Chromeo at the Commodore Ballroom Vancouver 2014

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Back to school with Dan Savage!

How to Be a Person book cover

 

Win – How to Be a Person, the new college guidebook by Dan Savage and the staff of The Stranger!

Covering such topics as “How to Put Your Parts In or On Another Person”, “Different Sexual Positions You Need to Try in College” and “How to Get Roofied and Still Have a Good Time”, How to Be a Person is the only handbook/life guide you need for post-secondary education.  And, along with Sasquatch Press, we’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky person (and you don’t even have to be a university student!).

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter at @TheSnipeNews and tweet “Enter to win back-to-school guide How to Be a Person by Dan Savage! Details: http://ow.ly/du6g0 courtesy @TheSnipeNews & @SasquatchBooks!”

You can also leave a comment below on what you wish you’d known going into university that you know now. This will count as two entries and double your chances of winning!

We’ll make the draw Sept 12 at noon PST.

Assembled by writers and editors at the Seattle weekly The Stranger, aka “Seattle’s only newspaper”, How to Be a Person features only one marquee name, sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, but plenty of other funny scribes. In fact, it may just be the first essential guide to university life since Animal House.

John Belushi in Animal House

Some random quotes:

“Always tip 20 percent when you eat in a restaurant, unless the server literally tells you to fuck off. Then you tip 10 percent.”

“Used habitually, any drug is habit-forming, and things you learn to do while high – study for exams, meet parents of boyfriends/girlfriends, survive the holidays – you’ll be tempted to do high for the rest of your life.”

“Unless you’re already a sanctioned record nerd, or well on your way, you may find yourself entrapped by some predictable progressions upon entering college. Some of the most common (boring) phases are: the Pink Floyd Phase, the Bob Dylan Phase, the Jimi Hendrix Phase (if it didn’t take in high school) or, god forbid, the Bob Marley Phase (resist the temptation to grow dreadlocks, especially if you are white.)”

The Stranger’s How to Be a Person page.

5 responses to “Back to school with Dan Savage!

  1. 2 years ago  

    As a college co-ed, please do us all a favor and skip the drunken sexual experimentation with other shallow, mindless girls. Instead, get to know them as human beings, and let any sexual attraction grow from a place of shared experiences and mutual respect and admiration. It may turn into something more in the future, but in the very least, you’ll have lasting, meaningful relationships (or memories if them) to carry with you forever.

  2. 2 years ago  

    Or, hey, if drunken sexual experimentation is what you both want, then go for it.

  3. 2 years ago  

    This is a good thread! Let’s keep it going…

  4. 2 years ago  

    I have been in college for three weeks now, and I wish I knew not to go to the dining hall past 7…if the food is bad normally, you should see how bad it is then.

  5. 2 years ago  

    It doesn’t matter how good SGA will look on your resume. It will eat your life and your soul, especially if you’re a dependable freshman. All you will hear from the seniors is, “I have so much to do, your course load is so light, can you do xyz for me?” Learn to say no. Especially if you’re taking 18 credit hours and have at least three other extra-curricular activities.

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