Student life

Student Volunteerism Is Up

Number of participants increased by 20 percent from 2002 to 2005, study finds.

Balance or Censorship?

New policy on speakers at Boston College leaves some students and professors afraid that certain views will be squelched.

Electing 'the Worst' at Penn State

It wouldn’t be a student government election without some allegations of hypocrisy or conspiracy. But the events surrounding the recent race at Pennsylvania State University are bizarre, even by student election standards.

A 'Strategic' Approach to Drinking

Pre-game, pre-party, pre-funk ... how to pre-vent?

Call “pre-gaming” by any of its other names and it still translates the same for substance abuse specialists seeking strategies to control the ubiquitous “pre-party,” generally defined as a small group of students drinking together in a dorm room or other private space prior to an actual party or social event.

Macs on the Rebound

Dell remains the computer of choice on campuses, but the "cooler" Apple is steadily gaining steam.

It's Halloween Weekend on Campus

At colleges across the country, students will be dressing up and downing drinks this weekend, engaging in any number of tricks not for kids. Traditions, new and old, die hard on Halloween. One legendary party is being resurrected, another lives on, while others on campus use Halloween as an opportunity to do good -- and even, strange as it may seem, to address the country’s challenges in science education.

What's Next? Bubonic Plague?

Ahh, the golden days of yore: family dinners in front of the fireplace, unlocked front doors, children riding bikes trailed by streamers, softly squeezing their horns as the ice cream truck sings – and mumps and whooping cough and tuberculosis, oh my.

Tragedy in an Elevator

Student's death at Ohio State points to potential problem faced by many colleges with high-rise dormitories.

Crafting a Youth 'Voter Culture'

Early precinct tallies collected by two voter mobilization groups showed increased turnout among young voters from the last mid-term election in 2002, with anecdotal reports from across the nation bolstering the early findings.

How Explicit Is Too Explicit?

Chalked political messages on sidewalks are a campus tradition, but some at Swarthmore say they have gone too far.

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