This 9-Year-Old Genius Is Starting College

Meet Will Maillis, a 9-year-old taking a full load of courses at Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. He's not your typical college student, but then again, he's not your typical 9-year-old either. Will is a child genius who began speaking full sentences at 7 months old when he used his premature language skills…


Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties Goes on Strike

Today, over 105,000 students at Pennsylvania public universities didn't have professors, as the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) — which represents over 5,000 faculty members — went on strike this morning, the Associated Press reports. The 14 schools affected are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven,…


Quinnipiac Student Who Took Racist Snapchat Photo Is No Longer at School

Just one week after a Kansas State University student's racist Snapchat story was all over the news, another college is dealing with a similar case of blackface on Snapchat. On Monday evening, a Snapchat screenshot of a white female student donning a dark substance on her face with the caption “Black lives matter” started making…


WSJ and Times Higher Education Release Inaugural List of Top U.S. Colleges

College application season is approaching, and The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have just released another list of college rankings for U.S. colleges. But unlike most lists that feature Harvard or Princeton at the top with Yale usually nabbing the second or third spot, this list highlights learning institutions that give you the…


University of Texas at San Antonio Is Offering a Class on Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Hold up — University of Texas at San Antonio is offering a course this fall based on our two favorite things: Beyoncé and her amazing, life-changing album Lemonade, which came out in April. The class, titled “Black Women, Beyoncé & Popular Culture,” will focus on black feminism, female empowerment, and racial tension in the United…


Teen Asks Himself to Homecoming With Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

We love a good promposal (or the homecoming equivalent), but nothing, including a date, should stand in the way of attending any dance. And one teen has recently shown us that even if you do happen to be dateless, you can still get asked to a dance in the most magical way possible — from…


A University of Virginia College Student Accidentally Stole Someone’s Bike for a Month

This article was originally written for freshu.io by Matt Gehring. It has been given minor edits before re-posting. Bikes are everywhere on college campuses. They’re great for exercise, efficiency and the environment. facebook dialogPinterestCourtesy of Giphy (They’re also great for music videos but that’s another topic). But sadly, bikes aren’t the safest, especially if they…


7 Questions People Going to ‘Unknown’ Schools are Tired of Being Asked

This article was originally written for freshu.io by Alexis Solorzano. It has been given minor edits before re-posting. With almost 3,000 four year colleges and universities in the United States, there are bound to be schools that many have not heard of. Some may be colleges with smaller enrollment or local schools in rural or…


UPenn Students Organize “Your Body, Your Ballot” Campaign Against Donald Trump

Donald Trump has made it clear that he's proud of his degree from the University of Pennsylvania, but that doesn't mean that all current students are a fan of his. Almost a week after a 2005 Access Hollywood taped was leaked to the Washington Post where Trump explicitly describes sexually assaulting women, students at UPenn…


How to Craft the Perfect College Application Essay

The school year may have started only a couple months ago, but college application season is in full swing. If you’re planning to apply to college this year, now is the time to start narrowing down your choices and diving into those applications. Sure, your transcript, resume, and grades are all big parts of your…