After My Kid Learned To Walk, I Got Him a Wiffle Ball Bat. What Happened Next WILL BLOW YOUR MIND (A Satire)

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Michael Kasdan riffs on this week’s story about college sports teams recruiting eighth graders with this home-spun satire. Since when is potty-training a prerequisite for getting a scholarship commitment from Florida State anyway?

Lessons Learned From a Failed Relationship

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David Reitan made a bunch of mistakes in a college relationship. He’s just thankful he was able to learn from them.

How the US Government Could Make Public College Free for all Students

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The government could use what it spends to make college more affordable to make public university free.

A Boy’s Life Is Changed On A Jamaican Road

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Some lessons change a life. Some lessons change as many as they can. Jeff Bogle shares the moment that changed his . . .

You Can’t Find Your Dream Job? Good.

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Matthew Branch has worked six jobs and two internships since graduating college. Each failed job has helped strengthen his sense of purpose.

My Parents Taught Me Four Things. They Finally Sunk In.

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Nick Jurczak reflects on the various lessons that his parents taught him that you’ll never learn in college.

Why Not Me? On Men and Relationships

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Nick Jurczak explores several reasons why a relationship depends on more than just the desire to have one.

“Please, Professor,” Give Me a B

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A professor’s funny song from the 1970s anticipates the problem of young men not doing their best in college.

Do You Really Have an Influence On Your Kids?

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You may think you know the answer, but Mike Crider suggests the answer may not be as compelling as we think.

Surviving College

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Nick Jurczak gives some tips on getting the most out of college.

Dreams of Failure

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Two dreams diverged along Ron Mattocks’ path, and he cannot help but ponder the difference.

Admissions Directors at Public Universities Speak Honestly (and Anonymously) About Their Goals

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Many public universities, suffering from state budget cuts or hungry for prestige, have made it a priority to attract out-of-state students, who pay higher tuition, and those who will help boost the schools’ place in college rankings.

Riding In Cars With Kids

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Norbert Brown is slightly obsessed with how many of his favorite memories have taken place in cars.

Is Vocational Training the Magic Bullet for Improving Boys’ Education and Lives?

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Andrew Smiler believes better vocational education for high school boys will improve their lives, their (future) partners’ lives, and the economy as a whole.

Fact or Fiction: Do Guys Want Lots of Sexual Partners?

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Andrew Smiler reviews the numbers and concludes that the idea guys want lots of different partners is fiction.

Somewhat Deaf and Completely Scared

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Doug Zeigler was born with a hearing defect. He tried all he could to hide it from everyone for one reason: FEAR.