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College Classes

Jan 20, 2017

There’s A College Course Dedicated To Kanye West And We Want To Enroll Now

The name of the course is "Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics."

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Apr 29, 2016

5 Reasons Every College Student Should Take A Yoga Class

Not every class has to be full of stress to be fulfilling.

Mar 6, 2016

7 Reasons Every College Student Should Take An Art Class

You won't take an art class without learning something new.

Oct 11, 2015

20 Funny Excuses To Use When You’re Late For Class

Your professor has heard them all. You need to keep the excuses fresh.

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May 10, 2015

The Pros And Cons Of Taking Online Classes

Pro: You can 'go to class' in your pajamas....or underwear.

The 10 Commandments of Group Projects

I have never met a single person who enjoys group projects. Everyone, from the over achievers to the procrastinators, hates group projects. And yet professors keep assigning them over and over again.

Mar 14, 2013

An Open Letter of Gratitude to College Professors

Dear (Good) College Professors, I'm not sure if you know this or not, but this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and today is National Teachers' Day. So I thought I'd start my day off (I know. I'm a late sleeper. That's why you never see me in your 8 a.m. classes) by taking a moment to appreciate you. All of you. For all that you do.

May 3, 2011

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started College

Since it's that time of year, the time for choosing colleges (and for some, leaving college) Jezebel has decided to depart some wisdom on all the high school senior hopefuls out here, asking them to really think about what they want out of there college experience, about why they're choosing the schools they're choosing, and the effects those choices will have on their college careers.

Apr 19, 2011

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Apr 12, 2011

10 Reasons I’d Let My Professor Sit At The Cool Table

You walk into “The Application of Platonic and Hegelian Ethics to Business” (It’s exhausting just saying the name, isn’t it?), an extra credit symposiums, take your seat between the girl who raises her hand every five seconds and the guy who comes to class only to fall asleep, pull out your books and suppress a yawn.

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Mar 31, 2011

10 SAT Questions That Would Actually Predict College Success

It's SAT season and you know what that means: high school juniors are buckling down and getting ready to take "the most important test of their lives," the test that will determine whether or not they get into college, the test that will supposedly predict how well they will do there. Now, I don't know about you ladies, but as a seasoned college student I have to say I think that is a load of ridiculous.

Mar 17, 2011

7 Worst Excuses for Turning in An Assignment Late

It’s a Friday morning. Your alarm goes off for the tenth time. You look at the clock and realize you’ve hit the snooze button well into the first five minutes of your ever dreaded Friday morning class, which you’re only taking because it was the only thing open when you were finally able to register. You grab your shoes and your books and finally sneak into a seat at the back of the class just in time to hear your professor ask that you send your assignments forward.

Feb 16, 2011

Picking a Major: Focus on Your Passion or a Possible Profession?

Picking a major is one of the most pivotal points of a young adult's life. With so much stress put on it, many begin to do so, though it may not be necessary.

Feb 1, 2011

Who Deserves the OfficeMax Desk Makeover? VOTE NOW.

Last week we invited people to upload their messiest desk pictures to our Facebook fan page to prove to us why they deserved to win this awesome prize. And even though our desks are filled with old wrappers, crumb-filled keyboards, and coffee stains, you guys managed to out-do us.

Jan 31, 2011

The Weekly Ten: Drop That Class

By now your semester is in full swing. It's early enough that you're still optimistic, but not so early that you're wishing you could still sleep until noon everyday. You’ve unpacked your dorm, caught up with your friends, and even gotten settled into all of your classes. But are you really happy with all of your classes?

Jan 27, 2011

New Year, New You: Creating a Productive Workspace [CONTEST!]

Does this sound familiar? You’re taking 18 credits, involved in extra curriculars, trying to study, accepting social invitations left and right and trying to impress the cute guy in psychology class. You don’t exactly have free time, and well, your desk reflects it.

Nov 28, 2010

Attention Professors: Turn on Your TVs!

Okay, so it’s confession time. I really love the History Channel, and most channels like it. Think Discovery, or National Geographic. During the summer, rather than doing something “normal” like going to the beach, or grilling, you could find me nestled under a blanket sitting on the sofa watching a documentary on who really discovered America.

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 8, 2010

The Most Annoying People in Your Class

I've been in a grand total of (roughly) 32 college courses during my college career. I did a little math (quickly on paper because I might as well be math-challenged) and that puts about 960 students in my life, in a small classroom, on a daily basis. That's a lot of a-holes students in a small space.

Nov 1, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Freshmanisms

Now let me start this off by saying I have nothing against freshman. I volunteer at Orientation every year. I dutifully hand out identification cards and point them in the direction of the cafeteria/registrar/financial aid office. I’ll help them get through Writing 101. I’ll edit their articles. I’ll listen to their incessant chatter in the library with mild amusement. But um…well…actually, it’s probably a little bit more than mild amusement.

Oct 25, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Class Registration

Your registration appointment isn’t for another three days, but after hours poring over the course catalog, you’ve finally created the perfect schedule for next semester. It took a lot of finagling, shuffling and about 27 pieces of paper, but you’ve done it.

Oct 16, 2010

5 College Classes That Are Actually Useful in Real Life

When you’re in college, everyone knows there are the classes you take because you have to and then the classes you take because they’re actually going to help you in life. Anthropology of Magic? A major sophomore year mistake. Unless my letter to Hogwarts got lost in the mail, I’m never going to need to know how to read tealeaves. Wine and Spirits? Fun, but again- not exactly functional in the job world.

Sep 22, 2010

Young and Broke: I’m Paying for My Own Education

I'm grateful of my parents for many things: bringing me into this world, my killer sense of humor, taking me to morning band practice in high school at 6a.m., etc. However, there is one thing that I'm grateful for that most people is crazy: I thank my parents for making me pay for my own college education.

Sep 20, 2010

A Day in the Life of a College Student

A few days ago, The Huffington Post provided its readers with a BLS pie chart that depicted the daily schedule of the average college student. Apparently, we are barely grooming, sleeping 8+ hours, and living "pretty awesome" lives.

Sep 10, 2010

Friday Faves: Major In the Man-Hunt

Your cell phone alarm is going off in your ear to the tune off She Bangs by Ricky Martin, inducing the hangover you worked so hard for last night (note to self: change to something MJ immediately). Your body pillow is the most obliging (and loyal) bed partner you’ve had in months, and the monsoon outside is actually starting to lull you back to sleep.

Sep 7, 2010

College Campuses Are Breeding Grounds for Disease

According to University of North Carolina professor Kevin Caneiro, there's a new disease lurking on college campuses nationwide. Dubbed “Laptop-itis,” it is the result of excessive use of laptops and cell phones with symptoms ranging from worsened posture to pain in the backs, necks, and wrists of students everywhere.

Aug 26, 2010

The Five Lies Your Older Friends Told You About Freshman Year

So you’re going to college. You got your GPA up and your admissions essay down, you got in, and now you’re out! Happy times are here. Your final days are characterized by blasting Lil' Wayne with the sunroof open and going to lunch with the people with whom you’ve spent the last four, eight, or even 12 years of your life in school.

Aug 23, 2010

The Clairvoyant Class: Predict the Future from Your First Day

We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it, half of us do it anyway. Plus, judging by appearance and prior knowledge does sometimes work. (Example: M. Night Shyamalan movies...)

Aug 19, 2010

10 Most Underrated Things About College

September is coming at us full force and for the first time in 15 years, it means absolutely nothing to me. Yup, as a jobless, broke, living on my parents' couch college graduate I'm not going back to school this year. It's weird. It's confusing. It's really, really sad. [She says as she sighs deeply and bites her quivering lip, crying into her empty planner.]

Jul 27, 2010

Sexting 101 – Yes, It’s a Real Class

Apparently ridiculous college courses are the new trend on campuses all over the world. I’d go so far as to call them “unnecessary,” but the 440 people who just enrolled in Potsdam University’s e-mail flirtation class would beat down my door (or fill my inbox...) in disagreement. Yes, you read that right- one German university is actually offering a master’s course on how to flirt via modern technology.

Jul 7, 2010

No One’s Studying Anymore, Study Says

For every hour a student is in class, he or she should be studying for two. That’s what they say, but is that what you do? The Huffington Post reports that students today are studying drastically less than their predecessors.

May 21, 2010

Duke It Out: Summer Classes

Summer, my favorite time of year. Not because of the weather (yay, swimming!) or the fashion (yay, things that aren't sweaters!) though those things are great - I love summer for the same reason that pretty much every other kid who went to school in America does; no class!

May 17, 2010

College Q&A: Goodbye Community College, Hello Big School

Question: You girls seem to know what’s up with college. I’m transferring from a community college to a big college. I start with the summer term in a few weeks (I thought it would help me with my transition if I gave myself some extra time.) I’m really scared because I’ve never lived away from home and this is very different from what I’m used to from my current school.

Apr 28, 2010

4 Professors Who Deserve to Get The Boot

Remember in high school when you and all of your friends failed the same exam and you were convinced it was the teacher’s fault? “She never taught ANY of this stuff “ you bantered. In a fit of rage, you stormed to an advisor to make a complaint. You knew something had to be done about this dreadful teacher, and you were certain that if enough of you joined together, the school would surely do away with her.

Apr 24, 2010

CollegeCandy’s Guide To Selling Those Books

Campus bookstores suck. They convince you that you need to buy a textbook for $150, and you'll crack it open on that one day you were bored feeling studious, before realizing your exams are straight from the class notes/Powerpoint slides and you don't even need that 10 pound eyesore in the first place.