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Why is there a pushpad and a
doorknob on the second floor in the
library? A little redundant, don’t
Everyone always picks around the
cantalope and the melon in the
fruitbowl. Sorry, I didn’t realize I go
to college with a bunch of five year
Why do the apples always taste like
wax? I’m not trying to polish my
All hail the great brick Lenovo. I
totally dropped it down a flight of
Heilman girls, seriously, let’s close
the elevator gate once in awhile.
The library needs to stop having
such a great movie collection. I nev
er get any studying done anymore.
Who left their underwear on the
stairs outside Heilman for two
days? Laundry pickup, anyone?
Joyner air conditioning, it’s time to
get your act together.
That squirrel with the rat tail out
side Martin really freaks me out.
Thanks ladies for leaving current
issues of the Herald on the floor.
Really makes the staff feel appreci
I know that the weather is finally
decent and everything, but that
doesn’t mean that Brewer girls
want to feel like ice cubes.
Shoutout to the person who looked
at me and let the door slam in my
Why does my camcard not work at
the vending machine sometimes?
It’s nice having that sauna in the
first floor bathroom in Joyner.
The crows make me feel like I’m
trapped in an Edgar Allen Poe
This one goes out to all the late
nights I’ve spent in the Library. It’s
been so special.
Thjrnks professors, I really needed
that last minute project in my life.
Here’s to summer.
Nagging New NFL Soon to be Grad
Rules Maitlyn Healy, staff writer Gives Advice
The NFL is getting soft, my friends.
Out of the 6 proposed changes to the
rulebook, I, along with most other fans
and players, strongly disagree with
half of them.
Let us start with the positives. The
tuck rule has finally been eliminated.
Hear that, Tom Brady? You can no
longer trick the referees into believ
ing that you are too perfect to ever
fumble the ball. Under the tuck rule,
if the passer was in the act of bring
ing the ball down into his body before
fumbling the ball, it could not be ruled
a fumble. I could hear the hallelujah
chorus when I discovered this asinine
rule was overturned- it only took the
NFL an obnoxious ii years to do so.
I also agree with the idea of helping
coaches out with “forbidden challeng
es.” As of last season, any coach that
illegally challenged a play because they
were out of timeouts, used up their
challenges, were in the final two min
utes of the half, or were in overtime
potentially cost themselves a referee’s
review of the play and the possibility
of the ruling on the field to be over
turned. Now, hopefully, you know
what I am talking about, Jim Schwartz.
The change would make it so the play
would still be reviewed, but it would
cost the team of the offending coach 15
yards. Coaches are only human, so this
rule makes a lot of sense.
The optimism stops there. The new
rules for running backs and snap
pers and the new pad requirements
are just idiotic. According to this new
rule, running backs cannot lower their
helmets to lead with their head into a
defender outside the immediate tackle
box. Incidental contact supposedly
will not be penalized, but we all know
the referees will take this penalty and
run the whole 15 yards with it. 'This
rule just seems unnecessary. The rule
regarding the safety of snappers pre
vents teams from lining up more than
6 players on either side of the snapper
for field goals and extra points. Last
time I checked, snappers were not be
ing carted off the field and ICUs across
America were not filled with these
players. This is a non-issue and will
only make it more difficult for teams to .
block extra points and field goals, an
excitement that fans nationwide crave.
Finally, players will be required to
wear knee and thigh pads. What? Did
they do this for RGIII? Extra padding
will simply slow players, especially
wide receivers, dowm. Why would we
want any sport to be slower? I can an
swer that- it is because the NFL does
not want us to have fun anymore. If
the NFL and its lawmakers know what
is good for them, they will let the boys
play the game of football, eveiy gruel
ing, violent bit of it.
Marzia Nawrozi, staff writer
There is no doubt that college edu
cation is veiy important. It prepares us
to get a job and start a veiy important
stage of our life of becoming inde
pendent and accepting more respon
sibilities. As my four year journey at
Meredith College is coming to an end,
I would like to share a very important
lesson that I learned.
When I looked back on my experi
ences here, I realized that I learned as
much from my activities outside of my
classes as I learned from my professors
and books. I volunteered for at least
five organizations including an intern
ship with the US Department of Labor.
I attended many national and Inter
national conferences and seminars,
such as Public Leadership Education
Network. I attended the United Na
tions’ 57th Commission on The Status
of Women and I am member of two
organizations at Meredith College.
I believe that GPA should not be
a students’ only concern. To prove
this belief, I am going to share Becky
Johns’ blog on ragan.com. According to
Johns, high GPA shows that students
care about their classes, work hard and
are learning. Johns believes that there
are things that matter more than GPA
when it comes to getting a job.
Knowing how you learn: while in
college, students should find ways of
learning, “some people need to see it,
some need to hear it, some need to
write it, and some need to practice it
before it sticks.”
Applying theory to real life situ
ations: students need to know that
things are not always the same as in
books. Students have to be ready to
handle whatever the real world throws
at them and be able to apply their
understanding and knowledge from
college in new situations.
Time management: According to
Johns, “you’ll need to know how to
manage your time to meet deadlines,
tackle to-do lists, and avoid bang
ing your head against the wall in the
It is also very important for students
to have strong verbal and writing skills.
Students should have the ability to
express their ideas clearly and speak
with confidence. Writing skills matter
a lot when it comes to getting a profes
sional job. Even if students don’t want
to become a blogger, they need to have
the ability to write reports and emails.
Students should believe the saying that
“Who you know is more important
than what you know.” Start meeting
and knowing new people and build
networks with them.
An Open Letter to
the Meredith Ex-
perience Kristen Gallagher
Tm not quite sure how to say this,
but I think you and I aren’t quite work
ing. I think it’s me. I’m sure it’s not
you. I’m just really not cut out for this.
I mean, think about it - we’ve always
been different. It’s just...just that I
think one way and you think another.
I’ll just share a couple of things that
make me the wrong person for you.
I’m not into overwrought, stereo
typical sorority playdates that trivialize
the actual reason I met you in the first
place (see: that thing with the corn)
I’m not really part of your circle - I
mean, how will your friends feel when
, I show up looking like a ragamuffin? I
just can’t afford all the things you want
me to have (see: shirts, trinkets, mon-
grammed Dooney & Burke bags.)
I’m not into your friends. We’re
just not in the same scene. They don’t
even understand feminism and they’ve
never heard of reproductive rights.
They don’t go out to the speakers and
arts events. Plus, I think everyone is
mute an)way (see: does anyone have
ANYTHING to add to class?)
I’m not into your leadership style.
I mean, seriously - who walks around
with a title, does nothing, and con
tinues to use it on a resume? Also,
who discriminates against people by
pulling their personal life choices into
a discussion on leadership.
I’m not into the way you don’t argue
with me - or anyone for that matter.
You just sit there like you’re getting
paid to. Doesn’t anything bother you?
Doesn’t it upset you that people say
moronic things and get away with it?
It’s as if you can’t even hear them and
maybe you’re scared to bring it up.
I bet this is hard to hear; we were
so excited when it first started. Some
times, life just takes a turn for the bet
ter, and I think that’s what’s happen
ing now. You’ll move on and I know
you’ll find others. Tm off to bigger and
brighter things too. There will always
be more fish in the sea; more Lilly and
pearls and half-hearted attempts at
learning, more early engagement rings
and lost potential. I think that you
have so much to give, and I hate to see
it wasted on people like me. Don’t wor
ry about what other people say - just
be yourself! Be who you really are, and
don’t compromise. Compromise gives
you stuff like change and options, and
those are really tough to deal with.
Tm sad to say goodbye, and I wish
things could have been different. I
really do. But you know what? I think
maybe things can be different. Maybe
give me a call in a couple years - we’ll
get lunch and catch up. We can talk
about that change and options stuff.
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