Posts Tagged ‘Cougars’
Random Kanji Knowledge time! This past weekend, I went down to a wonderful place called Pullman to attend my younger brother’s college graduation at Washington State University, which is my alma mater as well (if it is not obvious already, the cougar is my favorite animal in the world).
It is thus fitting that today’s kanji is 卒業 (sotsugyou — pronounced sow-tsu-gee-yoh), the Japanese word for graduation. 卒 can refer to stuff like “soldier” or “graduate,” whereas the 業 can refer to aspects like “vocation” or “arts.”
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My superhero concept now has a draft design for his logo. Special thanks to Charles Faust for putting in the effort to help me with this stuff.
Nidalee has always been my favorite champion in “League of Legends” since I began playing the game two years ago. She was the first champion I saved up my first batch of Influence Points to unlock. I was very excited to play Nidalee because her signature ability involves transforming into a cougar, which is my favorite kind of cat in the world. Two words: PUMA POWER!
So below is a quick haiku I wrote about my favorite cat in the world: the cougar. This haiku follows the traditional 5-7-5 syllable format. Perhaps I am a poet and didn’t even know it. Or not. >^..^<
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So my beloved alma mater just turned 122 today! Washington State University means the world to me. Being a Coug is why I push myself every day to keep up the good fight. GO COUGS!
So my alma mater, Washington State University, is having its annual elections for the school’s student government. By default, I am going to be rooting for the above candidates to win because Kyle Erdman is a fellow alumnus from my old high school, John R. Rogers. (Go Pirates!)
So this particular event holds a lot of memories for me from back when I was a copy chief at my university’s paper, The Daily Evergreen. The copy chief is responsible for wading through every student-written article that will run in the next day’s paper. I had to edit articles for spelling, grammar, journalism style and whatnot.
Needless to say, it is a very important role and an essential part in making sure a given paper was at least somewhat legible when you picked up a physical copy from a newspaper rack in the morning. However, it was also extremely frustrating and difficult at times because some writing pieces made me think, “Did someone from college actually type this?”
For long time, I thought you were moderately content with the progress I’ve made throughout this past year and a half, the personal struggles I had to endure, the days where you thought I was sitting around and “doing nothing” as you ignorantly put it.
Well, now you have gone and done it. You managed to reopen wounds I thought could finally get some time to heal. So you come barging into my room, yelling at me that I should “move on” with my life and get out of this household. You give me this sticky note with a name and organization I have no clue about, and then you expect me to go and apply to this place on the fly with the thought that I can just move out to Portland immediately, especially considering all the effort it took me to get this far in this economy?
Honestly, are you as stupid as I think you are?
Paul Wulff has been officially fired as head coach of the Washington State University football team. (Special thanks to Jessica Cope for the link.)
It was expected that Wulff would not continue as head coach based on the football program’s performance. There were some genuine bright spots in these past years, but all the positive aspects were easily outweighed by the multiple blunders and embarrassing defeats.
It was time for Wulff to go. Good luck, Wulff. You will always be a Coug.
Paul Wulff, it’s time for you to go.
When Wulff replaced Bill Doba a few years back as head coach of the Washington State University football program, everyone was excited for the changing of the guard, the reunion of a former WSU alumnus and player to coach the biggest sport for American colleges. Needless to say, I was one of these individuals who looked forward to a new face for the football program.
Wulff, you certainly looked the part. To me, you came off as someone who could lead our program to great things, at least on the surface.
But then that ill-fated first season came along. WSU ended up with a 2-11 record, but at least the Apple Cup was won that year. I froze my butt off with my friends to watch that game in chilly Pullman weather. It was a technically crappy football on a lot of levels, but it was so thrilling to nab a special victory for that day that I will never forget. Read the rest of this entry »