Monday, July 21, 2014

Stained Glass Pub

Is this your car, smcm student circa last year, at the Stained Glass Pub? Did u finally graduate???

How's ur life now? R u "fulfilled"? Have u lived up to ur potential?

Made Mom/Dad/Obama proud???

Hope u enjoyed the half priced pizza!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SMCM Lands Itself on Yet Another Prestigeous List of Colleges!!!

WOW not only is SMCM (or should I say ST. M's?) is once again on a great list of colleges! This time unfortunately we only came up at #6.

The list is a list of MOST EXPENSIVE PUBLIC COLLEGES #PANIC.

Yes, even tho SMCM/ST. M's reduced tuition last year (after 5 years of increases) it is still kinda expensive for the average person/peasant.

You can read the whole article at Arianna Huffington's new blog The Huffington Post. SMCM clocks in at around 14.5k, whereas the number 1 spot went to the University of Pittsburg, at around 16.5k.

So you heard it here first folks, SMCM needs to increase tuition by $2,000 and we can snag that #1 spot!!!

Here is a fun fact: cost of living in St. Mary's County is low. Let's look at where some of the other colleges are located!

1. Pittsburg (major city/shitty)
2. Pennsylvania
3. New Hampshire (expensive)
4. Colorado (expensive)
5. Vermont (expensive)
6. Us!!! (cheap area)
7. New Jersey (not cheap)

so idk

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Baltimore

Baltimore in the summer is great b/c u get 2 see lots of friends from the St. Mary's at bars and Orioles games or puking on the street! Some "tips" for hanging out in Baltimore!

- b sure to pay ur tab!
- fells point is great but watch out for the spooky ghosts!
- federal Hill is cool, you get to pretend u go to UMD
- I know you love swimming in water, but don't swim in the harbor! U may get a "disease" like whooping cough or death!
- if u see me I'll buy u a drank maybe???

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

History of the Shoe Tree

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the shoe tree? So did Bonnie McCubbin, who investigate the origins of the tree as a part of her SMP. You can read her article here or read my summary of her article below.

The Shoe Tree was first recognized in a 1989 article of the point news (meaning I am about as old as the Shoe Tree), referring to the tree as student art. Many opposed the tree, citing that it was tacky and may hurt the tree (definitely true) while others were pro-tree. It was the meatless mondays of yesteryear.

By 1992 new Point News writers had already forgotten about the origins of the tree. Literally 4 years after the Shoe Tree began people had already forgotten its origins. Oral tradition is dead.

During the 90s the tree represented a student art installation piece, but by 1997 the tree was being used for memorable firsts, like first sexual encounter on campus or for graduation. But by 2001 the Shoe Tree had fallen out of favor and few students were throwing shoes in it.

Today of course it is generally seen as a place to throw your shoes after having sex for the first time on campus, and one of the first and last holes on the frisbee golf course.

What does the future hold for the Shoe Tree? It's looking a looked ragged, from all the shoes probably. Is the Shoe Tree something that makes St. Mary's 'unique' or is it tacky? Will it survive the campus rebranding?

Planning on spending Alumni Weekend investigating this piece of SMCM lore. Ask any 45-50 year olds you see~

Monday, June 9, 2014

Alumni Weekend 2k14

Alumni Weekend is approaching! I have compiled a list of things to bring in case you have never attended~

  • Bathing suit

Branding

SMCM has revealed its new personal brand~

For years there has been talk of 'moving away from using the rad logo with the sailboats (which is a blatant ripoff of my logo)' and reserving that logo for only official documents and seals. I can see the rationale for this, I think. Most colleges use their name logo and mascot for general branding, rather than the seal of the college. IDK which is better but I hope this does not mean I can no longer buy stuff with the boats seal on it.

WELL here is the new 'branding'

It looks pretty nice! Dropping the yellow definitely makes it easier on the eyes (whatup shawty) but it is also maybe a little bland ???

I do love the whole ~ under the T. I don't understand it but I like it. I don't even know how you could type that out

T
~

???

The facebook page has a new profile picture which is simply

 Not really sure what "ST M" is. Is this a reference to STEM (science technology engineering math)???

IS the college more of a SMCM or SMC kinda person? TBH I like both, not really sure which is better...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Engagement at Gala

wow if u r friends with David "Sush" Sushinsky u would kno that somebody...
just...
proposed at Gala!!! (aka college prom)

below is the PROOF from facebook (also thx ken 4 the shoutout #historyteacherbros)



I mean first of all, shoutout 2 Sush/Sushe for liking his own status

I mean first of all, congratulations to the happy couple, I wish them the best.

but

huh so a "proposal" at gala...college prom

IDK is this legit or tacky ???


Is this akin to proposing to ur gf (GUYS, I SWEAR IM NOT A VIRGIN) or is this a legit thing, via being more mature ???

[editor's note: if you google youtube for 'prom proposal' it's not people proposing at prom, it's people proposing to their significant other to go to prom??? what happened to the "do u wanna pretend to go 2 prom but just get drunk in the limo check yes or no" letter snuck into their locker????]

Is proposing to someone in front of ur 300+ "closest friends" pretty legit or kinda tacky/makes it hard to say no ???

did ppl instagram this? what is the word on the 'yik yak' ???

well either way i hope they wait til marriage!!!

also s/o 2 my favorite SMCM couple, liz and john, so excited 2 c u 2 "tie the knot" (hopefully not a slipknot! via sailing jokes) in less than a month #hopeIcatchthebouquet

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SGA 4/22

8:22 - Last SGA meeting of the year. Will miss u SGA, maybe... idk really.
8:23 - Michael Gass and Bongwater are talking… about emergency texts. a lot of schools have this system but SMCM doesn’t.
8:30 - Andrew Wilhelm is thanking Michael Gass and JAG.
8:30 - We’re finally getting this because it’s cheap now.
8:31 - lost and found won’t go out through this system.
8:34 - JAG is talking about food services and laundry now.
8:35 - We can get the Green Bean back but we’d have to get rid of the Pub’s liquor license. People aren’t drinking enough of the Pub. I’ve never drank at the Pub but I like the novelty of telling people that we serve alcohol on campus idk.
8:36 - Laundry next year is going to be really cool. We’re getting clothes bins in the laundry rooms.
8:39 - FREE LAUNDRY ON CAMPUS ALL YEAR ROUND. get excited. it’s nice that we have free laundry during the school year. No one would do laundry if we had to pay.
8:40 - JAG needs input on paint colors.
8:41 -- We’re actually getting new channels of places on campus. (remember this: https://twitter.com/SMCMLOL/status/435964864788307968)
8:42 -- Evan just told JAG to get back on topic.
8:44 -- Some first year just asked what the Green Bean is. I feel old.
8:46 -- Jonathan Holtzman is calling the new coke machine inefficient and a waste of energy. I think Jonathan cares about this coke machine more than anyone else on campus.
8:48 -- they’re putting artwork in the old upper deck area.. what kind of art?!
8:50 -- Staff will be “repurposed”
8:51 -- Shelby Perkins said that being able to buy alcohol at the Pub makes you feel old in a good way.
8:51 -- “Drink with your Professors” monthly event
8:52 -- Heber says that in the ‘70s, the student union had kegs so people wouldn’t have to go to the Door.
8:55 -- Shelby Perkins voted neigh on the talon grant via she’s wearing her house head.
8:57 -- everyone around me is playing games on their computer.
8:57 -- Luke Land wrote a soft serve bill to buy a soft serve machine.
8:59 -- this soft serve machine is fro-yo capable.
9:00 - Luke reminds the senate that soft serve is healthier than hard ice cream altho I seem to remember that it’s merely less caloric???
9:05 -- bill passes.
9:06 -- Evan is excited for soft serve. Going to miss u Evan.
9:08 -- aww Evan will be there for all of us
9:09 -- Fashion report -- horse paraphernalia.
9:18 -- Everyone laughed when Evan asked for Bill Sokolove’s report.
9:19 -- Shelby, Anuli and Evan are planning May Day.
9:20 -- give Andrew Wilhelm your money at World Carnival.
9:27 -- Ms. Paula from Student Activities is retiring.
9:29 -- Bill Sokolove got the perfect attendance award (it's funny because he never goes to SGA)

Going to miss u liveblogging, thank u "Tom Seahawk" for giving me access to the blog and the twitter and the 'brand'.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Natty Boh Hunt Game

Some comp sci majors (nerds) made a fun android game as a part of their SMP.


If you want to play you'll need an android tablet or a PC that can emulate an android device. You can check out their progress on their blog and download the game on dropbox.

Here are the basics:
  • You are a student hunting for bohs
  • You can only hold 5 bohs, so eventually you need to drink some
  • When you drink boh the screen turns. My head still hurts but it was a cool feature
  • You can find food and water to remedy the drunkenness
  • Watch out for skunks and other students who will steal your beer
I'm really impressed with what these guys created! 

My high score is 2500.