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Survival Story: Arizona College Student Trapped in Car for 9 Days

red car covered in snowAuthorities are calling one college student’s survival a holiday miracle. Two days before Christmas, Lauren Weinberg was released from the hospital after being stranded in her car for nine days with only two candy bars to eat and no heavy coat, blanket or gloves to keep her warm.

Police said the 23-year-old Arizona State student drove to the desolate mountain area of Arizona during finals week and became trapped under two feet of snow.

“You can say survival skills or a miracle, either way,” said Phoenix police Officer James Holmes. “But the good thing is she’s home and safe.”

The rescue team that found her said that temperatures plummeted to near zero and that she used one of the car’s floor mats to keep her warm.

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The Top Up-and-Coming Schools in the USA

US News College Rankings LogoOf course, there are always going to be schools that are acknowledged as being the best of the best. Usually, they have a long, proud history of being distinguished as one of the greatest schools in the USA. Many of these schools have been around for a long time, like Yale and Harvard. However, there are some new kids on the block who might be able to give the old-timers a run for their money.

U.S. News recently announced their Top Schools in the USA. There were several subcategories this year, and one of these subcategories was the best up-and-coming schools, aka the new kids on the block. These schools were nominated by their peers because they are seen as making the most promising or innovative changes in areas such as student life, academics, and faculty.

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College Football Weekly Wrap-Up: Big Night at the Big House

University of MichiganBy Cabrone D. Brewer

The Wolverine has a reputation for ferocity and strength — and after Saturday night’s performance against Notre Dame, University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson proved that he fits the mold perfectly.

With both teams donning retro-themed uniforms in front of a record-setting crowd of 114,804 for the first night game ever at Michigan Stadium, The Wolverines scored 28 points in the fourth quarter capped by Robinson’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Roy Roundtree with two seconds left to stun Notre Dame and lift Michigan to a thrilling 35-31 victory over the Irish.

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Foursquare Launches Universities 2.0 on Hundreds of College Campuses

Last year, the popular social media app foursquare announced plans to officially partner with more than 20 universities across the nation to help students explore their college campuses and learn about their school’s traditions. The program was a huge success and now than 10 million users joined in on the fun. Now foursquare is making the program even bigger and better with a new and improved version called Universities 2.0.

Universities 2.0 will have all of the fun features that the original foursquare for universities had, such as the ability to check in at various locations on campus, learn about traditions and folklore, and see what your friends thought about various things related to your campus. However, Universities 2.0 will have something that the original program did not have: badges. These badges will represent the schools on foursquare and also could be used on college campuses to advertise that the campus is a foursquare-friendly zone.

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Arizona State Students Go Hungry for the Dream Act

Students at Arizona State University rallied Tuesday to bring attention to the pending Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, also known as the DREAM Act. The legislation will permit undocumented students to continue studying in the U.S. and gain legal status.

The students demonstrated in front of the Memorial Union building of ASU’s Tempe Campus. They used chants and signs to push legislators to vote in favor of the DREAM act and to encourage more students to get involved in advocating for their peers. “We have an entire generation of students who were brought here (to the U.S) without a choice,” Debbie Robles, one of the participating students, told The Huffington Post.

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College Football Week 3 Recap

michigan stateSpecial teams and last-minute heroics were at the forefront of the three best college football games from the past weekend.

1) Sparty stuns Notre Dame: ESPN called it “The Call of the Year.” Certainly, it was the play of Week 3. Michigan State punter/holder Aaron Bates threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Gantt on a fake field goal in overtime, as the Spartans shocked Notre Dame 34-31 to improve to 3-0 on the season. The euphoria was short-lived however, as MSU Head Coach Mark Dantonio suffered a mild heart attack after the game. He’s said to be recovering, but is out for the foreseeable future. The Spartans are #23 in the latest coaches poll.

2) Wisconsin blocks Arizona State: All the Sun Devils needed to tie the Badgers was an extra point–arguably the most high-percentage play in sports. But Wisconsin blocked Thomas Weber’s kick with 4:09 to go, and Arizona State never got the ball again, falling 20-19. Prior to that kick, Weber had made 106 of his previous 111 extra points. Weber also missed a 25-yard field goal, only his second miss in 29 tries from less than 30 yards. The kicking woes bailed out an atrocious Wisconsin kick coverage unit, which allowed two returns over 95 yards, one for a touchdown. Read the rest of this entry »

College World Series: Second Inning Sends Arizona State to Second Loss

Screwing up a sacrifice bunt might have been the best thing that happened to the South Carolina Gamecocks yesterday in the College World Series.arizona-state

South Carolina scored eight runs in the second inning after failing to get down bunts three times, and rolled to an 11-4 victory over the top-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. ASU was eliminated from the tournament with the loss.

After putting two runners on with no one out in the second inning, Bobby Haney struck out bunting foul. Scott Wingo then followed by bunting a 2-0 pitch foul.

Perhaps South Carolina just figured they’d be better off abandoning the small ball, because they started swinging and driving balls all over Rosenblatt Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

Arizona State Loses in College World Series

college world seriesThe Arizona State Sun Devils entered the College World Series as the top-ranked team in the country. In their opening game, they played like anything but.

A mistake-prone ASU squad lost to Clemson University 6-3 in the make-up of their game yesterday that was postponed due to heavy rain.

In the top of the 2nd, Clemson had runners on first and second with one out when ASU pitcher Seth Blair was called for a balk. With runners on second and third now, the next batter hit a ground ball deep in the hole at shortstop. Instead of having an easy force play, shortstop Deven Marrero was forced to make a long throw to first, which pulled the first baseman off the bag, scoring a run.

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College World Series Games Recap

college world seriesThe College World Series (CWS) kicked off in Omaha yesterday, and although both games wound up blowouts, both came about quite differently.

In the Texas Christian versus Florida State opener, the Horned Frogs erased a 1-0 deficit three hitters into the game and wound up with a five-run first inning in their 8-1 victory. Florida State had a few rallies snuffed out, including one in the fourth inning when the first two hitters reached base.

But TCU’s Matt Purke got a double-play ground ball and a strikeout to escape the jam. After that, the Seminoles had pair of runners on in both the seventh and eighth innings but failed to score.

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Obama’s Commencement Speeches Being Protested

Notre Dame senior Greer Hannan plans to protest President Obama's attendance at her graduation Sunday because of his support of abortion rights. Via USA Today.

Notre Dame senior Greer Hannan plans to protest President Obama's attendance at her graduation Sunday because of his support of abortion rights. Via USA Today.

I don’t know about you, but I think the speaker at any graduation ceremony is very important. That person will hopefully give the graduates and their families some new, deep, thought-provoking words to contemplate on their special day. And, seriously, how cool would it be to have the President of the United States of America speak at your graduation? The most powerful man in the free world, telling you what he thinks you should know before you enter the “grown-up” world. Pretty sweet in my opinion! This year, Obama will be speaking at three universities during the commencement ceremonies. And at two of those three universities, the students are not too happy about it.

Greer Hannan, a senior at Notre Dame, plans to have a cross and a pair of baby feet printed on her mortar board. She is doing this to protest Obama’s pro-choice stance on abortion. Read the rest of this entry »


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