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Staff Rants: March 22-28

By WSN Staff

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As our model-level, gorgeous staff members come together once again for the week, they have many rants with which to fill this page. Please enjoy!

On Cell Phones:

We’ve all taken our phones out in class to check a text or quickly reply to a Snapchat, but if you blatantly set your phone on your desk, in full view, and neglect to even look up once because you’re too busy scrolling through God-knows-what for an hour and 15 minutes, you’re on the next level of rude. Whether or not you like that class or professor, he or she put in time and effort — not to mention the time they spent obtaining a Ph.D. — just to provide you with the education that you or someone close to you is paying an exorbitant amount of money for. So if you’re not interested in taking advantage of the education that you’re privileged with, you could at least just pretend every now and then for the sake of being polite and considerate. — Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor

On the Rain:

Dear people who don’t like rain,

You are thinking about it wrong — you’re all seeing a square instead of a cube. People don’t like rain because it’s different, uncomfortable, disruptive. But it’s a disruption that can spur reflection, that has the potential to be beautiful. On a sunny day, you may be happier, but you are not improving yourself. On a rainy day, you can learn how to protect yourself and to step over the puddles. You can grow stronger, smarter and more durable. Of course, I mean this is in the soppy metaphorical sense, but also literally. Rain is the best. — Jemima McEvoy, News Editor

On the British:

There’s a super annoying British photo editor who is trying to make me only eat beans for a day. Not even just beans — cold beans. I don’t get what this guy’s deal is — he is SO obsessed with making sure I suffer through eating beans, simply because I temporarily forgot one tiny fact about the TV show “Friends.” Now, I can’t get through one day without being threatened by my impending bean-induced doom. What makes it worse is that I didn’t agree to this! He keeps adding on days of bean-eating every time I remind him that I never said I would actually do it. At least I made him eat pineapple pizza before he could actually force the beans on me. — Natasha Roy, News Editor

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