Emily Blackburn

Emily Blackburn

A Judgmental Map of Purdue University

If you whipped out your Purdue Map App to locate the nearest Starbucks, you’d find one conveniently situated next to Krach Leadership Center. If you asked a Purdue student which building Armstrong Hall was, they’d tell you to walk under the Purdue University archway toward the engineering fountain, then swing an immediate left. But, what […]

5 Reasons Purdue Students Would Rather Not Get Back to The Grind This Coming Semester

We were all ready to leave the frozen wasteland that was Purdue University after finals week. Over winter break, many Boilermakers decided to escape the cold on a nice tropical vacation somewhere where drinks are included and palm trees are plentiful. The rest of us have bundled ourselves up indoors and tried at all costs […]

Purdue’s Sylly Week: The Pros and Cons

Syllabooze Week at Purdue is, quite frankly, a gift from the Big Man himself. No homework, no worries, optimum drinking time for 7 whole days. And, attendance doesn’t really count until the following Monday – at least, that’s what every Boilermaker tells themselves. But, before you embark on your Sylly Week shenanigans, The Black Sheep […]

5 Things to Do at Purdue University Before the Cold Kills Us All

In these frigid times, we ask you to consider your motivations for attending a college in the sad, cold, tundra of the Midwest during the months of November through February (and sometimes March, if we really piss off the universe). Here are 5 things to do at Purdue before a snowdrift swallows you whole. 5.) […]

5 Reasons to be Thankful You Don’t Go to IU

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it’s important for us to give thanks – for our freedom, for our family, but especially for our black and gold. Here are 5 reasons you should be thankful you’re not wearing IU colors this holiday season. 5.) IU students are 100% more likely to have peaked in […]

Pros and Cons of Tailgating at Purdue…Because It’s Over for the Year

This Saturday marks the passing of Purdue’s last home football game, and with it comes the final tailgate of the 2016 football season. Whether you’re a football fan, or you just really like having an excuse to get drunk at 6:30 in the morning, here are some pros and cons to tailgating at Purdue that […]

Trump: Is he Earhart or is he Wiley?

After the massive shitshow that was Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the burnt orange, toupee-wearing skin flap that we have all come to know will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States in just a few short months. While some here at Purdue have been caught wondering why Obama couldn’t be allowed just […]

Make an Argument Why Finals Week is Actually the Best Week of the School Year

“Well, fuck. Literally the only thing I can think of is that being that stressed about classes distracts [me] from the rest of my shitty life.” Elly Kjeldbjerg, Sophomore “Post-final exam sex is the best sex.” Morgan Harbison, Freshman “… you can celebrate all the L’s taken that week by drowning your sorrows in alcohol.” […]