That’s what See said

That's what See said: That came quicker than expected

A group of wise men once said, “[We’re] sick and tired of hearin’ all these people talk about, ‘What’s the deal with this pop life and when is it gonna fade out?’ Then you got to realize what we [sic] doin’ is not a trend, we [sic] got the gift of melody, we [sic] gonna…

That's what See said: Getting serious about graduation

Do you ever ask yourself “If I had to be any key on the keyboard, which one would I be?”
Yeah, me neither.
I think I’m going to take this week’s opportunity to discuss something that should be emphasized from freshman orientation through commencement. No, not proper meal swipe management (although, that is also very…

That's what See said: Don’t worry, I got this, I’m a senior

I’m in my final semester of college. That means a few things.
Most importantly, I have lots of countdowns now.
I’ve been counting down how many days until my half-semester jogging and weight lifting classes end (I had the last one today), how many hours until my last final (as of noon today it’s down…

That's what See said: An ode to the partner in crime

What would Abbott be without Costello, Hall without Oates, Puffy without Ma$e? They might still be successful on their own, but why take that risk?
Everybody needs a sidekick. Not necessarily a Robin to their Batman, because those kinds of hierarchies can lead to internal conflict. Maybe something more along the lines of a Batman…

That's what See said: Allow myself to revisit … myself

My column last week was self-admittedly weak. I waited too close to deadline to start/finish it, and I apologize for not giving you something more worthwhile/coherent to read.
To make up for that I decided I would go with something sure to please: sequels. That’s right, I’m going to revisit and expand on some old…

That's what See said: Learn to pick your battles wisely

We live in a complex world where we interact with people in a multitude of ways. We text, we tweet, leave wall posts, send e-mails, write on whiteboards and make phone calls. Sometimes we even talk to people in person. The plethora of ways to communicate means that things such as tone (i.e. humor and…

That's what See said: Dropping cake to drop weight

It’s cold outside. You’re feeling lethargic between waking up and walking to philosophy class. You need something to perk you up, but it can’t be just anything.
For example, it can’t be a cup of coffee from Einstein’s. That might be able to keep you awake while discussing Descartes’s theories on God, but it’s not…

That's what See said: The million dollar question

Where do babies come from? How are chicken patties made? What happens if you put diesel fuel in a minivan? What kind of pajamas does the Rev. Robert Niehoff wear to bed? What am I going to do next year?
These are some of the most important questions that face our generation and our University.…

That's what See said: Who wants some free education?

Every week I provde a free education of sorts for the JCU community, but I’m going to do it in a more conventional way this week.
Lately I’ve been thinking about how much I have to do, and I’m not sure I can do it by myself anymore. I need help. I need an assistant,…

That's what See said: Don’t pretend to know what you don’t

Growing up my mom used to call me Mr. Know-it-all because, apparently, I thought I knew everything. Now I’m older and she still calls me that because, apparently, I still think I know everything.
I don’t.
It’s OK though, because I don’t have to. Nobody knows everything. If anyone did that would be absurd. I…

That's what See said: Raising the bar for future you

A good question to ask yourself when doing something is “why am I doing this?”
A good answer is “to raise the bar high enough to challenge my future self.”
I was discussing the prospect of homework with a friend and he said the six-page paper he was working on him had taken him longer…

That's what See said: Other people’s money grows on trees!

We all think about it. Some of us even find success with it from time to time.
No, I’m not talking about parking on campus. I’m talking about something as green as the Hamlin Quad – money.
Everybody thinks about what they would do if they were rich and had a bunch of money to…

That's what See said: (Grand) parents just don’t understand

Everyday I’m reminded of how old I am.
I come to the newsroom and realize that I’ve been coming here for four years, while more than half of the staff has only been coming in here for a little more than a year. I go to practice and workout with a team where 12 of…

That's what See said: I’ll write your midterm paper

Sometimes I sit around and think about things I’d be really, really good at to the point where I could do them professionally. The list includes things like contact sports, Googling my own name and cooking chicken among others.
Anyways, the list usually ends up being pretty long so it’s hard to remember all of…

That's what See said: You need people like me

So apparently a lot of people read my column last week, and get this, they actually had an opinion about it!
What does that mean? It means that much like the football team did against Marietta, I got to put a notch in the W column last week.
Somebody asked me why I wrote what…

That's what See said: Streak up or die, there is no try

Being the jaded senior that I am, I often ask myself questions about how on top of their game the student body is. I hear a lot of students say that they don’t read the All-Stu anymore, which means a couple things. One, they should probably rename it to the Some-Stu at this point, and…

That's what See said: Take what the defense gives you

Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you can’t lose? Unless you’re John Wooden in the early 1970s, those don’t last very long. After pointing that out for you, your next logical thought is probably, “Yes Bob, you’re right! How can I make it last longer?”
First I would answer by saying…

That's what See said: Learning to expect the unexpected

What’s the only thing about a Thursday that JCU looks forward to more than a new episode of “The Jersey Shore”? The award-winning Carroll News.
Some people might try to debate that fact, but their opinion doesn’t matter.
I had a moment of doubt this summer where I wasn’t sure if I’d continue to be…

That's what See said: What more can I say? It’s over?

In 2003 Jay-Z “retired” from rap with The Black Album. The third track was titled “What More Can I Say” and lately I’ve found myself asking the same question.
I already wrote my annual ode to the near-graduates that I felt the need to give a shout out. I didn’t submit any works for The…

That's what See said: The real source of a college education

As we get closer to the end of the semester and that word seniors shudder at every time I say it (commencement), I think it’s time to reflect on what just happened.
I don’t mean what happened this past weekend, or even this past semester (although, I’m told those were awesome too). I’m talking about…

That's what See said: Leave the lip synching to the professionals

Milli Vanilli at Lake Compounce, Ashlee Simpson on “Saturday Night Live,” and Greek Week at JCU.
What do they all have in common? They’re three of the most famous examples of lip-synching. Well, at least until I got involved.
For those of you who don’t know, “Lip Sync” is the name of the grand finale…

That's what See said: The spoils of my very busy week

This past weekend I was really busy. The rest of last week: ditto. What I’m trying to say is that I didn’t come up with an awesome and entertaining column topic for this week.
Don’t fret though my wonderful nation of loyal readers (I bet you guys didn’t know I made you your own country…

That's what See said: Introducing the masculine mystique

In honor of women’s history month, I think it’s an appropriate time to talk about sexism.
It’s been a problem for a long time in America, but now, in 2010, it’s really starting to get out of control.
Women are being shown too much favoritism, and it needs to stop.
I figured that society had…

That's what See said: Staying safe while on the Internet

I’ve got a responsibility to the readers of the award-winning Carroll News to inform them of things that I think they need to know about. As a journalist, I wouldn’t be doing my unpaid job if I didn’t tell you things you didn’t know. That being said, I have some troubling news.
The Internet is…

That's what See said: Ballin’ on a budget (the go broke remix)

This isn’t the Business Corner, but I am going to talk about financial stuff this week.
For those of you who have been following me since the beginning of my CN career, you might remember that about two years ago I wrote a column titled “Ballin’ on a Budget (BOB)” in which I gave advice…