April 19, 2019

Opinion

The Social Network World

Social media is a phrase invented and implemented since the inception of websites like MySpace and AOL instant messenger over 10 years ago. But it wasn’t until the juggernaut of Facebook and even more recently, Twitter, that we began to understand what it truly meant.

Whether in dorms or commuting, your campus is what you make it

Anyone who’s lived in Webster University’s housing knows it’s not exactly an “Animal House” experience. The small size of Webster does not lend itself to the college life of a large state university. Even so, living with other people your age in large numbers is an invaluable life experience, one that really only happens when you’re in college.

American Savage: Paved with Gold

Gold. Sweet, wonderful, shiny gold. It makes jewelry, and it once backed our currency. Oh Christ, don’t stop reading. This won’t be an examination of the Federal banks. No, this is a simpler concept I’m etching out here.

Hands off my remote

On a weekly basis, my boyfriend and I flip through channels, looking for something decent to watch. At some point, I’ll stealthily take the remote and end up on one of several trashy reality shows that are on at any time.

Too big to fail

On a particularly pleasant afternoon, I was strolling down Lockwood Ave, taking in the scenery, when I saw it. It was oversized. It was ugly. It was obtrusive. It was a Hummer H2.

Athletic equipment not up to par

Webster University has established a strong athletic program despite a very slow and relatively unsuccessful beginning. Being successful and retaining success involves dedication, perseverance and improvement. Athletics depend upon a player’s continual improvement as a result of working out, practicing and competing.

Not in our backyard

College towns. The image brings to mind endless dorm buildings, 3 a.m. bars and bad parking. Webster Groves, however, the home and birthplace of Webster University, neither looks nor feels like the typical college town.

Language Barrier

In a Jan. 4 New York Times article, a New York City chancellor at a Bronx school said she believed that Mandarin Chinese should be taught in schools. As Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, The Journal thought this was a sound suggestion — after all, most countries of the world teach at least two languages.