A quick look at Cornell student (and columnist) Jeff A. Katz’s candid explanation of dating signals and communication between men and women in college.
Dating in college is something that a) every college student has thought about and b) few college students/alumni want to discuss. It’s awkward. It’s uncomfortable.
On Thursday, the New York Times ran an article describing a growing trend among senior citizens: sleep overs! After spending the daytime acquainting themselves with the facilities, retirement communities are offering prospective senior residents the opportunity to take in evening social events and the opportunity to spend the night. For senior citizens, this is a great way to gauge social life and other nuances associated with retirement homes that one could not glean from a brochure. Retirement communities are not the only institutions to offer this opportunity. Colleges do too! I dedicate this post to one of the great (and relatively uncelebrated) pre-college traditions: prospective student overnight visits! Why you should do it: College overnight visits offer prospective students (or more cutely known as, prospies) an unfiltered, in-your-face opportunity to experience collegiate social life in a way that guidebooks or facebook photos could never showcase. For example, such visits give [...]
Maintaining friendships from home when everyone is at different colleges doesn’t have to be hard or stressful.
Alcohol is one of the biggest issues on college campuses today and being informed and aware lays the groundwork for making choices that feel right.
Saul Sutcher, like many college students, grew tired of the uninspiring offerings of cafeteria food. But instead of wallow away with “overcooked, unseasoned pasta that lies on the plate as mush,” Saul used his cooking skills and entrepreneurial vision to launch Cafe Norris, a once-a-week gourmet cafe offering such fares as duck ragu, pancetta-wrapped quail, and tarte aux pommes for dessert. In an interview, Saul details this awesome venture and describes how his experiences in college helped him achieve his gourmet goals.
The original article is well-worth a read (find out how a top-notch summer internship helped Saul prepare for dishing the goods at Cafe Norris). Last week, I caught up with Saul to learn more about this awesome venture and find out how his experiences in college helped him achieve his gourmet goals.
In continuing to answer questions sent from the Granada High students, I wanted to spend some time answering one that was not included in Lisa’s post. The question was something along the lines of, “What was your favorite memory from your days in college?” The easy answer would be something along the lines of, “Well, there was this one weekend, where I went to this fraternity / sorority house, and everything that happened that night made me feel like I was in Asher Roth’s ‘I Love College’ video / “Animal House.” During my college career, I did partake in these kinds of weekend activities. But, those fleeting moments did not define my college experience. On the contrary, my favorite college memories include the times I failed. In particular, failing one of my intermediate economics courses was probably one of the best things to happen to me, and here’s why: Failing [...]
I’m not a sorority girl—but I am a girl who joined a sorority. And after spending many years as a true Greek life naysayer, I’m glad to say now that joining a sorority halfway through my sophomore year of college was one of the best choices I ever made. When I looked at colleges, ranging from large to small and from the East coast to the West, I never once considered the role of Greek life on the campuses. It simply did not matter to me because I assumed that I would never be interested in looking at sororities. The well-known stereotypes of members of sororities and fraternities—beer guzzling frat boys chased by desperate and ditzy sorority sisters—blinded me to any latent interest I may have had in Greek life when I started college. Then after my first year of college, things started to change. The group of friends I’d [...]