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  • Down Syndrome cheerleader told she can't cheer
    Down syndrome cheerleader bumped to the bleachers: 'Cheer there,' says school
    A high school volleyball cheerleader is going to have to show her support for her team, not from the courtside with the other pom-pom waving girls, but from up in the bleachers. Deer Park High School, in Texas, is telling a 16-year-old student who...
  • college freshman
    Survive college: 5 must-have books
    Aaaah, the summer is coming to a close and soon college campuses everywhere will be filled with newly minted high school grads ready to take on their new-found freedom. But are these bright-and-shiny adult fledglings really ready to tackle the...
  • Weirdface
    Weirdface studio update, and potential EP release
    Local band Weirdface fronted by Joey Rosenberg, has reportedly headed into the studio and began recording more singles for a potential EP release. Rosenberg talked to us briefly online, and gave us a firsthand, inside look at what's ahead for...
  • freshman 15
    Ways to circumlocate the freshman 15
    Wow! Half of the semester is already over and you inescapably got adjusted to the college life. However, during this time, you've noticed that you conceded yourself to do something that you thought would never happen-you gained some weight!...
  • When the dream school is a disappointment
    College concerns: When the dream school turns out to be a disappointment
    Congratulations, you got your college Freshman off to school without any major mishaps. Time to sit back and relax right?By now your teen has had time to get her feet wet, living it up. Ah, the life of a college student; all that freedom and...
  • John Belushi in National Lampoon;s Animal House
    Lubbok Music Examiner Returning and ready to work post illness.
    "I'm back in black;" red and black. A tussle with pneumonia and of course my Bipolar disorder had left me out of the loop for awhile. But as always I have a plan. This one's borrowing from a page straight out of National Lampoon&...
  • Stanford campus
    Talking college: when early is right
    With the new school year in full swing, parents of younger high school students are confronted by the thorny question they expected but nevertheless dreaded: when to start the college conversation. These are often parents who had concluded that...
  • John Calipari's "one and done" model will soon become the norm
    John Calipari's "one and done" model will soon become the norm
    Now that Kentucky has won the national championship, all eyes have turned toward John Calipari and his calculated methods of aggressively recruiting potential college basketball players that likely will leave for the NBA after only one season in...
  • University Dorms
    Back to school: move in day
    Move in day is exciting for incoming freshman, a crossroads for the parents dropping them off. As boxes are hauled up the stairs at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln kids are wondering if they will meet anyone to hang out with for the day...
  • Summer tips for pending fall freshmen
    Summer tips for pending fall freshmen
    Countless students graduate from high school every year contemplating their last free summertime before college. However, there are a few simple ways to get ahead prior to stepping across the invisible college threshold come fall semester.At...
  • 2011 Freshman Class
    2011 Top Five Freshmen
    Okay with the release of the XXL’s 2011 Freshman list, I thought I would give my spiel on who would actually be worth listing to this year. Even though I think XXL hit it right on the head with their list (except for Lil B and YG is okay at...