lecture

Sep 27, 2010

We’ve All Been There: The Group Project

Your midterm is assigned and not only is it a group project, but you can’t even choose who you’ll work with. Your T.A. reads off your group of four then gives you the last half of the class to discuss your ideas. You pull your desks together in a mini-circle and start the introductions.

Sep 13, 2010

College Won’t Get You a Job, But It’s Still Worth It

Recently, there have been several stories questioning the worth of a college education. Are we paying too much for a future that consists of scanning the classifieds for low-skilled work in flannel jammies while spooning Ben and Jerry’s into our higher-educated bodies?

Aug 27, 2010

The ABC’s Of Getting “A”s and “B”s

In elementary school all that was required of us to get decent grades was coloring inside the lines. Middle school and high school introduced to the word “studying” and, soon after, a genuine dislike for the word. But college is where the work is no joke. The classes are hard. The workload is heavy. And the social scene is exploding. So how does a college girl stay on top of it all?

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 23, 2010

My Life As…An Online College Student

I started as an online student with just one class. With a history of barely passing my on-campus classes, I needed a change. I knew it would still take a lot of work, but taking a class in my pajamas sounded like too good an idea to pass up. The result? I squeaked by with an “A” and scored higher online than in any of my real classes.

Aug 21, 2010

Professors Don’t Dig Chatspeak

Yeah, it may seem totes obvi to you, but it seems that many students are taking their AIM lingo to class and their professors aren't LOLing. In fact, they're getting pretty pissed. And who wouldn't when students are starting their emails off with, "Yo, teach"? (For realz.)

Mar 14, 2010

Your St. Paddy’s Day Survival Guide

St. Patrick's Day is a college student's dream come true. Well, I feel like any excuse to drink green beer and wear a "Kiss Me I'm Irish" pin is a dream come true. I'm not Irish at all, and can respect St. Patrick's Day and all it has to offer. Especially since last year, I managed to sport a neon green wig in public all day long and closed the night out ordering hash browns at Perkins at 3AM.

Mar 10, 2010

Students Grading Professors?

Picture it: We pan over a full classroom, a man with a slightly too-tight plaid shirt and vile comb over is lecturing with the same tone and volume of a dull beeeeeeeep. If we watch the students, we see several completely passed out while others furiously scribble notes, attempting to keep up with information that may or may not be on any exams this teacher gives.

Jan 23, 2010

My TA Was a Creepster

With the start of a new quarter comes the excitement of new classes and a new schedule. And new TAs. While my friends are frantically researching classes that both fill their requirements and leave Friday open, I'm zoning out at my desk dreaming (and praying) about a tall, handsome, smart, romantic, witty discussion leader.

Dec 29, 2009

We’ve All Been There: The Winter Walk To Class

Your alarm goes off and before you even get out of bed, the winter chill hits you. It’s gonna be a cold day, which is great since you have 4 classes and a meeting. You pull back the covers and jump out of bed. Holy hell it's cold. You curse your state. You curse your old house and it's terrible heater. You curse your stupid choice to pick a school not in the Caribbean

Dec 21, 2009

College Q&A: Do I Really Have to Go To Lecture?

OK, so I have a 8am lecture 3 days a week next semester. Even better, it’s a requirement which I DO NOT want to take. There are apparently over 200 people in the class, the prof puts the notes online, he’s apparently horribly boring and I really don’t feel like getting up at 7 to go. Especially since my next class isn’t until 2pm. Annoying.

Dec 6, 2009

Overheard: Inappropriate!

Two girls, walking through the mud after a football game. Girl 1: I want to make a really inappropriate joke. Girl 2: Is it a Trail of Tears joke? Girl 1: Okay, yeah.

Nov 10, 2009

We’ve All Been There: The Group Project

Your midterm is assigned and not only is it a group project, but you can’t even choose who you’ll work with. Your T.A. reads off your group of four then gives you the last half of the class to discuss your ideas. You pull your desks together in a mini circle and start the introductions.