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Oct 15, 2010

Want Peace & Quiet? Don’t Move to a College Town

Whether you see it in the movies, hear it from your peers or participate in it yourself, it is a generally understood fact that college students like to party. Some adopt the habit during their first Halloween away from home and hold tightly onto it well into their twenties, while others pick it up only between midterm exams.

Sep 21, 2010

Welcome Week Photo Contest Finalists [VOTE]

We launched a photo contest at the beginning of the semester that challenged all our readers to send in a Welcome Week photo that said "I love being back at school". While we expected a few good ones, we were in no way prepared for the awesomeness onslaught we got when we started looking through your photos on our Facebook wall.

Sep 9, 2010

The Starting Line: My New BFFs?

Okay, so you know how when you watch a new reality show, the first few episodes are always crazy because all these people with huge personalities are thrown together and it is just like a huge firecracker of insanity? Things happen that happen seem totally normal, but looking back you just don’t even understand how any of it was possible.

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.

5 Personalities You’re Bound to Meet on Your Floor

College: a time of growing up, trying new things, and, of course, meeting new people. From the bitchy girl in Chem class to the hot guy from a frat party, freshman year brings a slew of different characters. While no two people share quite the same college experience, there are a few archetypal personalities that, without a doubt, can be found on a freshman floor.

Aug 16, 2010

Senior Files: The LD(BFF)R

Another week has passed and I’m one week closer to graduation. In ten short days I will stand up, toss my cap in the air, and graduate in front of family, friends, professors…and a bunch of random people I don’t know.

Jun 2, 2010

May 14, 2010

College or No College: That is the Question

I think many (myself included) kind of just wind up at college somehow with little thought in advance as to why we’re there in the first place. There’s elementary school, middle school, high school... college is just kind of the next step in the education process. An expectation for some; a requirement for others. The reason why college is so paramount to parents is because they equate four-year degrees with success and large figure salaries to come in the future.

May 12, 2010

Senior Files: Top 10 Reasons I’m Actually Excited to Graduate

Over the past few months, I’ve written a lot about how nervous I am to graduate, to leave college for good, and enter the real world. I’ve felt scared, nervous, anxious, and every other emotion that comes naturally to a graduating senior.

May 5, 2010

Senior Files: Life Outside the College Dorm

Today is May 5th. Many of you are wearing sombreros and chugging tequila graduate in a few weeks, or even days. (Did I just freak you out!?) Thankfully I’m on a college quarter system, so I have one more month of bliss before entering the real world. But still, there never seems to be enough time these days for everything I want to do.

Apr 14, 2010

Senior Files: Change, Change, and More Change

I’ve always believed that change is a good thing. It can take you out of your comfort zone and introduce you to new people, new places, and new experiences that you would never have known otherwise. I’m all for change, really I am, just not when that change removes me from my carefree lifestyle of afternoon classes, friends, parties, and little to no responsibilities.

Dec 16, 2009

Universities Pimp Students For The Win?

I understand the glory that comes with watching a winning team. And, thanks to the past couple of seasons, I am learning the pain associated with watching a losing one. So I get that coaches would do whatever it takes to build a team that wins. But what I don't get is the shady recruiting process I've recently learned about known as The Hostess.

Nov 9, 2009

Is a Mini Skirt Grounds For Expulsion?

Last month, 20 year old Geisy Arruda was expelled Bandeirante University in Brazil. What would cause someone to be expelled from a university? Did she cheat? Did she vandalize? Did she hurt someone?

Sep 23, 2009

The Rival Rundown: Boston College vs. Notre Dame

This week, we take a look at the opponents in the nation's most notorious holy war. Not the mission in Iraq, but the rivalry between BC and ND, America's premier Catholic universities. Besides giving mad props to the Pope, these two share a common interest in superior athletics, academics, and intense fan-dom.