Finally, A Warning When Opening a PDF

You’ll have to excuse my ignorance if this has been going on for a while, but I got some great news when I logged into Wingspan earlier today. Why I did that in the first place will remain a mystery (let’s just say that class I’ve been watching like the Rock Band demo at Best Buy hasn’t opened up), so let’s not think about that.

My biggest complain about PDF has always been that it requires a separate program read something. I haven’t figured out why someone who has already taken the time to type something out and has alloted the time to put it on the internet would want to take extra time to turn it into a PDF. For that matter, I haven’t figured out why they think I’ll be willing to open another program just to read the message.

It seems that whoever puts together Wingspan is at least listening to my prayers.

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Published in: on 21 December 2007 at 3:55 pm  Comments (3)  
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Some Interesting E-mails

It seems that last week’s articles outlining how Cafe Cash isn’t really tax free ruffled a few feathers (as seen here, here, and here). Looks like Winthrop doesn’t want to have anything to do with this little blog. We here at Winthrop Sucks think that is a shame. We realize that the name implies that we don’t like Winthrop, and that makes perfect sense. What doesn’t is some emails that we received last week.

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Published in: on 12 November 2007 at 10:52 am  Comments (2)  

A Possible Conclusion to the Tax Issue With Cafe Cash

I was informed by someone who wishes to remain anonymous of a rather interesting conversation with someone rather high up in Dining Services.

This student asked why we have been told that Cafe Cash is tax free and then charged tax on items, and was told that Cafe Cash should not be charged tax. This student was also told that the number found on a student ID could be used instead of receipts in order to remedy the problem.

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What Part of ‘Tax Free’ Is Missing?

Firstly, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts over the past few days. But we have something that I think will make up for that.

One of the things that we were told on our campus tour, during orientation, Welcome Week our freshman year, and when looking at pages such as the Winthrop University Cafe Cash page and Campus Dish is that you will receive an 8% discount when you use Cafe Cash instead of some other form of money. However, this does not seem to be the case. Which begs the question, if students are being given an 8% discount where is it? And if not, why does everyone in the university insist on telling us that the discount exists?

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Despite E-mail, No Change in Smoking Policy

In the Daily Student Announcements on October 30, 2007 there was a message from Dr. Frank Ardaiolo urging students to know and follow the smoking policy. Too bad this message does nothing more than send a reminder to a community that is knowingly ignoring this policy.

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Headlines Should Give Information

Winthrop has a way of communicating with the students called Daily Student Announcements. On the surface there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with this. And in fact, the system is a good one. It’s a way for students to send a message that they think everyone will want to see. Too bad the people utilizing this service don’t understand the basics of communication.

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