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Jackie Burrell

101 Things to Do in College

By March 2, 2009

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Goldfish (Photo by Louis Hall, Stock.Xchng)I ran across the most charming list the other day of 101 things kids should do before they graduate from college. It was Stanford-centric, as befits a list popping up in a Stanford Alumni magazine, including things like "Join in the midnight Dead Week Primal Scream," "Dance at the Mausoleum party" and "Get kissed at Full Moon on the Quad," a rite of passage for all freshmen, I'm told. Ahhh, college.

But others were things every kid should do during his college tenure at least once - learn the college cheer, hear an a cappella concert, meet a Nobel Laureate, play intra-mural innertube water polo, and my personal favorite, "Determine permanently and irrevocably the precise meaning of life." A few decades ago, that list would probably have included swallowing goldfish, wearing raccoon coats and getting pinned! So, what's on your child's list? What should be? Click here for more on the "101 Things to Do in College" list, including a chance to add your own favorite traditions.

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