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Music Monday: Too soon?

Published on September 15, 2014 By bmagnus

No, just too tacky. Urban Outfitters swears that their new vintage style Kent State sweatshirt isn’t meant to look like it’s spattered with blood, merely has “discoloration.” So what do you think: ignorance or bad sense of humor? Which would be worse? Don’t try to order one, they’re sold out. Lyrics. In Closing: follow the money, […]

More for the College Bound Crowd

Published on August 7, 2014 By bmagnus

This time of year, I usually link back to my 2007 post on campus drinking. And hey, it’s still unfortunately relevant. Today I’d like to remind you that  hand in hand with college drinking is the problem of sexual assault on campus. No victim blaming is intended here, but if you are headed off to […]

A Few Random Education Items

Published on July 11, 2014 By bmagnus

Sorry if this feels like a tab dump. I stored up a bunch of things I’d hoped to say more about, but it’s clearly not happening. From the top, please! So, let’s start by talking about online college courses. First up is this nice little infographic. One little detail left out is that some schools […]

Yo, Brian Williams “Raps”

Published on May 19, 2014 By bmagnus

  In Closing: Ok, we got us a whole bunch of NSA stuff, including some items courtesy of Comrade Misfit; college graduation season is a nice time for life lessons, such as “it’s a bad idea to hide the fact that you’ve dropped out, and a worse idea to hide that fact by calling in […]

Double Feature

Published on May 15, 2014 By bmagnus

I don’t normally talk about the so-called “rape culture”. However, if what I am reading about what happens on our college campuses is even halfway true, we should all be outraged. All students — regardless of their gender — have a right to attend school without fear of assault, sexual or otherwise. The idea that some […]

Yet More Things I Learned This Semester

Published on May 10, 2014 By bmagnus

Yes, the semester is almost over and that means it’s time to share a few choice thoughts. In General: There are people who are willing to wait for a spot 100 feet closer to the building, even in nice weather. In the meantime, I’ve parked in the next lot over, locked my car, walked to […]

Creative Accounting, or GO REBELS!

Published on June 21, 2013 By bmagnus

So Jeff Skilling got a new sentence handed down for his role in the financial shenanigans at Enron. Actually, it’s a reduction of the sentence he was given back in 2006 for stuff that happened throughout the 90s and caused the company’s collapse in 2004. In case you’ve forgotten: Enron’s collapse put more than 5,000 […]

I Think my Hair Dryer is Trying to Kill Me

Published on June 7, 2013 By bmagnus

  Go ahead, reach right into the water immediately… Muahahahahaha! In Closing: Newer doesn’t mean better; a few items about today’s labor report; so students can fail on a grander scale; and passwords.

More Things I learned

Published on May 19, 2013 By bmagnus

By the way, data released by the makers of the ACT confirm what I saw in person: many students simply aren’t ready for college. And it looks like I am not the only one who thinks some people should reconsider whether college is a good idea, especially if it means a mountain of student loan […]

Things I learned

Published on May 16, 2013 By bmagnus

  Last night, I completed my first semester of for credit college classes in a couple decades. Over the next few days, I will be sharing a few of the things that I have learned. Let’s start with generalities: This is the sort of college where “admissions requirements” are pretty much “has a valid credit […]