Bill Westfall

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All the puzzling things that happen to your body when you masturbate, explained by science

<b>This post is part of Mashable's</b> <b>Masturbation Week</b><b>. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of …

Sexual Health

Quilts, Cows, Money and Meaning: College Essays That Stood Out

In all my years of studying up on taxes, I’d never read — or knew I wanted to read — an essay about how filling out Form 1040 can teach profound lessons about the enduring power of the human spirit.<p>But then I came across a piece of writing by Caroline Beit, one of the nearly 300 high school seniors …

15 hilarious tweets that every college graduate will relate to

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University of Florida suspends official who pulled black graduates off stage during commencement

The University of Florida has suspended a faculty member who rushed mostly black graduates off the stage during a commencement ceremony.<p>The white …

Cornell student strips down to her underwear while presenting thesis

A student at Cornell University stripped down to her underwear while livestreaming her senior thesis presentation last weekend. Letitia Chai removed …

College Students Sign ‘Petition’ to Ban ‘White Christmas’ Because It’s Racist

In “Getting Hard to Tell Satire from Reality” News: A group of college kids actually signed a fake petition demanding that the song “White Christmas” …

Tens of Thousands of College Students Have Nowhere to Sleep

LaTia Daniels started at Kennesaw State University as a walk-on to the school's track and field team, earning an athletic scholarship on top of her …

13 Powerful Stories About College Students Living With Depression

"I'm not OK. But I think I will be."<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their stories about how they deal with depression in college. Here are their powerful responses:</i><p><b>1. "Having no friends there brought me into an endless cycle of sadness."</b><p>My freshman year of college I was at a …

Think finals are tough? Real challenge for growing number of college students is getting enough to eat

Every morning, as Christine Janumala prepares for her classes at Columbia University, she makes sure her bag is packed with all the essentials. …

Lazy College Students Can Now Have 7-Eleven Munchies Delivered to Their Dorms

On-demand Slurpees, energy drinks, ice cream, and more.<p>Escaping the “freshman 15” at some schools just got harder: 7-Eleven now delivers to dorms in …

Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper: 'This Is Not a Daycare'

A college president in Oklahoma is defiantly standing by his controversial view that today's students are too sensitive and too quick to play the victim card.<p>Dr. Everett Piper, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, posted a message on the school's website last week, saying college students …

Millennials are making their parents' shoe brands cool again

According to a recent report executed by Goldman Sachs and Teen Vogue, fashionable young (13-29) women's favorite footwear brands include Birkenstock, Sorel, and Nike.<p>Nike's place on the list isn't particularly surprising — teenagers love Nike, and the brand's sneakers bode well with the …

Lewis & Clark College Students Protest After Student Assaulted, Make Demands to President

Students at Lewis and Clark College occupied the lobby outside of President <b>Barry Glassner</b>‘s office today after a series of racist threats culminated …

College Yoga Class Canceled Over Link to 'Cultural Genocide'

A yoga class at the University of Ottawa was cancelled largely over concerns that yoga comes from “cultures that have experienced oppression, …

College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims

How a proposed moment of silence to honor 9/11 victims became the latest victim of the would-be despots of America’s campuses.<p>The …

Missing College Student Found Dead

The search for a missing Maryland college student ended in tragedy Saturday.<p>Police found the body of 19-year-old Jacob Marberger in Albany Township …

College football's 10 most fascinating coaching rivalries

Coaching rivalries come and go, becoming more ephemeral than ever as the job carousel spins faster. But several juicy matchups of sideline …

Schools Nationwide Stand In Solidarity For #StudentBlackOut Day

Students at more than 37 universities are demanding their schools put an end to racism on campus.<p>Students across the country united for a day of action on Wednesday to challenge the racial inequities they face on campus. Calling it #StudentBlackOut Day on social media, student activists from more …

Why College Students are Disappearing from the Workforce

Apparently, college students aren’t working like they used to.<p>A smaller share of both part- and full-time college students are working than 10 and …

Princeton may scrub U.S. President Wilson's name over racist ties | Reuters

(Reuters) - Princeton University has pledged to consider renaming buildings dedicated to former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in the latest U.S. campus effort to quell student complaints of racism by tweaking names, titles and mascots.<p>Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and …

This Morning at Harvard Law School We Woke Up to a Hate Crime

<b>This morning at Harvard Law School we woke up to a hate crime.</b><p>The hallways of Harvard Law School are lined with portraits of every tenured professor in the history of the university. As a first-year law student, the first time that I walked down those hallways I was painfully aware of the white men …

FBI Hunts for Armed Student as Maryland College Goes on Lockdown

Washington College suspends classes indefinitely as the search for a suspended student, who may be armed, continues.<p>Officials at Washington College …

College Students Need Lessons in Tolerance and Free Speech

There's nothing like the massacre of 129 Parisian civilians at the hands of jihadi sociopaths, utterly convinced that their barbarism manifests the will of God, to provide some perspective on the recent whining of students at a number of America's most elite colleges and universities.<p>For the past …

College graduation even more out of reach for many

A shrinking share of college students made it through to graduation this year, reflecting an optimism among older students about the job market and …

Maryland college closes campus until Nov. 29 amid hunt for missing student with gun

Washington College in Maryland announced Tuesday that it was closing its campus this week and the week of Thanksgiving amid an ongoing search for a student who disappeared after returning to his Pennsylvania home and retrieving a gun.<p>The college said in a statement that it would close until Nov. 29 …

Campus Racism Protests Didn't Come Out Of Nowhere, And They Aren't Going Away Quickly

Mizzou seems to have catalyzed years of tension over inequality and race.<p>If there's one thing University of Missouri senior Alanna Diggs thinks people are getting wrong about campus racism protests, it's the assumption that they're something new.<p>The demonstrations at Mizzou this month resulting in …

“I’m sure it scares the living sh*t out of them”: Why the protests at the University of Missouri may have the NCAA terrified

Protestors at Mizzou have sent shockwaves through higher ed and the NCAA, author/journalist Dave Zirin tells Salon<p>Earlier this week, after a series of escalating protests from students at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) culminated in the football team's vow to strike, Tim Wolfe, the school …

The delicate little flowers on today's college campuses

It seems like every week there's a new horror story of political correctness run amok at some college campus.<p>A warning not to wear culturally insensitive Halloween costumes sparked an imbroglio at Yale, which went viral over the weekend. A lecturer asked in an email, "Is there no room anymore for a …

College & University

Missouri players state reasons for boycott, confirm game vs. BYU

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri players made a statement Monday from the campsite of members of the Concerned Student 1950 movement explaining why the team …