Posted on June 15, 2012
Entourage features 4 best friends trying to make it in Hollywood, though it lost it’s allure in the final few seasons, there is still some good we can draw from it in regards to learning not just how to make it in Hollywood, but making it in college. They’re all young men trying to make their way in the real world, and as students you too are going through the same experiences they are in preparing themselves for real life. So let’s see how the cast of Entourage deals with group projects.
First: Starting Off
Establishing a leader.
SOMEONE MAKES A BAD SUGGESTION
THINGS START GETTING REAL
YOUR GROUP MATES WHO HAVE OTHER PRIORITIES
SO, YOU SEND A GROUP EMAIL
YOU BEGIN TO QUESTION EVERYTHING EVERYONE DOES
THAT ONE KID IS STILL MAKING BAD SUGGESTIONS
EVERYONE JUST PROCRASTINATES
THE MORNING OF YOU SEE WHAT YOUR GROUP TRIED TO DO
AND YOU REALIZE
THEN THE GROUP BEFORE YOU GOES: THEY CRASH AND BURN
LAST MINUTE, GROUP “WE ALL DO THIS TOGETHER OR WE ALL FAIL TOGETHER” GROUP HUG
YOU DO THE PRESENTATION AND THE TEACHER IS LIKE “WHATEVER, Y’ALL PASS”
THEN EVERYONE WONDERS WHAT THEY WERE WORRIED ABOUT
Entourage was a fun show in it’s heyday and like most good things (college) it has to come to an end. But what’s important are the lessons and experiences you take away from it.
Post any other gifs or pictures that describe your group project experience.
Leon Langford| Bright Futura Columnist
Posted on May 31, 2012
As a high school student you probably have lavish ideas of what college will be. The freedom! No curfew, no parents, no space…? Most rising freshmen don’t recognize that dorms usually don’t live up to the expectation of college.
Does Size Matter?
You’ve more than likely have heard of the tiny, institutional dorms rooms that await you upon your arrival at school. Unfortunately, these aren’t just stories.
While you probably wont be living under a staircase like Harry Potter, you also wont be living large.
Most students can expect a dorm room that leaves a lot desired in the style department. Luckily, there are many ways college students can optimize their small space.
And while I am sure that your dorm room won’t be an amazing hotel suite, I can also assure you it wont be like Luke Clark Tyler’s.
Because Luke Clark Tyler lives in America’s Smallest Apt. But despite how tiny his 78sp ft apartment is, he still makes the best of it. So why shouldn’t you?
78 Sq. Ft. – the Smallest apt in America video
Hopefully Luke’s video gives you some decorating ideas for your new small offbeat dorm space.
Is it about size or how you use it? Don’t be nasty!
Maximillian Garland | Bright Futura Columnist
Posted on May 1, 2012
Posted on April 26, 2012
Stand In, mtvU brought a little surprise to a political science class at UCLA, hard-nosed progressive political commentator and HBO Real Time with Bill Maher host Bill Maher. The full episode premieres Monday, May 7th at noon but you can watch this witty preview with Bill Maher spitting in the face of right-wing critics by saying that “We already have Socialism in America…” What do you think? Are we a Socialist/Capitalist hybrid? And is Socialism even a dirty word anyways?
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Maximillian Garland | Bright Futura Columnist
Posted on October 7, 2011
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFTEN GETS A BAD RAP, BUT FOR YEARS THESE INSTITUTION HAVE HELPED MANY STUDENTS
Community college often gets a bad rap, but for years these institutions have helped many students — especially those trying to balance work, family and going to school — get the education and training they need. President Obama has called community colleges one of the keys to America’s economic future, and the new attention and increasingly bigger draw is bound to mix things up in the coming decade. Here are a few examples of what we predict will evolve and even improve about the community college experience. We can’t make any promises that any ideas will come to pass, but by the look of things today, they’re pretty likely. In fact, they could fundamentally change the role of community colleges in higher education and how the majority of Americans see the opportunities they offer.
More Students Will Head To Community Colleges
There is no getting around it: college is expensive, and it’s only getting more so each year. Recent media reports have even speculated that a traditional four-year education will soon be out of reach for the average American family. Public and private colleges can cost anywhere from $9,000 to $35,000 (and more) to attend each year, but for many, community college provides a much more affordable option. The average cost of tuition at a two year school is only $2,713 annually, a considerably smaller sum than even the cheapest four-year counterpart. With debt mounting and college degrees increasingly becoming a prerequisite for even lower-level positions, more and more students will head to community colleges for education — even if only to complete required courses before moving on to a bigger “name” school.
Colleges Will Be Forced To Evolve If They Hope To Meet The Increasingly Common Non-traditional Student’s Needs
These days, the non-traditional student — older, juggling work, school and a family — is the norm at community colleges. In fact, a full three-fourths of enrollees today already fall into that category, with half of them — 12 million nationwide — attending such schools. Catering to the needs of this new student breed will likely require community colleges to evolve their current programs, curricula and approaches. For some schools, this may mean expanding or adding online programs, for others, increasing the number of practical training programs or offering a wider variety of night classes. Whatever it means for an individual institution, it’s clear that the non-traditional student will play a major role in defining 21st century community colleges.
Community Colleges Will Reach Out To Local Businesses
Community colleges in the coming years will increasingly reach out to local businesses for input on better tailoring programs and courses. Some schools are already paving the way. In New York, businesses and community colleges are partnering to help students learn about degree programs that could help them land a job in select industries currently experiencing a hard time finding skilled workers. These jobs often fall into fields like health care, technology and viticulture, and offer students a wide variety of ways to change and grow with the companies — even adapt their own career goals. Partnerships will benefit colleges and businesses, who both gain from training a workforce to power a variety of local industries. Such hookups can have other advantages, too, especially when it comes to meeting the demand for community college courses when budgets are tight. Local businesses are often more than willing to help support community college degree programs that will ultimately provide them with employees.
Technology Will Become A Key Component In A Large Portion Of Community College Courses
Technology is already a dominant force in education at nearly all levels, but in the coming decade community colleges can expect to make a significant investment in new breakthroughs if they hope to stay competitive. This means offering degree programs in growing tech fields, providing more online classes and ensuring that everyone enjoys access to the latest computers and training devices they’ll need to stay competitive. For many schools, providing technology may become a major marketing force as students scramble to train themselves for the latest job wave.
Community College Administration And Leadership Will See A Shift
Much of the way community colleges are currently managed is fairly outdated and doesn’t adequately reflect the changing economic realities, nor help to push schools effectively into the place they’ll need to be for a solid, sustainable foothold. Some professors and administrators are only hired on a temporary basis, giving them little vested interest in truly helping or changing a school. Because community colleges aren’t weighed down by the regulations and oversights that many other public schools face, they have the freedom to make some pretty radical changes. We predict that in the coming years, new leaders and administrators will start making some of these major changes in order to build a stronger academic culture and operational environment. If they don’t, some schools may not survive into the coming decade.
Schools Will Change And Adapt With The Needs And Desires Of Students
Students are increasingly specific in what they want and expect, and community colleges must pay special attention to what they’re saying if they want to keep up. With funding cuts, schools will be forced to be especially careful where they spend their money, and must ensure that the programs they’re supporting best meet the needs of the community and students. As many are already finding out, this can be a very difficult thing to do. Some are turning to private donors and business to help meet student demands.
Academic Counseling And Student Support Groups Will Play An Increasingly Important Role In Community College Study
Students at community colleges come from a wide range of backgrounds, and often have little chance to get to know one another or form the kinds of bonds their counterparts on traditional four-year college campuses do. In recent years, these schools, including New York’s City University have seen great success in programs helping students get to know one another and work together. Enrollees are required to go full time their first year, helping them create a much stronger support system on a campus where few often take similar courses — or even speak the same language. Academic guidance and support will also play a significant role, helping students better prepare for the future and tailor academic choices to their ultimate career goals.
Community Colleges Will Increasingly Focus On Programs That Train Students For The Most In-demand Jobs
While four-year colleges often do a great job of preparing students for the working world, not all in-demand careers require their degrees for entry-level positions. For some, it may be smarter to get a two-year degree and enter the work force, as many companies are willing to pay for all or some of an employee’s training if he or she decides to later pursue a full undergraduate degree. We think community colleges will start setting themselves apart from traditional schools by promoting these kinds of high-need degree programs, many of which will help students more easily land jobs in fields like green energy and health care. These industries are in high demand, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future — a key selling point in an uncertain job market and economy.
Attitudes About Community College Will Change
Community college has been viewed by many as a “lesser” alternative to attending a four-year school. While big-name institutions will always hold a certain cachet, we predict that there will be less of a stigma attached to community college classes in the coming years. Much as online education has become a more respected way to get a degree or earn college credit, these schools will become not only more widely accepted as an educational choice, but also more popular. Why? We think two factors will play a major role: economics and a change in offerings. More and more students will be heading to community colleges due to financial reasons, and with such schools offering a wider range of training programs in high-demand fields, they’ll seem a lot more appealing — even to students who love a brand name.
Community Colleges Will Increasingly Have To Compete With Private Colleges And Training Programs
Community colleges aren’t the only options these days for students looking for an affordable and flexible way to get a degree. More and more private businesses are getting in on the college game, and many provide access to not only two-year degrees, but bachelor’s and graduates as well. This may be hard for community colleges in some areas to compete with, especially as the trend moves more and more towards online education. These schools will have to evolve and change in some substantial ways to keep up, including promoting an increased focus on technology, offering more degree programs and even moving some training online.
Posted on September 20, 2011
by Allison Smith
Gym. Tan. Laundry. These are the keys to success — or at least are being communicated as so to the next generation.
I love a decent guido brawl as much as the next person, but what are the messages that reality television programs send to children? The vain, morally bereft generation — I begrudgingly admit to be my own — is robbing the next generation of what little innocence remains out there. Would domestic violence or intimate behavior captured by night-vision cameras pass as acceptable television programming in the ‘90s? Continue Reading