Now in my 8th and (for now) final year of college, I’ve spent enough time in classrooms and around my peers to notice that some of them are completely inconsiderate, rude, entitled people. Granted, this can be said of any group of people. But there are some things that specifically college students do that I just haven’t observed in others. Now that the semester is nearly over and I’ve got some free time, I’ve compiled the top 5 most irritating, rude, and obnoxious behaviors of college students. Hopefully this post can serve as a public service announcement, and someone, somewhere, will learn something.
Sunday evening, season four of AMC’s The Walking Dead aired to an eager audience. Rick and the gang are back, seven months after the end of season three. The group at the prison has grown, and Rick tends to a vegetable garden (where did he get those seeds, by the way?) and raises pigs (did they come from the same place the seeds did? This was obviously a bothersome plot hole for me). The group is slowly becoming a community, and have worked on building up the prison’s defenses. Things seem well at the prison, but things quickly take a turn downhill, and by the end of the episode it seems like this season might pick up the pace and ramp up the action that has been arguably lacking in the last season and a half.
Lights were dimmed, dinner was eaten, drinks were poured, and we were ready for “Felina,” the last episode of TVs greatest drama: Breaking Bad. It was a fantastic episode. All the loose ends were tied up, and some have even called it the best finale ever (I wholeheartedly agree). But while most tv critics are writing about the amazing episode Creator and Executive Producer Vince Gilligan wrote and directed, I want to take a moment to talk about another aspect of this show: the music.
I woke up early, dressed in a new outfit, excited for the first day of my last year at school. I drove to school, weaving through traffic with brisk ease as I blasted some classic rock and sipped my coffee. Cars parted for me like I was Moses of the freeway- normally, morning traffic on highway 50 has my blood boiling by the Bradshaw exit, but not today. I got to school early, found a great spot in the parking structure close to the Union. Today was going to be a good day.
Music is a critical part of movies. Music creates the mood of a scene and, great care is taken into choosing the music that will be included in films. Quentin Tarantino, for example, has always claimed that music is an essential part of creating moods in his movies, even going to far as to not film the infamous scene where Uma Thurman dances (barefoot, of course, because Tarantino loves him some feet) in her living room to Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” right before she overdoses on heroin. For him, that scene would not have been right without that song. Some songs written specifically for movies have become a part of our pop culture, like songs from Grease and “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion for Titanic. The Oscars always includes categories for music, and this year Adele won an Oscar for the James Bond theme, “Skyfall.” Below, I have compiled a list of my five favorite movie soundtracks.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. I’d thought I’d share it with our loyal readers, and also wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone for help making out blog so great!
Here’s an excerpt:
This blog was viewed about 73,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
As KSSU’s Beard Aficionado, I fully support the Movember cause. What is Movember, you ask? How much is rent under that rock you live under, I ask. Just kidding. Movember is an amazing time of year when men forgo shaving their faces to promote awareness for prostate cancer and other male cancers. Some women hate this time of month because they have an inexplicable aversion to sexiness, but I love Movember and all it’s mustache-y glory, and I also love that a charity for for cancer awareness came up with the idea. I argue more men, though, should forgo shaving for the entire year, and not just November.