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Campus Overload: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Maccabeats wish you a happy Chanukah

The Maccabeats -- a Jewish a cappella group at Yeshiva University -- did a fabulous remake of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite." It's called "Candlelight" and here's my favorite line: "I flip my latkes in the air sometimes. Sayin ayy ohh. Spin the dreidel."

By Jenna Johnson  | December 3, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  Yeshiva  
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GWU will soon offer gender neutral housing

Starting next fall, George Washington University in the District will allow male and female students to live in the same room or suite in nearly all of its residence halls. Dozens of colleges across the country have begun to offer gender-neutral housing, as it is called, but usually the option is only available to upperclassmen or those living in apartment-style halls.

By Jenna Johnson  | December 2, 2010; 8:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  Dartmouth, George Washington, Georgetown, Stanford  
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Stressful deadlines? Papers due? AU librarian answers your last-minute questions today

Starting at 1 p.m. today, I will be online with American University librarian William "Bill" Mayer to answer all of your last-minute studying, researching, paper-writing questions. (And anything else college-related you want to know.)

By Jenna Johnson  | December 2, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Campus Overload Live  
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According to Twitter, students are stressed out

For the past few days, I have been reading hundreds and hundreds of tweets about finals and other end-of-the-semester rituals. And you will never guess what students are saying: OMG, they are stressed out!

By Jenna Johnson  | December 1, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags:  Twitter  
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Beloit College's squirrels gush about its academics

Some colleges recruit their most beautiful students to promote the school in videos. Others parade around coaches, mascots or famous alum. Beloit College in Wisconsin went with its army of campus squirrels. Yes, squirrels.

By Jenna Johnson  | December 1, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Beloit  
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Feed the Turtle: U-Md. students start competitive eating club

College students have organized clubs for everything. Everything. And here's the latest example: A group of University of Maryland students have started a competitive eating club.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 30, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  University of Maryland  
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Forget Four Loko: Alcoholic whipped cream is latest drinking trend

Last week, I heard about the company Whipped Lightening, which produces cans of Whipahol in at least nine flavors, including hazelnut espresso and white chocolate raspberry.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 29, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags:  Four Loko, University of Central Florida, Whipahol  
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Turkey Dump 2010: Break up this weekend? You are not alone.

College counselors and student affairs officials usually chuckle as they explain a phenomenon they see year after year: Thanksgiving break ending with broken hearts. "We call that the good old Turkey Drop."

By Jenna Johnson  | November 29, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags:  Thanksgiving, Washington & Lee University  
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