Opinion

Death Metal

Remember when heavy metal was the devil’s music? Before Korn and Limp Bizkit got jocks involved, even before Poison and Guns N’ Roses started getting chicks hooked on screaming riffs, metal was solely the domain of misanthropic losers who had a boner for Satan. Now, with the rise of the…

Saw-ed Off

For me, Halloween is sort of a mixed blessing. I love the holiday—the decorations, the costumes, its history and of course the parties—but it falls the day before my birthday and my friends are usually too hung over to party after their All Hallows Eve debauchery. Luckily, I’m not opposed…

Euro-trashed Part III: La Fin Du Monde

Using space cakes as a flotation device, we drifted into Switzerland in the early evening. Once grounded, we realized that we had entered a world not seen since The Sound of Music (or National Lampoon’s European Vacation, if you are really down). I’m talking rolling green hills, the Alps, waterfalls…

Axis of Evil Now 33.3 Percent Less Evil

Congratulations, North Korea! On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Bush administration announced that Asia’s most mysterious communist nation is no longer on the list of states that sponsor terrorism. I, for one, am glad. I don’t know much about Korea, or Korean culture, other than Jin and Sun from Lost are…

Like Mother’s Milk

I think we can all agree that animals rule. Have you ever shaken hands with a monkey? It’ll change your life. Thanks to memes and viral videos on the Internet, I’ve also gained appreciation for cats, walruses and various forms of rodents. And don’t get me started about dolphins, whales…

Euro-trashed Part II: Wine, Women and Bongs

It was a hair past midnight. We were entering a land where words were meaningless (at least to us). After a short skip across the continent, we had arrived in the medieval city of Prague. Prague is the embodiment of beauty. The aptly named “old town” area of the city…

Euro-trashed Part I: Mind the Gap

Life can be monotonous. We travel the same roads day-in and day-out, hoping for something better to come along. We fall into ruts that seem impossible to escape. At some point we all want out, and I am here to tell you that it is possible. There’s a whole other…

The Best of Times?

Now that summer moves closer to fall, students are scurrying back to school. If you’re one of those people and picking up this magazine for the first time, I’d like to say hello. It’s nice to meet you. If you’re not one of those people, I don’t know what to…

Leave Bigfoot Alone!

I’d lie and say writing this column is difficult. I probably should, because it’s always late. I should say that it takes me days to figure out what to write about, but really, it just takes me days to actually sit down and do it. I’m a procrastinator. And a…

A Nightmare of Epic Proportions

I must be certifiably insane. To some this may not be a revelation; in fact, admitting it has been a long time coming. How do I know I’m insane? There have been signs in the past: attachment issues, light compulsiveness, depression, self-abuse”¦ But in the end, it took three years…