Vote Now! Voting just opened on Monday and already there’s some intense competition between the top Shorty Award Nominees. So many schools that have awesome social media campaigns aren’t even on the board or only have a few votes so make sure to start getting those votes in! Keep checking back and we will keep you updated with who’s in the lead. Check out our tips to help drive Shorty Award Votes!!!
Check out some clips of last year’s Shorty Awards with winners like Ricky Gervais, Conan O’Brien, Miss USA and Shaquille O’Neill: 2012 Shorty Award Clicks
There are a few changes in the top five as some contenders rose in the ranks and others experienced a slight set-back. As of today, the following are the leading Shorty Award nominees for #BNCollege category:
1st – Northwest Arkansas Community College @NWACC 2nd – University of MS @OleMiss 3rd – Boston University College of Communication @ComUGrad 4th – Eastern Kentucky U @NewsEKU 5th – University of South Carolina @UofSC
One might think that an event featuring a Real Housewife of New Jersey and a Chicago Mob Wife is sure to be drama filled, but Teresa Giudice and Leah Desimone were nothing but friendly and fun at Teresa’s recent DePaul book signing.
Her new book, Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit, was released in May and contains more than 60 low-calorie Italian recipes. It showcases dishes featuring veggies and grilled meats as well as rules for what to cut out of your diet. However, the book is not about depriving yourself – it’s about replacing your old choices with healthier options!
About 215 enthusiastic fans attended the event as well special guest, Leah Desimone from Mob Wives Chicago. Afterwards, Teresa tweeted:
Did you or anyone you know attend the event? What did you think?
Carly Rae Jepsen’s catchy song Call Me Maybe first caught our attention when teen sensations Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and friends posted a lip sync video of the song on YouTube. Now we can barely listen to the radio for more than an hour without hearing the song…not that we’re complaining. Since the success of Gomez & Bieber’s video, many popstar-hopefuls have taken to posting their own versions of the song to YouTube. Our favorite so far comes to us courtesy of the Harvard baseball team. Watch what happens when a van full of baseball players gets bored on a roadtrip & tell us who you’d like to see cover the song next in the comments below.
We searched high and low – and at the end of a rainbow – but much like a leprechaun’s elusive pot of gold, we could not find any Saint Patrick’s Day themed ghost stories to bring you this week. We did, however, find some very chilling stories on the campus of Shawnee State University. Keep reading to see what spine-tingling tales this Ohio university has for us this week!
Cold spots, mysterious noises and unidentified shadows plague the campus of Shawnee State. Our research uncovered reports of suspected ghostly activity in the University Library, Advance Technology Center and Massie Hall, to name a few. Most of the reported ghosts are believed to have previously haunted the neighborhood on which the campus now stands. Perhaps they are disgruntled with losing their former homes? Or maybe they have made a new home on campus? We need your help – we can’t decide!
Vern Riffe Center is claimed to be the most haunted place on campus. Many people believe they have seen shadows lurking in the hallway when it was otherwise unoccupied. Some claim they have heard a child’s laughter coming from the hallway while others have heard a woman’s voice in the auditorium after the crowds have gone home. We’re inclined to think the voice belongs to someone who wouldn’t let anything stand between her and the theater – not even death.
Do you have a story to share with us about the ghosts at Shawnee State University? Post a comment with your tale below & we might feature it here in a future Freaky Friday!
Our reader Ella told us to explore the ghost stories at Washington College and we are sure glad she did! One of the oldest colleges in the country, Washington College seems to also be one of the most haunted campuses we have come across yet. Keep reading if you think you can handle all of the ghostly tales we uncovered!
The creaks and groans of Middle Hall are expected considering the building’s long history on the campus, yet one student’s end of the year surprise had no clear-cut explanation. Having hung up a brand new poster when classes started, it came as quite a shock to a WC student when he took it down to find what looked like the handprints of a child covering the back. The poster hadn’t moved from its spot all year, leaving most to believe this could be nothing but the work of the paranormal.
Minta Martin Hall
There are two spooky stories from this building; we’ll leave it up to you to decide which is more frightening!
The bathroom of Minta Martin once had stalls with doors on hinges that kept them shut. A female student was looking in the mirror when she saw all of the stall doors open at the same angle & then heard all of the toilets flush in unison. The hinges on the stalls would have made this physically impossible without someone – or something – holding them open, but the student did not stick around to find out the exact cause. I can’t blame her, I have goosebumps just thinking about it!
Our second story features another female student who was one of few people in the building to stay behind during a break. She woke up in the middle of the night to what felt like a cat walking on her bed, then proceeding to curl itself up to take a nap. When she went to sit up, her body felt as though something invisible was holding her down.
Have you had a run-in with one of the ghosts at Washington College? Share your stories with us in the comments below, we’d love to know more! Full posts →
We found this week’s story & we are dying (pun intended) to get more information about the ghost in the Milner Library at Illinois State University. The library was named for Angeline Milner, an adored librarian whom students often referred to affectionately as “Aunt Ange.” She took up her position at the school in February of 1890 and was instantly recognized for her passion and dedication to the school & its students.
After 37 years on the job, the story goes that she was in the biology section, organizing books when she collapsed and died some time after. Though her beloved library has since received a new home, those who work in the original building are convinced that her spirit lingered behind, intent on keeping up her life’s work.
Have you had an encounter with “Aunt Ange” or heard stories of her presence on the campus of Illinois State? Share them with us in the comments below for a chance to see them featured on The College Juice! Full posts →
Unexplained creaks & thumps, flickering lights and a bathroom door that opens on its own are all signs that point toward the work of the supernatural. Students at Rowan University have more than one ghostly figure to blame for any odd occurrences in Bunce Hall. If an article on the university’s website is accurate, they may have as many as six! Fear not, though – those who have had a run-in with one of the many spirits that inhabits the building say they mean no harm…for the most part.
Perhaps the most well-known of the ghosts, one spirit is believed to be that of Elizabeth Tohill, the university’s first drama teacher. Bunce Hall houses the Tohill Auditorium, named for the teacher who seemingly never left. Affectionately referred to as Liz by students, there are claims that she has dropped in on rehearsals and performances in the auditorium, even being daring enough to take part in a chorus line!
The paranormal investigation group South Jersey Ghost Research was brought into the building in 2007 to find out if ghosts indeed were to blame for the mysterious chills and noises often experienced in Bunce. Using infrared motion sensors, voice recorders and other equipment, they found ghostly activity all over the auditorium – I have chills just thinking about it!
I am definitely convinced that these ghosts are real, but am I alone? Do you know more about the ghosts at Rowan University? Share your stories with us in the comments below! Full posts →
This video from Nicholls State University was created when the ghost-hunting group Louisiana Spirits Paranormal Investigations came to campus. With hopes of either proving the existence of ghosts on campus or dispelling the rumors once and for all, they set out with some “high-tech tools that even the Ghostbusters would be proud of.” Before you take a look at this video newscast, answer this question: are you one of the 34% of Americans this video claims believes in ghosts? Your answer just might change after you see this video!
This past fall, the group hosted events around the campus of UTM including their 4th Annual UT Martin Haunted Adventure and several ghost hunts around Halloween. The description for one such ghost walk says there are stops at campus buildings including Clement Hall, Pacer Pond & the quad, however there is little information about the ghosts that reside in each on the fan page.
PRISM Paranormal’s influence extends far beyond UT Martin’s border, with their website housing case files from clients all over northwestern Tennessee and the surrounding area. Anyone who believes they have spirits dwelling in their home within their service area can request an investigation or cleansing. The site also provides clear signs to aid potential clients in identifying a true haunting.
Despite all of the research and investigations PRISM Paranormal has conducted, I can’t help but remain a skeptic. So I want to hear from anyone who has taken a tour or participated in one of PRISM Paranormal’s events! Did the group convince you of the existence of the paranormal? Or are you now further convinced that ghosts do not linger among us? Tell me what you know about the ghosts at UT Martin in the comments below!
With 2012 in full swing, there is no better time to refresh and reorganize. January is “Get Organized Month”, so we’ll be bringing you helpful hints that will aid you in de-cluttering and rearranging various aspects of your daily life. From managing your school work to making your closet more navigable, we got your back!
January is "Get Organized Month!"
We could not agree more with Unclutterer.com’s sentiment that the key lies in reevaluating your things and how their arrangements could be improved to form a system that allows you to act productively. Have you and your roommate been tripping over each other due to things you just can’t find a place for? Does your desk function better as a storage facility than as a work space? We’re here to help you discover what works for you! We’ll be tackling a new area in need each week so be sure to check back for our tips and tricks. And we need your help! Tell us what advice you need to organize your routine and we’ll research tips just for you!