This article is not thought though. Encouraging people to get a ’college’ pet is a bad idea in itself as pets are for life, not just for college. On top of this the author states that hedgehogs are low maintenance and social with humans, both of which are not strictly true. In the wild hedgehogs have a varied diet and this is hard to replicate for captive bred African pygmy hedgehogs. APHs can be very grumpy and do not always take well to their owners.
Other pets require heaping amounts of foods, shots and veterinary treatment, and can be a big hassle (although they are worth it!), but ‘aint no body got time for that. The good news is that hedgehogs don’t require much except the obvious: some food, water, and a clean cage and your hedgehog should be good to go!