Real or nah? ’22 Jump Street’ versus real-life universities

By Waldy Diez and Collin Brennan (USA Today College) – In the history of cinema, most sequels end up falling short. Especially when it comes to comedies. But that’s not the case with 22 Jump Street, which follows Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as agents trying to infiltrate the campus drug scene. Despite the unlikely scenario of two near-30-year-olds … More Real or nah? ’22 Jump Street’ versus real-life universities

Real or nah? ‘Pitch Perfect’ versus real-life universities

By Waldy Diez and Collin Brennan (USA Today College) – You may never hear someone say “aca-scuse me” or meet a person named “Fat Amy,” but chances are your school has at least one a capella group, if not an entire subculture of aca-crazed students. No other movie has captured this phenomenon quite like Pitch Perfect, … More Real or nah? ‘Pitch Perfect’ versus real-life universities

Boston University students get schooled on weed

By Waldy Diez and Collin Brennan (USA Today College) – The first day of class is usually filled with a few awkward silences, the professor going over the syllabus in excruciating detail and maybe a cliché icebreaker or two. Dr. Seth Blumenthal, a lecturer in Boston University’s arts and sciences writing program, breaks the ice with one … More Boston University students get schooled on weed

Real or nah? ‘Monsters University’ versus real-life universities

By Waldy Diez and Collin Brennan (USA Today College) – Growing up, you’ve seen tons of movies depicting what it’s like to be in college. From the determination of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and the desire to make parents proud in Accepted to the aca-awesome song battles in Pitch Perfect and the rowdy frat boys … More Real or nah? ‘Monsters University’ versus real-life universities

USA TODAY interns share what they wish they knew as freshmen

By Sara Moniuszko, Collin Brennan, Trisha Thadani, Zach Walters, Zolan Young, Isaac Teich, Waldy Diez (USA Today College) – Move-in day is set. You have your list of must-haves, you’ve stalked your class’ Facebook page, you (most likely) know your roommate’s name and you’ve memorized your class schedule. You have done everything you can to prepare for the unknown, but the butterflies … More USA TODAY interns share what they wish they knew as freshmen