Top 5 Most Irritating Habits of College Students


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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.

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The Americans: The Most Underrated Show on Television


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The only Cold War-era show on tv, FX’s The American’s, starts their second season on Friday, February 28 at 10 pm and I couldn’t be more excited.

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Top 4 Most Irritating Things About the End of Fall Semester


end-of-semester The semester has gone by quickly, with only two weeks to go until this semester ends and winter break begins. The end of fall semester is rough, with the weather beginning to get increasingly colder and early nights making it seem like your homework is taking much longer than it really is. The week leading up to finals and finals week itself are stressful enough, but there are certain things about the end of fall semester that just combine with the stress of finals to make for lame situations. Below, I’ve made a list of the top 4 (I know most lists are 5, but I couldn’t think of a 5th. I could have just lied and said I like to be different like that, but I don’t want to lie to Most Honorable Readers) most irritating things about the end of the semester, that aren’t your finals. [Read more…]

Raining Zombies: The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere Review (Spoilers)


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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.

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Breaking Bad: The Music (No Spoilers)


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The only Breaking Bad spoiler in this post!

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.

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8 Years is Too Much


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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.

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Top Five Favorite Movie Soundtracks


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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. 

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KSSU Blog: 2012 in Review


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.

Click here to see the complete report.

Concert Encores? More Like Concert NON-cores!


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I remember my first big concert, at the Sleep Train Arena (back when it was Arco Arena), and being excited when the last act ended their last song, and the crowd called the group back on for a final encore. The arena had gone dark and the show seemed over, but the excitement was palpable. The crowd chanted for Lip Bizkit to come back on (I was 13 and it was the 90s….), and when the band came back on stage, the crowd went wild. I remembered being  amazed that the band had performed an encore, like they had come back on stage just for their fans. The more concerts I went to, the more I realized that it was all a lie: encores were planned, and not the spontaneous act they seemed to be.

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Movember: No Shave November Should Be For All of the Months


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.

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