Colleen Leahey, Reporter

Articles Written
Dec 9, 2010

How to Help a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

Last June, collegiate students nationwide were silenced by shock and sadness after news of the murder of UVA lacrosse star Yeardley Love surfaced. Article after article proceeded to litter the Internet about Love and George Huguely’s relationship, many claiming there had been telltale signs that his violent temper would lead to serious danger.

Dec 2, 2010

WikiLeaks: Friend or Foe?

WikiLeaks. I asked one of my roommates what she thought of the controversial website this morning and she responded, "Wait, what's WikiLeaks?" The site has become huge in the past few months, if not days. Yet, it has slipped past the radar of many educated college students. Even the majority of those that are aware of its existence seem to get confused when the specifics of the site are discussed.

Dec 1, 2010

Princess Life vs. College Life: Who Has It Better?

When the news of Prince William's engagement to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton hit the Internet several weeks ago, hearts all over the world broke in two. Women's dreams of becoming the newest member of the Royal Family were shattered in an instant.

Major Decisions: Taking the “Un” Out of Undecided

When you first arrive on your university's campus at the ripe age of 18, the world is your oyster. You have yet to begin your four years of college education, which have a heavy hand in shaping your future. To quote Remember Me, you are most likely undecided... about everything.

A Few Ideas for Improving the Professor/Student Relationship

Raul Ramos, a professor at the University of Houston, acknowledged his total disconnect from campus life during his first 8 years at the university. He then -- along with his wife, kids, and 2 dogs -- moved into an on-campus dorm in an effort to become more acclimated with the students and their college life.

Robotripping, Four Loko, and Other Ridic Ways College Kids Get Messed Up

It's not difficult to get messed up in college. Keg shells line frat house walls and liquor seems to flow freely from faucets, available whenever the time feels right. Yet, students continuously resort to more creative techniques to make their heads spin. Why?

Nov 17, 2010

Casting Call: 8 Classics [GALLERY]

When reading novels, everyone has an idea in their head. But, in light of the recent casting of Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, we've picked a celeb for each novel that would be perfect as the hero or heroine. Pick a book from the list, snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate, and escape from the world (and the cold) for a few hours by creating your own mental movie with the help of these novels.

Nov 13, 2010

Harry Potter Goes to College?

For those die-hard Harry Potter fans out there like me—whose favorite pastime includes arguing over which house their real-life friends would be in— it can seem unfathomable, absolutely preposterous that some people have never read the Harry Potter series.

Nov 12, 2010

College… Quidditch?

It’s no secret that Harry Potter and his fantastical friends have taken the Muggle-world by storm. As we anxiously await the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, it's not tough to lose hours daydreaming of charging through the brick wall to Platform 9 ¾, hopping on the Hogwarts express, and challenging evil with a wand in hand.

Nov 9, 2010

After The Midterm Elections – What Happens Now?

After last Tuesday’s midterm election votes were tallied, Republicans gained control of the House. Dems still control the Senate, but the right has certainly swept in and gained an enormous (and not unexpected) amount of clout on Capitol Hill. What does this mean for the next two years?

Nov 8, 2010

Dina Lohan: The Toxic Parent

Lindsay's mother, Dina, recently appeared on The Today Show to chat with Matt Lauer about her daughter's status at the Center. Comforting many Americans by informing them of Lindsay's "relaxed" and "happy" state, Dina then proceeded to discuss Lindsay's plans to open her own rehab facility.

Nov 1, 2010

What To Expect When You Head to The Polls

Tomorrow Americans nationwide will be heading to the polls to cast their vote for the 2010 Midterm Election. Many recently graduated high school seniors are finally old enough to exercise their right to have a voice in deciding the future of their state representatives and will be voting for the first time.

Oct 29, 2010

An Ode To Halloween

Amid the holidays that I passionately adore, there are some that rank higher than others. Halloween is one of my favorites. I love the autumnal weather, the unnecessary amounts of chocolate, and having one day to claim "my life is a masquerade" and not be greeted with WTF looks. I love it so much, in fact, that I have decided to write a poem.