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Mystery Mac Miller

Here’s a song I stumbled across from Mac that has no apparent origin. I’m pretty confident that it’s off of SOUR HOUR but it seems to be a bit of a floater.  Regardless, you can hear it here on Soundcloud and it’s definitely one of those late night songs to cruise to with the boys, headin’ to sleep type of song.  I’m diggin’ it, are you?

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And the celebrity prep school student of the week is…

…Suri Cruise of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a posh NYC all-girls prep school.


It looks like Katie Holmes plans to stay awhile: the recently freed actress has enrolled six-year-old Suri Cruise in the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a posh NYC all-girls prep school. That sounds all fine and good until you realize this school was responsible for Paris and Nicky Hilton’s education. However, let’s not forget Suri was thisclose to being brainwashed at a Scientologist school.

Sacred Heart is located on East 91st Street at 5th Ave, a bit of a trek from Katie and Suri’s current Chelsea digs. The $38,000-per-year tuition has also been footed for the likes of the somewhat more respectable Caroline Kennedy, Jordana Brewster, Caroline Giuliani, Ally Hilfiger, and the late Gloria Vanderbilt. None other than Lady Gaga is also the Roman Catholic school’s alum. A rival prep school student once sniffed to Page Six magazine that Sacred Heart girls were “a little sluttier and less smart.” Don’t say you weren’t warned, Katie.

Suri Cruise isn’t really a celebrity yet. Her parents are celebrities. I honestly cannot think of any movies that Katie Holmes has been in, but we all know Tom Cruise. He didn’t go to prep school, but he is forgiven for this scene in Risky Business.

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Come to University of New Mexico for a pimping good time!

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A website that authorities say two aging professors used to run a multistate prostitution ring is legal, a state judge has ruled, highlighting the difficulties thatprosecutors face in using decades-old laws to combat a modern phenomenon.

The ruling comes as prosecutors were scheduled to present to a grand jury their case against formerUniversity of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia, who is accused of helping a physics professorfrom New Jersey oversee a prostitution website called “Southwest Companions.”

State District Judge Stan Whitaker ruled that the website, an online message board and Garcia’s computer account did not constitute a “house of prostitution,” the Albuquerque Journal reported.

Whitaker also said the website wasn’t “a place where prostitution is practiced, encouraged or allowed.”

The ruling means that prosecutors will now have to decide how to proceed with a case involving Garcia, retired Fairleigh Dickinson University physics professor David C. Flory and others.

Do I want to study business and entrepreneurship in college? Yes. Am I looking for new ideas and programs? Yes? Is UNM what I am looking for? Hell no.

One thing I have learned from looking at colleges is that many of them are trying to be the first in new programs, but I think that former UNM President Garcia was really pushing it.

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Steve Carell’s Princeton Graduation Day Speech


Oh, Steve. You never cease to make people laugh at your driest of dry humor. Enjoy!

Comment for a prize if you know where Steve Carell went to prep school.


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The Dress Code Diaries

This series of posts is intended to serve as a crutch for the unimaginative boarding schoolers who have to follow a specific dress code (coat, tie, khakis).

We all realize that many boarding schoolers have credit cards (their parents or their own), which can be used to add to their weekly wardrobe. Rather than wearing the same three pairs of pants and ties every week with that old, shiny Ralph Lauren blue blazer, I’ll be giving you tips/ideas for new clothing items you can purchase to swag up your style while still following the dress code.

For the first post of the series, I figure it’s safe to say every prep needs at least one bow tie in his rotation of ties. Learning how to tie your own bow tie is an essential rite of passage to being a gentleman.

Cordial Churchman – Waite Bow Tie

Cotton/Linen blend

Light blue and pink stripes


Seeing as how it’s Spring and all, it’s time to hide your bright red and green Christmas ties away in your suitcase. May is the perfect month to rock linen bow ties. This combo of Baby Blue and Pink will go well with almost any colored blazer. Try to match it with a ribbon belt too.

The Cordial Churchman offers some pretty unique hand made bow ties which are half the price of most preppy bow ties on the market. Check out their story and get yourself a new bow to add to your boarding school wardrobe.

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Now That’s a Frog

If this video doesn’t freak you out I don’t know what will.  Great pet for the dorms. Enjoy!



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How to look chill AF @ your prom

High Cotton Ties Blue Gingham

If you go to private school, chances are you already had your prom, or you are having it this weekend. If not, here is a hint: check out High Cotton Ties.  I went to prom rocking their blue gingham bowtie & cummerbund set and I must say that it looked pretty good. I think that there were only two kids wearing self-tie bowties. Not good, bros. Master that before you go to college, especially if you are going to school south of the Mason-Dixon line.

This particular set is sold out on High Cotton Ties’ website, but you can probably find it on eBay.

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Kimball Union grad is a lax cage monster by day & mix-master by night


From the Tufts Daily newspaper, April 24, 2012

On the night of Tuesday, April 10, the lights shone bright upon Bello Field. As the stars came out and the final seconds ticked off the clock in Tufts’ 11−5 defeat of Endicott, the Jumbos rushed the field and collapsed into a dog pile in front of the cage. In the middle of the scrum was backup goalie Mike “Cheese” Maggiore, a sophomore who had just seen his first minutes of collegiate play.

But that wasn’t the top moment of the night for Maggiore. As the Jumbos lined up to shake hands with the Gulls and fans assembled along the fence, a familiar song came blasting through the loudspeakers. It was Maggiore’s own voice, and all of a sudden even the goal he’d let in that night couldn’t wipe the toothy grin from his face. The song, ironically, was called “Smile,” a track on the rapper’s second studio album, “The SKLife, Volume Two,” which he released this month.

Dubbed “Cheese” in middle school by his brother Matt because of a scene in the film “Old School” (2003), Maggiore prefers these days to go by his artist name, “CheddaSK.” And while his imprint on the stat sheet may be small, he has his eyes on something bigger: giving a voice to Tufts by representing himself and his team through music.

Last spring, Maggiore debuted his musical talent with his first mixtape, “The SKLife, Vol. 1,” and in April, his sophomore album, a 10−track collection of studio quality recordings produced by local talent Mike Irish, hit the Web.

Pretty cool story, but if you know anything about prep schools, you can’t swing a d-pole without hitting a few aspiring rappers or DJ’s. Our school has a few who have been featured here on Twines & Vines, not to mention preps like Sam Adams and Jazz Cartier. 

Who would nickname their little brother “Cheese” from “Old School?” That was the dean’s nickname, and everyone hated him and locked him in a dumpster. I would have went with “Blue” if my little brother was a boss. Well, actually, my little bro is kind of a boss, but he’s already got a nickname.  

On another note, J.J. Threads has been outfitting Pro laxers to Djs with sick shirts–Why not hookup a combo of both?


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And the Celebrity Prep School Grad of the Week is…

Hakeem Lecky, Avon Old Farms ’10, Syracuse ’15!

Redshirted with an injury during his Freshman campaign with the Orange, Lecky has bounced back this year as one of their top midfielders. Before Syracuse, Lecky was born in Jamaica and then adopted by a family living on Nantucket Island, MA. Massachusetts lax rumors have it that in high school, Lecky moved to Duxbury to play for the reigning state champions and alma mater of Max Quinzani. After winning multiple state champions, Lecky pg’d at Avon Old Farms where they finished as one of the top teams in the elite Founders League.


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Congratulations on getting into UCLA! Oh, wait…nevermind.


LOS ANGELES – UCLA is apologizing for mistakenly sending almost 900 applicants emails congratulating them on getting into the highly competitive school.

The Los Angeles Times reports the email about financial aid awards went out to high school seniors last weekend.

Campus spokesman Ricardo Vasquez says all the high school seniors who received the email are on the waiting list for admission, and will remain there for the time being.

The school’s financial aid office sent out a message Monday to clarify for the wait-listed students that they hadn’t been admitted, and offered an apology.

Wow, that’s a pretty bad way to find out that you are NOT going to your dream school. Imagine if you had already told all of your friends that you were going to UCLA, and your parents had a big UCLA party? Oops, sorry! Looks like we made a little mistake.

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