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“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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »