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For Young Voters, Hope and Change is Just Getting By

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Posted by    Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 6:00pm

Many college students who voted for Obama in 2012 are feeling the pain of a poor economy and unemployment. Before we blame them for anything, we must remember they were lied to by the Democratic Party and failed by the American media.

Karin Agness of the American Enterprise Institute reports that hope...

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California Community College Enrollment at 20-year Low

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Posted by    Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 4:30pm

That loud sound coming from the West Coast is the not a North Korean bomb detonating.

It is the bursting of the “higher education bubble”.  Carla Rivera of the Los Angeles Times has the details on the plummeting enrollment for California’s community colleges:

Enrollment in California’s community colleges has plunged to a 20-year...

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The New Parent Trap: College Loans

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Posted by    Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 2:30pm

The Parent Trap is a 1961 comedy about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents.

Add 52 years, and the new millennium’s version is substantially less humorous.   In the Wall Street Journal, Rachel Louise Ensign discusses how student  loan debt is hurting the parents of today’s scholars.

Diana Jackson had...

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Pasadena Students “Welcome” Pornography Class Featuring Porn Stars

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Posted by    Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 12:30pm

You have to admire the innovation of the faculty members at California’s college institutions.

First, one school opens up the “Marijuana Research Institution“.

Now, Hillsdale College student Jack Butler reports on on a local college intriguing new offering.

A relatively new Pasadena City College class called “Navigating Pornography” – devoted to giving students a...

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Yale’s Latest “Sex Achievement”: Historic Levels of Sexual Misconduct

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Posted by    Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:00am

Yale University is notorious for its “Sex Week” and promoting a “free love” atmosphere with its gender-neutral housing.

Now, The College Fix Editor Nathan Harden  reports on the tragic consequences of its sexual scholarship policies:

Yale University has made headlines in recent years for hosting numerous controversial sex-themed events in the classroom, most...

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A good day for symbols of faith and country

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Posted by    Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9:30am

We have been following the case of a student’s suspension for refusing to “Stomp Jesus” during a class assignment.

Earlier this year, we also noted that a “stomp the American flag” incident during a South Carolina’s high school class lead to a teacher’s suspension after parent protests.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller...

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College in Iowa Uses Student Funds for LGBT Conference That Denigrates Conservatives

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Posted by    Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:00am

I hope any students at Des Moines Area Community College who disagree with the tone of this event will demand a refund of their student fees.

Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform reports.

Iowa college uses student funds for LGBTQ conference that slams the Bible, conservatives

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is using public...

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Community Colleges – The New Training Ground for Community Organizers

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Posted by    Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 4:30pm

One thing conservatives still don’t seem to get about progressives is the fact that they’re very good at playing the long game.

Indoctrination in education is key to the strategy of the left and they’re planting new seeds every single day.

Michelle Horstman of the PJ Tatler reports.

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High Schools, Colleges, and the Advanced Placement Courses

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Posted by    Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 3:05pm

High school students often rely on Advanced Placement courses for a jump on the college experience.

Jay Mathews, an education columnist for The Washington Post, looks at some critiques of these classes made by some professors and how those concerns can be best addressed.

I complained recently that college professors too often wrongly...

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Georgetown and Catholic U. stand with Boston College on campus condom distribution ban

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Posted by    Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 9:26am

Here’s a helpful hint for anyone who disagrees with Boston College’s position on banning the distribution of birth control on campus.

If you don’t like it, don’t go to a Catholic college.

Molly Greenberg of InTheCapital reports.

Georgetown, Catholic University Stand by BC’s Decision to Ban the Distribution of Condoms on Campus

The Internet went...

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Johns Hopkins Denies Club Status to Pro-Life Student Group

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Posted by    Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:44am

And compares pro-life students to white supremacists.

Classy!

Alexa Coombs of Life News reports.

Johns Hopkins Denies Pro-Life Club, Equates Them to White Supremacists

On March 12th, a pro-life group at Johns Hopkins University, Voice for Life (VFL), was denied the right to become an official student club by the Student Government Associ...

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New Jersey Student Defends Rand Paul’s Immigration Plans

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2013 at 5:00pm

Recently, Rand Paul gave a speech on overhauling American immigration policy, and defended his ideas on Fox News after  critical quotes from Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh.

Now College of New Jersey student Colin Snell comes to the Kentucky senator’s defense in The College Conservative.

Rising GOP Star Rand Paul shocked conservatives last...

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Texas A&M student senate proposal gives students choice about paying GLBT Center fees

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2013 at 3:30pm

One university is taking a “pro-choice” approach about student fees.

The Daily Caller’s Eric Owens reports that the student government at one Texas school is considering a proposal that is actually sensitive to religious faith concerns:

A bill proposed in the student senate at Texas A&M University in College Station last week would...

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Bowdoin Prof. Cheers the Nanny State

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:00pm

We covered this story at Legal Insurrection, Nanny Statist of Mind.

But it’s so special, it’s worth another mention.

Hey everyone, don’t you know that the government knows what’s best for you? Bowdoin College Professor Sarah Conly does and...

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Rhodes College Students Launch Newspaper for the Homeless

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12:30pm

In the late 90’s I worked in Harvard Square which was teeming with homeless people. Someone had the bright idea to launch a newspaper for the homeless called Spare Change. Here’s how it worked out.

Instead of tons of homeless people asking for spare change, tons of homeless people sold a newspaper...

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NYU ‘HERstory’ month included burlesque dancer and ‘Saran Wrap’ sexual workshop

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:00am

The last time we checked New York University, the student’s there had just opened up a “Facebook Hook-Up Page“.

Now, in homage to “Women’s History Month”, the school continues to push the limits of sexual scholarship by offering several tasteless workshops.  Campus Reform’s Katherine Timpf has the details, along with a logo...

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Protest against Planned Parenthood at Christendom College

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2013 at 9:30am

Here’s a story you won’t hear about in the MSM.

Tim Drake of Catholic Education Daily reports.

Christendom College Holds Largest Spring Protest at Planned Parenthood

Christendom College’s pro-life student group, Shield of Roses, held its largest spring semester pro-life prayer protest at the Planned Parenthood clinic located on 16th Street in Washington, D.C.,...

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Yale Senior: The Unspoken Danger of Gender-Neutral Housing

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:00am

Liberals seem to think gender-neutral housing means everyone is going to join hands and sing Kumbaya. But what happens when a female victim of sexual assault is forced to live in a dorm with men?

Alec Torres of the College Fix reports.

Gender-Neutral Housing Increases Risk of Sexual Assault

Gender-neutral housing, which allows male...

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Emerson College student takes Big Gulp of Liberty

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:30pm

When Sarah Palin gave her dynamic speech at CPAC, her use of the Big Gulp evoked comparisons to the Statue of Liberty.

Now, Emerson College student Kristin Tate plans to carry on the “Big Gulp” protest during her spring break.  Tate also details her anger at government’s food obsessions during challenging economic...

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College Conservative: Do Not Take Emotional Bait on Gay Marriage Issue

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:00pm

In the College Conservative, contributor  Amy Miller has some thoughts on the Proposition 8 arguments and about how to handle news about these cases until decisions come down this June:

[T]he oral arguments on Hollingsworth v. Perry [the Proposition 8 case] provided plenty of meat for your next great Facebook debate, so let’s...

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Boston College Attempts to Derail Underground Condom Railroad

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 3:30pm

Catholic schools tend to impose rules based on the teachings of the Catholic faith.

However, when administrators at Boston College decided to crack down on student-organized workarounds to the campus’ faith-based rules on contraception, it ran afoul of one activist civil rights organization.  Eric Owens explains in The Daily Caller.

Official Roman Catholic...

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UT-Austin student government marijuana resolution goes up in smoke

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 2:30pm

Here’s another example of how California and Texas differ dramatically.

In California, one institution opened up a “Marijuana Research Institute“.  In Texas,  students rejected a resolution endorsing a change in the school’s marijuana possession policy. Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has the details:

Tuesday night’s student government meeting at the University of...

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