Tag Archives: Life

Go Greek at Illinois State University

Music :17 I’d say sisterhood, brotherhood, service, opportunity, new experiences, camaraderie, friendship I’d say, lifelong friendship, it’s so much fun, awesome. Joining a Greek organization is an excellent way to be a part of the Illinois State Campus community and find your way at the University. Going Greek is about increasing the value of your… Read More »

The Seven Deadly Sins

Christianity has, traditionally, spoken a lot about sinners. In the fourth century, the Church identified ‘seven deadly sins’: failings of character that were to be particularly condemned and avoided by all righteous people. They were; Pride (being snobbish and boastful) Envy, Wrath (getting very angry), Gluttony (eating too much), Lust (wanting to sleep around), Sloth… Read More »

Our Nation, in Numbers | Steve Ballmer | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue

Translator: Delia Cohen Reviewer: Ellen Maloney I am a numbers guy. Numbers, I love numbers. To some people, numbers are confusing and crazy and not helpful. Just sort of a mess. Maybe even in the worst case in school, numbers were something that you memorized for some purpose, some teacher told you you had to… Read More »

SOCIOLOGY – Émile Durkheim

Émile Durkheim is the philosopher who can best help us to understand why capitalism makes us richer and yet frequently more miserable. He was born in 1858 in the little french town of Épinale near the German border. Before he was forty, Durkheim was appointed to a powerful and prestigious position: as a professor at… Read More »

SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber is one of the philosophers best able to explain to us the peculiar economic system we live within called capitalism. Born Erfurt in Germany in 1864, Weber grew up to see his country convulsed by the dramatic changes of the Industrial Revolution. Cities were exploding in size. Vast companies were forming. A new… Read More »