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The 10 Best College Towns and Cities

Boston SquareI loved going to college in Norman, Oklahoma. The city is definitely a college-town and I think it is one of the best places in the world to go to college. However, had a different opinion.

According to them, Boston is the best city in the USA for students to go to college. Why?

“Often, friends and I would go around the city to eat in Boston’s ‘little Italy’ the North End, or catch a Red Sox game, or go to a local bar and shoot pool,” said Rachel, a theater major at Boston University. “The benefit, for me, of going to college within a city was there never seemed to be a shortage of anything to do.”

That makes sense to me. Although BU does not have a traditional campus, there are more than 50 other colleges in Boston, so you can have that academic environment or enjoy living and studying amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

The next city that made the list is Charleston, South Carolina. This city is located close to a beach and is also a tourist hotspot.

“Charleston is a vacation destination for many people, so it is cool to live in a place other people are only lucky enough to visit,” said Andrea, a biology major at the College of Charleston.

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Motivational Speaker Talks to College Students About Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Elaine Williams Headshot For many students, the first time they will drink alcohol or experiment with drugs is during college. For some, the first time leads to a second and a third and a fourth, and before they realize it, they are heading down the road to substance abuse and addiction. Of course, students hear about the dangers of this path all the time, but these messages can be easy to ignore. Unless the message is coming from Elaine Williams, a comedian and motivational speaker who has recently been touring college campuses across the nation to talk about substance abuse and addiction.

“There is so much shame, darkness and isolation in being an addict,” Williams said. “Laughter is the opposite of that. It also releases endorphins. So, I don’t preach, lecture, point my finger or scare the students. I tell my story and how I overcame the abuses, but I also empathize and listen to the students. I get what they’re going through. There’s a lot of pressure to perform, be liked and feel part of a group.”

It seems that Williams’ message is getting through to those who see her presentation as well.

“Elaine was real and really funny,” said Steven, a student at Southwest Tennessee Community College. “She had our attention the whole time. I can tell she really cares about the students.”

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College Football Week 6 Recap: OU Defense Shines in Big D

OU Logo in Red

By Cabrone D. Brewer

A game traditionally billed as a shootout between Oklahoma and Texas turned into an ugly blowout early Saturday afternoon, with the No. 3 Sooners dismantling the No. 11 Longhorns 55-17 in the 106th installment of the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Oklahoma’s voracious defense was absolutely sensational from beginning to end — converting a school-record three of five turnovers into touchdowns and matching another record with eight sacks.

Quarterback Landry Jones was firing on all cylinders as well, completing 31 of 50 passes for 367 yards and no turnovers. Running back Dominique Whaley continues to impress both coaches and fans, breaking a 64-yard touchdown run in the third quarter as the stingy Sooner defense limited Texas to only 36 yards rushing on 45 attempts.

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Top 10 Colleges with the Best Health Care Services

Nobody likes to get sick during the school year. I mean, you do get a few days off from classes, but after you recover, you have a mountain of homework and readings to catch up on, you have to find those in-class lecture notes from a fellow classmate, and you probably don’t feel completely up to par for a few days after you return to classes.

So, whenever I get sick during the school year, I rush myself to my school’s health services center to try to get myself some medication ASAP. Although the health center on campus is decent, it’s never been something to write home to my parents about. I guess I should have paid attention to the Princeton Review’s list of the Top 10 Colleges with the Best Health Care Services.

Other students have bigger issues, however. Chronic diseases, mental health concerns and sexual education and services are all things your college’s health center should be able to help you with, but not all schools are created equal. Choosing a school that is best suited to help your personal health needs is imperative for every student to consider.

Without any further adu, here are the top 10 schools you should go to if you are notorious for getting sick – or if your parents just want to have fantastic health care services available on your school’s campus.

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Texas A&M Aggies Are Considering Joining the SEC

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, rumor has it that Texas A&M will be joining the SEC. An official announcement will probably be made around August 22.

So when would the Aggies make the move? Some say that it could be as early as 2012. The official deadline for changing football conferences was July 1, 2011, which means that the deadline has already passed for the team to change, but it is still possible for the SEC and Big 12 to settle the issue, probably if Texas A&M pays a larger exit fee.

Part of the reason that the Aggies might be switching conferences can be traced back to the Longhorn Network, a new television network that only airs University of Texas sporting events. Evidently this really upset the Aggies, which could have spurred their decision to change conferences.

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Owen Wilson’s Education Background

Owen Wilson is an American actor and writer who is best known for his comedies like The Wedding Crashers and Meet the Parents. He has also been the lead in several chick flicks, including Marley & Me and How Do You Know?. His most recent movie to hit the big screens is Cars 2, in which he returns to voice the main character, Lightning McQueen. EDUinReview will now take a look at Wilson’s education background.

Wilson was born on November 18, 1968, in Dallas, Texas. His parents are Laura and Robert Wilson. He has two brothers, Andrew and Luke. Wilson was a self-proclaimed trouble-maker and his antics got him expelled from St. Mark’s Academy when he was in the 10th grade. He then went on to graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School. After high school, Wilson went to a military academy in New Mexico, probably in order to get a little more structure in his life and curb his trouble-making tendencies. He then returned to Texas and attended the University of Texas. While at UT, Wilson met Wes Anderson and the two men wrote a screenplay, Bottle Rocket. The screenplay was eventually turned into a feature film; Anderson and Wilson went on to write and produce other movies, such as The Royal Tenenbaums.

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2011 Major League Baseball Rookies: Where Are They From?

Brandon Belt, San Fransisco Giants First Baseman

It’s that time of year again, when the sun comes out (OK, not in New York) and you can ditch school, grab your glove and head out to a baseball game. Each year, there’s an exciting class of rookies coming in from the college ranks, ready to make an impact. Here’s a few to watch out for:

Brandon Belt, San Fransisco Giants First Baseman

The Giants’ top prospect, Belt played his college ball at the University of Texas, and hit .320 over his final two seasons. He showed an ability to take a walk as well, posting a .416 on-base percentage his last year in Austin. Even better, it doesn’t look like San Fransisco is going to go all Buster Posey on Belt and stash him in the minors for two months. He went 1-for-3 with a walk on opening day, and is a strong contender for Rookie of the Year.

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Longhorns “Remember The 10” on Ten Year Anniversary

Okahoma State University CowboysIn memory of the 2001 plane crash that took the lives of 10 members of the Oklahoma State University family, the Longhorns wore “Remember The 10” shirts on the tenth anniversary of the tragic event. The University of Texas Longhorns played there exactly ten years after the crash. Fans and players alike donned the shirts. “That was classy,” said OSU coach Travis Ford.

Texas coach Rick Barnes was the only Big 12 coach in the conference when the plane crashed. “What I remember more than anything is we had just landed in Austin from Arizona, and the first thing that went through my mind was Coach Sutton,” he said of former Cowboy coach Eddy Sutton. “Tonight he came into the locker room and we had a few minutes together. I really thought a lot about him today.”

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Renée Zellweger’s Education Background

Actress Renée Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969 in Katy, Texas. Zellweger is the second child of Emil Erich and Kjellfried Irene Zellweger; she has one older brother, Andrew. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented actress.

Growing up, Zellweger could have been considered a “jock,” because she played many sports, including soccer, baseball, basketball, and football. She attended Katy High School, where she was very involved: she was a cheerleader, a gymnast, a member of the speech team, and a member of the drama club. She was voted “Best Looking” of her class when she graduated in 1987.

Zellweger attended the University of Texas in Austin, where she earned a BA in English. It was during this time that Zellweger discovered her love for acting. After college, she decided to stay in Texas to pursue an acting career instead of moving to Hollywood. Her first job was acting in a beef commercial.

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College Football Stunner: Buckeyes Blitzed

Now things are getting interesting.

After seven weeks of college football, the two teams most thought would meet for the national championship, Alabama and Ohio State, have both lost. As a result, the race to Glendale is wide open. Here’s a look at the significant games from Week 7:ohio state

1. Rocked at Camp Randall: After suffering from coverage team breakdowns all season, the Wisconsin Badgers finally got to experience the other side of the coin. David Gilreath took the opening kickoff back 97 yards for a touchdown to put Ohio State behind the 8-ball, and the Badgers jumped out to a 21-0 lead en route to a 31-18 victory over the top-ranked Buckeyes. The win was Wisconsin Head Coach Bert Bielema’s first against a top 10 team, and keeps Wisconsin’s hopes alive for a Rose Bowl. The Buckeyes national title hopes are effectively dashed, as they now sit fourth in the Big 10. Read the rest of this entry »


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