Emily Blackburn

Emily Blackburn

Chief Campus Editor

Purdue University
The Pros and Cons of Leaving Purdue For Spring Break

Spring semester was all fine and dandy, until you realized that the only break longer than a single measly day is literally like, 3 months into the new year. A month in, death by homework seemed like a real possibility, and you contemplated the feasibility of giving your professors some long-term disease to give yourself […]

QUIZ: Which Matt Painter Facial Expression Describes Your Personality?

Matt Painter and this year’s Purdue basketball team are pretty much the only reason we aren’t still bitter about how much our football season sucked. Our second rivalry game against IU is tonight, and in that spirit, we’ve devised a quiz that’ll tell you exactly which of Matt Painter’s in-game facial expressions adequately describe your […]

The 5 Best Spots on Chauncey To Stuff Your Face For $3

Sure, the cost of attendance at Purdue isn’t nearly as steep as some other universities, but it’s still pretty emotionally scarring to fork out tens of thousands of dollars a year to pay for an education whose level of difficulty has been driving you to the brink of insanity since you moved in. The Black […]

QUIZ: Which Successful Purdue Alumnus Will You Fail to Become?

Since 98% of us will grow up to be exceptionally average at what we do, it’s healthy to appreciate those who’ve graduated from Purdue and who’ve actually made something of themselves. If today’s gas prices are higher than your GPA this semester, we’ve created a quiz you can use, not only to procrastinate some more, […]

“Who’s That Pokemon?”: IU Vs. Purdue Edition

The first big rivalry game of the season is happening tonight, and everyone who calls themselves a Boilermaker will be tuning in to watch IU get absolutely shit on. Here at The Black Sheep, we love Pokémon, we love Purdue, and we hate IU – so here’s an article comparing all three. And, don’t worry, […]

A Timeline Of Your 4 Years At Purdue

Despite the fact that attending college means subjecting yourself to crippling debt and copious amounts of Easy Mac, Boilermakers know that, when it comes down to it, college life pretty much rocks. Whether you’ve been drunk for 90% of your time here in West Lafayette and are having trouble remembering what you’ve really been up to, […]

QUIZ: Which Purdue Dining Court Are You?

Even if you live off-campus as a junior or senior and you’ve given up a life of Meal Swipes, you remember your days as a freshman or sophomore, hauling your (sizably enhanced, courtesy of the Freshman 15) ass to the dining court to squeeze yourself in line before the rest of your classmates. And, you […]

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 […]