Posts tagged "college"

Awesomely Affordable: 15 School-Ready Canvas Backpacks Under $50

It’s practically the first day of school––do you have your backpack game on lockdown? I know you’d like to think that you can somehow manage getting to and from class with nothing more than your purse, but trust us, you’re gonna want a backpack (your back will thank you for it). We’re particularly fond of…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 5, 2013

14 Signs You Attend A Hippie College (In GIFs!)

I got my undergrad degree attended the UC at Santa Cruz, a university I can confidently describe as a “hippie school.” Debate was encouraged, classes could at times be bizarre, and the atmosphere smelled of patchouli and burning sage. Others colleges that fall under the hippie school umbrella? Kenyon College in Ohio, Warren Wilson College i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2013

Chart: The Anatomy Of A Crush On Your College Professor

It’s a couple weeks into your European History class, and suddenly you find yourself touching up your lip gloss before taking your seat and getting all hot and bothered by the mere mention of Protestant Reformation. Hey, we’ve all been there. Here’s our breakdown of the factors that contribute to a major crush on your…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 5, 2013

17 Things You Might Forget To Pack For College

So you’ve bought the sheets, the desk lamp, the shoe racks, the posters that will fall off after two months, the hangers, the towels, the laptop and the notebooks. You pillaged the shit out of your local bedding supply co. and you’re feeling like a champ … or in a cloudy haze of coupons and…

By: Alyson Penn / August 5, 2013

Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?

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There’s nothing worse than arriving to college on your very first day and realizing that your roommate is a mutant of a creature, with a painfully annoying laugh and an extreme hoarding problem.

But have no fear. There’s a silver lining: everybody — even celebrities— have their quirky…

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 5, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Youngest Person To Ever Pass The Bar, Gabrielle Turnquest

American student Gabrielle Turnquest was recently called to the Bar of England and Wales after passing her Bar exams. This is a great achievement for anyone, but Turnquest happens to be a little more impressive than the average person to pass the Bar exams.  She just happens to be 18 years old, making her the…

By: Mary Odell / August 3, 2013

Indian College Bans Female Students From Wearing Sleeveless Dresses

Oh, dress codes. Women have been banned from wearing sleeveless dresses at a school in Madhya Pradesh, India, because administrators say doing so isn’t dressing in a “decent manner.” In order to enforce the new rule, the college director stands outside the premises every morning to make sure the students are wearing “decent” attire.

By: Alyson Penn / July 28, 2013

Not This Crap Again: London Mayor Boris Johnson Thinks Educated Women Need Still To Find Husbands

During the launch of the World Islamic Economic Forum, the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, spoke with Malaysian Prime Minister about the role of women in education. After the the PM  noted that 68 percent of college graduates in Malaysia are now women, Johnson just had to add that “they’ve got to find men to…

By: Mary Odell / July 9, 2013

Even Crucifix Necklaces Are Offensive These Days

While working at an orientation event at Sonoma State University of California, student Audrey Jarvis was asked by her supervisor — twice — to remove or hide her crucifix necklace because she was told it might offend someone or make new students feel unwelcome. What?!?

By: Mary Odell / July 9, 2013

Retaliation Complaint By UNC Sexual Assault Survivor Sparks Federal Investigation

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is currently facing three investigations by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over the school’s handling of sexual assault reports.

The issues at UNC first became apparent when rape victim Landen Gambill (pictured here) was found in violation of the school’s honor code and…

By: Mary Odell / July 8, 2013

Should A Florida Mom Have Been Allowed To Bring Her Baby To Her Exam?

Naptime, feeding time … final exam? For Rebecca Mabrey, 25, of Jacksonville, Florida, that was how her and her 10-month-old baby’s afternoon was going to play out. But she was denied entrance to her final exam at Florida State College for bringing the kiddo along.

Mabrey argued that the exam fell right betwee…

By: Mary Odell / June 25, 2013

The “I Need Feminism Because…” Campaign Hits Cambridge University

Recently, students at England’s Cambridge University took part in the “Who Needs Feminism” campaign, a public awareness campaign aimed at asking people why and how feminism is important to them. As a women’s studies major in the ’90s, I was continually frustrated by women in my classes who believed that feminism was no longer necessary,…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 21, 2013

Today In Terribleness: Slippery Rock Prof Tells Student To Suck His Dick

College is a great place to explore new subject areas: Critical thinking, philosophy, dick sucking. What’s that? You college didn’t specialize in dick sucking? You must not have gone to Slippery Rock University, in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Because a professor there, Robert Ammon Jr., seemingly offered that as an option to one of his students.

By: Julie Gerstein / June 10, 2013

The Reality Of Being A College Grad, As Told Through GIFs

We all know how much being a college grad sucks, right? We’ve reached that level of reality, I hope. It’s been a couple months, and here we are, unemployed and bored out of our damn minds. No more keg parties, no more 2 AM pizza, no more lectures (So I guess there’s one good thing).

By: College Candy / June 3, 2013

Identical Twins Kirstie & Kristie Bronner Are Co-Valedictorians Of Spelman

Here’s a hard sister act to follow: identical twins Kirstie and Kristie Bronner (yes, those are their names) have been named co-valedictorians of Spelman College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, Georgia. See, Kirstie had a 4.0 GPA and her twin sister Kristie also had a 4.0 GPA, so the school appointed them both to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013

Bad Advice? Or Worst Advice? Mitt Romney Urges 2013 College Grads To Get Married, Have Kids

Why anyone would pay 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney money to talk about anything, I don’t know, but I guess it’s mutually beneficial. He has to pay the bills on that car-elevator somehow. Anyway, quoting from the book of Luke in the Bible, Romney encouraged the recent grads of Southern Virginia University to “launch…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 1, 2013

Behold: A Brutally Honest Graduation Announcement For Our Times

Reddit user alyak72 decided to forgo the traditional celebratory tone of most college graduation announcements and take the brutally honest route instead. I’m sure many of today’s college graduates feel the same way, but damn, those tears and the pleading for cash are a little intense. What would you do if you got this card…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 29, 2013

“Princeton Mom” Susan Patton Speaks At Princeton: “A Woman Looking For A Husband In Her 30s Gives Off Total Desperation”

Earlier this month, the world met Susan Patton, a 1977 graduate of Princeton University, authoress of the world’s snobbiest letter to the editor of The Daily Princetonian. Its utterly-sincere advice that female undergrads marry fellow Princetonians because they’ll never find men as intelligent anywhere else in the world — followed by the news that Patto…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2013

Guy Accused Of Sexual Misconduct At College, So His Mom Pens Victim-Blaming Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The Wall Street Journal is about as publicity stunt-y as The New York Times’ Style section in terms of publishing articles guaranteed to kick up a fuss. But the WSJ, being owned by Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp (Fox News, etc.), leads with a conservative slant. This week’s case-in-point is an op-ed by lawyer Judith Grossman, whose son wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2013

Entitled High School Senior Suzy Lee Weiss Makes Me Sad For The Future

It’s weird: A recent Wall Street Journal op ed by embittered high school senior Suzy Lee Weiss — an open letter to all the colleges that rejected her — reads like an April Fools’ Day joke. Except it’s not, and Ms. Weiss seems to believe that it’s everyone else, not her, that’s responsible for her…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 1, 2013
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