This is why last November, in an unusual display of international hugging, the Senate declared 2006 the "Year of Study Abroad."
Sez UC Davis' California Aggie: Uncle Sam wants America's youth to get out of the country. Last November, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring 2006 as the "Year of Study Abroad." The resolution states that the U.S. educational system is responsible for ensuring that "citizens of the United States are globally literate."
Sigh. I guess it wouldn't be Spring Break 2006 without a Natalie Holloway satire.
From today's Ridiculopathy: Eager to experience "local flavor" wherever they go, these brave souls seek out less sanitary bar-tops on which to shake their artfully-tattooed buttocks. Even as rampant commercialization threatens to drain spring break hot spots of their authenticity, enlightened coeds have discovered a new and exciting way to "go native": going missing.
When 19-year-old Miami of Ohio student Abby Serd returned from last year's excursion to Cabo San Lucas, she had more than a tan to show off to her sorority sisters. Serd brought back a thrilling tale of kidnapping, ransom, and an eventual rescue at the hands of US and Mexican authorities.
Spring break isn't all sun-dapped oceans, luminscent Midori shooters, hot love in the sweltering sun and dancing at La Boom.
According to a study in the American Medical Association: Roughly 40 percent of the study's participants said they regretted passing out, or not remembering what they did after having too much to drink during the break, meanwhile 13 percent stated they had been sexually involved with more than one partner in the span of the single week, according to the report.
Not mentioned: Ladies, if you get caught with drugs in Mexico, you might end up like Janet Leigh in Touch of Evil... without a sexy "Mexican" Charlton Heston to bail you out!
If you're in New York and wanna celebrate Mardi Gras and help out those still in need, the Village Voice offers some options. Or you can just stand in front of a mirror, flash yourself, do a shot of tequila, and then write out a check to the Red Cross.
Introducing Janet Lee. In 2003, when she packed her bags for a Christmas trip home, she included three condoms filled with flour.
Why? She thought they were funny and besides. She and her friends could squeeze them to relieve stress. Okay...
Well the joke was on Janet when initial tests showed that the condoms contained cocaine and opium. Leewas arrested on drug trafficking charges, jailed, and faced 20 years in the pokey. Three weeks later, after the lab admitted that they goofed up, she was released.
Lee has just filed a federal lawsuit against the Philly police, seeking damages for pain and suffering, financial loss, and emotional distress.
Damn it, Janet. You got screwed... next time, squeeze one of these.