Yeas & Nays
Published: Friday, March 15, 2013
Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013 02:03
Yea to it being spring just in time for spring break. We are enjoying all the spring outfits, the gentlemen in shorts, the ladies in skirts and our minds thinking about all sorts of things inappropriate for a newspaper.
Nay to folks who complain about the weather. Come on, it’s western Oregon — you knew it was going to rain a lot when you moved here.
Yea to spending warm days in the sunshine on park benches sipping iced coffee. Who knew a warm breeze and watching those tight-rope kids fall flat on their faces could be so much fun.
Nay to almost getting run over by a longboarder. Seriously bro, just go back to California.
Yea to office chair races.
Nay to hallways a little too narrow for proper office chair races.
Yea to camping.
Nay to talking about launching rockets in your tent during camping. Some things are just inappropriate.
Yea to “Zombie,” by the Cranberries. A dollar to the jukebox well spent.
Nay to being slightly embarrassed while singing along with it in public settings.
Yea to white smoke.
Nay to medieval institutions that don’t believe in birth control, women in positions of power and rights for LGBT folks.
Yea to yet another Francis in power. Francis Underwood, Francis Urquhart, Pope Francis. Coincidence? We don’t think so. The bigger question is: How many people did this Francis kill to get to the top?
Nay to week three of “House of Cards” references making it into the yeas and nays. We promise, this is the last.
Yea to Pi Day.
Nay to 3.14159 — nah forget about it, turns out it can be useful at times, we guess. Or at least that’s what we’ve heard from some folks.
Yea to it being the end of the term.
Nay to that huge paper due in two days we still haven’t finished writing. Procrastination is rough sometimes.
Yea to OSU’s certifying officials honoring women veterans yesterday with delicious treats in the Memorial Union.
Nay to the Department of Defense getting rid of funding for tuition assistance because of sequestration. Couldn’t you have not built a bomb or something instead?
Yea to pint nights.
Nay to pint nights that turn into pitcher nights that turn into sleeping through your morning classes.
Yea to infatuations.
Nay to obviously being infatuated with someone and never making the move to do anything about it. Like when you sit down next to him, and you just sort of awkwardly stare instead of saying anything because you are afraid of saying something stupid and it’s just blatantly obvious to everyone else how much you are in love with him.
Yea to puppies in the library.
Nay to puppies.
Yea to it being the Ides of March. Go do something inappropriate, like you know, stab the dictator, yell “Sic semper tyrannis” and run out of the forum. — you’re welcome for the history lesson, children. Stay frosty, while you can.
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