Posts tagged "college"

Girl Talk: I Was A College Gymnast

For fans of NCAA basketball, March Madness is the culmination of the collegiate sport year. But for me, a former gymnast—mediocre in skill, but a gold medalist in mania—April is what I live for. See, April is women’s college gymnastics month and this year the National Championships were held in Gainesville, Florida, the home of…

By: Dvora Meyers / May 11, 2010

Axe Undie Run Challenge Encourages Charity, Girls In Panties

If you thought the Boobquake was a stupid activist statement, hold onto your panties! No, seriously, hold onto your panties: Axe Body Spray is hosting the “Axe Undie Run Challenge” at 10 colleges around the country to see who can donate the most clothes to local homeless charities … and also, to get…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2010

Would You Use A Video To Apply To College?

When I was applying to college, I thought it was kind of sweet and very “green” that I could do the whole thing online. But now, peeps have taken things a bit too far. Four schools—Tufts, George Mason, William and Mary, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland—are encouraging students to submit a video applicatio…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 9, 2010

Poll: How Do You Spend Spring Break?

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By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2010

Where Have All The Good Collegiate Dudes Gone?

One of the best parts of my college experience at NYU was sampling from the buffet of dudes on campus. It seemed like eligible men were lurking behind every dorm room door, in every lecture hall, and at every bump-and-grind dance party. College life was rife with men, whether they ended up becoming friends or…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 8, 2010

Does College Really Matter For Starlets Like Miley Cyrus?

On “Hannah Montana,” Brooke Shields plays Miley Cyrus’ dead mother, but rumor has it that off-screen she is playing the role of Miley’s high school guidance counselor. Apparently, Shields’ motherly instincts kicked in when the young starlet told her last year that she was planning to skip college. Even though toothpaste commercials don’t require knowledge…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 5, 2010

Are Coed Dorm Rooms A Good Idea?

Starting next fall, Columbia University in New York City will institute a “gender neutral” housing policy for everyone but freshman. This means guys and gals can share a room. Gasp! Which means that hetero couples might decide to live together and … wait for it … have sex! Yes, this is a big concern for…

By: Nikki Dowling / December 10, 2009

No Fatties: College Won’t Let Obese Students Graduate

Essentially putting a “No Fatties” sign on the Admissions office, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has taken a rather radical step in addressing obesity. They’re requiring that every student with a body mass index of 30 or higher, which is in the obese range, take a fitness class three times a week. Those who fail to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2009

Duh! Study Proves That Coed Dorms Encourage Sex And Drinking

A groundbreaking study conducted on five college campuses has concluded that coed dormitories lead to more sex, more binge-drinking, and more pornography than the same-sex alternative. Oh, and by “groundbreaking,” I mean inconclusive, biased, and obvious. Ninety percent of the country’s college campuses are coed, and students are generally placed in housing automatically unless they…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2009

Catfight On The Soccer Field

Ah, Friday. What better day for a catfight video? Only, in this case, the “fight” is actually a “sport,” albeit a game in which the ladies of the Brigham Young University and New Mexico State University University of New Mexico soccer teams exhibit some very unsportsmanlike conduct. Elbow to the solar plexus? Check. Ball…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 6, 2009

8 Sex “Mistakes” We Don’t Regret From College

We snorted Frappucino out our noses reading Maxim‘s “9 Sexual Mistakes You Made In College,” because we totally boned that guy with un-ironic Power Rangers bed sheets who wore his socks while doing that deed.

Yeah, that guy was a mistake—but, by and large, we look back on our college years with zero…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2009

Coming To A College Near You: Fat Studies?

Who decided to make Blair’s maid, Dorota, the only overweight one on “Gossip Girl”? And why did J.K. Rowling pen Harry Potter’s uncle and cousin, Vernon and Dudley Dursley, as portly? What dictates why some characters in fiction are chubsters while others are anorexic? One professor/doctoral student at George Washington University is actually pursuing a…

By: Justine Fields / September 29, 2009

“Gossip Girl” Goes To College Gracefully

There comes a time in every high school television show’s life when its mettle will be tested—when a chapter in its characters’ lives is closed and it is forced to plod a new path. Yes, that’s right, when the characters graduate from high school and move on to college. The transition to college has killed…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 22, 2009

Roxanne’s Revenge: Former Hip-Hop Artist Doesn’t Get Angry, She Gets A PhD

Some stories make me want to run through the streets screaming “Take that ‘the man’!” This is one of them. Before Salt-N-Peppa were pushin’ it and Lil’ Kim was blowing your mind with her dirty bird lyrics, Roxanne Shante was blowing up the airwaves with her single “Roxanne’s Revenge.” She was just 14 at…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2009

The Summer Survival Guide For College Freshman

It’s been a lovely summer. I’m living in my favorite city in the world, writing at The Frisky, living with my boyfriend, and relaxing in the Berkshires on the weekends. All is fine, dandy, and I’m as easy and breezy as a cover girl…until I see a new email in my inbox. As soon a…

By: Ali Jawin / July 9, 2009

Good News For Students

Millions of college students cringe at the word “FAFSA”—-fun to say, not so fun to fill out. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid helps a large number of students pay for college…after they’ve spent hours answering questions, nagging their parents for tax info, and enduring an experience close to torture. But it looks like…

By: Daniela Guernica / June 24, 2009

Sierra Leone Offers Scholarships To Virgins

In an attempt to combat teen pregnancy in a country with one of the highest rates, Sierra Leone is offering scholarships to girls who remain virgins. In the West African country, 40 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 29 have children by the time they were 18-years-old. To be eligible for the…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 17, 2009

Porn Screening Canceled At University Of Maryland

University of Maryland students won’t have the opportunity to see the new $10 million, woman-directed porn “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” because the student union caved after being pressured from a local lawmaker who threatened to pull state funding from the school’s budget. So far, the flick, loosely based on “Pirates of the Caribbean,” has bee…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 4, 2009

Victoria’s Secret PINK Arrives On HBCU Campuses

Victoria has two secrets. One for the sexy and sleek vixen who has come to embody the brand. And another for the sexy and comfy collegiate represented by the PINK line, which favors comfy sweats, hoodies and T-shirts over garter belts and corsets. Now HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) students are being let i…

By: Annika Harris / January 20, 2009

Does College Turn Women Into Drunks?

New York Magazine reports a recent study shows alcohol consumption is up — way, way up — in women. Dr. Richard Grucza, an epidemiologist and professor at Washington University School of Medicine, compared studies conducted in 1991 to 1992 and in 2001 to 2002 to see how same-age groups responded to questions about alcohol consumptio…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2008
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