Managing time is one good tip, thanks for the info :)
Yup, this article explains and encourages the biggest problem with Portland: The useless youth it produces for the working world that these very same youth whine about not being able to join. Some drugs, alcohol, protesting, a bike and and half dozen like-minded lumps to share a shit hole of a pad. With this kind of encouragement for students, no wonder Portland youth are readily considered a success if they can just manage a bus pass and learn to make a cup of coffee. As part of a hiring team that regularly interviews these "perfect students", it's great to have gained some additional insight as to why we have such a hard time finding motivated, responsible candidates. So yeah, it's great to keep it real and acknowledge all aspects of "student" life as long as it is also emphasized that when it's all said and done, it's still will indeed be real.
@John Orendt - Unfortunately Yes. http://www.amazon.com/Heuristics-Biases-Psychology-Intuitive-Judgment/dp/0521796792 may help.
There's an important piece of info you forgot to impart to this year 's crop of college students: as you learn to navigate Portland's bars, restaurants and coffee shops, DON'T FORGET TO TIP your bartender, server or barista. College students are notoriously bad tippers and yeah, I know you're broke, but if you can afford to go out you can afford to tip. Leave a 15% (or higher) tip
and you'll be viewed as an adorable, potentially date-able welcome newcomer. Put the quarter back in your pocket and the staff at that bar you worked so hard to get into will see you as a snot-nosed brat, pour you the shortest shots imaginable and look for any excuse to kick your ass out.
Nice try, Portland Mercury. Your cover photograph showing a grim-faced duo performing an apparent dental X-ray with an adjustable-arm lamp is a transparent attempt to convince us subconsciously to accept the fluoridation of Portland's water supply. Too bad, I'm going to sign the anti-Leonardizing petition anyway. And then go buy myself a rockin' bow tie.
not to defend 'bath salts', but the florida face-eater's toxicology test results showed that the only thing in that backward-ass-fuck's system was marijuana.....
so, be warned:
it's your pothead roommate that might strip naked and slurp/chew your eyeballs out while you're trying to suss out the difference between epistemology & ontology, not your sketchy neighbor who snorts bath salts.
"But if you can't handle seeing a fully erect nutria gnaw its way out of a bloated human corpse, maybe it's time you grow up, you whiny little baby."
And house shows. Don't forget house shows! pc-pdx.com!!!
I call bullshit on the term "political correctness." It has been used so extensively by obvious bigots as an excuse to spread unreason that it no longer belongs in a rational person's mouth.
My body needs vitamins? Oh, be serious....
People are inherently irrational? Really?
Have a problem with Hamm's do you?! You can't see but I'm shaking my fist angrily.
I am of the opinion that we can "respect the sensitivities of others" and challenge their beliefs and assumptions. Disrespectful discourse does not necessarily follow from disagreement. People are inherently irrational and their perceptions of how they are treated affects their openness to accept new beliefs. That doesn't make it okay, but that is a reality the pragmatic communicator must accept. Making people defensive automatically causes them to restrict themselves to their worldview so as to come up with arguments to defend it. As such, discourse that carries a tone more similar to discussion is more likely to sway people than discourse that carries a tone similar to debate.
Pete is a great professor. I've taken two classes with him now.
Welder! Because I'm best suited for a job that will keep my face covered at all times... (ouch, Mercury.)
Middle Management, yes!
But the test was stupid and poorly thought out. Many of the questions i simply didn't answer b/c they didn't apply to me at all. The Merc. should've had ME create a test survey for them.
I got VCR Repairman... This quiz made absolutely no sense, but it made me laugh so I say job well done.
What a fucking loser. At least he is only providing to other whitebread entitled idiots. Thats reassuring
More great press for the PNCA career services department!
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