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Pasadena City College Offers Porn Class

Pasadena City College Offers Porn Class

While it could be argued that college students already spend more than enough of their time “studying” porn, recent years have seen college professors attempt to get their students to view porn through a different, somewhat less prurient lens. Professor of history and gender studies Hugo Schwyzer at Pasadena City College is one of those ...

On The Boston Marathon Bombing

On The Boston Marathon Bombing

I’m at a loss for words. Boston’s my city—it’s where I was born, where I grew up, and where I go to college today. I’ve been to the Boston marathon my whole life. If I hadn’t overslept, I’d have been at the finish line of the marathon yesterday. I know that, because that’s where I ...

Coding Bootcamp Could Land You a High-Paying Tech Job After Nine Weeks

Coding Bootcamp Could Land You a High-Paying Tech Job After Nine Weeks

As graduation looms for the class of 2013, a new kind of school is preparing to transform code novices into employable Silicon Valley developers during a nine-week coding bootcamp. Designed to teach students exactly what they’ll need to land an entry-level developer position, coding bootcamps cut the fluff average computer science students encounter during college. ...

Tips for Celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day

Tips for Celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day

Besides being a beautiful Friday, today is the official launch day for both the iPhone on T-Mobile and Facebook Home, an Android homescreen built around the social network. Oh, and it just happens to be National Grilled Cheese Day, a day we’ll use as an excuse to enjoy one of the most satisfying sandwiches ever ...

T-Mobile Wants You to Trade Up to a New iPhone

T-Mobile Wants You to Trade Up to a New iPhone

After the recent launch of its contract-free service plans and on the eve of its official offering of the iPhone 5, T-Mobile is making another attempt to sway smartphone users to its network with an iPhone trade-in program. As of April 12, the day the iPhone 5 will go on sale from T-Mobile, iPhone 4 ...

Federal Reserve Warns Student Debt Poses Risk for Growth

Federal Reserve Warns Student Debt Poses Risk for Growth

Joining a score of other government agencies warning of the disastrous and lasting impact that the record-breaking amount of student loan debt in the U.S. will have on the economy, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee has issued a warning that for the first time in American history, student debt poses a risk to ...

New Film Highlights Students Affected by the DREAM Act

New Film Highlights Students Affected by the DREAM Act

The Dream is Now, a campaign dedicated to “common sense” immigration reform, has released a trailer for a 30-minute documentary by Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director behind An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman. The short film will feature stories from young illegal immigrants and their families. The campaign hopes that the film and other ...

Tech Companies Betting on Perks to Lure in Talent

Tech Companies Betting on Perks to Lure in Talent

Silicon Valley tech giants are building and expanding massive campuses and adding one extravagant perk after another in order to appeal to the world’s best available talent. “Cash is king” no longer applies to some of the world’s largest companies. They’re investing in a new generation of talented young business minds and engineers who they ...

The College Degree: Not Enough to Lead to Equal Pay for Women

The College Degree: Not Enough to Lead to Equal Pay for Women

During this year’s equal pay day, women appreciate the advances they have made as well as the road left yet to travel. Take the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act anniversary of earlier this year.  Lilly Ledbetter sued Goodyear in 1998 for discrimination when earlier in her career she discovered she was paid less than her male ...