Posts tagged "school"

25 Reasons College Is Not At All Like Real Life

Ah, college. I remember the first day like it happened yesterday. The smell of new paint covering beer-stained dorm room walls. The RAs’ stale greetings in matching neon shirts and Sharpie’d name tags. Awkward, passing smiles from strange hallmates trailed by nervous parents. Hellish name games and forced social bonding. Little did I know that I…

Alyson Penn / August 11, 2013

Wear This, Not That: What To Put On To Go To Class

When you’re in college, it’s easy to forget that it’s not perfectly acceptable to wear your pajamas everywhere. People are doing it, so it must be okay, right?
Wrong. So, so, wrong.
You’re a semi-adult. Get your life together and put on a regular pair of pants, with an actual waist. College classes do count…

Julie Gerstein / August 9, 2013

UPDATE: A Questionable School Dress Code Bans Afro-Puffs

UPDATE, 4:45p.m.: Via Jezebel, Horizon Science Academy has posted an apology on their web site and said it will “correct the information” in its dress code, as well as send out an updated version. []

School dress codes are generally a great thing for kids. The mission statement of the new dress code at…

Mary Odell / June 24, 2013

China Says Bras Can Help You Cheat?

Things I wish I knew in high school: my bra was a clandestine cheating machine. I wore those AAs every single day, but somehow its stealthy secrets eluded my wide-eyed naivety.

Alas, “education chiefs” (not sure exactly what those are) in northeast China have outsmarted adolescent girls yet again. They’re nipping our deceitful way…

Alyson Penn / June 9, 2013

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Opens Elementary School In Haiti

Who says sororities are all about boozing and boys?

On June 15, Delta Theta Sorority Inc. will open an elementary school, the Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote Haitian village of Chérette. Since Chérette is located about 96 miles from the Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, children there do not have access to a proper…

Mary Odell / June 7, 2013

If You Can Get Through This “To This Day Video” Without Crying, You Are A Stronger Woman Than I

Shane Koyczan was bullied as a kid. But rather than internalize that pain, he did something creative and powerful with it. He put together the “To This Day” Project, which enlisted several dozen animators and illustrators to create small segments that would be put together in one 8-minute visual poem. “My experiences with violence i…

Julie Gerstein / February 23, 2013

Woman Arrested After Posing As Columbia Student For Two Weeks

New York City police have arrested a 26-year-old woman who has been posing as a Columbia University freshman throughout orientation and the first days of school … even though she’s not even enrolled as a Columbia student.

Briva Patel pretended to be 20-year-old “Rhea Sen,” attending Columbia’s orientation events like trips to the…

Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2012

Must Haves: 9 Stylish Backpacks To Help Get You Back Into That School State Of Mind

I’ve decided my giant hot pink L.L. Bean backpack from 5th grade will no longer be lugged around during my third year of college. The upcoming school year is begging for a new sturdy and cute bookbag, and I’ve picked the best of the best to adorn your (and my!) backside all year.

Daley Quinn / August 18, 2012

Calling All Aspiring Fashionistas: Get Thyselves To Condé Nast College, Stat

Every girl with aspirations of high fashion and even higher heels has their sights set on Condé Nast, and why shouldn’t they? It’s the stuff of “The Devil Wears Prada” dreams, a promised land where Wintour rules as supreme overlord and the streets are paved with, well, pavé. In light of the complaints filed by…

Rachel Krause / July 11, 2012

7 Ways Teachers Change Lives

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Day, which is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the incredible work teachers do and thank them for their commitment to education. To celebrate, we put together a list of some ways–big and small–that teachers change lives. Check them out after the jump, and please take a moment today to thank a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2012

Girls Wear Too Much Makeup, So UK School Removes Mirrors From Girls’ Bathrooms

Talk about an “extreme makeover”: a UK high school removed mirrors from the girls’ bathrooms after girls flouted the dress code rules about makeup. Shelley College in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, once allowed female pupils over age 14 to wear “discreet” makeup. But “five or six girls … the ones who wear the most makeup” continually…

Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2011

High Schools Get Creative To Stop Dirty Dancing

Apparently, school dances have progressed from the days when the girls stood at one side of the gym and the boys stood on the other. Nope, today’s horny little teenagers are freaking and grinding and doing whatever they can at school dances to rub their privates together. How do I know about this problem? Well,…

Ami Angelowicz / February 17, 2010

Moms Told To Stop Looking Like Slobs At School Drop-Offs

Listen up, mothers! Change out of those pajama bottoms and put some damn lipstick on, because you look like a slob!

That’s the pissy message one school in England is sending to mothers who pick up and drop off their kids in the clothes they’ve slept in. School head Joe McGuinness said he…

Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2010

Move Over FIT, It’s Fashionista University

With MTV’s glorification of Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, the non-stop parade of reality shows, and the infiltration of the “celebrity designer,” it’s really not a shocker that girls (and boys) are devoting their career dreams to the ever fickle world of fashion. If you’re still in school (junior high through college) and jealous of…

Bianca Posterli / December 9, 2009

Woman Broadcasts A Porn For Elementary School Students

Perhaps North Dakota woman Nicole Altendorf was trying to supplement the sex education unit at the local elementary school when she broadcast a porno out the window of her home for all the kiddies to see. As you can imagine, parents, teachers and authorities were less than orgasmic about Nicole’s feature presentation. When the police…

Ami Angelowicz / October 19, 2009

The Top 5 Songs About Sexy Teachers

In high school, I begged my guidance counselor to switch my schedule just so I could get the hottest, most aptly named English teacher: Mr. Johnson. He had curly ringlets, the cutest butt, a blue convertible, and liked to read poetry aloud to us. Mr. Johnson was so irresistible, there was a rumor going around…

Simcha / September 10, 2008

No More Playground Fun: Australian School Bans Cartwheels

If I could still do a cartwheel without hurting myself, I would. Just watching Shawn Johnson do those amazing gymnastic-tastic moves at the Olympics made me hearken back to a time when I would spend recess walking on my hands without worrying that my shirt was covering my face instead of my mosquito bites. Sigh,…

Simcha / August 26, 2008

Love Vandal: Old School

Don’t these giant cement blocks remind you of the walls in your elementary school gym? I wonder if anyone got a detention for drawing this…

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at

Catherine Strawn / April 29, 2008
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