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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Who Decides On Award Winners?

It was announced yesterday that Mike Lipscomb would receive the James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching, which goes to a professor who has shown a dedication to teaching and is well liked by faculty and students.

Um,… what?

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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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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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Aren’t Construction Areas For Constructing?

I always thought that construction areas were for construction, or at least for destruction. Either way works, as long as there are people actually working I don’t have a problem with it. But whenever I walk by the construction areas on Winthrop’s campus, I never see anyone working.

Granted, I don’t always pay too much attention to what’s going on in there. And I don’t go by these construction areas unless I’m going somewhere else. But you’d think that there would be someone working every once in a while.

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Learn How To Drive

Walking around campus at Winthrop can range from dangerous to horrific. And the best part is that it isn’t a problem that Winthrop itself has, it’s the students endangering themselves.

Speed is an issue, just like everywhere else there are traffic problems. People whip around corners without paying attention to who might be looking to cross the street. They tear down the street at speeds more suited for the highway.

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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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Take Down Your Mess!

On Friday afternoon there was an event which took place on the grassy area near Kinard and Bancroft. As far as most people can tell, nobody knows what the event was. But that is hardly important right now.

What is important is that on Sunday afternoon the tents, table, and chairs were still sitting on the lawn taking up space.

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Published in: on 29 October 2007 at 10:45 am  Comments (2)  
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Teach Us to be Green By Being a Good Example

One of Winthrop’s biggest goals seems to be teaching its students the importance of living the green lifestyle. And there is almost no way that saving resources and using less energy can be a bad thing. Most of the time Winthrop does a good job with this. Last year green cleaning products were freely given to any student who wanted them. And although the effectiveness of these products can be debated, the effort cannot.

Too bad Winthrop doesn’t take this same approach when it comes to water.

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Published in: on 27 October 2007 at 6:14 am  Comments (2)  
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