The United Kingdom Just Banned a Sleazy American Apparel Ad

The United Kingdom will thank American Apparel to keep their filthy adverts off its genteel shores. The nation's Advertising Standards Authority has banned a couple of schoolgirl-themed ads by the company, claiming they've got the "potential to normalise predatory sexual behaviour." » 9/03/14 2:00pm 9/03/14 2:00pm

Navajo Boy Sent Home on First Day of Kindergarten for Having Long Hair

Oh, cool. A devastating end to a shithead summer. Five-year-old Malachi Wilson, a member of the Navajo Nation, was sent home from his first day at a Texas kindergarten for having hair that was deemed "too long." Wilson's mother, April, says that her son was devastated by the encounter. And, seeing as Wilson keeps his… » 8/29/14 3:50pm 8/29/14 3:50pm

Back-to-School Shopping Is a Dying American Tradition

Does anything inspire as much nostalgia as the thought of back-to-school shopping? Can't you see the rows and rows of school supplies, beckoning with promises of fresh starts and better grades? Let the memories of crisp Lisa Frank folders and fresh spiral-bound notebooks and squeaking new sneakers wash over you. You… » 8/18/14 6:20pm 8/18/14 6:20pm

12 Is the New Age to Demand a Cell Phone, Kids

It’s back-to-school time and all of the parents on your Facebook feed are thrilled to have their lives back. That is, right after they stopped crying about the cost of sending their little monsters to class with new clothes, learning supplies and cell phones. And these days, if a kid’s at least 12, many think it’s… » 8/14/14 6:15pm 8/14/14 6:15pm

Let's List the Most Satisfying School Supplies

It feels like fall today, and fall will always feel like school supplies: rows of three-hole punch binders with 10-tabbed separates, unscuffed erasers, Sanrio Spotty Dotty pencil bags. Those were my weaknesses, along with Kipling backpacks (those overpriced gorillas were so cool at my high school for reasons I still… » 9/04/13 5:10pm 9/04/13 5:10pm

JCPenney Had to Dial Back Its Haircut Giveaway Because It Was Working…

Members of JCPenney's marketing team all put their thinking caps on this summer and decided that a great way to trap people in their stores and cajole them into buying pantsuits or sweatshirts was to offer free back-to-school haircuts to kids. CEO Ron Johnson, however, soon discovered that free back-to-school haircuts… » 9/11/12 10:30am 9/11/12 10:30am

The Most Expensive Dorms In America

For these prices, you'd expect these most expensive of all dorm rooms to come with fancy Swedish mattresses and maid service. We're guessing you'll still have to settle for having your crap stolen from the laundry room. » 11/02/10 6:30pm 11/02/10 6:30pm

Social Minefield: Mastering The First Day Of School

Whatever your age, the first day of school is one of the most dangerous social minefields of all. Luckily, we have some tips for keeping your head high and your notebooks un-flushed-down-the-toilet. » 9/02/10 4:06pm 9/02/10 4:06pm

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Date Rape Columnist Leaves Paper In A Huff

Says Alex Knepper: "my columns are to be neutered, and I will no longer be allowed to engage with my readers. [...] I cannot morally sanction this; therefore, I must leave." Also resigning: a blogger who supported him. [Eagle, Sexist] » 4/19/10 4:30pm 4/19/10 4:30pm

Defending The Date-Rape Columnist With Math

"Here's a little math equation Knepper's critics will never understand: Guys + Gals + Parties + Excessive Boozing = Some gal(s) getting raped or some guy(s) getting falsely accused of rape." — Gregory Hane [Washington Examiner] » 4/08/10 4:20pm 4/08/10 4:20pm

Date-Rape Columnist Adds Race To His Conversational Repetoire

Alex Knepper's claim that "date rape is an incoherent concept" continues to make waves, this time with an interview in which he says people of color are anti-gay, but at least smart enough not to get raped. » 4/05/10 7:00pm 4/05/10 7:00pm

"This Column Was Probably Not — No, It Was Not — In The Best Taste"

The American University Eagle will issue an apology for publishing Alex Knepper's column claiming "'date rape' is an incoherent concept." Says the editor-in-chief, "The column offended a lot of people, and as a human being, that upsets me." [Washington Post] » 3/31/10 11:20am 3/31/10 11:20am

"The Rules Of Anonymous Sex:" American U. Columnist Responds To Rape…

After sophomore Alex Knepper claimed that "'date rape' is an incoherent concept" in the American University Eagle, many AU students wrote us to voice their anger. And Knepper himself wrote in to explain his "call for personal responsibility." » 3/30/10 1:20pm 3/30/10 1:20pm

"'Date Rape' Is An Incoherent Concept": Blaming The Victim, American U.…

The latest evidence that today's college kids are getting a lesson in victim-blaming: an American University sophomore's claim that girls who go to frat parties are asking for it, and consent is basically bullshit anyway. » 3/29/10 2:40pm 3/29/10 2:40pm

Time For School: Afghan Girl Struggles To Get Education

Last night, PBS aired Wide Angle's Time For School 3, a documentary series that follows seven school children from around the world, like 16-year-old Shugufa, whose education may be cut short by Taliban attacks and household obligations. » 9/03/09 2:00pm 9/03/09 2:00pm