Alex Rosenthal
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Alex Rosenthal

I'm Campus Basement's Director of Community Management. I enjoy long walks on the dinner and candlelit beaches. Send me feedback, ideas, suggestions, or cute puppy pictures at
April 22, 2012

New Music Video: Cuse Life

Check out this new SU music video from Ethnically Challenged, featuring some impressive quad frisbee throwing. MORE »

April 11, 2012

Goodnight, Sweet Prince: A Tribute to Rick Santorum

Well, friends, it’s been a hell of a journey. But the world’s number 1 comedy source for the past six months or so has officially run dry. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has “suspended” his campaign, forcing political satirists to stay at work past 5pm for the first time since he announced his candidacy.... MORE »

April 1, 2012


Dear readers, It’s been well over two years since Campus Basement was founded at Syracuse University as the go-to source for college news and entertainment. Since then, we’ve expanded to over 10 new schools and built a writing staff that spans coast-to-cast, from USC to Mizzou to Columbia University. We’re proud of what the Basement... MORE »

March 19, 2012

Invisible Children Founder Caught Masturbating; Realizes He’s Not Literally Invisible

Jason Russell, the face and voice behind the massively viral Kony 2012 video, was arrested in San Diego Friday afternoon after allegedly masturbating in public and vandalizing cars, presumably in a state of intoxication. The Kony video was released through the civil rights organization Invisible Children, a group dedicated to exposing Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and bringing him... MORE »

March 19, 2012

The Awareness 2012 Campaign: Are You Aware?

Be sure to purchase an awareness kit for 10 easy payments of $49.99. MORE »

March 17, 2012

Nicki Minaj Turns Down Offer to Perform at Super Bowl: “I Can’t Fit in a Bowl”

Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj got into a heated Twitter fight with Syracuse University students yesterday after a student tweeted her asking if she would be performing at Block Party, a yearly concert event that takes place in the university’s Carrier Dome and holds upwards of 50,000 people. Block Party has previously hosted such big name acts... MORE »

February 22, 2012

College Freshman Meme Kid Graduates; Still Naive and Full of Optimism

If you’ve been following your college’s “Memes” page on Facebook, you’re probably familiar with UNH student Griffin Kiritsy, whose fresh-faced, pathetically earnest smile is the butt of the popular College Freshman meme joke. To put it into non-internet nerd language: college students use his photo as a template to share brief, humorous anecdotes about things... MORE »

February 20, 2012

New Fraternity Pledge Shocked to Realize Brothers Lied to Him During Rush

Now that Syracuse University’s IFC spring rush period has finally come to an end, aspiring Greeks around campus have officially made the coveted transition from GDIs to worthless maggot pledges, prepared for the toughest physical and mental challenge of their college careers. Delta Theta pledge Marc Nason, however, was caught off guard to learn that... MORE »

February 14, 2012

Mel Gibson Candy Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! For all you boyfriends and girlfriends out there, love is in the air. For the rest of us, at least there’s Xbox 360, OkCupid, and old Dashboard Confessional albums still lingering on our iPods from 10th grade. Actor Mel Gibson, on the other hand, had quite a productive day. I heard he... MORE »