Student Press Story Headlines That Make Me Giggle #4

The winner of today’s edition of this lighthearted all-in-good-fun giggly headline feature serves up an important reminder about an action we will all carry out a few gazillion times before death.  A mid-December piece in The Daily Campus at UCONN that I recently discovered tells readers, simply, “Breathe In and Breathe Out.”  Repeating the activity […]

Crimson White Special Edition Commemorates Alabama’s National Championship (#RollTide)

The Crimson White published a special 20-page edition yesterday commemorating the University of Alabama’s historic 14th national college football championship. —— The standout write-up in the issue– and the first championship piece featured on the CW’s website after the game concluded: “Zero Hesitation,” a rundown of how little outsiders had believed in the Tide a […]

Student Press Story Headlines That Make Me Giggle #3

Let’s be honest.  Given Rick Santorum’s recent out-of-nowhere (and ultimately temporary) emergence as a top-tier 2012 GOP presidential candidate, a sudden surge of student press puns mocking his well-known sexual conservatism were inevitable.  One headline seemingly fashioned for that purpose appeared just after the Iowa Caucus on KentWired.com, the freakin’ fantastic one-stop Kent State University student […]

Washington Post: University of Maryland Building ‘On-Campus Mansion’ for President (@wpjenna)

In a new Washington Post report, higher education guru Jenna Johnson reveals that the University of Maryland plans to erect an “on-campus mansion” for its president totaling $7.2 million.

Library Fines at UK’s Leeds University Total More than $2.7 Million!

A new report in The Leeds Student at Leeds University in the UK delves into the apparently profitable world of library fines. As it begins, “In the last six academic years, a staggering £1.8m has been raked in. . . . With fines as little as 10p a day per book, it seems that students are returning thousands of books late each year. But many are never returned – more than 300,000 books nationally are unaccounted for.”

Student Press Story Headlines That Made Me Giggle #2

Like yesterday’s premiere post about naked Santas on the run, the winner of the second edition of this giggly headline feature also involves public clothes shedding. As the header to a new State Press report at Arizona State University reads, “Pantless passengers board light rail in their underwear.“ On a personal note, I stumbled upon […]

East Carolina Journalism Faculty, FIRE, SPLC Rally Around Ousted Student Media Director

The sudden termination of East Carolina University student media director Paul Isom has been met with seemingly universal disapproval from the journalism community and advocates involved in First Amendment organizations. As I have previously posted, Isom’s unexplained firing last week has prompted speculation that it was related to the The East Carolinian‘s infamous ‘streaker’ photo published in November on its front page.

Student Press Stories I Love: The Pain, Pleasure and Rising Popularity of Body Modification (@RedandBlack)

A new report in The Red & Black at the University of Georgia highlights a growing movement among students and others that makes ear piercing and the basic forearm tattoo look like child’s play. Real body modification circa 2012 allows students to “test the waters and push the envelope.” As one student told Red & Black staffer Randy Schafer, “I found that it was not only a way to express myself, but it’s also technology in my body.”

Student Press Stories I Love: Professor’s Fight to Save Hair Amid Cancer Treatment (@DailyBruin)

In an audio report posted last month that just crossed my path, Daily Bruin staffer Taylor Murphy-Sinclair at the University of California, Los Angeles, provides a glimpse into the cancer fight of a dance theater professor with a “contagious energy.” The most interesting angle of the report: its focus on the prof’s advocacy of “a treatment option called Penguin Cold Caps; gel skull caps worn during chemotherapy that prevent hair loss.”

Student Press Story Headlines That Made Me Giggle #1

On a recent website scan of The Golden Gate XPress, the fantastic student newspaper at San Francisco State University, a particularly intriguing headline caught my eye.  As the header reads simply, “Naked Santas Attempt to Break World Record in San Francisco.”  Sometimes the story itself makes the hed work easy. :)  Kudos also for the […]

Times are Tough at University of Delaware! (@UDReview)

A quick scan of the homepage of The Review at the University of Delaware this morning revealed a barrage of negative news impacting campus. Take a look at the teaser headlines on the right in the website screenshot below– they include links to stories involving crime, car crashes, and an incident in which a student-age suspect struck a KFC employee by tossing a drink through a drive-thru window.

Pitt News Editorial Challenges Student Government Decision to Suspend Collegiate Readership Program

A new editorial in The Pitt News at the University of Pittsburgh is calling for the school’s student government to reverse its recent decision to suspend the Collegiate Readership Program on campus. Through the program, in place on many campuses nationwide, free copies of USA TODAY and The New York Times are regularly available for students.

Daily Californian: Who is the Most ‘Date-able’ 2012 Presidential Candidate?

A fun podcast I just came across within the Opinion section of The Daily Californian’s website debates the date-ability of the major contenders within the 2012 presidential race. Filmed last month, the recording offers several laugh-out-loud moments, including asides about Rick Perry’s probable first date involving “getting drunk on Jack Daniels and going to the county fair” and Michelle Bachman being the “crazy ex who would call you up at all hours.”

Former East Carolina Student Media Director Considers Lawsuit, Other Options to Contest Firing

As I confirmed in my last post, East Carolina University officials have fired Paul Isom, ECU’s student media director, without warning or much explanation.  The sudden termination has prompted speculation among the college media community that it was related to the The East Carolinian‘s infamous ‘streaker’ photo published in November on its front page. — […]

East Carolina Student Media Director Fired 2 Months After ‘Streaker’ Photo Published

East Carolina University officials have fired Paul Isom, ECU’s student media director, without warning or much explanation. The sudden termination has prompted speculation among the college media community that it was related to the The East Carolinian’s infamous ‘streaker’ photo published in November on its front page.