Finding a school where you fit in can be tough for anyone during this transitional stage of your life, but a select group of students have an even harder time selecting a college or university: some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students (often referred to as LGBT) are more concerned about a schools tolerance and acceptance of others than its academic reputation.
Colleges and universities have been holding summer programs for high school students for yearsclasses and activities that give ambitious teenagers the chance to pursue hobbies, interests and potential college majors while giving them a taste of campus life.
As colleges struggle with budget cuts and declining enrollment numbers, more and more schools are offering summer programs for younger kids as well as high schoolers. Who needs camp or day care when you can send your kids to college?
The problem of drugs on campus is nothing new. Most college students drink, but others choose to party hearty regardless of the damage theyre knowingly causing their bodies.
A new drug has become prevalent on college campuses, though, but students arent taking it to get hightheyre taking it to study.
If youve ever seen The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, you might be familiar with the segment known as Jaywalking. The recurrent skit features the comedian walking down the street, asking random people various general knowledge questions. Most of the responses he receives are completely off-base. Their ignorance definitely gives viewers a laugh, but if Jaywalking is any indication, lots of people out there arent incredibly intelligent.
Graduating from college once symbolized entering The Real Worldand not the one thats captured by cameras to air on MTV. Graduation meant finally earning that coveted degree, which (hopefully) came with a good-paying job, a new apartment, and a lifetime of success and happiness.
Even if youre not in college at the moment, youre probably aware that things arent looking that rosy for the class of 2011.
Passing notes at school used to be a no-no, but these days more and more students are communicating silently in class with their instructors approval. Instead of banning the internet during class, professors and teachers are incorporating it to keep students engaged.
Comedian and author Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Centrals popular news satire The Colbert Report, is in the “real news” himself.
Colbert and his wife, Evelyn McGee Colbert, have made a gift to McGee Colberts alma mater, the University of Virginia. McGee Colbert, who graduated in 1985, double-majored in drama and English. The universitys College of Arts & Sciences is using the money toward an Arts Scholars program for students studying studio art, dance, drama or music.
The legal drinking age in the United States might be 21, but lets be realisticmiddle schoolers have been known to experiment with Mom and Dads liquor cabinet, high school students commonly drink at parties, and by the time teenagers are in college, forget it.
Drinking on campus happens whether students are of legal age to buy their own booze or not.
Ah, summerlounging by the pool with a cold drink in hand, getting a tan, and flipping through magazines for the pure fun of it. Sounds like a dream come true for college students that are eager to take a break from the books!
Other students understand the multiple benefits of taking college summer classes and decide to enroll in a few courses instead. Dont worry, it is possible to balance extra schoolwork with relaxation, and besidesyou might realize that some of these benefits are too good to pass up!
College libraries were once the only place on campus where students could conduct thorough research for term papers and research projects. Browsing the card catalog and hitting the stacks were ordinary habits for most college students, and so was asking a librarian for assistance should problems arise.
Thanks to the internet and other technological advances, not to mention budget cuts, college and university librariesalong with public librariesare being faced with the challenge of adapting to meet the needs of students.