It is very, very difficult to browse the Internet without coming across a link to an Upworthy article. Even if you don’t know these by name, you’ve certainly seen them. The Upworthy formula taps into some subconscious part of the brain that makes you click on a link before you’ve even processed that you don’t really care about what it says. This type of writing is impossible to avoid these days, as so much of our online interaction is decided by triggering impulse behavior.
So what happens when these become skills worth passing on to future generations? What if editors on sites like Buzzfeed moved on to academia? How would they get you to take their classes?
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HIST 211 – Early United States History
PSYC 305 – Brain and Behavior
FINC 215 – Personal Finance
MUSC 252 – Music History I
CHEM 102 – Molecular Chemistry Lab
ENGL 320 – Medieval Literature
PHIL 101 – Introduction to Philosophy
FNAR 201 – Art History – Renaissance to Modern
STAT 203 - Fundamentals of Statistics
MARK 201 – Principles of Marketing
Every year, there are a handful of costumes (usually something topical) that dominate Halloween. This is especially true in college, where the resources you have to throw together a decent costume are usually pretty limited. Last year, if you overlook the typical pirates and Marios and other costumes that never go out of fashion, you got around 25% Mitt Romney, 25% Barack Obama, and 50% Bane from The Dark Knight Rises.
Here’s our list of ten costumes you’re basically guaranteed to see walking around this year, ranked on the Heath Ledger as Joker Terrifying Scale.
- Costume: Biker helmets, gloves, shiny jackets
- Why this costume? Because this was the year that everyone on the planet suddenly remembered how much they liked Daft Punk.
- Terrifying Level: 0 Heath Ledger Jokers
- Costume: Diaper, shutter shades
- Why this costume? You might be surprised at how many college students jump at the opportunity to dress like a baby. When it’s a famous baby that’s easily recognized with the addition of cheap props, you have a dream costume.
- Terrifying Level: 0.2 Heath Ledger Jokers
Lance Armstrong and/or A-Rod
- Costume: Biking jersey or Yankees uniform, fake muscle suit, Livestrong bracelet or t-shirt that says “Biogenesis”
- Why this costume? It was a bad year to be world-class athlete caught cheating.
- Terrifying Level: 0.4 Heath Ledger Jokers