In 2003 the Princeton Review declared that DePaul University students were the “happiest” students in the country, and it's not hard to figure out why. The campus lies right in the center of Lincoln Park, an area surrounded by great restaurants, thousands of spandex clad women, and a sh*t ton of bars!
The bars dotting the area around the campus are certainly part of what makes going to DePaul a unique college experience. It's not a house party school by any means. If you really want to dive into the school's social scene you have to get aquainted with the local bars, but Lincoln park has a reputation for being very very expensive and make no mistake, it is. There are however a number of bars only a few blocks from campus that offer not only terrific atmosphere but deals that allow even the most cash strapped students to get slushed.
How many social, charity events have us going back in time? The answer: not enough.
Come join the Young Patrons of Let's Get Ready this Thursday, October 6th, for a vintage evening of mixing and mingling, bites and booze, and gift bags! All proceeds will go to Let's Get Ready--whose mission is to expand college access for motivated, low-income high school students by providing free test prep and admission counseling.
The deal tipped yesterday morning with 15 bought. But this wasn't pizza-making lessons or eyebrow threading. This was a discount on tuition at a university.
Today, National Louis University officially offered discount college tuition through Groupon. The deal, designed specifically to boost enrollment in its graduate teaching program, knocks $1,282 off the sticker price of Intro to Teaching, down to $950 for the semester.
The agreement between the monster tech company and the Chicago-based university leaves plenty of room to wonder whether we'll see more deals like this, and whether institutions can use large scale discounts to boost their numbers. With only 25 slots available, it seems clear that National Louis University is banking on national exposure, as well as price, to raise its profile.
After announcing in March that she was leaving Brown University, (she stayed for less than 18 months) Emma Watson finally talks about her choice. The actress makes it clear that rumors of bullying and others' jealousy of her fame were simply untrue.
She fires back, “Anyway, even if I was being given a hard time, I wasn’t going to wuss out of university because someone said ‘Wingardium leviosa’ to me in a corridor, or ‘Ten points for Gryffindor,’...I’ve been dealing with the media since I was nine. If I can’t stand up to a few people giving me a hard time, it’s a bit pathetic, really. I’ve had so much worse.” Well-said. Hermione would have said the same thing. Seems like the tough years in the spotlight has given Watson more education than any school could teach.
Is there ever a bad time for beer and pizza? Maxi didn’t think so either. That is why Maxi’s Pizza, Subs, and Bar is so successful in Templetown, Philadelphia. It is only a stone’s throw away from academic buildings and it's conveniently placed between everyone’s classes.
There is no question that college students like pizza, which makes Maxi’s location the best advertisement of them all, but this is no ordinary pizzeria. On the approach, before you even open the doors, you catch a glimpse of a countertop covered in pizza pies. Run to it, like a spring in the hot desert, though this is no mirage. Maxi’s, at any given time, has between ten and twenty different pizzas on display, ready to serve on an instant’s notice. Once you get over the urge to order a slice of every single one, there should be one or two or three or four slices that stand out. At Maxi’s there is a pizza ready for everybody.
The barrage of winter holidays is on its way and while some might be researching recipes or planning table-scapes, there may be a tendency to overlook one of the most important aspects of the holiday season.
I, of course, am talking about the BCS games that will grace our thoroughly debauched eye balls this December.
Regardless of the match ups, most (if not all of us) will need a place to ensure the fullness of our glasses while we spew such behemoth quantities of garbage about rival teams.
It just so happens that I, a well seasoned college football fan, know of just the place. Manhattan's Gin Mill on 79th and Amsterdam has all the essentials at a great price (especially during the happiest of hours) including fully functional beirut tables, foosball, and pool.
It’s Game Day. Let the tailgating commence and the foam finger wars begin.
There’s just one problem that will leave fans bad sports. No one wants to head home to a parent’s basement after the big game. That’s where Gameday Housing comes in to tackle the situation.
Gameday Housing is better than booking a shady hotel. The website helps fans choose from a variety of homes with flat-screen and pool table entertainment. Just rent a home by the college football event and concentrate more on the beer-pong match-ups for later.