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Annee Mayer-Chapleau

Annee Mayer-Chapleau is a junior studying creative writing. She loves astronomy and her main goal in life is to dance like David Byrne from the Talking Heads.

December 13, 2007

Anime rises above negative stereotypes

The majority of people I meet have had a hefty helping of ignorance when it comes to the magnificence of anime. When I mention that I am a fan, the most common reaction I receive is a blank stare followed by a cold “oh, heh.” In fact, I’m sure I lost at least half of […]

December 6, 2007

Love show sparks contemplation

An incredibly simple fact astonished me today. After two years together, my boyfriend and I broke up. It’s now December, five months later, and I can’t help but notice the accumulation of blissful couples that happen to be nuzzling each other around every corner. Restaurants, the library, the bank, the grocery store and every other […]

November 29, 2007

Blogs, vlogs entertain but do little else

The entirely eloquent, trustworthy and accurate UrbanDictionary defines the term “blog” as: “Short for weblog. A meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life.” Consists of such riveting entries as ‘homework sucks’ and ‘I slept until noon today’.” While some individuals use their […]

November 15, 2007

Parents’ actions have an effect on children

Whenever I woke up I wondered where I was. When my drowsy eyes finally adjusted, they watered. The realization that I was again at his house would break my heart. As much as I despised that stiff bed, I never wanted to get out of it. That would mean I would have to see him […]

November 8, 2007

Lottery tickets suggest possibility for wealth and happiness, but fail to deliver

What do you have? The love of your family? Food to eat? A roof over your head? Loyal friends and a deck of cards? Well, isn’t that sweet. Am I supposed to be impressed? Like many individuals in our world, I wish a ridiculously large sum of money would fall out of the sky and […]

November 1, 2007

Celebrities’ status may not be deserved, but they do deserve our sympathy

The most common way to define a celebrity is to say that the individual is in the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed. Let me repeat: HONORED and ACCLAIMED. Now try to convince me why half of our society’s “celebrities” are considered celebrities. Do some of them truly deserve such an impressive […]

October 25, 2007

‘Real World’ reflects reality of deteriorating societal values

“This is the true story…of seven strangers…picked to live in a house…work together, and have their lives taped…to find out what happens when people stop being polite…and start getting real…The Real World.” The introduction to MTV’s television show “The Real World” has been the same since its debut and is recognizable to nearly every teen […]

October 18, 2007

Online love a little bit off

Online dating services have a dreadfully creepy reputation, just as this quotation from “The Office” suggests: “Yes. It is true. I, Michael Scott, am signing up with an online dating service. Thousands of people have done it, and I am going to do it. I need a username, and… I have a great one. Little […]

October 11, 2007

College may not provide ideal job

The florescent lighting exaggerated every hideous detail inside this ghetto grocery store. I was a sheltered 16-year-old with long purple hair and I stood behind the counter awkwardly, trembling every time someone meandered toward my line. It was only my third week employed there, but I had considered quitting before, during and after my shift […]

October 4, 2007

New main street coffee shop exceeds expectations

Sometimes I would sweat profusely at work. My teeth would chatter in between my hyperactive conversation. I might have worried that my customers assumed I was on some sort of crazy drug as I gave them their drinks with a trembling hand, but they knew my state of mind all too well. They were addicts […]

September 28, 2007

MySpace merely adolescent angst

“Whatchu gonna do with all them friends, all them friends that’s on your page,” the song begins. “I’m m-m-m-m-make them comment, make them comment on MySpace, MySpace … OMG (Oh My God) it’s MySpace, MySpace.” These lyrics, sung to the beat of “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas and written by two MySpace enthusiasts, […]

September 20, 2007

Falcon stereotypes less evident than review says

I now have a great deal of admiration for Sociology majors. Anyone who is able to observe and understand human behavior in great detail and not go utterly insane is brilliant. I, however, am going utterly insane with every small societal realization. Although I haven’t been completely oblivious to the stereotypes found on UWRF’s campus, I have only recently realized just how recognizable they are to my peers.