A Harvard student was charged Tuesday with making a hoax bomb threat just so he could get out of a final exam.
Eldo Kim, 20, of Cambridge, Mass., was scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court. He could face as long as five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine if convicted of communicating the bomb threat that cleared four large buildings Monday.
In an affidavit filed included with the criminal complaint, the FBI said Kim admitted sending the bogus threats out of “a desire to avoid a final exam.”
Even though I don’t go to Harvard, it’s still rather sad how the students there are giving the school such a bad name? First the cheating scandal, now this bomb threat just to avoid a final, which is pretty hardcore. Perhaps if it was a lesser known college, this would not have been broadcast over world news, but with Harvard being Harvard. Eldo Kim should have thought through his actions a bit more.
Coffee in the snow with my darlin’.
Skyfall, Complete Soundtrack
1 hour, 24 minutes, and 7 hours of wonderful music, perfect for… technically for me, perfect for studying, though I can imagine this setting the mood for many more things.
Some of my favorite songs include (with start times listed):
I think listening to this is more enjoyable than listening to say, the Lord of the Rings soundtrack (I did that last night too while studying, but whilst I only listened to the LOTR soundtrack once, I listened to this at least five times… it was a long night of studying). Who knew James Bond also had quality music? ;)
Here are the ramblings of a girl, four hours before she has to sit for her morning final on the first day of finals week…
And it’s supposed to be less than 20 degrees F as she makes the 20 minute trek to the testing room.
I judge mornings by how good the omelettes are.
This makes a lot of sense to me because ever since coming to college, my main intake at breakfast has been an omelette (and then probably bacon, chocolate soy milk, sausages, waffle, in descending order of probability). And then when I wake up too late for breakfast, the day is off to a sad start.
My favorite guy to make omelettes is probably Cliff since he takes great care in how they are and the omelettes are always super yummy, though he is dreadfully slow at times. He’s also nice to talk to (and exceedingly polite, though he needn’t be).
My next favorite guy is definitely Pierre who is usually there on weekday mornings and knows my order (everything except tomatoes and yes to cheese) by heart so he doesn’t need to ask ever (and I never change the order). He’s fast, efficient, makes a good omelette, though other people have complained he’s grouchy and yes, yes he is, but oh well, he’s nice to me :)
Then everyone else is sub-par compared to them, though I feel like some of them have potential to be great, I just haven’t had enough omelettes from them yet to truly judged. There has been a terrible guy once for two weeks (who was substituting for Pierre) who made a mess of things, was indecently slow, and didn’t even cook through the omelettes correctly. Then there was another guy once who was just plain messy and ended up spilling all over the place (what).
I had an omelette this morning and actually it wasn’t Cliff nor Pierre who made it—it was someone I had never seen before—but it was yummy.
I used to be very into Kpop, and I guess I still like it (even today I was listening through a playlist of 2NE1, BigBang, Epik High…), but what I listen is mostly what came out a year, two years, three years ago and I have no idea what’s happening in the “Kpop World” anymore, except that there has been a massive number of groups “debuting” with weirder and weirder names that I feel like are from entertainment companies who are getting more out of touch with reality? To name a few I think are weird…
So, I’m probably being a bit too harsh, but do remember, I’m talking about the names of the groups, and not the groups’ music, talent, brains, looks, etc. Just the names…
Course evaluations are taken quite seriously at MIT (though I have no idea how much other schools emphasize it). During the last week of classes, most professors will include “do the course evaluations!” in every lecture, or even ask people to bring laptops to class and give a fifteen minutes (from a fifty minute lecture woot!) for the students to fill out a course evaluation.
To be honest, I usually skimp a bit on mine; I don’t usually give comments, though I do rate the professors and TAs and courses fairly enough. I gave a few brutal ratings this year for my math class.
Someone online compiled a list of some interesting comments from the course evaluation (which are anonymous but free to be seen by everyone in the school) and I though it was pretty interesting. Here are some of the funnier ones.
"His blackboard technique puts Rembrandt to shame."
”Problems sets are a decoy to lure you away from potential exam material.”
"Recitation was great. It was so confusing that I forgot who I was, where I was, and what I was doing — it’s a great stress reliever."
"TA steadily improved throughout the course… . I think he started drinking and it really loosened him up."
”The course was very thorough. What wasn’t covered in class was covered on the final exam.”
The post can be seen here.
When Macklemore says, “I got my city right behind me, if I fall, they got me,” on “Can’t Hold Us,” he means it. The Heist didn’t make Macklemore and Ryan Lewis huge in the Northwest; they could have filled KeyArena before “Thrift Shop” ever hit national pop radio. But the way Seattle has rallied around Macklemore is almost surreal, though there’s a clear reason why Seattleites love him so – he reps his city hard. It’s not merely his lyrics (in songs like “The Town,” “Cowboy Boots” and “My Oh My”) or his propensity to perform in Supersonics jerseys, it’s also the Seattle performers he and Ryan Lewis bring into the fold. The guest vocalists that provide the choruses on The Heist were on hand to sing live. Singer songwriter Mary Lambert belted out an emotional rendition of the gay-rights anthem “Same Love,” Hollis provided her electro-pop vocal to “White Wall,” and Wanz and Ray Dalton added smooth, funky touches to “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.”