It’s that time of year again, when students begin registering for next semester’s classes. However, students at Stony Brook University are becoming increasingly angered with the spring semester’s course offerings, or lack thereof.
Since Governor Patterson announced the SUNY-wide budget cuts, students have been encountering schedules devoid of classes needed to graduate with their majors. Both the POL and EST departments have urged their students to take needed classes over the winter or summer sessions, when less students are taking class. But as many students have pointed out, taking classes at these times is both costly and inconvenient.
“They charge extra,” said a business major, who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s irrational to think people can afford those extra charges and get here in the summer.”
Students who’ve sought out help, according to this source, have been told that the lack of classes is something departments can’t do anything about. The departments’ solutions involving both POL and EST have been highly advocating spending the breaks at the University.
With New York State constituents angry, as budget cuts threaten public elementary, middle and high schools as well, it is a hope that senators will fight harder for all public school funding and that Governor Patterson will finally see that education is not a place to cut corners.
Mariah Carey will launch her “Angels Advocate” tour on December 31st, New Years Eve. This will be Mariah’s first tour in three years. Carey announced that she would be scheduling a tour last month via twitter. She will be performing songs from her recent album “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel”. Other musical guests are also scheduled to perform including R&B sensation Trey Songz and RydazNrtist, a new musical group signed to her husband Nick Cannon’s record label, who are said to be the opening act.
The New Years Eve concert will be the first show of her 19-city “Angels Advocate” tour. The last show is scheduled for February 27 in Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater. Tickets are currently on sale at: Ticketmaster.com. For more news about the tour visit: mariahcarey.com, her official website.
You know how the saying goes ‘sex sells’, but does it really go too far. Recently, my roomate and I were watching a commericial and it was so sexual that we would have never imagined that it had anything to do with perfume or jeans. All we said was, “What’s with that?” I believe that you are still able to sell those products without all the excess sexual content…its soo weird.
It has been 9 years since the soft singing R&B songstress, Sade released her last album entitled, ‘Lovers Rock’. And I must say I loved the album so much and since then craved more of her music. No one does music like her, and therefore she is a legend in my book.
If her strategy was to keep her fans on their toes, well it certainly worked. This time the classy and soulful queen of what I call ‘real love music’ has finally emerged from the ‘wood works’ and has quietly dropped her lastest new album entitled, ‘Soldier of Love’. What I admire about her songs is how each track tells a unique story about a topic that may not even relate to the song before or after it, but for some reason it just flows. I just can’t wait to sit, kick back, and listen to her newest album.
With the way the economy is currently, I’d say its a good opportunity to take advantage of taking a vacation in a cruise, while the prices are extremely low. According to www.cruisesonly.com you could save up to 80% on last minute cruises. Get this: A quick getaway cruise for example to the bahamas for 3 days is as low as $179, and bonus offers include free onboard spending, free stateroom upgrade, reduced booking deposits and more! I guess one could say the current economy has its bad and good sides. So what are you waiting for…you know you need a vacation after you take all those finals!
Rihanna didn’t let the assault with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, last Feburary get the best of her. With 5 albums under her belt and 29 songs that topped music charts, Rihanna is back and showing her dark side in her new Album entitled,’ Rated R’. The first track that played on the album was ‘Welcome to the Mad House,’ which was the same song she began her performance with at the 2009 American Music Awards (AMA’s) recently. In my opinion, the song was really gloomy and dark as with the entire album. I must repeat: It was really dark. Although Rihanna has had some dark songs in her previous album, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ , it was nothing compared to this new one. I truly hope this is just a phase for her. Because if it this same gloomy type of music carries on to her next album…hmmm I don’t know if I would still be interested in listening as much. And are you not wondering?: Whatever happened to the sweet island girl from Barbados? Take a look at this clip of her back in the day, I know it will bring back memories of the Rihanna the “sweet island girl” we once knew.
Its always good to know that there are still hirings amongst all the talk and bad news in the media about unemployment and the recession. It’s even better news to hear that they are looking for Stony Brook University students.
January 15, 2010 the University Career Center will be hosting a government job fair. The event will be held in the University Sports Complex. It will take place from 12:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. Co-sponsered by congressman Tim Bishop.