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As I scroll down my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (wow what a social media junkie I am) news feeds I cannot help but stop and laugh at every “selfie” photo that girls post.

There was this one time on I was on Instagram, and noticed that one of my fellow high school friends posted a picture of her neck down in just a sports bra and shorts with a title “have to get to the gym I’m starting to feel flabby.” REALLY!? You really need to tell everyone that you are flabby with a graphic photo? How about this, instead of taking photos of yourself complaining… go to the gym!

Disgusting, right? That’s exactly what crosses my mind when I see these photos. Yeah, yeah we all see that your new two sizes too small dress is cute, and your bathing suit that shows only your boobs gives you great tans lines, but seriously, put it away. Not only are these pictures inappropriate and disgusting, they are just simply fucking weird.

Not only does it annoy every other girl on the planet that you do this, but you are also creeping the guys out. No man wants to see you post pictures of yourself naked on the Internet. A close guy friend of mine came across the picture I was talking about above and literally laughed out loud for a few minutes before saying “wow.” Think I’m lying? Ask him. No guy stops at your picture and is like “WOW that girl is so attractive,” its more like “WOW that girl is desperate.”

Sweetie, if you want to attract men, you are doing it in all the wrong ways and places. You think Prince Charming is going to see your naked photo and fall in love with you? I highly doubt it. Instead you will probably attract that low life you graduated high school with who now lives in his parent’s basement and feeds off young girls pictures on the Internet.

I’m starting to creep myself out right now.

So as a friendly reminder girls, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT post weird half naked or clothed self-taken pictures of you on the Internet. It is weird and everyone who sees them is most likely judging/laughing at you (guilty as charged).

Instead, why don’t you put up a nice picture of yourself at your grandmothers 70th birthday party online. You might just attract a nice, cute, rich boy who will pay for your expensive lifestyle someday.

~Chelsey Perry

“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”

Words O’ Wisdom — Kurt Cobain Edition

Posted: June 5, 2012 by jerkmag in WORDS O' WISDOM

“I’d rather be hated for who I am to be loved for who I am not.” — Kurt Cobain

-Julia Fuino

– Julia Fuino

Words O’ Wisdom — Benny Lewis

Posted: May 20, 2012 by jerkmag in WORDS O' WISDOM

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“Seek out people with different beliefs and views of the world to yours and get to know their side of the story.”

Who is Benny Lewis? Benny Lewis is a man who has spent eight years without a fixed home, moving from here to there all across the globe. He believes that while you might be learning everything you need to know about academics in school, you might be missing out on learning life. Catch what he has to say about his one of a kind experience by clicking here.

~Julia Fuino

The semester is done, but we ain’t

Posted: May 12, 2012 by jerkmag in WORDS O' WISDOM

Well, that was one helluva semester, eh? A mild winter, 80 degrees one day, snowing the next.  Cuse is cray

It was a good semester for the blog team though. We had our ups and downs, things got crazy, but we’re mother fucking champions…. Or something. Seriously though, I would like to thank all of our writers this semester, they did a great job and if it wasn’t for them – there would be no blog. To submit multiple articles every week on top of doing all the academic stuff we’re lambasted with takes a lot of desire and dedication, and they do it because they love to – not because they have to.

Now, just because the semester is over doesn’t mean the blog is shutting down. In fact, the complete opposite is true. We will be running over the summer, so make sure to keep checking back on the reg’ for new content. We’re going to continue working on the blogs design, working with writers to deliver quality content, and keeping you posted on whats going on around SU over the summer (I hear those kids who take summer classes are nutz). If you would like to write for us this summer, shoot an email to me at blog at jerkmagazine dot net with a writing sample!

Lastly, congratulations to all the seniors. Get the fuck out of here and be amazing.

-Charlie Ecenbarger

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
-Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society

OMG I can’t believe like that he would like do that to you. You’re like my best friend and I like love you. Why would he like hurt you like that? You’re amazing. Boys just like don’t understand. They’re so dumb. (Insert high-pitched girlie voice.)

SERIOUSLY?!?!?!  Can you hear yourself speak? I will admit, I do talk like this sometimes or have in the past but COME ON PEOPLE! This trend needs to stop and we all need to stop being lazy and remember how to form sentences. Um, hello, did we all forget what we’ve learned in high school English class? It’s not necessary to have five forms of like within a sentence. I know, it feels like its suppose to be there but… it’s not. It’s okay though! Getting rid of this habit won’t kill you. Some might need rehab though; it would probably be easy to bounce back into this routine.

However, other people see this trend differently. In The New York Times, writer Douglas Quenqua focuses on the trend in a positive light in his article, They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrve. He discusses how many linguists see this as a sophisticated change and think that female teens need to get some credit for this.

Quenqua writes, “The idea that young women serve as incubators of vocal trends for the culture at large has longstanding roots in linguistics. As Paris is to fashion, the thinking goes, so are young women to linguistic innovation.” This is an obvious claim, of course young women are the “trend setters” of the world. We are constantly changing what is popular for clothing as well as shoes and bags. Why not change our language too.

Quenqua notes that, “The use of “like” in a sentence, “apparently without meaning or syntactic function, but possibly as emphasis,” has made its way into the Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition.” ‘Like’ isn’t as exciting as Bootylicious when it was initiated into the Dictionary but it’s on the same level. These cues being welcomed into the Dictionary shows how popular this vocabulary is.

The funny thing that Quenqua found was that, “In 2011, Dr. Liberman conducted an analysis of nearly 12,000 phone conversations recorded in 2003, and found that while young people tended to use ‘like’ more often than older people, men used it more frequently than women.” HA. I kind of don’t believe that, but that is beside the point.

Why do we talk like this?

Honestly, I HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE. We all sound like ditsy girls who are in high school. I don’t know about you but I hated high school and especially the airhead girl part. This vocabulary choice that we’ve all decided to make together, needs to go away.  When did females decide that it was okay to sound like an idiot? Don’t we want to sound educated? I see these girls everywhere I go and once was one of these girls. PEOPLE MOCK THESE GIRLS!! Hopefully the change will happen soon. If not, let the mocking continue.

-Brooke Leone

“There is only one God, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death. Not today.” –Syrio Forel, The First Sword of Braavos.

Words o’ Wisdom: Imani Coppola Edition

Posted: November 30, 2011 by jerkmag in WORDS O' WISDOM
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“Live in the moment, and you’ll never go out of style.” – Imani Coppola