Funny Ways to Find Winthrop Sucks.

Search engines are a bit odd. And what they find will usually bring out some rather interesting results. So in the spirit of fun, here are some of the things you can search Google for and find Winthrop Sucks. Keep in mind that real people are doing this, I’m pulling them straight from the ‘Blog Stats’ page provided by WordPress. Also, these are in no particular order. So don’t think that being higher or lower on the list actually means anything.

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Published in: on 18 January 2008 at 7:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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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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Campus Police Arriving Closer to Sane

We emailed Mr. Jack Allen (a parking enforcement officer) and Mr. Frank Zebedis (chief of Winthrop Police) to see if they had something to say about this post. Only Chief Zebedis wrote back to us, but there is no way to tell if the two spoke and decided to only have one person send an e-mail or if Mr. Allen decided for whatever reason on his own not to respond.

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What Do You Want in Winthrop Sucks?

With the end of the semester approaching and exams now soon enough for the average student to worry about them comes the end of a semester of Winthrop Sucks.

This semester for us has been the laying of a foundation for things to come. We’ve hit big stories and flops that you can measure about any way you want. We’ve had stories where Winthrop seemed to do as we asked, and where nothing happened. Yes, when Winthrop seemed to listen it was probably just a coincidence. But maybe not.

The question now is, where would you like Winthrop Sucks to focus in the future? Is there a particular type of story you want to see more of? Is there a type that we should just never do again?

Please let us know in the comments. And remember: you might not write Winthrop Sucks, but you do have a big influence on what happens on it.

Published in: on 29 November 2007 at 11:34 am  Leave a Comment  
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Art Classes for Not Art Kids

We here at Winthrop Sucks have heard comments from people suggesting that we hate Winthrop, mostly stemming from the fact that we haven’t really had any positive articles here. And while this one might not be seen as 100% positive by our critics, they will have to admit that it isn’t 100% negative either.

Winthrop is an art school, albeit one that has other areas of study as well. Despite the fact that it started as a teacher school and is still about the best in the country in that program, it’s an art school. Student art can be seen all around campus, and is usually much better than what the school pays for (ie that new fountain). The only problem is that to take any of the art classes, you have to either be an art major or have really good connections.

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Published in: on 14 November 2007 at 10:43 am  Comments (5)  
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Nancy Drew and the Missing Cafe Cash

For many people, eight percent of a bill isn’t that big of a deal. It’s something you don’t notice, a mild irritation. This is what has happened with our café cash system. Students are told that café cash is tax free, however, upon coming to the university and using café cash, they find out it isn’t. Big deal, there are more important things to worry about.

But are there?

Over the course of a semester, (as stated in the article before this) at the very least $17,000 is lost in tax revenue for café cash. This does not include commuters, people who purchase more café cash, or faculty. So, now that we know this money is gone, where is it going- and more importantly- WHY didn’t anyone notice where it went?

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Published in: on 8 November 2007 at 11:59 am  Comments (1)  
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Coming Soon to a Screen Near You

It seems that you’ve heard about this site and tried to visit before it really got off the ground. But trust me, it will be worth the wait.

If you want to be notified when things really start kicking send an email to winthropsucks@gmail.com. We promise that the only email you’ll receive from us is the one telling you that this blog is all ready to go.

Published in: on 22 October 2007 at 7:12 pm  Leave a Comment