Almost Globalized

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief The weekend before MBC’s Apple Day festivities, the Campus Comments staff sat in a classroom in Academic, putting the website together.  Since then, it has received almost 1500 hits, mostly from the United States.  About 20 come from eight other countries, and three different continents. “They’re spammers,” people usually say. Possibly, but […]

Students Give at Red Cross Drive

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Since age fifteen, I wanted to get stuck in the arm.  I wanted to donate blood.  A book I read in the car during a ten-hour trip—Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood by Bill Hayes—made me aware of the need for blood donors.  It’s high, and as the slogan […]


Dear Readers, Last night’s story is removed from our publication with apologies to those involved.  We only meant to report the news angle, but apparently we acted too swiftly in our enthusiasm to do so. We will be more discreet in the future. Thank you, The Staff of Campus Comments

Numbers Resolve New Year’s

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief More people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions than the average person thinks.  I was as shocked to hear that claim as anyone—but my mother, aunt, and I heard it on NPR, so it had better be true. And according to the story, around 40-46% of the country actually succeeds when they […]

Give Thanks for Internet?

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Nine or ten Thanksgivings ago, my family had ostrich as part of our feast, and as soon as my brother and I could be excused from the table, we were glued to the computer screen, trying to catch Carmen Sandiego and the weird national treasure she had stolen.  The Internet wasn’t even […]

Week After

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Twelve years ago on Election Day, my brother ran up to me at school, the very picture of a teary kindergartener.  I asked if someone had hit him.  No, he gravely told me—he thought he was supposed to vote for Al Gore by putting an “X” next to George Bush on the […]

Young Voters Eye Approaching Election

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief My parents have happily cancelled out each other’s votes for twenty years. This arrangement meant that the kids never lacked for political exposure and discussion growing up.  I began counting down the years until the ability to vote from the time I was eleven. Helping to elect a President of the United […]

Mouse Invades House

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Living in a college dorm means that food is never really safe.  A sad fact of life.  However, finding the stash of Tootsie Rolls violated by something that gnaws with tiny little buck teeth should not. “It might have been an M-O-U-S-E,” fretted my lovely roommate, Thing 1. While we debated this […]

Apples in the SAC

Moriah Coleman and Susan Allen engage in a battle armed with our newspaper weapons. Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Wearing a cape made out of newspaper in 90% humidity is not easy, but standing out in a strange costume has never bothered me—particularly not for a cause as noble as the newspaper’s booth at the Apple Day […]