Last Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019, I had the honor of being the guest of Senator-hopeful Rich Shrestha and current-Senator Matthew Heutel to Fordham University’s 2019 Student Government “Meet the Candidates” Event in the McGinley Ballroom.
‘Twas 10 PM on a Sunday night in Loyola Hall when the announcement was made. Classes were to be cancelled the following day, Monday, March 4th –snow day. With my homework complete, I would be afforded an extra twenty-four hours to live my life exactly as I pleased. Adventure, not sleep, was what I desired. I pulled up Google Maps on my laptop, scanning for “near-by” towns to visit, and my eyes landed on Montréal. Previously, I had spontaneously ventured to Coney Island and New Haven on school nights with my friend Ben. Québec could not be that much further. Besides, my cousin goes to McGill, perhaps there would be enough room in her apartment for an overnight guest. On the Grey Hound website, I found a bus leaving from Penn Station in an hour. I could make it. But alas, my Canadian adventure was cancelled. Unfortunately, my passport was in Houston.
That’s it! I’ve had it! I am SICK and TIRED of selfish, arrogant professors who feel the need to flex on their students rather than teach. I can’t seem to escape them. But what else can I do other than post multiple bad reviews on ratemyprofessor.com until the site’s moderators suspect I’m a bot? I’m writing this article to inform our community about how to spot the exact professors I’m talking about, so you can escape quickly from a semester of frustration.
Bryttneigh: I had my first kiss to “Fire Burning” at my middle school dance. Sister Mary Catharine told us to “leave room for the Holy Spirit” while dancing, but Jeremy didn’t listen to that bitch. Which one of you boys want to be the new Jeremy at Spring Weekend?
Good news everyone! Donald Trump is not guilty of treason. As you know, the President was cleared of colluding with Russia; according to the four-page Barr report summarizing it. While Obstruction of Justice is still up in the air due to the full report not being released yet, one thing is for sure: Donald Trump is still a dick. President douchebag may not be guilty of this one crime but that does not change who he is as a person.
During a congressional budget hearing this past Tuesday, March 26th, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos defended the proposed cuts in funding to programs such as Special Olympics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. The 2020 Department of Education budget proposes a $17.6 million cut to Special Olympics. During the hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Pocan stated that this budget cut would result in 272,000 children with disabilities losing the support they receive from the organization. Thankfully, in the past Congress has blocked these proposed slashes in special education program budgets.
The internet has stricken the Trump family yet again. The fake Melania Trump conspiracy theory has returned with a vengeance and investigative Twitter is thrilled. For context, back in 2017 photos surfaced of Melania Trump looking rather unlike herself. The conspiracy is that this woman is not Melania at all. People believe that when Melania gets fed up with Donald’s shit, she sends in her double to attend events in her place. At first, it may seem ridiculous; however, it makes significantly more sense if you think about the dynamic of their marriage.
ruth be told, I’m not a big fan of rom-coms. The only ones I do enjoy watching are for their nostalgic value, i.e. 13 Going on 30 or A Cinderella Story. I was in high school when I first saw Marc Webb’s 2009 rom-com 500 Days of Summer. Being the oh-so-cynical edgelord teenager that I was, I immediately dismissed it as a stupid romance that I’d hate and proceeded to make fun of every trope I saw in it until the two friends I was watching it with told me to please shut up. Little did I know that as I was mocking director Mark Webb for using these tropes, they were being deconstructed before my very eyes.
Before you go abroad for a semester, people always tell you how much you’re going to travel and see in just a few months. They claim it’s much cheaper to travel around Europe! Everything’s so close together! I believed them.
The problem with politics right now is not the president. Well actually– it is –but there are more important issues. There are just so many things happening all the time: people quitting, illegalities uncovered, etc. The problem is not these things alone, it’s just that nobody cares about anything anymore. So many shocking things have happened in the past years that would have given our grandparents aneurysms that we are desensitized to. When the president making death threats on Twitter becomes normal, there’s a problem. If somebody told me that today Donald Trump claimed he owns South America, frankly, I would probably believe them without batting an eye. Let us take a look back through the timeline of these past four years, shall we?