For a while, it was all sunshine and smiles in Berkeley. We were really liking that. But today sucked.

The thunder was pretty cool, we have to admit, but the hail was uncalled for. Damn it, weather gods, you’re going to ruin our leather Prada bag. And we’re not going to take it.

In fact, we’re leaving. We’d rather be somewhere else right now, thankyouverymuch. You see what you’ve made us do? Berkeley ain’t the only campus around, you know.

* A Penn State columnist for the Daily Collegian was fired for his Facebook comments. Zach Good had joined a group opposed to a dance marathon raising money for cancer research, and his fellow students came with pitchforks raised. He should have just posed semi-naked. Then again, he wasn’t a sexy sex columnist. [U.S. News Paper Trail]

* At DePauw University in Indiana, the sorority Delta Zeta has effectively gotten rid of about 6/7 of its members in a counterintuitive effort to battle declining membership. The national chapter “re-evaluated” DePauw’s sisters and evicted all members who were not sorority-pretty. Basically, anyone who was overweight got the boot. [New York Times]

* Last but certainly not least, one Duke student deserves a Nobel Prize or something. Why, you ask? Because the dude invented a beer-launching fridge. Let us repeat that. He invented a fridge that brings the beer to you. Because, you know, it’s hard to make that walk after your seventh brewski. We hope you like lots of foam. [Personal Duke page]