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College Students Using Adderall to Study for Exams

It used to be that when a student had a test or a paper coming up, he would start preparing for it weeks in advance. He would find motivation to study from within by wanting to do well in a class, and that motivation alone would be enough to help him stay concentrated and driven during his study sessions.

Flash forward to 2011, and there’s a new factor in students’ studying habits. It’s not what every student does, but many do, include Jared Gabay, a senior at Auburn University. What could this new factor be? Gabay and many other students use a “study drug” to give them a little extra study boost.

“I’m more driven,” said Gabay about how he feels when he takes Adderall, a prescription drug that was created to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. “I don’t focus on anything else [except my studies when I have taken an Adderall]. If I have a paper, that’s all I’m doing. No distractions, no socializing, just on with it.”

Many students on campuses across the nation are using Adderall and other ADHD medications, such as Ritalin, to help them study.

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Fun Date Party Ideas for the New School Year

If you are in a sorority or fraternity, then I bet there is one thing that you have sorely been missing this summer and can’t wait for school to start again so you can have it. What could I be talking about? Date parties!

If you are new to the Greek Life and haven’t got a clue what a date party is, let me fill you in. Date parties are usually themed parties hosted by a fraternity or sorority. Members of the fraternity of sorority get to a bring a date to these parties and the couples usually dress up according to the theme.

Although date parties are a lot of fun, sometimes it can be hard to think of a theme. If you are the party planner for your group, feel free to snag some of my ideas from below and then party the night away!

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Ron Paul’s Education Background

Ron Paul is an American doctor and politician. He is currently a Republican Congressman for the state of Texas. He was a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, and then worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist during the 1960s and 1970s. He has been credited with being the “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party movement and for clashing with both Republican and Democratic party leaders. EDUinReview will now take a look at Paul’s education background.

Paul was born on August 20, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents are Margaret and Howard Paul. He attended Dormont High School, where he was the 220-yard dash state champion during his junior year. After high school, Paul attended Gettysburg College and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1957. During his undergraduate studies, he was also an active member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Four years later, Paul earned his M.D. degree from Duke University‘s School of Medicine. In 1963, he joined the United States Air Force and served as a flight surgeon until 1965. Later that year, he joined the United States Air National Guard. After finishing his career in the military service, Paul moved to Texas with his wife in order to pursue a medical career.

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Will Ferrell’s Education Background

Will Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, and writer who first gained fame for his work on Saturday Night Live in the late 1990s. Some of his films include Old School, Elf, and Anchorman. He is a member of the Frat Pack, a group of comedic actors who have become widely popular in the past few years. EDUinReview will now take a look at Ferrell’s education background.

Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967, in Irvine, California. His parents are Betty Kay and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr. He attended Turtle Rock Elementary, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, and University High School in Irvine. While in high school, Ferrell played for his school’s varsity football team. After high school, Ferrell attended the University of Southern California. He studied sports broadcasting and information and was an active member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

In 1995, Ferrell joined the cast of Saturday Night Live where he made a name for himself by doing impersonations. Some of the people he impersonated include George W. Bush, Neil Diamond, and Saddam Hussein. After seven years, Ferrell retired from the show but he has returned twice to host in May 2005 and May 2009.

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Yale Fraternity is Suspended for Sexist Chants

In October 2010, the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Yale University marched their pledges through campus, chanting explicit phrases such as “No Means Yes” and phrases about various sexual acts, including necrophilia. Many of these chants were very discriminatory and demoralizing towards women. The fraternity was chastised for the event and chapter leaders apologized. Then, the fraternity’s national office demanded that the chapter not continue with any pledge activities for the rest of the year.

The members of Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) probably thought this was the end of their punishment, but in May 2011, USA Today reported that Yale University had decided to ban the fraternity from recruiting new members or holding any activities on the school’s campus for five years. This will be quite a change for the school’s Greek life because DKE has been an active fraternity at Yale since it was founded there in 1855.

Yale officials claim that disciplining DKE by forbidding them from recruiting and holding activities on campus in order to protect “an educational environment free from harassment and intimidation.”

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Sorority and Fraternity Spring Recruitment Guide

In many schools across America, Greek systems will host formal fraternity and sorority recruitment rounds and parties in the spring time for Freshmen and upperclassmen who, for whatever reason, were not ready to embark on the Greek recruitment process in the previous fall semester beginnings. These invitations may also be extended to students who began the sorority and fraternity recruitment process but dropped out before accepting a bid from an organization. Often times, students will wait until spring recruitment to also check around campus for sorority and fraternity reputations to ensure they are a good fit for the potential new member.

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Rape Chant Shouted by Yale Frat Pledges [VIDEO]

yale-logoIt seems that a contingent of Yale‘s male population forgot their school’s motto “Lux et Veritas,” or “Light and Truth,” while participating in fraternity activities last Wednesday. Pledges of Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon chapter paraded in front of The Yale Women’s Center shouting an offensive and rape-trivializing chant. The fraternity’s potential new recruits chanted “no means yes” and “yes means anal,” mocking common anti-rape campaigns.  A viral video of the chant has garnered more attention.

CNN reports that the international board of Delta Kappa Epsilon has condemned the Yale chapter’s actions and affirmed that the chant is offensive. Yale has not commented on whether or not they will be taking disciplinary actions against those participating or those organizing the pledging activities. The dean of the college, Mary Miller, stated that “any and all disciplinary processes are confidential at Yale.” Members of Yale’s chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon declined to comment.

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Promote Respect and Prevent Hazing!

hazing preventionAbout Kappa Kappa Gamma: Kappa Kappa Gamma has 137 collegiate chapters in North America and more than 300 alumnae associations. Since its founding in 1870, more than 235,000 women have been initiated. Kappa Kappa Gamma promotes leadership and seeks for every member throughout her life, bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development and an understanding of and allegiance to positive ethical principles.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Women’s Fraternity is a proud sponsor of National Hazing Prevention Week, September 20-24, 2010. Our goal is to prevent hazing by promoting respect and sisterhood. Hazing comes in many forms, but the most basic definition is any activity or action taken with or without consent that produces mental, emotional or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule.

Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma and all Greek-letter organizations have pledged to uphold the values associated with leadership, scholarship and friendship. Yet, we continue to hear about the devastating effects of hazing on campuses. National Hazing Prevention Week is one of several ways we can combat this serious problem. Read the rest of this entry »



National Hazing Prevention Week 2010

hazing preventionIn America, there are over 100 different national fraternities and sororities with millions of members, and over the years, hazing has become a tradition that has plagued the Greek system’s reputation. To combat this demeaning stereotype and to increase awareness and prevention of the actions, many organizations have committed to participating in and promoting National Hazing Prevention Week. This year the campaigns take place September 20-24, 2010.

Hazing is illegal in 44 states across the U.S. and is defined as an action that causes a member or potential member to feel uncomfortable, harmed or embarrassed within a Greek letter organization, regardless of the person being hazed’s willingness to participate.

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The Sorority and Fraternity Pledging Process and Ceremony

Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Pledge

With some colleges already half way through their recruitment weeks, many of you have been asking what to expect at the pledge ceremony and from the pledge process for fraternities and sororities.

When a potential new member accepts a Greek bid invitation, they become a new member, formally known as a pledge. The word “pledge” has received a negative connotation and as a result, many organizations have chosen to adopt the new title of “member” for the person pledging and “new member education” for the pledge period itself. The ceremony event, however, is still usually referred to as the pledge ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »





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