I was an undercover dweeb in middle school.
After catching a movie with friends on a Saturday night, I would stay awake until my eyes watered with my face behind my computer screen. Why you might ask? I was busy.
I was busy on Xanga, then Myspace, then Tumblr, then Facebook, and finally Instagram.
I was busy making GIFs and faux film posters on Adobe Photoshop.
I was busy blogging on my website. I was busy making short films and TV shows.
And that has made me the entertainment dweeb I am proud to be today.
And no, I'm no longer undercover. You can spot me in the daylight.
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In the wake of the Essena O’Neill Instagram scandal and an on-campus arrest for a threatening Yik Yak post, social media seems to be the newest breeding ground for negativity. I thought all hope was lost– I even did a social media cleanse for a week to rid myself of what I thought was a toxin… but then Brighten came along and restored my faith in digital media. The new app lets you send your friends anonymous compliments to brighten their days and yours too (a.k.a. it’s a ray of sunshine that you need in your life).
Whatever your current boozeday Tuesday night plans are– cancel them ASAP. Tonight, pull a freshman and head to DJ’s for a change in honor of Syracuse’s first annual Fuck Cancer event. With one hand holding a ‘Cuse juice and the other giving cancer the middle finger, you’re bound to have a great night.
Rather than spending Saturday Night of Halloween bopping around to house parties on Euclid or trying to snatch a wristband to an open Frat party, why not change it up this time around? Chuck’s is hosting the ultimate Halloween bash on the spookiest night of the year. HBO is taking over Chuck’s– yes, you read that right.
My mother’s a worrywart, as most mothers– and specifically overbearing Jewish mothers– are. She was more than concerned when I packed up my bags and headed off from my college town of Syracuse University to study in Madrid, where I’ve spent the past four months living with a Spanish family and traveling throughout Europe on the weekends. So you can’t imagine her reaction when I asked for some money to buy a flight to travel to the historic city of Berlin for a weekend with my friends. Flashbacks of my mother’s own experience traveling to Germany in the ‘80s clogged her mind. Since I first made the decision to spend the semester overseas, my mom forewarned me with the scary story of when she made the impromptu, naive choice to stay an extra night alone in Munich after Oktoberfest with a German boy she had just met. Over dinner, the man proclaimed his hatred of Jews and my mom tells the story as if he grew a Hitler mustache right before her eyes as she sunk in her seat fearing for her life.
On October 28, The New York Times published an article titled “Greek Letters at Price.” Writer Risa C. Doherty weaved through the ins and outs of sorority life while simultaneously bashing the Greek system — claiming that sorority fees are off the wall and the time commitment is absurd. However, while “shedding light” on the Greek system, Ms. Doherty wound up discrediting the positive attributes of the Greek system — and let’s be real, there’s got to be some reason a whopping 20 percent of SU students hopped on the Greek wagon, beyond just having a social schedule.
It’s 11:23 a.m. on Friday morning and your head is throbbing. Sure last night was fun, but this hangover — not so much. All you need in this life of sin is a bacon, egg, and way-too-cheesy-for-its-own-good bagel. After all, a bagel a day keeps the hangover away.
But with so many bagel options out there, where do you turn? Simply pull up@everything_bagels on Instagram for some delectable food-spiration and your bagel senses will be tingling in no time.
While betches are busy instagramming every last morsel of their meals, Willy Landsberg is taking his Instagram account to the next level. Enter Sockcessful, aka a shrine of “Your Wifey’s Favorite Socks.” Oh yes, this is a real thing.
Landsberg, founder of Sockcessful, came down with a case of complete and utter boredom while at his internship this past summer. He wanted to do something to help pass the time and he soon realized how he was slowly, but surely, getting really into his socks. “I was talking to my friends about girls with food Instagrams, and one of my friends mentioned socks.” And voilà, Sockcessful was born.
Don’t you hate that awkward 20-minute layover in between classes? There’s no point in heading back to your apartment. It’s a waste to even attempt to try to knock out some homework in Bird. And Starbucks? The line’s unbearable as always. So what’s the best way to kill time? Eating a hot dog, obviously.
Alex Hodgkinson has rolled Pinocchio’s Push Cart onto campus right across the street from Bird Library. When Hodgkinson’s not on the field as the Syracuse Football kicker, he’s whipping up gourmet hot dogs and sausages. Yes you read that right, gourmet hot dogs.