Before this past weekend's NCAA Final Four games, there were rampant jokes about whether or not the Michigan State student body would riot if the Spartans pulled off the improbable and won the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship. After all, the students rioted in 1999 after losing to the Duke Blue Devils in the National Semifinals. »
It is evident in today's society that often when something goes seriously wrong, others want to place blame on somebody else's shoulders. This is best seen and displayed in the unfair stereotype of laziness and complacency among young people created by some members of the older generation. »
This is getting ridiculous.
I think it's safe to say that almost every single one of us has downloaded a song off a peer-to-peer network. When Napster came out, we all had it. Go around to the dorms or apartments of most of us, and you'll find something - anything that works, really - that allows for file downloading. Now, of course, it's illegal - and justifiably so. Except the creators of these networks - "P2P" for easier use - don't agree. And now, they're in the Supreme Court arguing their case, and the Court is actually listening. »
Comparing the music industry to a soap opera really isn't going out on too much of a limb. Music today is the same as it was ten years ago; just the names, lyrics, and faces have changed. »
To the SVSU Campus: If I get into a car accident tomorrow, and come out an irreversible vegetable, you have my permission to pull the plug on me, in whatever way that is required. Pull the feeding tube out of my stomach; yank that IV from my wrist; save the Earth a little bit by cutting off the electricity to my respirator, and let me die the natural way. Under no circumstances do I want to be kept alive artificially because I know that this world isn't the only one I will encounter, and I don't want to stay here longer than I should. »
There's a good chance that I'm not the only person who remembers that whole "stupid law" craze. Forwarded e-mails would bounce from person to person proclaiming it illegal for a woman in Michigan to cut her hair without her husband's permission or that citizens of Wilbur, Washington cannot legally ride an ugly horse (insert inappropriate joke here). Don't ever loan your vacuum to your next-door neighbor in Denver (it's illegal) but feel free to drive 1,500 sheep down Hollywood Blvd. (but be aware that any more than 2,000 is unlawful). »