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Article by Leah Folta
March 19, 2012

Parents refuse another bailout though sophomore says she is “too big to fail”

“I made a bad business decision. I understand that now,” an anonymous* student** says, of the six months’ food money she spent this week on airplane tickets, tequila, sunscreen, Mexican-jail-bribe money and large amounts of cocaine (“as a joke!” she insists, rolling her eyes). “I am an institution! In my hall, in my study groups,... MORE »

Article by hartadam
February 27, 2012

Girl Sets Record with 52 ‘likes’ in One Discussion Section

For some it’s a placeholder, a space filler. For others, it’s an entity so coveted, so beloved, that addiction is more probable than possible. No””not cocaine but the word “like.’ Many consider it Carrot Top-annoying””like listening to Rick Santorum reason that contraception leads to children being born out of wedlock. But recently, a cult-like following... MORE »

Article by Leah Folta
December 14, 2011

Popular Cell Phone Games And Their Life Philosophies

The innocuous little time-wasters we play on our cell phones, at bus stops and parties we didn’t want to go to, may have more to say than you thought. Whether purposely or not, every game is lined subtly with an attitude, an assertion, about the way the world works and how to handle it. For... MORE »

Article by Leah Folta
May 27, 2011

Philosophy student’s search for beauty ends in ‘duck face’

“There literally isn’t a more attractive thing a person can do with their face,” Jack Pike, graduate philosophy student, asserts in his thesis. “A physical representation of ideal beauty has really just been theoretical”¦ Until now.” Pike says he stumbled upon this facial expression equivalent of your head wearing an Ed Hardy shirt (in”¦ a... MORE »

Article by Leah Folta
January 31, 2011

GE Requirements: A Brief Course Guide

The main things all GEs have in common are: - Attendance will be highest the first day and on exam days.  - Any other day, the class will be 1-50% of that size.  - Your TA desperately wishes you would participate/give a shit/like them.   - Your professor is probably blissfully enjoying both tenure and lecturing to an audience of... MORE »

Article by Anonymous
November 28, 2010

Professor Laurence Thomas Always Stirring Controversy

Photo Credit: Daily Orange, Joey Baker Professor Laurence Thomas is known at Syracuse for his crazy antics, constant swearing, and his black/Jewish heritage. Oh, and he also teaches Philosophy. A lot of you should remember that hullabaloo that occurred when Professor Thomas attacked Nancy Cantor’s diversity policies through his personal website. This time, Professor Thomas... MORE »