This is a short one. I’m just posting to promote my motorcycle for sale: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bnc/mcy/3405742353.html
Returning readers may remember some of my posts about this bike. The Slut, as I liked to call it, was a wonderful motorcycle. I only planned to ride it for a couple thousand kilometers, but ended up putting about 7500km on it since the end of July. If I could afford to own and store two motorcycles at the same time, I’d keep this after getting something bigger. Every other CBR125 owner has said the same thing, it’s just that awesome.
Anyways, I’m looking for about $1800, but I’m accepting offers. Know somebody who wants to start riding or needs a daily commuter? Pass on the word.
NB, found some cool ratings: http://www.bikez.com/bike/rating.php?idbike=27726
I’ve been at Simon Fraser University for a while now. I think I’m technically in my sixth year now, though I’m probably considered a fourth year student in the university’s books. Part of the reason I’ve been here for so long is because I’ve worked while going to school since the beginning of my post-secondary academic career. A few of those jobs – and even more volunteer positions in extra-curricular groups – have been at SFU.
In the six years I’ve been at this school, I’ve spent a lot of time wandering around its halls, rooms, and labs. Something that used to amaze me was how blatant the cheating was. I’ve sort of come to just accept that it happens frequently. Bulletin boards almost 50% covered by essay, thesis, and assignment writing services; students viewing answer guides on lab computers; even note passing and cheat sheeting in exams. These just scrape the surface of the cheating that I’ve witnessed within the walls of SFU. Having been a TA, I’ve even seen a staggeringly high number of assignments that clearly came directly from the answer guides.
As a student, I am really offended by the cheating that happens. I feel powerless here. I was heavily involved in university politics for more than half my university career and still, I don’t have a single idea how to make it stop, how to penalize those that cheat. Unfortunately, I think everybody else is just as stumped for a solution. Got some ideas? Let me know.
I haven’t posted anything in a while. The reason is likely because this is the last required post for CMPT 376, this is number 26. It’s also partly because I’ve been really busy with several other things over the past few weeks, the most recent being today’s hack day. I’ll have more on that later this week.
A boring little post, I know. I’d rather catch up on some sleep though, I’ll fill you in on the other stuff tomorrow.
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