Posts tagged "college"

The Craziest College Classes Ever

One of the best things about college — besides getting out of your parents’ house, eating Easy Mac at midnight and dorm parties — is the classes. Sure, classes are the reason you have to roll out of bed before noon after staying up half the night finishing an essay, but they can be fu…

Nikki Dowling / September 9, 2010

Yes, There Is A College Class On Lady Gaga

Sharpen your pencils, little monsters: The University of Virginia is offering a class on Lady Gaga called “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity.” Taught by grad student Christa Romanosky, the Lady Gaga class is a prerequisite course to essay writing on the theme of how the mama monster pushes social boundaries. Students will liste…

Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2010

Confessions Of A Regretful Gender Studies Student

I have a lot of regrets about my college education.

I regret that tuition was $40,000 a year, so that my classmates were mostly rich, white kids. I regret that I am paying back thousands in student loans. I regret that my journalism program forced me to take an introductory class on reporting, eve…

Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2010

What’s Your Best College Memory?

College is a time when women discover their strengths, form lifelong bonds and explore the world around them. For some women the exploration involves local or more exotic travel. For others the exploration is more internal and emotional, while other women remember hilarious moments. After the jump, some women share their favorite college memories.

Pam Gaulin / September 6, 2010

How Does College Affect Your Relationship Status?

Are you single? In a relationship? Whether in the first or final year, many wonder if the college atmosphere will change their relationship status. It’s a whole new world where people discover a variety of things about life, as well as themselves. After the jump, we asked a bunch of women how they feel about…

Lyn Lomasi / September 4, 2010

The Great Drop-Off — When Your Parents Leave You At College

The trek from home to college can be riddled with anxiety, fear and doubt — for both students AND parents. And that’s why more and more colleges are finding ways to formalize the college move-in process to make it easier for everyone.

Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2010

5 Of The Strangest College Degrees Ever

My teachers always said that stoners don’t amount to anything, but a few select schools across the country are handing out weed diplomas! At Med Grow Marijuana School, outside Detroit, students take a six-week course on growing the best medical marijuana. Apparently, nearly one fifth of the students are ex-auto workers. There are also Med…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2010

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…

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…

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…

Nikki Dowling / April 9, 2010

Poll: How Do You Spend Spring Break?

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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