A few weeks ago I left Facebook for good. Throughout the past few months, I’ve deleted my Myspace and many of my forum accounts, and created a new email. I kept my Twitter account, which I use primarily for news, my LinkedIn account and a personal blog.
This being finals week, I thought I’d close out the semester with the traditional rundown and commentary on some of the latest current events.
How to be your own personal trainer
With a significant amount of Americans saying they want to lose weight, it's important to know what to do and how to do it.
Last week the Senate failed to overcome a Republican-led filibuster of yet another bill. This has happened so many times in the past five years it’s become almost cliché. A bill gets drafted, usually with bipartisan support, it gets to committee where it gets watered down according to Republican demands, then if it ever reaches the floor of the Senate some Tea Partier decides to block it, usually because he can’t bear the thought of anything getting done.
Avoid graduation stress by planning ahead, seniors!
After getting my graduation announcements mailed to me, I started to think, “Uh, when do these go out?” So out of curiosity, I posted my question on Facebook. The response I got was, “Early April.” This got me thinking, “What else is there that I might not think of until the last minute?”
Contempt for Thatcher's death disrespectful, shameful
Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, passed on as all people eventually do.
However, unlike most people, her death has been marked by celebrations and ugly rhetoric praising her end. To be honest, I was reminded of the people cheering in the streets when the World Trade Center was struck.
Restricting liberal media more important than restricting gun sales
As part of the constant search for a solution to mass shootings, a group of senators recently pushed out new legislature that would put stricter regulations on background checks for gun purchasers.
Ideally, that makes sense. You have a violent past? Well, no, you can’t have a gun because you’ll obviously go on a rampage. But, wait, what about the guy that’s only been in a couple of bar fights?