What with one more year of undergrad left, I’ve been thinking a lot about grad school and, frankly, if it’s worth the money. I’m already going to have a substantial amount of debt from my four years at Portland State (and that is with a scholarship), so I’m really hesitant to rack up another $40,000 or so. If I did go, it would likely be to J school (probably through University of Oregon), but I’m not sure how much I would actually learn from a Multimedia Journalism or Strategic Communications program.
This is the first video (sorry, apparently WordPress doesn’t like FastCompany.tv videos, so no embed) in a series by Anya Kamenetz, whose book, DIY University: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, was published last year. The take away? Two things: 1) I’ve just added a book to my reading list and 2) I’ll definitely be following this video series.
This thing is genius.
They need some help, though. And there are only a couple of days left to back them. If it doesn’t happen? Nobody gets their FreakerUSA on. And that would only be sad.
Update: They’ve been funded! Celebrate!
About a week ago, my boyfriend surprised me with a little potted plant because I’ve become recently obsessed with succulents. And by “recently obsessed,” I mean I told him on more than one occasion that I really wanted one.
Thus, he bought me the plant pictured above, which I immediately named “Howard.” I didn’t know what Howard was until today, when I finally sat down to do some Google image searching. Turns out he’s a “Pencil Cactus,” or, as I prefer because a.) pencil cacti aren’t actually cacti and b.) the alliteration knocks my socks off, a “Pencil Plant.” A quick Google image search will show you how cool Continue reading
But I’m a QR code machine. Also, this one probably isn’t worth your time.
As if I need another reason to detest God or his people. I’m going to resist the urge to break the flaws this video down sentence by sentence, because I have finals to be working on and I really shouldn’t waste my time.
I will say, however, that if she knew anything about that piece of fiction they call the “Bible” (because I think the Bible is a very telling piece of literature), then she’d know that the God of the New Testament wouldn’t have “literally taken Japan by the shoulders” and given them Continue reading