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Get a Gold in Olympic Viewing

If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably been hearing the horror stories coming from the early arrivals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Tap water is yellow, there is a mass pillow shortage, and people are trading light bulbs for doorknobs.

Within those startling headlines, there a few stories that hold some significance, and also pertain to the games themselves. Here are our three top headlines you need to know as the games get underway. More...

Quotation, n: The Act of Repeating Erroneously the Words of Another*

I once heard a professor quip that “to win a debate in any given subject, you needn’t be correct; you need only be able to quote the most authorities on the matter.” I frankly hope that isn’t the case, but his point is well taken. We love a good quote. We plaster them on our walls, our Facebook pages, the bumpers of our cars, and in nearly every paper we write. Often we use quotations in order to show our agreement or disagreement with someone of some sort of authority or renown. Many of us use quote from poems, novels, or biographies to stir emotion, inspiration, or insight.

I was recently asked to cite my favorite quote. Feeling a bit bookish at the time, I chose one of the more obvious, albeit poignant, quotes from Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. More...

Are You Throwing a Really Big Game Party?

It’s that time of year again. The day you get to prove that you got what it takes to throw on the face paint and get down to business. The opportunity to show your friends and their friends what it takes to throw the ultimate Really Big Game party.

It’s not everyday you get to throw a party honorable of Sportscenter Top 10 value…or maybe you do. Regardless, with another year of football finished, it is time to gear up on your Really Big Game party essentials. More...

I Am Dan. (Who Are You?)

Have you taken a personality test recently? Did you find it accurate/helpful?  Share your results with us!

What are you like? If I were to ask you to take the time to stop and think for just a few minutes about a few of your friends, professors, co-workers, and your boss, what words would you use to describe them? Have you given any thought at all to the personality traits of those people around you? What would they say makes you you? More...