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A Few Words for the Class of 2011

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2011 | 4:39 PM

Class of 2011,


After 120 some-odd credit hours, innumerable cheap alcoholic beverages, and roughly 2.7 romantic relationships, you are now a college graduate.

So, what now?

I don't know, you tell me.

We held up our end of the bargain.

We went to school, worked hard, and...

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The Hunt

(4) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 5:22 AM

I opened my inbox to find yet another email with a generic yet familiar subject line. Its content was predictable:

"Reaching the final stage of interviews is an accomplishment, and as we mentioned, competition is extremely high for a very limited number of positions. While we were very impressed with...

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Invest in Our Education... Pretty Please?

(4) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 10:17 PM

"These are your talking points, those italicized sentences. Those are the things that you can say."

I sat in the crowded student government assembly room in the brand new multi-million dollar Student Activity Center, and listened carefully as Jimmy Talrico, a member of the SG executive board and the brains...

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Making Student Government Elections a Laughing Matter

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 2:43 PM

As we enter March, many colleges and universities are about to -- if they haven't done so already -- participate in an event that rivals the sun rising in terms of importance: student government elections.

While the festivities are generally more notable for the litter they generate as opposed...

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Lay Off the Laptop

(12) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 1:15 PM

Every now and then I have a brief moment when I weep for my generation.

While taking notes in my biology class, I peered forward and saw the student in front of me playing a game on his MacBook. This wasn't anything unusual -- I've observed students do everything...

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A Modest Compromise: Colleges Should Offer a Football Major

(7) Comments | Posted January 18, 2011 | 9:50 AM

"The truth is," the then 22 year-old Jerry Evans told Sports Illustrated in April of 1991, "I came to college for one reason, to become eligible to play football. Personally, I just don't enjoy school. I know I should, but I don't. If they didn't have football here, I wouldn't...

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Applying to College: Advice From a Grizzled Senior

(3) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 1:26 PM

The other day a friend asked me about how I feel now that I'm a semester away from graduating from college. My visceral reaction was to say, "I want my money back," but in truth, well, I want my money back -- but also there's a feeling of reflection on...

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What We Learned This Semester

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 12:40 PM

After countless hours on Facebook, innumerable desperate calls home for money, and several rationalizations for eating at Taco Bell, the Fall semester of 2010 is finally coming to close. As students scurry off to a previously unknown mythical place on campus known in some cultures as a "library," now is...

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The Tuition Is Too Damn High

(72) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 12:40 PM

As I sat in the back of the room in one of my classes and listened to a fellow student drone on about how her family's summer trip to the Ozarks somehow related to media theory, I let out a sigh. As she stumbled on her point about listening to...

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The College Football Fix

(13) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 2:18 PM

Josh Luchs, a former agent affiliated with the NFL, recently outlined his history in the business, specifically his experiences enticing collegiate athletes to become clients upon graduation by offering them what the NCAA defines a "improper benefits." What made Luchs' story unique was that it named specific names, and upon...

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