Archive for September, 2011
So this is college? For their entire lives the floor has heard that college is a nonstop party. And yet, for the past two nights, nothing has happened. Sure, there have been brief moments of hope — that guy on the end said he knew someone who could get them alcohol—a third cousin once removed he never met until they ran into each other at Hebrew school. Or that sketchy liquor store up in Harlem that has the sign which reads, “21 Means 21ish.” But all of that has come to naught. More »
In this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, a reader tries to say farewell to awkward greetings.
I was eating with some friends in the dining hall when I made eye contact with an old acquaintance. To keep the conversation from getting too awkward, I acknowledged him and said, “Hey, we went to school together a long time ago” and he replied matter-of-factly, “We did.” Then he walked off and my friends and I couldn’t help but burst out laughing at the awkward situation. Did I say the wrong thing? Should I have acknowledged him at all? How should I handle run-ins with past acquaintances in the future?
Awkwardly Confused More »
Ever find yourself watching the Jersey Shore, unable to tear your eyes from the juice heads and tiny tan people on the screen? Ever find yourself wanting to hear about the pressing issue of reality TV addiction from your classmates? More »
Columbia Athletics will be providing a fan bus to tomorrow’s Princeton game, even though it’s away. It will leave from the Broadway gates Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (Update: CU canceled the fan bus).
Of course, CUMB has thoughts on all of this.
Here’s more: It’s apparently a big trend for UK students to post pictures of themselves with signs showing their massive debt loads. More »