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No matter how much colleges try to sell themselves with fancy academic rankings, resort-style amenities, and the lure of intramural ultimate Frisbee (!!), it almost always boils down to the campus visit. And also, parties. But mostly, the campus visit. Here are America’s most beautiful college campuses.

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) β€” Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

Now that the plank has effectively supplanted the crunch as the go-to core-strengthener, exercisers have placed a premium on their ability to hold the toning moveβ€”the longer, the better. As one-minute planks gave way to three-minute planks, and three-minute planks evolved into ten-minute planks, marathon plank-holding has become a calling card of sorts. But, according to Equinox experts, in terms of your fitness progression, it’s an exercise in futility, as pointless as cranking out a crazy number of sit-ups.

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