According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, Halloween is defined as “the night of October 31 when children dress up as ghosts, witches, monsters, etc., and go to houses to ask for candy.” A marginally less reliable source, Urban Dictionary, defines Halloween as an annual excuse for girls to dress promiscuously and get away with it.
In a college setting where we are situated within a campus of 40,000 students, it can be hard to formulate your own opinion.
I sit in an early morning lecture struggling to focus on my notebook. When the horizontal blue lines on the paper begin to blur, my eyes shift to concentrate on another source of distraction and I am supplied with rows upon rows of computer screens.
Recently it seems like more and more events happening in the news are connected with each other. Of course Jennifer Aniston flying to New York to get away from Los Angeles has a direct correlation to the heartbreaking split of celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
There are 43,193 students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These 43,193 students are trying to complete homework assignments on time.
Urban dictionary, the esteemed online dictionary, generally defines a New Year’s resolution as “a goal that you propose then forget the next day.” One definition goes into further detail, saying “[an] assessment of, and often delusional attempt to correct, one’s shortcomings; given the arbitrary nature of the date and the sudden change of lifestyle demanded by most resolutions, it should not be surprising that most resolutions are abandoned by the start of the next year [. . .]” Early on, I began the New Year with the typical resolutions (the generic ones you are given in elementary school as an example that you keep using to fit your non-generic life): eat healthy, work out more and stay positive.
If you would’ve asked me a year ago where I would place myself on a scale of 1-to-10 regarding my viewpoint of sports, I probably would’ve placed myself very low (low meaning that even though I enjoy attending sporting events, I don’t really have a passion for them).