Student Columnists Sound Off on Thanksgiving Flaws: Too Much Meat, Family Time, Consumerism

Thanksgiving stinks for vegans. The holiday has lost its national significance, serving mostly as a prelude to Black Friday fervor. The festivities involve family interactions that often result in a six-word stage play of sorts: “Eat pray love drink fight slap.” And the best part of the holiday, its accompanying break from school, needs to be longer. These are just a few of the Thanksgiving-themed perspectives college students have shared in recent days within their campus newspapers and magazines.

Dying Chivalry, Changing Virginity, Girl Flirting, Lesbian Chic: Student Press Sex, Love & Socializing Stories

Disappearing chivalry. Twenty-first century virgins. Girl flirting. Lesbian chic. Hairy faces. Lust at first sight. Internet porn. Two “Fifty Shades of Grey” smackdowns. And one very expensive condom. Below is a sampling of recent– or at least recently spotted– top-notch student press columns and features on sex, love, and other undergrad socialization tendencies.

Officials Limit Student Press Reporting on College Football Practices, Player Injuries

School and team officials are increasingly ordering the student and professional press to refrain from reporting on college football player injuries via observations made or information obtained during team practices. As a respected adviser at an A-list student newspaper shared yesterday on a popular college media list-serv, “My sports editor just told me that our football beat reporter was approached at practice by the team’s sports info guy and ‘informed’ that the DTH was not to report on players’ injuries anymore. As in, we see a guy walking around in a cast, we can’t report that. If we do, the football coach will freeze the paper out of mid-week availability. Which is completely ludicrous, of course.” Ludicrous, but not unprecedented.