Regardless of whether you know who Stephen Sondheim is (don't feel bad, I didn't either until covering his campus visit), the Father of Broadway's words should still strike a chord: The only things worth doing are the ones that scare you. When I learned I'd be home for my brother's concert last month, my chance to heed Sondheim's advice glittered like the black, sequined top of lead singer Jenny Lewis (former "Troop Beverly Hills" child star) at Rilo Kiley's Philadelphia show last summer. Hers was a performance that a) considering the homosexuality-on-campus dialogue that has dominated the opinion section this semester, could beckon enemy lines closer as Lewis could seduce you regardless of where you've set up camp along the sexuality spectrum and b) made me itch to be on stage. Entonces, I informed my brother that, if need be, I was perfectly willing to lend my vocals for a song or two.
In an alcohol-fueled hook-up culture, exacerbated by the media and our peers, where do we draw the line? Kathleen A.
People take themselves too seriously sometimes. Everything's so important, so crucial, so consequential. But with Spring Break mere hours away at this point, I'd like to drop all those pretensions of seriousness and just give you some recreational reading to get you excited before school breaks.
Corrections Appended When Sadia Gado Alzouma invited her friend to visit Richmond this weekend, she intended to show her a stunning campus set against the backdrop of a warm spring-like day. Instead, Alzouma, an international student from Niger, saw her first snow and took photos of a campus draped in white. Amid blustery winds, cracking tree limbs and flickering lights, dozens of Richmond students relished in a rare snowfall Sunday night. Seizing makeshift sleds -- trash bags, dining hall trays, and Tupperware container covers, among them -- throngs of rowdy students swarmed the hills in front of Boatwright Library and behind the Modlin Center, throwing snowballs and sliding down mountains of white, wet powder.
The recent demise of JuicyCampus.com has brought increased attention to other community-driven Web sites - such as FMyLife.com and KissAndDish.com - where people can anonymously post about hookups, embarrassing incidents, relational mishaps and more. Unlike JuicyCampus, both FMyLife and KissAndDish are open to more than just the college population. FMyLife provides a venue for users to post short, one- to two-sentence anecdotes about something bad that happened to them that day.
Editor's Note: The Collegian reserves the right to publish anonymous submissions only if an author's well-being is at stake and the article's message is deemed worthy of publication. As a closeted non-heterosexual male at the University of Richmond, my experiences on this campus are drastically different than those of heterosexuals. People stay in the closet for many reasons -- family, religious, financial, profession, social and safety.