October 2009

I Love to Hate Love

The Good Badger

Let’s play a little word association, shall we?

When I say the word, “Titanic”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

If you used the words, “Celine Dion”, “nausea”, “miserable love story”, or any combination of the aforementioned terms, or their synonyms, then you’ll probably agree with what’s going to follow. Read more

U$A’s Future


Dear America,

Is it just me, or are more and more of our top students basing their major upon making money?

And when I say, “is it just me”, I mean that literally.  Even before I went to college I knew I wanted to be a business major.  Why?  Because I liked psychology.

I know, I know, there’s a major for that.  I decided against it very early on because, without dedicating the better part of a decade to additional education, a psychology major has no guarantee of making any money.  Some might say that’s a smart decision.  Others might consider it greedy.  They’re both right. Read more

2016: Chicago A No-Go

A few days ago it was announced that Chicago will not be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. In fact, of all the cities that that made the final cut, we (I’m from 1.5 hours outside Chicago, I round up to say we) finished dead last. In other words, Chicago couldn’t even land the bronze….ouch.

If there was one word that could summarize their IOC’s decision, at least from an American standpoint, it would have to be surprise. By many’s estimations, Chicago was the front runner to host the summer games. Not winning it was unexpected, but to be the first eliminated…well I’m going to need Tony Harris’ help in expressing this… Read more