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Plastic Please: Trojan Ranks The Sexual Health Of 140 American Colleges

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Trojan’s Sexual Health Report Card. The study examines over 140 universities and colleges across America and reports on student accessibility to sexual health resources.

Oh course why would you care about this list? You are too busy “studying” right?

The study is sponsored by Trojan and conducted by Sperling’s BestPlaces.

Here’s the list of the top 10 universities:

  1. Oregon State University
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of Georgia
  4. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  5. Brown University
  6. University of Oregon
  7. University of Iowa
  8. Columbia University in the City of New York
  9. The University of Texas At Austin
  10. University of Arizona

 

Here’s the list of the bottom 10 universities:

  1. Baylor University
  2. Louisiana Tech. University
  3. University of New Orleans
  4. Texas Tech. University
  5. St. John’s University
  6. University of Notre Dame
  7. University of Louisiana at Monroe
  8. Providence College
  9. Troy State University
  10. Brigham Young University

Where did your school make it in this list? Tell us in the comments below.

Stay Classy Millennials.

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University Of Louisville President Under Fire, After Wearing Poncho And Sombrero At Mexican Themed Halloween Party

James Ramsey, the President of the University of Louisville has apologized for wearing a poncho and sombrero at a Mexican themed Halloween party.

According to the Courier-Journal, the party was hosted by Ramsey and his wife at a mansion used by the university for official events.

Reaction from the campus community came quickly and fiercely. The editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Louisville Cardinal Olivia Krauth lambasted Ramsey for his decision making process.

From the Louisville Cardinal:

There’s a word for this. It’s called racism.

Never mind that if a fraternity threw a party with a Mexican theme and pictures of them in these outfits got out, they would be in huge trouble just like countless other Greek organizations across the country in the past few years.

As the president of a university, I would expect more. As the president of a university currently in the middle of a scandal in the national news, I would expect even more than that. I would expect discretion. I would expect thought and research into whether or not this is considered offensive. Frankly, I would expect more creativity in costume selection. But I guess my expectations are too high for Ramsey.”

This is not the only controversy that the university is facing.

Louisville’s basketball program is also facing allegations that a former graduate assistant paid area call girls to have sex with recruits and players. Grand jury subpoenas have begun to be issued in that case.

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U.S. Universities Struggle With Specter Of Concealed Weapons Laws

By Camila Saenz

Mass shootings across the United States seem to be rising at an alarming rate.

Fears of mass shootings on college campuses are also acute in the nation and there are some who wish to add more weapons to the mix in order to fix the problem.

A new law- known as the Campus Carry Law will be going into effect in Texas on August 1, 2016, the date marking the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower sniper shooting.

The UT Tower sniper shooting was one of the first mass shootings on a college campus in the United States, when a former U.S. Marine killed 16 people.

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The Campus Carry law will allow for those who have a concealed weapons permit to carry a handgun on campus.

“I’ve spent my whole life around guns. I grew up in Texas hunting. I spent 37 years in the military. I like guns, but I just don’t think having them on campus is the right place,” University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven told CNN.

McRaven is a former Navy SEALs admiral responsible for directing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

 “It isn’t about restricting people it is about making sure students feel safe on their campuses.”

UT Professor Daniel Hamermesh has already announced his intention to retire from the University.

“With a huge group of students my perception is that the risk that a disgruntled student might bring a gun into the classroom and start shooting at me has been substantially enhanced by the concealed carry law,” Hamermesh wrote to the UT president.

At Florida International University in Miami, many students and staff are against Campus Carry and do not want for the law to become active in Florida.

“I would rather that statute didn’t pass,” Alexander Casas, chief of the University’s police department told the FIU student newspaper, the Beacon.

Casas told the Beacon that more guns on a college campus would only make the situation more dangerous.

“Campus carry not passing would not infringe on our second amendment,” said Nicole Perdomo, a FIU student said. “It isn’t about restricting people it is about making sure students feel safe on their campuses.”

Eight states allow students and staff to carry concealed weapons on the grounds of public colleges: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Texas.

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10 Things You Learned In High School That You Never Need In College

By Taylor Neuman

Remember when you were in high school and you’d moan and groan to your teachers about how you’d never use what they were teaching you?

Well you were right. Sort of, anyway.

As this list can attest to, a large chunk of things we learned in high school become pretty irrelevant after we graduate.

10) Learning How To Climb The Rope In Gym Class

Gym class was always fun, it was your time to get away from all those hard math and English classes. There is one thing I will never understand though, why was it so important for us to learn how to climb a rope? Did they think we’d have ropes just hanging from the balconies of our college classes? Or did they assume we’d be studying in the middle of a jungle? I never have once climbed a rope in my 3 years of college, and I do not plan on it.

9) Dissecting A Frog

Photo Credit: Stephen Michael Barnett/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Photo Credit: Stephen Michael Barnett/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

When was the last time you dissected a frog in college?  I can’t remember a time I’d even want to let alone be forced to. In high school it mas mandatory you learned how to dissect a frog, a worm, a pig and even a cat… BUT WHY!? (Zip it up biology majors.)

8) Locker Combinations 

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Lockers were a hassle, either they were too small and you’d have to learn how to fit everything in it or after a long break you’d forget your combination. Cleaning them out at the end of the year was a scary experience because you never remembered what was behind all those books. In college, lockers are non-existent and aren’t we happy about that?

7) Dress Code

This was always an issue, especially for girls. You couldn’t wear sleeveless shirts and your shorts and skirts had to be three finger lengths above your knee. I remember measuring my outfits every morning to make sure I wasn’t going to get detention for having my skirt too short. After college it’s a free for all, wear whatever you want with absolutely no consequences. (Except for the scorn of your classmates)

6) Memorizing Romeo and Juliet

Memorizing Romeo and Juliet and then reciting it in a British accent was a joke, I swear they just made us learn it to embarrass us and get some entertainment out of it. It’s so cruel and yet looking back it’s just too hilarious.

5) Learning How To Play The Recorder 

What was the teacher’s thought process when deciding that it was necessary we learned how to play a recorder? Why didn’t we learn the flute, trumpet or drums? The recorder is probably one of the most useless instruments there are and to be honest they don’t sound too pretty either. Actually, I don’t think it is possible to play the recorder well.

4) Memorizing The Periodic Table

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Have you ever just sat in your apartment one day and wondered what the atomic number for Argon is? NO, you never have because you are a normal human being. Memorizing the periodic table is as useless as using an umbrella when it’s sunny out.

3) Learning How To Spell Words Out On The Calculator

Remember when you’d sit math so confused and bored out of your minds you’d try anything to keep yourself entertained? We all have tried to spell things on our calculators; I probably learned how to come up with more words on my calculator than actual math problems. Thanks Algebra for teaching me how to spell Boobs with numbers.

2) Knowing All The Dinosaur Names 

It’s funny how we spend so much time in High School learning different dinosaur names when they’re extinct. I can’t remember the last time I was looking out my window and spotted a T-Rex… I barely know my friends dog breeds.

1) Selling Coupon Books

These were annoying too. Photo Credit: Howard Lake/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

These were annoying too. Photo Credit: Howard Lake/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

The thought of selling coupon books makes me cringe even now. I can say I’m honestly glad that it is completely out of the picture in college. The only coupon book you use in college is the kind the happy orientation people hand you at the start of the year. You know what I’m taking about- the one with about 75 free pizzas from Hungry Howies in it.

Did we miss anything good? Let us know in the comments below and we might add it to the list!

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This Jeb Bush Video Is The “Frattiest” Campaign Ad Ever

Jeb Bush visited the University of Georgia on Saturday where he campaigned around fraternity row and shook some bro hands on game-day.

For anyone familiar with southern colleges, this is not at all surprising. The Greek System in the Deep South is typically conservative leaning.

But check out this Bush campaign video that could have been ripped straight off of Total Frat Move’s homepage. 

One member of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign thinks so too:

Watch the video for yourself:

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