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Hook Up Culture in the US: Encountering it and Navigating It

by Yu - Posts (3). Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 6:30 am

There’s something that tends to happen every Saturday morning in my house. In our respective rooms, we wake up early, usually to the sound of one another’s stirrings. Someone goes to the bathroom, brushes his or her teeth, starts to get ready. Eventually, when we’re all awake and have our doors open, one of us […]

A Story No One Should Have to Tell: Anna’s Story

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 10:49 am

Anna (not her real name) recently wrote in to talk about a difficult topic.  “This is a serious issue,” she said, “and I think it’s important to talk about it.” The issue was rape and sexual assault on campus – a serious one indeed, and one that Anna unfortunately had to deal with during her […]

Reality of Life at a Top Party School

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

U in the USA unearthed a long and very detailed podcast from 2009 about life at one of America’s top party schools.  This American Life visits Penn State on a typical weekend to find out what the students are doing, and to explore the drinking culture at a school famous for its alcohol consumption. It’s […]

Recapping 2010: Some Personal Favorites

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 7:55 am

It’s not as scientific a measure as most viewed or most commented, but here my top 5 favorite posts our bloggers wrote in 2010.  Although, let’s be clear, all the bloggers are amazing, and picking out just 5 feels really unfair.  As a bonus, I’m also including my top 5 favorite “Question of the Week”-style […]

Question of the Week: Social Life and Drinking on U.S. Campuses

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at 11:49 am

The Question of the Week (a new feature for the blog!) this week was about drinking and partying on campus.  How does it compare to the college social scene in other countries?  What can you expect from the university social life?  Here’s what you and our bloggers had to say on the topic: When the […]

A Substance Free Student’s Guide to College Drinking

by Jaime Bellemare - Posts (5). Posted Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

College is commonly associated with three things: education, sleep deprivation and partying. The first two I am more than familiar with, but the third, well let’s just say it’s not my cup of tea. Here at Syracuse University, Greek life (fraternities and sororities) has a big presence on campus and drinking has an even bigger […]

Happy Hour on Campus

by Chris Wong - Posts (9). Posted Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Social life for a graduate student can be very different than for an undergraduate student.  Gone are the days of dorm and fraternity parties.  In my experience, happy hours are a new pillar of social life.  Happy hours easily fit into a grad student’s tight schedule, help build community amongst students who otherwise only interact […]

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