Archive for the ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ Category

My favorite class and why

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

Erin Fults: Abnormal Psychology. I had it with Kurtz but he’s retired now. Still, abnormal psych can teach you a lot about people. Warning: you may diagnose yourself with multiple disorders.

David Song: Creative writing is a good pick, just because it’s fairly easygoing and great for learning how to A) express yourself creatively and B) read stuff by your peers with a critical eye.

Anna Dinndorf: I took Holocaust: History and Memory my sophomore year and absolutely loved it. It looks at the holocaust from a historical perspective and it was phenomenal. I learned so much.

Fun ways to break the bubble without a car

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

Mallory Wilder: Forest Park has some rather unusual events going on most of the year-take a walk through it and see for yourself what’s going on. Better yet, take along some food and spend the afternoon by the fountains with some friends.

Scott Fabricant: You’ve got a free Metrolink pass. Use it. Often. Just don’t go too far east of the city. Or north. Or south…

Willie Mendelson: Take a walk with friends to the Loop, a strip 5 minutes away from school with a bunch of cool offbeat shops and eateries.

How to survive/approach big lecture classes

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

Felicia Baskin: Don’t be afraid to inundate your TA or even your professor with questions. Just because you’re one of many in the class doesn’t mean you don’t matter.

Jill Strominger: For guaranteed higher grades all around, make study groups.

Anna Dinndorf: Go to class. ?Do the reading. ?These are the kind of things that everyone tells you to do and no one (including me) actually does. ?But if you do them, you will do well in the class.

Number one reason college is not like high school

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

Scott Bressler: The girls sleeping right next door.

Mallory Wilder: Choices. When to get up, when to go to sleep, what classes to take, what classes not to take, when to go to class (when to not go to class), what do to with your life.

Scott Fabricant: Your report card never gets sent to your parents. Just tell them you’re a straight-A student. They’ll never know.

Erin Fults: You need to make the effort in classes. Teachers don’t need to learn your name and they usually don’t care if you choose not to come to class. You need to take the initiative.

Your favorite study spot on campus

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

David Hartstein: Under a tree in the Quad. Too many people hang out in front of the library these days.

Anna Dinndorf: I really like studying at Kayaks. ?It’s a coffee place just off campus, and it’s big and open with free wifi and is a lot less chaotic than Whispers.

Indu Chandrasekhar: the highest room in the tallest tower, also known as the Proust study room in Anheuser Busch Hall’s Law Library.

Favorite freshman memories

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

David Brody: Playing a ridiculous amount of poker with the other guys on my floor. We played about three times a day first semester. Yes, very few of us got laid on a regular basis.

Erin Fults: Water gun raids on other dorms, dressing up in crazy costumes for chemistry exams and playing midnight basketball games.

Sam Guzik, Senior News Editor: Being chased around my dorm by a friend dressed as a pineapple.

Why should you join Student Life?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

David Brody: Because we’re dead sexy. Because 95% of campus reads what we write. Because there is a mini Woodward (or Bernstein) inside all of us just yearning to get out. Because we always know what is going down on campus and if you work for us, you will too.

Erin Fults: The question is, why wouldn’t you join Student Life? You’ll make lifelong friends and have amazing fun in the Studlife office. Who knew work could be so much fun?! You also get a unique chance to meet people all over campus, people that you never would have interacted with otherwise. And there’s usually free food involved.

Willie Mendelson: Because it’s crazy fun and we pretty much rock. Plus, it’s cool to see your name in the paper and you can show off to your friends and family.

Three random things you never thought you’d need but you should bring to campus

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

David Brody, Executive Editor: Duct Tape, 3-prong to 2-prong electrical plug adapters (lots of them), funky hats.

Erin Fults, Editor in Chief: Hair cutting scissors, fun dress-up clothes, an umbrella (you’re going to need it here).

Felicia Baskin, Senior Scene Editor: A flashlight, for all those late night adventures, a vibrating alarm clock to violently shake you awake, and an apple cutter, because they are pretty darn sweet and surprisingly handy.

What I learned my first week of college life

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

Felicia Baskin: Pick up every single free T-shirt you possibly can. They’ll come in handy later as painting shirts, sleep shirts, and probably even “I woke up super late and don’t have time to change” shirts.

David Song, News Editor: People are (or otherwise appear) at least as intelligent, bright, and cool as you are. ?This is a source of enjoyment and frustration.

Mallory Wilder, Managing Editor: Sleep probably won’t be your first priority.

Favorite campus food and where to get it

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 | David Brody

David Brody: Flank steak carvery wraps from Holmes Lounge. Get it with cheddar cheese and honey mustard. Ask for 2 pickles.

Willie Mendelson, Copy Chief: The Village Small Group. The stir-fry is unbelievable. Actually everything there is great. Farther walk from the South 40, but totally worth it.

Ben Sales, Senior Staff Reporter: I think I lived on the fro-yo in Hilltop and Bear’s Mart during reading week last spring. Best diet I’ve ever had.