Saturday, April 19, 2003

Let me just play around with this for a while


Friday, April 18, 2003

OK so yesterday I posted a fact about how 30-50% of students admitted to Ivy League and other private schools are admitted on legacy. I don't want to state stuff without giving you the source so here it is: The guest on the Pete Wilson show who said this was Donald Asher and the book he wrote is called Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different .

So there you have it.

In other news, the week is finally coming to an end and I will be able to catch up on some much needed sleep, apt-cleaning, homework, and READING!! So next week the postings will be more interesting (let's hope anyway).

For those who care, I went partying in the city yesterday. Had a damn good time but the only problem now is I'm very tired!! Missed my 9am class. Oh well!

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Here's an interesting fact:

30-50% of students admitted to Ivy League schools and schools similar to them (i.e. Stanford) are admitted on legacy. This is a fact I just heard on a radio talk show. The Pete Wilson show. His guest wrote a book on colleges and revealed that little piece of information. I will see if I can find out the guys name and the name of the book for those who might be interested.
Probably the most significant prayer in the Haggadah (the book that is read at the Passover seder):

"This is what has stood by our fathers and us! For not just one alone has risen against us to destroy us, but in every generation they rise against us to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, saves us from their hand! "

How true this is. Amen.

Hag Sameach!

Happy Passover to everyone! Hope those who went to Seders had fun and got to eat good food. I certainly did! I was sent home with a whole tray of delicious chicken. I also got away with tons of other good stuff to make my week delicious.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

I had some interesting debates with good friends of mine over whether the media leans more towards liberalism or conservatism. I argued it was liberal and they thought it was more conservative. Learned a lot from the discussion but here are a few things I just want to point out.

1. The fact that the radio talk media leans conservative is because of ratings. Radio, like TV is run on ratings. If a show has a lot of listeners then it can get sponsors to pay for commercial ad-space. If no one is listening, or if the public in general does not like the talk show host, his/her career is over. That's how it goes. So the argument that the radio is too conservative is thanks to those who listen.

2. Have you heard of CNN's recent admissions? Read about it in this editorial. Mind you it's an editorial so of course it is biased.

Oh and one last thing. I don't believe there to be such a thing as unbiased reporting. So of course newstations like CNN and FoxNews have biases. But when we talk about radio talk shows, those people aren't reporting news. They are discussing current issues and so of course are giving their thoughts on how they see things. I expect news to be facts but no one can claim that any station simply gives you the straight facts. Especially after CNN's admission that they have been lying. How do we trust them to tell us the truth about anything else after such an admission??

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Happy 25th Birthday to my brother!!!!
Why does it cost $1000 for a ticket to Germany? Seems like it should be much cheaper. I mean, it's not like I am flying to some remote place. For shit's sake!

Anyway, I am deathly ill...so more interesting postings soon.

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