Think about all of the reasons that you decided to come to Hofstra. There were aspects of the school that impressed you enough to ensure your attendance. Maybe you liked the dorm rooms or the diversity of the student body. Maybe it was a scholarship that you were offered from the school. In any instance, Hofstra showcases plenty of benefits to you as a new college student. The military also includes a multitude of benefits that guarantee a higher enrollment. However, the Pentagon’s budget is being challenged by Congress, which could lead to potential cuts to one of the most enticing benefits.
Netflix, the DVD rental and movie-streaming giant which since 1999 offered a flat-rate subscription for an unlimited number of rentals, announced on Sept. 18 that they would no longer be offering DVD rental services.
Instead, the company intends to create a separate entity called “Qwikster” to handle all of their physical media rentals, while Netflix will still remain a movie- and television-streaming service. Unfortunately, for those who made ample use of Netflix’s streaming and physical DVD rental services, the new service “Qwikster” will require an additional website with a separate account and, worst of all, an additional bill every month.
The Sept. 7 debate at the Ronald Reagan Library in California was all about the two-man battle between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. The two governors fought with memorized sound bytes, patriotic anecdotes, and soft economic factoids about their own experiences. Although it was entertaining, the debate was neither informative nor particularly helpful for voters.
Gov. Perry took center stage last Wednesday, taking hits for forced Gardasil inoculations, cutting education funds, and the death penalty. He also fielded a few comments about illegal immigration. Despite the debate’s focus on Texas in connection to the Mexican border, Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave the two most prominent responses to the question of restricting illegal immigration.
Gov. Rick Perry rose from newcomer status to a viable presidential candidate during the Sept. 7 debate. Facing the most questions out of all the candidates, especially regarding his actions as governor of Texas, Perry deferred to federalism when addressing healthcare and the death penalty.
Despite having a personal bias towards Perry, I admire his ability to actually take a stance on issues rather than dance around them like other politicians.
There is nothing quite so thrilling as finding yourself standing high up in the air, a crisp wind whipping around you as you gaze down on a new city never before seen from this perspective. From this height London looks, with its sprawling grey mass of ancient domes and spires and its murky brown river snaking lazily through the heart of the city, every bit as impressive and old as you are led to believe. From the top of Saint Paul’s Cathedral you can make out the London Eye, its huge white wheel peeking out over the top of some new office building. You can see the Houses of Parliament hiding behind a new tower everyone is calling the Glass Shard, soon to be the tallest building in Europe.
This summer I worked on a farm. I’m a vegetarian. I like granola. I say this to develop a certain crunch-bias off the bat. That being said, this semester I moved in to a house. This means dealing with the schedules and habits and various lifestyles of more than just myself — which is harder than anticipated. It is very difficult to dance the fine line between “economical” and “pompous jerk.”
The dishwasher shouldn’t be run for two plates; a reusable K-cup should be used as opposed to plastic; and when there’s a breeze outside, why waste air conditioning energy? Again, a fine line to dance. But I make these suggestions to better my house because I think that we can make a difference. If I didn’t, the struggle seems worthless. Every person’s efforts should not be deemed futile.
Let the car run while you go into the store, or use nine Poland Spring bottles a day while I pretend like I’m a better person and less of an ass while I ride my bike with my Nalgene. Because that’s how our interactions work.
A trip to New York City on the tenth anniversary of a tragedy so great in impact may seem like a risky thing at first thought. For both native New Yorkers and Americans everywhere, such an excursion may procure images of billowing flames, falling concrete, and a seemingly endless amount of gray rubble, not to mention the horrified countenances of both New York City workers and other American citizens scattered across the nation. However, many others see the tenth anniversary as a day of renewed hope and anticipation for a brighter and more beautiful future. The countenances we now look upon are not merely ones of despair, but are of hope for a more secure and thriving America, one in which our children’s children go on to lead successful, prosperous lives.
Almost every college freshman looks forward to that time where they finally get out of the house and embark on the next journey in life. People travel near and far to start on this adventure.
For me, it all started in Amish country, Ohio, a place so small that everyone knows each other’s names. I have wanted to leave that place for the longest time and go somewhere completely different, somewhere big. That is the whole point of college, right? When the time came around to apply for college, I felt that New York was calling my name! I was accepted into Hofstra and was beyond excited. The chance to leave my small town for somewhere so close to New York City was both exhilarating and nerve-racking. A high school graduate of a class of only 15 people, I knew it was going to be different coming to such a big school. I did not realize, however, quite how different it would be.
For the fall semester, Hammer Lab has introduced a few new gismos in order to up its ante. From the computers to the printers, the software has been updated and, debatably, improved. However, no longer are student employees gathering papers from the printer and separating them for your convenience.
Upon entering the lab for a quick print between classes, I noticed that every computer was occupied. There were Computing Service’s technicians wandering around, assisting frustrated students. When I was finally able to hop onto a computer, I realized why.
When someone begins a game of telephone, the end result is a manipulation of what the speaker said. By changing a single word, the meaning and intention is altered. This altered quote could lead to unrest, hurt feelings, and even conflict that is completely unnecessary. If one is to be quoted at all, then the messenger should pass the complete unedited message along rather than creating confusion with paraphrasing.