tech and housing bubbles belonged to the previous generation, student loan debt may well be millennials’ financial hallmark. With college costs ballooning (while wages remain stagnant), millions of young Americans struggle under student loan debt sold to them on tenuous promises of a return on their investment. Now, the Department of Education i…

Ask Men / June 11, 2015

25 Percent Of Harvard Seniors Never Had Sex During College, And Other Interesting Factoids

The Harvard Crimson published results from its annual survey of Harvard’s graduating class, with some pretty interesting data points, like:

24% of Harvard seniors reported that they never had sex during their student tenure
43% of seniors said they always used a condom but 31% said they rarely or never used condoms (I THOUGHT…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 28, 2015

Starbucks Will Now Pay For Employees’ Entire Four-Year College Educations

Starbucks announced yesterday that all full- and part-time employees of the company are eligible to receive fully-paid tuition for Arizona State University’s online bachelor’s degree program. A little under a year ago, Starbucks began offering to pay for two years’ tuition toward an ASU degree, but only for college juniors and seniors. About 2,000 employees enrolled. Thi…

Claire Hannum / April 7, 2015

Hey Republicans, Guns Won’t Stop Campus Rape — But Just Not Raping Might Though

In a fun bit of news to make your skin crawl and your vagina clam up tighter than a vise, the gun lobby has found a new way to support their cause of putting a Glock in every right hand and a Sig Sauer in every left: arming college students to lower the rats of sexual…

Beejoli Shah / February 19, 2015

Phyllis Schlafly Has A Great Many Ideas For Keeping Women Out Of College

In swift response to a New York Times article from 2010, vintage Lysol douche ad Phyllis Schlafly has published a missive in World Nut Daily regarding the fact that women outnumber men on college campuses, and what — she believes — can be done to correct this atrocity.

Schlafly, of course, notably made…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 6, 2015

College Sends Welcome Letters To Rejected Students, Induces Senior Nightmare

Even when you got that giant envelope (or giant e-mail attachment? how do the youths get their collegiate good news?) there was probably some part of you that thought a mistake had been made. You were John Smith, and it was really John Smiths, not you, who was accepted to your dream school. And that’…

College Candy / December 18, 2014

Awesome College Offers “Harry Potter”-Themed Study Abroad Trip

Have you ever found yourself blowing off studying because it’s an ABC Family Harry Potter weekend and you haven’t seen the second half of the fifth movie in like forever? What if you could combine your love of the boy who lived and your desire to graduate before you hit thirty? For students at California…

College Candy / November 28, 2014

Now You Can Buy Collegiate Bath Products For Charity!

It’s already been two years since Hurricane Sandy, and the nightmare it caused for New York City and its neighbors is far from forgotten. When Beauty Bar founder Jennifer Walsh lead a six-month volunteer movement in the hard-hit Rockaways, she saw the storm’s massive devastation firsthand. Walsh was inspired to give back, so she launched a

Claire Hannum / October 31, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Your Kids Need To Know About Consent Long Before They Head To College

Talking about sexual assault is never an easy thing. But as a parent, it’s crucial to find ways to talk to your children about it. Lately, there’s been a lot of attention focused on campus rape and sexual assault, and with good reason. Many colleges have been called out (and even sued) for not taking…

Avital Norman Nathman / September 24, 2014

Why I’m Proud, And Sometimes Embarrassed, To Be A Sorority Girl

When I first went into college, I was adamant about not “going greek.” I will not buy my friends and I will not subject myself to the ridicule of being hazed, I thought. I knew some of my girlfriends would decide to join sororities and some would not, but regardless of who came and went,…

Katie Oldenburg / September 24, 2014

Rutgers Student Dies After Passing Out At A Frat House “In Distress”

Caitlyn Kovacs, a 19-year-old sophomore at Rutgers University, died early Sunday after passing out at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house. According to the New York Daily News, Kovacs’ friends noticed she “appeared to be in distress” early that morning. She died at a nearby hospital less than half an hour later. Kovacs was majoring i…

Claire Hannum / September 22, 2014

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz made headlines earlier this month by carrying her twin-size mattress with her everywhere, in order to draw attention to the fact that the student who raped her has not been expelled.

Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

10 Tips For College Ladies (From A Recent College Grad)

Life would be so much better if we could have a yearly chat with our past, present and future selves, where we share pressing details about the future and give ourselves necessary advice. Sadly, that is not the case and we often go through new, life-changing experiences — like college — with little help or…

Tiffanie Drayton / September 9, 2014

RIP Society: College Boys Welcome Parents On Move-In Day With “Honk If You’re Droppin’ Off Your Daughter” Sign

Dropping your kid off at college can’t be easy for any parent. And it’s worse when you pull up to the front gates of the college and a pack of bros are standing there holding a sign reading “HONK IF YOU’RE DROPPIN’ OFF YOUR DAUGHTER.” Let’s all say it together now: Ewwww. No one at…

Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2014

Mommie Dearest: How Not To Get Suspended

It’s back-to-school time for everybody from preschoolers to college students and you can’t throw a No. 2 pencil without hitting some advice on promoting academic success. Create routine! Eat properly! Get enough sleep! These are all well-intentioned suggestions we hear repeatedly. But I’m here to offer up one more nugget of educational guidance:…

Avital Norman Nathman / September 5, 2014

Frisky Rant: If You’re Privileged And You Know It, STFU

A little background on me. I’m almost 35 years old, I went to an in-state university (UC Santa Cruz), I worked two jobs almost full-time during school, my parents helped me financially in ways that they could, and I had to take out student loans that I am not yet, but almost done paying back.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2014

University Of Alabama Sororities Were Told Black Girls Are Bad For Status

Sigh. To anyone who thinks racism is over and we should all stop complaining about it, there are still states with segregated proms and segregated sororities. The fact of the matter is that at these sororities, like the ones at the University of Alabama, a lot of the girls who get in or pledge, White…

College Candy / August 9, 2014
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