College Life

Huge pillow fight? Count us in!

These Chinese people may actually be on to something.

For everyone who isn’t lucky enough to work here at StudentCity with the best coworkers, managers, and bosses in the game, I’m sure you wouldn’t hate scribbling down the name of your superiors onto a pillow and beating the bag out of the air, or whatever else you may come in contact with.

Remember this next semester when finals come around.

Finals ended not too long ago but back in college I strongly believe that my experience with exams and papers would’ve gone a lot smoother had I written out the names of my professors and topics that I was stuffing my brain with onto something that I then used to hit things with.  A pillow with SHAKESPEARE written across it would’ve eased my mind for that exam.  I might’ve even taken the pillow fight a step further and burned the damn pillow afterwards, after also having stabbed it repeatedly.

Anyways…even if this is not done in an organized manner, I encourage that next semester when exams and papers are stressing you out, gather even just one friend or roommate, get a soft pillow, throw on your favorite music, and go crazy.  Hell, I’d definitely even do this by myself.

One suggestion…

Stowe any breakable items in a safe place for your pillow fight party.

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The chronic Facebook messager

Some people just can’t take a hint. 

Everyone has that one person who tries to chat with them on Facebook on at least a weekly basis, and you never give them the time of day.  They are probably a member of the opposite sex, and you sort of feel bad because they may be virtually harmless, but when that chat box pops up and they have said “hey,” you don’t even as much as say hi back.  You figure that if you don’t answer then this will only be a one-time occurrence.  You’re thinking, they’ll definitely get the hint and I won’t have to awkwardly ignore them again…

Fast forward to four days.  You are again faced with a “hey” from this same individual.  What the hell?  Did they seriously not get it before when I didn’t respond to them and also never signed off of Facebook?  Maybe I will just say something like, “hey, sorry I’ve been busy lately, what’s up?”  Let’s face it, you have no intention of actually saying this, nor is this true.  Whatever.  Once I don’t answer for the second time in four days, they’ll definitely never message me again.

A week later…”hey.”  Are you friggen kidding me? 

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Pittsburgh teens post Facebook photos after robbery

First we have the case of the New York principal under fire for posting a risque photo on Facebook, so we all know how I feel about people posting ridiculous and incriminating things on the internet.

Now there’s these four Pittsburgh teens who robbed a local corner store and posted pictures of themselves with cash and other various stolen property onto Facebook.  Not only do these photos not belong on Facebook, but these photos should not exist at all!  I guess the cops can thank Isaiah and his buddies for doing half of their job for them, by photographing the evidence.

Honestly, where did these guys think these photos were going to land them?  This is the exact opposite of gaining some street cred.

I thought that I had a lot of great laughs reading the statuses that some of my Facebook friends post.  When I go on my de-friending sprees, there are a select few people who I do not delete based on the fact that their statuses and photos are internet gold.  Even better than these nonsense posts are usually the comments that go along with them.  I don’t care that we haven’t seen each other since 7th grade, your public baby daddy bashing is my entertainment.

I can’t even imagine what the captions and comments were like on these photos.  I’m sure they were sheer genius.

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Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the NBA

This Christmas Day’s NBA schedule includes:

Celtics @ Knicks, Bulls @ Lakers, Magic @ Thunder, Clippers @ Warriors, and my personal favorite, HEAT @ MAVERICKS.

Merry Christmas, Miami; here’s the Mavs’ 2011 Championship banner in your face.

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Tis the season of giving

As reported by USA Today earlier this month, it has become a trend over the past weeks that good Samaritans have been either personally or anonymously paying off the layaway balances of complete strangers.  This act of Holiday giving began in Michigan, before spreading to various states such as Nebraska, Ohio, and Missouri.

Normally over here at StudentCity we tend to keep things lighthearted, funny, and at times a bit provocative.  However, during this time of year it is important that we don’t forget the true meaning behind the Holidays that we celebrate.  It is a beautiful thing for people to have enough heart to want to help out families who are crunching numbers to make ends meet in order to provide a magical Christmas morning for their children.

This Holiday season, we ask that you do whatever you can to somehow give back to your community.  Whether you jump on the anonymous bandwagon of individuals who are paying off layaway balances of strangers, volunteer at a shelter, making donations to other various charities in the form of money or gifts, or even contribute a small amount to help pay off someone’s layaway balance.  Remember, any amount helps.

Try not to get caught up in the trend of extravagant gift-giving this Holiday season, and think about how much more meaningful it is to help out those who are less fortunate than we are.  Or, if you are giving expensive gifts this year, chances are if you can afford that designer bag for your sister, you can spare $10 to donate to a charity.

In the words of Biggie Smalls, “We can’t change the world unless we change ourselves.”  Do your part, and have a safe and happy Holiday!

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Just a guy pooping in a parking lot

HPOST- A Connecticut man with a drug addiction and a spastic colon allegedly defecated in the parking lot of a New Milford bank before robbing the establishment. The man’s wife and kids were with him and sat in the getaway car, police said.

Don’t threaten Russell Mace with a good time.  What a festive way to rob a bank.  With most of the weird news that I read about, I have claimed many times over that nothing will surprise me anymore.  Well, kids, I have been proven wrong, thanks to Mr. Russell Mace…the man who dropped a heater in the parking lot of a bank before robbing it.

Seriously though, if his colon is so spastic that he has to drop one in the parking lot before a bank robbery, he should probably rethink his status as a bank robber.  Way to avoid drawing attention to yourself, Russell.  You really came out of nowhere with that robbery after taking a dump in the parking lot in front of your wife and kids, as well as the rest of the general public.

Get to a bathroom, guy.  I hope he at least carries around those doggie-doodoo bags to clean up after himself.

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5 things to look forward to this Holiday season

Although we have previously listed off the 3 worst things about holiday breaks, things are about to get a bit more optimistic around here.  While I’m sure Grandma will once again ask why you are still single, you will run into all your least-favorite people from High School (on a day that you’re sporting your grungiest sweat pants and giving off an aura of recently-made bad decisions), and you will have to tell the same story of your life a million times over, there are many things to love about the upcoming holidays.

5) Christmas music.  While some Christmas songs are less tolerable than others, I don’t care what religion, race, ethnicity, age, or sex you are, there are three songs that stand above all others in the Christmas music game.  Mariah Carey- All I Want For Christmas Is You, NSYNC- Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Mariah Carey- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), are all JAMS.  You know you’re all guilty of listening to them on repeat through December and occasionally out of season.

4) Christmas movies.  Elf, Bad Santa, The Santa Claus, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph, The Grinch, and the list goes on.  Some of the best movies ever are on perpetual repeat throughout the month of December.  Your Monday nights just got a lot better.

3) The Food. Enough said.

2) Family & Friends.  While your family may be annoying as Hell, gatherings around the holidays always make for a couple funny anecdotes.  Aunt Milly has a little too much wine and starts telling stories from her wild college days, Grandma and Grandpa are always adorable in their own way, and who can hate on the extra bit of cash flow coming from the important people in your life who you barely ever see?  Not to mention, you get to hang out with people from home and high school who you actually like.

1) Home Alone.   I know that I already mentioned holiday movies, but Home Alone really deserves a category of its’ own.  If you can’t recite every word of this movie (and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York), I am already reevaluating our friendship.  Enough with studying for finals and being able to identify those Shakespeare quotes, you need to brush up on your Kevin, Harry, and Marve quotes because an exam is soon approaching.  This is it, don’t get scared now.

 

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10 colleges with the grossest food

College food is never of the gourmet standard, but some schools definitely have better options than others.

The 10 colleges with the grossest food are: (as reported on by the Huffington Post)

Hampton University

New College of Florida

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Wells College

State University of New york at Albany

Wesleyan College

Fordham University

Catawba College

Alfred University

Flagler College

If any of you go to these schools, let us know what is so bad about the food at these places.

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Who is Courtney Stodden?

I have never thought that I lived under a rock until this Courtney Stodden character appeared out of nowhere.  From what I understand, she is some 17-year-old aspiring model/actress.  Okay, her and 10 million other 17-year-old girls…

I also know that she married Doug Hutchinson, who is some actor who I also have never really heard of…and who is older than my father, thus should not be married to a girl 5 years younger than me.

Is this disgusting marriage the twist on her lifestyle what has made her so famous?  Is her marriage to a man only a few years shy of getting a senior citizen discount at the movie theater the equivalent of Kim K.’s sex tape with Ray J?

Regardless, home girl looks like she has taken a ride or a thousand on the hot mess express.

SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHO SHE IS!

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Contest winner will receive free college tuition for life!

Huffington Post: Cardiff University Hosts Willy Wonka Like Contest for Life-Long Free Tuition

Who would complain about this? “While I think that the individual student who wins this process will be very fortunate, it is a very sad indication of the state in which our higher education system finds itself that gimmicks like this have to be offered by our universities.” Dr Philip Dixon, director of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in Wales told ‘Wales Online.’ “I wonder where this will end – will we see the universities of Wales offering buy-one-get-one-free degrees?” (I hope you read this in your most stuck-up British accent ever…I did.)

…Apparently Dr. Philip Dixon would.  Is he for real?  What a pretentious ass, huh?  “Gimmicks like this” should be offered by universities, and on at least a once-per-semester basis.

#1 problem with this contest:  tuition is less than half the battle regarding college expenses.  How about pay for my books, room&board, and throw in a couple hundred extra for leisurely spending?  I’m talking about colleges throwing around full-boat scholarships on a regular basis out of the goodness of their heart.

I went to an in-state university and my loan bills still aren’t cute, even though they make it seem like going to a state school is dirt cheap, I am still tens of thousands of dollars in the hole.  Every month when I write out my check to the loan companies, I want to include a memo of choice words for them.  I wouldn’t waste my time getting up on a Saturday morning to participate in a free tuition contest because I already got that with my impeccable MCAS scores (only about $4,000, but I guess I can’t complain), however, this would be a great opportunity to lessen those college loans for the students who didn’t rock their MCAS testing like I did.

To conclude, Philip Dixon needs to stop crying and probably get the universities of Wales to jump on the band wagon with this maneuver so that the population of the UK doesn’t start thinking they suck for not being more like Cardiff University.  Just saying.

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