Posts Tagged ‘Christina Sterbenz’

Meet the Jerk Bloggers: Christina Sterbenz

Posted: February 23, 2011 by jerkmagblog in ZONE -- syracuse
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Hey everyone! I’m Christina Sterbenz, and I’m the Zone blogger for this semester. I’ll be letting you guys know the haps around Syracuse for the next few months. Listed below is some random crap about me. Enjoy!

Major: Magazine Journalism and Policy Studies

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Akron, Ohio … more affectionately known as Crackron or AK-rowdy

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: Raisin Bran

One Lie I Got Away With: I definitely told a few people from my hometown that I was in Newhouse before I actually got accepted. Don’t judge.

Two things on my bucket list: become fluent in Ukrainian and write a children’s book (about a squirrel with magical powers that fights evil forest trolls) with my daddy

Three celebrities I love: Sean Connery, Ke$ha, and Winnie the Pooh

Oh, and I don’t have a Twitter, so even if you wanted to, you can’t follow me. It’s borderline appalling, I know.

Don’t Close Borders!

Posted: February 23, 2011 by jerkmagblog in VAULT -- archives
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This is not just a blog post. This is a call to arms. Approximately 30 percent of Borders stores will close nationwide, a result of the company’s recent bankruptcy. The one at Carousel Center will close sometime in March.  As a child, I learned to love books among Border’s shelves. I remember analyzing my dreams in the self-help section and giggling at the Kama Sutra with pre-teen friends. (more…)

Aside from drinking to stay warm, most students think that the Syracuse winter doesn’t really foster a lot of opportunities for shenanigans. I would beg to differ. From February 17 through 27, downtown Syracuse as well as various other areas in Onondaga County, will host Winterfest 2011. The event includes activities such as a Martini mix-off, a snowman building competition, and tango dancing. Restaurants in the area and other places such as the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will also have special activities. Visit the official website for a full list of events.

Winter in Syracuse can suck, especially when the city has already surpassed the average annual amount of snow and not everyone has a car on campus. Students constantly complain about their lack of entertainment and then do nothing but drink on the weekends. Get your hungover ass off the damn couch and have some good, clean fun! It won’t kill you, I promise.