Idioms: Achillies’ Heel

December 2, 2008 0

By Kaitlin Strohschein. “An Achilles Heel is a person’s only vulnerable spot; a serious or fatal weakness,” according to the Oxford University Press Dictionary of Idioms. Achilles, son of Thetis […]

Plagiarism: intellectual theft

December 2, 2008 0

By Kaitlin Strohschein. At BCC, students may receive failing grades and ultimately be expelled for cheating and plagiarism, according to the Arts and Humanities Division Web site. “It’s [plagiarism] an […]

New global philosophy classes.

December 2, 2008 0

By Kaitlin Strohschein. The BCC philosophy department will be offering two new global philosophy courses in the winter 2009 quarter. One of these courses will focus on Buddhist philosophy, and […]

Idioms: “As certain as death and taxes.”

November 18, 2008 0

By Kaitlin Strohschein. People pay taxes. Then, they die. The above idiom suggests that death and taxes are among life’s unpleasant inevitabilities. Two authors are credited with invention of the […]

Idioms: “No Pain, No Gain”

November 4, 2008 0

By Kaitlin Strohschein The next time you burn your tongue on a steaming cup of tea remember, “No pain, no gain!” Although this idiom and tea may at first appear […]

Idioms: “Begging the question”

October 28, 2008 0

“Begging the question” is a trick to winning arguments without using logic; it is a logical fallacy. Encarta Encyclopedia defines a logical fallacy as “a mistake made in the process […]

Idioms: “A needle in a haystack”

October 21, 2008 0

By Kaitlin Strohschein In Bellevue, it is rather difficult to locate a haystack. Finding a needle within one is well nigh impossible. However, even under the best of circumstances, the […]

Idioms: “My name is mud”

October 14, 2008 0

By Kaitlin Strohschein Merriam Webster Dictionary defines mud as, “soft, wet earth.” It is also the home of earthworms, an ideal substance in which to grow plants, and the main […]

Understanding the economic crisis

October 7, 2008 0

A helpful and easy guide for students By Kaitlin Strohschein If the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 777 points (as it did on September 29, 2008) for 14 days […]

Taking a closer look at the Geek Pit

October 1, 2008 0

A historical and cultural study By Kaitlin Strohschein For almost a decade, the ways and history of the people of the Geek Pit have remained enigmatic to the outside world. […]

My Favorite Things: The Pursuit of Happiness

July 26, 2008 0

Written by: Kaitlin Strohschein Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician and philosopher said, “All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this […]