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  • proper n. A fictitious name used to designate the typical college student or to characterize a person as being a typical college student.


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  • Without Mr. Pendleton, that collective continues today with its appealing Joe College crew of athletic guys, in concert with some equally expert gals, going through paces and motions that make for their own brand of physical theater.

    A Pruned Garden of Delights

  • Matthew Butterworth is the modern version of Joe College.


  • He even jokes himself when preparing to take Sabrina on an outing, as he looks at himself with sarcasm in the mirror, that he is “Joe College with a touch of arthritis.”

    Sabrina (1954) - Part 1

  • Famous Jack Kerouac, Dizzy Gillespie, and Joe College hangout the West End Café has officially reopened for business -- "about five minutes ago," a publicist told The Observer late Thursday afternoon.

    West End Café finally reopens ... as Havana Central

  • Three Short Novels (Wendell Berry), Double Vision (Pat Barker, whose Regeneration trilogy ranks among the most memorable experiences of my reading life), Elizabeth Costello (J.M. Coetzee), and Joe College (Tom Perrotta, who also wrote Little Children, which we've heartily recommended) are new friends.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • JAMES GANDOLFINI, ACTOR: Oh, Joe College, where ` s your mother?

    CNN Transcript Mar 7, 2006

  • Best known for writing the novel that became the film Election both versions are good, though Jessica Campbell does more justice to her character than either Reese Witherspoon or Matthew Broderick, Perotta followed that novel with Joe College which landed quietly and disappeared quickly.

    Book backlog, part zwei: Tom Perotta.

  • Sinks and the Joe College store have had their fun and made some money. Front Page

  • After a long legal battle with the University, Joe College is closing its doors for good. stories

  • Kansas Athletics Inc., filed suit against Joe College, which sells shirts that look similar to officially licensed apparel, about six months after the store opened in 2006. stories


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