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Princeton Grad Warns Undergraduates To Find Their Husbands Now, Because The Rest Of The World Is Too Dumb

My Women-Only College
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Why Julie Zeilinger chose to attend a women-only school. Read More »
Fear Of Failure
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Why Julie Zeilinger had to get over her fear of messing up. Read More »
Campus Confidential
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All of Barnard freshman Julie Zeilinger's posts about college life. Read More »
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Princeton graduates, in my experience, have been the most insufferable bunch of Ivy League braggadocios to ever walk this Earth. People I know who went to Yale, Harvard or Columbia don’t need to advertise it. But if someone went to Princeton, just like if someone is a vegan, THEY WILL TELL YOU.

Susan A. Patton, Princeton grad of ’77, does nothing to diminish this stereotype. In her laughably snobbish, elitist letter to the editor in the Daily Princetonian, “Advice For The Young Women Of Princeton: The Daughters I Never Had,” she advises female undergraduates to get their M.R.S. degree now now amongst the Princeton class, lest they be stuck marrying some nosepicking boogereater who went to NYU, or, god forbid, a state school Keep reading »

Bryn Mawr’s Lady Students Haze Each Other, Too

Scary Frat Facts
Six scary facts about fraternity brothers. Read More »
My Sorority Rush
Julie Zeilinger surprises herself by rushing a sorority at Barnard. Read More »
Yale Bans Frat
Yale wasn't standing for their sexist chants. Read More »

Get ready, but we’re about to shatter your staid image of women’s colleges. The dean’s office at Bryn Mawr college released a statement regarding the college’s annual “Hell Week” hazing rituals. It seems one dorm in particular, Radnor, may have taken it a little too far.

What is Hell Week? Hell Week is an annual, and optional, Bryn Mawr tradition by which the sophomore class hazes the freshman class and whatnot. According to one current Bryn Mawr student and blogger, “it’s both fun (!) and meaningful. Most students cite their first Hell Week as one of the greatest moments of their undergraduate career. It certainly has its charms, debauchery aside … Each dorm has their own specific means of doing things, but a Radnor tradition is the debutante ball. During the festivities, our frosh “come out” to Radnor high society, complete with being escorted down the grand staircase by a member of their sister class. They then receive their dorm schedules filled with tasks to complete.”

Nevertheless, the dean’s letter outlined a litany of Hell Week offenses: Keep reading »

This Is Why Colleges Should Not Be In The Rap Video Game

Ugh, Gwyneth Raps
So much second-hand embarrassment here. Read More »
Pizza Party Rap
Enjoy these tasty beats. Watch »
Dear Education Connection
What's up with Hot Dog Girl? Watch »
SUNY rap song
"When you go to SUNY you're on the right road"

I don’t even understand why SUNY — the State University of New York — would feel that the best way to recruit new students is via a rap video. Are colleges really in the business of trying to be “cool”? And how is measuring the circumference of trees — a thing that is catalogued in this video — at all “cool”? SUNY spokesrapper B. Martin does an admirable job of not looking like he’s ready to die of embarrassment, but that won’t stop me from feeling it second-hand for him. This is like the state college version of the Education Connection corndog girl commercial. Bleh. [YouTube]

Holy Crap: Colleges Are Now Suing For Your Student Loan

Deeply in Debt
How does everyone managing their secondary education debt? Read More »
Refund, Please!
Law student with no job asks college for a refund. Read More »
6 Financial Regrets
6 financial decisions Jessica regrets from her 20s. Read More »
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Ahhh, student loans. Or as I like to think of them, that giant hole where I pour hundreds and hundreds of dollars every month. I hope you can buy some fancy couches for the student center, NYU! Imported South African sea salt for the cafeteria? Gold-plated BIC pens for every librarian in the library? Whatever you do with my your money, I’m sure it’s money well spent. And yes, it will keep coming, probably until I die. The sad truth is that I speak on the phone with the loan servicing lady more than some of my relatives.

Three colleges are not content to just have their loan serving office keep broke grads on speed dial — now, they’re lawyering up. Keep reading »

Study Abroad: I’m Off To South Africa For The Semester

The Frisky’s former intern extraordinaire, Daley, is studying abroad during her spring semester. Over the next several months, she’ll be writing us dispatches from her studies in  Africa. 

“South Africa is going to be hot,” I told Kim, my hairstylist of almost nine years, “so I need a couple of inches off.”

While individually dying the multitude of grey hairs that had enveloped my head, Kim laughed and said, “Why didn’t you pick, like, a European country to study abroad, like a normal kid?”

“The evil Spanish language,” I replied. Keep reading »

Cornell University Lays Down The Lawn In The Library

Cornell University might have just earned itself a prominent place in my higher education fantasies, thanks to some lush new lawns they installed … in the library. Two different libraries, to be exact, plus three other locations around campus, were equipped with real patches of grass to help students get a taste of nature and relieve stress while they studied for finals. The project was dreamed up by recent graduate Gilad Meron, who based the idea on Attention Restoration Theory, “which says that direct exposure to nature, viewing nature through windows, and even viewing images of nature are restorative.” Bringing nature inside seemed like an obvious next step, and as an added bonus, it allows students to sit in the grass and read without getting beaned in the head by a dudebrah’s frisbee. Bliss! [Neatorama]

Belgium's Open Air Library
Books, sunshine, and fresh air? Life dream status! Read More »
The nympho librarian!
Yep, this is a real erotica title. Read More »

Yes, Master! Harvard Students Now Have A BDSM Sex Club

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First Time: Spanking Party
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This is what happens at a spanking party. Read More »
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They have the best and the brightest in the country and now they have a bondage, dominance and sadomasochism club, too.

Harvard University students are in the early stages of convening an official campus club — like, say, the school paper or the French club — centered around a shared interest in BDSM kink, like bondage, flogging, spanking, and other 50 Shades-style “play.” Harvard students aren’t the only little horndogs: other college campuses that have similar BDSM clubs include NYU, MIT, Tufts, Yale, and the University of Chicago. Keep reading »

Male Miami University Student Who Posted “Get Away With Rape” Flier Pleads Guilty

Earlier this autumn, we felt a coldness in the pits of our stomachs when we heard that a flier was discovered inside a dorm at Miami University in Ohio listing “10 ways to get away with rape.” It included items like “Sex with an unconscious body does count, so don’t back down if she’s sleeping” and “When you see a woman walking by herself take advantage of the fact that she is alone.”

Was it just the plot of some sick fuck?  Was it some kind of meta-feminist commentary? Well, now we have an answer: it was written by a freshman boy at the school, who no longer attends Miami University. Yesterday, he plead guilty to a disorderly conduct charge, which carries a $100 fine. Keep reading »

Teen Victim Blamed
School district called rape victim "responsible" in her own abuse. Read More »
I Was Raped
An account of sexual assault at Amherst College. Read More »
Rapist Blames Four Loko
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An accused rapist blames his vicious attack on too much Four Loko. Read More »

Miami University Of Ohio Flyer Offers “10 Ways To Get Away With Rape”

A flier found in a men’s bathroom at a coed dorm at Ohio’s Miami University (Paul Ryan’s alma mater) offers men 10 tips on how to get away with rape (full list is pictured after the jump). But is it a real tip list, or a satire on rape culture?

The list. which was found in the university’s McBride Hall, includes such outlandish advice as “practice makes perfect, the more you rape, the better you get at it” and “if your [sic] afraid the girl will identify you, slit her throat.” And while the list has a sarcastic tone to it, female students are taking the threat seriously. Keep reading »

It Was Rape
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Help fund a documentary about sexual assault survivors. Read More »
The Word "Rape"
Is it losing its power as people use it casually? Read More »
Rape Checklist
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A handy checklist of things that cause rape. Read More »

Maybe I’m Old, But The New York Times Makes College Bars Sound Super Douche-y

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What the hell are these idiots doing? Read More »

The New York Times‘ Style Section inhabits a parallel universe in which wearing dresses during the hot summer months spawns a “trend piece.” For what’s supposed to be the most stylish, fashionable section of the newspaper, they’re delightfully behind the times on, oh, everything. So it is with an ugh in my chest that I read how they’ve turned their keen eye to what College Kids These Days are up to, namely checking into bars on FourSquare.

The Times checked in with several private colleges around the country with vibrant drinking scenes to find out what their most obnoxious upper-middle-class undergrads are doing.  No ramen noodles here! The piece introduces us to a 21-year-old woman “fiddling with her orange Hermés bracelet” at a Cornell bar, female Gettysburg students who pregame with champagne, and ladies who order outfits off Rent The Runway because posting pics on Facebook and Twitter “makes wearing anything more than twice taboo.” I’m sorry, but who are these people? The real life cast of “Gossip Girl”? I remember free pizza at campus events being the goddamn highlight of the week. [For me, it was $3 pitcher night at the Avenue dive bar in "downtown" Santa Cruz. -- Editor] Keep reading »

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