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albinomosquito


Westerville, OH (via Ottoville, OH)

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Comment 19 Aug 2014

the trolls are almost as hard to deal with as the news.. if Barrett struggles it will only get worse..  then again, if he lights it up, it would just be that much sweeter..  :)

i'm ready for some football.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Any college organization (or any other organization for that matter) is subject to hazing laws.  And that's exactly what this was... hazing.  Fraternities and Sororities get charters pulled daily because of stupid things like this.  No matter how petty the allegations may seem, it needs to be consistently unacceptable on every level.

Many times, it's the other organizations on campus that are the biggest offenders.  There is a microscope on Greek life that makes it difficult to get away with anything controversial.  Collegiate marching bands are quickly joining those ranks.  It would have been negligent not to investigate claims made by a member, and irresponsible to let that go unchecked.  What is only a small black eye now, could have been a much bigger bruise further down the road.  After tat-gate, the university is just trying to save face.

It sucks.  I get it.  Trust me. They take away all of the harmless fun.  It's the 21st century though and organizations need to adapt to the pc culture we now live in.  

Comment 09 Jul 2014

That is awesome.  I've lived in Columbus for 3 years now up by Polaris.  I've been downtown less than 10 times.. and most of those were the arena district.  I've moved up to Delaware now so the chances of voluntarily going back down there are slim.  The traffic and the parking alone ruin it for me.  Light rail would make things much easier.  Where do I sign up?

Comment 08 Jul 2014

I loved U-verse.  I would recommend it to anybody that has a choice.

Comment 25 Apr 2014

How can Tucker win COY for 9 consecutive seasons!?  Aren't there rules against that in the B1G?

Comment 24 Apr 2014

Wife and I are looking to attend our first game in the Shoe this year.  A night game seems like a can't miss.  Ticketmaster has Cincinnati tickets starting around $150 a pop.

Any suggestions on where to purchase a ticket at a reasonable price?  Or is that as good as it gets for a night game...?

Comment 11 Feb 2014

I just hope he ends up somewhere that he wants to be, and not where mom wants him to be.  I'd love to see him in S&G but only if it was his choice.  You only get 4 years of college (or 5 if you're lucky {not including masters}), I hope he spends it on a campus where he can truly enjoy it.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

A group of friends and I ran into the cowboy hat guy on High Street once.  He posed for a picture with us, and then afterwards shot, and i'm paraphrasing here, "this is how I make a living, people usually pay me for photo ops", thus shattering my naivety.

Comment 24 Jan 2014

Sorry, I missed the "how".. Not enough coffee.

I was afforded several opportunities through the fraternity that I wouldn't have had otherwise.  For example, I was the president of my chapter, and while that may not seem so impressive now, it taught me a lot about management.  Keeping 50 19-23 year olds under control, maintaining a $40k budget, meeting accreditation (paperwork) deadlines, event planning, etc. while keeping up with a social life and school work.  It was a job, and it was stressful.  And believe it or not, these experiences have translated well to my professional career, though obviously on a much different scale.

That's great that you found those opportunities elsewhere.  The problem is, there are a lot of kids that don't have the drive to find those experiences.  I'm not sure I would have found them had I not found the fraternity first.  Fraternities aren't for everyone, I get that, but unless you've been in the organization putting in the work, I don't see how you can sit there throwing stones.

I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with Greeks.  I'm not trying to recruit you.  I'm simply asking that you not feed the stereotype.  Yes, sororities have their "bimbos" and fraternities have their "drunk frat guys", but the majority of us work very hard to shake those negative images.

Comment 24 Jan 2014

Agreed.  I'm sure any campus club or organization promotes the same bonds.  Football teams, Car clubs, Swim team, Engineering Society, etc.  Most of those campus clubs also require dues to be paid....  It's not the friends that you pay for.  It's the experiences, and I think that's where the Greek life gets lost on non-Greeks.  You only see the Hollywood Greeks that are drinking, and partying, and banging, and what not, but there is much more to it.  I wouldn't have joined either if that was all they had to offer.