Posts tagged "college"

8 Things I Wish I Had Known About Money In College

Today, New York University costs around $43,000 annually for tuition alone. When I attended over 10 years ago, it was closer to $30,000 annually. If either of those two numbers make you feel short of breath, join me on the floor.

I was able to attend such an expensive school through a couple…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2013

An Inner Monologue While Cramming For A Final

OK, I’ve waited til the last possible minute to start studying, but I think I should still be good. I mean, yeah, I could have started studying yesterday, or the day before, or anytime really in the past three months, but helllooooo, there were parties to attend and volleyball to play and late night cookie…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 9, 2013

Girl Talk: Thoughts On Deferred Admission

It is simple, what happened. I was an eager-eyed and relatively coy 18-year-old who was convinced that I was going to attend any four year university for acting, because I was a Capital A Actress. I applied to many schools for acting, I performed earnest monologues in front of expressionless adults behind a folding table.

By: Megan Reynolds / August 9, 2013

Vote! Semi-Finals, Round 1: Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?

To commemorate Schooled Week on The Frisky, we’re pitting celebrities against each other in the ultimate face-off: “Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?”

Yesterday, Aaryn Gries entered the ring with Teresa Giudice for our fourth superstar battle, following Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus on day one, Kristen Stewart and Lindsay Lohan

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 9, 2013

Astrology 101: How To Spot Each Sign … In A College Class

It’s Schooled week here at The Frisky, which means we’re giving you tips on every aspect of the college experience, from dealing with crappy roommates to figuring out which classes are most skip-able. We couldn’t resist bringing some astrology into the mix (because hello, that’s what we do), and came up with quick list of…

Bold Move! UConn Bans Student-Teacher Relationships

The University of Connecticut officially banned any romantic relationships between students and faculty Wednesday under their “Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Inappropriate Romantic Relationships.” While undergrad relationships with faculty are completely banned, graduate student romances are forbidden only when a faculty member is in a position of power over the student.

By: Alyson Penn / August 9, 2013

19 Things We Thought Were, Like, So Deep When We Were In College

One of the best parts of the college experience is that you get to take your hobbies and interests really, really seriously. From your urban drum circle to art house movies to Zen Buddhism to heavy metal, college gives you the chance to dive into your passions without a hint of self-consciousness. In many cases,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 8, 2013

True Story: I’m Delaying Going To College

I can’t say that it was ever my concrete intent to eschew college altogether, but by the time I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth (yet with inexplicable honors in Astronomy), disillusioned and perpetually anxiety-ridden, I knew with all certainty that I didn’t want to see the inside of a classroom agai…

By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2013

Vote! Face-Off No. 4: Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?

To commemorate Schooled Week on The Frisky, we’re pitting celebrities against each other in the ultimate face-off: “Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?”

Yesterday, Farrah Abraham entered the ring with Kim Kardashian for our third superstar battle, following Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus on day one and Kristen Stewart and Lindsay

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 8, 2013

Almie Rose On Hooking Up In College

You’re in college. You don’t want to waste any time on loser dudes. Especially loser dudes who don’t appreciate the acting talent and sheer dynamism of Nicolas Cage. Here, Almie explains how to discern a hook up from a hang out, and imbues us with a reminder of just why “Con Air” is such a…

By: Almie Rose / August 8, 2013

Flowchart: Should I Skip This Class?

Happy Schooled Week! After you get over the initial thrill of returning to class, the fun part begins — figuring out just how much you can get away with. Like, do you really need to make every session of that 8 a.m. politics seminar? Maybe. But maybe not. We’ve put together this comprehensive…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 8, 2013

6 Types Of Roommates & How To Deal With Them

The truth is, even after filling out one of those unhelpful roommate questionnaires, you really have no idea what kind of person you’ll be sharing a tiny living space with your freshman year of college and whether or not they’ll end up ruining your life. A lucky few will end up with a roomie they…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 7, 2013

11 Things You Need To Do While Studying Abroad

If you don’t want to hear a rambling soliloquy of stories that have nothing to do with you, don’t ask me about Australia. Not only will I blabber about about it for hours on end to anyone that asks (or doesn’t), I will try to strike up a conversation with any stranger in my near…

By: Alyson Penn / August 7, 2013

Vote! Face-Off No. 3: Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?

To commemorate Schooled Week on The Frisky, we’re pitting celebrities against each other in the ultimate face-off: “Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?”

Yesterday, Lindsay Lohan entered the ring with Kristen Stewart for our second superstar battle, following Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus on day one. After tons of votes flooded…

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 7, 2013

Quiz: What’s Your Study Style?

College life typically involves many things: parties, ultimate frisbee, deep conversations about emo bands, constant pizza consumption, and — at least in theory — lots and lots and studying. Want to know how your studying habits stack up? We came up with this handy quiz that sorts students into four types of studiers. Make sure…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 7, 2013

13 Signs You Attend A Women’s College (In GIFs!)

I attended a coed college and logged a lot of time in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Department, which is what a lot of other universities call Women’s Studies. We were predominantly women with a smattering of gay men and I assume some trans folks, although I personally didn’t know any. I remember the people…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2013

Vote! Face-Off No. 2: Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?

To commemorate Schooled Week on The Frisky, we’re pitting celebrities against each other in the ultimate face-off: “Which Celeb Would Be The Worst Roommate Ever?”

Yesterday, Miley Cyrus entered the ring with Taylor Swift for our first superstar battle. After tons of votes flooded in, the queen of twerk was deemed the worse…

By: Kathryn Oldenburg / August 6, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Guys You’ll Wish You Had Gone Out With In College

I started out my college dating career the way most girls do: with a boyfriend back home that I tried to breakup with before I left, but couldn’t quite go through with it. When I said goodbye to Danny* at the airport, he pushed a fishnet-gloved palm up against the glass (this was in the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 6, 2013

5 Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Room So It Doesn’t Look Like A Dorm Room

Living in a dorm is an important milestone of college life, but it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing experience. Case in point: one of my friend’s freshman year dorm room had a giant drain in the middle of the floor, like an easy-to-hose-out dog kennel for humans. Charming, right? Last year, my coworkers compiled this great

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2013

The Roommate Questionnaire Colleges Should Actually Use

Your college roommate can be your best friend or your most terrible, smelly nightmare. Colleges are supposed to hook you up with roommates you’ll at least be able to marginally get along with, but often it doesn’t exactly work out that way. I’m not sure exactly what I filled out on my freshman roommate form,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2013
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