icebreaker-bouquet asked:

hi, sorry if this is a bad question, but I was wondering if you knew when the back to school sales will start? I live in Cali, and school starts in about 3 weeks. I normally shop at Target/Walmart for supplies. their supples can be ridiculously expensive when they're not on their back to school summer sale. if you don't know, that's okay. thanks anyways!

Hi icebreaker-bouquet! Not a bad question at all :) Back to school sales have already started at some places! 

Be sure to also check in stores as well! I know a lot of the stores above have these limited quantity sales with certain items marked to only $1. It’s usually placed in the bins in front of the store during back to school season. I’ll make another one of my textbook savings post in the next 1-2 weeks when more textbook sales start as well for those who need it. Hope that helps :)


Vintage photos of college dorms over the past 110 years.

A century ago, students still slept in single beds, hung family photos on their walls, and chilled with friends in their dorm rooms.

Students sue Florida college for alleged forced vaginal probes
Civil rights lawsuit claims probes were part of training in a medical diagnostic sonography class at community college

Two female college students said they were forced to endure almost weekly vaginal probes as part of a medical diagnostic sonography class at a Floridacommunity college, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed in federal court.

The lawsuit by the women, identified as Jane Doe I and Jane Doe II, accuses Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, of violating their right to free speech and to protection from unwarranted searches under the first and fourth amendments.

But Carol Traynor, a spokeswoman for Valencia College, said in a statement on Monday that using volunteers, including students, for medical sonography training was a nationally accepted practice.

The women’s lawsuit contends they protested but were bullied into submission.

studysnazzy asked:

Can you tell me anything about Princeton?

Hell yes I can tell you about Princeton. Note that I’m only a very obsessed prospective Princeton student so I won’t know absolutely everything, but if any of my followers go to Princeton and would like to add something, feel free to!

Okay, so before I visited Princeton’s campus last year for a Gifted field trip, I absolutely hated the idea of applying to an Ivy League school. I thought they were overrated and cost too much and just wasn’t worth the effort to apply to. As soon as I stepped on campus though, I began to have second thoughts. The campus was much smaller than I expected; the community is suburban so it felt as if I stepped into a private school in a neighborhood instead of a well-renowned Ivy. I was never one for smaller schools but Princeton felt really comforting and cozy. I was waiting for that air of pretentiousness to hit me but nothing did. Sure it felt a little intimidating being in such a prestigious environment, but everyone my group passed by offered a small smile as they made their way to their respective classes. I knew immediately that I could see myself on that campus.

When we were brought to our information session, we were placed in the largest lecture hall they had, which to me, felt incredibly small compared to other colleges I’ve visited. The reason for this is because Princeton’s class sizes are very small, with like a 6:1 student-teacher ratio. This was also because Princeton prided itself with its large undergraduate focus. There are more undergraduates at Princeton then there are graduate students, which I loved. Coming from a public school that restricted which classes you could take and had class sizes ranging from 30-40 kids, it was nice to see that for once, I could have one on one time with a faculty member and really get my education’s worth. Princeton also does not allow double majors, rather you pick a major and then can get certificates in certain concentrations. Again, it helps the student really focus their academics in the area they really want to study.

But alas, I still was not persuaded. Why? Because money. During the info session, I, along with lots of other families, were kind of wary of the sticker price tuition to attend the university. But like other colleges, we were told that the sticker price was never the amount you truly paid for. Because it’s an Ivy, Princeton didn’t give out merit-based scholarships, only need-based ones – meaning, if you wanted to go to Princeton and Princeton wanted you, they’ll do whatever they can to help you go. Their average financial aid package is roughly $42,000, which is hella. Take that from your overall cost ($59,685), and it’s actually kind of affordable. Also, Princeton has the cheapest tuition out of all the Ivies. But then again, the amount of aid you get fluctuates with your financial needs, so that’s all varying for every applicant.

I’m pretty sure you know this, but Princeton is very selective. Like, damn. The acceptance rate is about 7%, and average SAT scores are: 690-800 (CR SAT), 710-800 (M SAT), and 700-800 (W). Average ACT composites range from a score of 31-35. You also need to take two subject tests and those usually fall between scores of 700-800. It’s incredibly intimidating, at least to me (I suck at standardized testing). And like, you can’t transfer into Princeton if you get denied. Correct me if this is wrong, but Princeton is the only Ivy school that does not allow transfers – if a student is not admitted as a freshman, they cannot attend Princeton unless it’s for grad school. So that’s a scary though for applications.

The thing about Princeton is that it’s my dream school, like utter dream school. But I’m feeling very flaky about my acceptance chances compared to other applicants. But you know, a girl can dream and a girl can try. :)

Top Majors For Recent Grads: Turning Unprofitable Degrees Into Lucrative Career Paths

Not everyone’s desperately forcing themselves into a finance or computer science degree in the hopes of a steady job post-graduation. Droves of students are still opting for degrees as diverse as performing arts and health professions, according to data recently collected from LinkedIn.

Out of the 650 schools on FORBES’ Top Colleges list this year, social sciences is the second-most popular area studied. Communications and psychology also showed up in the top 10.

I won’t work colleges anymore, because they’ve gotten too conservative. Not in their political views – not like they’re voting Republican – but in their social views and their willingness not to offend anybody. Kids raised on a culture of ‘We’re not going to keep score in the game because we don’t want anybody to lose.’ Or just ignoring race to a fault. You can’t say 'the black kid over there’. No, it’s 'the guy with the red shoes’. You can’t even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive.
—  Chris Rock
How we’re killing off comedy

What do you make of the attempt to bar Bill Maher from speaking at Berkeley for his riff on Muslims?

Well, I love Bill, but I stopped playing colleges, and the reason is because they’re way too conservative.

In their political views?

Not in their political views — not like they’re voting Republican — but in their social views and their willingness not to offend anybody. Kids raised on a culture of “We’re not going to keep score in the game because we don’t want anybody to lose.” Or just ignoring race to a fault. You can’t say “the black kid over there.” No, it’s “the guy with the red shoes.” You can’t even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive.

When did you start to notice this?

About eight years ago. Probably a couple of tours ago. It was just like, This is not as much fun as it used to be. I remember talking to George Carlin before he died and him saying the exact same thing.

A few days ago I was talking with Patton Oswalt, and he was exercised about the new reality that any comedian who is trying out material that’s a little out there can be fucked by someone who blasts it on Twitter or a social network.

I know Dave Chappelle bans everybody’s phone when he plays a club. I haven’t gone that far, but I may have to, to get an act together for a tour.

Does it force you into some sort of self-censorship?

It does. I swear I just had a conversation with the people at the Comedy Cellar about how we can make cell phones into cigarettes. If you would have told me years ago that they were going to get rid of smoking in comedy clubs, I would have thought you were crazy.

It is scary, because the thing about comedians is that you’re the only ones who practice in front of a crowd. Prince doesn’t run a demo on the radio. But in stand-up, the demo gets out. There are a few guys good enough to write a perfect act and get onstage, but everybody else workshops it and workshops it, and it can get real messy. It can get downright offensive. Before everyone had a recording device and was wired like fucking Sammy the Bull,4 you’d say something that went too far, and you’d go, “Oh, I went too far,” and you would just brush it off. But if you think you don’t have room to make mistakes, it’s going to lead to safer, gooier stand-up. You can’t think the thoughts you want to think if you think you’re being watched.

I assume you worked on the SNL material in the confines of the studio and that it never went before an audience?

Comedy Cellar all week. If I messed up a word here and there, which I did, it could really be get-him-out-of-here offensive. But you just watch to make sure nobody tapes it. You watch and you watch hard. And you make sure the doorman’s watching. What Patton’s trying to say is, like, comedians need a place where we can work on that stuff. And by the way: An audience that’s not laughing is the biggest indictment that something’s too far. No comedian’s ever done a joke that bombs all the time and kept doing it. Nobody in the history of stand-up. Not one guy.

In Conversation ChrisRock (Vulture)

“I don’t play colleges but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so pc.’ Hey, I’ll give you an example. My daughter’s 14. My wife says to her, ‘Well, you know, in the next couple of years, I think maybe you’re going to want to hang around the city more on the weekends so you can see boys.’ You know, my daughter says, ‘That’s sexist.’ They just want to use these words. ‘That’s racist. That’s sexist. That’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about.” 

Jerry Seinfeld on ESPN Radio’s Heard in the Heard 

“My heart races when Hiro says, “I really want to go here.” I’m waiting to hear back from my personal Nerd School(s). I’ve got two more weeks before the admission letters are sent out and I’m really starting to stress (worrying about being accepted to and then being able afford one of my top pick colleges). Big Hero 6 is my go to relaxation.”


Jerry Seinfeld doesn’t play colleges and has no plans to do so in the near future because of how politically-correct kids are these days.

Seinfeld talked with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday, and the radio host asked him about how PC the culture has become these days, citing comments from other comics about how colleges are way too sensitive.

Seinfeld agreed, saying that he has been warned to avoid college campuses because of how PC they are.

As an example, he brought up how his wife told their daughter, “In the next couple of years, I think maybe you’re going to want to hang around the city more on the weekends so you can see boys,” and their daughter responded by saying that’s “sexist.”

Seinfeld said, “They just want to use these words. ‘That’s racist, that’s sexist, that’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about.”

Josh Feldman, Mediaite

10 Things Every College Grad Needs To Know About Money

The 10 most important tips you need to know:

1)  Don’t make career decisions based only on dollar amounts.

2)  Figure out how much you will need up front in order to move and start your life.

3)  Know what your take-home pay is—it’s not as much as you think.

4)  Be realistic about your expenses and essentials.

5)  Know when to use a debit card or credit card.

See the rest here.