By now, you’ve probably seen them on campus: stands set up selling everything from delicious puppy chow to stylish t-shirts. That’s right, it’s time for the entrepreneurship class to put their new skills into action and provide us with some great merchandise to boot.
Polish your horned helmets* and sharpen your axes, freonds, because this Saturday only is the end of the world! I mean sure, we lived through Y2K, the Mayan Apocalypse, the Rapture, death by fire, and heck… Zorp returns every year! What makes the Ragnarok so different from all of these other ends of the world? Well, uh… um…
Ah, coffee—that wonderful beverage to which our country is addicted. The 1:1 ratio of Starbucks to U.S. citizens is proof enough. However, a recent action within a Colombian city might rival our caffeinated nation. Last Friday, October 4, a remarkable group of 13,800 people claimed to gather in a town square in Tunja to share a cup of joe.
Greenville College is a wonderful place. Most people would be hard-pressed to find another environment that is as supportive, comforting, and enriching as this campus. It only makes sense that most students would focus their attention on what happens locally. If you had a team of cats with jetpacks doing a choreographed flight performance to Smash Mouth’s greatest hits, why would you want to think about anything else? Comparing GC to the aforementioned cats performance might seem a bit absurd, but the point stands—no matter how great GC is, we should not limit our view to its borders.
United States If King Kong has taught us anything, it’s that male gorillas do not know how to positively treat the other gender. Sure, climbing a skyscraper while holding a woman seems like a good idea in theory; it’s actually a pretty bad plan. Patrick the gorilla is just like King Kong, but smaller and a jerk. After biting a female gorilla and sneering at others, this Dallas Zoo primate is being sent to South Carolina for therapy. He’ll live comfortably in his own place and bring enjoyment to the crowds that come to visit him. "He's beautiful and smart and everyone loves him," said Laurie Holloway, a spokeswoman for the Dallas Zoo. "We're really sad to see him go but it's for the best for the zoo and for Patrick." His old space will be used to bring in two new gorillas, including Zola, a break-dancing gorilla. This is some serious monkey business.