Overseen and Overheard
“How naked am I allowed to be under my gown? I feel like just showing up, tassel swinging. Is that cool?” - Impending wardrobe malfunction.
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Word of the Week
Metathesiophobia n. — Fear of changes.
Despite the fact that he was going from undergrad to graduate student at the same school, Tonto couldn’t contain his metathesiophobia.
Definitation taken from socialsciencedictionary.com.
Once out of College
I will lose all use for these
Goddamn Tiger Bucks.
Scholars’ Quotes on College
"Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated." - G.B. Trudeau
"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Cold Hard Stream of Facts
Unemployment for young people age 20-24 is around 15 percent, creating what have been dubbed “boomarangers.” An alarming 85 percent of college graduates plan to move back home with their parents after finishing school, similar to a boomerang returning to its thrower.
Student loan debt amassed while paying for school in the United States is increasing at a rate of approximately $2,853.88 per second, according to student loan guide FinAid. The total cost of college is 400 percent more expensive than in 1982.
According to Chronicle of Higher Education, loans have become so expensive that of as of 2010, 360,00 Americans with advanced degrees such as Ph.D.s have had to apply for food stamps, welfare or some other sort of financial assistance from the government.
But there is some upside to going to college. According to Newsweek, college graduates are more likely to get married and stay married than those without a college degree. Mazel tov!
It’s here. Four (Or five. Or six. Or seven.) years in the making, and you’ve finally earned your coveted RIT degree, the piece of paper you’ve been scratching and clawing to get for what seems like a brick-laden eternity. As you say your goodbyes and pack up your glow-in-the-dark posters, give these tracks a listen as you bid farewell to the only time in your life where you’re allowed to be an adult and a child at the same time. And none of that Vitamin-C nonsense here. That song always makes me cry.
Alice Cooper - “School’s Out.” No more pencils. No more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks. Unless you’re going to grad school. In which case, all of these things will only get worse.
Kanye West - “School Spirit.” It’s no secret that school spirit isn’t exactly at a premium at RIT, but if you had soul beats and 808s playing behind you every day, getting stoked for Radiometry would be a hell of a lot easier.
Skid Row - “Slave to the Grind.” Let’s face it; a lot of you are going to be hopping from classroom desks to office desks. And while there’s nothing wrong with this, being in a famous 80s hair metal band is also an option. Just keep it on the table.
Jay-Z - “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love).” The Big Apple is a hot destination for a lot of grads. And if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Hov gives you a little bit of hustler’s motivation to survive the concrete jungle.
He Is Legend - “Future’s Bright, Man.” It’d be fair to say that RIT is like the Marine Corp of educational institutes. Or the Alcatraz of higher learning, depending on your outlook. Either way, post-grunge gurus He Is Legend want you to know that the world is your oyster. Knock ‘em dead, killer.