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Campus Overload: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

Friday afternoon video break

Happy Friday. I am exhausted from a crazy week of writing, blogging and chatting about Four Loko -- but here are a couple of You Tube videos that I really enjoyed. Have a great weekend!

By Jenna Johnson  | November 19, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The doctor is in: Join us at 1 p.m. today for a chat about Four Loko

Dr. Kirsten B. Hawkins is the chief of adolescent medicine at Georgetown University Hospital and will be online starting at 1 p.m. to answer all of your questions about the dangers of student drinking and alcoholic energy drinks, like Four Loko, which are being pulled from the market by federal officials.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 18, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Meet your new roommate: Bed bugs

This semester bed bugs have moved into at least five residence halls at George Washington University in the District. Lots of other colleges in the country are also dealing with creepy crawly dorm dwellers.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 18, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Some sweet college essay advice (from a student)

The college essay is one of the most famous parts of the college application -- and for good reason. Guest blogger Jimmy Mayers, a senior English major at St. Lawrence University, walks you through writing the perfect essay.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 17, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Four Loko loses its caffeine, guarana and taurine

Let's raise a glass and toast the bitter end of Four Loko. Well, at least the Four Loko that gets you drunk and hyper at the same time.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 16, 2010; 10:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags:  Four Loko  
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Drinking one Four Loko is like drinking ...

How do you accurately describe the amount of alcohol and caffeine in a 23.5-ounce can of Four Loko? What can we possibly compare it to?

By Jenna Johnson  | November 16, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags:  Four Loko  
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Number of college students from China booms

Last school year, the number of Chinese students enrolled at U.S. colleges increased 30 percent -- making China the No. 1 place of origin for foreign college students, according to a new report released today. For years, India held that title.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 15, 2010; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  Boston University, Columbia University, Michigan State University, NYU, Purdue University, UCLA, University of Illinois, University of Texas  
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Feeling depressed? Say something. Worried about a friend? Say something.

On college campuses of all sizes and demographics, thousands of students are coping with mental health issues. But there is help. There are answers. Things do get better. Thousands of college students have successfully reached out for help -- and are glad that they did.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 15, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  Mental health, William & Mary  
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