AOF students raise bank to help kids at Christmas

Photo courtesy of Hartford Courant

Students from Avon Old Farms raised $16k in just two weeks to buy toys for Hartford-area kids in an annual event called the Hartford Toy Shoppe. 

Just a good example of prep school philanthropy. Pretty amazing to see AOF students raising that much coin in just two weeks. Who would not want to help little kids on Christmas? Here’s the link to the organization that puts on the event: Click here

Jerry Sandusky was just giving boys lessons on how to shower

From NY Daily News

Maybe Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers should stop talking to the press for a while.

Karl Rominger, a Carlisle, Pa., lawyer who recently joined the accused child molester’s defense team, says Sandusky may have showered with boys to teach them “basic hygiene skills.”

“Some of these kids don’t have basic hygiene skills,” Rominger told WHTM-TV on Tuesday. “Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body.”

Read more: HERE

Hey Karl, you know Jerry Sandusky is going straight to hell, don’t you?

#December19th

Quor Splash, a senior at The Rivers School is dropping his first mixtape next Monday. The mixtape titled December 19th drops no sooner than December 19th. Bump to Splash’s tracks from earlier this year and be hyped for next Monday.

Trend #December19th on twitter, post about it on facebook, and don’t forget to download the mixtape December 19th on Datpiff.com

This Virtual Belichick app is boyz

Bill Belichick is swag surfing

Check it out here: Virtual Belichick

Everyone knows that BB is The Man. Whether he is chilling on ACK or tossing around a lax ball with Paul Rabil, Bill can do no wrong. He has also sent his kids to prep schools here in New England.

Now, we have the ability to use the Virtual Belichick to get answers to all of the important questions in life, like:

Q: “What should I tell my girl when she asks why I am in a poke war with her best friend?”

A: “It is what it is.”

Fricking brilliant!

Mid-terms are here and life is less than fun

Mid-terms are definitley here, and they are not fun. We’re all just trying to get through them and do our best.

If you are taking a break, click on the video for a laugh. Sometimes the video loads with an anti-Scott Brown ad. If it does, wait 5 seconds and then skip it. Senator Brown is the father of Ayla Brown, prep school basketball legend from Nobles. He’s the man.

Who will win the Heisman?

After a historical season of the 2011 NCAA Football is coming to an end, the 77th annual Heisman Trophy will be presented to “the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.”

The 5 finalists all come from different programs and have extremely different strengths. 

Colleges buying up porn site URL’s

By PATRICK CONDON | AP

12/9/2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of Kansas is buying up website names such as http://www.KUgirls.xxx and http://www.KUnurses.xxx. But not because it’s planning a Hot Babes of Kansas site or an X-rated gallery of the Nude Girls of the Land of Aaahs.

Instead, the university and countless other schools and businesses are rushing to prevent their good names from falling into the hands of the pornography industry. Over the past two months, they have snapped up tens of thousands of “.xxx” website names that could be exploited by the adult entertainment business.

“Down the road there’s no way we can predict what some unscrupulous entrepreneur might come up with,” said Paul Vander Tuig, trademark licensing director at the Lawrence, Kan., school.

Now who would do such a thing? Oh yeah, some fifty-year old dude sitting in some dark basement trying to make a buck off people who want to see KU girls or nurses getting naked. 

For anyone who is considering it, don’t go and register anything like GirlsofNobles.xxx. No class.

Quick, pass the butter!

OSLO (Reuters) – The soaring popularity of a fat-rich fad diet has depleted stocks of butter in Norway creating a looming Christmas culinary crisis.

Norwegians have eaten up the country’s entire stockpile of butter, partly as the result of a “low-carb” diet sweeping the Nordic nationwhich emphasizes a higher intake of fats.

“Sales all of a sudden just soared, 20 percent in October then 30 percent in November,” said Lars Galtung, the head of communications at TINE, the country’s biggest farmer-owned cooperative.

A wet summer which reduced the quality of animal feed and cut milk output by 25 million litres had already limited supplies and the shortage has led some pundits to suggest the world’s eighth-largest oil exporter offer some of its plentiful fuel supply in exchange for butter.

“Norwegians are not afraid of natural fats, they love their butter and cream,” Galtung told Reuters.

Butter is now selling on Norway’s top auction website, with a 250-gram piece starting at around $13 (8.28 pounds), roughly four times its normal price.

Silly Norwegians. Nobody can find you on a map, always mixing you up with Sweden and Finland, and now you are running out of butter. Even my man Larry David gets confused sometimes.

Mandatory drug testing at MO prep school

From stltoday.com

12/6/2011

More students at Christian Brothers College High School are saying no to drugs these days and the 161-year-old Town and Country school knows that for sure.

It’s celebrating five years of annual mandatory drug testing for all students.

Jane Eschmann is the school’s assistant principal and administrator of the program at the college prep school.

“In the five years we’ve done this, we’ve had a total of eight students who’ve had to withdraw from school, out of well over 5,000 tests given to students,” she said. “We think that’s a pretty phenomenal number.”

Prospective students and their families are told about the mandatory drug testing. There’s no refusal allowed by students or parents, and no one has ever refused, CBC President Mike England said.

Read more

Wow. If mandatory hair samples for drug use ever got instituted at your school, what percentage of the kids would shave their heads?

At least 50%?