Yeas & Nays
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 00:02
Yea to the anonymous donor who gave OSU $5 million in support of the university’s performing arts program. The money will go far to help the School of Arts and Communication. You are a very nice person.
Yea to Peter and Rosalie Johnson who are donating $7 million to construct a new building for the College of Engineering. Also a shout out to the other anonymous donor who gave $10 million for this building. You are all nice people.
Yea to the Campaign for OSU nearing its $1 billion goal. Maybe they won’t need to beg us for money when we are impoverished and unemployed journalists six months from now.
Nay to already getting contacted by the OSU Foundation to donate money.
Yea to unseasonably warm weather yesterday. It made the view out our prison cell here in Snell Hall a little less dreary.
Nay to people who hang up signs on trees saying they are going to be cut down when they aren’t going to be cut down.
Nay to cutting down trees. We like trees. We speak for the trees.
Yea to cutting down trees. We take that last one back. Cutting down trees is fun. Both axes and chainsaws are pretty cool.
Nay to the Corvallis creeper. Assaulting people is bad.
Nay to two attacks by a stranger having to be the catalyst for our community to talk about attacks, abuse, molestation and rape. Most of these evil crimes are perpetrated by someone the victim knows, and not strangers.
Yea to the Corvallis Police Department working hard to find the attacker and taking the time to talk with us this week. We respect the work you do.
Yea to the Benton County Sheriff for getting back to us so quickly last week when one of our reporters needed to talk to you.
Nay to not winning free Buffalo Wild Wings for a year.
Yea to the 40 people who did because they followed The Daily Barometer on Twitter.
Nay to the term “NARP.”
Yea to NARPs getting into the sports section this week.
Nay to failing to catch up on your reading.
Yea to once again sounding intelligent during the class discussion, much to the chagrin of other classmates who know you didn’t do the reading.
Yea to Lois Lessert. You are going to be missed here at Student Media and thank you for you many years of great service and help.
Yea to it being the weekend. If you were lucky enough to work at the Barometer, you would have meetings and sporting events to cover instead of having a weekend. Since you don’t work here, we assume you are going to be irresponsible this weekend. Keep your nose clean and stay safe children.
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