Posts Tagged: college newspapers

Vaunted College Newspaper Now More Like Real Newspapers

Nights at the Columbia Daily Spectator were spent in a breathless, tipsy, exhausted, self-important haze. The office, like that of many college newspapers, was a clubhouse run by flighty, inexperienced, earnest kids who were behind on their homework. There was an idea that we should be finished by three a.m. in order to send the paper to the printing press. That was the goal post, anyway. In the meantime, we ate pizza from V&T’s (which we got for free in exchange for a daily ad); drank Blue Moons (which we got for cash); argued, gossiped, and fell in love with one another while we waited for the stories to [...]


Maine Collegians Doing Their Best To Have Fun Without Hard Alcohol

So how are students at Bowdoin, Bates and Colby surviving this semester with no hard alcohol allowed on their campuses? The outright bans-decided on over the summer, when the students were not able to riot and take over administration buildings-seem particularly cruel for these bright young things, cut off as they already are from the rest of society by virtue of their being in college. And Maine. I mean, where and when does an 18- or 19-year-old really need a glass of something strong if not snowed-in in some musty old dorm room during finals week? It's gonna be like The Shining up there this winter.

Judging from [...]