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College Football 2011 Recap: Home Wrecked

Texas Tech Football LogoBy Cabrone D. Brewer

It was supposed to be another walk in the park for No. 3 Oklahoma Saturday evening in Norman, but lowly Texas Tech waited calmly in the shadows of Memorial Stadium to suddenly rain on the Sooners’ parade.

After heavy thunderstorms in the area delayed the start of the game by more than hour, unranked Texas Tech emerged from the locker room en fuego as quarterback Seth Doege threw for 441 yards while the Oklahoma defense subsequently relinquished a dismal total of 572 yards to help the Red Raiders escape Norman with a 41-38 victory.

The Sooners’ hopes for a spot in the national title game have severely diminished after the four-touchdown underdog Red Raiders became only the third team in the Bob Stoops era to defeat Oklahoma on their home turf.

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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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Colleges Providing Treatment for Alcoholism

As time goes on, more students are seeking help for alcoholism and drug addiction. Colleges across the nation are attempting to provide these students with recovery programs on campus.

Southern Methodist University and St. Cloud University are among the colleges with plans to establish some form of recovery program for students in the near future. Hazelden, an addiction treatment center, plans to provide students in the New York City area with a “collegiate, sober housing facility.”

At least 20 colleges have already established substance abuse programs, including:

Texas Tech has housed a recovery program for roughly 20 years and recently published the book Substance Abuse Recovery in College.

The University of Vermont began a residential program last year and has plans for expansion.

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Top Online Home School Programs

Home SchoolDid you know that there are about 125,000 schools across America? And not included in that count are home school programs offered online.

Here is a list of some of the country’s most reputable home school programs:

1. Laurel Springs is an accredited private distance learning school that was established more than 25 years ago to provide resources for home school families. They also have tutoring programs and tailored curricula for families living abroad.

2. iQ Academy offers a standards-based curriculum backed by supportive teachers, guidance counselors, staff and a learning coach.

3. K12 offers an individualized approach emphasizing students mastery of core concepts while offering more than 700 subject lessons, online seminars, training sessions, a mentorship program and parental community forums. Read the rest of this entry »


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