MAXimum Exposure

MAXimum Exposure: A true liberal arts education

Well, John Carroll, this is it: my last column ever. I will be graduating at the end of this semester and heading back to Chicago, so I figured let’s give it one last hoorah. Too often when graduating seniors write their “senior column” which is filled with the same sentiment, just worded differently: enjoy your…

MAXimum Exposure: MMMBop yourself, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Alright Kappa Kappa Gamma, that’s enough. If I hear the song “MMMBop” one more time I’m going to throw a plate full of sub-par food through a cafeteria window, and guess what? I’m sending you the bill. Here’s why: what you’re doing should be illegal—it sounds like extortion to me. In the real world, if…

MAXimum Exposure: For the kids who freak out about an A-

I have to say, I love taking honors classes. Not for the academic rigor, not always for the material — for the other people in the class. Honors students tend to epitomize those students who are absolutely obsessed with their grades. For me, watching their faces as a professor hands back papers or tests is…

MAXimum Exposure: Frank Consol-No for mayor of UH?

After watching the University Heights Mayoral debate, could I see Frank Consolo one day saying, “I guess a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities?” Yup. John Carroll, we have enough votes to sway this election, and I think it is our responsibility to future classes…

MAXimum Exposure: My president is a Nobel Prize-winner?

A Nobel Peace Prize is an extraordinary thing—something that celebrates work that shines hope for a more peaceful tomorrow in a world that is far too burdened with pain and suffering. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in 2009.  It seems to me that the Nobel Committee decided not to award Obama’s accomplishments towards peace (which…

MAXimum Exposure: Weis doesn’t entice

I’m well aware that people either love Notre Dame football or hate it—there is very little grey area there. I happen to love the Fighting Irish, but I think everyone can agree on one thing in regards to Notre Dame football: Charlie Weis needs to go. In 2005, the University decided to extend Weis’ contract…

MAXimum Exposure: Bankers? More like wankers…

I don’t understand people who say President Barack Obama has taken on too much — he has neither created nor chosen the issues; the problems he faces precede him, and he has decided to resolve them. That being said, the President is not having much success regulating the financial industry, and as is custom, the…

MAXimum Exposure: I might start taking a taxi cab

I hate to be blunt, but this is fact: Cleveland people are bad at driving. Plain and simple. I’d like to say it’s okay, you’ll learn, but I’m not sure you’ll learn and it’s not okay—I could be killed, and recently almost was. Twice.

MAXimum Exposure: You’re welcome, John Carroll

I’d like to apologize, for I’ve been rude: after four years of pulling awesome practical jokes at this school, I realize that I’ve never said “you’re welcome” to the people whose lives I’ve enriched.   Now there are nay-sayers out there who will claim that all I’m doing is having fun at other peoples’ expense and…

MAXimum Exposure: Cable news fails to deliver

There has been a great deal of speculation as to where the healthcare debate is going in this country. Some say President Obama is losing ground and others say Congress can’t come together to agree on any kind of meaningful bill, but that isn’t the part of this debate that’s bothering me the most.  The…

MAXimum Exposure: Holding Relay where we want

It is time to put our foot down to University Heights. Every year we have to move indoors during our Relay because of a city code that says we cannot be making such a ruckus so late at night. Well, John Carroll, it’s time to break a few rules.

MAXimum Exposure: Learning how two write good

There is nothing in the world that drives me more up the wall than “AIM speak.” It used to be a shorter way of speaking online, because apparently typing “w8” is significantly faster than “wait,” but now it has moved beyond that. AIM speak has moved into any form of colloquial, and sometimes formal, writing.

MAXimum Exposure: Shutting up the over-participator

As I have grown from a freshman who sat through mind-numbing lectures that equated to me fulfilling a core requirement, to a senior who sits in major course discussion, there has been one major, and fateful, difference: the level of participation.