Dining halls in colleges have changed for the better over the last several years. Thankfully, we have said good-bye to mystery meat and slop, and are saying hello to upscale cuisine, various methods of service and eco-friendly options.
Over the last four years I have been in school at Baylor Univer ... More >>
For the first two years of college I lived in the dorms. As nice as it was to be on campus and not have to worry about battling for a parking space every single day, I did not have the opportunity to cook. Yes, we had a "kitchen" in the residence halls, but let's face it, I wasn't going to haul all ... More >>
Conflict stokes people, especially when it involves a cat fight between two sorority girls at Alabama, and especially when one of those two sorority girls is the daughter of the head football coach, Nick Saban. The number of people that read my post last week on the civil lawsuit filed by Sarah Grim ... More >>
Lee West III, a University of Houston junior and Omega Psi Phi pledge, says that during underground pledging meetings for the African-American fraternity (which turns 100 years old next month) in February 2009, he was beaten with a television antenna, a paddle and a broomstick that eventually ... More >>
The Place: Pub Fiction
The Deals: $2 domestics, $3 select imports, $4 vodka drinks.
Food specials vary.
The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
The Scene: Pub Fiction is a clean bar. Which isn't to say that filthy things don't happen there, ... More >>
Nothing defines the funky culture of Austin like socialites.We at Hair Balls have never been much for the socialite set, but we know that there are a fair number of them in Houston, which is why the existence of CultureMap is not really all that surprising. There needs to be an outlet that co ... More >>
Onliad via FlickrClinton Kuykendall, a senior at the University of St. Thomas, tried to have an on-campus music festival last spring and ran into a bevy of problems with the university.
Concert in the Mall, which was scheduled for March 2010 on UST's Campus Life Mall, a courtyard in the midd ... More >>
Aggie frat is a different kind of animal houseLate last year, Texas A&M ordered a weeklong stoppage of all fraternity social activities in order to reinforce rules governing the groups.
The university didn't lay out any specifics for what sparked their action, but the Bryan-College Station E ... More >>
Photo by SkinnyOrangeCatRice: Getting crowded in hereNote to incoming Rice University undergrads (and their parents) expecting the full "residential college" experience: Be sure to read everything that you get on Rice letterhead.One of the universities' primary selling points is its residential c ... More >>
The party startsAnyone who went to a college with fraternities, sororities, or even just big-time football weekends knows what it's like to live on that row of houses or apartments where every Friday and Saturday is a parade of different keg parties.It's loud, it's raucous, and usually pretty dam ... More >>
Photo courtesy UHCalhoun Lofts, UH's swanky new facility intended for graduate and professional students, has almost everything: a 24-hour fitness center, private terraces and programming that includes yoga and cooking classes. As of late as last week, though, one thing was missing from the expensiv ... More >>
Beastie Boys, "So What'cha Want"
Today is one of those cosmological coincidences so uncanny it may be no coincidence at all: the Beastie Boys' Mike D and Cypress Hill's Sen Dog were both born this day in 1965. (Scorpios represent!) In the late '80s and early '90s, from opposite sides of the U.S., ... More >>