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5 Weird College Mascots

Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 under Humor, Student Life

US college game

If you rarely pay attention to the college mascot at your school, maybe it’s just not weird enough!

Some colleges have mascots you can’t ignore, and you might wonder why the school chose something so unusual.

Check out some examples of downright weird college mascots and the history of each one.

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Is Your Favorite College TV Series Realistic?

Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2012 under Humor, Student Life

college tv shows

If you plan on watching a college TV series or two to get an idea of what you can look forward to in the fall, you have a few options.

Whether you’re tuning into a current show or a classic, if you’re turning to them for more than pure entertainment value, it is important to consider just how realistic the program you’re watching really is!

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How College Is NOT Like “Animal House”

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011 under Humor, Starting College, Student Life

students laughing and smiling

If you’re heading off to college for the first time this fall, no doubt you’ve gone through the sacred pre-college ritual of watching the classic movie about college life, “Animal House.”

The hard-partying frat boys of “Animal House” offer an exciting primer of what you can expect from college life – or do they?

While some aspects of the partying and pranking seen in this movie ring true, the movie also depicts false stereotypes that feed into the many misconceptions about college Greek life and college life in general.

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Best Graduation Speech Quotes, Part 2

Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2011 under Graduation, Humor

smiling graduates with diplomas

The best graduation speeches are those that entertain and motivate – and some might even go down in history.

The speeches on our list are among the best. The speakers range from comedians to CEOs to authors. We’ll give you the speaker, the setting and our favorite quote from the speech.

Which do you like best?

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5 Best College Pranks of All Time

Posted on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 under Humor, On Campus, Student Life

pink plastic flamingos on campus

The best college pranks are far more memorable than any lecture will ever be. And at colleges, there’s no shortage of prank traditions, especially involving seniors preparing to graduate.

A look at the best college pranks in history proves that students can be quite the creative bunch when it comes to funny, original and eye-catching pranks.

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I’m Famous! Now Where’s My Honorary Degree?

Posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010 under Graduation, Humor

honorary degree

I recently stumbled upon a new term — “honorary degree.” Having never heard it before, I decided to do some research.

What is it? Who gets it? Why do both Maya Angelou and Kermit the Frog have one?

Here’s the scoop on honorary degrees if you’ve ever wondered what in the heck they are. Know of any more deserving (or undeserving) celebrities who have been awarded honorary degrees? Please share!

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Famous SAT Scores

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2009 under Humor, Testing


What famous figure got a perfect SAT score, and which celebrity received a score of less than 500?

Celebrities had to go through the testing process just like you, and their famous SAT scores might surprise you.

A high SAT score is a great accomplishment, but the famous names on this list prove that you’re remembered for more than just your score!

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13 Best & Funniest College Mascots

Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 under Humor, Student Life

crazy college mascots

Some of the best college mascots are the most unusual ones, and they can tell you a lot about a school and its students.

These 13 funny college mascots (Gorloks, anyone? The Fighting Pickles?) stand out for their unique names and the stories behind them.

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Accurate Communication & the Middle East Salesman

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 under Humor, International Students

Man drinking cola.

Accurate communication involves more than being fluent in a language or knowing the right vocabulary. You need to understand the culture as well. Don’t be like the Middle East salesman who found out too late why his cola wasn’t selling!

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15 Funny (& Serious) Translation Errors

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 under Applying to College, Humor, Translation

girl camel translation errors

Translation errors like the 15 collected here are funny when they are harmless. But mistranslations can be serious if they occur on your transcript, diploma, certificate or another academic record.

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