What is it with the media these days? While it may seem odd for a newspaper to be criticizing a group it belongs to, there are some journalists - both print and broadcast - that are making the rest of us look bad. And we don't like it. »
Man, this weather sucks, doesn't it? Obviously, that isn't what my column is about this time. But damn does it suck to be wiping the snow off my car on April 24. »
"I don't know too much about it," says Amy Parcels, a 20-year-old junior here at SVSU studying communications. This is the feeling around campus and the reaction to the many questions dealing with Social Security. People and mainly students are not informed and don't really care about what is going on in our government. This issue was under fire about a month ago but it is still in the works, on the back burner waiting for an opportune time to bounce back. »
I've always felt sorry for those "activists" who chirp up and down all over television insisting that violent video games are ruining today's youth. I've been one who believed that no matter how graphic or violent these games became, they could never actually influence little boys and girls all over the world. »
Saginaw Valley State University has an image problem.
You might be asking what facet of the university is flawed. Could it be the inconsistent Internet service that leaves Blackboard sporadically inoperable for days on end? Perhaps it is the (completely untrue) reputation of being a fallback school that delivers a substandard education? Or maybe is it the taint of having a certain multinational corporation in a neighboring city seemingly sponsor every major event that occurs on campus? »
Spring brings showers, flowers, and that much-missed warm weather. Sadly, it also brings a lackadaisical attitude from most college students, me included. »
As prices for tuition are hitting the ceiling nationwide, it would seem that all college students would want to utilize what is available at their university to obtain the best experience they can. However, this does not seem to be the case for every student here at SVSU. Just look at the lack of attendance at high-quality programs, activities and other extracurricular activities that could potentially improve students' futures. Some may blame this on students not pursuing these activities or the programs themselves being relatively weak or uninteresting, but I think that the truth behind the matter is the lack of interesting advertising that is accessible and appealing to everyone at the University. This also seems to reflect a lack of communication somewhere inside SVSU that is difficult to blame on any specific person or department, but to not recognize it would be denial. »