"Treat Hoes Like House Fires...Get What You Can...And Get Out" [w o w]
"Treat Hoes Like House Fires...Get What You Can...And Get Out" [w o w]
BE RESPECTABLE AND HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOURSELVES AND THOSE THAT YOU ARE ASSOCIATED WITH IN ANY ASPECT, REALM, GUISE, DEFINITION, PARTY and/or FORM.
First let us start by saying congratulations to all of the 2010 graduates! Your diligence has paid off and we are proud.
Now let's get right down to the topic at hand. As you receive your degree, acknowledging that you have fulfilled all requirements of your chosen major as set forth by Xavier University (or the university you attended if you're not a Xavierite), let us remember not to shit on others' degrees or chosen majors.
Everyone doesnt have the same dexterity or steady hand as art majors. Everyone was not born to be a pharmacist and everyone does not have the necessary skill set to be a writer. Everyone isn't cognizant of their own ability or inability to cleverly articulate their thoughts. I (we/us/you) have been shitted on far too often for my liking, by the very same individuals who will ask me or someone in my department to write a paper on a subject matter they cannot wrap their head around.
True, everyone at Xavier is required to take at least three English courses at some point in their college career. Please don't confuse the requirements of these basic, core courses with those of the courses required for someone who is an English major--they are not the same!
And please, please do not mistake your ability to write a 200-word essay for a Philosophy class, as evidence that you have the ability to write a properly formatted, publication-ready, article--they are not the same!
Xavier University of Louisiana is known to have one of the toughest science departments anywhere around. So we give all science majors, especially enrolled at Xavier University credit for that. Don't think this post is meant to take away any credibility from science majors. We get it. It's tough. Tough in the aspect of assigning busy work, and distributing tests covering material you may or may not have covered or understood while sitting in hour+ long classes.
As you continue to believe that because your degree is a B.S. and not a B.A. this makes you somewhat superior, please understand it does not. You are just like everyone else, human, capable, and talented in your chosen field of study (or so your employers would like to hope).
Biology and Chemistry both require a great memory. Many of us on the Liberal Arts side of things will be the first to tell you an awesome memory is not one of our most prized possessions. There are a great number of us, that if forced to memorize formulas, periodic tables, equations, and reactions in order to obtain a degree would never receive one or would take far more than 5 years to do so. Wait...some of you are taking that long anyway. Last I checked getting your undergrad wasn't a six, seven, or even eight-year plan. Some of you 2010 graduates, especially ones who have not changed their major, or had extenuating circumstances should be damn close to a PhD but are instead walking across the stage receiving the same degree as me. Sit down.
But you know what, most of y'all lazy mofos probably didn't get to the end of this post thoroughly anyway because it was too long, required too much reading, reading comprehension and critical thinking skills you don't even possess, or thought you possessed but realized you didn't during the consumption of this article.
There are a number of typos and falsities/inaccuracies in the note which takes away some of it's credibility to begin with. Nevertheless some of the authors concerns and claims are valid.
We noticed that no one had commented on the note, not even people tagged in it. Which raises the level of curiosity to find out what students are thinking.
Click HERE to check out the note that was posted on facebook regarding the strike. When you've done that. Express your thoughts.
Why is it that we, as XU students hear about incidents like this from other sources first? What about the young woman who was robbed at gunpoint? Did anyone get an official report from XU regarding that event?
Xavier was sure to mention that the shooting did not take place on campus and that campus security is not threatened because of this incident. But what about the young woman who was robbed? That took place on campus. What about Wasim, an XU student who was robbed at gunpoint in front of the UC several semesters ago?
What is really going on XU? Where is campus secu---Police when they are really needed? Stop patrolling the cafeteria, undressing female (and maybe male too??) students with your eyes and get on your job!
Violence has skyrocketed in the last few days alone. Fort Hood, Orlando, just to name a couple incidents. Are you all paying attention to the world around you? Can someone tell me what's really going on??
Statement re: Shooting 11-05-09 Involving XU Students
Shortly after midnight on the morning of Thursday, November 5, 2009, a
Xavier University student was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at a
local hospital. While initial reports indicated that paramedics retrieved the
student from a Xavier residence hall, the shooting took place off-campus in the
7700 block of Olive Street in Gert Town.
Details about the incident are still incomplete. Reports indicate that
three Xavier students were in a vehicle about six blocks from campus returning
from a nearby food establishment when unidentified individuals fired upon the
car. One student was hit but he is expected to make a full recovery.
University is working with local officials to verify other information but at no
time was it determined that this shooting compromised campus security. Xavier
University works diligently to ensure a safe and secure environment where
faculty, staff and students work, learn and live. We encourage all members of
the campus community to be mindful of their own safety and to follow the
guidance of campus and local police officers.
Campus residents are urged to
be cautious both when traveling off campus and not to walk alone at night.
Campus police are available to transport students after hours, and blue light
emergency phones are available in strategic locations across campus in the event
of an emergency. In addition, campus police routinely patrol all University
The University community is reminded to contact XU campus police
at 520-7490 whenever anything suspicious or potentially threatening is noticed
on or near the Xavier campus. The cooperation with our security officers will
greatly enhance the safety of this university community.
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive - Box 75
THIS IS BEYOND RIDICULOUS! For the few times we have done posts on anything greek related we get the same comments: that we have no life because we are focused on greek-life at Xavier and that we’re obsessed with greek-life. The truth of the matter is Xavier’s student body is obsessed, not us! We have 115+ posts on this blog and less than 5 of them are focused on greek life!!!! So we ask, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!
The posts that always get the most comments from the students are the ones about greek life. We wrote an article regarding Xavierite Heather Ellis well over a week ago; that got approx 100 views & 2 comments. This post on Neophyte show is already well over 400 views and 25+ comments. You tell me who’s obsessed with Greek life! Because clearly it’s not the Joints!
Turning the comment section into a free-for-all to spat your disputes with individuals is not OK. No one has made a positive comment regarding Neophyte yet. In the initial post there was definitely more than a few positive things said about the event and the different organizations. But it’s just like Americans to focus on the negative.
I don’t know Rubiante from Eve, never met her, but the entire statement in which she was mentioned was childish and completely irrelevant. Whether the statement is true, made up, fact, or fiction it is IRRELEVANT! The same goes for the other comments regarding Jessica.
Greeks, if you have a problem with your organization, GO TO YOUR ORGANIZATION. Do not use PotHoles and Blue Poles as an opportunity to become an instant internet thug and call them out. If you can’t say something that personal to someone’s face PHBP is not the place for you.
This is not the Herald so everything does not have to be sugar coated, censored, or watered down. We want you to keep it real but most importantly you need to have at least a tad bit of maturity about the situation.
The Neophyte review was not an attack on any individual or any organization but merely a review from the perspective of one member of PHBP. The reason the different issues regarding playing certain neos was mentioned was to point on some of the foolishness that occurs with greeks on this campus (not that it doesn’t happen other places, but we’re talking about XU.)
For all the “XU alum” who have a problem with this site, GOODBYE. Reading this site is an option. I can guarantee you will continue breathing if someone comes to you about this blog and you CHOOSE NOT to see it for yourself or if you tell the gossiper to STFU.
It’s a shame we have to moderate comments because there is no telling what unnecessary, evil, or vindictive things may be said.
Hopefully this is our last time addressing this issue.
"Heather Ellis, a young, college student from the racially tense Kennett, MO is facing up to 15 years in prison for an unfortunate incident that occurred at a local Wal-Mart 3 years ago.
It occurred when Ellis and her cousin walked into a very busy Wal-Mart to pick up a few items for Ellis’s mom and (as many of us have done before) decided to split up to see which line moved quicker. When it became apparent that the cousin’s line was moving quicker, Ellis moved over to join him. That’s when a customer started to argue with Ellis and the cashier at that register chimed in to accuse Ellis of cutting in front of the other customers. The argument drew the attention of the Manager and eventually, security and even the police.
The incident left Ellis, an honor student on her way to medical school, charged with disturbing the peace, trespassing, and two counts of assaulting a police officer. After Heather refused to sign a plea agreement, Stephen Sokoloff, the town’s prosecutor, filed felony charges against Heather.
Although Ellis’s father has demanded that the surveillance tapes be released to clear his daughter’s name, Wal-mart has not done anything yet.
On a recent CNN interview, Heather’s dad Rev. Nathaniel Ellis stated;
“It’s a lie being told. My daughter was sent there to get a few items for my wife. The actual arrest said that she was cursing. She knowingly disturbed the peace of Kay McDaniel (ph), who was the night manager. It was not about an issue of cutting in line.
First of all, my daughter is not known to be a curser. And previously, she had accepted Christ as her savior, and she had been raised in a Christian home and that’s simply not true”.
On November 15th Ellis goes on trial and may face up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the charges against her. This has really angered the community and has prompted many rallies and protests that have led to threats by the Ku Klux Klan. A police officer delivered a card to the family from the Klan and Heather’s father believes that the officer’s delivery of the card was part of a broader plot to intimidate the family.
Just when we think things are improving for minorities in this country, with the recent historic election we’ve experienced, yet again, our rejoicing is cut short by such a racially charged incident as this one. Nonetheless, we most hold on to the famous words of Martin Luther King Jr. when he says, “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family." (SOURCE: 5portals.com)
My first thought was damn that's ridiculous! Typical racist rednecks. Then I paused. I thought about the whole situation and remembered something my mother always said: "There's three sides to every story." One side, the other side, and the truth.
"If she didn't want to go to jail, she could have left the cashier's line when asked to do so, she could have left Walmart when the manager asked her to do so, she could have left Walmart when the police told her to leave or she could have acted in an orderly manner when, after refusing to follow the police's orders, she was arrested. Instead, she chose to resist arrest and fought the police.DAMN! This anonymous commenter might have a point. Was this a race issue to begin with? Did it become a race issue later? Often times we are quick to yell racism without looking at other possibilities for the actions of others, including our own actions. For instance Ellis' father says Ellis isn't "is not known to be a curser." Well, sir, let's just say I remember otherwise.
Guess what? Assaulting an officer is a serious charge. She isn't facing prison time for cutting in line, so don't trivialize her actions. She is facing prison time for failing to control herself and committing a serious crime!
SHE made the choices which led to her arrest, and we wouldn't even be hearing about this case if she were WHITE! This is a case of a young woman playing the race card because she doesn't want to accept responsibility for HER actions. By jumping to this woman's defense, you are doing a grave disservice to those who actually ARE being discriminated against! Every time race is used to defend those who have no real defense, it desensitizes Americans to cases where race really IS the motivating factor for inappropriate behavior on the part of the police.
This case is not about racism, it's about a young woman with an attitude and an overinflated sense of self, who doesn't think rules apply to her." (SOURCE: http://saveheatherellis.com)
If you are getting the most out of Twitter you cannot help but to be addicted. There are several reasons that would explain why you have a Twitter account but are not addicted.
- You aren’t following the right or enough people. - Twitter is like your own little online chat room. You can choose whom you want to let in and whom you talk to. If there's no one in the chat room then it's boring!
- No one is following you. – If you don’t have any followers it can feel like you’re talking to yourself. And Twitter is not your online diary so blabbing off about random very personal things is not looked upon highly on Twitter.
- User Error. - You simply don’t know how to use Twitter. #Hashtags, RTs (ReTweets), Trending Topics, Direct Messages, & Short Codes all combine to make Twitter fun…. and dangerous sometimes. :) Sure everyone has a different Tweeting style but I am going to be audacious and say that there is a correct way to use Twitter. Some RT too much while others never RT and responded to others’ tweets hours later leaving the original Tweeter lost. (Did you catch all that?)
If you’re a twitter addict like I am, then more than likely you caught that. For those who didn’t let me break some of that down for you.
Hashtags are created by putting # in front of any word or phrase. The word or phrase is automatically turned into a link, which can be clicked on by other Twitter users. You can then see what other people are saying about that same topic. If I said “The #XavierHerald sucks.” and another Twitter user who I may not even be following said “What is the #XavierHerald? I didn’t know we had a school newspaper.” I could click on the hashtag and see all comments regarding the Xavier Herald, whether I’m following the authors of those tweets or not.
ReTweets or RTs is just what it sounds like. It’s like quoting someone on Twitter & sometimes adding a message to or responding to the original tweet. For example, if I see a someone tweet: @XUStudent1925: The #XavierHerald sucks I can quote that on Twitter like this, @PHNBP RT @XUStudent1925: The #XavierHerald sucks.
Trending Topics. Self-explanatory as well. Topics that a high percentage of users on Twitter are talking about at any given time. Just the other day RIP Kanye West was a trending topic when someone started a rumor that spread like wildfire about a fatal car accident West was involved in. Another recent, more fun TT was #hescutebut or #shescutebut. Users can then finish the sentence: “#hescutebut he lives at home with his mother” or “#shescutebut She got 5 kids and 3 babies daddies.”
Direct Messages are private messages you can send to any user who is following you.
Short Codes are often necessary considering you are only allowed 140 characters max in each Tweet. New short codes are created almost daily it seems to cope with this restriction. LMBO, STFU=Shut The F Up, STFD=Sit The F Down, GOH, GTFOH=Get The F Outta Here, SMH= Shaking My Head, FTW=For The Win, FTR=For The Record, etc.
Overall Twitter is very fun but can also be very time consuming. It can be used for great causes like the recent #BEATCancer fundraising Twitter Campaign but can also get you in trouble if you get too comfortable & start saying things forgetting who’s following you.
Give Twitter a try before you knock it. Every person I know of, including me, has thought Twitter was lame—in the beginning. You may sign up give it a try for a few days and still not understand it. You may even want to deactivate your account –until one day you realize…you’re addicted to Twitter. That’s when I’ll say: Welcome to the club. :)
So if you’re on Twitter or just want some twitter tips then come check me out. Follow me at http://www.twitter.com/…. haha psych! Now did you really think I was going to give you my personal twitter information? But you can talk to any of the Joints at twitter.com/PHNBP
If you begin your tweet with an @Reply only the person you have @Replied and people who are following both you and that person will see that tweet.
If your Twitter page is locked and you tweet someone who is following you, that person will not be able to see your tweet, even if you included the @reply in the tweet.
RTing is often much easier from a Twitter application then from the web on your computer.
You can tweet from your cell after setting Twitter up on the web by texting your tweets to 40404. But if your tweet is to a specific person don’t forget to add their @TwitterName.
I too, readily admit I forget we're at war. Do you even know how long we've been fighting? How long we've had our military troops deployed in Iraq? Since most of use were in middle school or junior high!
As of Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at least 4,349 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,474 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 179 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,527 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.
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I don't know who Jordan Lanfair is, but I agree with him. I also agree with Kelsey to the extent that race is a factor. But race will always be a factor because Obama is Black. He is the first Black president and no matter how much we try to remove race from the equation the history of this country prohibits us from doing so.
However a fellow Xavierite did some hard work and research to tell us a little about Ms. Giguette--ok in actuality she just sent us the link to Ms. Giguette's mini-bio on XU's official website, XULA.edu. We figured we'd at least share this info with you as a step in the right direction of uncovering the mystery of Marguerite Giguette. (How do you pronounce her name??)
If any of the other students out there have info on Xavier's mystery email sender please do share!
Marguerite S. Giguette, Ph.D
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Giguette earned her PhD in Computer Science from Tulane University and has worked at Xavier since 1990. Before coming to the Academic Affairs Office, Dr. Giguette served as Chair of the Computer Science Department for 11 years. She was instrumental in the implementation of the Xavier SOAR 3 Program for prospective Computer Science students and has published a number of articles. She has served on numerous university committees, including Rank and Tenure, Chair of the Arts and Sciences Coordinating Committee, and the University Planning Council. She has also participated in a number of SACS reviews.
With just the right amount of commercial tracks like "Empire State of Mind" and "Run This Town", many hip-hop heads believe that Jay Z could have "come harder" than he did on the album. Others say that he "owed more" to his fans....personally I give the entire album *** 1/2 (out of 5 stars)
We hear it all the time. People are tired of the same club events, at the same venues, with the same DJs, same club-heads, promoted by the same individuals flooding your Facebook inbox with the same messages written in ALL CAPS. What most people don't know is that New Orleans is curently ranked #1 in LIVE entertainment. This means that you can be sure on any given weekend there are some live entertainment events popping off SOMEWHERE. The people just DON'T KNOW where.
Frenchman is a popular area for live entertainment. But the whole city is home to some of the best live performers, from Spoken Word Artists to MCs, to live painters, brass and jazz musicians, and beyond! We here at PHNBP are going to do our best to give you a complete list of all events taking place in this city. We will include club events and other events that might not include live entertainment. Because every now and then you just want to go out and shake your ass... right? :) And for your cultured readers we'll include museum events and other refined things of that nature ;)
For a while now we've been talking about launching this calendar, so it's finally here! If you want your event included in the calendar email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every week we will feature an event of our choice. An event that we think is worth your time and money. Events that we would spend our money on and time attending!
A new rumor has come to our attention; Manchu's Chicken located on Claibourne & Esplanade has FAILED their health inspection not once but TWICE. Dead rats have been found in the chicken grease and food stored on the floor. If you are a lover of Manchu's chicken, it might be wise to wonder if that deliciously crunchy chicken has a little extra flavor for a reason. Food for thought... As we get more info we'll update you on the situation, but for now I suggest you exercise EXTREME caution if not, at least be prepared to spend a few hours on the toilet...your choice!
Were you pissed at Kanye? Indifferent? Glad he did it? Think Beyonce deserved the award? Think Taylor Swift or someone else deserved it? What about Beyonce's decision to let Taylor Swift have her moment at the end of the show? Was it suggested by Beyonce's publicist or Daddy? or does Beyonce just have that big of a heart added to brains to think to save her career from Looney Bin West?
Some people say he's flipping out because he hasn't properly grieved from his mother's passing. While others remind those people that Kanye pulled stunts like this before plastic surgery slip-ups took Donda's life. Still some Kanye supporters are blaming his behavior this year on the bottle of hennessy he carried with him on the red carpet that evening.
Not to mention the Kanye fiasco overshadowed the Janet Jackson-Michael Jackson tribute. ....Forgot about that didn't you. Yea I almost did too. SMH
If you are on twitter you know people are still talking about it. So it's clearly not over. What are your thoughts. The Joints are dying to know because even we have differing thoughts/opinions!
*Oh and if you have not seen it yet. Please go get your life together and begin your Youtube search now!
Dear Manic Freshmen Interested in Greek Life,
Welcome to Xavier. We here at PHBP, hope your move-in process and settling in period was pleasant. Spike Lee’s Joints are known for being rather observant, and observing your interaction with Greeks on Xavier’s campus, we definitely have! We have a few bits of advice and questions for you. As the resident Greek here at PHBP I have been charged with the task of speaking to you all about this somewhat important topic, and since I’m not one for beating around the bush, I’ll get right to my first question: What the hell is wrong with yall?!
Surely you’ve noticed Xavier is a small school, with a small population of students, women out-numbering men substantially. Everything you do at this lovely science/pre-med centered institution is under a microscope (pun intended). So be mindful of what you do, how you do it, and who you do it with and around.
The Greeks on Xavier’s campus are—let me not go there right now. Let me approach this differently. Xavier doesn’t have a football team, no marching band, no dance line, no flag girls, none of the other staples larger HBCUs have that make certain people more “popular.” If you hadn’t noticed any of that yet, I need you to stop reading this, pack up your shit, call a parent and have them pick you up immediately. XU is not the place for your slow ass. :) Because of this
all, we, most, some, a lot of members of Greek organizations here on Xavier’s campus have this notion that they are special, “Popular,” important, or somehow just a little better than the average student who is not a member of a Greek organization. *Pauses to wait for Greeks to get upset, insist that this isn’t true, and that some Greeks are like this but not them.*
The worst part of this whole thing is that Greeks continue to think this and behave accordingly because “average” non-Greek students play into it, and allow them to. Because I don’t see the Greeks changing anytime soon, this means you need to be mindful of your behavior around and towards
them, us, Greeks.
First of all if you attended “Meet the Greeks” FAIL! Go to your dorm room crack open a book and stay your ass there for a while! Who the hell are the Greeks that they have a whole session called “Meet the Greeks” like Obama came to campus? I just have one question, did you get any autographs while you were there? OK, maybe that was a little harsh. Maybe you were as clueless about Greek life coming in to college as I was and you just wanted a little information. Fine, that mistake was forgivable.
What is not forgivable is approaching your RA in the lobby of your resident hall after finding out she is a Delta and telling her you “love deltas too and can’t wait until you are one.” FAIL!
Also unforgivable is walking up to a Kappa in the cafeteria and loudly telling him you always wanted to be a Kappa because your daddy is a Kappa.
Wearing Red & White to the Phirst Klass on-campus party, probably not so smart either.
Attending E V E R Y single Delta event is lame. Let me tell you why. GA Deltas are always having events. Which is fine, but if you are present at every single one, well either you manage your time EXCEPTIONALLY well or you have no life. Get involved in something other than your school work & the Greeks.
Please don’t think dating or messing with an Alpha gives you brownie points for AKA. Just like going to every Que party and making sure you’re seen won’t help you into Delta.
Please, Please, Please do your research before you “express” your interest in an organization to a member of that organization. Each chapter and each organization has different protocol for handling “interestees” so observe and do your research before you make that leap. If you tell somebody you are interested, they ask you why, and you get stuck. FAIL. Some ask you questions to see what you know, some eff with your head, some say that’s great and walk away, some tell you to check their website, some say come to events, some run & tell all their frat brothers, some run & tell every other Greek on campus.
This might be the most important DO: DO STFU (Shut The F Up)!! Just because your roommate has instantly become your new BFF and you all are both interested in AKA does not mean she will be your BFF or even your friend by the time you get your GPA high enough to apply and fixed from effing it up Freshman year partying with the Alphas every weekend.
That leads me to my next DO. Actually maybe this is the most important do. DO takecare of your business first! Make sure your ish is together. There’s nothing like kissing Kappa ass for a year or two and going to every party, maxing out your mama’s credit card to make sure you look good trying to keep up with the million dollar NUPEs only for their Fall informational to come around and you realize you don’t have a 2.75 to even apply. GTFOH!
Don’t mess around and eff up your reputation. Ladies stay yo ass at KD and fellas stay yo ass at St. Mike’s. You can have fun without engaging in negative activities that will follow you until you graduate and terminate your chances of being accepted into the organization of your choice.
At the end of the day most people are going to know who is at least interested. Why? Cause like I said it’s a small school and most people have nothing better to do than to mind other people’s business.
I said all of this to say just be cool. Fall back with all the Greek business right now. You’re freshmen. Mind your business. Take care of your school work first. DO YOU! What’s meant to be will be. We just wanted to make sure you don’t completely ruin your chances before the opportunity to apply presents itself.
If you have any questions feel free to email half.pint @ email@example.com
We ran up and down the street playing with friends, but only until the streetlights came on (if you were out after that, you KNEW your butt was in trouble). Those were the days.
Listening to TLC, En Vogue, MC Lyte, L.L. Cool J and others. “This Is How We Do It” kicked off every weekend right.
Chores were a pain in the ass, but if we didn’t work we didn’t play. When it came to respecting our parents, elders and others it was expected at all times and eventually became a habit. But what happened to the “Y” generation? The ‘why should I have to do it?’ The ‘this is all about me and what I want’ generation. The ‘You don’t know me or what it’s like to be me’ generation. The ‘why can’t you just do it for me generation’
The babies of 1988 thru 1999 expect to be given everything just because they exist. A selfishness persists that can be seen in their actions, heard in their words and perpetuated among them, until all that is left is the “Me, Myself and I” factor.
Sitting in a lower level class I heard a freshman complain that her teacher gave her a bad grade for turning in an assignment late. The freshman girl said ‘She should’ve been happy I even turned that sh*t in.”
Another girl was complaining about what a b**** her mother is for telling her that she needed to start taking more responsibility. She said, “If that’s the case why the hell do we have parents. I’m a college student not an adult.” Please tell ME how a college student is NOT an adult. A parent’s job is to help you become an adult not continue to be the banker, maid, cook, taxi or anything else you need/what at that moment.
How did this “Y” generation stray so far from the values taught to those in the “X” generation. Were there not enough butt whoopins in their upbringing? Maybe they had a broken home? But I know plenty of single mothers who knew how to set their children right. So why is “Y” so self-centered on the “I”? Someone please shed some light.
Construction around campus has commenced but all of the potholes have not been filled! So, no worries, Pot Holes & Blue Poles will be returning for the 2009-2010 school year! Spike Lee’s joints had very eventful summers and now that we are all settled into the new school year we are ready to get right back into the swing of things! Did ya miss us? I’m sure you did! :D
We will be re-launching 9-14-2009!! Very soon so stay tuned!! In the meantime keep reading as we welcome everyone back to campus.
First, we want to welcome the new freshman, the class of 20—uhh, damn where are we now? Oh yes, the class of 2013! Congratulations on making it to college and becoming a Xavierite, trust us when we say there is nothing like it (take that how you want to)! The HBCU experience is incomparable to any other college experience. Some of you may be happy to be at XU some of you may have been forced by parents, financial situations, or other circumstances; whatever the case, you’re here now so make the very best of it! You only live once! Learn the XU Dance (I saw some of yall getting it during Freshman Orientation lol), stay away from the whoadies, study hard, play hard, & most importantly GRADUATE! We will definitely have some more words of advice, as the school year progresses so stay tuned!
Where are all my sophomores at?! How does it feel to no longer be freshmen? Out of the freshman dorms? For my fellas, kicking it in Deporres with the big dogs now huh? Extended curfew! Uh Oh, Sophomores doing big things! Lol Hope your summers were swell and we’re happy to have some of, most of, you back on campus!
Juniors!! All I can say is, almost—almost!
WHERE THE SEN10RS AT?! (Not super seniors—you had your chance.) Class of 2010, Graduation and the real world is only several months, a few thousand dollars, and approx 28-33 credits away! CONGRATS! Y’all ready?! If not, get ready! For those of you not heading straight to graduate programs start trying to lock down jobs NOW we are still in a recession people, and the job hunt is no joke. If you are heading to grad/prof/med school make sure you have everything taken care of! If you plan on graduating in the spring stay on top of EVERYTHING at ALL times. Please don’t forget you attend an HBCU, and for those of you who are not freshman and/or know others at HBCUs, you know what that means. Tell the receptionist in the registrar’s office to get off the phone with her aint-tee, step away from the food, and check on yo ish!
To the administration in the Liberal Arts College, all we can say is get it together and keep it together so you can keep your job, ‘cause uhh, 3 words: College of Pharmacy. You better ask somebody!
What’s to come in future articles:
He is survived by his 3 children, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.
The problem is how am I going to find you? So we switch full names, go home and begin the search for each other. This can be a bit time consuming if the person has a pretty common name like John Smith then you have to sift through a million profiles. Or if they have a super complicated spelling of their name and you didn't write it down. So then you might try searching through mutual friends but of course your only mutual friends have like 800 facebook friends!
Facebook is solving that on June 12th. Now, like myspace, you will be able to choose your own URL to send people directly to your page. For example facebook.com/MonicaWright504 or whatever ghetto creation people come up with.
Here's exactly what Facebook said:
From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. This authenticity helps to create a trusted environment because you know the identity of the people and things on Facebook. The one place, though, where your identity wasn't reflected was in the Web address for your profile or the Facebook Pages you administer. The URL was just a randomly assigned number like "id=592952074." That soon will change.
We're planning to offer Facebook usernames to make it easier for people to find and connect with you. When your friends, family members or co-workers visit your profile or Pages on Facebook, they will be able to enter your username as part of the URL in their browser. This way people will have an easy-to-remember way to find you. We expect to offer even more ways to use your Facebook username in the future.
Your new Facebook URL is like your personal destination, or home, on the Web. People can enter a Facebook username as a search term on Facebook or a popular search engine like Google, for example, which will make it much easier for people to find friends with common names. Your username will have the same privacy setting as your profile name in Search, and you can always edit your search privacy settings here.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you'll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer by visiting www.facebook.com/username/. You'll also see a notice on your home page with instructions for obtaining your username at that time.
Facebook usernames will be available in basic text forms, and you can only choose a single username for your profile and for each of the Pages that you administer. Your username must be at least five characters in length and only include alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9), or a period or full stop ("."). While usernames are currently available only for Romanized text, we're looking at how we might support non-Romanized characters in the future.
Think carefully about the username you choose. Once it's been selected, you won't be able to change or transfer it. If you signed up for a Facebook Page after May 31 or a user profile after today at 3 p.m. EDT, you may not be able to sign up for a username immediately because of steps we've taken to prevent abuse or "squatting" on names.
PLEASE!! I GOTS TA KNOW What you all think about the song and the video. When you comment seperate the two. Unless you love them BOTH or hate them BOTH. I personally like MUCH better than the other, but I shall reveal my opinion on the media in due time. I really am interested in what you all think about this particular song and this particular feeling, nevermind how you may feel about the artist overall body of work. Get it? Got it? GOOD! Peep: