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  1. You couldn't care less about him. And yet you clicked on the "Gordon" thread on a message board, clicked "reply" on said thread, and followed by typing out the things you don't like about this kid.
  2. Dear Roy, It sounds like you worked incredibly hard during your college years. More than most, for that matter. It also sounds like that hard work paid off, and that you have done well for yourself. I'm glad that you were able to work your way into a good life. No one, and I mean no one, is trying to take that away from you. Best, Disgruntledbilliken
  3. Here are my thoughts on the matter, which are informed by time teaching high school and now at the college level: First, I'll lay out my thesis: The decision to make the ACT/SAT optional will have a negligible impact on the "quality" of students at SLU (or at other universities for that matter). I have taught a wide variety of bright (and not-so-bright) students. Some students demonstrated their intelligence through insightful comments during class discussion or on their essays. Some (certainly not all) of my best writers/thinkers did quite poorly on multiple choice exams. I had oth
  4. People get their panties in a bunch over the weirdest things. It's simple: If your kid sucks at AP physics (or one of the other really difficult HS courses in STL, LOL!) and needs validation, take the ACT/SAT. If you can afford and you value test scores, take the ACT/SAT. If you dicked around in HS and want to show your abilities in a way other than GPA, take the SAT/ACT and write a good essay. This is really not "the dumbing down of America."
  5. I'm not "in the know," but if I get anything from looking at this list it's that 1) Nesbitt wants to go away from home for college. 2) wants to go to a big school.
  6. Im a grad student at a large flagship public university in the Midwest (thankfully, not Mizzou). While nothing is official, the chair of my department said that based on his conversations with university administration, "it is a good prediction that at least half of the fall semester will be remote."
  7. But doesn't the same dynamic play out for most athletes at most (if not all) D1 basketball programs? I'm thinking here about all of the missed classes, "ghost classes" (ala what UNC got in trouble for, but certainly doesn't only happen at UNC), etc. Let's say we have a basketball player--we will call him Tony Smith. Tony decides to go to one of these "baseketball factories." His whole day is organized around basketball. He takes a few easy classes so that the "school" does just enough to justify their position as a "school." Tony Smith then gets an offer from Average Joes State Univ
  8. Wait, you do understand that the very basic idea that the fact that the first American Covid death was recorded on Feb. 29 does NOT mean that "not one american died from the chinese flu virus" prior to that day, right?
  9. Didn't you have some come to Jesus post a few days ago where you recognized your role in the craziness of this thread? And yet here you are with your racist bull****. At this point, it is common sense that calling it the "chinese flu" or anything of the like is absolutely racist, and yet here you are showing your colors. Didn't you say you've considered leaving the board? Maybe you should. One of your posts said you received a PM from another board member who convinced you to come back after a hiatus. Maybe if I PM you I can convince you to leave and never come back?
  10. It's a message board username. Again, a walking/talking meme.
  11. You're probably too old and miserable to "get it," but you're quite literally a walking, talking meme.
  12. Woah, Bryce Drew is at Grand Canyon? What a fall from grace!
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