Cheers and Jeers

Cheers to everyone who played a role in the production of the Silly T. Scholars comedy show. It was a highly entertaining event.

Jeers to running out of bonus points on your Crimson Card. I realize that this isn’t an issue for some, if not most, but for all of those who enjoy frequent visits to Jazzman’s and the 1780 Café, it is a very real tragedy.

Cheers to the Keeneland Spring Meet that began this past weekend. If you haven’t been able to make it out yet, I would highly recommend it; as a current resident in the state of Kentucky, you are obligated to experience it at least once. On another Kentucky note, …

Cheers to No. 1-ranked recruit Nerlens Noel (and his flattop) for signing to play basketball for the University of Kentucky next year. Thankfully, the state has a replacement for both Anthony Davis and his unibrow. However, …

Jeers to No. 2-ranked recruit Shabazz Muhammad for thinking that the University of California at Los Angeles is a better place for him to hone his basketball skills. However, the joke will be on him when he realizes that forest fire concerns prevent couch burnings out there. John Calipari always gets the last laugh.

Cheers to the acceptance of failure by Rick Santorum. Political affiliations and beliefs aside, no one who brings a dead child home from the hospital should be allowed to run our country. (And I’m not making that up — it was in The Economist.)

Cheers to sophomore Clay Hinton, senior Chris Bloch and first-year Elizabeth Young for earning Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors in golf, baseball and softball, respectively.

Jeers to finals week, but …

Cheers to May term. (I realize these are both painfully uncreative, but I felt they were valid nonetheless.)


Cheers to the Greek Week committee for all of its efforts, but …

Jeers to a general lack of attendance at the events throughout the week and weekend. Not the best showing.

Cheers to the Transylvania men’s basketball team for securing home-court advantage throughout the conference tournament. Be sure and make it out to support the team as it strives to make the NCAA tournament.

Jeers to the entrance to Back Circle. While the prospect of bottoming out ensures that a large portion of the student population remains within the Bubble, it is occasionally necessary to leave campus and it would be nice to be able to do so smoothly.

Cheers to the Student Government Association for the Beck Blackout, and cheers to the student body for its strong attendance. It was also nice to see that much of the student body fit the theme very well.

Jeers to the price of a meal in the cafeteria. This is obviously not an issue for everyone with a meal plan, but for those without one, $7 seems a bit ridiculous.

Cheers to the Senior Week committee for a successful 101 Days Until Graduation night, kicking off the beginning of the end for all of us elderly folk.

Jeers to Valentine’s Day-themed statuses. Are you trying to convince everyone else of your happiness or trying to convince yourself? On the other end of the spectrum, a status about your loathing of the holiday comes off just as bitter.

Jeers to the tissue pulling competition at the Greek Olympics. Although it was an entertaining event overall, that particular competition seemed rather unusual and excessively wasteful.

Cheers to the recently added politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) major. It’s just a shame that it didn’t come along sooner.

Cheers to our beloved Ms. Letha Mattingly, who has dedicated over 30 years of her life to serving the Transylvania community. Happy retirement and thank you!

Jeers to the online course evaluations that now require us to rate our classes on our own time. The days of writing page-long responses to postpone actual class appear to be officially over.

Cheers to Think Your Drink for hosting a comedy night this past weekend, complete with O’Charley’s appetizers. However, …

Jeers to the second comedian for leaving voice mails with certain members of the audience who chose to leave the performance early. Why would you draw attention to the fact that people don’t like your jokes? Poorly played, my friend.

Cheers to the Student Government Association for providing doughnuts and coffee in the library during finals week this year. There’s not a whole lot to look forward to during this time of the year, so every little thing helps.

Jeers to the recent water main break. Apparently everything has now been fixed, but I’d still stay away from the downstairs water fountain in the library if I were you. …

Cheers to Brandon Rash and the Pioneers basketball team for recently defeating in-state rival Centre College.

Jeers to the anticipated noise level in the library during finals week. You would think that the amount of talking would be inversely proportional to the importance of what students are studying for, but that simply is not the case.

Cheers to President R. Owen Williams for inviting the senior class to his home for dinner. It’s a generous gesture to say the least — as long as he’s a good cook.

Jeers to letters of recommendation. Students don’t like asking for them, I would assume that professors don’t like writing them, and I’m pretty sure that most of the time nobody ends up reading them.

Cheers to Crimson Christmas and everyone who helped out and donated. It’s refreshing to be reminded of the true spirit of Christmas.

Jeers to anyone who doesn’t like the movie “Elf.”

Cheers to the recently acquired CHOICES alcohol awareness grant, but …

Jeers to the mixed message of the alcohol statistics that have been displayed on posters around campus. Is the fact that 10 percent of Transylvania students drive under the influence really something to brag about?

Cheers to Aubrey “Drake” Graham’s new album “Take Care” that has recently been leaked. Give it a listen if you haven’t yet.

Jeers to the computers in the basement lab of Clay Hall. They don’t work.

Cheers to junior Natalie Jones for recently completing a full marathon, an impressive feat to say the least.

Jeers to the library’s hours. If there are college students that only do homework until midnight, I have yet to meet them — possibly because they have all flunked out.

Cheers and congratulations to all of the new members of the Order of Omega and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Jeers to penalty kicks being the method of determining a winner in soccer games ending in a tie. Is that really the best way to see who is the better team?

Cheers to sophomore Maria Starck on the one’s and two’s at the bonfire in Back Circle sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Jeers to resident advisers that document themselves. Consistency is great, but that’s just foolish.

Cheers to the upcoming Make-a-Wish auction being put on by the women of Chi Omega.

Jeers to bomb threats and the lack of information relayed to the student body related to the incident. It would have been nice to know which buildings were particularly at risk so as to avoid walking into an explosion while vacating campus.

Cheers to the freedoms that come along with being in college, but …

Jeers to the “big brother” effect that has descended upon the social side of campus as well as any residencies that are inhabited by Transy students within the tri-county area.

Cheers to all of the Transy men’s and women’s soccer players who were recently named to the HCAC All-Conference teams.

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers and Jeers by Ben Costigan

Cheers and Jeers by Ben Costigan

-Cheers to the men’s basketball team as it faced off last night against the second-ranked team in the country, the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

-Jeers to the parking situation in Back Circle. Shouldn’t our drop in enrollment have freed up a few spots?

-Cheers to the new buffalo chicken sliders in the Rafskeller, a nice change from the standard sub and chicken finger options.

-Jeers to the myth of senioritis. Anyone can find an excuse to be lazy if you look hard enough.

-Cheers to the new portion-size plates in the cafeteria. I never would have known what an appropriate serving size of green beans was without them.

-Cheers to the jack-o’-lanterns that adorned the steps of Old Morrison this past week. It was a genuinely impressive scene.

-Jeers to the second big round of tests and papers that seems to be plaguing campus at the moment.

-Cheers to senior Betsy Heines on her fifth-place finish at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s cross-country championship.

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Reintroducing: Cheers and Jeers

Cheers and Jeers by Ben Costigan

Cheers and good luck to the men’s basketball team as it prepares for a trip to Windsor, Canada, where the Pioneers will compete against the finest that the frozen tundra has to offer.

Jeers to the conversion of the cafeteria door by Back Lobby into an emergency exit. There’s nothing like getting stuck in a bottleneck on your way to and from class.

Cheers to the end of Greek recruitment and congratulations to all of the new pledge classes.

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Cheers & Jeers

by Chase Pugh

Welcome back after an all-too-short Thanksgiving break. This is the last edition of the Rambler for the term so I hope you enjoy. Read more of this post

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