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darien_specter
29th Jun 2002, 07:25
So, just out of curiosity, who's in college or university, and if you don't mind, where? major?

I'll lead the way!
Southwest Missouri State University (almost got to change to Missouri State! better luck next year...), Springfield, MO
And I am studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance.

willow
29th Jun 2002, 09:44
I attend the American Academy of Art and I'm an Illustration major with a minor in graphic design. I have yet to decide on a graduate school... I'm toying with the idea of NYU.... but certain people may keep me closer to home and at a state school... and that's my decision btw... it's too early to tell atm... but I would say it's a pretty good bet.

Jedilvr
29th Jun 2002, 18:34
I shall begin my Junior year at La Sierra University, in LaSierra,CA next Fall (took a year off). And I am a Psychology Major.

blincoln
29th Jun 2002, 18:48
I went to Simon Fraser up in British Columbia. I was majoring in composition, but I left after three years because the head of the department hated electronic music.

NoobSaibot
29th Jun 2002, 21:16
I am in my last part-time year at Harrisburg Area College, and will possibly go the Penn State-Harrisburg if I can afford it.

God
29th Jun 2002, 22:28
I am very happy for all of you making an effort to make a good life for yourselves. The world needs its artists, musicians, doctors, and teachers. Only by effort can you live a life worth living. All I ask is you put forth the effort. I am happy to see that all of you are.

TheElderGodofNosgoth
29th Jun 2002, 23:20
I will be startding my 2 year at Westfield State College in Westfield, MA in the fall, but dont hold it against me. I am at the top of my class. :)

darien_specter
30th Jun 2002, 07:49
Hey, mr. arrogant, what is your deal? You've suddenly appeared in the new forums, and all you do is go around making all these stupid comments. And not just in here, which is admittedly off-topic threads, but in all the forums. This is for LoK discussion, buddy. This particular thread of mine is about colleges, not some jerk giving his sacriligious blessing. (There I said it, tried not to but I couldn't help it - my cranky German Lutheran side got the better of me. :D) Either contribute something to the discussion, or shut up. Sheesh.

willow
30th Jun 2002, 09:13
Geez man calm down. It's not like the God is saying anything bad or anything. He/she is not preaching (i.e. you should all believe in god or some bull). If it were anyone else who had made that comment I don't believe you would have said anything. I think just because they're using God as a moniker you're jumping on them. I have yet to see our God here do anything overly preachy. Sure he/she stays in character and yeah he/she is arrogant... but don't just blast them solely for that. Plenty of people who post on this forum are like that... Hell I'm like that.
I mean come on... I'm an agnostic and I can deal with it. I'm sure you can too.

darien_specter
30th Jun 2002, 18:06
I'm not really accusing him of being preachy... sorry, got a little overly cranky about it. :)

I don't really mind the moniker, I just think he's being patronizing instead of contributing to the discussion. If he'd discuss... that's all I'm saying. I think. Oh well...

Ranmyaku
30th Jun 2002, 20:49
I'm not even outta high school....

darien_specter
30th Jun 2002, 20:50
Well, any ideas where you plan to go?

Ranmyaku
30th Jun 2002, 20:58
I'm going into the art field, of course. I'd like to go to the University of Alberta. I heard they have a really good art program over there.

I'd love to be a artist for a videogaming company, for any one of my favorite series. :D

Azuriel
30th Jun 2002, 21:07
my school screwed me over, so there`s a rather large chance i just had my last schoolyear for the rest of my life


grade list: i passed, easily
teachers: i failed, 4 exams are scored below 35%


doesn`t make sense eh?

dago
30th Jun 2002, 21:13
thatz also unlucky...i'm still in school, i got a 72% aggregate this term, so i'm ok...

darien_specter
30th Jun 2002, 21:32
I'm curious - how could your grades be good, yet your teachers still fail you? Some part of the Dutch educational system I don't know, I presume...

dago
30th Jun 2002, 22:03
the teachers dont like him...i think...thatz the only reason i can think of!

Azuriel
30th Jun 2002, 22:37
Originally posted by darien_specter
I'm curious - how could your grades be good, yet your teachers still fail you? Some part of the Dutch educational system I don't know, I presume...


i`m curious about that too...

hunnie
30th Jun 2002, 23:15
i graduated college from york in october 2001 for computer systems specialist

dago
30th Jun 2002, 23:20
that is one of the best sigs i have seen...did u make it???

:D is that you in the pic:D

hunnie
1st Jul 2002, 00:19
i found the pic and umah added the words and edited it a little for me. she's good at making sigs. im waiting for her to finish a couple other pics for me. sorry to say, that isnt me in the pic

darien_specter
1st Jul 2002, 04:23
:D Gee, that's too bad... :D

So Az, do your grades just not count for anything? I mean, how can your school get away with failing you if you do well with all your subjects?

Umah Bloodomen
1st Jul 2002, 05:34
As far as my academic life...I am starting at Oakland Community College in Waterford, MI in August (after a 4 year break from school in general) where I will begin my fun-filled education. From there I will be transfering over to Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where I will persue a BA in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Business Management. I may eventually add a seperate program to that and go into networking, but I am not sure yet.

EDIT: I am such a nerd...LOL

royalmarine1980
1st Jul 2002, 05:51
I couldn't be bothered with Uni, so I'll stick on the Pro. Killing side of things lol

Easy money, not too many hours involved, and the holidays are good :D

shiburavi
1st Jul 2002, 14:19
i finished my graduation in BFA specialized in sculpture, and at present iam in the field of 2d animation. worked in few serial animation like "for better or for worse" (which was telecasted in canada) and "aladdin" a disney serial animation.

shiburavi
1st Jul 2002, 14:20
i finished my graduation in BFA, specialized in sculpture, and at present iam in the field of 2d animation. worked in few serial animation like "for better or for worse" (which was telecasted in canada) and "aladdin" a disney serial animation.

Azuriel
1st Jul 2002, 14:44
Originally posted by darien_specter


So Az, do your grades just not count for anything? I mean, how can your school get away with failing you if you do well with all your subjects?


here`s the answer:

*clueless*

Ender
1st Jul 2002, 19:59
well, first off, hello everyone. read the old forums alot, but never really posted anything worth reading.

anyway, to the topic at hand. I'm currently at Santa Clara University in California, studying mechanical engineering. Going into my senior year. (Wahoooooooooo)


Hey Az, does your school have a messed up curve or something, or maybe just the teachers? Cause my little brother is in high school, and he was basically doing A/B quality work in his math class, but got an F on his semester grades cause the teacher thought he wasn't trying hard enough. (we also later found out the teacher didn't like him) He was lucky tho, cause he was able to convince the admins it wasn't his fault, but the teacher's, and my bro was taken out of the class. Might be too late now for you to try something like that, but hey, it could be worth it.

Riovanes
1st Jul 2002, 20:18
I am preparing to begin my Junior year at Eureka College in Eureka IL. I am an English major with dual minors in both History and Spanish... I speak the language well enough, I suppose, but Willow tells me my pronunciation is horrid...

I will be an RA (resident advisor, we're in charge of dorms) next year, as well as the officially licensed on campus martial arts instructor (with many kind thanks to Mr. Skoien for letting me have that responsibility)...

As for graduate school, I think I'll be headed to the University of Kentucky to finish up a Master's degree in English, possibly moving into a Doctoral program at some point. I have no desire to teach, but with my History background and Spanish qualifications, I'll likely get myself into consultation work, or something in the communications field.

BAH!!!

Azuriel
1st Jul 2002, 21:26
Originally posted by Ender

Hey Az, does your school have a messed up curve or something, or maybe just the teachers? Cause my little brother is in high school, and he was basically doing A/B quality work in his math class, but got an F on his semester grades cause the teacher thought he wasn't trying hard enough. (we also later found out the teacher didn't like him) He was lucky tho, cause he was able to convince the admins it wasn't his fault, but the teacher's, and my bro was taken out of the class. Might be too late now for you to try something like that, but hey, it could be worth it.


i tried convincing the admins.. oh how i tried. alas, i failed.
i am 100% certain the teachers don`t like me, because i`m more arrogant than Kain in his best days. the teachers actually asked me to explain things for them. as i had superior know-how about the course, i kinda felt like god :) .they didn`t like it..


totally OT: does anyone know the correct recipe for a molotov cocktail?

Riovanes
1st Jul 2002, 21:36
That'd be one of those things we can't post, Az... *chuckles* I can tell you how to make a lovely potato cannon from some PVC pipe and an old hand crank, though...

BAH!!!

Azuriel
1st Jul 2002, 21:38
enlighten me, noble monk

Power reaver
2nd Jul 2002, 13:30
Iam in High School , in the 9th , after this year there is 1 more year to go before I can goto college .
Iam good at Science ( Physics - 70 , Chemistry- 82 , Biology-92 )and Maths , (around 76) and I ll probably go to the Medical field .

royalmarine1980
2nd Jul 2002, 19:21
Yo Az, I didn't tell you this, but a nice glass bottle, some petrol, a newspaper and a lighter is all you need.

Apocrypha Roxy
2nd Jul 2002, 22:08
Mmm... Molotov cocktails... yummy! ;) Especially served with crisp American History teacher!

Az, you aren't alone. I'm entering my senior year of High School in September; this year has been h*ll with flourescent lighting. My teacher the last semester has got to be the most ultra-liberal there is in the area... I bet if given the chance she'd lick Hillary Clinton's boots... (perhaps politics isn't appropriate here, so lets end it with the notion that I lean toward the right, and she was far to the left.)

Like you guys, I got cruddy grades - not because I didn't know the work, because I knew it like the back of my hand - but because I didn't do my homework (only because I didn't need the reinforcement!). Let me put it to you this way: Divide the class into 3 distinct groups; first is the group of smart students who already know the curriculum and really don't need reinforcement but are subjected to it anyway. Second is the group of kids who aren't going to be paying attention anyway, because they're busy drooling on the desk while they sleep, or listening to their walkman/discman/mp3 player, and don't give a hoot what goes on; obviously they aren't going to do homework - so be it. Third is the group of students who are weak in the subject and NEED the reinforcement in order to pass the requirements by the state (in this case, the NY Regents).

History is one of my strongest subjects, particularly world history with an intrest in the Middle East. I always liked Tomb Raider as a kid, and I can envision myself exploring vast labyrinths and tombs. I particularly love Persian mythology, etc.
English is another strong subject - I'm in the middle of writing a Thief fanfic, which I haven't worked on in months because I was busy playing Thief or my computer went nutty. Dance & Art too - I'm thinking of persuing a career with graphic design/storyboard writing/drawing for computer games.
My big problem is math, and that has held me back much, but other than that all of my Regents grades have been 85-90+. So I think it is not fair that I had to fail because the teachers are stingy on homework - I once had a math teacher who NEVER assigned homework, and I passed wonderfully in his class, AND learned much more than I did in classes that poured out continuous homework.

Don't get me wrong, I love to read, and write, but if I don't need to do it, why get punished for it? Just stating my case...

As for college, I want to go to NYU, hopefully I'll get in. Right now I'm in summer school making up credits for any classes that I've failed. I'm getting out of here as fast as I can...:cool:

Sue in UK
3rd Jul 2002, 19:46
Oxford - England ... amongst the Dreaming Spires ... :)

Azuriel
3rd Jul 2002, 20:07
Apocrypha Roxy, Umah

glad to know i`m not alone...
thanks!

Serul
7th Jul 2002, 20:37
I don't go to school anymore, but my last education was called, Multimedia Vormgeving (Multimedia Design, in english) at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, it was a MBO education, which means basicly that you are learining towards a profession... (it's kind of hard to explain for the non dutch people).

Anyway, it consisted of four years of various courses including spending a year as a student intern. And in the fourth year you spend the last 4 to 6 months working in a team on a exam project that when finished properly you would have finished the course. Oh, and you also needed to have passed all those courses they gave you. Which there were about 230 of them.

...Basicly I felt that I wasted my time with that education, since almost everything that is relevent to my profession I taught myself. Oh well... :)

Sarah
8th Jul 2002, 00:34
Not attending school now-went to a junior college(Pierce), but as I had no idea of what major I wanted(ok, I did, but as I had this little attendance problem in high school, I did not have the grades to do what I wanted-sure, I passed all the knowledge tests and everything, but the stupid "attendance" problem screwed me up), school lost it's appeal; that, and busy working. May send mom to school though, and my sis is in college...

Vampmaster
8th Jul 2002, 20:36
I'm doing Computer Science at Liverpool University. I didn't get high enough grades, but they let me in if I did some subjects that weren't anything to do with the main course in a foundation year in a tiny (one or two buildings) seperate campus miles away anything any fun that might happen. I'd been living at home as well because it was nearer than the accommodation. I've finished that now though so I can stop being only technically a member of the place.

willow
9th Jul 2002, 00:52
Originally posted by Riovanes
I speak the language well enough, I suppose, but Willow tells me my pronunciation is horrid...


Well... that's because it is. You speak spanish like a white boy.... but... uh... you kinda are ;)

Umah Bloodomen
9th Jul 2002, 04:00
Okay "Squeaky" :p

willow
9th Jul 2002, 04:06
hahaha *cough* *cough* *hack* *squeak* ........