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Victory Lap

A fifth-year senior? That term is so 2007. These days, college students just refer to that extra year of school as taking a victory lap. Grant shares this and other examples of campus slang collected by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill...

Awkward Turtle Slang

Here’s a bit of campus slang accompanied by a hand gesture: awkward turtle. Grant explains what it means and how it’s used. This is part of a complete episode.

freeway flyer

freeway flyer  n.— «Especially since the effects of Proposition 13 began to kick in with a vengeance, community colleges have become ever more dependent on cheap labor provided by part-time faculty, who are often known as “freeway...

guess question paper

guess question paper  n.— «If you have the money, you can walk into the exam hall with the answersheet, filled and how. The modus operandi is simple—students get hold of the question paper for the next day’s exam, called in campus parlance...

transmale

transmale  adj.— «“A transmale speaker guy” gave a talk at a meeting of his high school’s Gay Straight Alliance, and Rey was inspired.…During one of their days together, Melissa, who was immersed in campus gender activism...

transman

transman  n.— «During one of their days together, Melissa, who was immersed in campus gender activism, mentioned the concept of being a “transman” and spoke of her transmale friends.» —“When Girls Will Be Boys” by Alissa...