Posts Tagged ‘one eleven’
According to Times Higher Education we’re only the 13th best. I tried to figure out how the rankings were calculated but then realized it wasn’t worth the effort. Here’s why you shouldn’t care either:
1. This happened
Sorry for being redundant, but can this be overstated? This school is killing it right now. More »
Like how Michael Jackson, the Oxiclean guy, and other celebrities passed away at around the same time a few years ago, we seem to be going through a spate of semi-to-pretty-famous deaths. Some of them were surprising, as any day can be a good enough occasion for some facebook friends of mine to display real contempt for Margaret Thatcher, and when unflattering witticisms about her first started trickling onto my newsfeed this morning it was not a very good indication that this day would be any different from all other days. Similarly, some celebrity deaths can be surprising because it is assumed that the celebrity has already passed.
It’s late. You’re up. And sadly, there have been some sad affairs that have gone on in recent days. But not to worry, because I’ll be putting a lighthearted spin on things! YAY. (Also, isn’t it clever how I referenced an album in the title?)
1. The Decline and Fall of CU Admirers
The highlight of our private lives for the past year or so, the pristine page of CU Admirers has been marred by recently being reported as offensive once too many times. Before it was but only one day, but now CU Admirer’s Facebook page will be down for the next three days.
Their Tumblr will still be running but, as mentioned in their recent Important Announcement, they may be going on hiatus. (See full text of the announcement after the jump.)
But the good news in all this is that our infamous Marching Band, along with some of the more admirable members of our campus (Keanu, Chris Canales, James Bennett, and more!), have come out with an entertaining ultimate video for their Sensual Sundays schtick.
Due to the weather playing a devious trick and looking like spring while feeling like winter, you may have missed a couple of celebrity citings on campus. I, personally, have been keeping my head down and walking furtively from class to class…but I suppose that’s neither here nor there.
Luckily, people like me have the stories of others to let us know that the handsomest silver fox in town visited the Journalism School today. Anderson Cooper, who announced that his show is currently the most watched program on CNN, reportedly dodged hoards of admiring Columbians and fled first into the Journalism building, and then off campus.
But I’ve noticed that people who celebrate one of those holidays don’t know enough about the other. And people that don’t celebrate either don’t know much about either. That’s why I’ve invented a new holiday that takes the best of both to teach everybody about the amazing aspects of both holidays; I call it Eassoverli! It’s like Festivus, except more awesome.
Eassoverli is a holiday that commemorates how Moses/Jesus (hereafter known as Joses [pronounced Joe-zuss]) freed his apostles from the evil Romans by leading them out of Egypt. But sadly, later that day, Ramses Pilate II, the evil bunny king of Jerusalem, followed Joses and his chosen apostles into the Red Sea.
Ramses Pilate was able to follow them because Joses’ favorite apostle, Prahlada, betrayed him and left a trail of breadcrumbs across the sea. So while Joses and his apostles were walking over the Red Sea, Ramses Pilate II snuck up behind Joses and smothered him in matzah. And the matzah was shaped like a cross. More »
Lottery numbers just came out. There are those of us who have prayed, begged, bargained, and sacrificed pigeons and poured libations of Nutella for the Housing Gods, but our pleas have gone unheard.
This is probably one of the most trying time periods of the ear, rivaled only by class registration, but at least with those you don’t get into life-ruining fights with your friends. Really, Columbia Housing Gods? What are you doing???
All this drama surrounding housing brings us to a segment we like to call Really?!? with Claire and Jenny.
You may have changed your Facebook profile picture to the already-illustrious equals sign image in order show your support for marriage equality, just in time for the Supreme Court hearings on Prop 8 tomorrow. If you haven’t changed your picture yet, it is probably because you really want to show your support, but think the equals sign is a little—let’s face it—unoriginal, now that 80% of your friends have already jumped on the wagon. So now you’re contemplating how you might do so in a unique and non-conformist way. Check out some alternative photos below.
The constitution. BOOM.
It’s late. You’re up. It’s midterms.
You are at war with yourself. Should you go to the nearest 24 hour food location and pay for your food? Or should you spend a few minutes just looking at delicious delicious food on the internet? Should you retire from academia and earn a living juggling on the subway? Assuming you’re like me the option requiring the least expenditure of energy wins out, so here are some selections that might get you to where you want to be.
It’s late. You’re up. And you’re worried about that midterm on Tuesday. Or that paper due on Wednesday.
And you might be thinking, “what could be worse than this!” Well, I’ve found a couple examples of what could be worse than this, and so here’s a collection of things that could be making your life worse right now, with “entertaining” pictures of cats!
So don’t worry so much about your current situation and read on, because it could be…
Ya, you’ve heard this joke before. But seriously, at least the weather is getting better, right? And even if it rains, or hurricanes, or we get more snow, we should enjoy it and break out into song and dance. I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed every minute of the snowball fights we had this year.
But it could be worse, because you could have… More »