I made a mistake in college. I became an engineer. Wait, who the fuck am I kidding? I dropped out of engineering to major in English. Yes, I kissed goodbye a life of likely stable work, high pay, and endless coding to analyze 18th Century poetry and bullshit my way
The best things in life are free? Hardly. What have you got on that list: happiness, compassion, the love of J-Lo? Puh-leeze. Even friendship costs money, as in my friends like to go out and do things that require cash. Sure they love me no matter how much of a
The music venue and movie provider we know and love will be taking the night off for something a bit different – the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game. Do you remember your college days? Even if you were not thrilled with the sports your college had to offer,
Kids grow up faster than we want them to and college is not only essential for a great future, but it is a large part of the American dream. However, if you have been washing dishes, waiting tables, or just been broke most of your life and have struggled to
Currently, I’m on the coast of Oregon, land of blackberries, loggers, and oysters. My cousin just graduated from high school and most of my family was drawn–by the magnetic pressure of my aunt–to her graduation party, complete with tents and two bands. I’m getting old and my brain is
There’s not too many things I miss about being a student, but sometimes, you little bastards in pursuit of higher learning, it pays to have that tiny little plastic identification card. Case in point: This whole month, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is offering FREE entry to their
Okay, so March Madness — i.e., the monthlong hysteria produced by the NCAA men’s basketball tournament — is pretty much over. But you can still watch your tourney bracket get blown to hell in real time on a bigger screen than you can afford for FREE at the Independent tonight! College basketball
College was a dream. This is perhaps the only ounce of certainty gleaned since graduating from higher education. Where college was loose and and free and slightly heavenly, Real Life so far seems entirely the opposite. In the post-college world, responsibilities appear, build up, and oppress. And they aren’t fun.