Why you should skip Friday classes to watch Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is the best show on television. And I mean that in the most unqualified, 100% sincere, no-doubts-in-my-mind way. It’s the winner of 10 Emmys (including both Outstanding Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for 2013) and will come crashing to an end when its series finale airs this Sunday (AMC, 9 p.m.).

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The real American test

I usually tend to steer away from politics or anything over-stimulating that will rouse the masses into a frenzy when being discussed, but it has come to my attention that there are people in this great nation that still believe in the fear.

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Why did I eat Fuel-ese?

You’re in a 6-9 trying not to fall asleep while your professor lectures about Kant’s categorical imperative when your stomach begins to growl. But this isn’t just any growl; it’s as though a small raptor has spawned within your stomach and is now scree-ing and clawing at your insides in every attempt to escape. This visceral sensation has you hopping emotional extremes between self-pity and self-loathing. You glance over at the guy sitting next to you, hoping he didn’t hear anything, but thankfully, he’s texting on his iPhone beneath the table.

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True Transparency

Let’s face it: students don’t like research papers. In fact, most students don’t like research at all. So chances are that they’ve deliberately avoided it in all forms—including research regarding their future careers.

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The GVSU Wrecking Ball: In Memoriam

The GVSU Wrecking Ball was first conceived in 1995 by Dale Eldred outside Padnos Hall, the place it called home. Originally called “Untitled,” the silver ball became affectionately referred to among its peers as “the GVSU Wrecking Ball” or “the Ball” or “that hangy thing over by Padnos.” For the first 18 years of its life, the ball enjoyed spending its time swinging back and forth in its little sandbox.

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The pit without the pendulum

This past Tuesday morning, GVSU removed the pendulum hanging outside the Padnos Hall of Science. By Tuesday evening, articles about the pendulum had been featured in the Detroit Free Press, MLive, and on Total Frat Move, a website dedicated to the “frat” part of “fraternity.”

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Dangers in believing the hype

Most of you would still remember the big twerking fail video on Youtube where a girl was filming herself twerking before falling back first onto a glass table filled with candles and her leg lit up on fire. Yes, that was hilarious. But, did you also know that the video was actually fake?

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Represent

The Executive Committee of the University Academic Senate recently posed a question about student representation on its various committees. Although Student Senate is allowed to appoint members to fill the seats, many remain empty as representatives fail to attend meetings or neglect to be appointed.

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