Hello, all. People keep letting me know that their moms read my blog every week. I didn't know I was reaching that demographic so successfully. I guess I should adjust some of the stuff I put on here to make it more mother-friendly. What do mothers like? Clean rooms? Good grades? I will have to do some research. Anyway, here's what's on my mind this week:
- Awesome Pride Week issue this week. I believe the entire front page is covered in issues pertaining to gender or sexuality.
- Had one of the more fun editorial writing experiences I've ever had this week. I worked with Qainat and we presented both sides of the argument as to whether or not The Bridge should be able to banner Miller Library in rainbow colors. If you know either or both of us, it should be easy to figure out who wrote which parts.
- Scott Shane from The New York Times is visiting campus this week as a Lovejoy visiting Journalist. If you haven't noticed or heard already, the photo we ran next to the article previewing him last week was not actually him, but rather another Scott Shane (an econ prof at Case Western Reserve). I spoke to the real Scott Shane this morning about it, and he says it is not the first time somebody has made this mix-up. I wrote an op-ed about the mix up this week, check it out for more details on the confusion.
- Room draw is going down this week; always a very stressful time. I said this last week but I will say it again: lot's of people are not happy about how many of the suites are nabbed up by SGA reps and Community Advisor ARDs before us plebeians have a chance to draw rooms. C'est la vie. Ended up in a Heights quad. You bring the noise, and I will bring the funk. I will also bring some extra noise in case you forget.
- I'm a huge Beastie Boys fan, and they've got a new album coming out in a few weeks. They've also got a 30 minute, star-studded movie coming out. The trailer hit the internet this past weekend and it's pretty hilarious. (Starring Will Ferrel, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogan, among other). See the trailer [link|url:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/09/fight-for-your-right-revisited_n_847008.html|text:here].
In honor of pride week, here is a performance by one of my favorite queers of all time, Freddie Mercury (I double checked with Qainat and she said it's ok to say that):