Posted on December 27, 2011
The Other Third Wheel: Surviving Your BFF’s Significant Other
(Jeffery Giorgi) Living with your best friend is one of those things in life that most people (at least guys) think is the greatest thing in the world. Nerf wars, gaming sessions, always got someone to split the cost of take-out with; it really doesn’t get too much better.
That’s why most people, after their freshman year at least, opt to share a dorm with whoever they’re closest with. And then you graduate and you hopefully get your dream apartment. You’ll celebrate the joint purchase of a television and couch as you both sleep on your futon or air mattress because who needs a real bed when you have a couch and big t.v. It’s pretty exciting and I guarantee some incredible memories will be made, perks of living with a BFF.
yeah, it’s kind of like that.^^ Continue Reading
Posted on December 26, 2011
Posted on December 26, 2011
When I say that I attend a women’s college, I’m usually met with a mixture of palpable confusion and mild disgust. Follow-up questions include:
1. “Are you a lesbian?”
2. “Did you apply to any co-ed schools?”
3. “Was your high school all girls?”
And, of course, the concise but far-reaching: “Why?”
The first three questions are easy to answer—“Not that it bears any considerable relevance to my current educational status, but no, yes, no.” The final question, however, is more involved. As a senior at Barnard College, I often find myself thrust into the precarious position of Ambassador Speaking On Behalf of Women’s Colleges Everywhere, a position I thoughtfully and respectfully decline. I don’t claim to speak from every student’s perspective, but I will try to answer why, from my experience, women’s colleges are viable institutions. And I’ll also be honest about the things I don’t always love about my women’s college experience. Continue Reading
Posted on December 26, 2011
(By Constantine von Hoffman)
With fewer and fewer Americans getting married, what’s the best way to improve your chances of finding someone to put a ring on it? Stay in school and get rich.
Barely half of all adults in the U.S. are married, an all-time low, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
Barely half of all adults in the U.S. are married, an all-time low, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. In 1960, 72 percent of America’s adults were married; today, it’s 51 percent. If trends continue, married people will soon be in the minority for the first time in U.S. history.
More than 60 percent of unmarrieds say they want to get married:
While the number of marriages has declined, the desire for marriage hasn’t. More than 60 percent of unmarrieds say they want to get married. And, while more people than ever think marriage is “an obsolete institution,” that belief doesn’t alter how much people want to participate in it. Nearly 40 percent of Americans agreed that marriage is going the way of the rotary phone (up from 28 percent 40 years ago). However, 47 percent of the unmarried adults who said this also said they’d like to get married. Continue Reading
Posted on December 20, 2011
As my grades pour in, I find myself looking back at this past semester and asking a giant WTF!
From the end of August till the first week of December, there wasn’t a moment I didn’t find myself on the brink of exhaustion from overload.
Whether it’s the unending assault of papers that is the life of a senior, or all extra-curricular activities I took place in. Every week was a struggle.
Then a funny thing happened. I watched as every social-media site I frequent became bogged down by the same topic—finals. Continue Reading
Posted on December 20, 2011
There are a number of great iphone apps for students out there, but as a student that is always studying you may find that sometimes a study break is necessary.
So luck for you, we have put together a list of apps that will do a great job of keeping your mind off of studying, so can get back to the books refreshed and ready to learn.
There is nothing more suitable for a study break than a flying hamster and a cow with milk shooting udders. Yeah that’s right! You get a cute flying hamster armed with various weapons, that has only one goal and it’s to save your girl! Nothing can top that. (not available for android)
2. Death Worm
Death Worm is goal-based. To gain levels, you have to do things like get 60 kills, or get 30 kills without taking damage. This becomes tricky once trigger happy cops and military dudes start peppering you with bullets the moment your head pops out of the ground, but it adds a thin layer of originality to the proceedings. The graphics are also great, particularly if you have a Retina display device. They’re blindingly detailed, with silky smooth animation. (for Android) Continue Reading
Posted on December 15, 2011
Within recent months there have been several incidents of student abuse and a handful of student deaths due to hazing. CNN’s Anderson Cooper last night featured on his evening news television show titled Anderson 360 Mr. Roland Martin and Mr. Ricky Jones, so that they could discuss opposing views on resolving hazing at colleges.
What Are Your Thoughts?
Posted on December 5, 2011
This year, according to the College Board, average published in-state tuition and fee plus room/board charges exceed $17,000 at four-year public institutions, a 6% increase from only one year earlier.
In 2009, spending by Americans for post-secondary education totaled $461 billion, an amount 42% greater than in 2000, after accounting for inflation. This $461 billion is the equivalent of 3.3% of total U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and an amount greater than the total GDP of countries such as Sweden, Norway and Portugal.
The public is taking notice. The Occupy Wall Street protesters have featured student debt forgiveness as one of their demands, and students in California have demonstrated several times in the past year after their tuition was raised twice.
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressed some of these concerns in a speech where he urged colleges to get serious about their cost problem. But there’s only so much the federal government can (and should) do. The underlying structure of American higher education needs dramatic reform before there will be any relief in sight.
Whereas private businesses cut prices for consumers and costs to themselves through efficiencies that increase profits and incomes, universities lack those incentives.
Indeed, the typical successful university president views his or her key constituencies not to be the customer (students and their parents who pay tuition charges or the granters of research funds), but rather others — the faculty, important alumni, key administrators, trustees and occasionally politicians. They please these constituencies by raising, and then spending, lots of money. Continue Reading
Posted on December 3, 2011
We’ve all been there: you desperately want to look at someone’s Facebook profile, but whatever you do, they won’t accept your friend request. Worry no longer, because with some trickery you can force anyone to be your friend.
Ars Technica reports how Brazilian researcher Nelson Novaes Neto set out to convince a tough target — a Web security expert he called “SecGirl” — to accept his friendship using social engineering. It worked, and he’s shared his secrets. So here’s how to go about it.
Please Note This Is Only A Joke!!!
Step 1: Clone An Account Of Someone Your Target Trusts
The first step for Neto was to create a fraudulent Facebook account. He decided to assume the identity of his target’s manager, but there’s no reason it couldn’t just be any other person that your target respects. Once that’s set up, he sent the target a friend request from the copied account. Continue Reading
Posted on December 1, 2011
Creative people think “outside the box,” a gift of psychological flexibility that, it turns out, may also apply to their ethics, according to the latest research from the American Psychological Association. Creative types, in other words, may be more likely to cheat.
The same enterprising mind that allows creative people to consider new possibilities, generate original ideas, and resolve conflicts innovatively may be what also helps them justify their own dishonest behavior
said the authors of the new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
“Ethical dilemmas often require people to weigh two opposing forces: the desire to maximize self-interest and the desire to maintain a positive view of oneself,” wrote business professors Francesca Gino, at Harvard, and Dan Ariely, at Duke University. “Recent research has suggested that individuals tend to resolve this tension through self-serving rationalizations: They behave dishonestly enough to profit from their unethical behavior but honestly enough to maintain a positive self-concept as honest human beings.” Continue Reading