I think we can all remember elementary and middle school spelling bees. I was a good speller and a shameless grade school pedant, so I liked them. But for most other students, the annual all-school spelling bee meant sweaty palms and getting exposed as either an egghead or an idiot.
Take Jamie Foxx in all his action-hero glory, mix it with Jennifer Garner's stealth-agent sex appeal, toss in a few one-liners from the likes of Jeremy Piven and Jason Bateman and bracket it between two intense action sequences. Sound like a solid action movie formula? Good, because it is.
Most people aren't aware of this, but as college students, we're actually legally obligated to be poor. College students, recent college graduates, corporate interns, aspiring actors and parents of college students are just a few of the groups that society normally does not expect to have a lot of spare cash.
For most on the St. Olaf campus, the middle of October means midterms, fall break and the end of the beautiful fall foliage. For me, it is a happy time; I help plan and celebrate Love Your Body Day on Oct. 18.
We all know the symptoms because we've all had the disease. The scenario is all too familiar for many of us. It's a Wednesday night, you've had two, three, maybe four classes and after a long, hard afternoon of ultimate frisbee it's time to do a little studying, or a little paper writing. After 20 minutes or so of hard typing, you figure you deserve a little break.
There comes a time in every college student's life where a crucial decision must be made. We're not talking about your choice of majors, residence halls or whether you should drink vodka or rum. We're talking about whether or not you should eat your last truffle, which has just fallen on the floor.