All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘college’

ASU Fraternity Suspended For Racist “Black Party” On MLK Day

Arizona State University has suspended one of its fraternities following a party that some are calling racist. Somehow, none of the students of the ASU chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon had the good sense to know that hosting their “MLK Black Party” was a seriously bad idea. Few would be upset about an event that celebrated civil right leader Martin Luther …

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Student Loans- Being Smart About Your Credit

If you are planning to go to college, a student loan may be inevitable. While many students are able to get scholarships or can afford to pay for college on their own, this is not the case for many. There are many horror stories about student loans ruining credit or keeping the borrower in debt for most of their life, …

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Yale Frat Death: Family of Victim Sues Fraternity

In 2011, Brendon Ross crashed a U-haul truck at a tailgating party before a Harvard-Yale football game when bringing beer kegs to the party; he attempted to rev the engine, but wound up speeding forward, instead. This lead to the death of one woman, named Nancy Barry, as well as the serious injuring of fellow student Sarah Short and Harvard …

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Harvard University Reopens Evacuated Buildings Following Bomb Threat

Early Monday morning around 8:40 a.m., Harvard University evacuated three to four buildings after an email was sent to the police department that “explosives may have been hidden in the three academic buildings — the Harvard Science Center, Sever Hall and Emerson Hall — and a freshman dormitory, Thayer Hall.” The school reopened the doors earlier in the afternoon after …

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Cincinnati Gunman Scares University of Cincinnati Campus

As a college student, this writer can attest to how scary it is to hear about shootings on college campuses and face the reality that such threats could become a reality at nearly any point. Those fears also surfaced for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Cincinnati when reports of a person with a gun were called in …

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Javonte Douglas: See a College Player’s Insane Dunk [VIDEO]

You sometimes hear hyperbole about a basketball player being so good that he can jump out of a gym. Now that doesn’t seem so far-fetched after watching a video of a junior college player’s amazing dunk that went viral. Javonte Douglas, a JuCo player for the College of Central Florida, pulled off a dunk that will make most NBA players …

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CCSU Suspect Apprehended, No Guns Found

You know those Halloween costume stories that just won’t go away? Well, here’s another one. A university in Connecticut went on lockdown yesterday after someone reported seeing a man in military gear carrying a gun. As it turns out, there was no gunman–just a 21-year-old college student in a ninja Halloween costume with plastic weapons, including a sword. Central Connecticut …

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Student Hospitalized After Being Stuck Between Buildings for Two Days

An NYU student reported missing over the weekend has been found. 19-year-old Asher Vongtau was found trapped in a crawl space between two buildings on Sunday evening. After emergency responders rescued him, the student was taken to the hospital where he remains in serious, but stable condition. Vongtau’s friends say he went missing late Friday night after a fire alarm …

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University of Iowa TA Accidentally Emails Porn

This is a great lesson for any teaching assistant that sends emails from the same computer that their homemade porn stash is on–double check your attachments. Always. After a teaching assistant with the University of Iowa forgot to do just that, students in her class got quite an eyeful. The TA was supposed to send out a compressed file of …

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Faking a School Shooting Alert Is an Awfully Dumb Way to Get People to Use Your New Social Network

Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create an email alert to some “shots fired” on campus. Whoa-ho! Watch out! Facebook is dooooooown. Except the joke’s not funny …

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Frat Under Investigation After Decidedly Rapey Email Goes Viral

Georgia Tech’s Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is under university investigation and is probably going to have to do some serious image repair work after an email titled “Luring Your Rapebait” went viral. Total Frat Move says their tip line exploded after an active member at the fraternity sent out an email instructing members how to close the deal with girls. …

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UC Berkeley Explosion Leaves 4 with Minor Burns

The LA Times reported yesterday that an explosion devastated UC Berkeley’s campus, sending four to the hospital with burns. The main campus was evacuated as a precaution. “It was dark. It was pretty scary. We just wanted to get out of there,” one student, sophomore Jesse Kay, said. Another student, 19-year-old Jay Reddy, was in electrical engineering class when the …

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