Saturday, August 7, 2010

Columnists Wanted

Do you have an opinion? Want to put it out there?

Then we want you.

The New Hampshire is looking to add a few columnists to our pages for the upcoming semester. Columns can be about any number of topics but should have a particular focus (state politics, pop culture, etc), one that can be revisited on a (preferably) weekly or bi-weekly basis. Columns can be either serious or humorous in tone.

Opinion pieces have always been a part of newspapers. We want thick-skinned columnists interested in facilitating discussion in topics important to our readership. We aim to represent a myriad of views, so we're particularly interested in people with political views or ideologies that they feel are currently underrepresented in the paper.

If interested, send an email to with your name, contact info, and column idea. A sample column or two will be necessary before bringing you on board. The first regular issue of The New Hampshire comes out September 10.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Princeton Review Ranks UNH

The Princeton Review today released the results of their 2010 survey of 122,000 college students, which rank the country's top 373 colleges in dozens of categories.

Let's just say that it's pretty safe to say that UNH isn't going to be releasing a press release for this one. Here's the lowdown on UNH, according to the Princeton Review (Note: Links may require logging in to

#3 "Little Race/Class Interaction"
#3 "Lots of Beer"
#17 "Professors Get Low Marks"
#4 "Town-Gown Relations are Strained"

However, UNH did get named a "Best Northeastern College" (the bad news: there were 218 of them)

Of course, the category that gets the most attention, both at UNH and around the country, is the "Top Party Schools." But UNH, which ranked #7 in 2007 and #11 in 2008 before falling off the list last year, failed to make a return.

Instead, the University of Georgia took the top spot, with Ohio University-Athens and Penn State (last year's #1) rounding out the top three. Here's the complete list (no logging in necessary).

What do you think? Did UNH get snubbed, slammed, or is this just the painful truth? Start the conversation in the comments below.