“I’m such a gentleman, you should give it up for me …look at how I am placing all my napkins and my cutlery”.
With BSU’s 41st Annual Dinner right around the corner I decided words are cool, but videos better!
We are officially ONE day away. If your not ready well then F.U *. I’m not even going to lie to you , I snuck into the last practice. Poles,Girls on tables, the dances…oh the dances! This show is really coming together nice.I still consider myself to be new even though I’ve been here for a semester now ; but in talking to everyone involved in the scenes and the few who watched last practice. This year might be the best one yet so I’m hyped.
I still have to experience it for self to really answer and reveal but to me what Variety Show represents , is a time were we are being festive and fun. Although we do put our best foot forward at the dinners and we enjoy those fully. I still feel a connection to this show because it allows for the opportunity for talent to be showcased, for peoples fashion sense to be recognized and for people to have a good reason to dress up and look their best, despite Oswego’s best attempt to have us look ugly on the daily with this weather(snow ugh). It truly is a time to express yourself , take that deep breath and let it all out. Everyone has been going hard from the Rose in the Concrete to the last program w/ASO “Minority Report”. We made it baby! Black History Month has been recognized and celebrated to the FULLEST since Jan 31st midnight till the “electric slide” plays at the BSU dinner (tumbo you better play that ).
Courtesy Donations of $2 for students and $4 for general public are accepted. (and “encouraged”my words…its like $2 that’s something out the vending machine. I mean…). Hopefully I see everyone their ready to turn it up in the Oz for the weekend. Then after is the annual and highly anticipated dinner the next day with the keynote speaker J.Ivey . Tickets are still on sale but I wouldn’t know. I copped mine .
~If you cant get with it then #F.U**
*What does the “F.U” stand for!?! does anyone know yet?
I truly do. I am tempted to just stay in my warm bed and just lay there. But its only February and that’s way to early to have an absence in a class AND its a class in my major so that’s self defeating. That still doesn’t mean I don’t think about it at least once a week.
Am I the only the realizes that the best sleeps are not on the weekend or when you know there is no school. When that happens you never get that “I just wanna stay in bed all day feel” smh. Anyway time for class
-plight of a college student
Enough is enough.
When the hate came by way of Facebook, I laughed. It’s Facebook, what can you do? People will say the craziest things when they’re hidden behind a computer screen. Many students voiced their disapproval of the music of rapper J.Cole on the Student Association Programming Board group on Facebook. They don’t understand the skill level he possesses; that’s nothing new. Same story, different wall post. But, then one contributing writer to the Oswegonian fell victim to the madness too. ::Gasp:: not the school paper, the Heralded Oswegonian! I just wrote an article for them, how could this be?
Well, they did. That’s where the problems start but don’t end. One student correlated J.Cole’s music to hate crimes, his constant rapping about the ghetto (Ahh, the good old inflammatory “ghetto”), and my favorite: “He puts down anyone trying to make an honest living, saying there is no hope.”
I know! I know! I couldn’t believe it either.
Believe it or not, Jessica… Ms. Jessica Bagdovitz, your article seems more likely to cause hate crimes to me. Your piece was not only biased it was widely inaccurate. Your research into who J.Cole is apparently went no farther than to provide a picture of him from jcolemusic.com. Had you taken the time to read on who Jermaine Cole is before running off to quote songs out of context, you would have seen that this artist who “puts down honest living” graduated from St. Johns University. In fact, Mr. Cole graduated Magna Cum Laude. Read even further and you’ll find out that although J.Cole always had aspirations to be a rapper he knew that in this world… A world where journalists MAY find you to be no more than a hate crime inciting artist, an education is valued and even essential to success. So, without sacrificing one for the other, he managed to succeed at both.
I guess you can now see that J.Cole doesn’t make music that’s only tolerable to those who share in his decadent lifestyle. Although, I’m not sure if having four years worth of student loans is typically considered decadent. Whatever. You call it “ta-may-toe” I call it “to-mah-to.”
Ms. Bagdovitz…and hopefully you don’t mind me calling you so.
The conversation over the “n-word” is incredibly complex and convoluted. Its history and impact laps our lifetime more than four-fold. So, I will not engage in the argument of if there is ever an appropriate usage or if the word is ever socially/generationally accepted. The place for that conversation is not here nor does time, or my word count permit. However, know this: Your out-of-context usage of J.Cole’s lyrics was borderline disrespectful, egregious, and out of line. Let me see how to better phrase this: You played yourself. You took less than 16 bars from a song to paint an artist known to uplift, excite and amaze listeners with his broad views, clear insight, humbleness and inspirational background and managed to turn him into a race hating, misogynist.
Look ma, get your act together. We all go to the same school and in my time here I’ve learned the importance of doing my research and not rushing to rash judgment and the importance of integrity; even more so in my writing. All I can do is suggest you do the same. Make it one of the commitments of your spring semester to become an accurate, well versed (pun intended), writer who contributes to this campus’s need for unity. Because right now, you’re “so far gone”.
In properly quoting J.Cole ” science can tell us how/ but they can’t tell us why” and WHY you chose to write such an inconsistent and biased article that can potentially divide a student body is an answer I’m currently in search of.Know this. A formal response with an ACCURATE depiction of J.Cole will be submitted to the Oswegonian this week. I only hope you and the rest of the school are afforded the opportunity to read it . You might learn a thing or two.
Reads the Headline:
Reads “tendency to include racial slurs and often makes references to the ghetto”
Reads all the verses taken out of context to portray him as a misogynist and hatemonger:
Finishes reading the rest of the wild claims:
….this can’t be
This past Saturday I went to my first SUNY Oswego hockey game. I was so excited that I thought the game was at 12 p.m. got ready made breakfast only to see it was 7 p.m. Fail I know. Anyway I’ve been wanting to go to a game for sometime now. First because I have school spirit and secondly because supposedly we are really good (more on that later) so I wanted to see what all the “Hoopla” was about.
When we first arrived at the game(got there a lil late)
BOO! BOO THAT MAN! (Morrisville’s goalie ..supposedly he is really good don’t ask me his name though -shrugs-)
Some Lakers & those other guys
I had really good seats in the student section I was Rink Side:
We lost the game so that was slighty disappointing. From what I’ve heard about how good our team is and the final scores I usually see you could tell that Saturday just wasn’t their day. They have been on the road for quite some time and when you are that good everyone is gunning for you. I’m not one to judge because we all lack effort sometimes. I’m writing this post instead of doing homework(shrugs) HEY MA ! lol.
All in All though I had the time of my life. I am definitely going to the next game. The student section is too live. I even started the “Lets Go Lakers” chant in the 3rd period when I worked up some nerve. So its official you can’t come to Oswego either as a student or a visitor and NOT go to a game that’s a crime. UPD will arrest you.
-Lifetime Laker Fanatic Now
The desire to succeed may start in the heart but it ends in the Effort.