Is Weed Bad For You? CU Students Don’t Think So

Pot smoking could be a synonym for Boulder. CU ranks No. 15 on the Princeton Review’s list of colleges with the highest use of pot among students. But when asked whether smoking pot is bad for them or not, there appears to be no easy answer.The typical student will probably give one of two responses: either it’s really not that bad at all, or it only affects certain people. [The Campus Press]

Breaking Away From The Typical Spring Break

It’s a bad hangover waiting to happen. Traveling over 500 miles to arrive at a crowded hotel only to face the impossible task of finding open lounge chairs and dealing with loud, rowdy and belligerent fellow partiers. Welcome to spring break as defined by the MTV generation.

“Some college students feel they face a certain amount of pressure to live up to the spring break trips they see on TV. But in reality, the ‘Cancun-like’ vacations aren’t for everyone,” Stephanie Tershakovec, a senior, said.
[The Hurricane Online]

An iPhone To Go With Your Degree

How would you like a new iPhone with your college acceptance letter?

“Well, I definitely wouldn’t say no,” said CAS freshman Jenna Miller.

Some college students will be enjoying that perk as part of Apple’s new “iPhone University” initiative, which aims to provide Apple products, especially iPhones and iPods, to all college students.

So far, two universities – Abilene Christian and Oklahoma Christian – have signed up to participate in this program, but pilot programs at Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale have been underway for six months. [NYU News]

Blog To Feature Local NYU News

Cody Brown thinks that NYU students need to get on the same page – webpage, that is.

In the words of Brown’s new 24-hour news website, NYU Local, there is “no quad, no Division 1 basketball, no green grass pavilion [and] no identifiable mascot.” With its Gawker-like appeal, NYU Local hopes to draw the university’s unique campus together.

Brown, a Tisch sophomore majoring in film and minoring in journalism, said he started NYU Local with the hopes of becoming “the popular publication on campus,” providing students with news specific to NYU. [NYU News]

NCAA Docks Ohio State One Scholarship for Academic Failings

The NCAA has imposed a sanction of one full scholarship on the Ohio State men’s basketball team for failing to meet the Academic Progress Rate standard, faculty athletics representative John Bruno said. The university is petitioning to overturn the decision.

Bruno said OSU has a two-year time frame to petition the NCAA to keep the scholarship. Bruno did not mention when the reduced scholarship penalty would go into effect. [UWIRE]

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