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Pro/Con: The Quarter System

Pro/Con: The Quarter System

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Supposedly this is something that lets you take more classes.  I guess that would make sense if you used a shitload of them to pay for college.
Supposedly this is something that lets you take more classes.  I guess if you have a shitload of them you could pay for college(?) Idk, I didn't research this that well.

PRO

  • Conversational gold mine at family reunions
  • 4 is a nice round number, not like that confusing 2
  • When you get back home for the summer your friends already have plenty of great stories to tell you about fun stuff you missed
    (via fomo.co.za)
    (via fomo.co.za)
  • Way less hectic than the once-popular dime system
  • Frequent midterm drama helps to advance the plot and cuts down on boring character development episodes
  • Cute little coincidence of being on the quarter system while experiencing a quarter-life crisis
  • Fantastic ad revenue from sponsorship by the American Quarter Horse Association
  • Internships are harder to get, so when you do get a job you know they are really desperate for someone to file paperwork for them
  • 10 weeks is just short enough so that you don’t have to become “regular friends” with your one kinda weird class friend

 

CON

  • Requires 50% more teachers
  • Giving other schools a head start on the school year looks pretty cocky when we always wind up losing the race by a month
  • Students who are stripping their way through college miss out on the “money months” of May and June
    By July most of the big-time repainting jobs are done! (via theshabbycreekcottage.com)
    By July most of the big-time repainting jobs are taken!
    (via theshabbycreekcottage.com)
  • Ability to take a greater variety of classes and pursue diverse interests puts too much pressure on students to be multidimensional and interesting
  • Being on the quarter system makes you different, and you know what they do back home to people who are different…
  • The word “semesters” is only one letter addition and five letter subtractions away from the word “semen.”  Comedy websites at normal schools probably milk that for laughs!
  • Discussion of quarters vs. semesters distracts from the issue that our current president is a Muslim communist who was born in Kenya
  • Stanford operates on the quarter system, which means you’ll have to see that smug douche Carson for your entire summer every year.  I don’t even get what the big deal is with Stanford anyway; I mean, within the top 15 universities there’s not much separating any of them.  Stanford.  Just say that name out loud; it sounds so dumb.  How did that kid even get in?  Probably a legacy.  No, definitely a legacy.  I didn’t even want to go there anyway; I’m more of a cold weather person.  Whatever.
    Everyone can see you behind that tree, you idiot!
    Everyone can see you behind that tree, you idiot!
    (via brandsoftheworld.com)
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